Calypso Bar & Grill

Last night we wanted to get a drink before going to a movie in Orinda (saw Pride & Prejudice, even the Austen haters among us loved the movie) and we decided to stop at Calypso Bar & Grill which is very close to the theater. Alas, unbeknown to us there is a cafe/wine bar just across from Calypso which might have been more appropriate for a quick drink. Next time.
Calypso is a Caribbean themed restaurant, the type that might have been popular in the 60’s and 70’s. The restaurant is small and dark and on Saturday nights, at least, features music. Last night it was a singer/guitar player singing covers from the 60’s. I particularly enjoyed American Pie.
Boris and Regina just had bottled drinks, but Mike ordered the hand shaken Margarita while I had a fruity rum drink. They were both good, though not outstanding. Mike felt the Margarita had too much ice, but I was happy for that as I prefer my drinks cold. Mike liked the coconut shrimp, though as he says, he’s never had coconut shrimp he doesn’t like.
In all I wouldn’t mind giving the place a try for dinner if we happened to be in Orinda. The restaurant is family friendly – there was a whole group of children while we were there.
Calypso Bar & Grill
2 Theatre Sq., No. 153 (off Moraga Way)
Orinda, CA 94563

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