Restaurants 2016

This page lists 146 meals I ate in restaurants in 2016. Cities are in California except as noted, cost is per person including tip. I have kept complete restaurant data since 2010, though I generally don't list Costco shopping trip hot dog lunches or banh mi to go. In rare instances where a restaurant experience is particularly noteworthy, I post a review on Yelp under a pseudonym.

This page is dedicated to a few old favorites, gone but not forgotten: Elsie's, Kapok, Hsi Nan, El Tazumal, Cendrillon, Thanh Da.

Travel in 2016:

See also: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
01/29/16 @ 19:15 Dinner 1833 Restaurant Monterey
02/25/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Assemble Richmond
02/28/16 @ 13:15 Lunch Barney's Oakland
06/27/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Bistro Liason Berkeley
04/09/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Bristol Kempinski bar Berlin DE
10/20/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Cafe Giostra Petaluma
01/15/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Chez Panisse Café Berkeley
03/19/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Daou Paso Robles
07/17/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Hong Kong East Ocean Emeryville
09/16/16 @ 11:00 Lunch Lube Room Dorrington
05/07/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Piedmont Gardens Oakland
08/14/16 @ 12:00 Lunch The Bao Manhattan NY
03/17/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Costco Salinas 2
11/03/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Jack in the Box Anderson 4
06/28/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 5
04/06/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Bagelmama Kraków PL 6
04/01/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Besamin Warsaw PL 6
04/08/16 @ 18:30 Dinner Kamps Backstube Berlin DE 6
05/10/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 6
03/31/16 @ 21:00 Dinner Zapiexy Luxusowe Warsaw PL 6
07/13/16 @ 11:30 Lunch Snowflake Lodge Arnold 7
07/26/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 7
09/01/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
07/11/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 7
03/20/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell King City 7
10/27/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Winters 7
11/02/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Cafe Glendi Eugene OR 8
04/04/16 @ 14:00 Lunch Podkowa Kraków PL 8
11/23/16 @ 11:00 Breakfast Starbucks [Broadway/Canal] Manhattan NY 8
03/27/16 @ 13:30 Lunch Taqueria Belmar San Francisco 8
02/16/16 @ 07:00 Breakfast Bagel St. Cafe San Rafael 9
11/22/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Joy Luck Palace Manhattan NY 9
05/11/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Subway Stockton 9
04/30/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Taqueria Vallarta Santa Cruz 9
02/14/16 @ 21:30 Dinner Top Dog Berkeley 9
11/24/16 @ 12:30 Breakfast Banh Mi Saigon Manhattan NY 10
11/27/16 @ 11:00 Breakfast Ceci Cela Manhattan NY 10
08/03/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Faicco's Manhattan NY 10
11/30/16 @ 18:15 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 10
11/23/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Mangia Manhattan NY 10
11/25/16 @ 18:45 Dinner Ray's Pizza Manhattan NY 10
11/25/16 @ 15:00 Coffee Rocco Manhattan NY 10
10/14/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Taqueria Cancun [Mission] San Francisco 10
08/12/16 @ 09:30 Breakfast ADK Cafe Keene NY 11
11/29/16 @ 11:45 Lunch Ceci Cela Manhattan NY 11
06/17/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Firewood Murphys 11
03/09/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Simply Greek Oakland 11
08/08/16 @ 13:30 Lunch The BC etc. Lake Placid NY 11
08/30/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Alice's San Francisco 12
11/28/16 @ 09:00 Breakfast Cafe Arista Manhattan NY 12
11/23/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Crif Dogs Brooklyn NY 12
11/08/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Dinosaurs (Ocean) San Francisco 12
11/22/16 @ 11:00 Breakfast Ferrara's Manhattan NY 12
05/20/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Firewood Murphys 12
01/26/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Golden King San Francisco 12
06/25/16 @ 18:00 Dinner McNear's Petaluma 12
11/28/16 @ 12:45 Lunch Murray's Manhattan NY 12
10/30/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Tolly's Oakland OR 12
08/10/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Adirondack Museum Cafe Blue Mountain Lake NY 13
04/03/16 @ 18:15 Dinner Baroque Kraków PL 13
04/03/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Hamsa Kraków PL 13
01/29/16 @ 14:00 Lunch Petra Pacific Grove 13
01/30/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Phil's Fish Market Moss Landing 13
08/12/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Vapiano Manhattan NY 13
07/31/16 @ 18:30 Dinner Bernal Heights Pizza San Francisco 14
12/13/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Higher Grounds San Francisco 14
08/15/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Murray's Manhattan NY 14
04/08/16 @ 13:30 Lunch Pizzaria Roma Berlin DE 14
03/10/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Arlequin San Francisco 15
08/05/16 @ 19:30 Dinner Best Pizza Brooklyn NY 15
10/28/16 @ 11:45 Lunch Brickroom Ashland OR 15
04/11/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Deutsches Hist. Museum Berlin DE 15
10/29/16 @ 11:30 Lunch Jacksonville Inn Jacksonville OR 15
08/14/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Mimi's Hummus Manhattan NY 15
08/09/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Noon Mark Keene Valley 15
07/29/16 @ 18:15 Dinner Black Bear Diner Manteca 16
08/05/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Black Seed Manhattan NY 16
01/12/16 @ 17:30 Dinner Roam San Francisco 16
09/06/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Sequoia Woods Arnold 16
01/14/16 @ 12:45 Lunch Stacks San Francisco 16
04/04/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Starka Kraków PL 16
08/26/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Yemen Kitchen San Francisco 16
10/01/16 @ 12:15 Lunch Barney's Oakland 17
08/31/16 @ 12:00 Lunch El Agavero Oakland 17
04/09/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Staatsballett Berlin DE 17
05/29/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Bar Cesar Oakland 18
09/06/16 @ 12:00 Lunch El Vaquero Arnold 18
11/21/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Joe's Manhattan NY 18
08/06/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Taim Manhattan NY 18
11/15/16 @ 13:30 Lunch City View San Francisco 20
03/24/16 @ 20:00 Dinner Cyprus Berkeley 20
11/25/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Katz's Manhattan NY 20
04/07/16 @ 14:30 Lunch Restauration Sophien 11 Berlin DE 20
11/01/16 @ 10:00 Breakfast Skamania Lodge (Cascade) Stevenson OR 20
10/31/16 @ 10:00 Breakfast Skamania Lodge (Cascade) Stevenson OR 20
08/25/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Asia Garden San Francisco 21
10/23/16 @ 18:15 Dinner Haystacks San Francisco 21
08/13/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Pastrami Queen Manhattan NY 21
08/11/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Players Lake Placid NY 21
01/28/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Ristorante Avanti Santa Cruz 21
02/23/16 @ 11:30 Lunch Tay Ho Oakland 21
12/10/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Crogan's Oakland 22
04/05/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Old Town Kraków PL 23
04/05/16 @ 14:00 Lunch Copernicus Kraków PL 24
02/14/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Ikaros Oakland 24
03/18/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Justin Paso Robles 24
05/12/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Saigon Stockton 24
08/04/16 @ 13:00 Lunch BXL East Manhattan NY 25
08/13/16 @ 20:00 Dinner Kiin Manhattan NY 25
06/02/16 @ 12:45 Lunch Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco 25
12/18/16 @ 10:30 Brunch Palm House San Francisco 25
11/01/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Skamania Lodge (River Rock) Stevenson OR 25
04/11/16 @ 19:30 Dinner Casa Italia Berlin DE 26
04/12/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Gasthaus Alt Wien Berlin DE 26
04/13/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Restauration Sophien 11 Berlin DE 26
01/07/16 @ 12:30 Lunch Speisekammer Alameda 26
01/28/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Rosina's Monterey 27
04/01/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Stare Kamienica Warsaw PL 27
10/31/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Skamania Lodge (River Rock) Stevenson OR 29
08/06/16 @ 13:00 Lunch GG's Manhattan NY 30
01/02/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Vung Tau San Jose 30
04/10/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Grand Rocka Berlin DE 31
11/02/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Smithfields Pub and Pie Ashland OR 31
06/04/16 @ 16:45 Dinner Nola Palo Alto 32
04/06/16 @ 19:15 Dinner Rubenstein's Kraków PL 32
05/07/16 @ 17:30 Dinner Ikaros Oakland 34
04/24/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Tataki South San Francisco 35
04/30/16 @ 17:15 Dinner Ristorante Avanti Santa Cruz 36
01/23/16 @ 18:15 Dinner Gira Polli Mill Valley 38
11/26/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Jacques Manhattan NY 39
02/06/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Revival Berkeley 43
10/30/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Skamania Lodge (Cascade) Stevenson OR 43
05/14/16 @ 12:00 Lunch Speisekammer Alameda 43
03/19/16 @ 19:15 Dinner Artisan Paso Robles 44
01/13/16 @ 13:15 Lunch Boulevard San Francisco 45
10/29/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Smithfields Ashland OR 50
08/04/16 @ 19:30 Dinner Brooklyn Star Brooklyn NY 52
04/02/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Strauss Warsaw PL 52
09/24/16 @ 13:00 Lunch Waterbar San Francisco 52
11/11/16 @ 20:30 Dinner Monsieur Benjamin San Francisco 56
10/15/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Chou Chou Bistro San Francisco 59
06/20/16 @ 18:30 Dinner Teresa's Jackson 59
10/27/16 @ 19:00 Dinner Alchemy Ashland OR 71
10/28/16 @ 17:15 Dinner Larks Ashland OR 71
06/14/16 @ 18:00 Dinner Taste Plymouth 72
03/18/16 @ 19:30 Dinner Il Cortile Paso Robles 75