Given that I incorrectly suggested that B-Rest had closed, let me make amends by stating that I just had a really great lunch there.
We split the caesar salad, which I thought was quite nice.
My friend enjoyed her clam pizza, which was a nice size for 1 person.
And I had a delicious chicken panin: grilled chicken breast & prosciutto, with roasted sweet red pepper and a nicely seasoned aoili (love that garlic!) plus some melted pepper jack cheese on a nice bun (maybe Acme? maybe sourdough?)
While I'm not a huge fan of standing in line to order food at the cash register when having a meeting with someone (I just wanted to sit at the table and dive into the conversation), once we passed that ritual all went smoothly. No wait for a table. And I did appreciate the large carafe of water I could bring to the table. and especially appreciated that they pre-split the Caesar onto 2 plates for us (which was more than ample for each of us).
Parking was a breeze at the 2 hour meter. My friend arrived on BART.
Highly recommended for a place to sit comfortably and have lunch.