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Best American Restaurants in Oakland

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A photo of Smellys Creole Catering LLC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(33)
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 4 times today
Full Service restaurant that specializes in Soulfusion.
A photo of Bardo Lounge & Supper Club restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(439)
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 23 times today
Bardo Lounge & Supper Club is celebrated for its exceptional Contemporary American cuisine, delivering an unforgettable dining experience. Patrons applaud the restaurant's imaginative and creative food, backed by remarkable service and a substantial bar menu offering an array of unique cocktails. Notably praised as a Michelin-rated eatery in Oakland, Bardo also impresses with its delectable French bites and some of the town's tastiest burgers. Reviews applaud the “outstanding” selections and highlight the charm of its vintage ambiance. Its unique interior provides an intimate dining environment which, combined with the diversity and quality of its menu, makes it a destination for food-lovers from all walks of life.
A photo of Left Bank - Jack London Square restaurant
4.1
Excellent(465)
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Booked 12 times today
Stepping into Left Bank at Jack London Square is like stepping into a classic French bistro, offering an impressive menu with a variety of delicious French cuisine. From their oysters and duck confit to escargot and mouth-watering steak tartare, this restaurant does justice to the classics. Additionally, they offer a selection of French wines available by the glass. Customers rave about the fried chicken and the pomme frites that can be paired with any meal. Reviews highlight the attentive service, beautiful location by the water, perfect timing, and live music. The atmosphere is perfect for both special occasions and casual dining. Many customers have highly recommended this restaurant, not just for the food but also for the overall dining experience.
A photo of Pierre Pierre restaurant
4.4
Awesome(64)
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 4 times today
“Indulge in the Timeless Charms of the South at Our Steakhouse!Welcome to a haven of southern hospitality and exquisite dining. Nestled in the heart of Oakland California’s Tribune Tower, Pierre Pierre invites you to savor the rich flavors and warmth of the South. Immerse yourself in a rustic ambiance, where wooden accents and cozy lighting create an inviting atmosphere.Our menu boasts a symphony of flavors, highlighted by expertly grilled steaks infused with authentic southern spices, ensuring each bite is a savory delight. Complemented by classic southern sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potato soufflé & collard greens every dish celebrates culinary heritage.At Pierre Pierre, we take pride in not only serving exceptional cuisine but also in providing an unforgettable dining experience. Whether it’s a special occasion or a gathering with loved ones, join us at Pierre Pierre to experience southern charm, impeccable flavors, and the finest in steakhouse dining.”
A photo of Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(619)
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Booked 22 times today
Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt has been highly praised for its delightful American cuisine, being a favorite spot in the neighborhood. Patrons commend their perfectly cooked and toasty GLK burger and the creamy French fries, while the baby kale salad and mustard dressing have been described as fresh and tangy. Exceptional offerings such as the savory French toast, bacon fried rice, and the best eggs benedict have also attracted foodies. At the heart of these raving reviews is the restaurant's commitment to freshness and nuances typical of Bay Area cuisine. As per the reviews, the atmosphere is convivial, the service is great, and the cocktail menu is excellent. Evidently, Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt not only satiates your palate but also offers a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Commis Dining Room restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1197)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 6 times today
Commis in Oakland is a Two-Star Michelin** rated fine dining restaurant by James Beard Foundation Nominated Chef James Syhabout that serves a multi-course Tasting Menu.Diners at Commis are invited to linger for 2.5 to 3 hours over an multi-course meal in a warm, comfortable and relaxing dining room appointed by glowing glass light pendants, dark furniture, bare walnut tables, dim lit candles and floral arrangements. Delivered by the attentive service staff and sommeliers, the cuisine of Commis showcases some of the best Northern California ingredients that are in season through modern and classic cooking techniques. The cuisine aims to bridge the flavors, textures and temperatures of the East and West with every course with the intention to excite and satisfy.
A photo of Oeste restaurant
4.5
Awesome(41)
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Booked 2 times today
Oeste is a 100 seat bar and kitchen with a rooftop deck, located in the heart of Old Oakland. At Oeste, we are committed to providing an inviting and inclusive atmosphere, offering food for the soul, and pouring the highest quality spirits, wines and beers. We offer exemplary dishes by focusing on fresh, organic and sustainably farmed ingredients, fusing California cuisine with Latin, Southern and Asian influences. Enjoy one of our signature tap margaritas while lounging on the deck or watching a Warriors game at the bar. Come solo or with friends and family and enjoy what Oeste has to offer!
A photo of Z Cafe & Bar restaurant
4.2
Awesome(373)
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Booked 2 times today
Z Cafe & Bar is a gem in the Californian culinary scene, praised for its quality food, attentive service, and generous portions. The restaurant stands out with its array of unique dishes from Tea Smoked Ribs to Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pasta, with reviewers particularly highlighting the Lobster Ravioli and Garlic Prawn appetizer. Masterfully crafted cocktails add to this rich gastronomic experience. Known for their warm ambiance, every visit offers a "neighborhood" experience, making it a beloved treasure of Oakland. With consistent high praise for its food, service, and ambiance, Z Cafe & Bar is an epitome of excellent Californian cuisine.
A photo of Commis Bar restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(15)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 6 times today
With only 10 bar height chairs at the cocktail bar, the COMMIS BAR experience offers a fixed 4-course menu highlighting some the best seasonal Northern California ingredients through modern and classic cooking techniques. Diners at the bar are invited for 1.5 to 2 hours over the entire course of the meal with the shorter fixed menu compared to our full length DINING ROOM menu experience.
A photo of ACRE Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(521)
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 33 times today
Acre is acclaimed for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, blending traditional flavors with a unique twist. The restaurant's atmosphere is praised for its modern, clean, yet warm ambiance. Its location near the BART station provides easy access for diners. According to reviews, Acre provides personalized services, with servers going the extra mile to learn about their customers. Menu highlights include the cavatelli pasta, truffle-infused dishes, the ribeye steak, and the risotto with kumquat. The restaurant is also commended for its creative approach to serving familiar dishes, such as hummus served with special yogurt pita. It is not only the quality of food but also the attentive service and the friendly ambience that sets Acre apart as a stellar dining experience.
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