Restaurants in Oakland, CA Metro


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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Berkeley, CA

Chicago style pizza in CA! If you're visiting from LA, ask them to half bake it. Then you can take it home and fully bake and eat!

Cha-Am Thai Restaurant

Cha-Am Thai Restaurant

Berkeley, CA

The veggie spring rolls are unbelievably tasty. Healthy with subtle flavors and a great crunch. Complement with a tom yum soup for a light summer lunch.

Skates on the Bay

Skates on the Bay

Berkeley, CA

You won't find better views of the bay than at Skates. Visit during happy hour for cocktails, oysters, and the most divine sunset ever.

Boulette's Larder

Boulette's Larder

San Francisco, CA

Local, slow food at its simple and delicious best. My go to spot for working breakfasts on week days.

Top Restaurants in Oakland, CA Metro



Restaurants in Oakland, CA Metro
Le Bateau Ivre

Le Bateau Ivre

2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley


As part of large scientific conference I organized at Berkeley in late May of 2010, I also arranged a reunion dinner at Le Bateau Ivre for roughly 60 of the conference…
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Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

4640 Tassajara Rd, Dublin


I've never tasted better pizza andywhere in the world and I've tried a lot of different places. amici's is by far the very best tasting. The service is great. The servers are very…
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La Mediterranee

La Mediterranee

2936 College Ave, Berkeley


One of the few Mediterranean joints that actually serves food close to authentic dishes. I am not saying they are just like your mom's or friend's mom's homemade dishes... But they…
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French Bakery

French Bakery

71 Lafayette Cir Ste B, Lafayette


We had a celebration for a friend in this cute restaurant. The wait staff was friendly, if not terribly efficient (they only filled one water glass each time around). The onion…
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Venezia

Venezia

1799 University Ave, Berkeley


My family and I were very loyal customers but for my parents' 25th anniversary we booked the room for a party and they cancelled on us the night before. We dine out every night and…
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La Note

La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley


First off, the menu is very hard to read and navigate, because I do not know French. Even with that, the choices are few and bland. I ordered french toast, and creme fraiche…
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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

51 Embarcadero Cv, Oakland


I’m a big fan of Light Houses so when I saw this place I could hardly control myself! It’s a good place to bring the kids too so don’t worry if you have younger ones they have…
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Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

720 Camino Ramon, Danville


the food and not up to the price that they charge. Salads not very good, pizza can be overcooked (this is trendy??)
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Bocanova

Bocanova

55 Webster St, Oakland


Bocanova's has a great atmosphere, although a bit noisy inside! I would have given this restaurant 5 stars, but unfortunately we had the worst waiter, who never looked us in the…
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The Alley

The Alley

3325 Grand Ave, Oakland


This place has become my new number 1 spot! I just love the small places where there’s not a lot of people! We get dinner here every so often and we just love the food! Music…
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900 Grayson. All you need to know about 900 Grayson is their devilishly delicious fried chicken and waffles. Okay, no, they have other star items on their menu like their shrimp and grits but what they are popularly known for is their Demon Lover. The fatty gravy that is slathered on top along with sweet syrup is out of this world. If you're not afraid of bold flavors, this is a must-order!… read more


Homeroom. Hands down the best mac n cheese I've ever had at a restaurant, and under $10 no less! Go with friends or family so you can try their amazing varieties on this classic dish. Dessert is a must too! … read more


Gott's Roadside. For high-end diner fare, there's no place like Gott's. The sliders and shakes are exceptional, but for me, the real draw is the huge fenced-in patio where you can sit, sip, and watch the vast panoply of humanity that make up San Francisco, tourist and native alike.… read more