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“Birthday dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BayWolf - CLOSED

BayWolf
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rio Vista
Transit: Bus #51 and #59 both stop on Piedmont Avenue.
Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We took the extended family out to celebrate a birthday. A champagne cocktail seemed appropriate and the description sounded unique. In fact is was awful. We should have sent it back, but didn't. We thought it would "grow on us". It didn't.

The rest of the meal was much better. It seems that everyone enjoyed both appetizers and main dishes, especially the duck.

We were nervous about being seated on the closed-in porch, since it was quite cold out. But their heaters kept the temperature acceptable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Judy K
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Ny,Ny
Level Contributor
59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A really enjoyable experience and a great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are from New York, and I would classify us as foodies. I really don't understand some of the poor reviews of this restaurant. We travel to the Bay Area to visit family five or six times a year, and almost always make a stop here. Although the menu is rather limited, we have never had a bad meal at Baywolf. The cooking is quite imaginative, and the prices are very reasonable. From a value perspective, I would rate this as excellent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Cherrie N
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San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Special Occasion Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Food and service impeccable. Consistent for a number of years. I have a daughter who lives on the east coast who always wants to visit this restaurant for a special occasion. We have never been disappointed.

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Norcalraz27
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Oakland, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So Dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I'm stunned that this place is still getting good reviews. As far as I can tell, it's running on fumes of a reputation made over 20 years ago, and they haven't refreshed much since then. I've tried it twice. Both times the food was boring, not very well cooked, and overpriced. The environment is like granny's parlor, and not in a comforting kind of way. There are much better places to visit in Oakland. If you want to be on Piedmont Ave, try Dopo instead.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jo R
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Oakland, CA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Always A Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Altough the menu may look limited to some we always find something we enjoy. It is also nice that there wine list has a wide range of prices so you don't have to break the bank when you want to order a bottle of wine. We definitely a visit here.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank lovetotravel2
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