When Skates on the Bay says its seating is on the water, it really means it. The restaurant juts out from the shore and extends on stilts into the bay, its floor-to-ceiling windows framing a landscape of sun, sea, and sailboats gracefully toward the marina or away from sea monsters' mouths.
Naturally, Skates' chefs specialize in local seafood. Alongside classics such as fresh oysters on the half shell and chowder made with Pacific Northwest clams, the chefs get creative. Here, for instance, nigiri might mean Applewood-perfumed scallops with smoked sea salt, or flame-charred halibut with shredded daikon. The menu also includes land-based options, such as char-grilled pork chops stuffed with Bing cherries and wild mushroom and grilled filet medallions oscar style, served with asparagus and crab with b?arnaise sauce
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.
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.
The walls at Currylicious exude the same orange and yellow hues as saffron and turmeric, which flavor its traditional Indian dishes. Appetizers include hearty veggie samosas and the kachumar salad, an intermingling of fresh garden veggies, herbs, and lime juice. Entrees such as chicken shahi korma and lamb karahi cool down spice with infusions of yogurt sauce and side helpings of naan. During pleasant weather, diners can sit outside, where they take in Oakland’s scenic landscape, or season their meals with crushed sunshine.
Fresh fare can be found at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Plan to indulge a bit at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Don't go thirsty during dinner! The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. For your next big bash, consider hosting at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. On warmer days, take advantage of The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill's outdoor seating.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Catering services are also available.
Ample parking is available — the nearby lot is open to diners, as is valet, if preferred. For those who choose to find their own space, street parking is also an option.
Expect your bill at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill to come in at around $30 per person. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Dive into new and innovative seafood dishes at Marica Seafood Restaurant. Marica Seafood Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Don't go without drinks at dinner — Marica Seafood Restaurant is BYOB, so make sure to grab a bottle of your own for the table. Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Marica Seafood Restaurant, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. Put the suit away when heading to Marica Seafood Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. You can also serve food from Marica Seafood Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.