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Best Mediterranean restaurants in Orinda


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A photo of Acre restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Oakland
Booked 43 times today
Acre is acclaimed for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, blending traditional flavors with a unique twist. The restaurant's atmosphere is praised for its modern, clean, yet warm ambiance. Its location near the BART station provides easy access for diners. According to reviews, Acre provides personalized services, with servers going the extra mile to learn about their customers. Menu highlights include the cavatelli pasta, truffle-infused dishes, the ribeye steak, and the risotto with kumquat. The restaurant is also commended for its creative approach to serving familiar dishes, such as hummus served with special yogurt pita. It is not only the quality of food but also the attentive service and the friendly ambience that sets Acre apart as a stellar dining experience.
A photo of ZINO restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Berkeley
Booked 9 times today
ZINO, an elegantly designed restaurant located within the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, offers outstanding Mediterranean cuisine inspired by 22 regional kitchens. The menu is a testament to this, featuring mouth-watering dishes such as Moroccan Vegetable & Chickpea Stew and Mezze Platter. Reviewers frequently commend the eatery stating it's a "beautiful, quiet place with excellent food" and a "perfect place to share terrific Mediterranean appetisers." There's a particular mention of dishes like the muhammara dip and the oven-roasted tomatoes with warm burrata that elevate the dining experience. From the zesty appetizers to the delicately flavoured mains, ZINO presents the best of the Mediterranean in a comfortable, sophisticated setting.
A photo of SAFFRON KITCHEN restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Berkeley
Booked 2 times today
From Kabul to the mediteranean, at Saffron Kitchen we provide Afghan cuisine with a unique mediteranean flavors using herbs and spices along the silk-road region. Our recipes have stood the test of time for generations of home cooking. Our dumplings like Mantu and Ashak will remind of the ear east feasts while the various Kabobs of chicken, lamb, beef, and seafood are driven from the central asian recipes and spices. We offer an excellent vegetarian selection on our menu as well. To complement the food menu, we offer an excellent selection of premium wines, spirits, and many kinds of beer on tab.
A photo of Elia - Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Walnut Creek
Booked 26 times today
Elia - Walnut Creek is an outstanding Greek restaurant earning high praises in its reviews. Patrons admired the authentic Greek cuisine and ambiance, feeling like a "quick little trip to Greece." Words like "charming", "clean", "fun", and "stellar" appear frequently in the reviews, often describing the food, service, and atmosphere. The braised lamb and seafood paella receive special commendations, noted for their excellent taste and presentation. The restaurant also seems to have a knack for creating a great dining experience, with attentive service, lovely decor, and a lively vibe. Despite occasional minor criticisms, the overwhelming consensus is that Elia offers a superb Greek dining experience that keeps guests returning.
A photo of Shakewell restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Oakland
Booked 14 times today
Shakewell, a much-loved spot for Mediterranean cuisine, consistently impresses its patrons with its innovative and delicious dishes. Known for its standout dishes such as Asparagus with morels in black garlic creme, Beef and Lamb Kefta, and fried chicken, the restaurant is praised for its flavorful offerings. Made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the food at Shakewell provides a special experience for those who appreciate good Mediterranean food and enjoy sharing small plate style. Its creative cocktails, sumptuous salads, and scrumptious desserts are equally celebrated. The delightful Mediterranean menu, superb cooking with fresh ingredients, great drinks, and excellent service make Shakewell a 'neighborhood gem'. With glowing reviews the restaurant's quality and innovative food offerings, Shakewell truly shines as a beacon of exemplary Mediterranean cuisine.
A photo of Zaytoon restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Albany
Booked 8 times today
Located in the Bay Area, Zaytoon serves the best Middle Eastern food according to its many pleased customers. Their hummus is praised as the most delicious one, especially when paired with mushrooms or their delicious Shawarma chicken. The restaurant embodies a clean, modern ambiance with efficient and friendly servers contributing to its overall warm atmosphere. Zaytoon's food is described as fresh, flavorful, and generously portioned. Remarkable dishes include the Jarjeer Salad, Gambri, Scallops, and Lamb Maklouba, all served with outstanding cocktails with a Middle Eastern twist. Patrons particularly appreciate the Halal meats and diverse selection, making Zaytoon a beloved and frequently visited spot for Middle Eastern cuisine.
A photo of The Park Street Tavern restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Alameda
Booked 5 times today
The Park Street Tavern, located in Alameda, is highly praised for its delectable Mediterranean cuisine, delivering on authenticity and flavor. Among the raved menu items, patrons spotlight the Greek sausage, lamb shank, and Mediterranean dip plate for their robust taste profiles. The space is also appreciated for being renovated to a charming dining spot. A well-rounded dining experience is completed with a diverse drink menu, including a good selection of wines and expertly crafted cocktails. A testament to the restaurant's appeal is the constant high demand, underscoring the need for a reservation. Patrons rate the restaurant's staff highly, highlighting their Greek origins, professionalism, and friendliness. The Park Street Tavern's commitment to quality makes it a significant presence in Alameda's dining scene.
A photo of Ikaros Greek Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Oakland
Booked 1 time today
Ikaros Greek Restaurant, nestled in the heart of the Bay Area, has received high praise for its authentic Greek cuisine. According to the reviews, it's noted as the "most authentic Greek restaurant" in the area with its delicious menu items, including gigantes, dolmades, falafel, and lamb skewers. The reviewers were particularly impressed with the traditionally made appetizers such as the octopus and taramá. The restaurant's wine selection, featuring Greek whites and rare red wines like xeinomavro, adds an extra touch of authenticity. Many customers echo a similar sentiment, "the food, service, and Greek wine selections were perfect". Overall, Ikaros provides an excellent and friendly service, reminiscent of a cozy, Greek taverna.
A photo of Chez Mansour restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Albany
Chez Mansour is a highly praised establishment known for its delectable Lebanese cuisine. Patrons vouch for the tender kebabs and flavorful hummus, commending the generous servings of high-quality dishes like chicken, prawns, and lamb. The restaurant, named after the owner who doubles as the chef, provides a warm setting—both inside and out. Complementing its reputation for good food is the exceptional service led by the chef’s wife, who expertly manages the tables. Chez Mansour's offerings are inclusive, catering to vegetarians and vegans, and ensuring meals are halal. Coupled with the homey atmosphere of this family-operated spot, it’s no wonder that guests leave with a promise to return.
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