Steakhouses in Antioch

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Stanford's Restaurant & Bar stays close to home, even as it explores and combines the diverse flavors of the U.S.. Its chefs purchase as many ingredients as possible from local farmers. The results: dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken with country sausage gravy and honey mustard glaze, and walnut crusted brie with house-made seasonal preserves. As for their combinations, the chefs don't believe land and sea need to remain separate?just look at their prime rib and grilled salmon with parmesan garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Dave's horseradish sauce. Both surf and turf tend to spend a lot of time together atop the kitchen's wood-fired grill, too, soaking up the smokey flavor of the smoldering logs while coming to realize there aren't so many differences between them after all.

1300 South Main Street
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Teppanyaki chefs twirl their knives and ignite towers of flame while cooking meals tableside inside Hana Japan Steak & Seafood. They slice new york steaks, chicken, and salmon and toss scallops onto the grill alongside chopped veggies and mounds of rice, all without ruffling their tomato-red toques. Each hibachi dinner comes with a shrimp appetizer, a bowl of soup, and a salad with organic Hana dressing imported from Japan.

7298 San Ramon Rd
Dublin,
CA
US

Imagine Affairs revitalizes the classic murder-mystery template with current-day touches: Scenarios reference the modern nightclub in which the audience and actors gather, and cases are cracked by CSI-style cops, not Holmesian detectives or omniscient robots. Meanwhile, the actors leaven the dire situation with doses of improv comedy and audience interaction, which lets guests become as entangled in plot twists as they want.

5104 Hopyard Rd
Pleasanton,
CA
US

Handcrafted wood beams and nautical artifacts adorn the room; outside, San Francisco Bay stretches off into the distance. It's almost enough to make you forget you're on land?and in Horatio's dining room. The waterfront restaurant describes itself as a tribute to "the romance and brilliance of the Royal Navy of some 200 years ago," and small touches, such as steering-wheel chandeliers and rustic ship's rigging, add to the space's timeless charm.

That classic atmosphere carries over into the menu as well. Here, diners find a selection of top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, and pasta dishes, all featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Options include rock-salt roasted prime rib, and seafood specialties such as etouffee?a chantey-like medley of prawns, mussels, scallops, clams, and andouille sausage served over cheese grits. Bites pair with sips of California wine, or specialty cocktails crafted with house-made syrups and fresh fruit and herbs.

60 Monarch Bay Dr.
San Leandro,
CA
US

As a youngster, Latif Lamnaouar learned classic Moroccan dishes by watching and helping his mother in the kitchen. After moving to America, the homesick Latif started cooking those meals himself, a process that reduced his homesickness and propelled his culinary aspirations. He now crafts Moroccan specialties at Lateeva's Cafe, from veggie sandwiches with eggplant and split pea hummus spread to lemon chicken paninis with pesto and spinach.

Before noon, Latif assembles plenty of breakfast treats, too, including wraps chock-full of eggs, hash browns, salsa, and a choice of turkey sausage or turkey bacon. Complement feasts with coffee drinks or the apple juice, strawberry, and tamarind blend of the Road to Casablanca smoothie, named for its resemblance to Humphrey Bogart's naturally fruity scent.

333 Thomas L Berkley Way
Oakland,
CA
US

If you’re looking for classic American dining, Kincaid’s will not disappoint. They serve all-time favorites like oysters on the half shell, lobster, grilled sirloin steak or ribeye, and Alaskan Cod. Their signature dish is the prime rib, which is slow roasted under rock salt, giving it the perfect crust. Come in for a casual brunch or bring guests to their more formal dinner. Kincaid’s offers two dinner hours each evening where they serve delicious, but very different items. Your tasty meal can be accompanied by a favorite wine, cocktail or beer. They serve up about 30 red and white wines by the glass. Kincaid’s has three locations in California, one in Phoenix, one in Honolulu, and two in Minnesota, but they’re expanding so be sure to check their website to see if there’s a Kincaid’s in your neighborhood. You’ll love their Rewards Program, valet parking, and enjoy the best food in town.

1 Franklin St.
Oakland,
CA
US