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Wood Tavern

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American, Californian
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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Alcatraz)
Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
(510) 654-6607
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Lunch in the East Bay

Has the right mix of great food, vibrant location and enough to eat. I introduce clients to the place, and everyone comes back on their own.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Piedmont, California
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Piedmont, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Has the right mix of great food, vibrant location and enough to eat. I introduce clients to the place, and everyone comes back on their own.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went out to alameda and on the way back home I looked up a good place and happened upon the wood tavern. The beer was good, pastrami was excellent. We tried the blue cheese and pork rillettes for the appetizer and split the sandwich. Great choice! To get in we sat at the counter , which was fun seeing the... More 

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Lafayette, Ca
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took 5 people and we all had something different. Two people had steak and they loved it. I had the pork chop and it was outstanding. The aspargus appertizer was so good I wish i had ordered two or three and skipped the pork chop.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Celebrating my husband's birthday and the food and service were spot on. I would not recommend for small children except for maybe the large round table at back of room as the sturdy but smallish tables for two , which can be put together for more in a row, leave little space to amuse preschoolers without knocking over something. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We just had lunch at Wood Tavern, again, and was impressed, again, at how careful they are to make every aspect of the dining experience perfect. It was crowded, so we sat at the counter watching the chef prepare our meal. The elements of the fish soup were gently sauteed in butter and broth, and spices added to create a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quality product and attention to details like a killer short rib sandwich and frites aka as fries.YUMMY🐷🔪 ....this place validates the notion you get what you pay for!

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Piedmont, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This neighbor gem is just plain WONDERFUL. However, plan to enjoy waiting. I mean it. Waiting can be pleasant if you enjoy watching people interact and hug the one your with.

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have dined here three times, and each time it's consistently excellent. We've always gotten different dishes, and they were all prepared to perfection. Moreover, service is always impeccable, and the setting is nice. It's a place we always think of first when we want to treat someone to a great dinner.

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Oakland, Ca.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On College Ave. in Rockridge. Always crowded and noisy, but if you don't mind that, the food is great and they have a full bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have only been for lunch, but both times very good. Great service, accommodating and unobtrusive. Food was great and well prepared

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
    (Alcatraz)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 654-6607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?