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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in East Bay

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in East Bay? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Commis Bar restaurant
5 (12)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
With only 10 bar height chairs at the cocktail bar, the COMMIS BAR experience offers a fixed 4-course menu highlighting some the best seasonal Northern California ingredients through modern and classic cooking techniques.

Diners at the bar are invited for 1.5 to 2 hours over the entire course of the meal with the shorter fixed menu compared to our full length DINING ROOM menu experience.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food with very attentive service and great cocktails and wine
A photo of Pucquio restaurant
4.9 (656)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Now offering takeout!
Pucquio serves elegant, high-end Peruvian cuisine out of a small Oakland kitchen. We focus on Peruvian classics based on California's generosity . Our restaurant in focus on craft every single dish from the scratch and with all the passion and respect you deserve. Please allow yourself a leisure night. Please notify us otherwise. We also do cooking classes, corporate events and different fun, amazing themed dinners and wine maker events. Please visit our site for more details !!!! . We recommend call Carlos (415) 6903052, fol large parties enquirers and if you have any furthere questions or special requests.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
The natural fresh flavors of the ingredients are allowed to shine through. An awesome wine list with some very nice unique wines. Service was personable and friendly. An all around wonderful experience!
A photo of Little Star Solano restaurant
4.7 (374)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Since the early days of Little Star Pizza in San Francisco, we have taken enormous pride in serving our award-winning deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas. By offering organic salads, appetizers made from scratch, house-made dressings and sauces, oven-baked sandwiches, and fresh dough tossed daily, our once small pizzeria has blossomed into a dynamic neighborhood restaurant. Beyond dozens of signature dishes, our bar serves artisan cocktails, carefully selected wines, and beer in an elegant yet comfortable environment. Our commitment to our employees, community, schools, and local nonprofit organizations embodies who we are. We treat our guests like family, invest in our employees, and use responsible and high-quality ingredients to continue the Little Star legacy. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.
Top review
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
The signature Star Deep Dish (with caramelized garlic) and BBQ Chicken Detroit style were absolutely fantastic even though two of us couldn’t finish more than one piece each. Baked wings were also superb with a nice herb flavor. You get your money’s worth at Star!!
A photo of The Star on Park restaurant
4.7 (341)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
The Star features the same delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizza that made Little Star Pizza famous, with their consistent Guardian's Best of the Bay Pizza. We have an extended menu including salads, appetizers, and sandwiches. We feature an artisan full bar as well as a diverse beer and wine menus. We are family friendly and accept reservations for large parties as well. We look forward to you joining us!
Top review
Dined on Apr 29, 2024
Great sausage pizza. Deep dish or thin crust, can’t go wrong.
A photo of Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard restaurant
4.8 (1886)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Currently, our back parking lot is under construction due to the development of Stockman's Park. Parking is limited, but the parking lot is still accessible from L Street, or Railroad Avenue. We also have a few designated parking spaces near our rear entrance, but if all of those spaces are full, there is also a parking garage on Railroad Avenue. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience!

Winner of Diablo's Best of the East Bay Award, Uncle Yu's delivers Asian cuisine with a twist.

Innovative Asian cuisine enhanced with quality ingredients, paired with a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, striking atmosphere and engaging service create the perfect dining experience.

Whether you desire a quick bite, a fantastic glass of wine, a meal with the family or a sommelier's wine paired dinner, Uncle Yu's delivers!

In addition to our dining room, we have a lively lounge and bar, a beautiful outdoor patio and a private room for special occasions and holiday parties.

Top review
Dined on May 15, 2024
Celebrated my 50th here! Food and service is always amazing as well!
A photo of Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.8 (535)
$31 to $50
Global, International
San Leandro
About the restaurant
Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
First time going there and we went because someone got us a $125 card. We were not disappointed. The food was simply amazing! The meat platter is legendary, and the baked clams were delicious too. You definitely get what you pay for, yet even still the food is a bit too expensive to come here too often beyond a special occasion. Definitely recommend trying it once though!
A photo of Neumanali restaurant
4.7 (606)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Welcome to our beautifully restored Victorian with a contemporary twist. Neumanali opened fifteen years ago and quickly became a neighborhood favorite.

We are open for indoor dining. Patio seating is available. We are not requiring masks for those who have been vaccinated, however, we appreciate your adherence to the state masking requirements for those not vaccinated.

The menu features both fresh and seasonal entrees in addition to a selection of fun and unusual small plates. Perennial favorites are the pan-seared day boat scallops, grilled ribeye and pan seared pork chop. The wine list is a bit eclectic and features smaller, more difficult to find winery selections. Lush garden dining is available now.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
My wife and I decided to try this restaurant for our 32nd wedding anniversary. We made a very good choice. My wife had the lamb chops that were so tender. You could cut them with a butter knife. I had the scallops, a top sweet potato purée and the scallops were cooked perfectly, the waiter was very friendly. We will definitely come back here for our next date night. I didn’t think Hayward would have such a gem.
A photo of Reve restaurant
4.9 (2399)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Indoor / Standard Table = dining room. Outdoor = Patio / garden beautifully designed with plants & art. As of October 24, 2023 seating will be in an enclosed heated garden tent. Fully outdoor garden is available by phone only 7 days in advance, weather permitting.

RÊVE is not that snooty, splurge-on-your-anniversary kind of French restaurant. Au contraire.
This is your classic, everyday neighborhood French bistro run by Chef Paul Magu-Lecugy & his wife, Laura. That kind of cozy little place you’d imagine in Saint Michel or Saint Germain. Not smack dab in the middle of the 'burbs. But lucky for you, that’s exactly where 5-star chef Paul Magu will be paying homage to the French comfort food that he fell in love with as a boy growing up in Paris. We’re talking authentic French onion soup. Steamed mussels. Steak frites. And don’t forget creme brulee… 2021 & 2022 Michelin recognized Open Table guest favorite 2017-2023

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
This restaurant is truly “A little Paris in the Hood” of Lafayette, CA. Varied menu and delicious offerings. The Charcuterie Platter is fun with loads of choices. You cannot go wrong with the steak/frites and the Coq au Vin is divine. We intend to work our way through the menu. Wonderful!
A photo of Smellys Creole Catering LLC restaurant
4.6 (30)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
About the restaurant
Full Service restaurant that specializes in Soulfusion.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
I love this place it’s one of my favorite family owned businesses in the Town and Town own. Wishing this gem of the city prosperity and longevity.
A photo of Walnut Creek Branch - La Sen Bistro restaurant
4.8 (1105)
$31 to $50
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
On Mother's Day, La Sen will only be offering the Dinner Menu and Special Menu all day.

La Sen Bistro in Walnut Creek is serving the parallel French-California classic samples of duck confit, rack of lamb, escargot, beef bourguignon and mussels - just to name a few. These great samples were recognized by the Diablo Magazine, San Francisco Chronicles, Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News. In addition, these samples were also recognized by the Michelin Guide in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Come join La Sen Bistro for a glass of wine and a taste of French-California cuisine. Cheers to good food and great companies. Bon Appetit!

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food every time. Lamb chops cooked to perfection, every salad and desert unique and delicious!
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