Great spotGreat food and service on a nice street. Park early and walk around first before you're too full!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good meal and as alwaysVery good meal and as always - up to expectations.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Dinner with FriendsWe enjoyed an excellent dinner with great service. I highly recommend this place for special occasions.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Great After 31 years!It has been 31 years since I have been to Bay Wolf. The interior has been improved. Other than that, Bay Wolf's quality food, excellent service, and attention to detail has not changed. It is still a great place to take someone for a special dinner. We went on Mother's Day and while I was not thrilled about a restricted price fixe dinner, I was delighted by the menu and enjoyed every bite of what I ate. I had the crab bisque, roast duck, and pannacotta with Meyer lemon and candied blueberries. The pannacotta was the crowning glory of my meal. The best I have ever eaten. Smooth, light, with vanilla bean in the proper amount. The lemon was perfect, not too sweet or too tart. I'm coming back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason this is notThe only reason this is not a 5 star was the chicken dish said spicy and was not at all. We cooked and very good. Salads were amazing so was the ravioli.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMeager Main CourseWhile the food and presentations are first rate, especially the salads, we have been unhappy over the course of several visits with the meager size of the main courses. They are often about the size of what you'd expect as a first course/appetizer--maybe very very slightly larger. Once we checked with the server because we were in disbelief we were being served the main course size of the dish.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't get the duck!Food was great, except I made the mistake of ordering duck which came out rather bland and a bit overlooked. The rice cake that came with it was flavorless as well. All other dishes were great though, calamari, duck pâté, the fish. I prob wouldn't order a steak here.
Ambience and service were both great. I would def recomend , just avoid the duck and steak.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed my food.I really enjoyed my food. It was well prepared and lovely. they also helped me choose gluten-free options with knowledge and thoughtfulness. Very relaxing on a Tuesday night.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBaywolf: Simply Fantastic Food!BayWolf remains one of the great restaurants of the San Francisco Bay Area.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was good but not veryfood was good but not very large portions and VERY high priced for what we got4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Friday night dinnerLovely Friday night dinner experience after a busy, long week. Excellent service, great food, nice ambiance. Michael Wild has a beautiful, tasteful spot on the Avenue. Thank you, BayWolf!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBay Wolf is myh always dependableBay Wolf is myh always dependable go-to restaurant and they did not disappoint...we are always happy with our meals there and will go back again many times. And if you like duck, this is the place to be!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe return to Bay Wolf againWe return to Bay Wolf again and again, driving to Oakland from San Bruno. We love the food, it's creative, uses fresh, local produce and there are always healthy options for vegetarians. Marvelous salads, fish and for meat eaters, spectacular selections. The theme is Mediterranean which we love. Wonderful place!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, especiallyThe food was excellent, especially the short ribs!! We shared several salads and desserts and they were all tastey and interesting. Overall everything was absolutely delicious and we can't wait to go back!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was wonderful -Our server was wonderful - our meal was outstanding. My husband had a smoked trout salad which he loved. We both had fish dishes (ling cod and scallops) - both dishes were perfect. And our Meyer lemon pudding cake was light and lemony.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a perfect evening.It was a perfect evening. Great food, great service and great time. One of our favorite places.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBay Wolf is on par with ChezBay Wolf is on par with Chez Panisse for gourmet menu and quality of food---at perhaps less than half the cost. Their "duck flan", the smoothest of pates, is a classic that is fortunately always on the menu. Truly, Bay Wolf is an Oakland gem.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding gourmet food -outstanding gourmet food - very pleasant atmosphere - excellent service. what more can you ask for?4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ceasar Salad and the FlourlessThe Ceasar Salad and the Flourless Chocolate Cake were incredibly delicious!!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best!BayWolf continues to be one of the premier restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. The food is innovative, the service professional, the ambiance perfect for quiet conversation.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBayWolf is special. They offerBayWolf is special. They offer not only phenomenal food and service, but a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your dinner exactly how you want. Their menu theme for the month is Paris in the spring. So fun and romantic! We loved the butter lettuce salad and carrot soup. Both had clean, light flavors, and perfect portions. The handmade tortellini were tender and flavorful. Scallops with lentils and red pepper coulis- the plate was beautiful and tasted like magic. The wine list is lovely. We drank a bottle of Oregon pinot. Not the cheapest, but a great value. We enjoyed all this over a 3 hour conversation without feeling rushed. The server understood that we were in no hurry. Her service reflected the mood of our evening.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly consistently outstandingA truly consistently outstanding restaurant; a pleasure and a treasure.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for dinner forWe went there for dinner for our birthdays and it was a wonderful experience! Food was excellent as was the service. I will definitely come back again!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined at Bay Wolf forWe've dined at Bay Wolf for over 25 years and are always amazed that it is always good and getting better.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet ExcellenceA nice quiet place with exceptional food. The limited menu allows for much more sophistcated preparations than the prices would suggest. The service is thoughtful and excellent.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter not having eaten thereAfter not having eaten there for many years, I have been there twice recently. I (and others in my party) were delighted to find that not only has Bay Wolf survived, but the food is excellent, with any interesting menu and good service.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHas it allWe were looking for a special, but reasonable, delicious, and very quiet place to catch up with old friends. Bay Wolf provided all those things in spades.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodIn Oakland on business, wanted a small neighborhood place for dinner, picked this one from reviews. What a great choice! The food was all delicious, from the chickpea soup to the gnocchi to the duck. A diverse menu, something to please vegetarians as well as meat lovers. It felt cozy and welcoming. Service was mixed. Attentive support staff (person who brought the wine, person who cleared plates) but the main wait staff seemed a little dazed and confused. No matter, it was a lovely dinner and we'll return next time we're in town.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was warm and consistent,Service was warm and consistent, and never overbearing. All of the food was well prepared and presented, and tasted exquisite. The mushroom tortellini was the hit of the evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is always amazing.This place is always amazing. The service, the food, the wine selection, the ambiance are all spectacular. We have been there at least half a dozen times and each meal is superb. This is the BEST place to go for a fabulous meal. It isn't inexpensive, but it's an amazing value.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food and service.Loved the food and service. Will definitely return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to BayWolf for specialWe go to BayWolf for special occasions, and the other night we took a visiting cousin who is a foodie. We were not disappointed. The food is always great, hot upon arrival, served tastefully. The ambience is pleasant and the other diners are open and friendly. We'll be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEat at BayWolf!We have no dearth of new, up-and-coming, and high profile dining experiences available to us here in the Bay Area, a universe of wonderful dining experiences right before us--and for 37 years BayWolf has been turning out delightful cuisine with the best of them, attentively served in a warm, relaxing environment, with dining both inside and out (on an inviting, sheltered patio). I can't say enough about the good meals we've had there, and if you've made it through the last 37 years without checking out this great Bay Area treasure, you are definitely overdue!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen enjoying the many pleasuresBeen enjoying the many pleasures of Bay Wolf for decades. Execution still remains at a high level.Interesting menu and the friendly, efficient wait staff make dinner very pleasant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMStill at the top of their game !The dinner was excellent as always. I have been to BayWolf many times over the years and I took a friend who had never been because she has asked me to introduce her to some of my favorite restaurants. The quality of the food and the wonderful preparations are unsurpassed. I think many restaurants would charge much more for the food so the value of the meal is delightful as well. The service was attentive, pleasant and charming.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM