Best Kept Secret Restaurant

East Bay

Gold: Farm Burger Berkeley. Burgers are made from grass-fed cattle with no antibiotics or growth hormones. The menu is seasonal and sourced from local farms. 1313 Ninth St., Berkeley. 510-705-1485.

Silver: Homemade Kitchen. 337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga. 925-388-0841. homemadekitchen.com

Bronze: Demitri’s Taverna. 2235 First St, Livermore. 925-373-0306.


Gold: Cuisinett. French comfort food with specialties like coq au vin and ratatouille in a casual, neighborhood café. 1105 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos. 650-453-3390.

Silver: Good Bites. 1504 El Camino Real, Belmont. 650-592-4837.

Bronze: Hot Wok Bistro Too. 1541 Laurel St., San Carlos. 650-622-4979.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Aqui Cal-Mex. Fresh flavors of the Southwest, Asia, California and Latin America combined with quick counter service make this a perfect spot to eat with the family. Multiple locations. 408-882-0250.

Silver: The Happy Hooligans. 1711 Branham Lane, # A9, San Jose. 408-694-0740.

Bronze: Yuki Sushi. Multiple locations.

San Francisco

Gold: Barzotto. An American pasta bar that hand rolls pasta fresh every day using ingredients sourced from Bay Area farms. 1270 Valencia St., San Fnrancisco. 415-285-1200.

Silver: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. 1570 Stockton St., San Francisco. 415-835-9888.

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