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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 August 2, 2016

Its name descibes what the place looks like. We had a nice welcome and sat at a round spacious wood table. Steak was juicy and tender; scallops sweet and well-cooked, fries very good. Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere

Thank Lele214
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Came here with a friend and we had to wait 30 minutes for seats at the bar, but we did something else and they called when ready. In fact, they told us 40 minutes. We were hungry but not super hungry. We had the pate...More

Thank eab405
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Favorite restaurant in the East Bay - book weeks in advance because it is always packed. If you can wait then a seat at the Bar is also fab.

Thank JohnCOaktown123
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE Wood Tavern. Every dish I've ever had here... Awesome! It's small not many tables so make reservations... Or you can eat at the bar. Great wines too!

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed July 25, 2016

As soon as you walk into Wood Tavern you quickly realize it is a restaurant for all occasions. It's fancy enough for a birthday or anniversary dinner, but casual enough for a weekday meal. The mood is lively but not noisy. Service is consistent, unobtrusive...More

Thank nikisma
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Loved this place; really a casually elegant destination. Go early and stay late. Its a solid choice.

Thank FilsProdigue
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Always amazing food and you can count on their consistent quality and presentation! Always hearty portions and fabulously fresh cuisine! This is a special restaurant we can count on with guests and for special occasions!

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Had lunch with three others. I thought a corner table near the front might be quieter, and the restaurant kindly accommodated the request. However, as the restaurant filled it became increasingly difficult to carry on a conversation. I wish restaurants paid more attention to adding...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed July 20, 2016

A busy place - seemed like mostly tourists at lunch. Best with a reservation. Don't plan on having much of a conversation with your table mates - one of the noisiest restaurants in teh Bay Area. Had a BLT, but made with what appeared to...More

Thank PliniusCaecilius
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love any place with a good manhattan and dim lighting. oh and the food was fantastic. went there when it just opened, now its hard to get a reservation. book early and get a nice steak. hearty is key.

Thank strykre
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Andrew M
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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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