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“Winning, Fun Destination”
Review of Flora

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Ranked #73 of 1,277 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th St.
Transit: 19th Street Bart Station
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Winning, Fun Destination”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Flora is a really cool uptown destination for good food and drinks. It is across from the newly restored Paramount Theatre, so it's a perfect location for the pre- or post- concert meal. I actually have gone to Flora for the past several years for lunch, though this year the restaurant currently serves lunch only on Fridays. I have previously enjoyed the burger with fries, and last Friday had the Caesar Salad with shrimp. The food is delicious, the servers are efficient and the prices are tailored for value. It is fun to join friends and soak in the cool vibes of Flora.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank RobSwims
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English first
Davis, CA
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“How can this be?”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I have dined at Flora before with completely satisfactory results, but the last visit (after an absence of several months) was a complete letdown. First, there was the "Martini." It was the most minuscule pour I have encountered anywhere, including Australia. I carped and they added another half ounce. Then there was the hamburger: if Carl's Jr and the ilk made them this dry and tasteless they would be out of business. A co diner had the same reaction to his. Finally, there were the rather nicely cooked French fries. Tasty, but so highly salted that I was up all night drinking water.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Davisdude
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“awesome bar”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Great food, Great bar, great staff.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank sansa31
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Sacramento, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice suprise”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

We have one to two concerts this year at the Fox theater. We went to Flora because it was right across the street. It was so good, we just came back. Also, we just booked another concert and am planning on going again.

  • Visited October 2011
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Los Angeles
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great food, service, quick (we needed that) and great atmosphere.”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

I had 15 people to feed as quickly, yet enjoyably, as possible to get them on a flight in time. Andee Brown, the manager, was enormously helpful and she and the staff were friendly, prompt, and thorough. The food is elegant and delicious, satisfying and healthy. I had the shrimp and faro one day and the burger the next (grass fed beef!!:) - had to go twice in one trip it was so good - and I will definitely go again any time I'm in the area. The press reviews on their site do it much better justice than I: the atmosphere is perfect - lively and pretty, AND you can hear yourself and your companions talk. It's in an historic building (always a delight for me) surrounded by other such buildings so bring your camera. Metered street parking was easy actually and there are lots close by. They have a yummy-looking tacqueria down the block as well. Gotta try that next time...

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank kpmccurdy
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