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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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Orinda, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank DoctorB-dub
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I like the restaurant the food is good in this near my house. But you'll need a reservation most of the time and I never feel like making one there.

Thank Spreck R
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wood Tavern has never disappointed but we know to call way ahead to reserve and we expect the bill to be on the high side. Not so for lunch though. Our daughter says it has the best hamburger in the East Bay for a price similar to other nice restaurants in the area. The meat entrées are always good and... More 

Thank Sarack
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Make sure you make reservations otherwise not sure you will get in or you might have a long wait. But it is worth it. Haven't had any thing bad, food and service are both excellent. One draw back is the parking; you might have to go around the block a few times.

Thank Danielle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, 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, Bar scene, 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: (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?