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The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612-4638
(510) 903-3580 / (866) 450-5428
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Ranked #313 of 1,065 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $40 - $50
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.
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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