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The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612-4638
+1 510-903-3771
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Ranked #379 of 1,121 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 17th
Transit: We are within walking distance of the Lake Merritt and 19th St bart stations.
Description: Oakland's premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt. We are open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Brunch is available on Saturdays & Sundays. The Terrace Room is also a unique venue for your Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Event. Experience the grand tradition of a Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt. The classic art deco design of this unique venue brings you back to the charm and elegance of years past.
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English first
Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I found the Terrace Room by accident while sitting by Lake Merritt. It is slightly hidden but if you look up you will see the bank of windows and tables. It is a quiet and roomy restaurant that has excellent service and good food. I also have been to their happy hour (Monday through Thursday) that has a variety of... More 

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Seattle
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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Well, they're consistent! I could repeat the July 2013 review word for word. The view is great. and the interior is just too 1930s for words. Service was friendly. About the food, the less said the better.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant in what is now a senior living facility (!) but still has the charm of an old art deco hotel, at least in the public areas. The view of Lake Merritt is outstanding, as is the ambience - the decor, the big band, and the handful of patrons who danced. But the food was terrible... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012 via mobile

Met Easter Sunday morning with family after the Saturday confirmation of my niece who's attending UC Berkley---and they found this great little place called The Terrace Room in the bottom of an old art deco hotel overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland. The food was outstanding, as was the setting and atmosphere and our waiter Mark did a pretty terrific job... More 

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Concord, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This is one of the most romantic restaurants in the East Bay. It is an absolutely beautiful room in an old art deco hotel (now a senior residence) with excellent views of Lake Merritt to watch the gondolas, dragonboats, and rowing shells go by. It is elegant but not snobby. The menu is more casual than one would expect in... More 

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Oakland, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

This review is for lobster fans only. The Friday night special is a keeper. You can get a lobster on a plate, accompanied by corn on the cob and some small boiled potatoes for $20. The corn is nothing special, neither are the potatoes. But, the lobster, wow. We are talking about a big one - a pound to a... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

Unbelievable 270 degree view of Lake Merritt. Food was delicious and served by Tony, the world's most gracious and accommodating waiter. The entire meal was only $25 per person and the drinks were at 1990s prices! I will definitely eat here whenever I am in Oakland.

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Additional Information about The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

Address: 1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612-4638
Phone Number: +1 510-903-3771
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Bistro

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