An old friend (she was local but now living in Portland) is in town staying at the Downtown Marriott on Broadway. I'm not an Oaklandite so I need recommendations for restaurants within a short drive from her hotel. A couple of places I'm considering:
Chez Panisse Cafe
Would love to sit outside. Any cuisine is fine. Any price point is fine.
Mezze Restaurant & Bar
3407 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709