Although the majestic tiger and fearsome great white shark are at the top of their food chains, only humans enjoy a position at the apex of the pasta pyramid. Assert your culinary dominance over the world of entrees with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Californian cuisine and drinks to Monaghan's On the Hill in Oakland.
A harbinger of progressive California cuisine, Monaghan's enhances its casual dining atmosphere to the apogee of American eating with a full sports bar, pool tables, and three dog-friendly patios. The menu quivers with quintessential, fresh Californian fare from brothers and co-executive chefs Jason and Mark Scott. Assuage stomach grumblings with an appetizer of sautéed clams lazing along italian sausage and leeks ($10.50), or the crab cakes, tastefully draped in a savory cloak of roasted-garlic tomato sauce ($9.50). Pore over a tantalizing selection from the dinner menu featuring hearty eats such as shepherd's pie ($17) and the Kobe beef-infused Monaghan's meatloaf ($18). Early risers can feast on hybrid foodstuffs from the brunch and lunch menu, replete with tasty treats such as pan-seared french toast ($10) or crispy, creamy baked macaroni ($14). Diners are welcome to take in the sights over an al fresco meal on one of Monaghan’s tranquil patios, or mirror the drinking motions of a doppelganger with a signature cocktail—such as the raspberry-lemon drop or the blueberry martini—by the romantic fireplace.
Forty-six Yelpers give Monaghan's On the Hill a three-star average. Reviews are varied on the service and food, but reviewers praise the lively bar atmosphere.
Monaghan's On The Hill
Executive Chef Jason Scott and his staff of culinary gurus add colorful flourishes of sauce to deftly plate progressive American cuisine at Monaghan's On the Hill. A bouquet of aromas drifts from the golden crusts of chicken pot pie, swirling past a fireplace that warms hands and unrolled silverware. During warmer months, the strains of live Latin jazz, blues, and rock on the outdoor patio serve as a melodic backdrop to the syncopated click of billiard balls on expanses of green felt.