Published June 21, 2005
Volume 13, Number 6

Hacienda Dining Guide 2005

Everyone loves a good meal. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, a delicious lunch, or a fancy dinner to celebrate closing a big deal, Hacienda’s 30 restaurants provide an incredibly wide variety of food and drink. Here’s our directory of Hacienda restaurants:

(Note that all phone numbers are in the 925 area code)

Amelia’s Deli/Bistro
4825 Hopyard Road #2
Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat. 10:30am-3:00pm
AmeliasEverything in this eclectic lineup of gourmet food is made from scratch on the premises. At breakfast, Amelia's offers bagels, house-baked scones, muffins, rolls and sweet breads, along with specialty coffees and other beverages. For lunch, gourmet salads include taboulleh and curried turkey, a variety of deli sandwiches, soup and sandwich or salad combos, and house specialty sandwiches. Catering, party trays, and restaurant rental for special parties are available.

5900 Owens Drive
Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-9:00pm
Arby’s offers roast beef specialty sandwiches, salads, chicken sandwiches, curly and home style fries, sides of mozzarella sticks, jalapeño bites and onion petals, desserts, and beverages. Drive-through service is also available.

4825 Hopyard Road #10
Wed.–Sun. 6:00pm–2:00am
Opening in mid-July, the Aura nightclub will offer small plate cuisine along with specialty drinks and a fabulous wine list, combined in a stylish, upscale setting. Also available for private events.

Baci Seafood and Steak
4889 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 11:30–3:00 lunch, 3:00–6:00 happy hour, 5:00–10:00 dinner
Sat. 5:00–10:00 dinner; Sun. 10:00–3:00 brunch, 5:00–10:00 dinner
With a name like “Baci Seafood and Steak,” it’s pretty clear what the specialties of the house will be. Baci uses only the best local and regional ingredients, including prime cuts of beef and fish delivered fresh daily, to create a delicious culinary experience.

Big Apple Bagels
4555 Hopyard Road #13
Mon.-Fri. 5:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 6:30am-3:00pm, Sun. 6:30am-2:00pm
Big Apple Bagels serves breakfast with bagels, muffins, coffee cakes, pastries and specialty coffees. For lunch there are fresh sandwiches, soups, deli subs or you can build-your own sandwich. Big Apple also serves up party platters.

Borders Café
4575 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun. 9:00am- 9:00pm
Borders Café offers up coffee, snacks, and sandwiches to keep away the hunger while you read or study.

Carl's Jr.
4555 Hopyard Road #25
Mon.-Fri. 6:30–10:00, Sat. 7:00am–10:00 pm, Sun. 8:00am–8:00pm
Breakfast served until 10:30 daily
Carl's Jr., has hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, salads, fries, baked potatoes, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, desserts, a salad bar, and kid's meals. Breakfast, including a low-carb breakfast bowl, is served each day. Eat in or take out.

5877 Owens Drive
Mon.-Thurs. 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri. 11:00am-11:00pm, Sat. 10:00am–11:00pm, Sun. 10:00am–10:00pm
Chevys offers a full range of appetizers, big salads, quesadillas, burritos, flautas, and fajitas. Create your own combos with two or three favorites like enchiladas, tacos, chili relleno, or tamale. Come on Saturday and Sunday mornings between 10:00am and 2:00pm and enjoy Chevys brunch menu. Chevys also offers a full bar.

4801 Hopyard Road
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-midnight, happy hour 3:00–6:00pm weekdays
Begin with Chili’s starters like a hand-battered fried onion, chicken wings, and fried cheese. For dinner, there are steaks, rib eye beef, grilled chicken, shrimp, ribs and fajitas, or a big Chili’s salad. Try the tacos, pasta, quesadillas, soups, sandwiches, burgers, or Chili’s famous baby back ribs.

Courtyard by Marriot
5059 Hopyard Road
Sun.-Thurs. 6:30–9:00am, Fri. and Sat. 7:00–10:30am
The on-site Courtyard Cafe is open for breakfast daily, offering a full-service buffet as well as separate menu items.

Dream Dinners
5676 Stoneridge Drive
Hours by appointment
Dream Dinners is a professional-quality kitchen that offers recipes, ingredients, and clean-up to its customers, who assemble a dozen meals for cooking at home. As Dream Dinners says, “We plan, shop, chop and clean it and you create, heat and eat it.”

5121 Hopyard Road
Mon.–Thurs. 6:30–9:30am, 11:30am–3:00pm, 5:00–10:00pm; Fri. 6:30–9:30am, 11:30am–3:00pm, 5:00–11:00pm; Sat. 7:00–11:00am, 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:00–11:00pm; Sun. 7:00–9:30am, 10:00am–2:30pm, 5:00–10:00pm
Faz offers fine dining in an elegant but relaxed setting, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine including dishes prepared using a smoker and wood-burning oven. Specialties include a Mediterranean sampler platter, mesquite-rolled chicken, and beef kabob with saffron basmati rice. Faz America has a full bar and offers complete off-site catering packages and on-site facilities for weddings.

Food and Beverage
5696 Stoneridge Drive
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00am-10:00pm, Fri. 7:00am-11:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 9:30am-9:00pm
Food & Beverage is a full-service convenience store one hour photo processing, balloons and gifts, premium brand liquors, beer and wine, pastry, a yogurt bar, and ready-made sandwiches.

Hasegawa Japanese Cuisine
4855 Hopyard Road #6
Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Hasegawa has a fine dining atmosphere with a Japanese Tatami room. There is a well-stocked sushi bar and a menu with favorites like sukiyaki and tempura. Catering is available.

The Honey Baked Ham Company
4555 Hopyard Road #11
Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-6:30pm, Sat.10:00am-5:00pm
The Honey Baked Ham deli café offers lunch with a full menu of sandwiches, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Special occasion platters feature turkey, cheese, braided sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, nibblers, veggies, relish, fruit, and bread. A combo buffet with a 8 pound ham serves 15. Take home a MealDeal with ham, salad, cheese, and cheesecake, a turkey breast or BBQ rib combo for the family's dinner.

Jamba Juice
4555 Hopyard Road #17
Mon.-Fri. 6:00am-9:00pm, Sat. 7:00am–9:00pm and Sun. 8:30am-8:00pm
Jamba means "to celebrate" and you can do that with juices and smoothies at Jamba Juice made from fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mangos, bananas, peaches and oranges. There are snacks, breads and soups. Phone-in your pick-up order for a meeting or party. Jamba caters with their fare and made-to-order smoothies for your party or event.

McDonalds (inside Wal*Mart)
4501 Rosewood Drive
8:00am-9:00pm seven days a week
Visit the Golden Arches and enjoy McDonald's famous fries, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, breakfasts, shakes, beverages, desserts, and extra value meals. This is the place for Happy Meals for the kids.

Red Robin
4503 Rosewood Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
Red Robin offers 22 different gourmet hamburgers including classics like the sautéed mushroom burger as well as more novel creations like the “Banzai Burger” with grilled pineapple rings. Entrees include fish and chips, Baja fish tacos, platters and rice bowls. Salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches round it out. For dessert, try mud pies, sundaes and cheesecake. The full bar has beer, wine and mixed drinks, non-alcoholic mocktails, as well as appetizers.

Red Smoke Grill
4501 Hopyard Road #2
Red Smoke Grill
Mon.–Thurs. and Sat. 11:00am–9:00pm, Fri. 11:00am–9:30pm, Sun. 11:00am–8:30pm
Red Smoke Grill serves up authentic Santa Maria style barbecue cooked over red oak. Choose from tri-tip, rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, prawns, sandwiches, and salads. Beer and wine are served. Catering and a to-go menu are also available.

Roderick’s BBQ & Seafood
5681 Gibraltar Drive
Mon.–Fri. 11:30am-2:00pm for lunch, Tue.–Thurs. 4:00–8:00pm dinner, Fri. and Sat. 4:00pm–9:00pm
RodericksWhere can you find the best barbecue in the East Bay? According to readers of the East Bay Express, it’s at Roderick’s in Hacienda. Roderick’s serves barbecued pork, chicken, and links cooked to perfection in a floor to ceiling smoker named Gabrielle. Other specialties include catfish, snapper, fried okra, and brisket as well as a variety of desserts.

Round Table Pizza
4855 Hopyard Road #1
847-0750 , Delivery 847-0752
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-9:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
At Round Table Pizza, you'll fine appetizers like garlic parmesan twists and buffalo wings, and Caesar, garden salads, and salad bar. Create your own pizza with veggies, meats, sauces and crusts or select from specialty pizzas. You can pick up, have your order delivered, or eat on the premises.

Sendo Sushi
4555 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.–Sat. 11:00am–2:30 and 5:00–9:30
Sendo Sushi is a traditional Japanese restaurant serving sushi, sashimi, udon, teriyaki, tempura and other specialties.

4555 Hopyard Road #15
Mon.–Fri. 5:00am-8:00pm, Sat. 6:00am–8:00pm, Sun.6:00am-7:00pm
Starbucks offers caffe latte, caffe mocha, espresso shots, drip-brewed coffee, Frappuccino blended beverages, cappuccino, café Americano, teas, and more. Condiment bar offers spices and sweeteners. Purchase whole bean coffees by the pound. Food includes muffins, scones, desserts, sandwiches, and salads.

4555 Hopyard Road #23
Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 9:00am-9:00pm
Subway offers its famous sandwiches in different sizes with fillings of ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken, meatballs, and more. Look for the low-fat selections. Try the 6" classic subs and deli-style sandwiches. Salads, wraps, chips, cookies, desserts, specialty coffees, and drinks are also available. Call ahead to order for a crowd.

Sugandh Indian Cuisine
4515 Rosewood Drive #700
Daily, 11:00am–10:00pm
Sugandh Indian Cuisine serves a variety of Northern India menu selections as well as a delicious buffet lunch. From tasty appetizers like pakoras and samosas to your favorite Tandoori Indian dishes, curries, and other lamb, chicken, and vegetarian meals, Sugandh has something for everyone. Wine, beer and sodas are served. Catering is available.

Sweet & Savory Cafe and Bakery
5694 Stoneridge Drive
Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-4:00pm (Kitchen closes at 3:00)
Sweet & Savory serves breakfast and lunch and makes almost everything fresh on the premises. Try the breakfast burrito, fried egg sandwich and freshly-baked pastries. Lunch menu includes grilled sandwiches, soup, pizza, and a sandwich selection, with daily specials listed on their web site. Salads and desserts are also on the menu. The café offers full catering with appetizers, platters, entrees, desserts, breakfast and salads.

Sweet Tomatoes
4501 Hopyard Road #1
Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm
Sweet Tomatoes Salad BarSweet Tomatoes, a buffet restaurant, is known for its wide variety of fresh salads like won ton chicken happiness, ranch house BLT with turkey, and Caesar salad asiago. Soups offered include tomato onion, turkey noodle, vegetable, and more. Enjoy hot chili, baked potatoes, pizza, muffins, hot pasta with sauces, fruits, desserts and beverages.

Taqueria El Balazo
4515 Rosewood Drive #600
Daily 10:00am-9:00pm
Taqueria El Balazo
Taqueria El Balazo offers authentic Mexican food such as tacos in singles or in platters, burritos with steak, pork and chicken, including chicken mole, super and vegetarian burritos, seafood enchiladas, salads, and platters, salads, nachos and sandwiches, entrees, and appetizers. There are side orders, drinks and a full child's menu. A full catering service is ready to serve you.

TCBY Yogurt
4747 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Thurs. 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun. 12:00–9:00pm
Cool off on hot summer days with cold treats from TCBY Yogurt including soft yogurt, ice cream, cakes, desserts, pies, smoothies, and shakes. The newest item on the menu is TCBY’s frozen yogurt cakes and deep-dish pies. Take home a half-gallon of hand-packed ice cream or a wonderful frozen dessert.

The Cheese Steak Shop
4825 Hopyard Road #20
Mon.-Thur. 10:00am-8:00pm, Fri. 10:00am–9:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 11:00am–8:00pm
The Cheese Steak Shop lets you select from Philly cheese, pizza cheese, plain, barbecue cheese, chili pepper cheese, bacon cheese, and other sandwiches. Choose from eight chicken and cheese sandwiches or try the Hoagies, Italian, ham and cheese, salami, cappicola and layered cheese. There are vegetarian and ham sandwiches along with sides and drinks. Orders may be placed using their web site.


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