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Jan 5, 2007 03:19 AM

Jack London Square -Other than Yoshi's

We are attending the Harmonica Blow-out tomorrow, having been disappointed with the food at Yoshi's in the past, we are looking for alternatives. Any Rec?

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  1. I'm a big fan of The Fat Lady - I've been there half a dozen times over the last couple of years - last time about six months ago. Neither I, nor my dining partners have been disappointed. It's got a funky decor - psuedo New Orleans, they claim its 'Victorian'- but the food is quite good. It's a typical California style steak/seafood kind of place. Ceasar salad, bruschetta, goat cheese salad are all great appetizers and the steak and seafood entrees are always solid. The burger is quite tasty - nice juicy and they'll cook it rare if you ask 'em!

    Oh, and the best part - they very much disdain cell phone usage. My kinda place.

    It's a little off Jack London Square on Washington St. About a block away from the large parking structure adjacent to Yoshi's.

    1. Soizic Bistro -- nice, upscale, dinner
      Jack's Bristo -- nothing special, cal-med, but nothing bad either
      Everett and Jones Barbecue -- you'll hear the good and the bad like all bbq
      Chicken and Waffles -- a knock off of Roscoe's in LA, good, on the low end
      Oakland Grill -- breakfast and brunch good

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      1. re: ML8000

        I like Chicken and Waffles. The chicken is top-notch and the Cajun-y sides are good too. Haven't had a waffle there.

      2. There's Silk Road at the end of Broadway accross from Chicken and Waffles. There's also Ginza another Japanese joint 2 doors down from Nations. There's a Mexican place next to Nations as well. Never been, but there's also a Peruvian place diagonally across from Nations too.

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        1. re: Dunkin Donut

          I enjoyed a meal at that Peruvian place, La Furia Chalaca, about 2 years ago. Here is the menu link h . I really liked the anticuchos. The arroz con mariscos was a little too oily, though.

        2. Does anyone know what the latest news is about that planned "Harvest Hall" market building in Jack London Square? Some pretty impressive plans were on the drawing board at one time, but I can't seem to find any recent articles about it...

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          1. re: Agent 510

            I read something fairly recently in the East Bay Biz Journal. It is still on track and I have high hopes but no great expectations that it will revitalize that area and be a chow worthy destination. Try this link ~


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