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4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510 985 1200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely friendly spot and good food too!

I've been coming here for years as I visit my Oakland friends. I always feel good here, spacious rooms, nice ambiance and decor. I've always found the staff to be attentive and enjoyable. The food is always enjoyable, fresh, delicious and inventive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Thomas W
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I love this place, simply put. The food is delicious-- I usually order off the tapas menu. The Mexican street corn is my favorite, and the fried shrimp tacos are to die for. (Be careful, if you're not into spicy things, the aioli packs a punch!) The staff is incredibly friendly. We've gone a few times now and they always... More 

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Thank Keelia M
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

this place has some of the best food around. the only real problem is it is an incredibly noisy place. it is impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting. most older people, like us, seem to just give up and stare of into space awaiting their taste food. meanwhile at the bar and a side area young people scream... More 

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Thank chuck222
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years as I visit my Oakland friends. I always feel good here, spacious rooms, nice ambiance and decor. I've always found the staff to be attentive and enjoyable. The food is always enjoyable, fresh, delicious and inventive.

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Thank Thomas W
Berkeley, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I met up with a friend for business and overdue conversation. She had not been to Bar Cesar before. We were late enough that we missed most of the lunch crowd so although most of items were not available, we did find some items that sounded good. My friend ordered the rocket salad with chicken and I ordered the Cesar... More 

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Thank judeym
Novato, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Took our out of town relatives for drinks and dinner on Piedmont Avenue and loved this place! Beautiful ambience with warm lighting. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Guacamole, chips and different salsas were delicious as well as their Aguacate Rellenos and Caesar salad. Loved the setting --window table with open panels to the street. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank marthapalm
Oakland, California
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249 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

AGAIN... after 6 months trip advisor has not changed this name. It is confusing to readers... BAR CESAR is different then Cesar one is Spanish tapas and one is Mexican food on Piedmont. ANYWAY. I have had Margaritas from Mexico to Canada and my very favorite is the Margarita made by ELMER at BAR Cesar. Quality ingredients help but he... More 

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Thank sansa31
Berkeley, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Atmosphere was great. A group of friends and I had an awesome time there enjoying great drinks and awesome food. Will be coming back very soon. I love the Flautas, Tempura Avocado Wedges, Oysters of the Day and Guacamole.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Cesar was close to our hotel, and we were delighted with the menu. Baja shrimp tacos and pork tacos were amazing, the choice of draft beers was great. The choice of mains was limited but so hard to choose. We loved the mix of clientele, from tourists like us to elderly local eccentrics.

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Thank Turkishholidaylover
Alameda, California
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Met friends here for dinner recently. Had a great meal. Knowledgable waitstaff, comfortable atmosphere, nice menu and vegetarian options. Friends loved the fish tacos and carnitas. I had veg burrito with salad. Yumo. Good drink selection.

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Thank Roberta5261
Oakland, California
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249 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love that Bar Cesar is Mexican now. The atmosphere is still awesome. The service (darling efficient, friendly blonde server) was great. Drinks and chips and smoky salsa ..delicious.... BUT .... number one.. I love simple good Mexican food and I ordered the vegetarian enchilada and my daughter ordered the burrito... THERE IS TOOO MUCH STUFF on these dishes.. TOO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510 985 1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?