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Haven Oakland

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44 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W.)
Free bus at both Webster and Broadway at Embarcadero. Civic Center and Lake Merritt BART stations are just a few blocks walk. Coming from San Francisco? Consider taking the Ferry over since it drops you right at in Jack London.
(510) 663-4440
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Currently closed until 1/23/15

A local spoke to a chef today and he said they are closed for a vacation, reopening 1/23/15. Earlier this week someone from their sister restaurant Plum said they are "working on a new concept".

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Simon W
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A local spoke to a chef today and he said they are closed for a vacation, reopening 1/23/15. Earlier this week someone from their sister restaurant Plum said they are "working on a new concept".

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

OMG- do not question where to go-THIS IS IT! The food is all local and seasonal ,making the menu change often and the tasting adventure different daily. The cocktails were all fashioned, infused and created on site- excellent. The breads and desserts were beautiful as well as delightful. We had several items from the menu and not a one disappointed.... More 

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Easily accessible by ferry and auto, the restaurant offers good food prepared with quality ingredients at Jack London Square. For the price, portions were small and ambience was lacking. Our meal was $50 per person (excluding alcohol). A16, Wood Tavern and Bellanico are much better values for the $ in the East Bay. The wine list offers a small and... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had an early dinner, coming from Europe I ask the very professional and nice staff for a place at the counter of the bar. Just in front of the kitchen, my seat was perfect. I could see a team of passionate chefs working each plate untill perfection. We asked for several treats: the oysters, the pickled sardines on toast,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I tried Haven on a Monday night. The restaurant was empty which was a surprise. I was solo so I chose a seat at the kitchen bar which has an open view of the whole kitchen. Great view. The head chef was training a new cook and it was very interesting to watch their technique and precision I had some... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had dinner here- craft cocktails, local wine (Dashe Cellars), oysters from Puget Sound, bucatini with brisket ragu, and roasted strawberry (!) ice cream. Every dish was really good, and the staff was on the spot without being intrusive. The area around Jack London Square has a solid lineup of restaurants, and Haven fits right in.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There were three of us. My wife and I and our niece. We're seniors and she is 40. My wife and niece thought it was great...eh, well almost. They liked the small portions and our niece had the bone marrow or something like that. I had the lamb. It was about 3" in diameter and 3/4 fat. They don't have... More 

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Hayward, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

As many times I visited this dining place I usually enjoy good food great ambience and courteous staff. They had been extremely patient with my disable mother and provided us with great dinner.

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Walnut Creek, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Friends of ours wanted to share Haven with us last Friday night. Our reservation was early (6:30pm) and we were immediately seated in a booth that was comfortable and quiet enough for easy conversation. Starting with the uniquely crafted cocktails through starters, entries, and then desserts our dinner was as good as expected. The cocktails and the various food plates... More 

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Oakland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Haven last Saturday night and it was fantastic! We sat at the chef's counter that let's you watch cooking and expediting while enjoying your food. The servers were friendly and helpful and the food was beautiful. I specifically enjoyed the carrot soup - I wanted to lick the bowl but refrained. I'll be heading back here soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W.)
  • Public Transportation: Free bus at both Webster and Broadway at Embarcadero. Civic Center and Lake Merritt BART stations are just a few blocks walk. Coming from San Francisco? Consider taking the Ferry over since it drops you right at in Jack London.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 663-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?