Dinner in Concord
Taking my young colleagues, a couple of whom are barely drinking age, out to dinner in Concord during a three-day meeting. Looking for somewhere fairly quiet (us old folks need help hearing), but fun, unpretentious, and with good food. Something communal, like Tapas might be good. I think as a group they will be fairly adventurous eaters, with fairly sophisticated palates. I don't want to break the bank, but do want to celebrate our team. Thoughts, hounds?
Well, there's not a lot of adventurous eating around downtown Concord. When I worked at BofA in downtown Concord, one of the nicer restaurants we would go to for fun or business was Luna Ristorante -- good but not spectacular Italian with a decent wine list. Happy Roll Sushi is pretty good for Japanese. EJ Phair's has good brewpub cuisine. Korean Bulgogi House may be the most adventurous, depending on your colleagues experience: Good bbq dishes, plentiful panchan. I haven't been in a while, but Memo's is a Mexican restaurant (run by a father and daughter) that does very fresh, locally sourced dishes. All of these restaurants are around Todos Santos Plaza, which I consider downtown Concord.