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542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-3515
+1 510-452-9500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-3515
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't comment on the food. But I had three cocktails: Caged Heat, Fairyland #2 and Fourth Regiment, and they were all inventive and delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank brunseye
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited Sidebar for a late lunch with one of my wife’s old friends. It was our intent to make lunch last for a long time. We each had drinks and waited for a while to order lunch. The lunch selections were wide ranging from sandwiches...More

Thank dandt65
Reviewed January 1, 2018

I was surprised by how much I liked the food and service. I had a Ruben sandwich and fries. Fattening but delicious! At lunch, it's quiet as not that many people there. I heard that dinner was crowded and noisy..

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit to see my daughter, we stopped into her favorite restaurant in Oakland. I can see why she loves this venue. First off let me say that having real cloth napkins is always a plus for me, and our waitress, Rose, made...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a lunch with co-workers at Sidebar today. There were no complaints about the food. Everyone was satisfied with his/her meal. We were a large party, yet the service was outstanding. Thanks for everything Jessica and Mark.

Thank dalow
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Four of us had dinner at Sidebar in early December. It was busy but we arrived when a couple of tables emptied and we were soon thereafter seated. Susanna was our server and did an excellent job of taking care of us. Two of us...More

Thank Prescott2007
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is fresh, the cocktails are wonderful. And the service is always excellent. I especially like the steak and their take on a BLT.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Oakland. Exceptional service, fabulous food, and wonderful cocktails. Everything is wonderful there.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has exceptional service, wonderful food, and fabulous cocktails. I love the steak and am happy with every cocktail. The deviled eggs are also fabulous.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a really good place. One big problem you'll face is trying to decide what to order. There is an excellent variety of choices on the menu, and each one looks fantastic. If you have trouble deciding (which you will), simply ask the very...More

Thank Valleyblue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-3515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-452-9500
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