Walnut Creek has Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, with its diners’ panorama of Mt. Diablo. San Jose has Scott’s Seafood, with its rooftop views of the downtown skyline and the hills beyond. And the British Bankers Club’s new rooftop patio looks out over Menlo Park.
Now Livermore’s getting a sky-high dining destination.
Aviation Rooftop Bar & Grill is scheduled to open in August atop a three-story building on First Street downtown, next to the Bankhead Theater. It’s the brainchild of restaurant consultants Rick and Theresa Dobbs, who own and run The Last Word gastropub on the ground floor, with building owner Mike Madden on board for the ride.
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The wall-free restaurant will sport a glass railing all the way around.
And what’s behind the Aviation name?
“Aviation is a classic cocktail and Livermore also has a great aviation history,” Rick Dobbs says. “You can see the airport from our rooftop because you can kind of see everything from our rooftop” — including Livermore’s scenic wine country.
He calls the dining concept “upscale burgers and approachable cocktails.” The menu’s still under development by chef Theresa, but the plan is handcrafted burgers, entree salads and side dishes made from all-natural ingredients.
Look for long serving hours, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days, later on Fridays and Saturday. Aviation will close on Mondays. Details: 2470 First St.; www.aviationlivermore.com.
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle