Help me brainstorm: Best options on a Sunday night in Oakland/Berkeley?
I need to come up with somewhere in Berkeley/Oakland for a group of 6 to have a good, casual dinner this Sunday.
Here are the requirements:
not more than $20/person without drinks
Great food, of course
Pretty much any kind of food is fine as long as the atmosphere is relaxed and casual
My normal go-to would be Pizzaiolo, but they're closed Sundays.
So, everyone, which of the usual suspects in the East Bay are open Sundays and fit into our price range?
My brainstorming ideas: Sea Salt, T. Rex, Cesar, A Cote, DiBartalo (on Grand - I've been once and enjoyed it, but reports are a little mixed), Mezze (on Lakeshore -- I haven't been in a while, but I had good meals there in the past, not positive about the prices), Wood Tavern (I think that it's now open until 8:30 on Sundays, but you might want to call to check).
1300 10th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Mezze Restaurant & Bar
3407 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Though Wood Tavern, Sea Salt, etc. can be done for $20 a head, you'll need to avoid the most dinner-like dishes and focus on sandwiches to get the job done and/or skip appetizers and dessert. If everyone is cool w/ that, no problem. I would, however, second the Ohgane recommendation below. Limit yourself to 2 grilled offerings, get an order of Jap Chae, an order of Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap (yum!), an order of Dae Ji or Tofu Boke Um, and an appetizer or two (I like the seafood pancake and the beef salad) and you'll have tons of food for 6 at your price.