Executive chef and co-owner Munther Massarweh serves up a Latin-inspired meat-focused menu made with seasonal ingredients that are “often” locally sourced, sustainable and organic. The location previously housed Water Lounge and Raw Bar. See the dinner menu here. Weekend brunch items, from $14-$16, include huevos rancheros; pan dulce (stuffed French toast with jalapeño sweet cream); and salmon Florentine. The beverage menu includes an international wine list with more than 71 vintages, about 18 of which are available by the glass. A range of cocktails are a specialty of the house, and at least 20 types of bourbon are poured.
Find Bourbon & Beef at 5634 College Ave. in Oakland. The restaurant opened in August, and Nosh was invited for a complimentary meal for two to try it out. If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. (Photographs by Emilie Raguso.)