Grégoire: A User’s Guide
Fast French Cuisine | Famous Potato Puffs | Fancy Takeout | Monthly Changing Menus
Sandwich: buttermilk-fried chicken with spicy coleslaw
Side: crispy potato puffs
Dessert: bread pudding
Meet the Chef: Grégoire Jacquet brought his sensibility from his home of Versailles and his cooking techniques from an apprenticeship in the kitchen of a four-star restaurant. After jet-setting to the various kitchens of the Ritz-Carlton as an executive sous chef, he settled down to entertain Bay Area taste buds with a constantly updated menu of quick, accessible French favorites.
In the Pantry
Bread from Semifreddi's
Eggs from Glaum Egg Ranch
Dairy from Straus Family Creamery
Sustainably farmed chicken from Petaluma Poultry
There are a handful of seats at the counter (Oakland) or outside (Berkeley), but if you're feeding a group, make it takeout.
The kitchen's small, so call ahead to order takeout if you have time constraints.
While You Wait: Plot what you'll build once you've emptied Gregoire's octagonal takeout boxes, which seem almost too cute and too sturdy to toss in the recycling bin.
One of The Bay Area's 9 Top Takeout Spots, San Francisco Magazine, 2005
Best Takeout, East Bay Express, 2004
Potato puffs named one of San Francisco Magazine's Best 125 Things to Eat, 2003
When to Go: You'll find Gregoire's most beloved dishes and slightly lower prices at lunch.
Cornichon: French for "gherkin," these small, tart pickles traditionally accompany pâté and other French dishes.
Croque-monsieur: Originating in French cafés, this pressed sandwich is filled with ham, gruyère, and béchamel. (A fried egg turns it into a croque-madame.)
Relax and savor Crepevine's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Crepevine.
Crepevine guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Crepevine — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Crepevine, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Through their catering service, Crepevine can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Or, take your food to-go.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Prices at Crepevine typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Head to A Cote, a local Mediterranean restaurant, for good times and good eats.
Those watching what they eat can still enjoy A Cote's menu, which features a number of healthy and low-fat items.
At A Cote, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use.
A Cote's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in A Cote for catering.
A Cote patrons can find street parking at the College Ave location.
A meal at A Cote will typically set you back about $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at A Cote, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
A Lakeshore delight, Crepes a Coco French Crepe House offers addictive creperie options in the city of Oakland.
None of the fare at Crepes a Coco French Crepe House is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here.
The dress code is strictly casual at Crepes a Coco French Crepe House, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Street parking is plentiful near Crepes a Coco French Crepe House. On busier nights, a garage is also available.
A meal at Crepes a Coco French Crepe House will typically set you back about $30.
Executive chef Vanessa Dang follows up her first blockbuster of French-inspired Vietnamese dishes with this intimate sequel promising elegant small-plate options and explosive flavors. The menu pokes sleepy taste buds with shareable small plates such as maple-leaf duck-confit lettuce wraps ($9) and tuna-and-salmon poke with ginger, avocado, mango, and cucumber-and-tomato salsa ($9). Full-sized entrees combine intercontinental palates with mouth-warping orders of cumin-marinated jumbo prawns and garlic noodles ($16) or a rack of lamb marinated with Dijon-mustard peppercorn in a Bing-cherry reduction ($25). Fill out abridged meals with a glass from the saga-worthy, 150-bottle wine list or a sweet-tooth-regaling Fuji-apple-and-coconut egg roll ($8).
La Note Restaurant Provencal offers French fare par excellence.
La Note Restaurant Provencal offers great gluten-free alternatives to fan favorites.
Be sure to complete your meal at La Note Restaurant Provencal with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Got kids? No problem at La Note Restaurant Provencal! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
La Note Restaurant Provencal's private rooms are a great venue to host any occasion.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at La Note Restaurant Provencal.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at La Note Restaurant Provencal — attire is casual.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of La Note Restaurant Provencal to your next party or event.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
At La Note Restaurant Provencal, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Prices at La Note Restaurant Provencal typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.