Renowned chef Michael Mina teamed up with nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse on this day-to-night hotspot with locations in Belmont Shore and Tiburon outside of San Francisco. It’s definitely worth stopping by in the evening for drinks and dancing, but the weekend brunch offers a slightly restrained atmosphere in the same chic and bohemian setting, with a menu that favors seasonal, Cal-fresh cuisine. Go for the $39 two-course prix fixe brunch with options like Ricotta Toast and Michael Mina’s Tuna Tartare for your starter and mains like Tokyo Hot Chicken & Matcha Waffles and a white Breakfast Pizza with crispy guanciale, Yukon gold potatoes, Pecorino Romano, and drizzled with a poached egg. There’s also a selection of pastries and California cheeses that can be combined into a charcuterie plate, a raw bar, and a full bar menu with standouts like Alotta Rossa with blood orange, passion fruit, pomegranate, and sparkling wine.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.
This new Belmont Shore collab between chef Michael Mina and hospitality vet Brent Bolthouse is the place to try if you’re looking to turn Christmas Eve into a hot dinner date. In addition to its regular a la carte menu, the eatery is offering a special Christmas Eve dinner for two that includes a dry-aged prime rib and shareable sides of mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, and Binchotan-grilled maitake mushrooms. You two can top it off with a roasted chestnut and cherry croissant bread pudding and housemade Maker’s Mark ice cream. Book a table in the fireplace-flanked dining room, tucked-away patio, or marina-facing outdoor patio.
Dine-in details: $175 for prime rib dinner for two; $13 for dessert.
How to book:online.