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Best Restaurants for Celebrating Derby Day in San Francisco Bay Area

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by OpenTable x Woodford Reserve
Updated October 19, 2021

To mark this year's Derby Day, OpenTable and Woodford Reserve have come together to bring you a list of restaurants offering Derby Day drink specials and celebratory dishes near you. Whether you are donning your finest Derby attire and heading to a local watering hole or planning a feast for the festivities at home, we've got the restaurant (and game day tipple) for you.

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4.7
4.7 (537)
$31 to $50
Global, International
San Leandro
About the restaurant
Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar







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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Julie was delightful! Her presence was so welcoming.
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4.8
4.8 (3372)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Alameda
About the restaurant
Chef-owner, Giuseppe Naccarelli presents a seasonally inspired menu of classic Italian dishes with a modern twist, influenced by the cuisine of his native region of Abruzzo.
A Trabocco is a unique fishing pier found along the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo. Architect and Designer Lev Weisbach of Weisbach Architecture|Design was inspired by the beautiful Trabocchi of Abruzzo when he created his spectacular design. With its reclaimed wood ceilings, dramatic copper encased fireplace, and modern bar Trabocco is warm and welcoming yet strikingly dramatic and modern.

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ZingBoomvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Get the pizza. Any pizza. They're all fabulous! My favorite is the Rapini e Salsiccia. Spicy Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, tomato sauce, fior di latte.
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4.8
4.8 (2723)
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Oakland
About the restaurant
Wood Tavern is nestled into a charming neighborhood shopping district on bustling College Avenue. Serving a hearty American Brasserie style menu. The contemporary loft- like space houses a dining room filled with "butcher block' tables, a comfy, copper topped bar and a chef's counter where you can dine watching the chef in action.
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Patgvip
Dined 5 days ago
The food was good but the service was terrible. The waiter was dismissive of me in particular. Maybe because I am minority? However he was not much better with my dining companion, who is not minority. The waiter was also sloppy and spilled my water all over the place.
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4.6
4.6 (1710)
$31 to $50
American
San Leandro
About the restaurant
Welcome to Paradiso! We are open daily from 11:30am to 9:00 pm (closing at 10:00pm on Friday & Saturday). Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, a thirty-person special event, or anything between, we can make it happen. With our award winning wine list, craft cocktail program, and 'everything made from scratch' menu, Paradiso's California inspired Italian has been a crowd favorite for nearly three decades. Additionally, we love when you come to us, but we can also bring Paradiso to you. We have takeout and delivery available, please check our website for hours and details.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Consistent in quality, experience and selection over the years. Lovely experience always
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4.2
4.2 (824)
$31 to $50
Californian
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
With its cozy and inviting ambience, 1515 Restaurant & Lounge serves fresh and inventive California fare for lunch, dinner and brunch Friday- Sunday. Appetizer options include the pan-seared jumbo scallops with a habanero orange glaze, calamari, fried raviolis bruschetta and chicken wings. Popular house entrées showcase how 1515 Restaurant & Lounge infuses Italian cuisine with a California twist, including the sea bass topped with shrimp and scallops served over a bed of pesto gnocchi, the surf and turf combo with a grilled ribeye steak. seafood fettucine, lamb chops, chicken piccata, jambalaya penne pasta, hearty salads, hot sandwiches and pizzas too. An additional menu with a variety of raw oysters as well as a small plates menu are other popular options.

Enjoy days with beautiful weather and your meal outside on 1515 Restaurant & Lounge's sunny patio. We also offer private dining and banquets rooms for large or small parties. Contact info@1515wc.com
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Amazing service and great food. I loved the experience.
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4.3
4.3 (1071)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
About the restaurant
Izzy’s Flagship location in the Marina is temporarily closed for some much needed improvements. We look forward to welcoming our guests back Summer 2024!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Oct 21, 2023
Service and food was great! Easy location we will definitely be back
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4.5
4.5 (1328)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Sens is French for the word meaning "Sense," which refers to the faculties of sight, sound, smell, and taste that humans perceive this as stimuli originating from the body inside and out.

At Sens we love the process of cooking and its end result, complete happiness. Our inspiration is that of the Mediterranean with its diverse cultures and cuisines. Our goal is not to redefine or reinvent their cuisine but rather to refine and create delicious and beautiful food. We use only the finest local ingredients and exotic spices to elevate our classic and modern techniques. Our destination is and will always be the same, to develop and perfect the flavor, fragrance, texture and composition of each dish while creating a unique and unforgettable experience.

Welcome to Sens.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 29, 2024
Love this restaurant! Excellent food and service. Noise level is high.
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4.7
4.7 (3237)
$50 and over
Spanish
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Brought to you by Award Winning Chef Michael Chiarello and located at Pier 5 on the bustling San Francisco Waterfront, Coqueta is inspired by the cuisines of Spain. Chef Chiarello feels that Spain’s signature ‘small plates’ coupled with the social vibrancy of their dining scene is the perfect combination for San Francisco, which has its own deep-rooted history with the country. Focusing on regional dishes from Madrid, Catalonia, the Basque Country and beyond, the menu will feature Chiarello's interpretation of traditional Spanish cuisine and, as has always been his tradition, will highlight the bounty of fresh, local ingredients from land and sea.

Coqueta means “flirt” or “infatuation” in Spanish, and represents Michael Chiarello and his team’s exploration and interpretation of Spanish Cuisine, wine and inspired cocktails, while highlighting the bounty of Northern California.

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JinW
Dined 3 days ago
Nice ambience partly because we went for lunch on Friday in a windy day so there were not many people, food is superb. The bikini brioche is as good as other reviewed, and the paella with squid ink is even better than what we had in Bacelona teleféric in Palo Alto. The price is a little steep but what do you expect in a place with a lot of tourists. Overall, very nice meal in a beautiful restaurant. Recommend it if you don’t mind nearly $90 per person.
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4.8
4.8 (1297)
$30 and under
Seafood
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar, a historic wharf restaurant and bar, continues to serves fresh seafood and good drinks to locals and visitors alike.

Family owned for nearly 35 years, Pier 23 Cafe takes an innovative approach to San Francisco’s traditional seafood dishes. It’s a tried and true establishment that captures the essence of the City and its waterfront history in food, service, and picturesque waterside setting.

Soak up the California sun and the beautiful San Francisco Bay views from our Beer Garden & Waterside patio or city views of Telegraph Hill and the Embarcadero from our sidewalk tables.

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BeatHvip
Dined on Apr 26, 2024
Always nice to pass by Pier 23. Good food and nice people.
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4.6
4.6 (35)
$30 and under
American
Oakland
About the restaurant
Oeste is a 100 seat bar and kitchen with a rooftop deck, located in the heart of Old Oakland. At Oeste, we are committed to providing an inviting and inclusive atmosphere, offering food for the soul, and pouring the highest quality spirits, wines and beers. We offer exemplary dishes by focusing on fresh, organic and sustainably farmed ingredients, fusing California cuisine with Latin, Southern and Asian influences. Enjoy one of our signature tap margaritas while lounging on the deck or watching a Warriors game at the bar.

Come solo or with friends and family and enjoy what Oeste has to offer!

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kokobella6
Dined on May 19, 2024
Loved every minute of it. Great spot to meet with friends. The habanero margarita was excellent. The red beans, rice and catfish. Wow. Best Brussels ever. Service was nice but the bar struggled a bit getting drinks out. I’m not mad though.
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