2532 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 538-9501
Fax: (510) 538-9487
Bars & Cafes
The classy restaurant and bar Bijou invites you to experience chef Christian Nam-Hee's refined take on the French and Californian cuisines. The decor here matches any upscale restaurant you would come across, accented by unique glittering crystal chandeliers and cozy leather sofas. You can also sit outside on the large patio which can seat up to 30 guests at at time. Book a table here to relish on small plate dishes like Steamed Mussels, spicy Sautéed Shrimp and Beef Tartar, which the chef specializes in. Those with a hearty appetite, can go for the more elaborate Scallops Au Deux Pommes, Grilled Filet Mignon and Grilled Duck Breast. However, may sure you keep space for the dessert specialties like Nougat Glacée, and Creme Brulee. And that's not all, as Bijou also offers variety of classic and creative cocktails churned out by the expert mixologists using seasonal and locally sourced beverages and ingredients. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Ricky's is the place to be on game night. No matter is your game of choice is the NFL, MBL, Formula One or any other, their multiple screens ensure you don't miss a single second. Raiders fans will certainly recognize the name as one of the best places to hang out, have a drink and connect with fellow fans in a lively, fun atmosphere. The bar has bee around since 1946 and has its fair share of regulars as well as tourists and day trippers stopping by to check out the electric atmosphere. Don't miss out on trying their famous sandwiches names after Hall of Famers like Jim Otto, Willie Brown and Jack Tatum. The menu is quite extensive with plenty to choose from. A good place to stop by for an evening out with friends, or even make new ones.
Located inside the Days Hotel where near the Oakland Coliseum, Jolly Rogers is a typical American restaurant which serves steaks and barbecue. Prime Rib is the restaurant specialty made from Angus and roasted slowly with vegetables. Aside from, there is also a full bar inside the restaurant.
Ale Industries started out as a small-time craft brewery in Concord, CA, however, it soon grew popular and eventually had to move into a bigger brewing space, on 10th Street in Oakland. Offering refreshing draft beers, that are now brewed on site, the place churns is equipped to produce around 20,000 barrels of beer every year! Covering an area of over 6000 square feet (560 square meters), the Fruitvale establishment also includes a taproom which can host up to 100 visitors. Open for tours between Fridays to Sundays, Ale Industries serves brews created without any use of fossil fuels, definitely worth a decko.
A hidden gem, due to its blink and miss location, Luna Loca is a good Mexican restaurant to satiate the appetite. Serving tacos, chimichanga and burritos with love, it has managed to earn a loyal patronage among the locals who are addicted to its food. The restaurant provides a cheerful place for diners to relax and have a great time with their loved ones. There are regular parties too, to add to the fun. The prices are affordable, though the many promotions make it even more so. Try the Chicken 63 or the Carne Verde or the tantalizing Chicken Picado which are special favorites.
Located over Park Street Bridge, Gold Coast Grill gave Alameda its first taste of Greek cuisine. An extremely cozy restaurant, it gives you the opportunity to sample some mouthwatering delicacies nightly. Dishes like the roasted rack of lamb and veal medallions in champagne sauce are hugely popular, and deservedly so. If you're in the mood for seafood, the pan-roasted Alaskan halibut and grilled Atlantic salmon with caper vinaigrette are also delicious. A wonderful wine list is also on offer.
A popular restaurant striking the correct notes with locals on grounds of delicious food, fine service and heavenly drinks, Esin restaurant has emerged as a neighborhood favorite. It serves contemporary American meals with a determination to impress- and impress it does, as is seen by the number of footfalls that it earns during peak hours. The All Natural Pork Meatballs, Sonoma Duck Leg Confit and Braised Natural Lamb Shank are worth a mention. Ideal for lazy lunches, Esin is a must visit if one is ever in the area. Do not miss out on their desserts, which are a treat for the sugar-deprived.
American Oak, located on Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda, CA, is a fantastic dining destination, for whiskey-lovers. The establishment boasts of a library of over 120 different whiskeys from local and international regions - if you're a spirits connoisseur, this place is for you. The Downtown space also doles out an eclectic fare that focuses on classic 'Merican comfort food - expect lots of burgers, steaks and sandwiches, to name a few. Dishes such as fried chicken, grilled hangar steak and shrimp and grits, to name a few can be found here. The service is great and the prices are comparable; definitely worth a try, this one!
This cash only hangout is a great place to mingle with the locals. On any given night, the crowd can be primarily bikers and their lady friends or mixed in with some hippies, soccer moms and dads and local college kids. The staff is friendly both in attitude and in pours and the jukebox is always ready to go. On the weekends, expect a live band and a bit more of a crowd.
Eddie Papa's American Hangout promises to serve a wholesome American fare in food and drinks to you and your family, and delivers it in style. The restaurant's menu features a large variety of regional delicacies, that encompasses the diverse cuisines found across the country. So, be prepared to choose from dishes like South Texas nachos, Beverly Hills BBQ Chicken Chop, New England Clam Chowder soup, Seattle Seafood, Louie Salad, Hawaiian Fish Tacos and many others. A unique concept indeed! Make your visit to this hangout a memorable one by indulging in one of their entrees like Texas Chicken Fried Steak, Alaskan Fish and Chips, and New Orleans Crayfish Jambalaya. Options are also available for those on gluten-free as well as vegetarian diet. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
The Mojo Lounge is nice place to unwind with friends over cool beer and good music. From live bands, karaoke and DJs, this place is always buzzing with entertainment. Take a sip of dogfish head, red rocket ale or racer 5 to enjoy the happy hours. And for your hunger pangs, snack on fries, sandwiches and burgers.
Bellanico, is a friendly and easygoing restaurant serving good quality Italian meals at reasonable prices. The most popular items on their menu are the Seared Berkshire Pork Belly, Casunzei ravioli, Argula and Treviso Radicchio and Hand Crafted Burrata. The restaurant is well known for its food, though its casual ambience also aids in a pleasant time, with friends or close ones. The staff is professional and pleasing, meeting every need and attending to the guests. Service is top-notch too. The wine list is another good reason to dine here.