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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. Iā€™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
Super fun restaurant
Super fun restaurant. The staff is accommodating as it is often busy. Excellent cocktails and great food.
Travelingbear1000 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 1, 2020
Great atmosphere, service, drinks. Most of the food was good, a couple things were great and a coupl
Great atmosphere, service, drinks. Most of the food was good, a couple things were great and a couple things were just OK. Overall I'd recommend.
Adam H. via yelp.com - Feb 27, 2020
We went there as a group and enjoyed the cocktails. They were great! The entrees are a bit expensive
We went there as a group and enjoyed the cocktails. They were great! The entrees are a bit expensive but they give you a lot so it's worth it. I also like the atmosphere. Try it!
Paul A. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2020
this has to be the best restaurant in the east bay!!! brunch, amazing!! lunch, amazing, dinner, amaz
this has to be the best restaurant in the east bay!!! brunch, amazing!! lunch, amazing, dinner, amazing!!! drinks, amazing!!! honestly best food and service in the east bay!!
E P. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2020
I love this place. Food is always good so as the service. I usually come here for dinner or brunch.
I love this place. Food is always good so as the service. I usually come here for dinner or brunch. It does get busy, so make reservations.
Christy N. via yelp.com - Feb 8, 2020
Outstanding drinks, service and hamburgers! We've eaten here three times since it opened and have ha
Outstanding drinks, service and hamburgers! We've eaten here three times since it opened and have had some great dishes and always a fun time. Crab cakes and hamburgers are delicious. Some of the other items weren't as successful due to too much salt, breading and flavor combos. The cocktails are well crafted and the bar area is beau ... read more
Laura T. via yelp.com - Jan 19, 2020
I have to start by saying the service before we ever got there was outstanding! My friends and I wer
I have to start by saying the service before we ever got there was outstanding! My friends and I were going out for my birthday on a Saturday evening wanting dinner at Almond and Oak followed by seeing Just Mercy at the Grand Lake. I looked up reservations and they were booked until nine. I was disappointed. I called just to ask how ... read more
Karin C. via yelp.com - Jan 18, 2020
Amazing food drinks and service! A must try in Oakland.
Olivia via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
We enjoy our brunch. Nice flavors.
Fabrice Caporal via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
When I dine out there's a few things I'd like. Of course, the food has to be tasty, but ideally it should be something I wouldn't make myself and bring something new and original to the game. Almond and Oak was firing on all cylinders. Finding good savory vegetarian brunch options for my wife can be difficult, but the root vegetab ... read more
Max Eissler via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
The food is delicious. The punch from the bar is a winner every time. Best service in town. Love this place.
laura geist via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
Great place for brunch and excellent full bar.
Donny O via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
The vibe in here is great and the servers are wonderful. The location is terrific and it attracts a great eclectic crowd. Those are the positives; if I were grading for food-only, it would be a 3*. It has gone through a couple of incarnations in its post-Me Too life, and this one is simply not daring enough food-wise. Most dishes ... read more
Eric Leve via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
Excellent cornbread shrimp And grits grapefruit mimosas. Huge but comfy down home atmosphere and sweet staff ... read more
zululemoko via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
This place is an awesome place for delicious food and great drinks. My recommendation you must have the steak sandwich! šŸ˜‹ ... read more
Nelson Montes via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
Almond & Oak is officially my new favorite spot! As an Oakland native I'm very familiar with the Gra
Almond & Oak is officially my new favorite spot! As an Oakland native I'm very familiar with the Grand Lake area and was super excited to try this place out. It's located on the Grand strip and is easy to spot. The decor is exciting! Surrounded by large glass windows and French doors the sun seems to be shinning in perfectly while yo ... read more
Ahnye I. via yelp.com - Jan 13, 2020
Almond and Oak is my very favorite breakfast spot. I can't live without their granola and the savory
Almond and Oak is my very favorite breakfast spot. I can't live without their granola and the savory yogurt that they put on it. The cappuccino always come hot and with a gorgeous design. I liked coming for dinner as well. Always playing the perfect music and they have great customer service make you feel countable. Almond N Oak has ... read more
Chan G. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2020
I heard great things about this place so I'm glad my friends and I finally got to try it out. All I
I heard great things about this place so I'm glad my friends and I finally got to try it out. All I have to say is 10/10! From the service to the food, everything was amazing. The ambiance is also excellent. Definitely coming back and would recommend to all!
Jed A. via yelp.com - Dec 30, 2019
Really quality dinner. Most everything we had we high quality ingredients and lovely tasting. The fl
Really quality dinner. Most everything we had we high quality ingredients and lovely tasting. The flatbread, the roasted squash, and the potato gnocchi were so on point. Will be back!
Don C. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2019
Great food. Amazing staff. Solid atmosphere. Sunday open mic jam sessions are a great time too.
Jon Robinson via google.com - Dec 17, 2019
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