American Grill Deals in Oakland
You may be a cooking machine, but that's no reason to move through your kitchen like a ladle-wielding robot. Take a break from tired recipes, and try today's deal from Saavik's Bistro: For $18 (regularly $36), you'll get a prix-fixe chicken dinner. Or, pay $15 (regularly $31) for a prix-fixe vegetarian dinner. Based out of the Guest Chef, a shared culinary space in bustling Rockridge, Saavik's Bistro serves up progressive French-American fusion cuisine created by chef Rhonda R. Wilcox. Enjoy a refreshing spinach salad, then customize your meal: The chicken dinner includes roast chicken with heirloom potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and cranberry coulis, plus crème brûlée for dessert; while the meat-free menu includes a grilled vegetable tower (sliced and grilled eggplant, zucchini, and portobello mushrooms in a balsamic vinaigrette) and red velvet cake. Reservations are available Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m., so you can go off autopilot and enter culinary bliss.
Pay $5 today and you'll get $10 to spend on food and drink from The Local Cafe, powered by Takeout & Delivery from LivingSocial. It may define itself as an eatery celebrating the Bay Area's organic farmers with "honest American food," but don't expect to find this place in the thesaurus—there's nothing like it. Take, for instance, the eggs Benedict: Poached eggs adorn a house-made biscuit, and are layered with prosciutto di Parma. From kaiser-padded brisket behemoths veiled in Swiss to grilled cheese on bâtard, sandwiches here don't mess around either.