A stay at Sofitel San Francisco Bay places you in the heart of Redwood City, convenient to Hiller Aviation Museum and Peninsula Museum of Art. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Museum of San Carlos History and Hillsdale Shopping Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 421 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open to lake and pool views. Digital programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Sofitel San Francisco Bay. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Redwood City? This hotel has 17000 square feet (1579 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Cuisine Type: Bubble / Boba Tea. Coffee, Juice drinks
Most popular offering: Bubble Tea Roasted Oolong Green Tea
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Parking garage next to the buliding with first 1.5 hrs FREE
Q&A with the Director Of Marketing
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
COMEBUY, originated from Taiwan, is a fun dessert, boba / bubble / pearl drinks, authentic brewed-to-order tea, espresso coffee drinks, fruity teas, ice blended storms and more.
We proudly serve healthy organic milk / soy milk series and fruity drinks from fruit puree / concentrate (Not artificial syrup).
We offer Premium Teapresso series = Brewed-to-order teas that are made just for you, with more prominent tea taste. Make it a Milk Tea with Organic Milk or Organic Soy Milk.
If you are a coffee person, we got espresso drinks made with award-winning Ninety Plus beans that were specially selected by a coffee champion. Our latte is made with premium Organic Milk is well which makes it that much better.
Come try for yourself.
Try our fun dessert toppings such as bubbles, sweet noodle (Our specialty chewy, long boba-like topping.), house-made grass jelly & flan (custard pudding), aloe vera, lychee jelly, real taro (taste real taro bits) and more.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
We offer Premium Teapresso series = Brewed-to-order teas that are made just for you, with more prominent tea taste. Make it a Milk Tea with Organic Milk or Organic Soy Milk. Make it fun by adding some fun toppings such as Bubble, flan, herb jelly and more.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Inviting seating area with a combination of sofa and bar height tables and stools.
With a combination of brick-wall, wood and metal, offers a modern and welcoming feel.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Established in 2002.
COMEBUY = Kanpai
= phonetic translation of Japanese word meaning bottoms-up, cheers = happy moments.
The founder of COMEBUY likes how the Japanese word "kanpai" is used during the happy moments of people gathering together and sharing; he then decided to use "COMEBUY" as the brand name to symbolize the happy moments.
Originated from Taiwan in 2002. There are now 200+ stores worldwide.
We believe in providing excellent drinks made with high quality ingredients and outstanding customer service.
COMEBUY has in-house testing and R&D departments to ensure the quality of the ingredients.
Shop at Roberts Market and Liquor in Woodside and stock your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator with fresh and flavor-filled grocery items.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Roberts Market and Liquor.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Packed to the brim with delicious produce, this store makes it easy to eat healthy.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Roberts Market and Liquor.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Roberts Market and Liquor.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Need more vinegar and oil to transform your cooking? No problem, they've got that here, too!
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
From sandwiches to salads, Roberts Market and Liquor serves up a wide array of healthy and tasty deli options.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Roberts Market and Liquor serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
When you need a quick side dish to go with your main course, pick up some canned good options from here.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Create your own sandwich or choose one of the signature sandwich options at Roberts Market and Liquor.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
When you park in one of the nearby options, you can keep your car safe during your visit.
Get in and get out of Roberts Market and Liquor with some of the freshest herbs and produce in Woodside.
Mountain House: A User’s Guide
Fresh Fish and Game | Intimate Atmosphere | Forest Views | Live Music
Appetizer: dungeness crab tacos
Entree: cherry-wood smoked duck breast with a grape beurre rouge and wild-rice compote
Dessert: blueberry turnover with lemon curd and whipped cream
Where to Sit: Special events can be held in the Forest room, a glassed-off patio with views of the surrounding woodlands with seating for 40.
While You’re Waiting
Be on the lookout for Neil Young; he's been known to stop by for dinner.
If you can't spot Neil, listen to the bands that occasionally play outdoors instead.
The main dining room only seats 70, so reservations are recommended.
While the restaurant's known for its New American spin on game, including rabbit pot pie and duck-confit egg rolls, vegetarians can still enjoy meals such as veggie burgers, empanadas, and a selection of meat-free salads and pasta dishes.
Sunday is the only day you can enjoy lunch here (a late lunch is served at the bar at 2 p.m.). Otherwise, the restaurant normally opens at 5 p.m Wednesday–Saturday, and is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Bouillabaisse: a Provençal fish stew originating in Marseille, typically made with several types of fish and shellfish and served with rouille on grilled bread.
Pavlova: a meringue-based dessert from New Zealand topped with whipped cream and fruit, affectionately named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova
Nothing says romance like a five-star Italian diner. Come to Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine for a great meal in a lovely atmosphere.
Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Book a room at Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine so the only you have to worry about is what great dish you're going to order.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Forget the stuffy formal wear! Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine's business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
The parking options near Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine are extremely generous, including street, valet and garage.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
So share the love while you share an amazing Italian meal together at Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine.
Come see why the Italian food at Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine is well worth the price.
Give your dining routine the Italian boot! Try the fabulously authentic dishes at Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine today.
You'll be glad you came into Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine's French restaurant as it sets the definition for romance in the surrounding area.
For all-star French fare that will keep you coming back for more, plan a trip to Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine.
When French cuisine is calling your name, head on over to the highly-rated Chantilly Restaurant French and Italian Cuisine.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Redwood Shores joint.
For food the whole family can enjoy, check out the pizzeria's pizza options and pasta choices.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's gluten-free or low-fat items.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's tasty dishes at your next party.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Amici's East Coast Pizzeria for lunch or dinner.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
So grab a group of friends and head to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, where you can relax in a casual setting while enjoying a delicious, handmade pizza.
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.
San Francisco is a city with many different vantage points: between the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the various eclectic neighborhoods - there are so many sights to take in!
Here are 5 restaurants with stunning views and some of the best ways to see San Francsico:
#1: Greens Restaurant. Located in a converted warehouse in Fort Mason, Greens was a pioneer in establishing vegetarian cuisine in the 80s. One entire wall has floor to ceiling windows, which is perfect for enjoying spectacular views of the SF marina, Golden Gate Bridge, and the hills of Marin. Their meals, made with locally sourced produce and enhanced by wonderful wine pairings, offer an epiphany for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
#2: Top of the Mark. Built in 1939 and located at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, this bar, lounge and restaurant offers 360 degree panoramas of the San Francisco cityscape. The menu includes an intoxicating selection of 100 martinis along with wines, beers and other spirits. They also have a three course prix-fixe dinner offered with an amuse-bouche and wine pairings.
#3: Slanted Door. A modern Vietnamese restaurant overlooking the San Francisco Bay, located in the Ferry Building and right on the waterfront, this hot spot blends Vietnamese cooking with local SF ingredients. The wine list is Riesling-driven, and other drinks include fresh squeezed juices and hard-to-find Chinese teas. All of their meat is sourced from local farms in the SF Bay Area.
#4: Waterbar. The Waterbar gives diners amazing views of the Bay Bridge while serving up top-notch seafood. Built in 1969, it was converted from a longshoremen’s bar into the restaurant it is today. A favorite among locals, businesspeople and tourists, The Waterbar will not disappoint in its views of the waterfront!
#5: Sutro’s. Located inside the famous Cliff House, Sutro’s features stunning views of the cliffs overlooking Seal Rocks, the Pacific Ocean and Marin coastline. A stylish-casual restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows, Sutro’s menu changes seasonally and is focused on the finest organic produce, fresh seafood and local ingredients that are farmed using sustainable practices.