Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Supper: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, in small space with active kitchen.
This is so special that it should be treated as a special occasion
With so many options, we are surprised to always "fall back" to enjoy Homestead.
The complete package is priceless. Every time no disappointment, but full enjoyment.
This time my favorite was the "egg-dish" . The team of Fred and Elizabeth is amazing, the food outstanding, and best of all, if you like the bread, you can opt to buy one :)
Thank you for once again an all over amazing experience. We will be back again, and again, and again.
Love this place. We generally eat Paleo but always eat the bread here, because the bread and butter is so. good. Also their meat and fish (!) is consistently perfectly cooked. The wine list is on the pricey side, but every glass or bottle I've had has been a wonderful investment. The wait staff are very thoughtful and sweet, with a highly professional sense of the correct level of attentiveness. I find Homestead to be very reasonable for the quality, particularly if you and your dining partners share plates. Portions are well-sized, and it pays to try several menu items, because it's all delicious. Even those reluctant to share (like my husband!) will find it's satisfying to do so here. Plus, the tip is factored in to the baseline price of items-- there's no additional cost to factor in at the end!
As it turns out, having 20% increase added to the price of all foods (and eliminating tipping completely) works very well, except when one ear of corn, no matter how beautifully prepared, costs $10.00. Other than that, I love it.
Great flavors, unusual preparations, super fresh foods. You won't be disappointed! Also, we were not rushed away so that others could take our table - really appreciate that!
Food delicious and service was pleasant and efficient. Unfortunately, sitting near the front by the window, the noise level was so loud that normal conversation was difficult. Would try again, with different location.
Arrived 10 minutes early and was told our table was not ready, despite an open table in the front window. We went down the street for a drink (declining - twice - to wait outside in the cold) and came back 15 minutes later only to be seated in the open table in the front window. Service was very slow from start to finish. The sea bass and prawn dish arrived with a no more than a 2 oz. portion of sea bass (at $30 no less). The dish was clearly not right but it arrived despite 2 cooks and 2 servers having passed on it. They tried to make it right with a new dish, but it was too little too late, as the rest of the table was nearly done with their entrees when the re-do arrived. We left feeling as though the staff wasn't too troubled by the whole affair. I liked Homestead better when it wasn't so popular; they seemed to care more back then.
After previously only come here for their a la cart type brunch, we came to celebrate a birthday.
From the personalized “Happy Birthday” menu, the exceptional food, friendly service to the little box of treats they sent us home with, Homestead was a 5 Star dinner experience.
Tip: Book ahead and come hungry.
Food was great and so was the homemade bread! The restaurant is cozy and casual. Great service! My only complaint is that the prices are steep...
My first time visiting, and it was the best. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. I highly recommend!
My family loves Sunday Supper at Homestead! Wonderful family-style eating and always a great menu. This is one of our family's favorite restaurants, and we are serious foodies ranging in age from 12 to 74!
Such a good restaurant! Soft-shell crab tempura and roast chicken were terrific, as was the gazpacho I sampled. Our whole group of retired academic couples loved it. Our server was informative and friendly but never intrusive. The table for six in the window had the perfect noise level. It was just our second time there but we will be back for sure.
We went on a Sunday evening without knowing what we went to. We were positively surprised with a sett Sunday menu of a delicious salad, slow cooked ribs and a eclair plater for. (new Sunday menu every week). The staff were AMAZING. Very knowledgeable and personal. My little brother (13 years old) joked with our waiter and asked if he could have a good Rosé when the rest of us ordered wine, and don't you think he got it, "on the house" (non alcoholic of course). The place just has a very nice atmosphere, and the food was super delicious and interesting, which made for an amazing night out for dinner.
As always, delicious and generously portioned. We come here for the 3-course Sunday dinners and never leave disappointed
The food is always great and the service is exceptional. The staff always seem to be enjoying themselves and go out of their way to make the dining experience enjoyable. Bravo!
Food was absolutely phenomenal in flavor! I am gluten free and almost everything on the menu could be adjusted for me. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great local meal in the East Bay.
I love coming to this restaurant! We have never had the same food and have always been more than impressed by the fast, presentation and service.
It was a very pleasant experience from service to the food! Love it and we will definitely be back!
What a great find! The food was amazing and the service impeccable.
this restaurant serves outstanding, creative, authentic food. The owner is the cherf and you cn tell he really cares. check it out!
Absolutely delicious creative regional food. Makes me proud to be a Californian. Had a main, wine, and desert. All excellent. Incredible blending of flavors on the main plate. The sauce, the veggies, the fish, and the carbo were all in harmony and enhanced one another. The wine was a perfect pairing. While a bit pricey, the price includes tips and tax, so there is no surprise when the bill comes. Was well worth it. My dining partner agrees completely.
Fabulous, in every respect! Can’t say enough about this wonderful place- a true treasure!
Service was slow and inefficient. Everything was very overpriced and over-salted. The ambiance itself is very nice, but everything else was mediocre at best. We won’t be going back.
Incredibly fresh and flavorful ingredients served in a courteous and welcoming manner. A terrific all around dining experience.
Just very excellent flavors , excellent presentation and magical brick oven
Food was GREAT! My kids took to homestead for Fathers Day. Had a wonderful dinner
I had Father's day dinner which was outstanding with Fried chicken, biscuits, corn on the cob, pie. All were fantastic, made from scratch with the best locally sourced ingredient ingredients. If not for a special occasion also excellent for their nightly varied menu. Highly recommend.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We had the prix fixe meal and enjoyed tasting all of the many offerings. I particularly like the fish over beans and my husband liked the beef as well as the salad with a hard egg. In all, there were about 15 small dishes to share including dessert and we were very full. The waitress took care of every need and explained food/wine to us in detail to help us pair with the meal. One of the best meals of our lives!
friendly attentive staff and good food in an accessible location
But the chef was off more often than he was on, alas. A rare thud.
We love coming to this place for a nice dinner. Reasonable wine prices and almost everything is made in-house. Anything from their grill is always delicious.
My daughter is a big fan of all cooking competition shows and wanted to go to a "nice restaurant" for her 9th birthday. Despite her love of cooking shows, she is not an adventurous eater, so with a hesitation I took her to Homestead. I took her to Sunday Supper (a set menu of arugula & chicory salad, prime rib, and banana split for $65/per person including gratuity ) on her birthday. She had the regular meal, while I requested a vegetarian option (not on menu but they happily accommodated my request). She was the only child in the restaurant, but everyone was so friendly and made her feel special on her birthday. The food was amazing. My daughter was a little hesitant about the rareness of the prime rib, but once she took a bite, her eyes widened with surprise and she told me she felt sorry for me because I couldn't eat the prime rib. The vegetarian option of roasted vegetables and mushrooms were flavorful and hearty. The ambience was cozy, service was great and I would recommend this place to anyone.
We love Homestead and the commitment to fresh and creative, non- fussy cuisine. The family style themed dinners on Sunday are special. Fixed menu and price. If we lived here we would go frequently. The grilled prime rib was outstanding. Butter is house made as is the bread. Over indulgence could ruin your appetite!! I wish my vegetables tasted like theirs. We also enjoy having breakfast there.
This was our second visit to Homestead. I really want to love this place. It has such a nice atmosphere and attentive staff. This second time, 2 in our party of 4 ordered a mixed green salad that included greens that should not have been served. They were wilted and some had turned. I think this is the first time I have ever sent something back at a restaurant. The salads were remade with fresh greens and were great. If only they used the fresh greens in the first place. Also, my husband ordered a rib eye that included 5 little slices. The first slice was entirely fat. The rest was at least half fat. Ribeye can be fatty but this was over the top. Our friend also had the rib eye and got a piece that was fine. The rest of our mains were good. The first time we visited, our experience was also mixed.
Best restaurant in the East Bay. Hands down.
Fantastic dinner! Food was delicious, service was gracious and atmosphere was charming. Highly recommend!
We made a reservation but were not seated until ~30 mins after the reservation and we were not attended to/kept informed. No one offered us free drinks for the wait. If you’re going to be a restaurant that charges as much as they do, the service and attention in these situations should be better. Otherwise why have an option for reservations. The food was fine.
It was my friend’s birthday. They brought cookies in a box at te end.
There were also workers arguing in the back of the restaurant.
I just thought the experience would be better. Won’t be back, nothing special. Didn’t feel valued/respected.
This is one of our go-to spots for delicious farm-to-table food. The menu changes based of the best available ingredients. The ambience is relaxing -- not too noisy -- and there is ample parking behind the restaurant. Highly recommended!
We've dined here several times over the past few months, since it was recommended by a friend. It's probably some of the best food we've had in Oakland, and the service is also great. They always have vegetarian options, and if they don't the chef is more than happy to accommodate a change of ingredients. It's just really convenient since we live in the area, and we're happy to have this gem so close by.