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“Much more than just food....”
Review of Fat Lady

Fat Lady
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Ranked #16 of 1,304 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is a fascinating restaurant, steeped in history with an atmosphere that brought you back to the roaring twenties. We were welcomed in warmly and seated immediately. The décor included antique chests, a wine rack, chandeliers, an enormous gold cash register and, of course, a portrait of the fat lady, herself. We soon learned that the restaurant dated back to the time of Prohibition and functioned as a speakeasy and a brothel. We arrived there just in time for brunch (if we wished) or lunch. The service was incredible with a friendly wait-staff and the food was excellent. We chose steak and eggs. The steak was cooked perfectly and the proportions were just right. Our kids, who are extremely picky eaters, wanted to go back the next day.

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1  Thank Nez D
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We've been there twice and have had a nice time at the bar. A little bit hipster the last time we were there, but lots of character and a nifty little joint for an I-don't-want-the-night-to-end drink after a concert at Yoshi's just steps away. I haven't eaten there and don't plan on doing so. It's dark and would not appeal to me as a restaurant.

Pricey.

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1  Thank brasskitten
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Great food and service. Drinks excellent. American menu - top grade meat. Look forward to eating there again.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I'm not a person who likes bars, but the atmosphere is pleasant here, friends conversing with one another, smoke-free, so we stayed for a drink.

Thank G L
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

This place is amazing. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by one of the nicest, friendliest, hostesses I've ever met. The atmosphere was great. Very cozy. The food was even better! The deep fried zucchini was to die for! I'm definitely coming back.

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Thank Melchin09
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