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Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1524 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Limon Rotisserie would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and now another restaurant, Pleasanton-based Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar, looks set to open in downtown Walnut Creek as well. Check out their dinner menu here and lunch menu here.

An employee at Lokanta did indicate they would be opening however according to city permit information both restaurants are using the same 1524 Locust St. address. If you look closely at the above photo you may notice that it’s split with an internal wall, however the address at left is 1524 and the address at right is 1520 so we’ll see if this space will be occupied by both restaurants or not. Stay tuned…

From their website:

Lokanta restaurant offers sophisticated menu of Turkish,Greek and Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine.
At Lokanta Grill we stand behind the culinary dishes we create.We take our responsibility of ensuring the origins of our ingredients seriously and pride ourselves on using local, seasonal and organic fare whenever possible


Blaze Pizza Opening Soon in Concord

1110 Concord Ave, Concord

Blaze Pizza, the pizzeria backed by basketball star LeBron James, is expanding like crazy with a new location opening soon in Concord in the new development that replaced the old Peppermill restaurant on Concord Ave. This development is also home to Habit Burger Grill and Noodles & Company. Focusing on fresh ingredients and customized pies, find out what they offer on their menu here.


ROOFTOP Opening in April in Downtown Walnut Creek

1500 Mt Diablo Blvd. (3rd floor), Walnut Creek

Last May we learned about a new restaurant featuring seasonal, American cuisine called ROOFTOP that would be opening on the third floor of the new development at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and N. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek and they plan on opening next month in April according to their Facebook page. On their website if you scroll around you can get a preview of their menu featuring dishes such as, “banana leaf wrapped black cod, cilantro, kaffir lime” and “grilled short ribs, spicy slaw, hoisin”. There will also be a raw bar as well as hand-crafted cocktails and select wines. The executive chef is Justine Kelly, who competed on Iron Chef and was the Chef de Cuisine at the San Francisco restaurant The Slanted Door.

From their website:

Whether enjoying sunset vistas or star-filled nights, Rooftop offers a stunning backdrop for enjoying world-class cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and carefully selected wines while soaking up unparalleled views of Mt. Diablo. Rooftop is an alluring lounge and outdoor terrace in the center of downtown Walnut Creek, featuring several dining areas surrounded by reclaimed brick, water features, and a lush living wall.

Food and drinks at Rooftop are as distinctive as the space itself. Chef/partner Justine Kelly delivers ingredient-driven, new American classic interpretations prepared using only the freshest ingredients- herbs often plucked from the living wall itself. With its retractable rooftop, fans, mister and extensive heating system- Rain or Shine Rooftop truly is an all season destination.

Located on the second floor of this development is the Spanish pintxos and tapas restaurant Teleferic Barcelona which we had a preview of in January. On the first floor is the clothing store Vineyard Vines and soon to open pizzeria Slice House.