Two years ago, pub-patriarch Doug MacDonald realized his dream of a Sinatra-themed time capsule when he created Daddy Mac’s. Gaming and dining mingle in the dusky interior, with daily gambler's specials and the menu's full house of rib-stickers, including Daddy Mac’s cheeseburger, a 12-ounce butter burger with lettuce, tomato, a pickle, and fries ($12), and a roulette wheel of pizzas on secret-recipe dough ($12–$14). Breakfast omelets ($7) and evening entrees such as linguine scampi ($14) all vie for face time with discerning diners.
For 51 years, the pizza aficionados at Round Table Pizza have been mixing, kneading, and rolling out their pizza dough from scratch every morning. Cooks sling pies throughout the day, an aromatic process that begins when they slather disks in zesty tomato sauce, followed quickly by the application of premium aged cheeses, and finally a trip into the super-hot ovens that shimmer with heat and pride as they create a browned, bubbling masterpiece. The menu includes signature specialty pizzas such as the King Arthur's Supreme, a Mediterranean-inspired assemblage of pepperoni, green peppers, and italian dry salami unimpressed by its neighbors' slapstick antics. The Wombo Combo quickly earns a pass for its bizarre name with a mouthwatering combo of bacon, roma tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.
Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse specializes in traditional steakhouse cuisine with a California flair, such as the filet mignon au poivre ($35) and swordfish steaks ($32). Sommelier and General Manager Kalei Nash takes pride in offering an extensive wine list informed by extensive knowledge. Sip or pour a glass into a plastic-lined sock within an elegant, vaulted ceiling dining room.
The combined culinary forces of chefs Arnauld Briand and Carmine Vento erupt in Ventano's elegant environment, where fresh seafood and fine wines accentuate traditional Italian recipes. The dinner menu leads the palate through a vista of sizzling baby lamb chops ($13.50) and steamed mussels ($10.50) before arriving at entrees such as eggplant parmigiana ($17.50) and potato-wrapped salmon, served with jasmine rice, grilled asparagus, and lobster cream sauce ($22). If you're feeling peckish around noontime, the lunch menu offers savory relief in the form of the blackened salmon sandwich ($13) and traditional calzone ($13), both of which keep hands occupied during business lunches so that they don't unintentionally sign contracts requiring salaries be paid in Monopoly money. Produce-packed edibles such as the 12-inch vegetarian pizza counter midday-feasting guilt, presenting nutritious toppings of tomatoes, onions, artichokes, mushrooms, and spinach ($13).