7/10/2012 04:38:00 PM

Open Call: What Are Your Favorite Neighborhood Gems in the Bay Area?

You know the kind of place we're talking about - your go-to casual date night, favorite burger joint or stellar brunch spot that diners outside your zip code might not know about. Sure, we all love our big nights out, but when you're looking for something a little closer to home, this is where you head. You can leave your suggestions in the comments, or email us with a few sentences describing your favorite neighborhood haunt - your suggestion might just end up in our upcoming roundup.


  1. Jackson Fillmore. Such friendly staff, delicious authentic italian dishes made with love, and reasonably priced bottles of quality wine. Who could ask for more?

  2. Cafe Pro Bono in the California Avenue area of Palo Alto, near the North County Courthouse. Off the beaten path, but an absolutely wonderful Mediterranean with a devoted family staff. Relaxed ambience, very reasonable prices, with a dynamite new chef, formerly at Bistro Elan.