Limon Rotisserie, Walnut Creek
With all the necessary health and safety precautions put in place, this Peruvian hotspot is now offering patio service for lunch and dinner in downtown Walnut Creek. Outdoor seating is first come, first served, but hungry diners will be able to enjoy the classic menu items—empanadas, ceviche, Limon’s famous open-flamed rotisserie chicken—along with an extensive signature cocktail list. Operating hours are from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday, and don’t forget that takeout and delivery are still options. 1524 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, limonrotisserie.com.
Bridges Restaurant and Bar, Danville
In the heart of downtown Danville, restaurant-goers are now able to venture outside (with face masks, of course) and indulge in the kind of fine dining experience that is just not possible when quarantined at home. With a relaxed atmosphere, high-quality ingredients, and wines by either the bottle or glass, Bridges Restaurant and Bar is open for lunch and dinner dine-in service. Order either the truffle porcini ravioli, pan-roasted swordfish, or the grilled prime New York steak. And remember to dress warmly if the evening is chilly, as there are not enough heaters for every table. 44 Church Street, Danville, bridgesdanville.com.
American Kitchen, Lafayette
In the mood for some delicious brunch classics? American Kitchen—located in a historic 80-year-old Lafayette farmhouse—has reopened its patio with an expanded menu featuring various benedicts, omelets and scrambles, craft sandwiches, local artisan coffee, mimosas, and more. The restaurant, which is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday, is also making sure to adhere to all the health guidelines, as tables are spaced out, all workers wear masks and gloves, and hand sanitizer is available for all. 71 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, american-kitchen1.com.
Burma! Burma!, Dublin
Samosas, garlic noodles, and tea-leaf salad. Yum. If you’ve never tried Burmese cuisine before, now is the time to do so at Dublin’s Burma! Burma! Open for lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday, this East Bay spot is taking the safety of their guests and employees very seriously (the staff is required to take temperature checks before shifts and cleaning is done multiple times a day). Please call ahead to make reservations due to capacity restrictions. 7294 San Ramon Road, Dublin, burmaburma.com.
Sabio on Main, Pleasanton
Head on down to Pleasanton’s Main Street for full-service patio dining and either an à la carte or four-course set menu with favorites such as cauliflower, pork belly, sweet corn, and kimchi-fried rice. Sabio on Main offers an upscale experience with dinner nightly from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and brunch on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required (only parties of one to six are allowed). 501 Main Street, Pleasanton, exploretock.com/sabioonmain.