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Wood Tavern
Californian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
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6317 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
6317 College AveUSCAOakland94618
$$Californian Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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Californian-inspired menu of sustainable fare plus wine in a modern-rustic setting.- Google
People talk about pork chop, pork belly, seafood stew, duck breast and pastrami sandwich
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Patricia Quan
reviewed a week ago
I've been to Wood Tavern twice now and enjoyed it both times. The first time around I sat at the bar and had a glass of wine with panna cotta. It was really light and refreshing. Excellent service from the bartender as well. The second time I sat down for dinner. The hostess was kind enough to fetch us from the Trappist next door as we went over to have drinks during the wait. We both had the burgers, which were served on baguettes. The burger hit the spot; the fries were a bit too thin for my liking but that's really not a deal breaker. I ordered the Guillotine cocktail which was pretty tasty and very strong. Overall, I highly recommend for a nice dinner with friends or family. I'd totally come back.
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Cara Riverso
reviewed 3 months ago
Great spot for a date. Food was delicious, a little expensive. Not many options for vegetarians but they are very accommodating. Good selection of wines too. Make reservations tho cause it's a small space.
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Alyx Barranger
reviewed 7 months ago
I came here for my mom's birthday and overall it was okay, but nothing particularly special. It is possible that the place was overhyped both by yelp reviews and my family's reviews before dining here, but I was expecting something really different and unique and thought that the food was pretty standard. I got the gnocchi because it was recommended by the waitress and I wasn't really a fan. It was very corn focused and there was very little gnocchi in it. I tried some other people's dishes as well including the steak, the cheese platter and a pork chop, but nothing really wowed me. That being said, I think that it was a good dining experience. I'm not sure if I would go back because it is a little pricey for how standard the food tasted. I did like that they had fresh baked bread and an open kitchen, so that is another plus of going here.
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Mike Wilson
reviewed a week ago
The Wood Tavern is a cozy spot that serves some really great food. It can get crowded so make reservations or grab a drink at the bar. The food was great and came out in a timely fashion. The service left a little to be desired though.
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Michelle Hall
reviewed 6 months ago
I can still remember the anticipation of this restaurant opening back in 2007 as I walked past it on my way to La Farine. My husband and I lived very close to this fine dining establishment, we were familiar faces to the owners/bar tenders/hosts/hostesses as we sometimes ordered "to-go" and decided have a low key "evening in." Nowadays, when we go back to visit Rockridge, this is where we try to dine for fine food and for their amazing pork chop! If there is one dish that are you debating on ordering go for their pork chop. Oh, and, their Niman Ranch hamburger is also very tasty--served on brioche buns. Menus change depending on what's in season. When, in doubt, and you can't get a reservation, sit at the bar and order one of their cocktails...
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Brendan Ebers
reviewed 2 months ago
Great food, very friendly staff, excellent drinks, warm atmosphere, heavenly brussels sprouts; I'm glad I stopped in.