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HELL. YES.  I'm so glad they've ...
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 ...
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 pastr ... 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 ...
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
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Brandon H. via yelp.com - May 29, 2020
The pastry chef there is AMAZING....
Michael Ditlevson via google.com - May 17, 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
Today was my first experience eating ...
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 an ... read more
Matt R. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2020
Deliciousness!!!! Honestly one ...
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 v
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Katie R. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2020
Just want to say THANK YOU! I work ...
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 ...
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 chimichu
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Lisa K. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2020
Awesome brunch and super friendly staff ... read more
Jolene via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
Didn't try food yet, but hung out ...
Didn't try food yet, but hung out by the bar with my friend. Had some mimosas, loved it, and the bartender is great fun. Definitely coming back :) ... read more
Kimberly N. via yelp.com - Mar 5, 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 ...
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
this has to be the best restaurant ...
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
We went there as a group and enjoyed ...
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
I love this place. Food is always ...
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 ...
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 b ... read more
Laura T. via yelp.com - Jan 19, 2020
I have to start by saying the service ...
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 h ... read more
Karin C. via yelp.com - Jan 18, 2020
This place is an awesome place for delicious food and great drinks. My recommendation you must have the steak sandwich! 😋 ... read more
Nelson Montes via google.com - Jan 17, 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
Almond & Oak is officially my new ...
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 w
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Ahnye I. via yelp.com - Jan 13, 2020
Almond and Oak  is my very favorite ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Food is amazing! The pork shoulder was incredibly tender, and the mashed potatoes are so smooth and fluffy, the chicken is so flavorful all the way through the meat. It's a warm atmosphere inside and friendly staff that are eager to help.
Felicia Duenas via google.com - Dec 17, 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
For a pricey resto, they're not subtle with their flavors at all. Our pork shoulders were sweet throughout (think BBQ levels), and my fish & shellfish stew was very intensely parsley'd. That said, the stew did come with a good amount of shellfish, and I was very happy with the perfectly cooked shrimp and scallops. We had a table o ... read more
Clare Lin via google.com - Dec 17, 2019
Went with friends for brunch. Great ...
Went with friends for brunch. Great space, great service, and good food. Others have mentioned that it is pricey. We managed to have an appetizer, mains, and a drink each for about $40.00 each, including tip. Works for me.
Martin C. via yelp.com - Dec 9, 2019
Love the service and the food but ...
Love the service and the food but you could stand some changes to the menu.  I go here for brunch almost weekly and pretty much have the same thing every time.  I would love to see some waffles added or maybe something else for vegetarians. At first it was a great get away and now it's always crowded as it gets more crowded.
Toi W. via yelp.com - Dec 7, 2019
Great food and great ambiance.
Great food and great ambiance. The staff is very friendly and the food was so good. This is a place you eat and hangout for a while. The bartenders pour some great craft cocktails too.
Joey T. via yelp.com - Nov 22, 2019
Such an Oakland gem. I love this ...
Such an Oakland gem. I love this place. Been for both brunch and dinner and it's true, high caliber American. The ambience/atmosphere is lovely and there just aren't many chefs in Oakland that I've experienced that cook such high caliber new American fare.
Adeola O. via yelp.com - Nov 21, 2019
Awesome service, food, smooth jazz ... read more
Oscar Román García via google.com - Nov 17, 2019
Had a really yummy brunch here ...
Had a really yummy brunch here with some friends this past weekend. Looks like a new chef has taken over the previous "Penrose" spot.  The dining area is still beautiful, spacious and rustic. It was definitely bustling that morning and we were lucky we got seats!

The menu boasted several different interesting dishes - we order
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Rachel M. via yelp.com - Nov 5, 2019
Had a much better experience for ...
Had a much better experience for brunch this past weekend. Brunch burger was perfectly cooked and so were the fries, bun was fresh and it was overall delicious, just needed salt which I had to ask for. ( when did it become uncool to have salt on the table?) Bloody Mary was excellent. If you want a quiet atmosphere, this isn't it. Aco ... read more
Wendy L. via yelp.com - Oct 21, 2019
Really delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. It’s our favorite brunch restaurant. Love the homemade biscuits and jam. They use fresh seasonal fruit and veggies. Dinner is great too, they grill a mean steak! One of the best restaurants in town.
Karleen Eberle via google.com - Oct 17, 2019
Early dinner on a Thursday night ...
Early dinner on a Thursday night...lucky we got there right at opening at 5:30, as they were able to give us a table for 2 "until 7:15." We thought...sure - that's absolutely no problem. But guess what? It was close...because we ordered so many things and were enjoying everything so much!

Happy hour (5:30p-6:30p) is the way to
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Laurie H. via yelp.com - Oct 17, 2019
This was my first time here. My ...
This was my first time here. My dish was awesome, it was both filling and flavorful. I also had a mimosa, and they were not stingy with the champagne. My food experience was excellent and I'm sure I will make it a habit to stop in after I come from the farmers market on Saturdays.

This was not a 5 star rating because 1) no bot
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Janine R. via yelp.com - Oct 12, 2019
Good food, but not quite worth ...
Good food, but not quite worth the prices.  It was also very noisy, but I guess that's standard these days.  Service was good.
Mary S. via yelp.com - Oct 10, 2019
First time visiting Almond & Oak ...
First time visiting Almond & Oak, felt a bit strange. Long time resident of the neighborhood, I had previously visited its predecessor and it was odd to walk in under new ownership with the place feeling unchanged.

That feeling wasn't bad at all because the last place had great food and from what I can see walking in for brun
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Jerico O. via yelp.com - Oct 9, 2019
I love this place in every way ...
I love this place in every way. Craftiest of cocktails and delicious food. I go here with friends for after work drinks and take my parents here for dinner when they're in town.
Danielle M. via yelp.com - Oct 5, 2019
Fantastic! The food, the vibe, ...
Fantastic! The food, the vibe, and the service was amazing. We even got to speak with Chef Rico who told us how he picks fresh produce for the meals he create making sure he uses ingredients in season and at the highest quality.  We had the roasted vegetable soup, salmon, and the rotisserie chicken, and beignets with chocloate sauce!
teasara t. via yelp.com - Oct 2, 2019
Consistently one of our favorite ...
Consistently one of our favorite meals out in Oakland. Smart cocktails, super personable staff, delicious fare. Jonathan stirring drinks & Emu watching the floor & adding personal flare at every perfect moment. Love this place.
Tara M. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2019
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