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“Prix Fixe menu for Oakland Restaurant Week”
Review of Haven Oakland - CLOSED

Haven Oakland
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Embarcadero W.
Transit: Free bus at both Webster and Broadway at Embarcadero. Civic Center and Lake Merritt BART stations are just a few blocks walk. Coming from San Francisco? Consider taking the Ferry over since it drops you right at in Jack London.
Reviewed January 28, 2014

My first foray into one of two of Daniel Patterson restaurants here in Oakland. The space is well set up with a bank of window looking over the Jack London Square Marina.

Choosing from the Prix Fixe menu, almost the full a al carte menu:My meal consisted of
CELERY ROOT & APPLE SOUP BUTTERED CROUTONS, SAGE
LIGHTLY SMOKED TROUT BEET, CREAMED SPINACH, HORSERADISH
TOASTED QUINOA POMEGRANATE, ALMOND (side)
COCONUT CREAM CAKE OLIVE OIL RUM (dessert)

I was underwhelmed by the meal, it was "nice" enough though will need to revisit to have a better sense of the "destination buzz" it has, though not as hype as his PLUM property.

NOTE: Daniel Patterson owns Plum and Haven in Oakland and the new Alta CA in San Francisco, he is mainly found cooking at Coi in San Francisco.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I went to Haven with a couple of colleagues, and we really enjoyed the food. I especially liked the fried Brussels Sprouts and the duck liver toast and I don’t particularly like either! However, the service was erratic and inconsistent. We had a total of 6 different servers taking our orders / bringing out the food and beverages - one for water, one for drinks, one for the shared plates, one for silverware, etc. and they weren’t communicating with each other on what we had ordered! As a result, we did as much talking with the restaurant staff as we did amongst ourselves. I assume we visited on a day on which they were training new staff, so will probably overlook this once. And the food was good enough to warrant a second visit.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a great experience. You pay $55 (I think) and then they start bringing you fantastic dishes. It all depends on what the chef is into and what's fresh, but it's always a great experience and not knowing what's coming next adds to the adventure. It's a great value and a unique experience.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

If there was a way to give this restaurant 4.5 stars, I would. Food and drink you gotta taste. Had a great time watching our bartender create superb cocktails selecting ingredients from an assortment of homemade tinctures and infusions. We started dinner with two orders of brussels sprouts. Each leaf had been individually separated from their tiny heads and flash fried. Excellent. Our main course was roasted artichokes served over perfectly cooked grits. Delicious. Can be served with an egg. Good place for "date night," celebration, and business. Easily satisfy a variety of food preferences: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore. Definitely returning.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We came here have Chef Kim's amazing Market Menu, only to find that they had changed Chefs. No worries. This restaurant still fires on all cylinders. The new chef has a very different style—kind of rustic French inspired—but we had some notable entrées and apps. (The speciality drinks are still meh—don't bother—but the wine by the glass choices amaze.)

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