def. (Spanish) a wizard / a magician / a person with special powers
At our core, Mägo is a neighborhood bistro. It's a place to hang out with family and friends whether you live right around us or coming from further away. It's a place for everyone and it's cozy, unpretentious and fun. Mägo serves dinner and drinks nightly with a weekly changing menu cooked over wood fire. We offer Northern California cooking with an emphasis on affordable high quality food using innovative and inventive techniques.
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Mägo on the GO
Our dining room is currently closed but we are offering take out and delivery, starting March 17th.
Monday- Saturday- all day menu
Mägo serves dinner and drinks nightly with a weekly changing menu cooked over wood fire. We offer Northern California cuisine that is simple food using innovative, inventive and high quality ingredients.
Chef & Owner
Born ins SF and raised in the North Bay and Folsom, Mark Liberman actually spent his youth watching old PBS cooking shows, playing GI Joe with his brothers and being a competitive gymnast. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has never looked back. ...
Theresa Liberman, co-owner and Mark’s wife, will be teaching classes and sharing her cheese expertise through Mägo’s educational programs. A User Experience Researcher at Google without a professional culinary background, Theresa developed her knowledge of cheese by taking classe...
Born in the rural Midwest with a farm upbringing, Ben began working in the kitchen as his first job. Like most chefs, he started as a dishwasher and worked his way up to running his own team. Having moved to Scandinavia in his early 20’s to be closer to his dad, Ben began his working tour i...
Born and raised in Oakland, Peter spent his childhood traversing Piedmont Avenue spending his allowance on slurpees and baseball cards. In his early twenties he happened to land a job bussing tables at Chez Panisse, quickly he fell into a love affair with restaurants that led to an almost five ye...
Alan Krumholz (AJ)
A.J. grew up in the spooky forests of Vermont, where he made friends with slugs, owls, and Bernie Sanders. After moving to California with a rock band, he decided to double down on cliche and wait tables too! That path led from Hayes Valley brunch to Michelin-starred fine dining, sommelier traini...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Mägo Mean?
Mägo is Spanish for magician or wizard. It was a nickname given to Chef Mark at a previous job and he always liked it.
What are my reservation options?
The chef's counter and dining room are available for online reservations but we always reserve some tables and counter seats available for our neighbors on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For reservations for 7 or more, call the restaurant or contact us by email at email@example.com
Our bar seating offers the full dinner menu and is reserved exclusively for walk-ins.
What is the difference between the counter seats and the seats at the tables?
The seating is divided between kitchen counter and a more traditional table setting. At the chef's counter guests sit slightly elevated with a full view of the kitchen and more opportunity for interaction with the cooks and the chef. The guests sitting in the dining room tables will enjoy a more traditional dining setting.
Are you able to accommodate dietary/allergy restrictions?
We want everyone that dines at our restaurant to do so happily and safely so we take dietary/allergy restrictions very seriously. If you are unsure if we are able to dine with due to these restrictions, please contact us via email and communicate your needs.
There is no dress code at Mägo, please feel free to dress however you are most comfortable.
We accept all major credit cards.
What's the corkage fee?
The corkage is $30 per bottle for the first two standard (750ml) wine bottles; $45 for each additional bottle.
Is Mägo kid friendly?
We welcome kids of all ages and while we currently do not have a children menu, we are always ready to cook some kid friendly dishes. Additionally, we are happy to adapt current menu items to make them more kid friendly when possible.
Work With Us
We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed.
Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach us by phone at (510)344-7214. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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