Marc 49 serves up a fresh menu starring a savory cast of Italian-influenced appetizers, bruschette, salads, and paninis to accompany the lengthy list of libations. Pass a plate of the house-marinated mixed olives ($4) or share the meat and cheese plate ($9) among a gaggle of good friends. The fresh-shucked Buckley or Chesapeake oysters ($2 each/$20 per dozen) offer a sensational taste of sea for first dates, second dates, or "does this count as a date?" dates, while the menu's seven salads ($6) promise to fill any mouth with an elegant mélange of greens. Put Marc 49’s wine bar to the test by pairing any of the simple yet flavorful bites with grown-up grape juice, available by the glass ($7+), bottle ($24+), or flight ($11 for three 2 oz. tastes).
Sit back with a burger and fries at Hotsy Totsy Club, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine.
It s easy to find fare you love at Hotsy Totsy Club, though fat levels are anything but low.
Hotsy Totsy Club is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Seating is readily available at Hotsy Totsy Club for those with large parties.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Hotsy Totsy Club is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If preferred, visitors can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Meals at Hotsy Totsy Club are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Win her over on your next dinner date — Wpl J's is an ideal date spot for those who heart Italian cuisine.
If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Wpl J's has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Wpl J's easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for extra special occasions.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Wpl J's' happy hour.
Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor.
Between the music and the crowds, Wpl J's' noise levels can be intense.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Can't get enough of Wpl J's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Dining at Wpl J's will set you back about $30 per person on average.
If you're craving Chinese food, try Walnut Creek's Modern China Cafe.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Modern China Cafe.
Come order a flavorful feast at Modern China Cafe, and sit outside if it's nice!
Get online for free courtesy of Modern China Cafe's wifi.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the bar, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
Modern China Cafe also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
You can also serve food from Modern China Cafe at your next party — the bar offers catering.
The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Modern China Cafe, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Modern China Cafe accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
In 1941, Wilma and Henry Dorsey opened a modest family eatery on the corner of 18th and Market in West Oakland. Over the next four decades, devoted family members transformed the place with a relocation, the addition of a cocktail lounge, and the construction of a beautiful wooden bar. Today, Dorsey family members remain the sole shareholders of a bustling restaurant that celebrates their Texas roots with country-style meals of fried chicken, catfish, gumbo, barbecue ribs, and sweet peach cobbler. A rotating weekly menu makes fresh additions to the slate of hearty, homecooked food with such dishes as chitterlings and smothered steak, while sides of collard greens, yams, and black-eyed peas garnish every dish with Southern panache.
Far more than a mere restaurant, Dorsey's Locker also treats guests to a full bar and lineup of live entertainment. On Sunday nights from 6 p.m until 10 p.m., the restaurant waives a cover charge for live R&B and jazz music. Open mic events each Tuesday show off the hidden talents of friends and neighbors, while Monday, Thursday, and Saturday-night karaoke provides a socially acceptable outlet for singing a love song to a plate of breaded pork chops.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Era Art Bar Lounge.
Era Art Bar Lounge is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
With Era Art Bar Lounge's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Era Art Bar Lounge is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
The restaurant hosts a DJ, and visitors can take to the dance floor as well.
The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Meals at Era Art Bar Lounge are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.