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“Getting settled and prbably getting better”
Review of Tribune Tavern

Tribune Tavern
Ranked #79 of 1,295 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went to the pub for a burger. Ordered medium rare and it came almost burned to a crisp; a more well-done burger I have not seen in quite a while. When the waitperson saw that we were having difficulty eating these burgers, she immediately took them away. A moment later the manager approached, bearing a plate of guilty fries (fries with pulled pork and a bit of sauce) to munch on while we waited. The new burgers were done perfectly and had piles of fresh fries as well. So, altogether, we had four burgers and five orders of french fries (he might have thought of something else as a complimentary snack while we were waiting). Everyone apologized profusely, remarking that they are still in their learning curve with some of the line cooks.
Very noisy with t.v. blaring and many twenty-somethings there on a Saturday night. As they get their act together, this will probably be a good place for downtown lunches and easy dinners, including late night. For now, they are just average. Odd bar menu, couldn't find a non-flavored vodka at all. Lots of artisan and regular beers.

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Thank namsmom
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great service from everyone we encountered. Seems to be a "happening" spot. Food was good, interesting selections, and it was a very neat building.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Whatever you do, try the poutine fries. They are amazing. I normally am not a shepherd's pie kinda gal, but it's amazing here. I've had both twice they are so good.

Sometimes it can be kind of loud here, especially at the bar, so if you want quiet, this probably isn't the restaurant for you. I actually prefer the sister restaurant, Chop Bar. It's a little more casual.

The building, location and architecture are great.

1  Thank LadyHouse
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice place in downtown Oakland to grab a bite after work. A little loud, but good energy and good food.

Thank FrischPaslay
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

It was very quiet the Saturday we were there for brunch -- BART strike and beautiful day, so most folks probably were out on their bikes. Mellow setting and dark paneling, like the old newsy days. Food and bar drinks were very good, as was the service. Great place to meet friends and easy location and parking on the weekends.

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Thank BarbDavis_CA
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