New Survey Results: Best Restaurants in the East BayBy Meesha Halm | October 1, 2013 By Meesha Halm | October 1, 2013
Last week we shared with you some of San Francisco's biggest winners in this year’s Restaurants survey. This week, we turn our attention to the culinary leaders cooking up a storm on the other side of the Bay Bridge. From well-known icons in the Gourmet Ghetto and far-flung destination spots (Yosemite, anyone?) to exciting new ventures such as the Chez Panisse alum-backed Ramen Shop, here are some of the noteworthy spots in the East Bay and beyond.
This year was a particularly fertile one for the 510 dining scene. We saw a surge of openings on the Jack London Square waterfront (Forge, Lungomare, Nido), a spate of pop-ups that opened brick-and-mortars outlets (Juhu Beach Club, Marrow, Easy Creole) and a slew of new watering holes where the cocktails are as thoughtfully crafted and seasonally driven as the food (Tribune Tavern, Duende, El Gusano). See our short list below for the biggest winners in the East Bay and stay tuned for more Survey coverage from around the Bay Area throughout the month.