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Wood Tavern

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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice vibe, excellent food. Overpriced? Probably. But, what are you going to do? Nice place.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded, noisy,slow and inattentive service. Have dined at Wood three times and never again. Sister restaurant is Wolf . Hesitate to try it .

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wood Tavern is without question the best restaurant in Oakland and one of the best in all of the bay area. Everything is absolutely delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The craft cocktails are made perfectly as well. You will definitely...More

Thank AdventureMonkey12
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I absolutely love the Fettuccine, they carry excellent wine and the ice cream is delicious. The seating is tight but it still feels private. So worth it!

Thank O3538LFlindah
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant Consistently good food, good price good atmosphere Make a reservation, they are always busy Easy parking

Thank jamiemildredmiller
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant. We dine there often usually for lunch. My favorite dish is the seafood stew, however all the dishes are very good and we my wife and I have tried them all. You get an excellent poor from the talented bartenders.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant, food is always exceptional, hard to get a table but if you can get there early on a week day you can get lucky and sit at the bar. Cam't say enough, either is pasta, seafood, fish, is always cook...More

Thank Graciela C
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The food is exceptional! It's easy to go with a crowd of people or just a couple. The noise level is very loud because it's a small space and very crowded. Their fish sandwich for lunch is something I recommend from the lunch menu.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful presentation in an elegant space and excellent service. What more could you want?

Thank BrianROakland_CA
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Pasta at lunch today horrible. Fettucine lumpy, clearly not freshly cooked. Sauce consisted of a FEW bits of sausage meat, tasteless lumps of tomatoe and absoloutely no seasoning! Not a finished sauce. Lumps of cream cheese. Just bad. Second time padta dissapointing. Others happy with...More

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Andrew M
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
September 8, 2015|
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Response from freeandgoing | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 510-654-6607
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