Flora - Oakland

4.6
1785 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!

Corkage fee is $20 per bottle and 18% gratuity is added to parties of 6 or more.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(510) 286-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rico Rivera
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th St.
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Public transit
19th Street Bart Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1785 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
10 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their desserts are good, but could be better...a bit too (consistantly) understated for my personal taste.

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GJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was not our first dinner at Flora, nor will it be our last. We have never been disappointed with anything there; cocktails, wait and bus staff, chefs et al.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading reviews and earning praise from several friends, we made a reservation for last Saturday. Overall, it was amazing. Rarely does an establishment have the right balance between the service, food, atmosphere, and drinks. Somehow, they magically did it at Flora! We split the rabbit charcuterie, the oysters, mixed greens, and the pork chop, and it was all stellar. To drink, I had the Half-mile. If you like manhattans, this drink is for you. It’s easily one of my favorite cocktails in the Bay. In addition, I usually don’t order the pork chop at restaurants. I find them tasteless and dry. Not this time! The pork chop was moist and seasoned just right. Lastly, I find that the difference between a good and incredible restaurant experience is in the details. In the reservation, I let them know it was our anniversary. On the menus, they wrote ‘Happy Anniversary’ and, at the end of the meal, our server gave us two glasses of champagne on the house. It’s those seemingly small things that make a huge difference to me. #EATHERE

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GF
San Francisco
8 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Flora has always been a great pick with outstanding service and food. We were there on a Friday night around 9:00p, and the craziness outside made for a very loud experience because the doors were open. Other than that annoyance, we'll be back again and again.

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BA
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. The chef produces the menu based on locally sourced ingredients and what is in season. Cocktails were delicious.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Every dish was fresh and well executed. Service was excellent!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've driven by the restaurant a number of times and finally made a reservation. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was prepared well and the drink menu was exciting. Overall a good experience.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the moment you walk in! Food is so fresh, flavorful and delicious!!! Cocktails are great! Ambience is perfect

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LS
San Francisco
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Father's Day Brunch and loved all of the entrees and beignets & corn bread.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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Tahoe
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch. Fantastic!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stupendous. The hostess and server were both lovely and attentive. We got there at 10 when they opened so we had our choice of seats. We ordered beignets, a quart of French Press, deviled eggs, biscuits, roasted potatoes, chicken & waffles & shrimp & grits. EVERYTHING was terrific. I’m a harsh critic and Flora is my new favorite brunch destination.

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu is a little limited but good. Asparagus soup was awesome. Tavern steak was above average. Dining room is very understated. We would go again. Best meal during our stay in Oakland.

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KJ
London
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a gem. I am very impressed with the quality of the food and the attentive service. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful building filled with old world charm.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great from start to finish. Loved our waitperson, the timeliness if food delivery, quality & quantity of dishes. Everything rocked.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, exquisite drink options, delicious food. Beautiful historic building, engaging people watching inside and through the windows. Non-trendy or gimmicky. Can’t wait to go again and work my way through the fascinating drink menu.

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AA
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ive been here many times and it’s always a great place for dinner.

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t
St. Louis
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cornbread and the lamb benedict were awesome! Very much enjoyed brunch here!

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n
San Francisco
13 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Flora. The food is soooo delicious and uniquely prepared!

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C
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The service was great!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food and quiet. The vegetables are especially well prepared and special and pudding dessert and latte were perfect.

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B
San Francisco
63 reviews
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Flora is one of our favorite brunch locations in Oakland. It never disappoints and always delights with the choices of well prepared brunch entrees.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre concert dinner and meal. Fantastic

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L
San Francisco
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food... and amazing staff! Was there for dinner before a show at the Fox Theater (across the street), and the staff made sure our food and check came out in a timely manner! Will definitely go back.

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M
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, easygoing atmosphere. We always enjoy coming here when we have an excuse to make it to uptown for brunch!

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B
Sacramento
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and accommodating hostess, bartender and server. Everything was wonderful!

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d
San Francisco
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Flora for a birthday celebration brunch. what a cute building! Love the bar too, might sit there the next time I go. It's right across the street from The Fox Theatre which I assume means it super crowded right before the show.
The service from check in to us walking out the door was exceptional. The food was delicious. Don't hesitate to add some cornbread to your brunch selection, yum!
We both had steak and eggs which were cooked perfectly. It came with potatoes and asparagus so a very healthy meal. They have a good selection of wines and cocktails as well. Don't hesitate to try this place out! just remember it will likely be crowded on a show night. brunch was easy and there was plenty of street parking. enjoy!

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R
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service for drinks was very slow. I ordered a glass of wine to drink with main course, and it didn’t arrive until 10-15 minutes after food was served.

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SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Awesome date night out or if seeing a show at the Fox theater Oakland. Perfect location

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SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and saved the perfect table for us. Thank you!

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BB
New England
5 reviews
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were looking forward to our dinner celebrating welcoming a new member to our family. The couple had been to Flora a few times before, and were excited to be eating there again. We ordered cocktails off the specialty menu. My son’s drink wasn’t what he expected, but we didn’t complain. We had the charcuterie board, and it was delicious. Our entrees were good, but not noteworthy. I didn’t feel the waitstaff was attentive enough. It seemed a team approach but we didn’t feel taken care of. For the price of the dinner, it should have been a more memorable experience with a higher level of service.

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TC
San Francisco
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time at Flora and this time it was a Friday instead of midweek. It was definitely hopping. Food was delicious as always. The broccoli cream soup was excellent with a tinge of rye.

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TC
San Francisco
6 reviews
4.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Art Deco building and set up with an impressive bar cocktail menu. The server was knowledgeable and had spot on recommendations. The reposado spicy cocktail was so delicious that I had 2 - oops! The striped bass was light and cooked perfectly. The homemade burrata was on the heavy side with the bread and fried artichokes. I'd definitely go back. The service was attentive but not intrusive.

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KK
1 review
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time!
Wonderful food & delightful staff !

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
2.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

beyond noisy..impossible to talk..not enough varied choices on menu

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d
San Francisco
9 reviews
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great time at Flora. Nice dinner with friends. Good cocktails and wine. Food was perfect.

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PT
San Francisco
382 reviews
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a top-notch restaurant. Service was excellent. The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. We had shrimp cocktail, burrata, fish, falafel and chocolate pavlova for dessert. All were excellent.

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B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here on a Wednesday night. Reservations are a very good idea. It was noisy, but perhaps noisier than usual b/c there was a loud group at one end of the dining room & Flora is not that big. The staff accommodated our request for a quieter table as best they could. We ate at the far end of the bar & it was a great place - quieter, and we could look down the length of the kitchen as the chef & her staff worked the orders. Great fun.
I had the pork chop, which came with spatzle & saurkraut. It was large, moist & delicious; the best I can recall ever having had. I could not finish the mashed potatoes I also ordered.
My Rye Manhattan cocktail was done correctly.
We'll be back!

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LF
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Flora! I recommend it to a number of people when they are looking for restaurants in Oakland.

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FI
San Francisco
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We’d gone here when it first opened. We’d had a great dinner & were excited to go for brunch! This time it was good-everything was tasty & served quickly! The only minus was our server seemed tired & not that invested in helping us have a good experience. That made a bit of a bummer. BUT! We liked everything & want to go back.

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