New Plates offers eclectic cuisine in downtown Antioch

Plates' beef kabob wrap is just one of many eclectic menu items they offer for both lunch and dinner.

Plates’ beef kabob wrap is just one of many eclectic menu items they offer for both lunch and dinner.

By Allen Payton

A new restaurant is now open in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown, and is owned by two partners with over 60 years of experience in restaurants, cooking and catering. Plates, owned by Dawn Bass and Hamid “Tony” Loinab will offer what they are labeling as eclectic cuisine.

“We offer a whole dining experience,” said Dawn, the former executive chef at Trilogy in Brentwood, chef at the Discovery Bay Yacht Club and owner of Pasta Cucina in Brentwood. “You can sit down on the couches, put your feet on the coffee table, relax and enjoy.”

They will offer prime rib, cioppino and sopas (pronounced soupish) on Fridays, a Sunday champagne brunch served buffet style from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crawdads from Isleton and a variety of wines.

“We’re trying to get as many local items, as possible, including wines,” she shared. “We’re also making some crafty cocktails, with faux liquors, which have a lower alcohol content.”

The menu will include various burgers and five different fresh salads, and 10 different sandwiches including a Vietnamese sandwich. Plus, they will serve kabobs for dinner and in a wrap for lunch.

“We have really nice burgers,” Dawn stated. “One called the Speakeasy. Plus the Big Daddy Burger which has blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and arugula.”

Tony, who has 30 years in the restaurant business, including Black Angus, Red Robin and Hungry Hunter, and owning New York New York Pizza in the county.

They plan to have jazz and dinner music for diners to enjoy. Dinner will be served at 4:00 p.m.

Located at 420 West Second Street, the restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Stop by and see Dawn and Tony, and try out some of their eclectic cuisine, today.

“Just ask for the good looking guy,” Tony added with a laugh.

Look for their grand opening some time in August.

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2 Comments to “New Plates offers eclectic cuisine in downtown Antioch”

  1. Mary Chapman says:

    Three of us had lunch the day after it opened and were throughly impressed. The service and food were excellent. I had a hamburger which was delicious and cooked medium rare. The nicest treat was I was served a bread pudding that was fabulous, as a “birthday” treat. All three of us enjoyed it!!

    The owners Dawn and Tony came by to welcome us and they are delightful and so excited about being in downtown Antioch. They have so many plans for the restaurant which is decorated beautifully with an eating area outside overlooking the river.Enjoy as we did!

  2. Nancy Fernandez says:

    We had dinner there tonight 8-12 and it was a great steak. Got too loud and noisy by 6:15 so we were glad to have gone at 5. Dinner was good, all of it!

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