About Hotel Mac



The History of the Hotel Mac

The three-story brick Hotel Mac was originally built in 1911 by Kate Riordan, a young female Irish Immigrant. It was then called the Colonial Hotel. She built this beautiful establishment at a cost of $25,000, when the Methodist Church in town cost $11,000 at the time.

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In 1930, when the country was in recession, she sold the hotel to be a dairy farmer in Modesto. James MacAfee who was the manager at Clairemont Hotel in Berkeley, who formerly managed acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and had a wide range of loyal clients that stretched from Herbert Hoover to some of the most famous crime bosses in the history of America. Under MacAfee’s management, the food and ambiance were acclaimed by Duncan Hines (The world-famous restaurant critic) as, “One of the exceptional dining establishments in the Country”   Never the less we like to think The Hotel Mac has maintained a similarly diverse and striking patronage to this day. A fire in 1971 closed Hotel Mac. Jim Byers, Bill Burnett and Griff Brazil formed a corporation to reopen the Hotel Mac as a fine dining establishment. Great effort and attention to details were taken to completely restore and renovate Hotel Mac to its original state. The partially lost stained-glass windows have been painstakingly replicated by the original artist’s son. The existing wine cellar has been restored and restocked. Its fame for fine dining was established again since 1978. It has come “full Circle” with the current successor, another adventurous female immigrant Lara Choe from South Korea. Her passion for fine cuisine and service has been her trademark for over 40 years in the hospitality industry. In 1981, she was introduced by Independence Journal as the

 “Lady who brought the new trend in food industry to Marin County”

She was rewarded not only as an excellent leader in the food service industry but was also recognized for bringing new flavors to the traditional, to make healthier American cuisine. She brought live music and a piano bar into Point Richmond for all levels of artists to come enjoy playing their own tunes at Hotel Mac. Her goals are to preserve and enhance this historical Landmark that pioneer woman Kate Riordan established over 107 years ago. She has been actively involved in serving a wide range of community work with a passionate love of Art, Music, History with genuine friendship.

The owner and staff are confident you will find Hotel Mac as beautiful and exciting as they do.



General Hours Of Operation:

Monday      11: 30-9:00 pm
Tuesday      11: 30-9:00 pm
Wednesday     11:30-9:00 pm
Thursday        11:30-9:00 pm
Friday             11:30-9:30 pm
Saturday        5:00-9:30 pm
Sunday           4:30-8:30 pm

Lunch Menu:
Monday – Friday    11:30 – 2:30 pm

Dinner Menu:
Monday         5:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday         5:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday   5:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday      5:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday          5:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday      5:00 – 9:30 pm
Sunday         4:30 – 8:30 pm

50 Washington Avenue
Point Richmond, CA 94801
(510)233-0576, 0577