Brick & Bottle
Hidden GemDriving by on the freeway you see a simple sign. Even within the shopping area the Brick is a bit set back, tucked away in a corner. But once you go inside it is a completely different place, filled with vibrant energy, great food and friendly service. We could not have been happier with our experience which started in the bar for happy hour while watching the Giants and Sharks and then moved to a wonderful dinner and dessert.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightWe had a party of 4 on a Saturday night and and had a great time. We had a leisurely drink in the bar before dinner. Service was prompt and the drinks were well made. Dinner was tasty. Everything was cooked perfectly, seasoned just right, and and it was a good value.
The gnocchi with heirloom pork sugo made me think of the sugo de cingale we had in Tuscany. The petrale with crab-mashed potatoes was excellent. Some of the dishes seemed to be take-offs from classic dishes, but updated and well executed with great local ingredients.
the service was great as well.
i don't normally write such a glowing review as I'm pretty picky and have been in this business for a long time (jaded)but we had a really great time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWe went for a Mother's Day Brunch, which was a buffet offering. The food, as is usual at this restaurant, was great. There were a number of offerings including carved roast beef, a delicious beet salad and deserts too numerous to mention. The weather was great and we had an outdoor table which was perfect for the day. We did not feel crowded or rushed and the staff was great. All in all, a wonderful brunch which I would definately do again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable experienceWe enjoyed the comfortable and friendly atmosphere and the attentive service. The salmon was excellent and the pizza tender and crispy.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCasually upscaleWe enjoyed an appetizer of mussels, a specialty salad, and the salmon entree. The selections were flavorful and attractively presented. The atmosphere is casually elegant, with attentive but not overbearing service. We found the noise level to be higher than we prefer due to the packed bar. Next time we will ask to be seated outdoors.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSo why don't I get pointsSo why don't I get points for eating at this place?4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be backQuick service and extremely good food. Six of us agreed the portions seemed small but once we were done we were all full. A bit pricey but worth it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery responsive to the needsVery responsive to the needs of our group, starting with seating us where we wanted. Personal attention, very good food.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find.Great find, but entrees are BIG!
AMAZING olive oil; good service.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice dining experience.YummyVery nice dining experience.Yummy crab cakes. nice cocktail and wine selection. Both the sole and scallops were prepared quite well and hit the spot. We'll definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful Easter Brunch!!A wonderful Easter Brunch!! 3 stations with a wide variety of food and endless mimosas if desired. I will certainly go back to try the regular menu!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and professionalExcellent and professional waitstaff, greeter and bartender; the specialty cocktails were very nice. The salads and entrees were prepared with care and of high quality. Perfect amount of items on the menu that did not offer a confused palette. Bananas Foster could stand to be improved though- could've been homemade by a 12th grader...
Noise rating would have been lower except on this particular night there were several ear-piercing children screeching at the top of their lungs...3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM