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1745 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: W-Su 5:30pm-10:00pm
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Californian, Contemporary American
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We offer full service catering services. From lunch drop offs to weddings up to 200.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Axelrod (510) 290-0331
A word from Mockingbird
Mockingbird is a restaurant in Uptown Oakland featuring Northern California, farm to table cuisine. Set in an open airy space with flickering candles and classic jazz playing in the background.
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It seems weird to be able to make
a reservation for 9:45 when the kitchen closed in 15 minutes. Food was fine (not great but not sure if kitchen has tuned out). Found a pebble in the clams and mussels dish but flavors were good."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Let's start by saying that the
food is excellent. Flavors are vibrant and not gimmicky. But I appreciate equally the warm hospitality of the hostess and rest of the staff. It was our first visit so we will go back again soon to see if it still holds up."
Dined on 2/28/2014
I went to dinner with my sisters
and we shared lots of dishes...everything was yummy. Highlights were the pork torchon and brussel sprouts."
Dined on 2/25/2014
We liked Mockingbird; really nice,
casual ambience, very bright and cheery and attractive decor. I am hopeful they start pulling in a larger lunch crowd as it was pretty quiet when we were there. All 3 of us enjoyed our lunch there; a great addition to the neighborhood."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Slightly sketchy neighborhood, but
such a cute little place. Not too loud, nice lighting, great for a dinner date. Everything we ate was great but OMG get the bread pudding for dessert. I don't care, save room, do it. It's phenomenal."
Dined on 2/22/2014
My girlfriends and I came to
Mockingbird before a concert at the Fox. Great ambiance and the food is really good. Two words: brussels sprouts. Two of us ordered the steak, supposed to be medium rare more medium in actuality, so definitely specify your preference. Our food also took a little longer than we expected but once we asked it came out right away."
Dined on 2/19/2014
First thing we noticed when we
walked in is a peaceful sweet setting that's stylish and comfortable, then we sat down and realized we could actually hear each other at the table...then the food arrived and it was delicious -- brussels sprouts, smoked trout salad, pork tenderloin were amazing. The Moroccan chickpea soup was also tasty. My friends loved the red wine recommendation. I'd definitely go again....the greatest part having a great meal (many places to have one in Oakland ) AND being able to talk at a normal volume and hear each other."
Dined on 2/18/2014
I've been at this restaurant
several times with my wife, it's always great food and a great evening!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
We enjoyed Mockingbird's food very
much. Worth a visit despite the somewhat sketchy neighborhood. Highlights were the fired brussels sprouts, the bistro steak and the pork loin. There were no specials, even on Valentine's Day, which was a bit surprising. No cocktails, either, but the short wine list has nice offerings. The chocolate date cake was underwhelming. We loved the fact that the dinner was not rushed. The pace here was what you get in a European restaurant--long pauses between courses and a willingness to serve the coffee after the dessert. Interesting decor, good service, and a great value."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I didn't know anything about this
place, so I went there with no expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find the food, and ambience was really great! The steak was grilled well (med-rare), a little more on the rare-side which was awesome, and the brussel sprouts were amazing! I did not expect to find such a great place in that part of Oakland."
Dined on 2/13/2014
We had a great time at
Mockingbird: well spaced tables, tall ceilings, and just a simple feeling of open and airiness. Wonderful starters, entrees and desserts. The buttery butter lettuce was tossed with a perfect vinaigrette dressing. Our moroccan chicken and roast pork, cooked and presented lovingly, was delivered by an owner/chef! And, the waitstaff saw to all our needs. We really felt special."
Dined on 2/8/2014
The food was wonderful - duck
confit was very tasty, as was the pork with chicory. We had two salads/appetizers: smoked trout salad and scallop with olio nuovo. Both were quite good. Our server was fairly new to "fine dining" but was knowledgeable and quite charming."
Dined on 1/31/2014
The food was excellent, service
very good and the room felt spacious and quiet enough for easy conversation. We had the pork torchon, which has a great mix of flavors, and a chicken pot pie (terrific crust but more mundane filling and a bit wet) for starters. We enjoyed the shellfish fideos, which had a wonderful broth (it would have benefited from a different pasta which would carry more of the broth). The moroccan chicken was very good but not spectacular."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Salads need better acid/oil
balance (too much vinegar); pork tenderloin a little overcooked/dry. Sourdough? So '90s."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Small, intimate with limited menu,
but everything looked very tempting. I really enjoyed the moroccan Chicken and the bib salad. My friends enjoyed the Steak entree and endive salad. Used local sources."
Dined on 1/14/2014
The food was good, the atmosphere
very pleasant, and it made for a great dinner with friends."
Dined on 1/14/2014
Had a great dinner there, staff is
very attentive. Ambience is very downtown Oakland, a cool place to have dinner before doing a show. Tables for two are tiny, which is a bit awkward for dinner."
Dined on 1/11/2014
First time to the newish
Mockingbird. We had duck pate, endive salad and Moroccan chicken dishes. They ranged from good to very good. Presentation was nice, service was good and ambience was nice/hip - great feel to the place. It wasn't amazing an amazing meal but it was all in a solid start and we would go there again."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We were seated quickly and served
water promptly yet had to wait a while to be acknowledged even though our server walked by the table several times. Overall the food was just ok, the menu is limited. I would not return to try anything else on the menu because the overall experience was so lukewarm. Service, although not unprofessional, was also "just ok". Friendly servers but not alert or overly effective. I could have ordered my food at a counter and a food runner could have brought it to the table and the dining experience would have been about the same. Our bill was $70+ for a shared app, two entrees, one beer + tax/tip - for the money. I would rather go somewhere else for a better overall experience."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Appetizers and entrees all have
interesting flavor twists to enhance the usual whether it's roast chicken or brussel sprouts. The dining area is warm and inviting with plenty of space between tables. The waiters are attentive and helpful without being overly attentive. While the flavor twists may not work for all, the dishes stand out from the usual offerings and are worth a try. Sharing with a group is the best way to go as hopefully the majority at your table will enjoy each dish while the dissenter then can focus on other dishes."
Dined on 1/9/2014
Every dish was delicious and
unique, steak with greens and bone marrow vinaigrette was unbelievably good. Service was also perfect- even the hostess kept her eye on us and made sure every need was taken care of. All this for an extremely affordable price for this level of food- the entrees topped out at $21 for the steak and portions were generous (but not over-done) Highly recommend."
Dined on 1/4/2014
I favor the well-executed, roast
chicken. Serving size is well portioned. Not a "precious" amount combined with a high price, that seems to be a tactic that many of the new, high profile restuarants employ. Desserts are very good."
Dined on 12/13/2013
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