Blackhawk Grille’s seamless transition from fine to fun dining is complete. There isn’t a bad seat in (or outside) the house: Each area of the completely made-over restaurant has a mood to fit yours. The huge exhibition kitchen runs like clockwork (the service is as dialed in as the kitchen), dishing up trendy pizzas, classic salads, and sandwiches—and filet mignon. A stellar short rib meat loaf captures the all-day menu’s modern comfort food motif, while skillet-roasted mussels are just one of many great appetizers to share. And sharing is what “the Hawk” is now about. Dining here makes you feel like part of a larger community. But it can be intimate, too, in the retro booths and by the duck pond, where a warm-weather brunch—awesome corned beef hash—is particularly lovely. Our dessert fell flat, so you might drink your calories instead: The bar and California wine list are first rate. Lunch and dinner daily, weekend brunch.