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“Romantic, refined, and elegant without attitude”
Review of Terrace Room

Terrace Room
Ranked #469 of 1,261 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $12 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 17th
Transit: We are within walking distance of the Lake Merritt and 19th St bart stations.
Description: Oakland's premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt. We are open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Brunch is available on Saturdays & Sundays. The Terrace Room is also a unique venue for your Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Event. Experience the grand tradition of a Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt. The classic art deco design of this unique venue brings you back to the charm and elegance of years past.
Concord, California
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282 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Romantic, refined, and elegant without attitude”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

This is one of the most romantic restaurants in the East Bay. It is an absolutely beautiful room in an old art deco hotel (now a senior residence) with excellent views of Lake Merritt to watch the gondolas, dragonboats, and rowing shells go by. It is elegant but not snobby. The menu is more casual than one would expect in this setting, but that is fine as the food is very good and the prices are extremely reasonable for the Bay Area (Coq au Vin $16, Pork Loin $15, Wow!). Our very friendly server, Maggie, was very well informed and her recommendations were right on. She, and Heidi, the GM, kept checking on us to see everything was fine – and it was. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. There is a full bar and an interesting wine list. We will return soon.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank dragonrees
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Oakland, California
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Maine Lobster in Oakland”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

This review is for lobster fans only. The Friday night special is a keeper. You can get a lobster on a plate, accompanied by corn on the cob and some small boiled potatoes for $20. The corn is nothing special, neither are the potatoes. But, the lobster, wow. We are talking about a big one - a pound to a pound and a half, flown in live from Maine. Fresh as could be and delicious too. Now that plate is a real deal. Keep in mind that you are in one of the prettiest rooms in the Bay Area, with beautiful views of the lake and the necklace of lights, an added plus.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank RingoGilkey
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Marina del Rey, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Jewel on Lake Merritt”
Reviewed May 3, 2010

Unbelievable 270 degree view of Lake Merritt. Food was delicious and served by Tony, the world's most gracious and accommodating waiter. The entire meal was only $25 per person and the drinks were at 1990s prices!

I will definitely eat here whenever I am in Oakland.

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Thank CatheLaw
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