Like untying a complicated knot, preparing fine food is a difficult process that tests your patience and, if you can’t get out of the tangled mess of lobster traps in time, may prove deadly. Leave meal prep to the maestro with today’s Groupon to Amber Bistro in Danville. Working with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and his creative culinary expertise, executive chef Shane Hammett designs delicious helpings of Californian cuisine. Inside the bistro, a refined, modern atmosphere invites patrons to pause for a lunch or dinner of dungeness crab melts ($14), warm beet salads ($8), half-pound filet mignons ($31), or butternut squash risottos ($18) before relaxing with conclusive bites of apple crisp ($7) or crème brûlée ($7) rinsed down by liquorous libations at the polished granite bar.
- The cocktails were strong and well made, the shrimp apetizer [sic] juicy and flavorful, the lamb shank and filet mignon perfectly prepared, and our shared prefiterole [sic] desert was both generously sized and delicious. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 09/18/2010
- Appetizer champions include the sliders and tempura green beans. If you like drinks that have a hint of the tropics you have to try the Ambertini. – Karen S., Yelp