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Terrace Room

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1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612-4638 (17th)
+1 510-903-3771
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 13:30
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Oakland, California
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I went here because it looked beautiful from the walking path by the lake. However... it is somewhat odd. First of all, this restaurant is attached to a nursing home, but a really nice one. Secondly, the waiter was not really attentive and it took a long, long time for us to order food and to get... More 

Thank Jacqueline B
Oakland, California
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Terrace Room is within the Lake Merritt Hotel. You get a nice view of Lake Merritt and the view is quite nice. Service was excellent and so was the menu.

Thank Graciela A
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went to Terrace Room with 3 friends. Portions small, perfunctory service. I ordreded Uni Risotto that came in a bowl with 6 small mussels on top. I asked where the Uni was and was told it was in the sauce?? Won't be back

Thank Josette K
Alpine, California
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

You might want to come here just to say you've been....once. Everything about this place screams "old"...it's in a lovely old hotel (which is now a senior living center)...the original tile, woodwork is charming but the carpet, not so much. The glass-walled restaurant overlooks the lake which is a lovely view. The jazz combo on Sunday was good but the... More 

Thank SDPeg
TRBuddy, Manager at Terrace Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are excited to announce that a new chef, Louis Le Gassic, will be joining The Terrace Room family! We invite you to come back and try us again in the near future. Thank you, Candi More 

Oakland, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

this is one of the most beautiful spots in Oakland. They have great healthy and reasonably priced food. the service was good. Bartender not so good but was not charged for the wrong drinks

Thank Renee S
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257 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Setting: At the hotel. Nice view on lake Merrit. Nice ambience with live piano music in the background. Parking your car could be a potential issue. Food: Red cabbage salad with fresh greens and ravioli. Salad was very tasty, while the ravioli could have been from Costco. Beverage selection was good. Also a great desert! I would return.

Thank Fernando B
Alameda, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Went their to listen to a friend play jazz as I hadn't been there before I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try it., The views are breathtaking and the building is grand. Refurbished from its original structure but still charming and cozy. As far as the food, I went for the HH menu. I had fried calamari... More 

Thank thundergayle
Oakland, California
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I have been coming here for the Y's yearly volunteer dinner and the food is always excellent and the view is fantastic! I always look forward to celebrating here. The food that we had is not on the menu so I suppose it was a special menu for our party. We had a choice of beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian.... More 

Thank KWong55
San Francisco
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The happy hour menu is a treat but also the Terrance Room has music and of course incredible Murals of Lake Merritt. food is great, service outstanding and a local jewel

Thank 10312013
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Enjoyed a business dinner here just by chance. My colleague works nearby so we were looking for something close. We were pleasantly surprised! The building alone is worth visiting. The restaurant is on the dance floor adjacent to the bar. Our table was on the stage. We had an unobstructed view of Lake Merritt - spectacular! The food was much... More 

Thank TravelBug89523

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612-4638
  • Public Transportation: We are within walking distance of the Lake Merritt and 19th St bart stations.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-903-3771
Oakland's premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt. We are open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Brunch is available on Saturdays & Sundays. The Terrace Room is also a unique venue for your Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Event. Experience the grand tradition of a Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt. The classic art deco design of this unique venue brings you back to the charm and elegance of years past.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?