Pikanha's Brazilian Steak House transports the traditions, culture, and food of Southern Brazil to the Bay area. Here, picanha?a cut of beef typically served grilled or roasted?joins kabob, sausage, roasted pork, top sirloin, and other savory morsels in making up the restaurant's rodizio and buffet selections. Both dining styles showcase the flavor of each meat, which the restaurant draws out with slow-cooking methods on special grills. To balance out the meal, order a glass of wine, a fruit juice spiked with rum, or a seesaw and another meal.
For traditional Brazilian cooking in Oakland's Old City district, try Rio California. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Rio California. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Rio California's al fresco patio seating.
If it's more of a Netflix night, Rio California lets you get your food via delivery or take out.
Patrons looking for a safe place to leave their car will find garage parking readily available.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Rio California.
Paper-thin slices of wagyu beef sizzling over hot stones. The aroma of filet mignon and lobster tail earning their stripes on the grill. Majestically assembled plates of maki and nigiri sushi made with fresh fish. The sushi masters and hibachi chefs at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse create a multisensory experience for guests to enjoy amidst the dining room’s blonde wood accents, sharp angles, and cosmopolitan atmosphere, perfect for nibbling on morsels of marbled tuna nigiri and sipping on craft cocktails.
The restaurant’s steak dinners consist of Nebraskan USDA prime beef carved into such high-end cuts as filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, or the shape of the Monopoly man. Whole fried striped bass and sautéed lobster tails present the fresh, delicate flavors of the ocean, while seasonal veggies and wild mushrooms decorate plates with the colorful bounty of the land.
The Buggy Whip shuttles diners back in history to an era when meat and potatoes ruled the roost at dinnertime. Open since 1958, the family-owned steak house brims with more vintage ambiance than the century-old wine corks that form the Statue of Liberty. Customers’ knives liberate savory juices from rib eyes as forks dive into dishes of sizzling scampi and herbed scallops. At lunch, diners can savor hearty broiled sirloins stuffed with sautéed mushrooms and peppers or lighter plates flanked with cottage cheese and tomatoes. In addition to serving steaks, seafood, and potables in the dining room seven days a week, the restaurant accommodates groups by building banquet spreads from fare such as prime rib, teriyaki chicken, and sweet, creamy cheesecake.
When Primo's Swiss Club in Oak Park closed, its empty building was left to the elements, growing more dilapidated with every year. That is, until the owners of Arthur Henry's Supper Club & Ruby Room stepped in. They painstakingly restored the historic building's interior, exterior, and secret trans-dimensional wormholes, creating an elegant supper club and late-night lounge. The renovation's piece de resistance is a large, communal grill placed in the center of the dining room?here, diners grill their own rib-eyes, filet mignons, and skewers of marinated tenderloin or scallops exactly the way they desire, complete with seasonings. Once the meat is grilled to perfection, diners return to their tables where side salads and slices of house-made garlic bread await.
To help wash down every bite, the bar serves a well curated selection of craft beer and mixes cocktails ranging from classic mint juleps to house creations such as the Dancing Grizzly: a blend of scotch, simple syrup, and fresh orange juice. On many nights, live musicians provide a lively soundtrack to dining and drinking.
Whether you're in the mood for a New York Strip or a juicy tenderloin, you'll find plenty to like at Sacramento's Ruth's Chris Steak House. The menu also includes a number of vegan items. The bar at Ruth's Chris Steak House is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Ruth's Chris Steak House, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Ruth's Chris Steak House for catering.
For an easy walk to the restaurant, diners can park in the neighboring lot where valet is also an option.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.