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Toast Wine Lounge

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5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Chabot)
Rockridge BART
+1 510-658-5900
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Today
11:30 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: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and drink on College Ave in Oakland

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
pattisonr
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Walnut Creek, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Walnut Creek, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oakland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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, Outdoor seating

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Toast Wine Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?