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East Bay Restaurants
Berkeley/Oakland

A Cote, College, Rockridge classy wine bar
***Ajanta, 1888 Solano Avenue, Berkeley 510.526.4737
Asmara Restaurant Oakland 547-5100
Battambang 850 Broadway 839-8815
**Bay Wolf, 3853 Piedmont. 655-6004.
Blue Nile Berkeley 540-6777
Bucci's Emeryville 547-4725
Cafe at Chez Panisse. 548-5049
Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique Oakland 547-4520
Cafe Grace Berkeley 842-2409
Cafe Rouge 1782 Fourth St 525-1440
Cambodiana's, 2156 University. 843-4630
** Cha Am 848-9664
Christophers Nothing Fancy Albany 526-1185
Citron 5484 College Avenue 653-5484 evenings
Cugini wood-fired pizza 558-9000
Ginger Island Berkeley 849-0526
High Tech Burrito Solano 527 7222
il Rosticcere 548 3936
Kathmandu 1410 Solano 526-3222 5:30-10:00 daily reserveKirala Berkeley 549-3486
** Lalime's 1329 Gilman 527 9838 dinner www.lalimes.com
**Liaison, Shattuck & Hearst bistro, fun, a little pricey
longlife nooddle company & jook joint, 2261 shattuck, 548 8083 open daily 11:30 - 10:00
**Mangia Mangia 526-9700 755 San Pablo closed mondays
**Mazzini, 2826 telegraph 848 5599, 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10:30 every day
Nizza la Bella 526 2552 5:30 pm every day but Monday
Norikonoko 548-1274
***O Chame Berkeley 841-8783
Oliveto, 5655 College. 547-5356.
Pyramid Breweries 527-9090
*Renee's Place 1477 Solano Ave Albany, CA (510) 525-2330
Ristorante Salute 1900 Esplanade Richmond 215-0803 Mon-Sat 11-11
Rivoli 526-2542 Solano at Peralta 5:30-10:00
***Soizic, 300 Broadway & Third , Oakland. 510 251-8100 closed mondays
Spettro, 465 8320 Oakland
Tachibana College Avenue/Rockridge 654 3668
Thornhill Cafe 5761 Thornhill Drive Oakland 339-0646
Townhouse, 5862 Doyle Street, Emeryville 510 562 6151 Lunch Mon-Fri
Toyo 843-3768
Venezia 1799 University 849-4681

New:

? cafe orleans, 2520 durant, 548-2727 11:30-10 pm Tuesda-Sunday
? la bayou, 3278 adeline at alcatraz, 594-9302 10am -7 tues-thurs, 10-7 saturday.


Marin Restaurants

Sausalito
Avatar -- "Marindian" cuisine. Try a Punjabi Caribbean jerk chicken tostada. Noisy, snack-bar ambiance. Innovative dishes. Great flavors. $6-$12.

Tommy's Wok -- Contemporary Chinese fare. Sometimes overcrowded. Walking distance. Pricey for Chinese -- $8$10. 3001 Bridgeway. 332-5818.

Kitti's Place -- Pad Thai, chicken enchiladas, pasta, sandwiches. Lunch $5-$7. Experienced chef, great flavors. Clean, friendly lunch spot. No atmosphere. Across Bridgeway at 3001. 331-0390.

Caruso's -- in the Sausalito Marina -- funky bait store-fish market-snack bar. Sit outside while enjoying your calamari burger. $5.

Mill Valley
Piatti -- on the west side of 101 near Seminary (just north of Sausalito). 625 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley. Italian restaurant facing lagoon. Pizza, pasta, grilled items. Extensive menu. Jerry Garcia ate his last meal here. Walk next door to look at the Ferraris after lunch.380 2525

Piazza D'Angelo 22 Miller Mill Valley Charming upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of Mill Valley. 388-2000

Mountain Home Inn -- past the Muir Woods turnoff at 810 Panoramic. Stunning views back to the Bay from the slopes of Mt. Tam. Deck. Snacks and light meals. Mon-Fri lunch & dinner, Sat-Sun brunch & dinner. Closed Mondays November thru April. 381-9000.

Corte Madera
Il Fornaio Cucina Italiano. Delightful ristorante, the mothership of the Il Fornaio chain. Corte Madera 927-4400

Larkspur
Left Bank, Magnolia, Larkspur. Formidable. Roland Passot's bistro evokes memories of the French countryside. Fantastic food more than makes up for occasional lapses in service. 927 3331

Lark Creek Inn, 234 Magnolia, Larkspur. Chef Bradley Ogden's upscale California cuisine experience. In good weather, ask for a table outside by the creek.924-7766.

Fabrizio, Magnolia, Larkspur. Very pleasant neighborhood Italian. A bit noisy.

Tiburon
Guaymas, 5 Main. 435-6300. Innovative Mexican.
Tutto Mare. Main, Italian seafood

San Anselmo
Bubba's Diner, 566 San Anselmo. 459-6862. Gotta try this. American all the way. Breakfast, lunch & dinner every day but Tuesday.

San Rafael
Cafe Monet, 100 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael 94903 415/499-8668
Striking salads, innovative lunches, bistro ambiance.


Pensinsula Restaurants

***Zibibbo 20, 21, 18, $36
430 Kipling St. (bet. Lytton & University Aves.), Palo Alto, CA,
94301-1529 (650) 328-6722

**Evvia 24, 23, 21, $37
 420 Emerson St. (bet. Lytton & University Aves.), Palo Alto, CA,
94301-1604 (650) 326-0983
 For "Greek food raised to an art form", try this "taverna-like" Palo
Alto spot with "wonderful" "nouvelle Hellenistic" cuisine; throw in
"transporting decor" and it becomes a "feast for the senses"; the only
complaint is that it's one of the "toughest reservations" in the area
to score.

  Flea St. Cafe 22, 19, 21, $35
3607 Alameda de las Pulgas (Avy St.), Menlo Park, CA, 94025-6213
(650) 854-1226
 "Marvelous" Menlo Park New American offering "cleverly prepared" food
made with "fresh ingredients" and served by a "personable" staff; a
recently redecorated dining room (relax, it's still like "eating at
home"), and new chef Mark Stark may make Flea fans jump even higher.

**Viognier 25, 22, 21, $43
 222 E. Fourth Ave. (bet. B St. & Ellsworth Ave.), San Mateo, CA,
94401-4079 (650) 685-3727
 "A food lover's restaurant", this San Mateo Med (located upstairs
from Draeger's "super supermarket") is "one of the few worth a trip
down 101"; while star chef Gary Danko is now at his own spot in SF,
his legacy lives on in the "imaginative, delicious" cuisine; with its
"wonderfully spacious" dining room, "friendly service" and "good wine
list", it's "a repeater."

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Amber India
2290 W. El Camino Real #9
(between Rengstroff and Ortega aves.)
Mountain View, CA
(650) 968-7511

Bistro Elan
448 California Ave.
(between El Camino Real and Ash)
Palo Alto
(650) 327-0284
California, French
Culinary creativity rules at this four-year-old Palo Alto bistro with sparkling ambience that makes you feel French.

Blue Chalk Cafe
630 Ramona St.
(between Hamilton and Forest)
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 326-1020
Southern, Cajun/Creole
Play pool and sample imaginative southern comforts at a unique and fun restaurant/hangout.

Caffe Riace
200 Sheridan Ave.
(at Park)
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 328-0407
Italian
A pleasant Italian eatery with outdoor seating and simple but very satisfying food.

Crescent Park
546 University Ave.
(between Webster and Cowper)
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 326-0111Mediterranean
South Bay residents welcome this Mediterranean establishment to their neck of the woods.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (Palo Alto)
640 Emerson St.
(between Forest and Hamilton)
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-7723
California
Fresh beer and good food attract Stanford folks and professionals to this spot in tony downtown

**L'Amie Donia
530 Bryant St.
(at University)
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-7614
French, Bistro
The Palo Alto bistro has won an ardent cult following among well-heeled Stanford intellectuals and those homesick for the foods of France. Dinner only.


San Francisco Restaurants

Rose Pistola 532 Columbus 415 339 0499 = 5/01, overpriced, disappointing now
Farallon, 40 Post, 956-6969
Rubicon, 558 Sacramento, 434-4100.
Silks, Mandarin Oriental.. California cooking iwth Asian accents. 986-2020.

**Bizou, 598 Fourth (Brannan) lun weekdays 415 543-2222
**Hawthorne Lane, 22 Hawthorne. 777-9779 $$$
Crustacean California & Polk 776-2722
Fringale 570 Fourth. bistro 543-0573
Helmand 362-0641
Sol y Luna 296-8191

Favorites
***La Folie, 2316 Polk St. Roland and Jamie Passot. Magnifique. 776-5577
**Zuni, 1658 Market.552-2522.
**Moose's 989-7800
Greens 771-6222.
Il Fornaio 986-0100.
Kyo-Ya, Palace Hotel, 546-5090.
Ristorante Ecco South Park 495-3291 cozy
Pan Pacific Grill 771-8600
South Park Cafe, 108 South Park. 495-7275.
Tommy Toy, 655 Montgomery. 397-4888.
Cypress Club, 500 Jackson. 296-8555.
Fog City Diner, 1300 Battery. 982-20200
Fleur de Lys, 777 Sutter. Hubert Keller. Expensive, marvellous French. 673-7779.
Boulevard lunch & dinner daily 415 543-6084

Millenium [veggies], 246 McAllister, 487-9800. Tues.-Sun. till 10pm.

More Italian...
Pazzia, 3rd betw Folsom & Harrison
  authentic pizzeria-girarrosto
  cheap & informal
  512-1693 same block as Max's
Laghi, 1801 Clement. Mama-papa trattoria. 386-6266.
Buca Giovanni, 800 Greenwich. Rabbit. 776-7766.
Palio d'Asti, 640 Sacramento. Yummy. 395-9800.
Armani Cafe, One Grant. lunch daily 415 677-9010

Expensive
Sherman House 2160 Green (Fillmore/Washington) 563-3600
 tres chere Discovery Menu $65
PlumpJack Cafe, 3127 Fillmore. 563-4755.
Masa's 989-7154
Ritz-Carlton Dining Room, 296-7465


Bay Area Restaurants

Wine Country Restaurants

Sonoma
Eastside Oyster Bar and Grill, 133 E. Napa St. 707 939-1266.

Sonoma Valley
Brava Terace, 3010 N St Helena Hwy, St Helena. Fred Halpert. Provencal. 707 963-9300
Cafe Citti, Kenwood. Tuscan. 707 833-2690.
Chateau Souverain, Geyserville. 707 433-3141.

Napa Valley
Bistro Don Giovanni, 4110 St Helena Hwy (former Table 29 location) 707 224-3300
Catahoula, Calistoga. 707 942-2275. Jan Birnbaum. Cajun. Rooster gumbo! Boar sausage!
The French Laundry, 6640 Washington, Yountville. 707 944-2380.
Mustards Grill. Cindy Pawlcyn. Great food at reasonable prices. 707 944-2424
Stars Oakville Cafe. 707 944-8905.
Tra Vigne, St Helena. Think Italian garden. 707 963-4444.

Terra, Italian, 1345 Railroad Ave., St. Helena 707-963-8931

Domaine Chandon, 1 California Dr., Yountville 707-944-2892

Trilogy, French (Classic), 1234 Main St., , St. Helena 707-963-5507

Further North
Boonville Hotel, Boonville, 707 895-2210
Willowside, 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa. 707 523-4814.

Monterey Restaurants

Carmel
Rio Grill 408 625-5436
Robert Kincaid's Bistro, Crossroads Shopping Center. "A must." Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon-Sat. 624-9626
California Thai, San Carlos and Fourth. Dinner. 622-1160
Flying Fish Grill, Mission. Clay pot cookery. 625-1962
Avenue, Ocean at Lincoln. Lunch and dinner daily. 624-4395
Restaurant at Mission Ranch, 26270 Dolores (near Rio Road and Mission), Sat lunch, dinner nightly. 625-9040.
Roy's at Pebble Beach, Inn at Spanish Bay. Glamorous. open every day/every meal. 647-7423

Pacific Grove
Joe Rombi's La Mia Cucina, 208 17th. Elegant, reasonable. Dinner wed-sun. 373-2417

Monterey
Montrio, 414 Calle Principal. Good for lunch. Mon-Sat lunch & dinner, Sun dinner. 648-8880
Monterey Fish House, 2114 Del Monte. basic, casual. lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. 373-4647

Other Areas

The Baltic, Pt Richmond
 deck, nice atmo

Bridges, Danville 820-7200
 44 Church lunch Saturday

Blackhawk Grille 736-4295
 lunch daily




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