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Paragon at The Claremont

Rte 13, Oakland, CA
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English first
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is my must on every trip to the Bay Area. I go bt 5 pm to beat the crowds. I come for drinks and dining on the deck overlooking the Bay Area. We come for best mojitos, mac n cheese, calamari fritti, burgers.... Yes, service can be very slow- we saw our drinks sitting at the bar for 5... More

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Paragon is inside the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley (it's literally on the line between Berkeley and Oakland). It's really more of a tourist trap than anything else. The space is very small, the prices are outrageous and the service is marginal at best. Because the space is so small, the noise gets to be more than bothersome, it can... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just had an absolutely dismal visit to the Paragon. We have frequented the Claremont for over the last thirty years and this might be the last visit! We popped into the Paragon this evening to meet out of town friends (who were staying at the Claremont) for a quick drink before heading out to dinner. We grabbed a seat in... More

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was Fathers Day and we expected them to be busy, but this treatment the six of us experienced was unacceptable. We were there for drinks and dinner. We had drinks in the lounge area while waiting for our table. It took over and hour before we were seated. When settling our drink tab before being seated we were charged... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Paragon at The Claremont in Oakland is an "easy" and good place for drinks, "nibbles" and/or a full meal. There is a comfortable bar, outside patio area and inside dining room. There is an extra room as well for overflow or special events. Although the decor is nothing to write home about, both food and service are very good... More

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Santa Monica, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went for Christmas dinner. If a restaurant is not prepared, mentally, staff-wise, kitchen-wise and with enough space to accommodate the Christmas dinner experience, they should just not open. This was a disaster. Running 45-minutes behind reservation time, hostesses absolutely deer-in-the-headlights panicked. Diners were "lingering" more than two hours, and they couldn't handle it. Finally seated, out of oysters. Squash... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This restaurant has a great ambiance. We went on a Friday night and it was very busy. They had a live band who looked like a group of high schoolers but they played well. Our group ordered appetizers and drinks and the drinks were good and some of the appetizers were good the others were just ok. Overall I think... More

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Washington, DC
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323 reviews 323 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I'm not a big fan of hotel restaurants, but here I was. This is the "cheaper" of the two Claremont restaurants, but you can easily spend $50-75 a person for a meal. You can get a not-overpriced hamburger for not so much. But I tried to be more adventuresome. A tuna appetizer was okay but no better Side dishes were... More

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Berkeley, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is the perfect place to take your out-of-town guest for lunch. The view is superb, the setting is elegant, and the food is quite good. May be a bit more expensive than a typical lunch place, but then this is the Claremont! Ask for parking validation to avoid having to pay for parking.

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