After 10 years in San Francisco and six in Antioch, Daniel and Dorise Prevot have moved their fine dining institution to downtown Brentwood.
Prevot's Oyster Bar and Grill brings sophistication and style to historic Brentwood with a selection of more than five types of oysters and 130 wines.
Those who squirm at the thought of shellfish have nothing to fear; Prevot's offers more than oysters. Pasta, chicken, beef, veal, salads and soups as well as seafood grace Prevot's menu, so there's something for everyone.
Daniel, who is also the restaurant's executive chef, said the marinated rack of lamb, coated with Dijon mustard and bread crumbs, and served with an espanole sauce, is one of Prevot's most popular items. Tournedos Maison medallions of beef tenderloin grilled, set on crostinis and topped with sea scallops is another signature dish.
There's not a bad dish on the menu, said Daniel. I'm in the kitchen all day long. Nothing leaves the kitchen without my approval. I am very meticulous about the quality of our meals.
With so many options, it might be hard to choose what to order, but Daniel created the Prix Fixe Menu that includes soup, salad, pasta and a main course of chicken, veal or seafood for only $15.95. Dorise said all the menu items at Prevot's have generous portions. People never leave here hungry.
Dorise said she and Daniel moved their restaurant to Brentwood after they became unhappy with their poorly-located restaurant in Antioch.
People would come in and tells us we were a hidden treasure, Dorise said. At first, it was a compliment, but after a while it became annoying because we wanted people to know about us.
Customers were always telling us we should be in Brentwood, so when the timing was right, we took the opportunity. We've received an amazing welcome. People are happy that we are here.
Dorise said each time Prevot's has moved, the menu has evolved as well. Prevot's Oyster Bar and Grill includes the new oyster bar, but sandwiches and burgers have also been added to the menu. The location Prevot's moved to used to be a sushi restaurant, so Japanese cuisine has also been added to Prevot's selection to create an assortment of meals to entice your taste buds.
Don't forget to check out the dessert menu that includes tasty treats such as homemade cheesecake and cherries jubilee.
Prevot's grand opening will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, featuring live music and belly dancing. Reservations are recommended.
The restaurant also features a banquet room that can accomodate up to 55 people for any type of celebration, from birthdays and wedding receptions to formal affairs and business meetings. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance.
Dorise said she hopes to bring live entertainment to Prevot's next year on a monthly basis with events such as magic night and a wine-tasting dinner.
Prevot's Oyster Bar and Grill, located at 613 First St., is open Tuesday through Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Sunday for dinner from 4 to 10 p.m.; closed on Monday.
To make a reservation, call 925-626-7461.