December mealtime is the perfect backdrop for intimate conversations. There’s no better way to celebrate the 2015 holiday season than by getting together with your favorite people over dinner and drinks. Make the experience even more special by heading for the patio at one of these East Bay restaurants:
- Perdition Smokehouse
- Lake Chalet
Looking for a festive time with friends or coworkers this December? Meet up at Perdition Smokehouse for hearty eats and a mind-boggling beer selection. Work your way through pulled pork or ribs, complemented by your choice of over 40 draft beers. From Black Angus brisket to the best new brews of 2015, this Berkeley barbecue spot “meats” all your dining needs. End your evening or afternoon with bocce ball on the huge patio.
2050 University Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704
Haven offers a very different kind of dining experience. Thanks to the serene vibe and the laid-back patio, this Bay Area restaurant lives up to its name. Three- and four-course dinners are available with meat-based or vegetarian mains. Share a family-style meal as you take in stellar harbor views.
44 Webster Street
It doesn’t get much better than date night at Lake Chalet. Cozy up with that special someone over dinner on the dock. Make this a December to remember with great conversation, fabulous seafood and other classic eats, as well as cocktails on the waterfront. Score extra points by following dinner with a romantic gondola ride.
1520 Lakeside Drive
on Lake Merritt
Oakland CA 94612
Fun-filled get-togethers with friends, mellow meals with yacht harbor views and romantic dinners on the lake are just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to al fresco Bay Area dining, the options are pretty much limitless. Make Winter 2015 a time for bonding with friends and loved ones over fantastic December culinary experiences.