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Okay, so I am speechless by Almond & Oak's brunch selections. This was one of the best brunches i ha
Okay, so I am speechless by Almond & Oak's brunch selections. This was one of the best brunches i have EVER had. I would recommend making a reservation, because if not you will find yourself waiting upwards of 2 hours. First off, these beignets may have been the best I have had outside of New Orleans. They also gave you such a good p ... read more
Jade B. via yelp.com - May 17, 2022
My family and I have been meaning to check out this spot for some time now. This is the third restau
My family and I have been meaning to check out this spot for some time now. This is the third restaurant to call this cool Art Deco venue their and I've loved every iteration of restaurants to make their way through it. I must say I hope Almond & Oak is here to stay. We started our day with a 3 mile bike ride to the barber shop about ... read more
Angelica M. via yelp.com - May 17, 2022
Best burger I've had since the pandemic shut down restaurants. Love that we seat outside and enjoy g
Best burger I've had since the pandemic shut down restaurants. Love that we seat outside and enjoy good company with my wife and friends. Unfortunately my wife had a different experience with her veggie hash . She found some dirt in her dish. (Sad) bcs I really want to comeback to try the pozole ..
Hector H. via yelp.com - May 16, 2022
fantastic brunch spot in grand lake. Definitely recommend trying to make a reservation a few days ah
fantastic brunch spot in grand lake. Definitely recommend trying to make a reservation a few days ahead of time, place was packed with a wait throughout our meal, but totally worth it! Staff was friendly and attentive and the biscuits and cornbread are a must!
Emma C. via yelp.com - May 16, 2022
I had been wanting to eat here for a while but hadn't managed to, they were always so busy! So we went right at opening time before heading to the movies - and it was perfect. Great cocktail selection and amazing food, the open kitchen is really cool. Our waiter was friendly, fun and very fast! Lovely decor as well.
Daniela Nuñez Zurita via google.com - May 9, 2022
Once again the best meal! We all enjoyed all the entrees and the favor's were wonderful. The staff w
Once again the best meal! We all enjoyed all the entrees and the favor's were wonderful. The staff went out of their way to take care of us.
W.A. H. via yelp.com - May 7, 2022
Very nice food. Wish the menu was a little bit more varied but enjoyed suffering through things that
Very nice food. Wish the menu was a little bit more varied but enjoyed suffering through things that I wasn't really supposed to be eating. It heck, on my birthday, all rules go out of the window so I totally indulged. What we ate: starter - Burrata. We Love love love Burrata so we know good Burrata and so-so Burrata. This was good B ... read more
Yoko O. via yelp.com - May 3, 2022
Excellent service. Tasty biscuits. Loved the veg hash. Nice cocktail and wine list. Outdoor and indo
Excellent service. Tasty biscuits. Loved the veg hash. Nice cocktail and wine list. Outdoor and indoor options.
Vicki L. via yelp.com - May 1, 2022
Excellent food and service. Looking forward to a return visit.
Shannon Hunter via google.com - Apr 27, 2022
Great place!
William Pettaway via google.com - Apr 16, 2022
Sooooo delicious! Chef Rico is amazing! A must stop spot in Oakland ... read more
Siena Guerrazzi via google.com - Apr 11, 2022
Great food and great service.
Jeff Leppink via google.com - Apr 9, 2022
Delicious!
Joanna O via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
I love this place for its friendly staff, delicious food, cool space, and great location.
I love this place for its friendly staff, delicious food, cool space, and great location.
Matt G. via yelp.com - Apr 1, 2022
Delicious from cocktail, to appetizers (oysters), to entree. You know a cocktail is tantalizing when
Delicious from cocktail, to appetizers (oysters), to entree. You know a cocktail is tantalizing when you see the bartender preparing it for another guest and ask that they double it for you. The stew was perfect. Light but filling.
Kassy K. via yelp.com - Mar 30, 2022
10/10 highly recommend!!! I loved the vegetable hash and the potatoes during brunch time were so goo
10/10 highly recommend!!! I loved the vegetable hash and the potatoes during brunch time were so good!! Even the tea was refreshing. I will definitely be coming back!!
Y'Maia J. via yelp.com - Mar 28, 2022
We came here for Oakland Restaurant Week 2022 and had an amazing dinner! It was a fixed price menu w
We came here for Oakland Restaurant Week 2022 and had an amazing dinner! It was a fixed price menu which included 4 courses and an alcoholic beverage and 3 of the courses were full size just like the regular menu and there were quite a few options for the appetizer and main courses, so we got a great deal! The small taste of the Turn ... read more
Jeffrey S. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2022
A friend and I checked this place out for Oakland Restaurant Week, and were blown away!! Everything
A friend and I checked this place out for Oakland Restaurant Week, and were blown away!! Everything we had was delicious: the turnip soup amuse bouche, the steak tartare, mushroom gnocchi, the pork shoulder, and steak frites--we decided to share our dishes so we could try a little of everything--all this great food, with generous por ... read more
Jessica D. via yelp.com - Mar 26, 2022
Authentic community restaurant. American fare with 70's R&B and Pop Rock music playing in the background ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! Let's make this simple: - Beignets w/Strawberry Jam (100 stars). - Fried Chicken Sandwich (5 stars) - Fries (5 stars) - Ryokucha Green Tea - Samovar Tea. The contents of this tea is a meal in itself (100 s ... read more
Thurston D. Gill Jr. via google.com - Mar 20, 2022
This is a perfect date spot! The ambiance is romantic and unique. The menu is interesting and delivers on its promises. The cocktails are also unique and delightful. Would absolutely recommend giving this place a shot.
Noah Swanson via google.com - Mar 20, 2022
Omg soooo fricken Good ! The service is unmatched. I will definitely be back very soon! The cocktail 🍹 were on point 🔥😍Love this place and the waiter John was theeee best trophy 🏆 🏆 🏆 U must try it. Everything was good 😊 good 👍 ... read more
Dannice Fuller via google.com - Mar 19, 2022
Outstanding. My partner has some dietary restrictions, and the Chef came out personally to modify the menu on the spot to cater to our needs. Some of the best food I've ever had. Even the oysters were excellent. The cocktails and beer (from a local brewery!) selection are definitely top notch, as well. Wonderful service, too; our s ... read more
Tanuki W. via google.com - Mar 12, 2022
Good drinks. Nice people. Walk home w/ smiles.
Steve Wright (Conches) via google.com - Mar 12, 2022
We were here for dinner . Great service , fast , nice and proper. The cocktails were exquisite, impressive for a restaurant! The food was very delicious. If I could I’d give 10 stars . Def coming back to try the brunch!
Nadè Bozhinova via google.com - Mar 8, 2022
Great variety for any type of diet. Just an FYI though, the Cafe latte cups and maybe other specialty drinks won’t have a handle on it. See picture ... read more
Guillermo Quintanilla via google.com - Mar 7, 2022
So many great options on the menu! I'm looking forward to coming back. We enjoyed the beets with goa
So many great options on the menu! I'm looking forward to coming back. We enjoyed the beets with goat cheese, a savory soup, toasted focaccia, and a flavorful gnocchi with various toppings including a bit of crunch. The sparkling wine and decaf americano paired well with the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Though I will order al ... read more
Jennifer A. via yelp.com - Mar 5, 2022
I enjoyed Almond and Oak very, very much. My coworker and I stopped by for dinner without a reservat
I enjoyed Almond and Oak very, very much. My coworker and I stopped by for dinner without a reservation but were lucky enough to find two seats at the bar. The inside was open and wide with beautiful lighting. There is a large BBQ where a chef bbq's meat and the flames rise up like a roaring waterfall of sparks and flame. We started ... read more
Melinda B. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2022
They have a wonderful menu and to go with it great stuff. Always enjoy my meal and the chef is a ver
They have a wonderful menu and to go with it great stuff. Always enjoy my meal and the chef is a very kind and fun hard-working person who loves his craft ... read more
Rosie T. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2022
Ummm... YES! I've eaten here before the pandemic and don't remember it being this damn good. The amb
Ummm... YES! I've eaten here before the pandemic and don't remember it being this damn good. The ambiance, the drinks, the food, the service-- everything about Almond and Oak is what you NEED for a brunch! My friend ordered the QUICHE and ate every last bite. It was packed with savory flavor and they don't skimp out on the portions. ... read more
Natalia A. via yelp.com - Mar 1, 2022
Always a great meal. Cute outdoor seating area too.
Christopher Thomas Constantino via google.com - Feb 27, 2022
Grown and sexy brunch. Get a reservation, pull a look because this is a vibe. Brick walls, dope wait
Grown and sexy brunch. Get a reservation, pull a look because this is a vibe. Brick walls, dope wait staff (spent 5 mins getting the right group photos for us), single stall bathroom, and delicious food. Oysters were large and fresh - rosé minogette paired well with them. Strawberry jam with the beignets . I ordered the quiche which ... read more
Tomas R. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2022
Sat for a few drinks only so no thoughts on the food.The selection of cocktails was sufficient.Service is cooperative and courteous. Would return.
Maurice Simpson via google.com - Feb 13, 2022
My pops took us here after remembering the cafe when he stated in Oakland for 6 years. He said it's
My pops took us here after remembering the cafe when he stated in Oakland for 6 years. He said it's the same cafe but has been expanded over the years. I love the renovation has a rustic and mid century look. A&O staff were wonderful but I have to s/o Erin who gave me a run down of all the highlighted favorites and always good seeing ... read more
Mikey M. via yelp.com - Feb 13, 2022
Delicious brunch! Enjoyed the shrimp and grits and ambience. Staff friendly although parking was a l
Delicious brunch! Enjoyed the shrimp and grits and ambience. Staff friendly although parking was a little challenging.
Debra M. via yelp.com - Feb 10, 2022
Not sure it’s even possible to make a bad choice here. Everything was delicious in both presentation and taste. Vegetable quiche is one of those plates you don’t get to share, because you will want it all for yourself. Pairs well with a spicy Bloody Mary. Don’t pass this place up if your in town.
Catnip via google.com - Feb 7, 2022
Always fresh ingredients, delicious California faire, and beautiful indoor and outdoor dining make this a neighborhood go to.
Clifford Emmanuel via google.com - Feb 6, 2022
It's a fun place to have brunch, especially if it's nice out. The food is kinda just ok (chicken san
It's a fun place to have brunch, especially if it's nice out. The food is kinda just ok (chicken sandwich kinda bland) but it's a very pleasant place to eat and the staff is real nice. You can also make brunch reservations, which isn't too common. The highlight was probably the cornbread appetizer so definitely get that.
Misha T. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2022
Came here for dinner and did outdoor dining. The service was great and we really liked everything we
Came here for dinner and did outdoor dining. The service was great and we really liked everything we ordered (soup, pork shoulder, chicken breast, and fruit cobbler)! The drinks were also great! Will definitely come back here again when we want a nice sit down dinner!
Udani K. via yelp.com - Jan 22, 2022
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
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