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BayWolf - CLOSED

3863 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
+1 510-655-6004
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Jul 25, 2015
“It's now or never if you want good California cuisine from a pioneer”
Jul 13, 2015
“Farewell Dinner”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
3863 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

BayWolf is closing at the end of August. This is your last chance to have a solid meal from one of the originals. The choice of entrees is limited, but we found the steak and the duck to be very good. And the wine list...More

Thank Islandbruin
Reviewed July 13, 2015

When I heard that this restaurant was closing at the end of August I knew the wife and I had to go. Almost 40 years in the business and the meal was very good. My duck was the tale of two pieces. The breast meat...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Chez Panisse was closed but locals told us this was better. Several choices for a $60. prix fied dinner on Mothers' Day. I asked for no spice and was assured the swordfish, scallop combo had no spice. It was fiery to my tender palate. When...More

2  Thank nkp
Reviewed March 10, 2015

felt a bit odd Tables close together and it felt like eating in someone's front room Starters were ok, smoked salmon lemon pancakes, excellent ribeye, but a very strange and disappointing lemon tart decorateD with strawberry purée and Mandarin segments and also not very lemony...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed January 27, 2015

In short, very good food in a very nice environment. I prefer the inside for its intimacy and ease of conversation. This is one of those increasingly hard places to find -intimate, tastefully done, and easy to hear. The food is also solidly good as...More

1  Thank baywanderer
Reviewed January 21, 2015

There recently with long time friends whom we had not seen for a few years. The food was well prepared, served attractively, the wait staff attentive, but not hovering. Would return, and recommend for,those who Ike to have conversation with dinner.

Thank evslisw21
Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a fantastic meal my family and I had at Bay Wolf last week when visiting my son in Oakland. From start to finish, it was superb. The little gem salad was outstanding, as was the vegetarian pasta dish. The array of appetizers were excellent....More

2  Thank mw180
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bay Wolf. What can I say? Ithas been around forever - I believe started by the ever-important Chez Panisse alum. Beautiful and peaceful (one can actually hold a conversation) covered terrace in front. Nice service. The menu is not dissimilar to many CA restaurants of...More

Thank TGnorcal
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here forever. I started coming regularly with my folks for lunch. Once a week for years. My dad passed away and found it hard to return. We came for dinner a few Sundays ago and I realized, 'hello!" I've been missing...More

1  Thank Goldengate3
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tim was an excellent server and we enjoyed our meal. While he is a photographer first, his server skills were perfect; he anticipated our needs and he stopped by frequently to check on us. He was actually one of the best servers we’ve ever had;...More

1  Thank aledm
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$25 - $80
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3863 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
    (Rio Vista)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #51 and #59 both stop on Piedmont Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-655-6004
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