(415) 771-6222 • greensrestaurant.com
Greens is one of those restaurants that is renowned for a reason: consistently delicious food with continual innovation reflected in their menu, a beautiful setting on the water, an elegant dining room and excellent service. Fresh farm to table vegetarian fare never ceases to delight the most discriminating diner. And the coup de grace? Ample parking!
(510) 526-2542 • rivolirestaurant.com
Rivoli is the crown jewel of Berkeley’s Solano Avenue, with elegant food that matches its lovely décor. A quaint little bar seats about six in the front, and the dining room highlight is the lovely back garden area. Offerings range from steak frites to trout with quinoa, portions are generous, and wine list is ample with knowledgeable servers.
Flea Street Cafe
(650) 854-1226 • cooleats.com
Since 1980, Flea Street has been favored by much of Silicon Valley for its delicious NorCal cuisine. Before sustainability and farm-to-table were common, the restaurant was practicing both because, they say, it means wonderful food and a good business model. A contemporary, sophisticated ambiance is a great stage for their Pacific seafood and locally-sourced meats. A unique community service project, Meals of Gratitude was started when the pandemic hit, initially for frontline healthcare workers and then also for firefighters and evacuees of the wildfires.
(415) 454-8080 • ildavide.net
Serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, this innovative Italian restaurant is the place for refined Italian cuisine prepared with flair. Menu includes fish (halibut, trout, sole), creative salads, beautifully plated steak and chicken. Service is of prime importance to owner David Haydon, who also offers great lunch specials.