Fun at ToastThe food at Toast was exceptional, and I appreciated the ambience. The wine and cocktail list was very good, and our server was very knowledgeable about all the wines and helped our party make a fine selection. The only problem was the kitchen forgot one of the meals for our table, so one guest had to watch the rest of us eat while they made her food. The server explained they just moved to a new kitchen and they were working out the kinks. She bent over backwards to accommodate us for the error, and I am going to assume this will not be a regular mistake. When the food finally arrived, my friend proclaimed it was worth the wait and was very delicious.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgo for the foodI have visited Toast twice recently, and both times I was wowed by the food and the personable staff. Roast chicken and meatballs have been elevated to a superb level here. The yellowtail crudo with rhubarb and mint was both adventurous and unpretentious. Our servers were relaxed and real. The wine menu offers tastes as well as wines by the glass, to suit every need and every occasion. I hope Toast is around for a long time -- this lively restaurant is a wonderful addition to the Rockridge scene!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood wine barFantastic place in all respects...except for noise!
The noise level is very difficult...when crowded, its impossible to talk to your friends!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. Our only suggestion for improvement would be to work on the acoustics - on a busy night it is really hard to hear each other. Maybe put some sort of sound absorbers in the ceiling.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, pleasant patioThe two items noted in the title were the most memorable things about it. The menu items--largely upscale CA-cuisine bar bites--were fine and well-prepared, just not anything we hadn't seen before. We were even joking (before we were told the dessert options) about what the most stereotypical dessert items would be, and indeed we correctly guessed that a warm/flourless chocolate cake would be one of them. So if you're new to the area and haven't already had ten different versions of pate, arugula salad, olives, and so forth, or if you just want an evening of outdoor dining, it's worth checking out.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOrganic with gluten gree options!We went to Toast for a special dinner and our experience was excellent! The only downside, if you are looking for a romantic time, is that it was pretty loud (we were there at 7:30 on a Tuesday) and most of the tables are pretty close together. If you would like some more privacy, request a table against the wall.
But the food, drinks and service were all top notch. The food is mostly organic and all from scratch, and you can feel it! After a full meal of drinks, apps, entrees and dessert, we felt amazing and not bloated ;) And our server was attentive and always there when we needed her but not hovering at all.
Overall, highly recommended! And oh, I almost forgot, they offer Mariposa gluten free bread for their sandwiches - YUM!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've eaten here several timesWe've eaten here several times and have always had great service. This time, after the waiter brought us our appetizers and cocktails, we enjoyed that course, but then sat with empty plates and glasses for over 30 minutes before he stopped by to even take our dinner order. When he did, I asked if I could see the wine list again, as I wanted to order something different with dinner. He never brought the list, and I had to ask the food runner for it when he brought my soup course.
We'll definitely be back. Hopefully this was just a fluke.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThis was my first time at Toast and it won't be my last! The service was excellent and the food was just as good :) Loved the space....it's open and airy with great attention to the details. Will definitely go back for more!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, comfortable neighborhoodGreat, comfortable neighborhood place. Small but excellent menu. Superb list of moderately priced but excellent wines.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for the first time withWent for the first time with a friend and we loved it! Server was helpful with suggestions, food was fantastic, and great ambiance.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMToast was fantastic! GreatToast was fantastic! Great food. Wine list was super. Megan our waitress rocks!! We'll be going back for sure! Can't wait til the new dining room is ready.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMToast had a fun menu withToast had a fun menu with lots of interesting small plates and main course options. Megan our server also played a key role in guiding us through a very nice evening of dining. The pork meatballs and asparagus with lentil salad both had nice kicks in their sauces which gave each dish a nice surprise finish. This should be a great destination once its dining room is opened.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedThe red lentil puree soup was amazing. The wine and sandwich were delightful. Above all, the service was excellent. I highly recommend giving Toast a try.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM