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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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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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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533 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside this place looked inviting, weekday, past dinner rush.Menu looked appealing. Servers took their time to take our order. Ordered two items. Our server, Hugo, forgot to bring one of our entrees. Made no apologies what so ever. Blamed it on the other guy. I just let it go. Our other dish was tasty, but very small and... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me say I have been a fan of Jacl London Square for more than 30 years, and I have seen it rise and fall over those years, so I am delighted to say it now has a mix of drinking and eating places that make it a great place to go for groups, dates and families. Our group... More 

Thank Richard H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We chose this restaurant for its location and options in the Oakland area for our business dinner. It was a really neat place, wonderful wait staff and excellent food! A neat variety of options for everyone, from meat dishes to vegetarian options. Fantastic cocktail menu too!

Thank Melissa B
San Diego, CA
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The food is excellent although on the expensive side, the service is outstanding and the decoration is very well done. Nice place for a romantic diner. The wine selection exceeds expectations.

Thank fredyair
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I love Bocanova and when i have guests in town that can spend money for dinner or lunch we go here. My favorite food here is the Mexican Chocolate bread pudding save room for this desert when you go. they do a happy hour with wines and appetizers that is always good and the price is usually good for happy... More 

Thank Sharon L

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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?