I had invited friends from Walnut Creek to drive over and try restaurant. Imagine my surprise when we arrived and found it closed.
I felt disappointed, among other things, but this is not the first restaurant to close down that I liked. And I wondered, as I have in the past, why can't really good restaurants stay in Alameda?
There were many things I liked about Zeytini's that are clearly lacking in most of the restaurants around Alameda. The food was sophisticated and superb, the prices were very reasonable, especially for the quality of the food.The staff were friendly and took good care of the customers. It was a great place to go for a healthy meal and to enjoy meals with friends.
And what does Alameda have so much of? Fast food and cheap, greasy little restaurants. With so much new space at Alameda Towne Center, it is a great opportunity to bring in some good restaurants, like Zeytini's was. I'd like to see Alameda grow in that direction. Until then, I will dine with friends somewhere else in the Bay Area.