Arsimona, downtown Oakland?
Anyone know anything about Arsimona? Looks like a fancy place, tailors itself as a sports bar. Normally the sort of place I would avoid, but out of town people are coming in who are going to want a fancy place right in that area -- but I want to ensure the food is decent quality and the prices are in line.
Did a board search, no mention of the place. That may be a telling sign...
Never even heard of it. From the website, I suspect the food is an afterthought and not something they put a lot of effort into. You might choose something else in that area for dinner and have drinks there before or after. I had dinner last night at B in Old Oakland, and it was decent enough and reasonably upscale (I'll post about it separately).
I walked by Arsimona today. I noticed on the sandwich board out front - they have eight 50" plasma TVs. After reading the menu, it did seem to be "fancy" bar food (but sort of a range that can't be very good). Any word yet? Yelp gives 3 stars (pretty okay food, bunch of TVs, bad service) but good TVs for sports. Thought if any CHs have been there and/or tasted the food.