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Wood Tavern

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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331 (Alcatraz)
(510) 654-6607
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked in early on a Tuesday and got the last seat at the bar, and all the tables were full. The decor, atmosphere, and staff immediately let you know that this is an upscale tavern. The beer list was small, but local and tasty. The bartender was busy, but attentive without being overly-so. When I go to a new... More 

Thank Elliot S
Lafayette, California
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381 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Wood Tavern BLT. It was not quite what I had in mind. Shame on me for not asking more questions about the dish. The pork slices were well done, as I like them, and the portion was generous. However, it was salty and with more fat than I could eat. It came with a type of cold... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
Novato, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very jealous of Oakland folks -- would kill to have a restaurant like this in my neighborhood! Warm and welcoming, with friendly, experienced and skillful service, focused on delivering outstanding food and an excellent selection of wines. Tempting cocktails and desserts to boot. Everyone will have their own favorite, but personally I think the pork chop is a masterpiece. super... More 

Thank Patrick C
Orinda, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was fabulous (and reasonable for the quality compared to San Francisco). Our waiter was fun and efficient, and brought a few special treats to help us celebrate. I highly recommend this place.

Thank OmotesandoCourt
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great salads, corn soup, charcuterie board, and fabulous pasta....little overdone/gummy but very tasty. Prices industry average. Great bread!

Thank annoyingme
bay area
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Went here with a large party celebrating a birthday. We were expecting greatness, what we got was Denny's. Bouillabaisse with a cream sauce, really? Appetizers were laughable if not downright embarrassing. Family was visiting from E. Coast and I always boast how are restaurants are so much better than what they are used to. How can I say this: Egg... More 

San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I love Wood Tavern - the food is great (well prepared, nothing too fussy, top notch local ingredients), the service is friendly/attentive/efficient (to the point that if you have to wait for your reservation they will give you something to drink), full bar with excellent bartenders and the atmosphere is one of warmth and neighborhood friendliness. I have never had... More 

Thank bobandrewsjr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

My girlfriend and I had a very pleasant evening sitting at the bar, with a wonderful bartender. We'll be back

Thank Aidan B
Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Not a Steak House per se but has the bustle and masculine vibe I associate with a steak house. I had the Hamburger... outstanding. Fries were also very special. Hamburger served on Baguette. Nice wine list we had the Ponzi Pinot Grigio. Also finished the meal with a Montenegro Amaro.... seen on every drink list of major establishments it seems.... More 

Thank seattlesez
Orange County, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We found Wood Tavern from Trip Advisor and since we were in the area decided to pop in. It was around 4:30 on a Fri. The host said he could seat us but the table was reserved at 5:45. We ordered our meal, which was well prepared and tasty. The server was engaging as well. We quickly ate as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 654-6607

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