A group of us had a pre-service meal at Z Cafe (across the street from Temple Sinai) in Oakland.
I hadn't eaten here since a long ago lunch in the previous incarnation as Cararra's. I'm not sure if the fact that it no longer shares the space with a car dealership is an improvement or not, but it's a pleasant enough space with the original tile floors and woodwork and big picture windows.
On a Friday night it seemed to be catering to the pre-Temple crowd, but from the list of cocktails, it might be fun for happy hour. I had the pear "martini" and my friend shared her ginger martini, and both were delicious.
Everyone seemed happy with their food and the prices were reasonable. I had the lamb shank over a mound of mashed potatoes and it was nothing fancy but it was delicious.
Anyone else have any recent experiences here?
Z Cafe & Bar
2735 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612