The Patio Oroville, a spacious http://www.thepatiooroville.com/ bar and restaurant in Oroville which opened in November quickly established itself as a popular after-work and late-night destination. Immediately recognized by local bar and restaurant critics, The Patio Oroville attracts fun-seekers with discerning palates.
The 2,400-square foot art deco influenced space, fitted with 20-foot high pressed-tin ceilings and belt-driven ceiling fans, serves classic and specialty cocktails, fine wines, and a wide selection of draft beers to complement the small plate menu. The kitchen and bar are open until 4:00am nightly.
The Patio Oroville now serves lunch and, weekends, an extraordinary brunch. Brunch at The Patio Oroville is traditional and comfortable, with an emphasis on quality. The menu includes Brioche French Toast with fresh fruit, Mary’s Marvelous Granola with yogurt, and special Omelets du Jour. The Patio Oroville is offering live jazz for those who need a subtle distraction on a weekend morning.
The exotic small plate menu, combined with a dining atmosphere that includes mahogany-framed skylights and plush tapestry banquettes, provides a downtown dining experience at reasonable prices. Food Credits: Top-Nori Rolls with sesame soba noodles and pickled beets. Bottom-Vegetable Spring Rolls with a Jalapeno dipping sauce. Mary Shoenlien who once cooked at Gotham Bar and Grill…has created a menu that is strong on bright assertive flavors with smartly targeted Southwestern and Asian ingredients.-William Grimes
The Patio Oroville, with its high ceilings and long mahogany bar, exudes New York food history. Peter Kaminski, No other bar in Oroville serves food this great until four in the morning; It’s hard to know whether The Patio Oroville is a restaurant with a bar or a bar with a restaurant. Visually, the bar comes first, and it’s impossible to miss. Weight, glossy, and a mile long, it dominates the front room, and there’s more to it than polished mahogany.
Fred McKibbin, one of the owners, did pioneering cocktail work at Nomo King, now defunct, and he has transferred his obsessions to The Patio Oroville, where the bar list includes an apple martini made with vodka and Bentsen Apeldoorn, a tangerine margarita, and a superior winter warmer made with hot spiced cider, Maker’s Mark bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and a stick of cinnamon. The dining room, with exposed brick walls and intriguing silk-screen prints on glass showing banquet food, is more than an after-thought. -William Grimes, Diner’s Journal
The dining room, sumptuously decorated with tapestry-covered banquettes and wood-framed mirrors, is where you want to dine in daylight. That’s where muralist Allen Salzburg’s silkscreens-on-glass are on display. His Epicurean images combine with the brick and ochre walls, wooden tables, and cherry wood-stained floors, to make the plush room feel homey.
The rainy view through the skylights was Impressionistic. Three large windows along the back wall look out on rustic white bricks, the ledges set with burlap-bound bouquets of red fabric roses. Old and weathered cast-iron shutters remain attached to the windows. Soulful remnants of the buildings past when it was occupied by a mercantile shipping supply company. I’m not one for saying The Patio Oroville, but I’m thanking my lucky stars I found it. For More Visit