Join us on New Year's Eve!

Traditional Italian Dinner to Celebrate 2020

Suggested Wine Pairings Available
$90 per person (includes tax, service charge, food), beverages night of additional charge
(guests chose one from each category)

First Course 
Whipped Burrata & Frisee: Pomegranate, Blood Orange, Balsamic
Benchmark Caesar Salad: Romaine, Grana, Black Pepper, Croutons 
Winter Squash Soup: Warm Spices & Sage 

Second Course 
Spaghetti with Rock Shrimp, Lemon & Chile 
Strozzapreti Bolognese 
Rigatoni with Wild Mushrooms

Third Course 
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Salsa Verde & Chicories
Rock Cod with Mushrooms & Pea Tendrils 
Braised Short Ribs with Polenta & Broccolini 

Fourth Course: Dessert 
House Fried Donuts with Chocolate Sauce 
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Complimentary House Amaro  


Benchmark Oakland will be closed on December 25 and on January 1.  Happy Holidays!

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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