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3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510 655-6004
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Ranked #65 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rio Vista
Transit: Bus #51 and #59 both stop on Piedmont Avenue.
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64 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good refined food and excellent service. Great for a special night out. The lamb was particularly good. Excellent range of reasonably priced wines.

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Berkeley, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

As East Bay residents, we have dined at Bay Wolf on many occasions. Each time is a treat. Our last meal there was as usual, excellent. We were a group of four, two couples We were seated on the lovely porch, which is our favorite place to sit at Bay Wolf. While this end of Piedmont Avenue is not atmospheric,... More

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Baywolf is a traditional upscale restaurant located in the Piedmont Avenue shopping district of Oakland. It's a really safe great little neighborhood with a lot of cute shops and eateries. Baywolf is consistently good and is the oldest restaurant on the Avenue. Dinner for two will set you back $100. It's usually easy to get a reservation a couple days... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A group of four had dinner here on a Monday evening. The restaurant was full which surprised me. We ordered first courses of avocado salad, a sweet potato bisque, and duck confit. The bisque did not knock me over, salads were not large but very good as was the confit. For entrees we ordered the grilled calamari which was sensational,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My wife and I came here for her birthday, which made it double disappointing. The food was under spiced, overcooked and we think they knew it. No one asked us how it was or even checked after they brought the food. The salmon was dry and had no real hint if flavor or personality it's was fatty or premium selected... More

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Alameda, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Celebrating our 2nd anniversary, we chose Baywolf due to it's good ratings and from looking over the on line menu. The web site does help sell the place. Our waiter Dylan was fantastic, he knew his wines and menu but he also knew how to be warm. We loved our meal, I went with steelhead trout and my husband with... More

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No. California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It makes me very sad to write this review. We have been fans of Bay Wolf for many years and always had great service and wonderful food. We went a few months ago and things had changed. The service was not quite as good and the food not memorable. We decided it was probably an off night and tried again... More

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Huntington, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a lovely evening and meal at Baywolf. To begin with, our waiter was the best. He had opinions to offer but was in no way overbearing. When we ordered cocktails, he had some excellent recommendations as he did with with our wine selections. He was attentive but not obtrusive. The food was delicious. I loved the ribolitta, a... More

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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We come here before shows at the Fox and Paramount. We always get the duck, this time a duck leg confit that was delicious. We shared the calamari appetizer and our other entree was fish, also both excellent. The chocolate torte is one of our favorite desserts, and we had an apple crisp this time as well. Corkage is a... More

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I went with a friend who knows I like duck and told me that BayWolf had a great duck. I ordered the duck and the Eggplant and tomato soup. My dining companion ordered the salad of butter lettuce, radicchio, and pears with blue cheese dressing, described as very good, but over priced and calamari that was only lukewarm and at... More

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