READERS’ LOCAL FAVORITES • 2014
Overall Best Restaurant Wence’s Restaurant – Winner This new, family-run restaurant offers a variety of freshly prepared entrees for all taste buds, including mussels and sea bass, white truffle mac and cheese, specialty burgers, and filet mignon! The owners believe even the smallest detail matters to ensure every customer is pleased and eager to return. Brunch Sat & Sun, lunch and dinner everyday. They cater too! 1922 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, (925) 566-8971, www.wencesrestaurant.com. Jack’s Restaurant & Bar - Finalist Jack’s Restaurant seamlessly transitions as a place where customers can go for a dressed-up meal, a burger and beer before or after the movie, a business meeting or a celebration for one of life’s milestones. They are also
open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offer indoor and outdoor dining and make you feel comfortable anytime you walk in. The relaxed atmosphere attracts families, and the wide-ranging menu leaves everyone satisfied. 60 Crescent Dr., Pleasant Hill, (925) 849-6195, www.jacksrestaurants.com. Lemongrass Bistro – Finalist The owners of Lemongrass Bistro envisioned a venue where people could come together to enjoy “contemporary” Southeast Asian dishes prepared by their mother, Boun Pheng, in an upbeat, cozy “bistro” setting. With that in mind, the restaurant was redesigned and remodeled with the help of student designers from the Academy of Art in San Francisco to make this vision a realty. Lemongrass Bistro has become a recognized restaurant in the community. Lunch: M-F 11am-3pm & Sat 12-2:30pm. Dinner: M 5-8:30pm & T-Sat 5-9pm. 501 Main St., Martinez, (925) 387-0388, www.lemongrassbistro.com.
Seafood Dead Fish – Winner 20050 San Pablo Ave., Crockett, (510) 787-3323. Scott’s Seafood – Finalist 1333 N California Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 934-1300.
Steak Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Winner 1553 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 977-3477. Outback Steakhouse – Finalist 150 Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill, (925) 687-2225.
Sunflower Garden – Finalist With over 20 years in the downtown Martinez neighborhood, Sunflower Garden Restaurant & Bar has successfully and continuously created a reputation for fresh and delicious Chinese cuisine. Relax in the classic yet contemporary ambiance of their bar room, and bring your family for dinner in the comfortable dining room. View their menu and you will see there is something for everyone at Sunflower Garden. M–Th: 11am – 9pm; F–Sat: 11am–9:30pm; Sunday– closed. 436 Ferry Street, Martinez, (925) 372-0842, www.sunflowergardenrestaurant.com. Yan’s Garden – Finalist 2223 Morello Avenue, Pleasant Hill, (925) 676-8585.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Finalist 1685 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek, (925) 287-0297.
Chinese Ming’s – Winner 2653 Pleasant Hill Rd., Pleasant Hill, (925) 934-9393.
Yanni’s – Winner 6635 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, (925) 943-5771.
Thank you to all our customers for voting us
BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT!
Join us for our Early Bird specials. Monday-Thursday 3-6pm & Friday 3-5pm. New exciting menu to choose from. 1922 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill • 925-566-8971
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