I eat in Oakland occasionally, but have a mission planned to the east bay with some eater friends. We’ll eat on the early side then drive to Berkeley for a play.
I’ve been to most of the places that have been open more than a year… hopscotch, pican, mua, haven, plum bar, etc. I’m thinking of recommending Encuentro with these particular friends because a lighter meal of freshness is great after a redwood hike and urban wineries… Encuentro has great wine… we are wine ++ biased.
Any suggestions of places I’m not considering ? Or your general list of Oak places that have opened recently ?