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Best Western Supper Club 

Casa Orinda

A step inside Casa Orinda is a step back in time. Although it's just around the corner from the Orinda Theater, the Casa lives in a different era from downtown's suburbia. The restaurant and bar opened in 1932, and its current decor and ambiance offer elements from the 1930s through the 1970s, at which point time mostly stopped within the Casa. The restaurant's bar and dining rooms offer a supper-club vision of the valley's cowboy heritage, with a ranch theme that's warmly stated in the cozy main dining room by oil paintings of the Old West, copper decorations, wagon-wheel chandeliers, and a central fireplace. The back rooms are quieter and provide an opportunity to peruse the Casa's impressive collection of firearms. Hearty meals — pasta, broiled steaks, veal, and legendary fried chicken — are served with potatoes and biscuits on Western-themed china and place mats ringed by vintage brands. Though Orinda's four-way stop, then known as the Crossroads, is long gone, Casa Orinda lives on to provide an inviting place to sit a spell, chat with friends or strangers at the vintage wooden bar, and chow down in the dining rooms. The Casa is open for dinner seven nights a week and offers valet parking if you don't like to hitch your horse to a public post.

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