Marc 49: A User’s Guide
Wine Bar | Seasonal, Farm-Fresh Cuisine | Sophisticated Cocktails | Sunday Brunch | Heated Patio
Appetizer: bacon deviled eggs with herbed crumbs and cornichons
Entree: lamb moussaka with a parmesan-potato crust
Cocktail: the French Imperialist with Hendrick's gin, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit-rose liqueur, hibiscus syrup, and rose water
Where to Sit: The back patio is popular thanks to ample heaters that help keep the space cozy. The decor is nothing to scoff at either, with modern wood tables and chairs echoing the wood-paneled walls, some of which are decorated with colorful murals.
When to Go: Try Marc 49 during happy hour (weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close) for discounted sangria, wine, cocktails, beer, and upscale bar bites.
Come thirsty for Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), which features bacon-garnished bloody marys and bottomless mimosas.
Oysters are a buck apiece every Wednesday and Sunday.
Moussaka: a Greek casserole that’s typically layered with lamb and eggplant and topped with béchamel sauce.
While You’re in the Neighborhood: Pick up an all-natural remedy for a common cold or a severe case of mortality at Homestead Apothecary (486 49th Street), a boutique herb shop specializing in tinctures, teas, and essential oils.
Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Bellanico, a local wine bar.
Bellanico is also known for its large selection of fine wines, including white, sparkling and red.
Bring the whole clan to this bar — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Bellanico's outdoor patio.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Bellanico.
Bellanico welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
The bar also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bellanico to your next party or event.
Or, take your grub to go.
At Bellanico, drivers can make use of the street and valet parking nearby.
Bellanico is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Meals at Bellanico are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
For the best wine in town, be sure to stop by Bellanico.
Visit Bellanico for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Bellanico.
What are you waiting for? Come pick up your delicious crepe from Bellanico today.
Make plans for the weekend to try Bellanico with your friends.
If you're looking for a hearty, like-home breakfast, look no further than Bellanico.
For a different take on the traditional wine bar, check out Encuentro in Oakland.
Fill up on healthy and vegan fare at Encuentro.
At Encuentro, you can find the perfect wine pairing for your meal.
Take the kids along too — this bar is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Encuentro and order great food.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the bar for a reservation first.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Encuentro, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
This bar offers carryout for your convenience.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Encuentro.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Encuentro's moderately priced fare.
With its great wine selection and tasty bites, Encuentro is the perfect spot for your next big date or night out with friends.
When you need to wind down after a long day at work, come to Encuentro and enjoy a glass of wine or two.
Whether you're vegetarian or just want to try something new, the menu at Encuentro has something for everyone.
Vegetarians should never be afraid to eat out, and the great options at Encuentro prove it!
In the past, Brendan Eliason's oenophilia has landed him gigs at David Coffaro Winery in Dry Creek and Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar in Walnut Creek. These days, he mans Periscope Cellars, which stocks an impressive selection of Californian wines. Available by the bottle or from up to 10 taps, the tasting room showcases everything from pinot noirs and zinfandels to mulled wine in winter.
Pours pair perfectly with gourmet bites from the surrounding Swan’s Market; Rosamunde Sausage Grill, for instance, is just steps away. Of course, Periscope's libations are also available to go in refillable 500ml bottles or unlimited handfuls.
Spice up your week with a trip to Campovida Taste of Place in Oakland, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Campovida Taste of Place and order great food.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Campovida Taste of Place.
The parking options near Campovida Taste of Place are quick and painless.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Find something on the menu for everyone at Cafe Biere in Emeryville.
At Cafe Biere, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Comfort is prioritized at Cafe Biere, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
Cafe Biere is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons.
Cafe Biere is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Biere is a great dining option for any time of day.