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Cesar

4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5208
510-985-1200
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Ranked #217 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Las Vegas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enjoyed a nice early evening tapas meal with my daughter and son-in-law. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level busy but not overbearing. We all shared plates which included the tasty patata bravas, a nice plate of charcuteria, the gambas diabla, the seasoned ribs, and a very tasty beet salad. We accompanied... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was in Oakland recently and took my grandson here for dinner. For the sake of full disclosure, he's only 9 months old! However, it really was perfect. I went at 6 PM which was a good time to be there. There were a few other families there and the place generally was quite busy. With a young baby, this... More

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I used to go to the Cesar in Berkeley pretty regularly and loved the place. We'd go sometimes just for dessert and get the port flights or the dessert wine flights, it was always fun. I was closer to this one tonight after dinner and thought we'd try to do the same - and am just embarrassed for the Cesar... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cesar on Piedmont offers some great small plates in a relaxed atmosphere. Armed with a great wine selection and delicious Latin-themed food, you can sit and chat and watch busy Piedmont Avenue. Their sangria is also really good, as is their ceviche, patata bravas, and guacamole. The only fly in the ointment is that service can be spotty; they sometimes... More

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Camarillo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate here for a late lunch/early dinner following a morning walk in Richmond at the Rosie the Riveter NHP (if you haven't been, go!) and a few hours trying on all the clothes at Title Nine. Great time! We had the patatas bravas, the rock cod, and a special Iberico pork loin cut in a wine reduction with mashed... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The food is good and the interior is well decorated and seems great for a large group. However, both times I've been here, the service has been extremely slow, which has made me very hesitant to go back.

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Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

What? Yes, the deep fried olives were a first timer for me too! What a treat! I'd definitely order them next time. My cousin and I recently spent the day shopping on Piedmont Avenue and she suggested Bar Cesar for tapas. We shared deep fried olives, and a great salad then decided on burgers for dinner. The burger was excellent... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

great atmosphere and really good food. we got a bunch of appetizers including the potatoes with aioli and i just remember having that greasy feeling in my tummy afterwards. but overall i would go back -- great location and service.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I so wanted to give this place a positive review as try to support local establishments but it is such a frustrating place to go. On numerous occasions I have received the entree before or at the same time as the appetizer. This is all the more incredulous when one orders a Caesar Salad or Oysters as the appetizer and... More

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Oakland, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Never fails to have good service, great food - do not miss the patatas braves or the tres leches dessert - in a fun atmosphere. On sunny days the outdoor patio is wonderful to relax on, and on rainy nights, the inside feels warm and toasty. Although its different from the Berkeley location in that the food is Mexican, not... More

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