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BayWolf

3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510 655-6004
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Ranked #77 of 1,068 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Berkeley, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bay Wolf. What can I say? Ithas been around forever - I believe started by the ever-important Chez Panisse alum. Beautiful and peaceful (one can actually hold a conversation) covered terrace in front. Nice service. The menu is not dissimilar to many CA restaurants of its ilk - its just that our food just sort of "missed" the last few... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been coming here forever. I started coming regularly with my folks for lunch. Once a week for years. My dad passed away and found it hard to return. We came for dinner a few Sundays ago and I realized, 'hello!" I've been missing out. Duck liver flan will be my last request on my death bed. I honor... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 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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Additional Information about BayWolf

Address: 3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone Number: 510 655-6004
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian

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