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Favorites in Emeryville?

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I need a place for a business lunch in Emeryville. Much as I love the Public Market, I need to make a reservation. What are your favorites in the area?

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  1. I love Bucci's. 6121 Hollis 547-4725

    Seasonal daily changing menu of Cal/Italian food.
    Sl dated "converted warehouse" atmosphere ( I thought was SO cool when I moved here 12 years ago) but consistantly delicious food

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    1. re: suebe

      I just found an earlier thread and its from you!
      Sorry.. I'm a bit new on this board

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

      1. re: suebe

        Not to worry, it's always good to hear from someone who's been there more recently. It has been a long time since I've actually sat down to a meal at Bucci's.

        Any others you'd recommend?

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          ... not that I can think of off hand. I don't think the Townhouse Bar and Grill (on Doyle) is as good.. nor is Milano.. and I haven't been in that neighborhood as much since we moved to Berkeley.. but last I was at Bucci's, 2 months ago, it was still great.
          Probably not great for a client meeting but I used to like strolling over to the macrobiotic coop cafe on 40th near Adeline. The cooks rotate day-to-day and the all vegan meals ranged from sublime to bizarre.. great 70's communal place to "eat your veggies" and I always felt good about supporting them.

    2. I haven't eaten there in a while, but you can't go wrong at Trader Vic's...unless its gone downhill fast. Good food, great ambiance.

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      1. re: Jim H.

        I'll second that recommendation. It may serve imitation Chinese and Polynesian, but Trader Vic's is still fun and with daylight, being on the waterfront is fun.

        -Peter

        Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com

        1. re: Peter Yee

          Ah yes, Trader Vic's. Maybe I do need a refresher on Bongo Bongo soup. (g)

          Actually, I think I'll save the TV experience for a visit to the new one in Palo Alto...