I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bar César has a personality and charm all it's own. The menu is more Mediterranean than the Berkeley sibling and overall more accessible. They have a nice happy hour from 3-6 and 9 onwards during the week with discounted bar bites and drinks (sangria!!!).
The fish tacos were appropriately drowning in cole slaw, and the mini chorizo burger (yes, it's a chorizo patty) was delicious but the real stand out were the fried olives. Deep fried olives - crunchy outside, juicy inside and oh-so-salty. I'm shocked I haven't seen these elsewhere - Weather Up, are you listening?
|Bar Cesar Fish Tacos (mahi mahi, cole slaw, aioli and jalapenos)|
|Bar Cesar Mini Chorizo Burger ( w/ fried sweet potato shavings and pickles)|
|Bar Cesar Fried Olives ... do NOT miss these!|
|Bar Cesar Fried Olive - my mouth is watering already!|
Go for the fried olives, stay for the sangria!
4039 Piedmont Avenue (Btwn 40th St and Glen Ave)
Oakland, CA 94611