Max & Sam's Bar & Grill carries on a classic neighborhood-chophouse tradition with hand-cut steaks and seafood served within dark-wood-paneled walls built in 1924 and brushed against by the likes of Al Capone, Marilyn Monroe, and Joe DiMaggio. Under the gaze of jazz-age crooners swirled onto framed canvases, soaking up aromatic inspiration for their next musical meditation on cheese grits, the five-course meal kicks off its culinary set list with parmesan-crusted beef tips or calamari. Bowls of the chef's french-onion or soup du jour, depending on whether jour is in season, set the scene for a simple house salad of mixed greens and veggies.
Serving old world flavors with a new savory twist since 2005, BellaBrava puts the customers’ palettes first. Having been named the Best Restaurant in the Bay Area, BellaBrava has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the restaurant does so with ease. Lunch delicacies such as Housemade Ricotta leave guests feeling satisfied. Dinner favorites like the Honey Rosemary Glazed Salmon provide sweet yet savory flavors. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available and are noted on the menu. Perhaps a swig of something simply delightful is required, so guests should order one of BellaBrava’s creative cocktails. The Europa, Bellini or the Aviation Cocktail should do the trick. They are open for lunch Monday through Saturday and the same for dinner, with the addition of Sunday hours. Reservations are accepted. Takeout is available as well.
Let them take you to downtown Tokyo at Hiro’s Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. The decor at Hiro’s is modern with its clean lines, exposed pipes, and red and white accents. The food at Hiro’s reflects its style. It’s fresh, enticing, and innovative. The menu includes dishes like seasoned baby octopus, seared steak with ponzu sauce, and the Jump Up and Kiss Me. Join them for lunch or dinner and enjoy an array of options from the kitchen and from the sushi bar. And, don’t worry if you’re a sushi beginner! The servers and chefs here are more than happy to help you out. Be sure to check out their late night special menu!
Owned in part by former Heat star Matt Geiger, Courtside Grille reflects its dedication to sports with its distinctive logo: four sleek, intersecting streaks forming a stylized basketball. The crest can be found in every area of the restaurant, whether glowing white against the brick walls, or hanging over the bar as a light fixture. In the dining room, guests share piping-hot flatbreads and bites of burgers, pork chops, or Caribbean-style glazed salmon while betting their antique spoon collections on sports games broadcast on the 24 TVs.
Burgers and shepherd's pie. Those are just of the specialties at Durty's that reel in diners at lunch, dinner, and late-night meal grabs. But equally engrossing as what's on your table is what's happening around it. The bar hosts a slew of activities throughout the week, including karaoke, live music, and trivia night, where patrons answer fun questions such as "Why do we exist?" There's also plenty of everyday entertainment with pool, darts, and sports on the big-screen TVs.
Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill sprang from humble beginnings. What started in 1992 as a concrete-block space with 75 seats has since grown into a two-story establishment whose sprawling indoor and outdoor seating areas encompass almost two city blocks. Like the growth of the business, the bar and grill's building materials reflect input from the surrounding community: the wood flooring was compiled from area gymnasiums, and the walls are paneled with hardwood from the old All Children's Hospital.
Owner Mark Ferguson continues to fuel his success with more than 70 TVs, classic bar eats, and a calendar filled with live-music and trivia nights. In addition to fans, the restaurant has been known to serve renowned politicians and?according to the Tampa Bay Times?Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Perhaps the duo chose the eatery for its paparazzi-curbing underground tunnel, which leads beneath 1st Avenue South to the stadium.