With 2018 marking my 20th straight year as an East Bay food critic, I predict San Ramon’s The Slanted Door will be—straight up—our region’s most exciting dining destination to open in decades.

As the anchor food-service tenant of the new City Center Bishop Ranch—designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano—The Slanted Door boasts 7,500 square feet of modern restaurant space contained by 14-foot glass walls that offer people outside a 360-degree view of everything going on inside.