Parlour

4.2
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Located in the heart Oakland’s Uptown district, Parlour’s interior has a modern organic feel with high ceilings, cement floors, and handmade wooden tables and fixtures. Specializing in wood-fired oven dishes, our market driven Californian / Italian menu uses the freshest seasonal produce from Northern California’s farmers. Our bar features craft cocktails using house made syrups, bitters, and tonics as well as a carefully curated list of beers, wines, and spirits.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch 10 am - 2 pm. Visit www.parlouroakland.com for our menu

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 173 People Are Saying
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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice food, cute place, attentive friendly service. My only issue is that it's quite loud, which is almost a dealbreaker for me.

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j
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening with friends and family. Ambiance, food, service, everything was spectacular. The homemade pasta and pizza so delicious with unique recipes. Great wine choices and Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious.
Will definitely return. Great place to meet prior to seeing a show at the Fox or Paramount theaters.

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f
San Francisco
166 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Monday night, not very busy, although the hard surfaces and music made Parlour somewhat noisy. Wine list simple, uninteresting. Service capable and friendly. Winter salad was terrific; pasta with clams tasty albeit light on clams; salmon was nicely done; gnocchi was very poor. Panna Cotta was excellent.

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SF
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time here. Love the openness of the place. And the fresh ingredients. We shared a salad which was very fresh, and the sourdough bread (which seemed a bit costly at $6). I then enjoyed the pasta, and my friend had the pork chop. We agreed that both were delicious, and perfectly prepared. Only gripe would be that the service was a little slow. Other wise well worth the visit!

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JH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The staff was so accommodating and the owner was right there busing plates. The bartender went out of his way to accommodate us. And our waiter gave really good descriptions of the food.

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DC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was ok. My pasta was cooked too long and the garlic was raw and should have been cooked longer. They charge $6 for bread, which is great bread, but we needed 2 servings for three table. So we spent $12 on bread! My friend's pizza looked good and he liked it. If we go back, it would be for pizza. Parlour has great potential, love the space, but the food needs some work.

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KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parlour is excellent. We loved the food and the ambiance. The service was also outstanding. I love that they use local produce and companies and are proud to announce that fact. I look forward to returning soon.

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AS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good interesting food. Nice people attentive service

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions on anything besides the pizza were VERY small. Had a $25 salad and was still starving afterwards.

That being said, the food tasted great and we had great service.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant seemed to be having a problem with their hood ventilation. The restaurant smelled like fryer oil. Food was ok. Service was friendly, but a little off.

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OT
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parlour is a very nice restaurant. On this particular occasion it was a bit uneven. The fired calamari appetizer was delicious. My pasta with clams was a bit under-seasoned, and really could have used some grated Parmesan on top. The doughnuts for dessert were delicious. I will definitely be going back.

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TT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our work department enjoyed a wonderfully prepared lunch. The service was attentive and always checked if we needed anything. The restaurant smelled delicious and had such an attractive rustic cool decor.

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OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pizza was great!!! Pasta was tasteless and appetizer size yet it was listed as an entree. Waitress seemed completely distracted and didn’t know her menu or specials. Very small and limited menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a second date!

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good service. drinks were very tasty and food was delicious. will go back soon!

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Cocktails were great. Sadly, the pasta was lackluster and the gnocchi was like balls of mush.

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g
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

We arrived early on Friday 6:15 I felt that the service was disorgainzed at that point and that we were not getting full service we had to ask for things like plates??
I will return, thought the margarita and the Brussels sprouts were Yummy and worth another trip. We ordered two pizzas the second with round onions I probably won’t order again.
Thanks again

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HR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue. Wonderful food! Delightful staff. Will go back again for sure!

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CR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent fresh pasta dish and great service. Chairs a bit uncomfortable but a minor issue

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parlour is a great place to eat before a show at The Fox Theater. I had a terrific lamb bolognese and my friend had the baked pasta dish. Both were delicious.

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DW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Pork Chop was absolutely delicious.

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D
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been wanting to try Parlour for some time and finally made it. It's kind of
"Industrial Modern" but has a comfortable feeling. The food choices are limited but
everyone in my party enjoyed their food. Service was very good and we had plenty
of time to walk to the Paramount for the concert. You should give this eatery a
try; you won't be disappointed.

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JJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! the food sparkled! wow!! Definitely will be coming back to Oakland to go dine at Parlour!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We went here for Valentine’s Day, and it was so bad, it was laughable (literally, my husband and I were laughing).

I chose it bc it had good reviews and lots of good options on the menu, but when we got there it was a pri fixe menu (usually it tells you on the website if there will be one, and it didn’t, but whatever).

There were two options for each course, and basically no vegetarian options. They said they could change a few things for us, which was fine. The first course was 3 slices of beets, the second was a plain noodle dish with a few random veggies thrown in and no sauce (like they just didn’t put the meat part of the dish on), and third was a risotto with the same random veggies (butternut squash and cut up cherry tomatoes). It was obvious they hadn’t thought out veggie options at all since there was 0 protein, but even besides that, the dishes had no flavor whatsoever. Even the dessert was unpleasant: the sorbet had a strange after taste and the “red velvet cake” was like a dried out chocolate muffin. And on top of that, it took 25-30 minutes for each course to come out.

I usually don’t complain or leave reviews but this was just terrible. After we left, we went to go get second dinner!

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GK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Vday lunch with hubby( toddler was at daycare). Food was good, service was fast and price was right.

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AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Oakland.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place though the noise level really is an issue. It’s overwhelming just walking in.

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CL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Parlour on a stormy night, and had one of our favorite meals in recent memory. The two of us shared a citrus salad with wonderfully tender radicchio, followed by gnocchi with butternut squash. Our main was wood-fired salmon, and we finished off with a single scoop of buffalo gelato. Portions were modest, but the dishes were interesting, delicious and well-timed. Service was excellent and relaxed. The restaurant was not crowded due to the weather, but had a good vibe. Oh, and the cocktails were fun and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

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RS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink, but what really stood out was the service. The server, bartender, and manager all were fantastic.

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SD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! This is definitely a great Oakland restaurant.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Big disappointment. Place was quite empty yet service was poor and food was not even remotely worth the cost.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Starting with the positive... great ambiance, sourdough bread was delicious, Diablo pizza was really good but super spicy (which I LOVE, but I could see it being too spicy for most people)... 2 of the 4 wines on the menu were out and 1 was terrible, made it hard to get a bottle for the group. I ordered the cacio e pepe, which is one of my favorite pasta dishes, this one was literally noodles with pepper, a nickel size of cheese, and no sauce - it was horrible. They did remove it from the bill for us. We also ordered the spaghetti, which was more of a sweet butternut squash carbonara. It was good but not what we expected when ordering spaghetti, since it had no explanation we expected a red sauce. Some major menu changes are needed, at least provide more accurate descriptions to avoid disappointment.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but not amazingly flavored. Choices for wine by the glass were disappointing- overpriced and not very good.
Service was good; our server was so nice and welcoming.

Spaghetti could have been salted. Chicken was tender but the balsamic glaze was overdone and hardened on the plate when we got it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and ambiance, nice new option in downtown Oakland.

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K
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous find! I needed to have a business lunch and could not have been happier with the ambience and food and drink. I had the most delicious mocktail. The Margherita pizza was super as was the salad.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Parlour because it's an excellent experience every time. Beautiful restaurant, perfect ambient lighting, wonderful staff, and the food is done so well. I have been coming to the restaurant for years now. I love it. I highly recommend it.

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UF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely am impressed nor give all five stars to all categories. But this was a great discovery. We even had a chance to speak with the chef. He sources his food locally and changes his menu seasonally. Dishes were creative and most of all, delicious. The desserts were to die for. The host and staff were genuinely attentive but not overbearing.

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B
San Francisco
191 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value for food quality and flavors. Our first time to visit and were pleasantly surprised at quality and the relatively moderate prices. Will definitely go again and recommend to others. Friendly service and nice casual ambiance. Steak was tender and flavorful with wonderful accompanying side accents/flavors. Pastas good and salad was fresh.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, especially when prices are so high. It took over 30 minutes after we ordered to get the first course and then we had to wait another ten minutes to eat it because they didn't bring a spoon. I will not go back.

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