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Cary Mar 11, 2007 08:30 PM

Any recent experiences with Blackhawk Grill, Amber Bistro or Bridges Restaurant in Danville? Also any recs in the Dublin area?

I usually don't go to the East Bay that much, so any info would be appreciated.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Cary Mar 12, 2007 08:54 AM



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      Cary RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 12, 2007 07:50 PM

      Yes, I did do a search, but nothing was that recent.

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      baseballfan RE: Cary Mar 12, 2007 09:00 AM

      Amber Grill was very good the night that we tried it. Be aware that it is very noisy. Bridges is highly overrated and has extremely snotty waitstaff and a very overpriced wine list. Not much but chains in Dublin with the exception of McNamaras on San Ramon Valley. That is an upscale steakhouse which has a great atmosphere and good food, n ic wine list. The service is good also. Other suggestions would be Staceys at Waterford in Dublin or Patrick Davids in Danville.

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        Cheesy Oysters RE: Cary Mar 12, 2007 09:13 AM

        A friend lives around the corner from Blackhawk Grill and that is her favorite spot for a nice dinner in the area. The food is decent, the setting and service are good, and there is a large variety. For something that I think is a little more chowhoundish, you could try Cafe Esin: http://www.cafeesin.com/id21.htm I enjoyed it the time that I was there.

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          baseballfan RE: Cheesy Oysters Mar 12, 2007 11:15 AM

          Good suggestion. I forgot about Cafe Esin. The desserts are fabulous!

        2. AreBe RE: Cary Mar 12, 2007 07:23 PM

          You might consider Wente in Livermore

          But I choose Cafe Esin again and again. Cruise the dessert case on arrival because it is filled with good choices. I'm happier with something other than beef dishes there.

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            frangelica RE: Cary Mar 12, 2007 11:28 PM

            Another vote for Cafe Esin. Save room for dessert. Heard they are moving, not sure when.

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