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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for a Date (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Seasonal (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fun (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Flora has been one of our go-to places in the East Bay for cocktails and a burger at the bar for a number of years. Our experiences with full meals had been more mixed, but this time we thought everything was excellent. One of us did have the burger, which was terrific as usual, but we also had pasta (rigatoni with pork ragu) and several small plates, oysters, and a side of beets with the horseradish sauce. Everyone was well pleased, and the cocktails were excellent, of course. We'll be checking out the dinner menu more often now.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Steak was meh . Overpriced for the taste . Food came cold . For the satisfaction level , True Burger, down the road is much better at 1/10 of the price . Only saving factor were the cocktails 🍹 . Not coming again . Maybe just Fauna for cocktails .

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our family of four was there for Sunday brunch. Two of us got the french toast, honestly kind of underwhelming - was it perhaps the chef's day off? Then the other two waited probably 20 minutes for our meals - a waffle, and a ham and egg sandwich, with only a thanks for your patience - response.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went for brunch. Food was just meh. Great biscuits and cornbread. The eggs Benedict was just ok. The sauce was barely warm, and the meat they used was mostly fat. Shrimp and grits good. Eggs scramble average. Frittata quite good. Nice to get a pot of coffee for the table. Waiter great. What bothered me the most, however, was the bathroom. We were there first thing after they opened, and I used the bathroom shortly thereafter. I know a lot of folks aren't careful with their paper towels and many don't do a courtesy wipe of the sink, but the room wasn't very clean to me. I have a big issue with bathrooms and I know this isn't a Michelin Star place, but can't someone check the bathrooms out occasionally? Also, I don't understand why the doors, walls and floors can't be cleaned properly. A mere wipe down of floors each evening isn't enough. All I could think of was how I wanted to paint the walls and doors for the bathrooms, and do a deep cleaning of the tiles and grout. Kind of like when you see a really dirty car. Maybe it is just me, but can't places do some decent deep cleaning occasionally?

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

Good menu and nice wine selection. Only downside was that it is dark. Everybody using their phones to see the menu. Not much sense in plate presentation when you can't see it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great restaurant!

Always noisy and a challenge for conversation!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service is deplorable. We arrived at 6:15 but didn’t get our main course until 7:30 at which time we had to bolt it down to make an 8 o’clock performance. We only got our mains because I complained several times. The waitress said But you didn’t order until 6:45. Excuse me, but she didn’t take our order until then. It was a very busy night but they knew in advance and didn’t seem to be prepared. We won’t return

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I found Flora to be a mixed experience. Cozy and intimate it was not, but it was lively, crowded and very noisy. Service was slow as over 15 minutes passed from the time we were seated until we were served our cocktails. The drinks were small, but unique and very good. The menu seemed a bit limited, but offered a good selection, and our meals (including rabbit and beef) were excellent. Flora emphasizes it's Art Deco interior design, but I found the atmosphere to be stark and dark (especially when the tiny candle on our table burned out). All-in-all, it was a good evening; we were glad we went, and we may try it again in a few months.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

everything was delicious! We had a time-constraint and we still had a lovely dinner under an hour.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Consistency. Always good. The wait staff is highly trained and exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Delicious! Nice wines, great service, amazing food. There were only 2 of us and we ending up sharing a few dishes including a roasted squash appetizer and the halibut. Both dishes were phenomenal and nice size servings. We were really happy with our picks and even though we shared most of the meal, it was perfect. I will definitely be back!

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 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for our anniversary to Flora. It was like we expected. The food was delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

WAY too noisy, like a funhouse with sounds ofhigh pitched laughter and dishes crashing reverberating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent food and superb service!

The only strangeness was the candles, which are poorly designed, and kept going out. Since we were next to a window, the ambience kept switching from candlelight to streetlight.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Birthday dinner for my wife. Seated immediately at a romantic corner table. Service was prompt and very professional. They printed happy Birthday on our menu's, nice touch. Both my wife's meal and mine were excellent. Probably the best bourbon cocktail I have ever had.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The pork chop was one of the best I have ever had. Loved the mixed drinks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always, this was a superb meal. We started with shrimp cocktail and a gem lettuce salad (two separate appetisers); both were excellent. Entrees consisted of halibut and a different salad of figs, melon and ham. My halibut was terrific, paired with corn and onions. The pudding dessert is always superb.

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