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November: Food Awards Nine to Note

Health food in the East Bay is losing its snob appeal. Two new restaurants combine healthy, often organic ingredients to create quick meals—that don’t cost that much more than a Big Mac.


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Photography by Joe Budd

 

Nine to Note:
 

These restaurants got your vote as top spots to dine, and our judges found lots to love. But after the scores were tallied, these restaurants fell a tad short—some by just a few points. Check out their scores to see just how tight the competition was this year.

Incontro Ristorante
2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, (925) 820-6969
www.incontrosanramon.com
Food: 24 + Ambience: 19 + Service: 25 = 68

The Peasant & the Pear
267 Hartz Ave., Danville, (925) 820-6611
www.thepeasantandthepear.com
Food: 22 + Ambience: 23 + Service: 23 = 68

Esin Restaurant & Bar
850 Camino Ramon, Danville, (925) 314-0974
www.esinrestaurant.com
Food: 22 + Ambience: 22 + Service: 23 = 67

Left Bank
60 Crescent Dr., Pleasant Hill, (925) 288-1222
www.leftbank.com
Food: 20 + Ambience: 24 + Service: 23 = 67

Metro Lafayette
3524 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 284-4422
www.metrolafayette.com
Food: 23 + Ambience: 22 + Service: 21 = 66

Bridges Restaurant & Bar
44 Church St., Danville, (925) 820-7200
www.bridgesdanville.com
Food: 19 + Ambience: 26 + Service: 20 = 65

Flora
1900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, (510) 286-0100
Food: 21 + Ambience: 22 + Service: 21 = 64

Movida Restaurant
2417 First St., Livermore, (925) 373-1002
Food: 21 + Ambience: 22 + Service: 20 = 63

1515 Restaurant and Lounge
1515 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 939-1515
www.1515wc.com
Food: 18 + Ambience: 21 + Service: 21 = 60

 

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