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“Winning, Fun Destination” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Flora

Flora
1900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612-2202
510-286-0100
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Ranked #133 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Californian, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th St.
Transit: 19th Street Bart Station
California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Winning, Fun Destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Flora is a really cool uptown destination for good food and drinks. It is across from the newly restored Paramount Theatre, so it's a perfect location for the pre- or post- concert meal. I actually have gone to Flora for the past several years for lunch, though this year the restaurant currently serves lunch only on Fridays. I have previously enjoyed the burger with fries, and last Friday had the Caesar Salad with shrimp. The food is delicious, the servers are efficient and the prices are tailored for value. It is fun to join friends and soak in the cool vibes of Flora.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Davis, CA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“How can this be?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I have dined at Flora before with completely satisfactory results, but the last visit (after an absence of several months) was a complete letdown. First, there was the "Martini." It was the most minuscule pour I have encountered anywhere, including Australia. I carped and they added another half ounce. Then there was the hamburger: if Carl's Jr and the ilk made them this dry and tasteless they would be out of business. A co diner had the same reaction to his. Finally, there were the rather nicely cooked French fries. Tasty, but so highly salted that I was up all night drinking water.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“awesome bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Great food, Great bar, great staff.
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  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very nice suprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

We have one to two concerts this year at the Fox theater. We went to Flora because it was right across the street. It was so good, we just came back. Also, we just booked another concert and am planning on going again.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“great food, service, quick (we needed that) and great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

I had 15 people to feed as quickly, yet enjoyably, as possible to get them on a flight in time. Andee Brown, the manager, was enormously helpful and she and the staff were friendly, prompt, and thorough. The food is elegant and delicious, satisfying and healthy. I had the shrimp and faro one day and the burger the next (grass fed beef!!:) - had to go twice in one trip it was so good - and I will definitely go again any time I'm in the area. The press reviews on their site do it much better justice than I: the atmosphere is perfect - lively and pretty, AND you can hear yourself and your companions talk. It's in an historic building (always a delight for me) surrounded by other such buildings so bring your camera. Metered street parking was easy actually and there are lots close by. They have a yummy-looking tacqueria down the block as well. Gotta try that next time...

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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