A new restaurant called Clementine’s will move into San Ramon’s shuttered Marie Callender's, which after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.
Clementine’s will serve “American style cuisine with a touch of southern Louisiana and Cajun,” says owner Peter Kearney, who also owns seven Country Waffles eateries in the East Bay.
The new restaurant will offer popular New Orleans dishes such as jambalaya, barbeque shrimp and fried catfish plus classics like prime rib and chicken Caesar salad. Clementine’s (“Where the Bayou meets the Bay”) will also serve breakfast all day.
Marie Callender’s generic interior will be completely overhauled, giving the new Clementine’s some southern charm with wood flooring, rustic seating and Bayou-inspired accents.
Clementine’s will also feature a full bar and lounge area that’s separated from the main dining room.
Kearney, who named Clementine’s after his granddaughter, hopes to open his new restaurant by Feb. 21 in time for the start of Mardi Gras.