As new kids on the block, Tom Boriolo and John Graham-Taylor opened The BottleShop in October 2020. This restaurant's bread and butter is farm-to-table fare, small-production estates wines, wine pairings, wine retail, and community focus. Between John’s experience as a GM and wine director and Tom’s experience as a wine and service captain, they bring 65 years of experience to the table. They aim to make guests feel welcome and at home in their stunning restaurant, offering an extensive wine list, exquisite cheese and charcuterie boards, and bottles at retail prices to take home. Whether you drop by for a bottle, book your next private event, or sit down for a solo lunch, the BottleShop staff will make you feel appreciated and looked after.
La Fonda de Los Carnalitos
With great pride and passion for Mexico City’s colorful cuisine, Luis and Alfredo Santos (Los Carnalitos) bring La Fonda de Los Carnalitos to the Redwood City community. Los Carnalitos first brought the authentic flavor of Mexico City to the Bay Area by opening their food truck in 2015, followed by opening Carnalitos Restaurant in 2017. Finally, in 2021 they decided to open La Fonda del Los Carnalitos to share more refined and complex dishes from their beloved Mexico City. Their new location features masterfully prepared favorites like crispy flautas and soul-warming pozole. The menu is straightforward and boasts all the favorites of Mexican cuisine you’ve come to know and love.
Timber & Salt
Kemuri Japanese Baru
Kemuri translates to smoke in Japanese, and you’re in for a treat when dining at Kemuri Japanese Baru. This fabulous restaurant features a full bar serving rare sake, shochu, and Japanese whisky alongside Japanese Baru-style dishes. Kemuri dishes are made to pair with the extensive beverage selection. It is recommended to order a variety of dishes to share with everyone at your table to relish a whole Japanese Baru experience. Try rice prepared in a new and enticing way with an order of wagyu garlic rice. Order the premium gyutan steak, a premium beef tongue grilled on Binchotan charcoal served with onion umami sauce for a tender and succulent bite of bliss. No matter the dishes you choose, you’re in for a culinary journey of grilled delicacies and bursting flavors when you dine at Kemuri Japanese Baru.
Alhambra Irish House
A San Francisco favorite, Marufuku Ramen made its way to downtown Redwood City in 2020. Marafuku’s 20-hour long tonkatsu ramen has drawn large crowds in San Fran and brings more of the same to Redwood City locals. Marufuku is known for Hakata, a regional style of ramen featuring a rich and savory pork broth served with thinner-than-usual noodles. This luscious bowl of ramen is topped with tender chashu pork belly, a seasoned soft boiled egg, green onions, wood ear mushrooms, and bean sprouts. This is the perfect bowl of noodle soup to enjoy on a cool afternoon or night. If you’re not a big ramen fan or would like to try other delicious Japanese dishes, the menu offers plenty of small plates and rice bowls to choose from, including Japanese-style fried chicken karaage and braised pork belly kakuni bowls.
Selby's opened in 2019, providing an excellent option for date nights, anniversaries, and exclusive events. This fine dining establishment boasts a 20,000-bottle wine list, specialty cocktails, and sumptuous fares. The dining room takes you back in time to the glamorous days of old Hollywood with a refined menu to match. Start dinner with “the coldest martini on the West Coast,” followed by some yellow tuna tartare. If you’re feeling exceptionally lavish, opt for the caviar service, complete with brioche, Jidori eggs, creme fraiche, and chives. Choose between Kaluga, Ostera, or Reserve, or go for a flight of all three. Follow your indulgent caviar with an equally sophisticated plate of beef wellington, but make sure to save room for a slice of decadent, midnight chocolate cake for dessert.
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