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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    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
one menu so limit choice, but all the dishes tasted unlike anything i've ever had

short version: VERY GOOD FOOD, VERY GOOD SERVICE. longer version: i was nervous about a restaurant that has one menu, family style, b/c i am a very picky eater. i avoid sugar and carbs and hit the protein and veggies hard. also, my boyfriend is gluten free so i thought this could be a disaster. but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
yasmin k
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

short version: VERY GOOD FOOD, VERY GOOD SERVICE. longer version: i was nervous about a restaurant that has one menu, family style, b/c i am a very picky eater. i avoid sugar and carbs and hit the protein and veggies hard. also, my boyfriend is gluten free so i thought this could be a disaster. but the meal was amazing!... More 

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Alameda, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

First, the bar....excellent cocktails and great wine suggestions. The meals were delicious, innovative, and beautifully presented. The service was also fabulous. We've been here four times now and we're coming back for more!

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San Francisco, California
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325 reviews 325 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

From Sunday thru Thursday, the dinner menu offers a 3 course dinner while Friday and Saturday are 4 courses. The only thing you need to tell the server is what type of beverage you want and if you want the meat or vegetable main entree. The appetizers and side dishes are served family style. The wine menu is on the... More 

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oakland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Being largely retired, I am not in a hurry. We went to Havens on a weeknight early and it wasn't crowded at all, in fact probably 75% of the tables in the dining room were empty, but we were told we would have to eat in the bar (part of the same large room). We waited 10 minutes +/- to... More 

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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
132 reviews 132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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

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