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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
+1 510-444-1233
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go with friends, to have cocktails and share dishes. We enjoyed the soup of the day and the crab deviled eggs. The Jack London square waterfront area is a fun place to visit at night.

Thank Gingembre
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310 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We braved the rain across Bay Bridge to come here. It was worth it! For $20, we had 3 course meal- choice of appetizer - Chicken dumpling (with mashed potato covering) or mussels - seafood or chicken risotto and cheesecake or sorbet (for lactose intolerant). The third person had posole - different from the pork broth based version they make... More 

Thank EuForia_01
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268 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for a business lunch. Varied but not too big menu with tasty food served quickly and with attentive staff to ones needs. they do not have tips-they add 20% labor charge to bills. Bar looks well stocked. lots of wood around.

Thank frequentraveler13
Redlands, Ca
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here over a year ago, and was pleased to find that the quality of the food has not changed. Best dishes of the evening were the ceviche, apple salad, chicken, and chocolate bread pudding. The swordfish didn't measure up to the rest of the meal, which was delicious. No need to calculate the tip; they do it for you... More 

Thank lespes
Chino Hills, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant while in Oakland. The restaurant has a great menu, awesome drinks and a very attentive staff. From the moment we walked in, you sense that they take pride in what they do. A must go to spot when in jack London square

Thank Ernesto B
Corte Madera, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We had a group of four enjoying brunch – it was a relaxed and somewhat quiet atmosphere. Likely because of the weather, the restaurant was pretty empty. The table was split on desserts, but we agreed the main courses were delicious especially the duck and chicken tacos. Their brunch is very limited; but overall the food was great. Service was... More 

Thank Ladysons
Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Ambiance, location, and vibe were fun; service was fine. Food presentation was nice but portions/quantity were skimpy for the price tag.

Thank CocoHawk
San Francisco
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Had dinner and brunch at Boca in the past month. We ate dinner with a large group and ordered just about every appetizer on the menu. All were wonderful especially coupled with their extraordinary wine selections. Brunch offered some wonderful entrees as well as side dishes and, of course, a very special and delicious Bloody Mary. Prices are a little... More 

San Francisco, Ca
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Nice restaurant on the water front. Excellent seafood and wine selection. Outdoor dining available. Especially nice on a warm night. A bit pricey.

Thank MexicoQT
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We were a bit hesitant because of reviews that mentioned small portions, but we thought the,portion sizes were quite generous for a tapas restaurant. And every dish we had was excellent.....we started with the ahi tuna ceviche, then the seafood moqueca (like a stew), the beef filet with ginger/soy reduction and the roasted cauliflower with peanut sauce. We didn't have... More 

Thank ytc50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
South American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-1233

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