A native of Paris, Executive Chef Christian Nam-Hee sharpened his knife skills and his palate at l'Ecole de Paris des M?tiers de la Table. Today he lets his know-how blossom and wander in the kitchen of Bijou Restaurant & Bar, blending the culinary traditions of his homeland with the flavors found in northern California's seasonal organic ingredients. From his pans and cutting boards spring forth sweet-potato frites, quail stuffed with napa cabbage, and other dishes that embody the menu's inventive fusion spirit. To complement such an aesthetically poignant dining experience, the space itself?designed by DesignPlus's Pia Thomas?remains sleek and focused. The centerpiece is the bar, which glows a dreamy, iridescent amber that's complemented by ring chandeliers and absorbed by Italian leather chairs, a lounge area's plush velvet cushions, and tabletop black holes.
At ME Restaurant and Lounge, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
ME Restaurant and Lounge features a full bar with beer, craft cocktails and wine.
ME Restaurant and Lounge can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
The restaurant also features a DJ, and guests are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
ME Restaurant and Lounge's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Fresh fare can be found at Dino's Restaurant, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Dino's Restaurant.
Kick back, relax and watch the game on Dino's Restaurant's TV.
Dino's Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Musical groups perform live at Dino's Restaurant, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the bar's reservations.
Dino's Restaurant is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Catering services are also available.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go.
The lot adjacent to Dino's Restaurant provides free parking for diners.
An average meal at Dino's Restaurant will set you back about $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Marina Lounge and Grill.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Marina Lounge and Grill for healthy, innovative eats.
Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Marina Lounge and Grill.
Marina Lounge and Grill is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Marina Lounge and Grill.
Live tunes and a dance floor will keep you coming back for more.
The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Marina Lounge and Grill also offers catering.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Diners at Marina Lounge and Grill will love the free parking nearby.
Marina Lounge and Grill makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable.
At Lemon Tree Inn, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Lemon Tree Inn for healthy, innovative eats.
Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Lemon Tree Inn.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Lemon Tree Inn.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Lemon Tree Inn's patio.
Lemon Tree Inn frequently features a DJ or live music.
Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment.
You'll also catch a live DJ spinning at Lemon Tree Inn some evenings.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Lemon Tree Inn's busiest days.
Lemon Tree Inn is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Lemon Tree Inn for catering.
Guests take to street parking at Lemon Tree Inn's Santa Clara Ave spot.
When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Lemon Tree Inn.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Forbidden Island, a down-home barbecue joint in Alameda.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Forbidden Island for easy seating.
Forbidden Island provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Bring your furry friend to the bar — Forbidden Island allows dogs to dine, too.
The bar can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Forbidden Island, known for its laid-back ambience.
Free parking is available right next door.
You won't break the bank at Forbidden Island, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.