Range Life

All you have to do is walk through the doors of Livermore’s Range Life to know that Bill and Sarah Niles are no strangers to the restaurant business. Before joining forces with Brooklyn mixologist Waine Longwell, Bill was the co-chef at Tartine and Sarah the sommelier at Outerlands. Together the friends have transformed the former Charlotte’s Web location into the perfect date night spot. The menu features a selection of seasonal, locally sourced snacks, appetizers, and entrees that will wow your palate.

Whether you opt for one of the craft cocktails that pay homage to the Livermore area -I enjoyed a Coyote Smash with bourbon, mines road bitters, coyote mint, lemon, artemisia, and sprigs of lavender and rosemary – or dive straight to into the wine list, trust me on this one, you’re going to want to order the freshly baked levain bread and butter. Burrata topped with chopped hazelnuts and blackberries is also a good choice, plus it’s a great topping for your bread. Agreeing ahead of time that we were sharing a dessert, my table skipped over the appetizers in favor of the entrees. The grass-fed sirloin steak served on a bed of grilled little gems with a smokey flavor, spring garlic, and mashed potatoes was a home run. A marrow reduction provided the finishing touch to the tender beef prepared to steakhouse guidelines.

Grits lovers will be bowled over by the braised chicken leg served with cheddar grits, herb salad, and bacon lardons

Warm strawberry cobbler topped with a scoop of crème fraîche ice cream provided the perfect finishing touch to our meal.

Entrees start at $22. Full bar. Open Wednesday-Monday, 5-10pm. 2160 Railroad Avenue in Livermore. Reservations are recommended. 

 

A condensed version of this review appears in the July 2018 issue of Your Town Monthly magazine.

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