When a 13-year-old Isadore Fang began washing dishes at a Sunnyvale restaurant called The Bold Knight, he had no way of knowing he would later own the sink where he performed his humble duties. Eventually, the ambitious restaurateur would own multiple establishments, including The Rendezvous in Fremont and Isadore's, his labor of love since 1989.
There—together with his wife and co-owner Laurel—Fang leads a dedicated staff whose attention to detail earned praises in a 2008 article in the Record. Courteous servers top white-clothed tables with fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks alongside traditional Italian pastas. Semiprivate booths let couples share intimate conversations or the complimentary cheese fondue and warm french bread served with every dinner upon request. Between sips of wine from an extensive list, diners can glance toward the elevated stage where live musicians occasionally play. Alternatively, admire hand-painted murals on the walls, one of which depicts the tranquil, seaside village where Leonardo da Vinci invented the olive-oil mister.
Outside the restaurant, the Fangs' emphasis on serving others carries over to charity work: they have been featured on ABC News10 for helping to send food packages to American troops.
Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse doesn’t just incorporate the words “Famous Steakhouse” into its name for show: their institution is a tribute to legendary frontiersman Tahoe Joe, for whom lake Tahoe is named. Stepping into Tahoe Joe’s the first thing you notice is the warm, welcoming atmosphere- the pine beam logs spanning the walls, the century-old photos and sketches of the great American wilderness, and the rich and inviting glow of the enormous fireplace within. Joe’s is the perfect place to unwind from the nuances of living in today’s break-neck-paced technological world. The food at Joe’s complements this atmosphere perfectly: prime-cut, corn-fed USDA beef cut into thick, generously sized steaks that are left to cook over a crackling wood fire.
Are you in the mood for ribs, steak or margaritas? Texas Roadhouse has it covered. Creating perfectly seasoned food in a generous portion, guests feel right at home with these made-from-scratch recipes. Enjoy chicken and fish, ribs and steak; they’re all here at Texas Roadhouse. The Blossom is their signature onion appetizer, fried and served with a delicious Cajun horseradish sauce. Guests won’t get bitten when they try the Rattlesnake Bites, rounds of diced jalapenos and jack cheese for a spicy kick. From time to time, guests will be privy to restaurant entertainment in the form of line dancers and jukebox music. Bring a group or just the family, and stay as long as you like! Get a taste of Texan flavor today at Texas Roadhouse.
If you’ve never been to Outback, you’re missing out. Start your meal off right with the world famous blooming onion, and indulge yourself in all of the deep fried goodness. The menu offers a wide variety of juicy steaks ranging in size and cut, but consider the Alice Springs Chicken for a fresh take on the tastes from the land down under. If you’re feeling thirsty, the full bar has you covered with a vast selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks that can hit the spot no matter what you may be craving. The intimate lighting and natural, wooden décor create a great environment for every occasion from a romantic date to a fun family night out.
Cooks inside the kitchen of George’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill cover plates with tender new york steaks, glazed baby back ribs, and slow-roasted prime rib. In addition to dinner entrees, they char grill burgers and top them with crisp bacon and onions sautéed in bourbon chipotle sauce and build fish sandwiches with beer-battered cod filets for lunch. Servers deliver glasses of wine, beer, and neat pours of milk from the full bar to sip between bites.
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.