Chow is a wonderful addition to very few reasonably priced and solid restaurants in the far east bay. The outdoor seating is really great for lunch or dinner in the summer. Pasta dishes are delicious, as is their grilled chicken. The best thing about this place though, is their truly amazing desserts. I love their spiced ginger cake with ice cream.
My only complaint is that portions for some items could be larger. I once got a salad and it was literally 4 pieces of lettuce, and some cheese, and a tiny bit of dressing.