The East Bay’s vibrant restaurant scene isn't just standout in relation to San Francisco — it’s a culinary powerhouse of its own. From cash-only taquerias to Michelin-recommended spots, the restaurants stretching east of the Bay Bridge are among the most inventive and impactful places to dine in the greater Bay Area today.
We’re once again updating the East Bay 38, our always-evolving list of the area’s most excellent restaurants. As with the San Francisco 38, every few months we add newly eligible restaurants (since candidates must be open at least six months to be considered), or restaurants that we’ve newly discovered, or that have recently stepped up their game.
Joining the list for this June 2023 update: Bull Valley Roadhouse, Viridian, Lion Dance Cafe, Sabio on Main. Coming off for now: Kingston 11 Cuisine, Mississippi Catfish, Belotti Ristorante E Bottarga, Yimm Oakland.Read More