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5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Chabot)
Rockridge BART
+1 510-658-5900
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Featuring locally & sustainably produced foods, small production wines...
Featuring locally & sustainably produced foods, small production wines, artisan cocktails, noshes for adults and kids alike, and gregariously gracious staff, TOAST welcomes all.
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  • 11
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot with friends

Been here a few times with a group of friends. The wine selection is great, food is delicious but limited, and the atmosphere is really cozy. Always a fun night. Service has been hit or miss; everyone is nice just not always the most attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
MakanaM
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Oakland, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Been here a few times with a group of friends. The wine selection is great, food is delicious but limited, and the atmosphere is really cozy. Always a fun night. Service has been hit or miss; everyone is nice just not always the most attentive.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Toast has been a pleasant mid-afternoon stopping point during multiple weekend walks on College Avenue. Sit in the shade under an umbrella or in the sun if you prefer, relax, and watch the pedestrians and cars pass by. There is also indoor seating if you prefer. Toast serves lunch and dinner, but to date, I have only visited for drinks... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we once had a drink here and although we liked the drink, we found service slow. When we complained to someon who looked like the owner, his response was..."guess the company of your friends is not enough for you! ". Well, we figured that was just a failed attemot at humor so we tried the restaurant about a month later.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Setting: Right on College. Parking could be a challenge depending on hours. Nice outdoor patio right on the street with heaters for cold days. Nice warm inside decor. Food: Seems to follow same principles as many Berkeley restaurants these days. Fresh and local - therefore smaller menu. Bread and warm olives are very nice. The chicken was very juicy. Service:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visit every time I'm in Oakland, and am never disappointed. Really good food combined with relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff make this is wonderful place to meet and eat. Drink, too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The best patio in the bay! Great food and perfectly made hand crafted cocktails. Very hip modern casual atmosphere. Live it!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was excited to try this trendy place in the Rockridge district of Oakland. The menu looked interesting and fun - pricey (even $3 for bread), so we were ready to be 'wowed'. We were seated near the kitchen window with a great view of the kitchen activity. Normally that would be fun. However, shortly after we got there, I... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Opting out of gridlock evening homebound traffic, my business partner and I decided to find someplace for dinner before heading home. We started driving south on College Ave in Oakland and this little place caught our eye -- little white lights, open patio, spacious bar area and dining room with lots of windows. It was only about 6 p.m. so... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was a second visit to Toast, this time for dinner with a friend. The interior was refreshingly quiet; service was informative and attentive. My order was the sole with potatoes, while my friend ordered the pork chop. I could not have been happier with the fish - fresh, with a light sauce, and the potatoes were so delicious that... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We've been to toast close to half a dozen times, and have never been disappointed. Sunny lunch with small bites and wine, mid-afternoon meatball olives and champagne, frothy cocktails and nuts at dusk or sumptuous dinner have not disappointed.

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Additional Information about Toast Wine Lounge

Address: 5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone Number: +1 510-658-5900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
    (Chabot)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Featuring locally & sustainably produced foods, small production wines, artisan cocktails, noshes for adults and kids alike, and gregariously gracious staff, TOAST welcomes all.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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