This has been a banner year for new East Bay restaurants, such as Berkeley's Comal and Oakland's Hopscotch. Scroll through above for our critics' takes on the 12 Best Bistros of 2012.
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1. Comal (Berkeley)
2. Skates on the Bay (Berkeley)
3. Haven (Oakland)
4. Sauced BBQ and Spirits (Livermore)
5. Kadupul (Dublin)
6. Borgo Italia (Oakland)
7. Corners Tavern (Walnut Creek)
8. El Sacromonte (Livermore)
9. Hopscotch (Oakland)
10. American Oak (Alameda)
11. Blackhawk Grille (Danville)
12. District (Oakland)