Chef Javier Plascencia’s hotly anticipated
two-story restaurant features floor-to-ceiling
interactive bars and open kitchens on each
level. Design details like a leather-covered
back bar, iron chandeliers, a wall of cowboy
hats and antique farm equipment (
including an enormous rotary tiller floating in a
glass enclosure) set the scene for modern
Mexican dishes like surf-and-turf oysters,
beef tongue tiradito and wood-fired grilled
octopus. Reservations are strongly encouraged to dine in the formal area upstairs,
while the lower level offers an approachable
menu of cold seafood dishes and tacos with
first-come, first-served seating.
1490 Kettner Blvd.
The organic plant-based café, with outposts in L.A., Kansas City and the Bay Area, has
landed in Little Italy at the Broadstone. The seasonally driven, eclectic menu consists
of wholesome dishes named for affirmations like “I Am Crunchy” (house-made granola
with fresh fruit and coconut yogurt), or house favorite “I Am Whole” (a macrobiotic bowl
of adzuki beans and seasonal organic veggies over brown rice or quinoa). Ingredients are
sourced from local farmers markets and the founders’ Be Love Farm in Vacaville.
1980 Kettner Blvd.
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Warm and cozy in some areas and bright and breezy in others, this 8,000-square-foot,
two-story stunner serving progressive American cuisine is composed of several distinct
eating and drinking areas to suit your many moods, all decked out with an enticing
mix of wood, metal and leather. Cozy up with a libation by the metal-clad fireplace
downstairs, kick back with shared plates such as cauliflower tempura or bigeye tuna
tacos on a swinging daybed on the roof, or book a reservation for the monthly Chef’s
Table dinner, hosted by Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski in a separate, subterranean
space lined with spices and wine bottles.
2001 Kettner Blvd.