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Montclair Bistro

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6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611 (Moraga)
yes-bus
510-482-8282
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
we had fantastic service

have been to Montclair Bistro several times over the years for dinner-meetings so the menu is already set and we have been situated in the back conference room. recently there was a meeting with about 27 people. the menu included the Bistro Caesar salad that i found to be plated beautifully and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2014
flashncrash
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Berkeley, California
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

have been to Montclair Bistro several times over the years for dinner-meetings so the menu is already set and we have been situated in the back conference room. recently there was a meeting with about 27 people. the menu included the Bistro Caesar salad that i found to be plated beautifully and enjoyable. the entree was a cut of beef... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful Little "Quaint' Feel...Food Is Really Quite Good. Service Was Laid Back, Which Is Good, Our Waiter In This Particular Bight wasn't Quite "Up To Speed", But In The Past No Problem. Will Return For Sure!....It's Too 'Cute' To Pass Up!.......:)

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Hanoi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've eaten there several times. Reasonably priced and a place to have dinner close to home. Meals can be a hit or miss; sometimes great with tasty sauces and sometimes awful, especially steak dinners.

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Oakland, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food and service are great, but nothing special. Too many great alternatives to make this place a regular on our list. My real criticism is that the menu lacks originality. This restaurant could be found in any town. That's tough in Oakland where exceptional restaurants are popping up everywhere.

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

It was both good and disappointing. First of all, my drink from the bar was weak. Not a good start. But the service was excellent. Very accommodating. The food was very good. It is expensive but I like the option to have a "small plate". The menu is extensive so there are lots of choices, which today is not so... More 

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Richmond, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food here is first rate. Henry Vortriede is a real class act. The ingtedients are always on display, and the flavors and preparation are impeccable. One of my favorites in Oakland. Seared Ahi and Confit Duck as appetizers. Pappardelle Pasta with Lamb. Black butter Cod are just a a few of the elegant dishes that await you. The ambience... More 

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Lafayette, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Happened to stop by here on the way back from UC Berkeley (college tour visit) on St. Patrick's Day with my husband and son. The food was delicious and the desserts to die for. Dinners start around $25.00 and up with salads around $8.00. Not recommended for families with small children as this is a more formal restaurant. My only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Everything is fresh and creatively presented. The meats are excellent and the seafood perfectly done. Romantic, excellent service and great desserts.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

On the positive side, the food was pretty good and the price was very reasonable for this Montclair neighborhood spot. This restaurant is convenient and has become a choice for our social group to meet for dinner. We have now done so 4 times over the past 2-3 years. Every time I leave with the same bad impression. The service... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Chef Henry has build a loyal following with his continental style menu using the freshest ingredients. Montclair Bistro changes it's menu about 4 times a year depending upon what products and ingredients are in season and available. He also offers specials such as lobster when available. The restaurant includes a small bar so you can have your favorite cocktail before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611
    (Moraga)
  • Public Transportation: yes-bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-482-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?