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Must-visit restaurants in Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton, California, made the list of Money Magazine’s and 24/7 Wall Street’s “Best Places to Live.” The city also ranked 4th on Livability’s “Top 10 Places to Visit in the US in 2018.” The result of being on the upper reaches of these lists is the significantly higher cost of living in Pleasanton – a fact mitigated by the commensurately higher salaries employees there receive. In fact, Pleasanton, CA landed on the #9 spot in Money Magazine’s list of “Top Earning Towns.”

While the Pleasanton, CA, cost of living may be higher than other places in the US, it is lower than many larger cities, including nearby San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, and New York City. The value of homes in Pleasanton, CA, has likewise increased in recent years.

Pleasanton is ideally located as it is only 45 miles from San Francisco. The weather is moderate, typically ranging from 40°F to 86°F. There are many things to do in Pleasanton, CA, including outdoor recreational opportunities offered by over 1,200 acres of parkland. Historic downtown Pleasanton also has a variety of shops and services.

And restaurants! There are over 200 dining establishments – you can find anything from fast food to fine dining. Those who are living in Pleasanton, CA, already know there are many wonderful restaurants. Here are just a few:

  • Sabio on Main

  • 501 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    Located in downtown Pleasanton, Sabio on Main specializes in elegant California cuisine. Wherever and whenever possible, they use local organic and sustainable ingredients to create an unparalleled dining experience – from tapas, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The 10-course tasting menu will surprise guests because each course is better than the last! The ambiance is elegant but casual. You’ll find two patios, a variety of craft cocktails, and a private dining room. Prepare to be amazed!

  • De La Torre

  • 6025 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA

    For traditional Italian fare from various regions in Italy, head to this trattoria. Classic dishes are consistently superb and a special daily changing menu highlights fresh, locally grown produce, naturally raised meats from small farms and ranches, and family-owned wineries from California and Italy. The atmosphere is casual, making this a great place to spend a wonderful evening with good friends.

  • Hap’s Original

  • 122 West Neal Street, Pleasanton, CA

    This classic steakhouse serves the finest dry-aged cuts of beef and fresh seafood from local producers. The dressings and sauces are made fresh each day. The wine list is extensive, with over 300 bottles coming from Napa Valley and France. If you prefer cocktails, bartenders will mix you the classics or serve their own concoctions. This is a great place for a romantic night out, dinner with friends, or a quick stop for an appetizer and a glass of wine. Whatever you choose, it will be a remarkable experience.

  • Korean Village

  • 1807 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA

    When you want to experience Asian flavors, check out Korean Village. This establishment is run by a family eager to share the flavors of their homeland. The restaurant is easy to overlook, as it’s located in a strip mall, but locals know it’s worth finding. Menu favorites are kimchi soup, bibimbap, and bulgogi. Unfortunately, they don’t have a website, but check out their reviews on Yelp!

  • Oasis Grille and Wine Lounge

  • 780 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA

    Oasis Grille has an upscale vibe that’s simultaneously relaxed. This is the place to go if you’re in the mood for the bold flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with an Indian edge. You’ll love the kabobs, vegetarian dishes, and cocktails among other offerings.

  • Experience Burma Restaurant and Bar

  • 600 Main Street, Unit G aka 220 Division Street, Pleasanton, CA

    With a flavor profile derived from Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine, Burmese food has found many fans in Pleasanton, where this restaurant has been ranked as one of the best in town. Popular dishes include the tealeaf salad and the samusas, pyramid-shaped pastries stuffed with curried potatoes.

    These are only a few of the many dining options available in Pleasanton, a vibrant, diverse, and dynamic city in California with a rich history. All make life in Pleasanton, CA very good, indeed! Whether you’re planning to visit for a short time, or are making the move to this beautiful town, those who’ve already discovered this special place will welcome you.

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