First time there. Interesting
First time there. Interesting takes on some fairly standard items like Mac and Cheese and Eggplant Parmigiana. Service was exceptional. Had a waitress who was friendly, cheerful and very attentive without hovering. Knew when to make suggestions.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The burger was good, but the
The burger was good, but the Berry-Lemon bread pudding was the best! We have been back just for that and the service is super friendly. We will be back
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice birthday lunch
We took my boss out to a belated birthday lunch. We were a party of 5. Everyone was happy with the ambiance and were pleased with their menu choices. I've been here several times. Our server was very pleasant and very attentive.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give it a shot!
We made it just before happy hour was over on a Saturday, so got to try a few of their signature cocktails. Food was pretty good and served hot and very quickly. Service was prompt and courteous! A little empty for a Saturday night, so they must do good lunch business. Oakland's Auto Row is not exactly a weekend hot spot.
Great for a low key night. And again, I stress the happy hour specials :)
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and drinks
Met up here with a friend. Made happy hour and got a great cocktail at a very reasonable price. The food was all very good as well and our server was a lot of fun and friendly.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gotta Love It!
"Z" is a great place to go for lunch. I have not eaten there for dinner but I would assume the food and service is just as good. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a casual place to dine.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
yesssss !!!! :)
my husband and I both agreed : Great food, awesome drinks, reasonable price, good service, we enjoyed our time here. found out they do a lot of large private events, will be planning our anniversary party here!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had their chicken piccata and my wife orderes the glazed salmon. YUMMY!! My piccata was awesome and I tried her salmon and loved itwe ordered ribs for appetizer and got blueberry bread pudding for dessert. Fantastic Drinks !! Great price!!
We will come back!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Empty on a Thursday night
Such a cool looking restaurant, with awesome all-night happy hour prices-- it's unfortunate that it was so empty! We went to eat on Thursday at 7:30pm. We were one of only 3 or 4 tables in the restaurant, and by the time we hit dessert, we were the only table. But, we will be back! Maybe a Fri or Sat will be more hoppin'.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in this place went
Dining in this place went far beyond my expectations. If Open Table could give me an option, I would give this place an extra star for the menu, creativity and the food preparation techniques. Every single dish we ordered was just perfect and worth every penny we paid. WOW!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat at bar and enjoyed happy hour. Cocktails wonderful, although no draft beers (?). Service excellent. Bartender to be commended.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Fine Oakland Restaurant
Z Cafe & Bar is representative of the changing scene for restaurants in Oakland. This kind of fine dining did not exist to the degree it does now, in the 80's and 90's. Sophisticated downtown restaurants are now all over Oakland. While Z Cafe & Bar was not tested much by our orders of salmon, carb cakes and French fries, all were excellent. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was upbeat if a bit loud. When I leased a new 1994 Saturn less than a block away on Broadway there were no restaurants like this thriving nearby. It's another positive addition to the East Bay dining variety.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found Z Café on Open Table,
We found Z Café on Open Table, were happy it was close to our son's apartment, and that it had good reviews. We were not disappointed! Although it was a very quiet evening, the service was excellent and friendly. Dinner and cocktails were very good, and we were especially pleased with the great happy hours prices on beverages and appetizers.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM