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posted on September 29, 2017
Ordinaire
review by Barbara Haimes

This Grand Lake–neighborhood wine bar and shop is where the cool kids like to hang and talk natural wine with the young, very ...Read the full review

posted on September 29, 2017
À Côté
review by Barbara Haimes

This small restaurant in Oakland’s upscale Rockridge neighborhood boasts possibly the Bay Area’s most eclectic wine list. Locals come for the Mediterranean-focused ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Prizefighter
review by Erik Tennyson

After stints at Bourbon & Branch and Beretta in SF, Jon Santer crossed the Bay in 2011 to open Prizefighter in Emeryville. The drinks lean ...Read the full review

posted on June 3, 2015
Bay Grape
review by Luke Sykora

In August 2014, husband-and-wife team Josiah Baldivino (former wine director at Michael Mina) and Stevie Stacionis (who handled communications for Laura Maniec of New York ...Read the full review

posted on October 15, 2014
Homestead
review by B.H.

Homestead could be Exhibit A in a thesis arguing that Oakland really is the new Brooklyn. Hip and homey at the same time, this ...Read the full review

posted on May 15, 2014
Ordinaire
review by Luke Sykora

Bradford Taylor opened Ordinaire while working on his PhD in English at Berkeley, studying the concept of taste in early 20th-century European novels. He ...Read the full review

posted on September 17, 2013
Tribune Tavern
review by Lou Bustamante

This looks (quite intentionally) like the kind of establishment where the gritty newspaper reporters of old would shed the tensions of daily deadlines amid ...Read the full review

posted on September 17, 2013
Ramen Shop
review by Lou Bustamante

Ramen Shop is the brainchild of three Chez Panisse alumni—Jerry Jaksich, Rayneil De Guzman and Sam White—who wanted to give a local ...Read the full review

posted on September 17, 2013
Duende
review by Luke Sykora

Paul Canales cooked at Oakland’s Italian mecca Oliveto for 15 years before leaving to put together a place of his own. The result, Duende, ...Read the full review

posted on September 17, 2013
A16 Rockridge
review by Luke Sykora

Like its sister restaurant back in San Francisco, the new A16 outpost in Oakland’s ever-trendier Rockridge neighborhood is all about Southern Italian wines, ...Read the full review

posted on November 11, 2011
Plum
review by Barbara Haimes

At Plum, Daniel Patterson’s Oakland outpost, servers and cooks may wear black and multiple dining parties may share the long wooden tables, but ...Read the full review

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