How about we wrap up the dinner places now?
Here's a few Mexican spots:
Cesar (Two Locations: Piedmont and Gourmet Ghetto) - super pricy, but great cocktails. (ds)
Doña Thomas (Temescal) - an institution. (ds)
Fonda (Solano Ave, Berkeley)
Tamarindo (Mexican Tapas, Old Oakland)
Then here's some odds and sods that people have recommended:
Café Rouge (Mediterranean, 4th St, Berkeley)
Wally's Cafe (Middle Eastern, Emeryville) - Seems like it'd be greasy, as it's attached to a skanky bar off San Pablo. But instead the food is great and plentiful, and the folks are super nice. (ds)
Lois the Pie Queen (North Oakland) - We go for the chicken and waffles. (ko)
Speisekammer (German, Alameda) - so-so food at outrageous prices. good beer though (ds).
T Rex (BBQ, Gilman) - Has good brunch & happy hour. (ko) But don't go on a Sunday night, unless you like tough meat. (ds)
Tanjia (Moroccan, Temescal) - looks good, any tried it?