Their Favorite Dishes

What’s your go-to Alameda restaurant dish?


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Felicia Jalen: The spicy lobster rolls at Angel Fish are super. My husband and I love going to this restaurant; Taka and his staff are lovely.

Mark Landreth: The crab corndogs and beet and arugula salad at Cinema Grill. My favorite entree is their grilled flatiron steak with garlic-mashed potatoes. It’s so good. I like to order a nice red wine and my movie tickets at dinner, then take the backstage passageway, and my wine, right to my movie theatre. It’s a first-class experience.

Bruce Burtner: The Cambodian stuffed crêpe at Angkor Grill on Park Street. It’s a starter. It’s filled with fresh vegetables, crispy bean sprouts, and tender chicken. It’s light and flavorful.

Bill Delaney: My favorite dish is from Gold Coast Grill. Though everything they serve is excellent, my favorite dish is their halibut. It is as fresh and tasty as it can be. The Greek salad they serve is also fabulous. Again, the ingredients are garden-fresh and the dressing is excellent. They have the incredible ability of combining texture and flavors that always draw me back.

Weezie Mott: I love the invernale salad at Trabocco. It includes frisée, radicchio, endive, walnuts, red grapes, grilled pear, Prosecco vinaigrette, and Gorgonzola cheese. I order it every time I go there.

Jenny Miller: I’ll give a tip of the hat to New Sushi King in the Nob Hill Shopping Center. They have great sushi dinner with lots of fresh maguro at a reasonable price. This restaurant is a largely undiscovered neighborhood gem.

Kathryn McCarthy: My short list, in no special order: 1. Café Jolie: artfully arranged and delicious meat-and-cheese plate (big enough to share) and perfect mushroom and pancetta gnocchi. 2. Asena: My all-time go-to favorite restaurant, besides having the world’s best tiramisu. I love the homemade mushroom ravioli with pancetta and Gorgonzola cream. 3. Angela’s: After recently reopening, I can see myself forming a serious addiction to the Mediterranean chicken. It is light and flavorful with dangerously delicious potatoes.

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