Indoor Dining Resumes!

We are offering two tables – one in each of our dining rooms – for guests wishing to dine indoors.

Though our staff is vaccinated, we want to begin well below the 25 percent capacity until we fall into the orange tier. This is basically private dining – plenty of air and space to enjoy your meal with people in your bubble.

No reservations, walk-in only
Masks required when not eating/drinking
One hour time limit
Max 6 guests in back room, max 4 in front
Children must stay seated


Take Benchmark To Go!

OPEN 4:30pm-9:00pmish*

Our entire menu – including wine, beer and softserve ice cream – is available to go.
Online orders are preferred, but you can also call in your order at 510-647-9724.
Please reference Today’s Menu before you call, as we are unable to read off menu selections to callers at this time.

Mask required for entry.

Thank you!

* Closing time depends on flow of business

Our Outdoor Patio is Now Open for Dining!

(For dine-in customers only!)

East Bay Express

Cal-Italian without Pretense

“More than anything, I appreciated the warm, easy-going service and the way the restaurant felt more approachable and less precious than many of its Cal-Italian counterparts in Oakland or Berkeley — despite the fact that the food was just as good and the sourcing of ingredients just as conscientious. The bottom line: Now I have a reason to go to Kensington.”

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