Eureka! Restaurant opens Monday, April 25th and Mountain View is going to be happy about this one. I had the pleasure of attending several media dinners, as well as the soft-opening at this all-American restaurant and each time, everything was amazing. They serve classic American food, with an elevated twist, along with plenty of bourbon and beer. The address is 191 Castro Street.
I tried the Bison and the Fresno Fig burgers. Both were beautifully presented, prepared perfectly medium-rare, exactly what I asked for. The french fries had truffle in both the salt and the cheese sauce and the sweet potato fries had maple syrup on them. The glazed Brussels sprouts are the best, I even went home and tried to copy them.
I sampled every dessert on the menu and I would recommend all of them, however the Butterscotch Rum pudding is sprinkled with sea salt, and just my style, so that’s what I’ll be ordering more often than not.
Eureka has over 40 craft beers, local California wines and 50 small-batch whiskeys and specialty cocktails. My “Holy Smokes” came in a jar with hickory smoke trapped in the jar and when you unscrew the lid, the smoke rolls out. Wait 30 seconds before you open the lid so the smoke has a chance to flavor the bourbon. It’s quite unusual, tastes like a campfire and I want more of them.
One of the upcoming happy hour specials is a “steal-the-glass” night. They have a cute glass with their logo etched on it, already picked out for us. It has already proven itself to be popular and quite steal-able, so the owners decided that should just give everyone what they want. Be sure you're stealing the glass on the right happy-hour of the week. It might be uncomfortable if you get the day wrong... and you're out with your office.
Eureka! completely transformed the interior of the building. The old windows from the seating area on the upper level of Kapp’s are the only thing that looks familiar to me, other than the all the historic bricks. It still feels like you’re in one of our historic buildings, but now it’s suddenly contemporary and cool.
And the huge front windows slide completely open; it’s almost like you're sitting out on the side walk, but it’s better because random strangers walking by aren’t too close to you.
A few people stopped and asked me how I like the food and what I was drinking. They were all so curious about the opening date, which once again, is Monday, April 25. I’m sure the community is just excited about the opening, and the curiosity is more than they can stand, so they’re willing to stop and questions, but it’s not the norm in Mountain View to stop and talk to someone when they’re eating at a restaurant. Yes, the anticipation is building.
If you’ve lived in Mountain View for very long, you’ve seen a lot of restaurants open and close. The ones that last the longest and are still going strong, are the ones that connect with the community. Eureka is already on their way to being quite connected to our community.
They joined the Chamber of Commerce and already have a date set for their official ribbon-cutting networking event. They reached out to other businesses and organizations and have a nice presence on social media. The general manager is Kelley. Welcome to Mountain View, Eureka. You’re going to fit right in and we're happy to have you.