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“excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern
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Ranked #5 of 1,220 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alcatraz
Transit: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The selection of food is always great here. Very flavorful very tasty. soups are always spot on and not salty. salads are all very light and crisp. sandwiches for lunch are hardy. good portion. pastrami is amazing as are their seasonal sandwiches. fries are very crispy. carmel brownie is amazing as well. creamy. the only down side is go early because service gets slow if you are in a middle of rush for lunch or dinner and it gets loud.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Schenectady, New York
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184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Trendy, upscale bistro with killer looking food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Nice street front bistro. Pretty. See and be seen kinda place. Well rounded menu with sandwiches being best choice, cheese plate looks next and then what we had.

Quail looked good, and my cod sandwich was soggy and mushy. Nice idea, poor execution. Wine was good. Long wait, no excuses made.

$60 with a tip. Lunch.

I would return. I wouldn't think about this as my next choice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Upperny
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've enjoyed every visit to wood tavern. The food is tasty stick-to-your-ribs kind of comfort food. It can be a little heavy, but the flavors and quality is great. Delicious cocktails. The owners aim for a comfortable neighborhood spot, and by succeeding, they've created a destination.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Jo R
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Underhill, Vermont
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quality but at a price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Excellent food; had the double thick pork chop with brussel sprouts, parsnips, and potatoes in a pancetta cream sauce than made even brussel sprouts and parsnips taste good. The halibut was excellent and tasted fresh. The gnocchi as an appetizer was to die for... The wine parings suggestions were right on. Negative thing was it was extremely loud; they could use some sound deadening. You do need reservations as there was a long line waiting for a seat. If you can, ask for a seat at the bar overlooking the chef.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Photo-2_Vermont
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WI
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208 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lovely food and a nice atmosphere at the Wood Tavern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We ate recently at the Wood Tavern in Oakland and were extremely pleased with the quality of the food. The seafood stew was terrific, as were the appetizers. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with plenty of families and people of all ages. The food is a little expensive but not out of line with the area. We suggest this place to anyone looking for delicious comfort food and brunch.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank lesmad
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