Parlour

4.3
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204 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

Happy Hour 3-5 pm M-F

Enjoy drink and menu specials at Happy Hour prices!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 16, 2019

Ends: July 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-5:00PM

What 204 People Are Saying
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OH
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant has all the ingredients to be a good place to go in that part of Oakland, near the Fox, etc..
Perhaps our night they were short staffed but it took way too long to get cocktails/drinks and they were out of sync with the food delivery and asking if we wanted anything else. I'd sent a msg via OT that we had tickets for a show at 8 and that we wanted to be out in time to attend, but even with 6pm rez they couldn't do it... just a tip for those with the intent to eat close but get to the venue on time... Food was pretty good [too much anchovie on the Cesar] and drink selection good except for thin wine list. For a pizza and beer before a show OK.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time with a couple friends. Beautiful open space and delicious food. The Diavola pizza is a must.

RM
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

While our server was nice she was less attentive has she gained more tables. My wife’s dish was to have green beans but it did not and my NY steak strip was over cooked and fatty. We are year last year and it was fantastic.

LN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun venue with excellent food. The service is very attentive and it's a fun youngest (30 something) crowd, I expect most nights. We had a bread salad, very fresh and light, I had the pasta - great and lots to take home. My partner had the steak which was perfectly cooked and tender & delish. We didn't have time for dessert but they looked very interesting. Drinks were great, prices very reasonable. Go! It's the uptown thing.

M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that both the salads and the pastas are vegetarian friendly giving you the option to add chicken, fish or shellfish. The portions are generous and everything was super delicious!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to Parlour several times and they do not disappoint. Food is great, service is great and I try something new almost every time and it's always a treat!

PE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

This meal was absolutely horrendous. We have been numerous times before and the pasta was cooked perfectly and al dente. Tonight I needed Alka Seltzer. The meal was horrible. Maybe it was because it was a Monday?

SC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time and food was really good. We would definitely go back!!!

WR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was awesome. The presentation reminded me of my recent trip to Italy. I would only say it is too noisy for me to visit often. I can't hear well with all the racket!

m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good except the burger was dry. It's probably my fault I did not tell him I wanted it medium rare but he did not ask either.

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve had other great meals here. This was not one—bitter salad, pizza swimming in oil. So disappointed!!

p
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

First time here. My friend had a pasta dish that was really spicy, too spicy to finish. I had chicken, which was pretty ordinary. I thought the prices were way too high considering the food quality. For example, we split a salad, which was $16. I'm sure there wasn't $2 worth of ingredients in it. Mostly lettuce. The service was very good. However, they said they would bring the salad right out. 15 minutes later it came out, then 30 seconds later the main dish came out. I won't go back.

CQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Service is always great and the food is high quality

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food good, though shallow selection. Very poor wine options. Cocktails so-so and inconsistent.

ML
Mexico City
35 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

What a great find! Downtown Oakland has a another solid go-to restaurant with great cocktails and delicious food. The pizza was especially delicious- the sauce has just the right kick.

LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Out of 3 entrees on menu, one was sold out. The rib eye steak was only fair for $38, nothing special at all.

GG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit. Everything we ordered was very good. Great salad, pasta special, and Brussels Sprouts appetizer. Tried their least expensive bottle of Chardonnay and it was excellent! Will return with the next menu change.

MV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have visited parkour two times and have been very happy. The pizzas and salads are well done. I especially like the strawberry summer salad and the Quattro formaggi pizza. The vibe is Oakland cool with a diverse clientele. Service is ok to good. Love that they have non-alcoholic selections of cocktails.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love the interior, and the food is good if a little pricey for portion size. Overall, really like the place.

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great and servers were nice. We went with a group of 7 from work. They were all accommodating and drinks, appetizers, etc were all fairly prompt. If we went again, we would probably go with a smaller group, as the restaurant got a little loud and it was hard to hear people at the ends of the tables.

It did take a VERY a long time to get our lunch and when we did get it, it came out a few people at a time. Per the server, they had a small pizza oven (the majority of us ordered pizzas). That would have been nice to know ahead of time!

All that said, would definitely go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

we go there for the ambiance and the cheerful atmosphere. tasty cocktails!

KE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great spot - everything on the menu is delicious and really cool space. Service can be a bit slow sitting at the tables but bar service is on top of it.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Parlour has not disappointed! My only caveat would be the seasonable drink menu selections- an amazing spicy “margarita” mezcal cocktail disappeared from the menu. Jesse the bartender was awesome in “re/creating” an off the menu cocktail multiple times. And when a wrong dish was given the kitchen immediately rectified the situation. 5star service. Fun evening out before a concert!

H
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My spouse and I only went to Parlour to cash in our Open Table points, and our expectations were low.
We were more than happily surprised. Our dinner started out with calamari that was perfectly prepared. We then shared an enormous salad that seemed to have everything in it that grew in a garden. Our main course was the halibut served with vegetables and buerre blanc. The halibut was cooked to perfection. We fought over the last pieces. Our meal needed with a large, tasty tiramisu.
Our only quibble (minor) was the wine came after the calamari. However, the wine was delicious, and we agreed we would come back to Parlour and bring your friends.

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is great, but the noise level is always high. Food is good, so we look the other way on the noise.

ML
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and service. A little loud but it was manageable.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

i like the restaurant a lot ...fills a void in Uptown Oakland ....my only complaint is that it's very noisy regardless of where you sit

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place for business lunch. Kinda loud though. Pizza and chicken parmesan sandwich were great. Calamari was over cooked and greasy.

KV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pros: modern, inviting interior. Very friendly staff

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Convenient location to the Paramount with good food and excellent drinks. Way understaffed for the crowd. Wait time for drinks was 15-20 minutes once ordered and getting anyone to the table took effort. Maybe it was just the night, or possibly this is how it is here. If so, please hire more waiters and bartenders when a popular concert or venue crowds your restaurant.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
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.

j
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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.

f
San Francisco
179 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.

SF
San Francisco
139 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!

JH
San Francisco
17 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.

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.

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.

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

Good interesting food. Nice people attentive service

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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