Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kincaids.com/page/home
  • Phone: 5108358600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-2pm
    Try our Bloody Mary Bar & Champagne Specials!
    Lunch: Daily 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 3pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 3pm-10pm, Sun 3pm-9pm
    Lounge: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Raul Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accommodate parties of 100 people or more. Please call a manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Palmer 5108358600x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embacadero West
  • Public Transit: Bus #58, 59, 72, 73
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Located on the waterfront in historic Jack London Square, lies Kincaid's Bayhouse. Truly, today's interpretation of a traditional Fish, Chop and Steakhouse. One will find the food and beverage to be the finest available and where possible, prepared and served in the tradition of an old-time Fish and Steakhouse. Fresh fish flown in daily, prime select cuts of beef, along with signature dessert items are just a few reasons that set Kincaid's apart from other restaurants.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (110)special occasion (77)romantic (51)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (37)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (12)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • The on-line reservations streamline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    The on-line reservations streamlined the booking process and made it easy to make a couple of special requests for my daughter's birthday dinner in advance without having to ask while in her presence. The her guests were delighted with the appetizers and were very pleased with their meal. I highly commend our "server" - he was witty, charming, and attentive to details. Overall, my daughter had a memorable 23rd birthday dinner. Thank you Kincaid's for making this happen! Nina Woodle
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my boyfriends birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    It was my boyfriends birthday and he had stated to me that your place was his favorite! So I took him and the food was delious and made our entire birthday celebration special! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food that we ordered was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    The food that we ordered was not prepared the way we expected. My salmon was extremely dry...my vegetables were hard and we sent the appetizer that we ordered back twice because it was seasoned too hot. It was a shrimp dish. We finally asked that they just put no sauce on the shrimp (we orignally asked for mild sauce). The calarmi was good; the deviled eggs were deceiving and tasted as though they had been refrigerated for quite some time. I would not choose this spot again for the "special occasion" we had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, nice atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Excellent Food, nice atmosphere, lively bar, great view of the pier, just all around good place to wine and dine. Wait Staff are very professional and knowledgable of their menu. When in doubt and not sure what you have a taste for the waiter/waitress offers alot of good suggestions. Aptizes (sorry I spelled that wrong) you must try the sampler its to die for. The manager is always very accomodating. Sorry I can't remember his name its a unique last name. I just love this place and I'm there at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a favorite for us.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This is a favorite for us. We meet with the same group of people every couple of months at Kincaid's and have never been disappointed in the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always love coming for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I always love coming for a meal here. Either with family or with a few friends. Food is always good as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Kincaids numerous
    MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We have been to Kincaids numerous times and we have always enjoyed ourselves. The food is always good and the service has always been excellent. The wait staff are friendly and professional. Wines by the bottle are expensive and it's difficult to find a good red wine for under $30. Even though the wines are expensive we will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although polite, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Although polite, the service was VERY untrained. The food was delicious, but I definitely expected MUCH better service for the price. The waiter seemed anxious to turn my table the whole evening. Entrees were presented long before salads were done. My wine came in the middle of my entree even though I ordered food and wine at the same time. The waiter never offered a 2nd cup of coffee even though our party lingered through dessert and really wanted a 2nd cup. The waiter presented the bill to the female guest in a male-female party of two and his presentation was unpolished like you would expect at Denny's. At 1/2 the price I would have forgiven these type of service errors but at $45/person I was disappointed with the experience.
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  • This is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    This is one of my favorite places to take out of area visitors or go to out with my beef-loving friends. The food is very good, interesting enough to keep most foodies content, yet basic enough for non-foodies to have lots of choices. If you ask for a window seat the views are nice and sunsets can be spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great, and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Service was great, and food was very good. Will definitely return. It was our 31st anniversary and everyone was ver friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's never disappoints,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Kincaid's never disappoints, it is a long-time favorite and we look forward to visiting every year after the Strictly Sailing boat show at Jack London Square. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    We had a great dining experience from the attentive wait staff to the delecitable food. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we went about 7:00 p.m. and
    BoopVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    we went about 7:00 p.m. and there was a shift change a rather odd hour, so our service was poor...ie we were not attended too - not water , no drink order for almost 10 minutes...server did explain and apolozied (sp)/////
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed that we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    I was disappointed that we had to wait 30 mins eventhough we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Fabulous view,
    DinDin4meVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Great Service, Fabulous view, Fantastic Menu, and Delicious Food!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Kincaid's is one of my favorite places to celebrate, meet with friends over a relaxing drink and meal, and unwind.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    I've been to this restaurant many times before for business meetings. However, the last lunch would make me think very hard about returning with clients. Although the service was friendly, it was extremely slow and poor (orders were constantly missed or mistaken). My filet mignon was overcooked and dry. When I had it redone, it was undercooked and still dry. This is very unusual for this restaurant. The steaks are normally part of the dinner menu (but available for lunch on request) so I guess the lunch cooks are not knowledgable on how to prepare steaks. This was an extremely bad experience for a normally good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kincaid's has always been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Kincaid's has always been a nice 'date' restaurant for my lady and me, we've probably been 5-6 within the last 3 years. Food is always the reason we go. This time the only complaint we could've had was the mussels weren't as fresh as previous occassions, we had the Paella.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level is a deal breaker!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Noise level is a deal breaker! The restaurant is beautiful; the staff extremely friendly and nice; views are wonderful; food very good but not outstanding; it's on the pricey side. But the noise! We could not hear ourselves think much less carry on a conversation. I'm afraid that the noise out-weighed any positives. It's doubtful we'll return. One thing we were curious about--why they played music; seems it might have been a bit quieter without it. The noise consisted of other diners and the kitchen as well as the music.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The experience wasn’t' too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The experience wasn’t' too good this time around. Forgot at least two items - needed reminding - dropped a fork in my guest's hair - and the background ambiance was greatly diminished by several dropped glasses, plates and flateware in the background. But the food was good. My grade - "D+" - and it was the food and view that saved it!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, tasty complimentary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Delicious food, tasty complimentary appetizer....Thank you for the wonderful service. We always enjoy our dining experience at Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland, Barbara Y
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my Mother out for her
    BlackAngusBirthday
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    I took my Mother out for her birthday. I made dinner reservations online and had requested for a window seat for 5:30 pm. We arrived promptly and a window seating was available if we waited just a little longer. We waited and was seated on the West side of the restaurant, unbelievably next to a celebrity, Danny Glover and his Mother having a very quiet meal together. We were very thrilled to about that. The prime rib was perfect and the Lobster pot pie was tasty, although I thought it could have used a light sherry sauce. Only my second time dining at Kincaids @ Jack london square. outstanding creme brulee` I will be back to try your crabcakes! overall very enjoyable..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our table was ready when we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Our table was ready when we arrived. No waiting at all!!! They had a problem getting our soup and salad to us on time and with out us saying a word about it they comped those items. The food was very good and our server was polite and attitave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in Jack London
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Excellent food in Jack London Square. Nice selection of items on the menu and very well prepared. Good service and very nice ambience with dining room having a nice vie wof the water.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wish I remembered the name
    SJKb
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    I wish I remembered the name of our waiter - he was excellent! Great attention to detail, made wonderful recommendations and made the experience memorable. My husband and I were there celebrating our wedding anniversary and enjoying our last evening together with our 2 sons who were home for Spring Break. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Always great customer service from the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's Bayhouse is a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Kincaid's Bayhouse is a lovely restaurant...We had a table with a beautiful view of the Oakland Estuary and beyond to the San Francisco Skyline.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My dining experience at Kincaid's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    My dining experience at Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland was fairly good. I have been there before and the service was slightly under what I expected. The waitress had spilled a glass that she was taking away from the table on my boyfriend's back and his shirt had gotten wet and the glass broke afterwards. Prior to this incident all of our party's drinks had been served and my father's glass of wine that he had asked about several times still had not arrived. After asking again the waitress says "ok I will be right back" she informs us that they are out of this type of wine. I'm not saying that it was a horrible experience, just that the waitress should have been keeping a better watch on her table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent, especially
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Food was excellent, especially the banana cream pie, a new twist on an old treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's Bayhouse is one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Kincaid's Bayhouse is one of my mother's favorite places and it has now become one of my favorites! I generally only go for Happy Hour, however this Sunday's Dinner will make me come back more often! I enjoyed the Chop w/Mashed Potatoes & vegetable and a Pomegranate Mojito. Everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While my overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    While my overall experience ended up being O.K. because our waitress tried very hard to be attentive and pleasant, initially they were not. I know it was a holiday, but these are basics. We arrived 20 minutes early, checked in and asked for a window seat. After waiting almost 50 minutes, they told us it would be a while before any window seats were available so they would seat us at a reagular table. Not FIVE minutes after we were seated, TWO appropriate window seats for the size of our party became available. Additionally, we sat for quite some time before someone acknowledged us in any way (not even water or bread to keep us quiet). I like the food here and my past experiences have been good, but I didnt feel satisfied this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    The food was excellent and the service was also. It was a wonderful brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jon H was our waiter. He
    fizbingirlVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Jon H was our waiter. He was very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. I was able to get the salmon plank (a discontinued menu item) as a special order. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's is very accomodating.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Kincaid's is very accomodating. Excellent menu choices, prepared very well, great service, and a great view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a wonder dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    I had a wonder dining experience. A friend and myself were there to celebrate my Birthday. The waitress was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was of very poor quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    Food was of very poor quality for the price. Very bland.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience with Kincaid's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2008
    Our experience with Kincaid's was really really great. We have never eaten there before for dinner, only at the bar for happy hour and drinks. We were really impressed with our waiter, Carlos, because he was so pleasant and he provided very wonderful and attentive service. The food was also awesome, considering we got the early bird $20 for a 3 course meal. Kincaid's saw our note about it being our anniversary and brought out one of the best creme brulee's that I have ever eaten. Overall, I am very satisfied with the dinner experience and will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are still all talking about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2008
    We are still all talking about the quality and presentation of the food! Our server Reggie and the entire staff was very personable, attentive and aware of serving the courses appropriately timed to our eating differences. It was our dad's birthday with special attention from Reggie with a complimentary dessert served with candle. Great customer service from beginning to the end.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The server gave me the smaller
    Dine4promos
    Dined on 2/13/2008
    The server gave me the smaller portion fillet migon but I ordered the bigger size... the steak was dry and tough. Perhaps it was billed correctly, I didn't realize my order was wrong until I got my bill.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything about the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2007
    Everything about the restaurant was great! Enough said!
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    • Noise LevelModerate