2532 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 538-9501
Fax: (510) 538-9487
2532 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA, US, 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.
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.
Established in April 1977, they are celebrating their 35th year in business. Offering great food and spirits, a friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere, and ample parking (a real treat on Park Street). McGee's is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike. The grill is open for lunch and dinner daily with a menu that offers something for everyone. They also serve Sunday brunch. Have a Sunday brunch drink like a mimosa or bloody mary made to perfection or maybe a tasty vanilla fizz. And, with full sports coverage, McGee's is a great place to meet and catch your favorite sporting event. They have been voted one of the Top 3 Kid-Friendly Restaurants by Alameda Magazine readers. They are proud to promote that their establishment is a family affair. So, if you are looking for a comfortable place to grab a bite to eat, meet up with friends, or catch a sporting event, McGee's is a great spot for you.
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.
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.
A wholesome meal is what one expects from Father Nature's Hideaway. However, nothing braces one for the sheer fun and great times that await one here. There are happy hour promotions, live music events and a welcoming staff that together ensure that diners have a truly memorable experience. The food portions are big, giving a good value for money. Specializing in comfort food like pastas, burgers and sandwiches, Father Nature's serves The Prospector and Hye Delight- two really amazing sandwiches that leave one craving for more. The children can enjoy a Kids pasta or nibble on Kids Nuggets while grown-ups casually sip their wine. A swell idea for an evening out, dine here for a spectacular time.
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.
Established in 2006 by the Thanos brothers, Mano and Michael, Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge offers visitors a tropical haven on this Californian island of Alameda. Professional bartenders ensure that guests are served only the best. Choose from classic tiki mixes like Painkiller, Banana Mamacow, Fog Cutter, Leilani Volcano and Hurricane, or Forbidden Island originals like China Clipper, Fugu for Two, Neptune’s Garden and the eponymous drink Forbidden Island. If it is your birthday, you can savor an Island Mai Tai, completely on the house!
Brotzeit Lokal is a restaurant and beer-garden and houses over 15 craft beers from Germany! They also house over 10 craft beers from USA and from Belgium. As far as beers are concerned, they always have something new or something special. They also serve brunch, lunch and dinner. Food here has German influence. It is a great place for families as well as friends, to enjoy good food and good beer under the bright Oakland sky and the views of the water.
Located in Montclair Village, Yogofina is a favorite for cooling off on a warm day or just getting a sweet treat any old time. Pick any flavor of frozen yogurt and indulge with their topping bar consisting of over 25 toppings, so you can always get your favorite, or discover a new favorite every time.