Saturday, November 8, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jack's Oyster Bar

336 Water Street in Jack London Sq.
271-7952
http://jacksoakland.com
A new oyster bar and fish house, adjacent to Bocanova, with moderately priced terrific food and decently priced wine. A lovely small deck overlooking the water adds to the charm.
From noon to 6pm enjoy the featured oyster of the day for $1.50 each.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave.
above Trestle Glen Rd.
251-0329
http://www.shakewelloakland.com
New Spanish-Mediterranean.
Lively, somewhat noisy, informal,with really good food and moderately priced wine, along with welcoming and friendly service. Reserve if you want a table, otherwise there is lots of seating at the bar or at high tops.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 2014 Update

new: Box and Bells, Doukkala, Homestead, Michel Bistro, Nido, Osmanthus, Penrose, Pucquio, and Ume.
newly included: none.
closed: Mezze and Plum.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Michel Bistro

3343 Lakeshore Ave. at Trestle Glen Rd.
836-8737
http://michelbistro.com
A new authentic French bistro with a small moderately priced classical menu and an extensive choice of on tap wines, as well as cocktails and beer.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Plum to Ume

Plum is being relaunched as a new California-bred, Japanese-influenced restaurant named Ume.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Penrose

3311 Grand Ave.
444-1649
http://www.penroseoakland.com
By the same owners as Boot and Shoe Service, and located just across the street. Wonderful architecture, great decoration and service, moderately priced food that is generally pretty tasty, a huge bar. The atmosphere is conducive to a fine experience.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Homestead

4029 Piedmont Ave. at 40th St. Way
420-6962
http://homesteadoakland.com
This new place in the old location of Zatis features delightful and delicious food both traditional and inventive. The setting is informal, with an open kitchen, but the food is sophisticated, the service professional. Prices are somewhat high, but worth it.