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They are simply fabulous And the staff is so friendly. Love to go there. The food is simply excellen
They are simply fabulous And the staff is so friendly. Love to go there. The food is simply excellent, especially the NY strip steak!! They should bring the ribeye back lol ... read more
Julian R. via yelp.com - Jan 7, 2022
Oh man, I ate way too much when I came here. If you come for brunch definitely get the beignets, the
Oh man, I ate way too much when I came here. If you come for brunch definitely get the beignets, they're delicious. We also ordered the chive scrambles eggs and the chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was great. It was giant, and had great flavor. The eggs were also good, but the potatoes that came with them were the best! I would ... read more
Kimmy G. via yelp.com - Jan 4, 2022
went here for brunch recently and everything we ordered was amazing, as well as the service! we trie
went here for brunch recently and everything we ordered was amazing, as well as the service! we tried the beignets (so good!), scallion cornbread (also so good!), mimosa (because brunch duh), chive scrambled eggs (which were perfectly creamy), and fall vegetable hash (trying to not pick favorites but it might be obvious this was my l ... read more
Kim D. via yelp.com - Jan 4, 2022
Great higher-energy date spot! Came here on a Friday with a phone reservation. Indoor was pretty ful
Great higher-energy date spot! Came here on a Friday with a phone reservation. Indoor was pretty full all throughout dinner. Music was upbeat, and most patrons seemed to be in their 30s and 40s. Recommend trying the House-made Burrata and NY Strip Steak. The potato gnocci was okay, but I probably wouldn't order again and would probab ... read more
James Y. via yelp.com - Dec 6, 2021
Nice setting with pleasant wood fire aroma! Great service. Very good food! A little overpriced.
Greg Smith via google.com - Dec 4, 2021
Amazing food with excellent service! Creative dishes. Great vibe inside and located near the Grand Lake Theater.
Cinde Salazar via google.com - Dec 4, 2021
Fantastic dinner on a Saturday night with the best potato leek soup I have ever had! The gnocchi and wine were also amazing and the street seating with heat lamp is a perfect way to spend a fall evening. Everything was delicious and well worth the visit to this amazing place!
Melissa Lall via google.com - Dec 4, 2021
Try the brunch pozole, it's fantastic!
Jessica Custer via google.com - Dec 3, 2021
4 stars for the staff & ambiance. Can't really comment on the food since I have only had the vegetar
4 stars for the staff & ambiance. Can't really comment on the food since I have only had the vegetarian options.
Lulu P. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2021
I've only been here for brunch but it was a really good experience. I love the aesthetic of this pla
I've only been here for brunch but it was a really good experience. I love the aesthetic of this place and had a delicious eggs Benedict. I have to come back for dinner just because of what their dinner menu looks like.
Zolboo N. via yelp.com - Nov 14, 2021
I had an experience lately where the staff was super understanding of a situation where I messed up,
I had an experience lately where the staff was super understanding of a situation where I messed up, and that is what is prompting me to leave a 5-star review. I've passed by this restaurant a few times and haven't had a chance to dine in yet, but the ambiance that I can see from the outside looks stellar, and I'm looking forward to ... read more
James Y. via yelp.com - Nov 4, 2021
Great flavorful food, great service, great cocktails, great wine. Have the Pet Nat.
David Mets via google.com - Oct 28, 2021
Just visited this place last week for my birthday and Nikki did a fantastic job! Delicious food and very professional service! This is a MUST visit restaurant in Oakland! 👌 ... read more
Shell Todd via google.com - Oct 17, 2021
Well....this venue is absolutely gorgeous! Making a reservation for a party of 15 was easy! Table wa
Well....this venue is absolutely gorgeous! Making a reservation for a party of 15 was easy! Table was all set up and ready for us as soon as we arrived which was when the restaurant opened! Water glasses ready with lots of water along with all our table setting!! Service was great! Food all came out together which is so nice!! Pictur ... read more
Melanie M. via yelp.com - Oct 16, 2021
My wife and walked up without reservations early Saturday evening and were warmly greeted. We were p
My wife and walked up without reservations early Saturday evening and were warmly greeted. We were pleasantly surprised that they were able to accommodate us at the end of a long high top table near the open kitchen. It was cool to see the chefs and staff in action as beautiful dishes were prepared and placed for servers right next t ... read more
Jeff S. via yelp.com - Oct 10, 2021
One of my favorite cocktails ever is the burning bosque! Incredibly yummy wholesome food, good music
One of my favorite cocktails ever is the burning bosque! Incredibly yummy wholesome food, good music, and everyone that works there makes you feel welcomed. Banana brûlée pie is a must.
Alexandra P. via yelp.com - Oct 8, 2021
This place has been on my list to dine in for quite sometime and I've finally made it. A friend of m
This place has been on my list to dine in for quite sometime and I've finally made it. A friend of mine's has always recommended and I've just been too busy with this American dream of working and paying Uncle Sam. After all what's the purpose of life as a American citizen if you're not working to pay the upper classes wealth. Oh I'm ... read more
Kao S. via yelp.com - Sep 29, 2021
**Can only speak for takeout experience during weekend brunch** Brunch is amazing, filling, and ofte
**Can only speak for takeout experience during weekend brunch** Brunch is amazing, filling, and often consistent cookery. My partner and I's repeat purchases are the eggs + bacon + potatoes, the veggie quiche, the cornbread, and the beignets. All are 5/5 except the potatoes that can sometimes be both under and overcooked at the same ... read more
Tyler S. via yelp.com - Sep 25, 2021
I came here with my sister and I'll be honest. I went to the owners previous spot, with some sibling
I came here with my sister and I'll be honest. I went to the owners previous spot, with some siblings an I was a bit underwhelmed. But here, I ordered the pozole, something I rarely do. And it was amazing! We also had a salad that was better than expected. My sister ordered the fruit bowl, which she loves, because the fruit in it is ... read more
Jacqueline F. via yelp.com - Sep 22, 2021
Consistent favorite. great cocktails, amazing service and the food is always perfect. Chef hand roll
Consistent favorite. great cocktails, amazing service and the food is always perfect. Chef hand rolls the gnocchi every day. Wood fired oven (burning almond and oak firewood) gives the place warmth while the huge open windows temper it with the crisp evening air. We bring out of town guests here, celebrate our birthdays and anniversa ... read more
Andrea D. via yelp.com - Aug 26, 2021
Almond & Oak brunch is phenomenal. Everything from the service, to the food, to the ambiance, to the
Almond & Oak brunch is phenomenal. Everything from the service, to the food, to the ambiance, to the decor. My new favorite place brunch. I went to A&O on Sunday 8/8, around 10:30am. They had just opened, but they were already popping. Since they were full, they only had free seating for 3 (my group) on the high top tables un the bac ... read more
Valeria V. via yelp.com - Aug 10, 2021
Everything about this restaurant is perfect. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated. You wa
Everything about this restaurant is perfect. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated. You walk in and you're greeted by the smell of a firewood stove. Unreal. The service is impeccable. Every worker has been trained and follows every rule of being a server. The mimosa carafe is not a carafe. They bring you a serving of freshl ... read more
Tania C. via yelp.com - Aug 8, 2021
Just had brunch here it was amazing. Really good service and the food was bomb. I ordered the vegeta
Just had brunch here it was amazing. Really good service and the food was bomb. I ordered the vegetable hash with a biscuit. The hash was very flavorful, perfect balance of salt and the biscuit was buttery and came with a delicious jam. The tea came with a little timer to know when it has fully steeped, I thought that was a really ni ... read more
Darryl C. via yelp.com - Aug 7, 2021
Met with some friends for brunch. The restaurant was very accommodating as some of our party arrived
Met with some friends for brunch. The restaurant was very accommodating as some of our party arrived late. We caught the tail end of brunch but we didn't feel rushed at all. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Great ambiance and staff were friendly and attentive.
Yuki C. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2021
This restaurant was amazing! A great atmosphere to be around as well. The menu has a great variety o
This restaurant was amazing! A great atmosphere to be around as well. The menu has a great variety of delicious options. The potato's were bomb!!!
Avery R. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2021
Consistently delicious, complex flavors, satisfying portion sizes. Gnocchi, salmon, chicken breast are excellent. Burger and pork chop are good. Ratatouille was tasty but a bit heavy. There's patio seating as well as indoor seating w big open windows and high ceilings.
Rumana Hussain via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
Checked out Almond & Oak for the first time and it did not disappoint. We made a reservation for a W
Checked out Almond & Oak for the first time and it did not disappoint. We made a reservation for a Wednesday night and it wasn't too packed. We ordered 3 drinks: Just Friends (mezcal), Burning Bosque (tequila), and House Punch (vodka). To my surprise all 3 drinks were AMAZING! I asked our server for recommendations on dinner and she ... read more
Cristina C. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2021
Went here for brunch, so good! Friendly service, yummy food and beautiful ambiance. We couldn't make
Went here for brunch, so good! Friendly service, yummy food and beautiful ambiance. We couldn't make a last minute reservation but we went right at 10 am and they were (thankfully!) able to accommodate the two of us.
Shannon K. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2021
I went here for a Sunday brunch and it was perfect! The waiter and staff were accommodating and frie
I went here for a Sunday brunch and it was perfect! The waiter and staff were accommodating and friendly. The ambiance was very lively and warm. We started by eating some delicious beignets before ordering our food. The fried chicken sandwich was amazing! I will be coming back!
Danielle F. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2021
So so so fantastic. The service was wonderful and the food was so amazing. We had the leek and mushroom ragu, the panzanella, and the fish stew. Everything was BOMB. Highly recommend.
Lily Scott via google.com - May 27, 2021
Always a treat. The ambiance inside, or out on the parklet, feels luxuriously casual (come as you are, but come right). The food is exactly what you expect or better, and Chef Rico is always behind the counter hands on with his menu. The staff makes you feel welcome and if you're even something of a regular, they'll make you feel lik ... read more
Shannon Kelly via google.com - May 8, 2021
The food was so flavorful and the cocktails were great. The staff was amazing and attentive. Definitely going back!
Brandy Amarillas via google.com - Apr 30, 2021
Excellent service. WOW! Our waiter John was just top notch. He knew the details of the menu, was extremely helpful, and came back to the table only when needed allowing us to have a Great, Socially Distances outside dining experience! Thank you Almond and Oak!
Brent Mather via google.com - Apr 27, 2021
Fabulous food excellent drinks. You can not go wrong! Ever since the new owner took over this restaurant has exceeded my expectations every time. I’m also hesitant to give it a 5 star review in fear it may get too popular for me to get in for dinner or brunch. (This is my favorite Oakland brunch spot) ... read more
Mirabai Johnson via google.com - Apr 7, 2021
Great food and neighborhood friendly service. Excellent craft cocktails. The homemade gnocchi with ragu was my favorite dish.
Kate Dreger via google.com - Apr 1, 2021
Good ribeye sandwich but rich. They also use to have an eggplant Parmesan which was excellent .
Good ribeye sandwich but rich. They also use to have an eggplant Parmesan which was excellent .
Jasmine J. via yelp.com - Mar 29, 2021
It was such a treat to visit Almond & Oak for Sunday brunch! We were dying to get outside and enjoy
It was such a treat to visit Almond & Oak for Sunday brunch! We were dying to get outside and enjoy the good weather, and this was the perfect destination. The food was delicious, service was friendly and fast, the environment felt very safe. Highly recommended!
Juliana T. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2021
Beautiful sunny day for solo brunch. It was my first time here and I suspect there are usually long
Beautiful sunny day for solo brunch. It was my first time here and I suspect there are usually long lines for brunch and so I was glad to be seated without a wait today while it's still possible. I chose a brunch item, shrimp and grits, that I would never attempt at home as well as the homemade biscuit which is also something I didn' ... read more
Regina C. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2021
First time wasting here, the food and service was wonderful. I had the asparagus and oat cheese quic
First time wasting here, the food and service was wonderful. I had the asparagus and oat cheese quiche. Super yummy!
KM L. via yelp.com - Mar 20, 2021
The food at Almond and Oak has always been excellent. Their pastry chef does an amazing job with the
The food at Almond and Oak has always been excellent. Their pastry chef does an amazing job with the dessert menu. We came to eat the other night and ordered the Burratta, procuitto, olive focaccia plate and every single item was delicious. We always order a burger, that's a must! For the first time, we ordered the apple pie with hom ... read more
Susan W. via yelp.com - Mar 18, 2021
Tasy, amazing organic food ... read more
Alex Ocampo via google.com - Mar 8, 2021
A welcoming and delicious experience. Cocktails are tasty. Food is delicious! The pozole is the best in Oakland. The servers are hella friendly. And they have excellent quarantine practices!
M. Anthony Hopkins via google.com - Feb 28, 2021
Almond & Oak has outdoor seating available, and one Sunday my boyfriend, another couple, and I stopp
Almond & Oak has outdoor seating available, and one Sunday my boyfriend, another couple, and I stopped by for brunch. You walk up to the window and put your name on their list, and they text you when your table is ready. We went for a nice walk and our table was ready in about 30 minutes - not a bad wait for peak brunch time! The bis ... read more
Sarah B. via yelp.com - Feb 23, 2021
Gosh, I wish I could take better photos to show you all how charming this place is. The food was nic
Gosh, I wish I could take better photos to show you all how charming this place is. The food was nice, the drinks were nice and the service was excellent. Our Server Nicholas was just great. I know I am a little complicated but he took care of us with a smile and always so cheerful and friendly. I just fell in love with this place. T ... read more
Dallas T. via yelp.com - Feb 21, 2021
Wow wow wow wow. Literally everything that we ordered was delicious. Because of COVID, we weren't ab
Wow wow wow wow. Literally everything that we ordered was delicious. Because of COVID, we weren't able to dine in a fancy restaurant for my husband's birthday, so we decided to pick up some good eats at a restaurant I spotted while walking down Grand avenue. Because he doesn't eat cheese and I love it and I don't like too much dressi ... read more
Diana T. via yelp.com - Jan 28, 2021
I would give more stars if I could. Every single time my partner and I have eaten here, we have had
I would give more stars if I could. Every single time my partner and I have eaten here, we have had absolutely amazing dining experiences. The food is good EVERY TIME. When we ate at the restaurant we sat outside and the service was fantastic, the food was delicious. When we get it delivered for brunch, and now dinner... we are NEVER ... read more
Audrey M. via yelp.com - Jan 22, 2021
My friend and I had brunch in the parklet outside the restaurant. The menu offered a variety of interesting food. We ordered the steak sandwich and fried chicken sandwich. The food was delicious from the sandwiches to the salad. The staff was friendly and professional. I hope that Almond & Oak will keep the parklet in the futu ... read more
Sue Tomidy via google.com - Dec 11, 2020
Amazing service! Had the shrimp and grits with a side of bacon and 2 beers. Food was on point!
Amazing service! Had the shrimp and grits with a side of bacon and 2 beers. Food was on point!
Alex G. via yelp.com - Dec 7, 2020
Absolutely love Almond and Oak. Fresh, delicious, locally sourced food. Menu stays interesting. A fantastic brunch. Have never had a bad meal ... read more
Cliff Emmanuel via google.com - Dec 3, 2020
I have been craving a pumpkin pie for a while now, and I don't really bake, so I was trying to see w
I have been craving a pumpkin pie for a while now, and I don't really bake, so I was trying to see what places for delivery had it on the menu. It was actually more scarce than I thought. I saw it as an individual size available at Almond and Oak, plus the lamb dish looked scrumptious too. So I got the pie and lamb delivered the othe ... read more
James K. via yelp.com - Nov 30, 2020
Really nice outdoor seating area, the servers were super sweet to my dogs and brought them water. Fo
Really nice outdoor seating area, the servers were super sweet to my dogs and brought them water. Food was delicious & servings large! I need to go back & try some other dishes.
Erin C. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2020
I had shrimp and grits.......yummy ... read more
Ginger Mooers via google.com - Oct 10, 2020
We randomly drove by and saw tables outside so we stopped. Amazingly good decision!! Staff was frien
We randomly drove by and saw tables outside so we stopped. Amazingly good decision!! Staff was friendly and helped us choose the best gluten free options. Had the aoili corn and ratatouille. Well worth while! Highly recommended ... read more
David H. via yelp.com - Oct 9, 2020
A great restaurant and bar. Covid protocols are in place. We highly recommend supporting them.
A great restaurant and bar. Covid protocols are in place. We highly recommend supporting them.
Jon R. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2020
This is my new favorite restaurant in Oakland!! I've ordered 3 times in the last month and each time
This is my new favorite restaurant in Oakland!! I've ordered 3 times in the last month and each time my order was fulfilled on time w/complete accuracy and outstanding flavor! Truly delicious, mouthwatering, fresh, locally sourced ingredients that my whole family (of 5) savors. My personal favorite is the King Salmon, my husband love ... read more
Roneet B. via yelp.com - Sep 4, 2020
My wife and I went for outdoor (COVID) brunch today and had a great meal. I absolutely LOVED my pozo
My wife and I went for outdoor (COVID) brunch today and had a great meal. I absolutely LOVED my pozole and she enjoyed her ham and cheese sandwich. But seriously. The pozole was amazing.
Nathan C. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2020
Shrimp and Grits!!! Beignets that I couldn't help but finish, even though I'm dieting!!! Lattes!!! B
Shrimp and Grits!!! Beignets that I couldn't help but finish, even though I'm dieting!!! Lattes!!! Bagels with all the fancy fixings I love!!! So much more, I can't wait to go back and try! Kisses to the chef! I can't wait till the beautiful space is open again! I'll be there!!! Love, love, love! Service great!!! And super "cheers"is ... read more
Septima M. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2020
HELL. YES. I'm so glad they've been open for takeout. Brunch is on point, and the drinks are strong.
HELL. YES. I'm so glad they've been open for takeout. Brunch is on point, and the drinks are strong. We've been grabbing food and heading to the lake. Great new spot.
Meghan T. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2020
I'm so glad they're back for dinner take out. We had the pork and the chicken and they were super de
I'm so glad they're back for dinner take out. We had the pork and the chicken and they were super delicious, as always. Love their desserts as well. Hope they bring back the flat bread and hummus...We also had brunch, the sandwiches are very generous, and the quiche was delicious. All came with fresh green salads. Love their pastries ... read more
Franchesca G. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2020
This is my favorite restaurant in Oakland! The food is amazing and so are the cocktails. The vive
This is my favorite restaurant in Oakland! The food is amazing and so are the cocktails. The vive is is unreal!!!
Maritza Rivera via facebook.com - Jun 11, 2020
Review for dine in visit in November 2019. Opted for sitting at the bar instead of waiting on a tabl
Review for dine in visit in November 2019. Opted for sitting at the bar instead of waiting on a table since the place was packed for Saturday brunch reservations. Food here is actually fresh and menu is seasonal. Their eggs benedict was standard but with a biscuit variation. The pork belly made it standout a little more. Shrimp and G ... read more
Brandon H. via yelp.com - May 29, 2020
Enjoy the variety of menu and freshness of ingredients Chef Rico Rivera cooks up. Coupled with a dedicated and friendly staff is the perfect combo for a wonderful dinner!!
Rosie Torres via google.com - May 17, 2020
The pastry chef there is AMAZING....
Michael Ditlevson via google.com - May 17, 2020
Today was my first experience eating from Almond & Oak, and it made me sad because I should of been
Today was my first experience eating from Almond & Oak, and it made me sad because I should of been coming here long ago. Did not get to go inside because of current epidemic but I could see inside and the place looks awesome. You could see the flames from the oven which was cool. We ordered the chicken sandwich, breakfast burger and ... read more
Matt R. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2020
Deliciousness!!!! Honestly one of the best chicken sandwiches I have ever had. I generally try and o
Deliciousness!!!! Honestly one of the best chicken sandwiches I have ever had. I generally try and only eat half of the bun when I order out for sandwiches or burgers but I really couldn't stop myself. Not sure if it was the house made bun or the spread of insanely good aioli they put on there. They packaged the food to go very neatl ... read more
Katie R. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2020
Just want to say THANK YOU! I work frontline in a local hospital and thanks to everyone who donated
Just want to say THANK YOU! I work frontline in a local hospital and thanks to everyone who donated for our meals to be delivered from this restaurant! I really enjoyed the spanish almond cake, totally was worth the calories lol. The meals came in separate boxes and the food placed to look very appetizing. So I appreciate everyone th ... read more
Nicole E. via yelp.com - Apr 6, 2020
Delicious brunch spot near the lake. I love the vibes at Almond & Oak with their big oven (is it woo
Delicious brunch spot near the lake. I love the vibes at Almond & Oak with their big oven (is it wood fired?) and a semi open kitchen ... it just feels like I'm transported to a restaurant in the mountainous regions of the southern tip of Chile. In other words-it feels like I'm on vacation! We got a beef dish with a chimichurri sauce ... read more
Lisa K. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2020
Awesome brunch and super friendly staff ... read more
Jolene via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
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