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Toast Wine Lounge

5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1326
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Ranked #214 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chabot
Transit: Rockridge BART
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18 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

There are not many restaurants in the East Bay where you can sit outside on a sunny afternoon. Toast has a very charming patio and some good food to nimble. I don't think the food is that great but for lunch is nice, salads, sandwiches... But... We get there at 11.50 am, the patio is set up for lunch, people... More

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Oakland, CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I think Tripadvisor has the full name of Toast wrong. Perhaps at one point it was "Toast Wine Lounge," which indicates its original version as primarily a wine/tapas place. But today it goes by a more accurate name that reflects it being a full-fledged restaurant: "Toast Kitchen + Bar." In any event...went with my wife and two friends on Saturday... More

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Santa Clara, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I heard from others in our group that this was good, so we decided to check out. Both of us had the chicken (absolutely wonderful--better than what I have ever made) with a autumn slaw. We also split a salad, and had a wine flight of 3 reds for $15 each. I wish we had room for dessert! The service... More

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Oakland, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

great outside seating but the service lacks... too expensive for small plates its pretty to hang out for a glass of wine.

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Caspar, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

By styling itself a wine lounge, this place misses the point. (The website gets its priorities right: "Eat, Drink, Be Merry, Repeat.") Great tapas-style food, friendly and attentive staff, good location, and (maybe) inventive drinks, in that order, impressed us. This place is developing that elusive quality of a "scene" restaurant with loyal local adherents and folks coming from afar... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A great night out in Oakland! On a nice night eat outside enjoy a glass of wine and people watch. Great food,great people! Enjoy!

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Berkeley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This restaurant is new on the block but sadly they have already learnt some of the bad habits of restaurants that have been open a long time… to name one; the beverage glasses are packed with ice so that there precious little beverage in the glass. Overall, I would say that the main course was slightly better than mediocre. The... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I really wanted to like this restaurant. It is in my neighborhood, it is attractive and has outdoor seating. The food itself was quite good for our Sunday mid-day meal. Soup of the day was split pea - made perfectly, and the mixed green salad with cheese and quinoa was excellent too. Sandwich tasty. But there is this little matter... More

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Oakland, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have been to Toast a half dozen times but don’t intend to return. I live nearby and they offer nice wine and decent small plates. Unfortunately, the service is poor, and management is intrusive – feeling free to sit down and join our group uninvited. One typically has to wait to be seated, with empty tables aplenty, while staff... More

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Concord, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Toast is a great wine bar with excellent service in Oakland’s Rockridge restaurant row. The menu is inventive and is conceived around a few entrees and a number of small plates. It is interesting and changes almost frequently, depending on what is fresh at the market. Samples that we (my daughter and I)tried included all-day braised pork shoulder (very tasty)... More

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