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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (32 reviews)
“cheese board” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The others who rated Wood Tavern “average” on TripAdvisor capture my sentiments exactly: "Amazing to some, not to me,” “What is all the excitement about?” “Nothing that wowed,” “Overrated,” “I just don't get it.” The food, the service and the atmosphere all made a for...More

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped for lunch at 1:30 pm on a Tuesday. We were seated immediately, but it took about fifteen minutes before we got any water and another ten minutes before our server took our orders. Since it took awhile for our four...More

1  Thank Pansy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd gone to this restaurant once before for dinner, but went last Friday for lunch. The food and was excellent. I had their pan-seared half chicken. Cooked to perfection and the gravy was so good that I had to ask them to bring out more...More

1  Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a delicious cod sandwich with healthy tasty cole slaw. I asked those around me what they ordered and they all said it was the best item on the menu.

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, open kitchen viewing, cost corner seating. These were but the backdrop that painted a memorable birthday celebration evening dinner party. Lark and Becky offered friendly professional service and the food was absolutely fantastic. My duck was tender and sumptuous. I tasted the pork,...More

Thank Hussein B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice vibe, excellent food. Overpriced? Probably. But, what are you going to do? Nice place.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Crowded, noisy,slow and inattentive service. Have dined at Wood three times and never again. Sister restaurant is Wolf . Hesitate to try it .

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Wood Tavern is without question the best restaurant in Oakland and one of the best in all of the bay area. Everything is absolutely delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The craft cocktails are made perfectly as well. You will definitely...More

Thank AdventureMonkey12
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I absolutely love the Fettuccine, they carry excellent wine and the ice cream is delicious. The seating is tight but it still feels private. So worth it!

Thank O3538LFlindah
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant Consistently good food, good price good atmosphere Make a reservation, they are always busy Easy parking

Thank jamiemildredmiller
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Andrew M
8 May 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
9 September 2015|
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Response from freeandgoing | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-6607
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