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“A cozy atmosphere and organic foods make this restaurant a memorable experience.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plum - CLOSED

Plum
2214 Broadway, Oakland, CA
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West Grand Ave.
Transit: The free downtown bus shuttle stops right in front and Steps from 22nd Street stop of Bart Lines.
Paradise
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A cozy atmosphere and organic foods make this restaurant a memorable experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Begin with the peach, fennel, olive, trumpet, porcini appetizer, which is a culinary delight. A blend of unique tastes that this opening dish provides, begins an epicurean experience. All farm-raised or ecologically based foods grace the menu. Although the portions seem small, they provide just enough to satisfy the stomach and the taste buds. Be aware, that due to the size of the restaurant, seating is very limited and reservations are a must.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 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
Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Culinary Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Sitting at the bar overlooking the small spotless kitchen allows you to watch your very meal prepared by extremely meticulous and creative chefs/cooks. Every phase of the dining experience is personal with a sense of genuine dedication to your satisfaction. You will not only be pleased by whatever you select but also be able to note the pleasure of the staff in having pleased you. The food is excellent. The presentation is excellent. The whole experience is excellent from start to finish. Sit at the bar if at all possible.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Inventive food, great service, great cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The menu is very eclectic and inventive. It consists of a number of small plates and a few larger plates. The large plates we chose included the Fried Duck Egg (duck confit and the lamb, herb cavatelli, shallots) and the lamb mole spaetzel. The small plates we tried were all good and interesting. The beet boudin noir - with brussel sprouts and turnip - was one of the best dishes we have had recently. The cauliflower (bulger, date, harissa) was also excellent- who woulda thought? our desserts were a tiramisu and brioche - good but not spectacular. Excellent cocktail menu and a short but pretty inclusive wine list. Service was great but the pace was relaxed. There is an excellent Chef's counter for watching the kitchen activity.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I'd rather give this place 3.5 stars=good, because it is above avg, but not very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I don't like it when a waiter says "you're welcome" to me before I've had a chance to say thank you, because he is on auto pilot. On to the review....

The food is actually very good so kudos to the chef and cooks. We had the salmon, duck egg, pork belly, cauliflower side and cheese plate. All delicious but portions are fairly on the small side-beautifully presented, however. Also delicious is the gin grapefruit gimlet!!

There is Plum Bar next to the restaurant and I think it's probably more reasonably priced. My salmon entree was about $25 and it was like a quarter of a filet I am used to getting for that price at other good restaurants.

I am going to try Plum Bar next before I rule out this place completely as a place I'd return.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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187 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Simply delicious - Jaded foodies will be surprised and delighted.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Standout fantastic fresh flavors from cooks who know what they are doing. Each course was better than the last. Small but good wine selection. Staff was attentive and unobtrusive. Relaxed vibe. We will go back.. TIP: Sit at the bar and eat while you watch the cooks create.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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