Anyone who lives here can tell you that Richmond is showing signs of becoming a foodie town. A slew of food-related companies, breweries and wineries have opened up throughout the city in recent years.
Now, a handful of restaurants as diverse as the Richmond community are poised to swing open their doors. Here’s a rundown on the new eateries that have recently opened or are on the horizon in Rich City—making it oh-so-easy to eat local.
- Brezo, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond. Located in Point Richmond’s historic Baltic building, Brezo swung open its doors in February 2017 and is owned by couple Heather Mervine and Hector Hernandez. The restaurant serves up farm-to-table California-Latin fusion dishes and has received positive reviews online, including for their cod fish sandwich and brunch. Check them out for Easter brunch! Visit Brezo online here or call 510-680-5196. Reservations not required. Closed Mondays.
- Anh Vietnamese Kitchen, 1950 Esplanade Drive, Richmond. Boasting incredible views of the Richmond Marina and San Francisco Bay—not to mention a light, tasteful décor—Anh Vietnamese Kitchen, plans to “soft open” April 17. Husband-and-wife co-owners Gio Gelera and Candice Nguyen—who also own Richmond’s Bubbaloo Café—serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine with flair and offer a full bar in an establishment that’s open seven days a week. Call 510-680-5292 or click here for more info.
- Ocotes Grill, 1439 23rd Street near Pine, Richmond. Perfectly positioned to serve patrons doing a delish 23rd Street “taco crawl,” Ocotes Grill is set to soft-open April 20. Brother-sister team Griselda and Raul Ledesma plan to feature family-style Mexican-American cuisine. The restaurant’s renovated space will include a tree-lined patio and parking. Visit Ocotes Grill’s Facebook page here or contact them at 510-478-4478 or email@example.com.
- Your Way Pizza, Macdonald & 15th Street, Richmond. Located in the heart of Rich City across from the BART parking garage, Your Way Pizza is a venture by brothers Bryan Rivas and Eliezer Sergio Francisco Aparicio along with their father. Set to open in a few weeks, the family friendly restaurant will offer pizzas made “your way” along with burgers, sandwiches, salads and wine (at first). Some Salvadorian cuisine will also be included on the menu. Also distinguishing the eatery will be multiple TV screens showing sports, as well as a children’s play area with an additional TV featuring children’s programming. (No contact info available at this writing).
- Jimi Z Grill, 803 Wright Avenue, Richmond. The Jimi Z Grill’s name might change before it opens, but one thing is for certain: it will grill up some of the freshest meat in town because it will originate from its owner, the Golden Gate Meat Company. Company owner Jim Offenbach was inspired to create a grill on-site where he could offer their world class organic meats due to his success catering to drivers from the NASCAR crowd. The restaurant’s opening date is TBD. Visit the wholesale company’s website here.