Sunday, February 2, 2014

Penrose

3311 Grand Ave.
444-1649
http://www.penroseoakland.com
By the same owners as Boot and Shoe Service, and located just across the street. Wonderful architecture, great decoration and service, moderately priced food that is generally pretty tasty, a huge bar. The atmosphere is conducive to a fine experience.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Homestead

4029 Piedmont Ave. at 40th St. Way
420-6962
http://homesteadoakland.com
This new place in the old location of Zatis features delightful and delicious food both traditional and inventive. The setting is informal, with an open kitchen, but the food is sophisticated, the service professional. Prices are somewhat high, but worth it.