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About Flora - Oakland

Flora is housed in an Art Deco architectural gem in the Uptown district of Oakland. We serve a selection of reinvented American classics accompanied by an extensive menu of prohibition era cocktails. Fauna is our sister bar next door!

1900 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Bar remains open with a limited menu Saturday afternoon.

Closed on Monday's

FAUNA Bar:
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
19th St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 286-0100

Website:
http://www.floraoakland.com/

Public Transit:
19th Street Bart Station

Executive Chef:
Rico Rivera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Flora - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (22)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I have been wanting to try the restaurant and took advantage of the fixed menu for restaurant week in Oakland. The choices on the fixed menu were wonderful and allowed us to truly see the variety of dishes that Flora offers. The cocktails were also terrific. We were not disappointed and would return for another visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place to have a high quality service and a good meal before a show at the Fox Theater. It was restaurant week in Oakland, so there was a very good prix fix selection, too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first time at Flora and even though it was packed for New Year's Eve, everything was pretty flawless. The vibe is cool but unpretentious and the service really spot on. We had the ny strip and the crab/fish stew, which both showed a lot of skill and touch in how they were prepped and plated. Really looking forward to going back to Flora!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great location, right across from the Fox Theater. Amazing food coupled with stellar service housed in a eclectic art deco building. The restaurant is medium size which means you don't get overlooked and they have a fantastic bar where you can eat/drink at too. Anything on the menu I'm sure is fantastic but I highly recommend the burger. Yes I said burger lol. Trust me this is not your average burger. Will be back again and again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had an amazing New Year’s Eve dinner at Flora this year. The staff was very professional. A++++. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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Very disappointing. We’ve eaten there once before and had enjoyed it. Last night the fish stew tasted fishy, the scallops were undercooked, oysters tiny, salad just meh. The service was fine and we like the atmosphere. But for the money (not cheap) and disappointing food I won’t return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great service, overall amazing. The ambiance is perfect for a date or just a casual dinner. Definitely make a reservation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Exceeded expectations. Burrata starter was delicious . Chicken, moist and oh so herb flavorful. Polenta & veggie dish, amazing. Loved the saute spinach with lemon & oil. All & All an excellent dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Creative cuisine (e.g., barley risotto w/ root veggies), outstanding service, hip decor. Sidecar cocktail lacking, mediocre wines-by-the-glass list.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

From the start, our experience was not good. Despite arriving early for our reservation at a nearly empty dining room, we were given the proverbial worst table in the house: high traffic area next to wait station and bathroom. No service until remainder of party arrived. Server was more attentive after that. Appetizers were excellent: great oysters with mignonette sauce and roast Brussel sprouts. Entrees were sadly of poor quality, especially considering the cost. The seafood stew was served lukewarm at best. The broth was rather bland and lacking in any seafood flavor. Two of the clams did not open up and when I pointed this out to the server she said she would "let them know" and that was the last that I heard about that. The remaining three entrees (each being hamburgers, fries and salad) were served several minutes later. The burgers were okay but not exceptional. The salads were overdressed and the fries were all stubby, about 2-3 inches in length (though actually rather tasty). I thought stubby fries were their thing but saw that the table next to us received beautiful full sized fries. Seems we got the remnant fries.
At the end of the meal things really went bad. There was a oil lamp on the table with an exposed falme that extended about an inch above the sides of the lamp. The hair of one of my dining companions caught fire on the open flame. Fortunately, she was not seriously injured but was definitely in shock. No restaurant employee came to see if she was okay or needed any help. On our way out, the manager expressed her unhapiness with the burn victim for leaving her burnt hair in the sink requiring her to have someone clean it up. She never showed any worry or sympathy for the victim and seemed perplexed that anyone would be upset with her. The restaurant will be fortunate if they are not the subject of a lawsuit.
I was shocked by the attitude of the manager and surprised by the poor quality of food. I only have heard good things in the past.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Half of our group of 6 was happy with their entrees, the other half was not. The pork shank was pretty flavorless and really could have used some salt to finish it off. Given the price point I expected better on the pork and also more than the 1/2 cup or so of polenta and a few roasted vegetables. The shepherds pie too could have used some salt and a few more herbs in the mix. The steak was cooked well beyond the medium rare that was asked for. It also wouldn't hurt if they put a few bottles of wine on the list that were priced in the $38-$45 dollar range. It was a pricey meal for food that I feel I could have done better with at home.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Five of us dined here for a birthday brunch, and we were very happy with the options available and the taste of everything. The only thing that didn't go totally well was the speed of which we were served after all of our party had arrived (they were delayed about 10 minutes), and the wait for our food. All in all, the wait was definitely worth it and we enjoyed the heck out of the french toast and the shrimp grits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff was very accommodating and attentive. From our hostess to our servers. The building was very Art Deco and beautiful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The best Crab Cake Eggs Benedict at Sunday brunch! Great cocktails. Highly recommend their "Carter Beats the Devil" cocktail. Cool interior, like a bistro from 30s, but modern at the same time. Friendly wait staff. Perfect location for upscale dining before a show at Fox Theatre.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been here many times and have yet to be disappointed. Both the food and cocktails are some of the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Fantastic drinks and meal! Great bartender! Pretty “energetic”, euphemism for noisy! 😜

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a quick dinner before going to the Paramount. I had somehow made the reservation for the wrong night and the hostess was terrific and fit us in. Two of us had the fish stew - OK but not great, one had the steak which was met with raves, and I had Butternut squash soup and fresh crab - both were excellent. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time to visit Flora & we will return. Had the Barata appetizer, it was delicious & generous serving. Entree was scallops, perfectly cooked, so good!
Cocktails & wine also added to the positive vibe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We came for Sunday brunch and all 4 of us ordered something different. Each dish was outstanding as we had shared tasting bites. The grilled shrimp and grits were creamy and flavorful, savory and comforting. I was coveting my friend's benedict dish - she gave me a bite of the salt cod brandade and I wanted more...They give you more than enough food which didn't leave us room for dessert. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Handy to the Fox Theater. Energetic, close-quartered,younger crowd. Bar scene.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was pretty good- service wasn’t very good unfortunately. They forgot to open the wine we brought twice. Mixed up our order and brought out something we didn’t order. Then they boxed up our left overs but never brought them out to us. Don’t think I will be going back anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We ordered the scallops and the pork shoulder. The scallops were visibly overcooked and small. The pork was 60% fat with very little meat. It's unclear why the chef would even use those pieces, but she/he did. We didn't say anything. The pudding is simply amazing. The drinks and service is good. However, this was a disappointing meal and will make me reconsider going back.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice dining room, professional service, delicious food, amiable staff, not rushed, had the scallops which were delicious. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Flora is a great restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, and the staff is wonderful!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The pork shoulder and the Dabbin cocktail was amazing! The meat was tender, juicy and had lots of flavor while my drink was light and refreshing. Flora has a very romantic intimate feel. We had a great time. Definitely will be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great as always! Loved the rabbit!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very nice service and restaurant. However, it was a little too dark to see our food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Chef Rico accommoded an off menu order and served 2 perfect ribeyes, one medium and one medium rare. Both entrees with sides of celery root mashed potatoes and veggies. Boston Creme Pie was the best.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely to die for brunch. Our group managed to try every baked good on the menu and were blown away every time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A little too dark and too loud for a comfortable dining experience. The food was good, but I doubt I will return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Once again, Flora delivers when it comes to food, cocktails, and excellent service. Can't wait to go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is the perfect spot for a meal before or after a performance at The Paramount Theater!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great dinner place and location for going to the Fox or Paramount theaters. Cocktails are worth a try but make sure to read the ingredients😜. Great place to meet for a first date or date night.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service staff was amazing, and the food out of this world! They made sure the special occasion was acknowledged - very sweet.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A nice restaurant with a creative menu and professional service.
A great place to visit before a concert at the Fox Theater.
I would have liked larger olives, but everything else was very good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant features excellent food. I started with burrata and tomatoes, beautifully plated and wonderfully delicious. I moved on to the lingcod entree, also superb. I finished with caramel pudding. Service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Really nice little restaurant. We had good food and service. The burrata appetizer was fantastic and my husband had the shortribs which he loved. Overall, very nice and we'd go back. It has a romantic feel, but I thought it was just a little too dark and the tables are very close together, so if you have a loud talker or want to have a private conversation it's not perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great evening with my sister for our birthdays. Early dinner before a show it was perfect. House made burrata was yummy and we split the short ribs with a soup and salad before. Then caramel pudding for dessert. All very good. Parking was easy with the lot down a block. The owner was there and was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great, and the service was excellent.
The negatives: the Restaurant was too warm, and the wine list could be better.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came here before going to a concert across the street. I definitely recommend to come early as this place gets busy. The food was really good, fresh, seasonal. The ambiance was also good, but the restaurant gets loud as it fills up. The service was also really good, and friendly. We will definitely come here again when we come up for another concert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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