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“I Should have had breakfast”
Review of 907 Grill

907 Grill
Ranked #20 of 72 Restaurants in Benicia
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Saratoga, CA
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206 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“I Should have had breakfast”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I think next time I will try breakfast which is served until 4 pm. Everyone raves about the breakfast - but I had dinner with several folk.

Instead arriving at 3:59 just by chance we tried the dinner menu. THey had a lot of standard fare items and a couple of interesting ones.

The angel wings pork shanks are indeed tasty and worth it by themselves, however the remainder of the items on the plate are 3rd rate. They advertised wild rice, instead they served a glutinous glop of regular rice with a few grains of wild rice mixed in. I told them specifically I ordered the wild rice because I am gluten intolerant and they didn't seem to understand what they are serving or what gluten intolerant even is. Not a good state for a modern restaurateur to be in.

The mixed vegetables are a mix between steamed fried and braised - I am not sure what they were other than cooked a bit too much. THey also were unseasoned and un-sauced in all of this cooking. If you get the angel wings the sweet chili sauce on the side -- it is far too piquant to actually complement the pork shanks which are done just right. The sauce is simply hot and sweet and drowns out all the subtlety of the pork shanks.

The shrimp louis was asked for with large shrimp - instead it came with those pre-boiled pencil erasers called bay shrimp - and not even crisp.

The salmon was over cooked and had the same problem with the other items on the plate being lackluster

The quesadilla was totally unremarkable and you could have gotten the same results in your kitchen microwave -ie the tortilla wasn't even browned or crisped- it was the soggy kind you get from microwave quesadillas. Again the other items on the plate were lackluster - the small bowl of black beans could have come from a can.

It did have a decent outdoor seating on the shady side of the street- which is welcome in summer - but bring a sweater because when it cools down it really cools down -even mid summer. The outdoor seating is important for those of us traveling with dogs.

The staff is more than pleasant, and the inside decor is decent too.

I think this is probably a very good breakfast spot - so will review it again when i come back and try breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great breakfast option in Benicia”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

A friend and I wanted to go out to breakfast after a brisk walk downtown. Other restaurants in town are a little too fancy (and expensive) and we felt like having more than coffeehouse food. Nine O Seven fit the bill. We were seated on the back patio on a beautiful summer morning. They have a breakfast special before 11 am that was delicious! It included 2 eggs, 2 bacon or sausage, hash browns, and 2 pancakes. I hadn't intended to eat all of it but couldn't help myself (good thing we walked a few miles!). The pancakes, especially, had a unique flavor-- almost like sourdough. The bacon was crisp and applewood-smoked. I'll be back for breakfast, and will definitely give them a try for lunch and dinner, too. Wish they were open on Mondays.

  • Visited June 2013
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Benicia, California
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is the place”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Many locals hang at this restaurant. Randy, the owner, is a favorite. Great catering also. Everything is fresh and prepared perfectly. Patio dining in back. Staff is helpful. You can dine in front and watch every one walk. A lovely community.

Visited May 2013
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Fareham
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“Charming”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We loved this restaurant , the menu choice is limited, but the staff are charming, friendly and attentive and the prices are reasonable. The food is excellent quality and we would not hesitate to eat there again.

Visited May 2013
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Long Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Food, quiet Music”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stayed up the street at the Best Western for our son's graduation from Cal Maritime..son's friends recommended the 907 for dinner...great advice...had the mahi-mahi with lemon sauce...wife had it with a mango sauce which she loved...nice size servings and fresh ...veggies crisp and tasty...great garlic mashed potatoes!...service friendly and attentive...music quiet enough to enable conversation...some kitchen noise filtered out and waiter was drying silverware out in the eating area...a no no for a place this nice, although in all fairness it was near closing time and time to wrap it up.......owners should put up some sound barrier and this place would rate an "Excellent" in my book... looking forward to a return visit..

  • Visited May 2013
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