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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave. (Alcatraz Ave.) Send to Phone
510-654-6607 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This Oakland gastropub on College Avenue dishes up casual fare in a warm environment.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Dining room at Wood Tavern, Oakland, CA

Wood Tavern Restaurant Review

: Owners Rich and Rebekah Wood are veterans of the Bay Area restaurant scene (they were the owners of San Francisco’s Frascati) and they seem to know what works: a warm, inviting room with picture windows overlooking the College Avenue hubbub, an open kitchen and a simple menu of well-executed dishes. Though chef Max DiMare’s menu changes frequently, bright, seasonal salads, such as asparagus with fennel and lemon dressing and the Greek-inspired chopped romaine salad, are simple and well executed. A massive grilled porchetta sandwich with Brie and red wine-onion jam is accompanied by a house-made pickle and zingy coleslaw shot through with jalapeño and cilantro---fine counterpoints to the rich panino. Dinnertime offerings are equally market-fresh and varied. The inexpensive wine list highlights unusual bottles from lesser-known regions and offers a few choices by the glass.

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