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US$ 21 - US$ 80
American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had their brunch. Great ambiance and service. Food was very good. Just had better benedicts in other places. The monkey bowl was also good.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to dine here with a friend who lives in Emeryville. It was a delightful experience. The food is wonderful and the service is very attentive and the place is so incredibly comfortable. I have lived in the East Bay since 1966 and...wish I had heard of this place sooner. I cannot wait to introduce my friends to it. Thank you for a marvelous evening. We arrived at 5:45 and left at 10:00.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the neighborhood I used to work in... and needed an outdoor lunch option as we had kiddos in tow, so Townhouse popped into mind. SUPER GLAD they've reopened and please with Covid protocols here. It's been a few years, so it was...a bit of a gamble, but one we are thrilled we took. This is an old historic building + large patio that looks like it seats almost as many as they can inside. The indoor vibe is carefully curated old mixed in with white tablecloths and outside is much more casual. Brunch menu isn't huge but spans pretty much anything you could want. There are kid options available as well. I ordered the shrimp and grits and was very pleased. These are exceptional grits, perfectly cooked shrimp, and great tomato based sauce. Came with two toasts that were likewise tasty. There were a few bits un unrendered bacon fat that I picked out (texture I'm not a fan of), but fabulous dish that I'd order again in a heartbeat. Hubby and 10 year old ordered BLT + avocado and we delighted in teaching the kid the new acronym BLAT. Beautifully prepared delicious and somewhat messy sandos came with exceptional fries. The picky 8 year old loved his side of extra crispy bacon and fries. Service was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing. The outdoor setting had sun and shade, umbrella options, and heat lamp options. We chanced upon a beautiful fall day and thoroughly enjoyed the sun. Kiddos rated this a "10 out of 10" and included in the mix of their absolute favorite spots (Trabocco in Alameda and Habit). Thrilled to expand our options and already looking back to our next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

I just didn’t like the food. The bread was the only good thing on the table. I ordered a seafood tomato bisque soup and it was terrible. They brought me a second bowl that looked better, but the tastes were the same.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2020

Townhouse is our favorite restaurant in Emeryville. It is just a short bike ride away for us and it has never disappointed us. Unfortunately, it is closed now for COVID-19, but we look forward to its reopening. In my opinion, they could easily reopen the...outdoor in the back, put out a few tables on the front deck, and on the large parking lot and start cooking again. When it was open, we always preferred the backyard, because the interior could get a bit noisy in some spots. They do have a nice ambiance though - interesting paintings on the walls, high ceiling, and a full bar. The food there is excellent, and the cocktails have always been superb. The front looks like a shack and many people may be deterred by the look, but the restaurant inside it is very pleasant. I don't know why they keep it this way, it may be to preserve the original facade, it may be for some other reason, but now it has become the trademark of the Townhouse, so it is not likely they'd change it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Very good restaurant and nice place where spend dinner. Food is very good and if you love garlic you must try the fries with garlic. Fantastic....... but again if you love garlic.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020

We came here for a birthday celebration and the location was most interesting. Not in an area that would assume a fine dining establishment would be. Even from the outside, you would not think this was a place you would get a fine meal. You...would be wrong. The interior is rustic/unfinished and appointed well to create a unassuming atmosphere. The menu is very diverse with everything from We started with pot stickers and cocktails.. great. The mains were the ribs (w/fries and mac & cheese), braised short ribs, seafood risotto and the seafood special. Everything was prepared perfectly. A shared brownie sundae topped it all off. Well worth the visit!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

This was a very nice lunch stop during our Amtrak layover in Emeryville. A good menu with many options. The staff was very welcoming and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

We were in town and looked for decent food. Came along the street and saw the sign. Food selection is not too big but we had a fabolous dinner. Service was one of the best in SF. We will come back everytime when we are...in Emeryville.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2019

Been here for birthday parties, family get-togethers and date-nights, and loved it every time. Different food each time but all good, and the disconnect between the grunge exterior and the hip and attractive interior is just pr art of the fun. You may want to...walk further north on a side-street, however, 'cos parking is pretty thick on that part of Doyle...or come by Caltrain and walk up 59th from the station!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Townhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4