when in RockridgeWe live in the East Bay, but rarely get to Rockridge. However, Toast will bring us back. Very friendly staff, great food (although small menu, likely changes frequently). Fab ambience, with large windows throughout and twinkly lights. Only sour note was the tables in the dining room, which are very crowded. We were there for a date night and decided to eat at the bar instead.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner, great serviceFood was excellent, waiter was attentive. All and all, a great evening!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJust all around great.Great food, service, and the new diningroom is very nicely appointed. The lights hanging from the ceiling are beautiful. There were 4 of us at dinner and everybody loved each course and the service was impecable.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFun new find. Great food.Fun new find. Great food. The chicken was outstanding.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty ToastThe noise level inside was high so we sat on the patio which was far more pleasant. We were there for lunch and both the food and service were very good. I had hot tea which came in an open pot (i.e., no lid), so the tea became cool very quickly. I suggested to our server that they heat up the pots before brewing the tea and to use pots with lids. The server agreed and we talked about using tea cozies, which would add an interesting touch!
My lunch partner decided that her lunch was so delicious that she and her husband would go back there for dinner the following evening.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTastyToast has a pretty small menu, but my dish (braised pork shoulder) was quite tasty. My friend's pasta looked quite plain, but she liked it. Dessert (Boca Negra) was delicious, but I wish they had an espresso machine. However, I will definitely go back. The service was very good.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and FreshEnjoyed my meal here, which was all salads. Everything was very fresh and well orchestrated. The hibiscus, lime drink was amazing.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was delicious - lentilfood was delicious - lentil soup and salad. We sat outside and service was superb - even gave us blankets for our laps !5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!I had lunch there with a friend and it was wonderful. Leila was our server and she had a great attitude and was there when we needed something without being pushy or intrusive. The food was excellent (pork meatball sandwich) and the cookies at the end were a perfect finish! I highly recommend this restaurant and will go there again soon!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMToast: Great Food, Great FunThe revamped Toast is really fun. We have eaten their twice in the past week. The tapas style plates filled with fresh fish, pork, outstanding meatball, tasty salads, unbelievably great almonds, and world-class desserts are all excellent. This place is a delight and is one that we'll keep coming back to...5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFun 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 AMGreat spot to meet with friendsHave been several times and each time have been impressed with the quality of the food. I appreciated that when our inside table was not quite ready on time that we were offered the option of either waiting a few minutes or sitting in the table being held for us outside. It's very noisy inside, so I do recommend sitting outside.5/18/2013 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 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 AMGreat brunch, very poor serverOur table was the second seated and yet our server took 10 min to greet us. Although the place filled up we continued to have to find our server for most steps of our meal.
We have not found this to be the case in prior visits so we blame it on our particular server. Management should do a better job of managing new staff.
Otherwise a great place that should do well.4/7/2013 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 AMThis place was great, thoughThis place was great, though it did have plenty of yin and yang, good and bad. Our server was a tad unresponsive and forward, but the Manager was amazing. we asked for wine recommendations to pair with our dinner and he was informative and spot on. Food was great, when it was cooked. My chicken came out raw in the middle, but they took it back and recooked it, and it tasted great. all the apps, mains, and desserts were very tasty.
So it had it bumps, but I imagine it is a rare event.
Check it out.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