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Perle Wine Bar & Bistro Is Upscale, Refined, and Defined

A Montclair newcomer pays gracious attention to detail and delivers well-executed Cal-French flavors.

Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.

Chick’n Rice Specializes in Khao Mun Gai

Four Cal grads bring an easy Thai concept to Berkeley.

The Nutty American Stars Walnut and Rye

Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.

Paradise Park Cafe Puts Twang Into Pumpkins for Fall

A North Oakland neighborhood cafe uses pumpkins in ice cream burritos and savory tacos with slaw, sweet potato, and corn.

Nosh Box: Sports Boost Slices and Pies

The only question is: What kind of pizza are you in the mood for?

Lungomare Gets Ital-Cal Cuisine Right

Chris Pastena in partnership with chef Craig DiFonzo put a hotel restaurant into a league of its own with locally sourced, market-driven ingredients.

Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.

Little Star Heads to Park Street

The Star on Park is Little Star’s first foray into Alameda.

A Hot Commodity

Lauded by Redfin, Bushrod beckons with intriguing diversions.