For a delicious upscale meal on Jack London Square, try Soizic (300 Broadway, 510/251-8100, www.soizicbistro.com, lunch Tues.–Fri. 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., dinner Tues.–Thurs. 5:30–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 5:30–10 p.m., $16–24). You’ll need to round the corner onto Third Street to find the front door. This charming spot offers French-Californian cuisine served on sparkling white tablecloths and attractive modern dinnerware.
The elegant dining room with its classic tables and banquets has seen the patronage of California governors and other local celebrities. On the menu, you’ll find fish, vegetarian fare, and tender meats prepared with an eye to French traditional cuisine and current California sensibilities.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition