01/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
About me (so you know where my opinion is coming from)
21 year old local community college student who enjoys the bay areas bars, clubs, and lounges.
I've been coming here for several years now and Mr. Gures has done something amazing. When I was a local student his back courtyard used to be storage (if i remember correctly). Since then he has put a part of himself into the entire restaurant. The front of the bistro (indoor dining area) is very welcoming and carries the air of authenticity which conveys what type of food and service you will receive (which is excellent food and service). The back of the restaurant, used for dining and as a lounge, offers a nice outdoor courtyard environment. They have a bar, hookah with excellent sheesha, and an amazing ambiance. The back is personally my favorite part of the bistro since I spend most of my time with a hookah and get their Turkish coffee or tea (as well as dinner some times). The back courtyard/lounge is constantly evolving. When I first visited the bistro the courtyard was a nice cozy welcoming environment where if you were hoping to be social it was hard not to meet the person next to you and if you weren't feeling like meeting new people you could have your evening how you preferred. Since then they have put in fancy fire pits (I'm not sure what to call them because they're not the traditional fire pit but they're really cool) and there's a small waterfall against the entrance wall. The hosts and hostesses he hires are friendly and on the ball, they will make sure to check in with you regularly if you need anything. The only times I feel missed by them is when its busy and they're checking in with everyone (this is where a customer like myself has to be realistic and know that I'm not the only person there).
Hookah & sheesha: Haven't found a better deal for price and quality
Service: A+ with a smile
Ambiance: Relaxing, social
I hope to see more of you there!