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Paragon at The Claremont

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Rte 13, Oakland, CA
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 3
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The place looks like an aging dowager. Grand, up the hill...paint starting to peel is some places. Parking was easy, we asked to sit outside and we did. No umbrellas for the 2-seater tables, Staff were friendly, but the waiter forgot a couple of things. The wine we ordered was out, but he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Kasson, Minnesota
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South San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

My niece took me there for Brunch to celebrate an early Mother's Day. The wait staff were very pleasant. Great variety of food, and it was really good. I appreciated the desert table, it was more a tasting than regular size deserts and that was just perfect. You didn't seem to waste anything. I believe they try to provide food... More 

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United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First time tried crab and salmon cake here that really delicious. We sitting outside and they had heated so not felt cold but actually I more enjoyed day time much more fun can saw better scenery and more beautiful. Service is ok and price not so bad. Came on Friday or Saturday they had live band.

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Kasson, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The place looks like an aging dowager. Grand, up the hill...paint starting to peel is some places. Parking was easy, we asked to sit outside and we did. No umbrellas for the 2-seater tables, Staff were friendly, but the waiter forgot a couple of things. The wine we ordered was out, but he suggested a replacement and it was great.... More 

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Martinez, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We go for the view, but the personnel are a liability. We wanted to sit at the rail but were told these were reserved for parties of 4. The next party of 2 was seated at the table we were told we could not have. The menu arrived and it was only the bar menu until 5:30. Burgers, wings, salad... More 

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singapore
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144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte 13, Oakland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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