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“excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-6607
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Ranked #1 of 1,075 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alcatraz
Transit: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The selection of food is always great here. Very flavorful very tasty. soups are always spot on and not salty. salads are all very light and crisp. sandwiches for lunch are hardy. good portion. pastrami is amazing as are their seasonal sandwiches. fries are very crispy. carmel brownie is amazing as well. creamy. the only down side is go early because service gets slow if you are in a middle of rush for lunch or dinner and it gets loud.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Schenectady, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Trendy, upscale bistro with killer looking food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Nice street front bistro. Pretty. See and be seen kinda place. Well rounded menu with sandwiches being best choice, cheese plate looks next and then what we had.

Quail looked good, and my cod sandwich was soggy and mushy. Nice idea, poor execution. Wine was good. Long wait, no excuses made.

$60 with a tip. Lunch.

I would return. I wouldn't think about this as my next choice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tasty comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've enjoyed every visit to wood tavern. The food is tasty stick-to-your-ribs kind of comfort food. It can be a little heavy, but the flavors and quality is great. Delicious cocktails. The owners aim for a comfortable neighborhood spot, and by succeeding, they've created a destination.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Underhill, Vermont
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Quality but at a price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Excellent food; had the double thick pork chop with brussel sprouts, parsnips, and potatoes in a pancetta cream sauce than made even brussel sprouts and parsnips taste good. The halibut was excellent and tasted fresh. The gnocchi as an appetizer was to die for... The wine parings suggestions were right on. Negative thing was it was extremely loud; they could use some sound deadening. You do need reservations as there was a long line waiting for a seat. If you can, ask for a seat at the bar overlooking the chef.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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WI
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Lovely food and a nice atmosphere at the Wood Tavern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We ate recently at the Wood Tavern in Oakland and were extremely pleased with the quality of the food. The seafood stew was terrific, as were the appetizers. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with plenty of families and people of all ages. The food is a little expensive but not out of line with the area. We suggest this place to anyone looking for delicious comfort food and brunch.

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