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“Birthday dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BayWolf

BayWolf
3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510 655-6004
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Ranked #92 of 1,116 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rio Vista
Transit: Bus #51 and #59 both stop on Piedmont Avenue.
Acton, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We took the extended family out to celebrate a birthday. A champagne cocktail seemed appropriate and the description sounded unique. In fact is was awful. We should have sent it back, but didn't. We thought it would "grow on us". It didn't.

The rest of the meal was much better. It seems that everyone enjoyed both appetizers and main dishes, especially the duck.

We were nervous about being seated on the closed-in porch, since it was quite cold out. But their heaters kept the temperature acceptable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ny,Ny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A really enjoyable experience and a great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are from New York, and I would classify us as foodies. I really don't understand some of the poor reviews of this restaurant. We travel to the Bay Area to visit family five or six times a year, and almost always make a stop here. Although the menu is rather limited, we have never had a bad meal at Baywolf. The cooking is quite imaginative, and the prices are very reasonable. From a value perspective, I would rate this as excellent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, CA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A Special Occasion Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Food and service impeccable. Consistent for a number of years. I have a daughter who lives on the east coast who always wants to visit this restaurant for a special occasion. We have never been disappointed.

Visited December 2011
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Oakland, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So Dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I'm stunned that this place is still getting good reviews. As far as I can tell, it's running on fumes of a reputation made over 20 years ago, and they haven't refreshed much since then. I've tried it twice. Both times the food was boring, not very well cooked, and overpriced. The environment is like granny's parlor, and not in a comforting kind of way. There are much better places to visit in Oakland. If you want to be on Piedmont Ave, try Dopo instead.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, CA
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Always A Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Altough the menu may look limited to some we always find something we enjoy. It is also nice that there wine list has a wide range of prices so you don't have to break the bank when you want to order a bottle of wine. We definitely a visit here.

Visited October 2012
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