Tuesday, September 8, 2009
An SF-style restaurant in the East Bay
Metro Lafayette. And even though it is located in a shopping center, between a bank and a liquor store, you feel like you have headed into SF when you walk in the door. There is a sophisticated feel, a terrific bar (very well-stocked), and a menu that is consistently good. That it is reasonably priced is just a bonus. Our favorites include the chopped salad (with bacon, avocado and buttermilk blue cheese dressing), the Croque Monsieur (with top-notch fries), and the fettuccine (with peas, asparagus and leeks). When we go, we feel like we have traveled far from home, without having to make the drive.