Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

4.7
110 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in Oakland’s historic Grand Lake District, Bardo is a neighborhood lounge and restaurant inspired by the comfort and camaraderie of a mid-century dinner party. Drawing on the celebration and elegance of old school entertaining, we envisioned a space for friends and neighbors to enjoy amazing food, cocktails, conversation and dope AF music.

Our lounge is a swank living room, furnished with hand-picked finds from antique and vintage markets from Palm Springs to Portland. Our mezzanine dining room features a rotating menu of fresh, seasonal supper-fare with local and sustainably sourced meats, fish and produce. While we think the food, drinks and atmosphere are all great reasons to visit us, it’s the relationships with our friends, neighbors and guests that is the driving force behind Bardo. Bardo is a home for building, growing and sustaining community by keeping our peeps well fed, properly hydrated and in good spirits.

Experiences

  • Bar Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Bar Seating, Full Menu Available
  • Lounge Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Couches and/or club chairs with a smaller coffee or cocktail table. Same great menu, but best suited for small bites and snacks.
  • Home Bar

    Multiple dates available

    2-3 Seat vintage high top home bar. Full menu available; great for drinks, small bites, and light dinner fare. This is separate from our regular bar.
  • Dinner Table

    Multiple dates available

    Classic dining table, perfect for ordering a full dinner party spread.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 110 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely staff! They were so quick to congratulate and offer us champagne after my fiancé proposed! The food was delicious and the drinks are awesome!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! None other like it. Thumbs up! Would definitely recommend to a friend for special occasion.

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Chelsea0
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun NYE! We sat at the bar near where we requested, so we were happy upon entry. Vaccination protocols were also in place, which we appreciated. Our bartender/server was the bomb. Shanna was a cocktail scientist! She offered us us up different versions of the cocktails we were ordering- quite the mixologist. We loved her suggestions. The food was amazing as always! The dessert with the salted butterscotch was to die for. ALSO, the chef and their team were so very helpful when we had a special " bread request". They were very accommodating on a busy night when they were only serving pre fixe meals and charcuterie. Overall a wonderful NYE. We wished we had made a later reservation just so we could have stayed longer. Thank you, Bardo.

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, safely spaced, vax checked. Great evening.

MP
vipMikeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent cocktails served by a friendly staff in a beautiful space. What more could you want?

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Baller
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great wonderful excellent looking forward to going again. Great wonderful excellent looking forward to going again. Great wonderful excellent looking forward to going again. Great wonderful excellent looking forward to going again.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this restaurant. The cocktails are excellent and interesting, the food is fantastic and I like the ambiance. Great place to go with friends or perfect for a date night!

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KLMKLM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous just like your Grandparents mid-century basement but with better food and no stale cheese puffs ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting atmosphere, unique mid century styling made me feel like we were in an episode of mad men. Though the lighting and setting was romantic, the acoustics made it difficult to talk, this a pretty but not truly intimate feel. The Cesar salad and chicken bite appetizer were both very tasty. In particular the different sauces increased the enjoyment. The monk fish was just okay… somewhat bland. There were not many choices for main courses and only one fish option. Next time I think I would order multiple appetizers and salad and desert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. There was a glitch with open table and the staff called me before my reservation and was very accommodating. I was very pleased

CO
ChrisO
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem in Oakland! Great ambience and delicious food. Don't want to say more or I won't be able to get a table next time! Fantastic private party space upstairs too!

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BirthdayatBardo
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time at Bardo in Dec 2021.

Pros
- Great service and food. We had the root veggie gratin and pork belly apps, chicory salad, mushroom gnocchi and petite filet. All outstanding, delicious flavors and textures.
- Good vibe for a Friday evening, we were on the early side.
- Very extensive selection of spirits

Cons:
- we were placed at a 2-person table just inside the doorway, so cold and drafty as people came and went. They need a heavy curtain there or just remove that table during colder months.
- Wine list and dessert options very limited. My partner's pinot was average at best, my cab was better but nothing special.

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TBroccoli123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth a visit to enjoy the decor alone, but the cocktails and food are also incredible. Highly recommend.

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vipDguru
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great cocktails, and great food

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Fish1st
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local gem. Service is outstanding and the ambiance is inviting. The food is served to share which is great for any group size. Portions are smallish but delicious. Lots of effort in the presentation and in the space itself. Great for a first date, gather with friends, just cocktails and snacks or full dinner. Lots of intimate places to relax and chat or table spaces for full dinners.

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vipCarrieC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the decor and grown up feel, cocktails are excellent, food was lukewarm I think from a timing issue. Portions are generous. Sauces could be lighter. Overall pleasantly surprised at the dinner experience. Sat at the bar which was cozy.

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vipAnikaB
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loooove Bardo this is one of the best spots ever!!!

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Erin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't think of a more beautiful bar anywhere. The ambiance is perfect, the staff is professional, and the drinks are a little too delicious for your own good. So I'll definitely be back. Great place to impress family or colleagues or a date. Cozy and inviting.

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Oaklandd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow Bardo Supper Club managed to hit the sweet spot between intimate and social, and active and quiet. Good drinks, good food, good service, and a great space. We'll be back.

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clarev
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!

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vipUrbanFoodie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit was a wonderful dinner at the bar. It was so delightful interacting with other patrons and the bartenders. The best was our bartender, Shanna, who created the best martini we've ever had. She's quite the mixologist. Their entrees are creative but yet well thought out in terms of pleasing the palate. To top it off, the Dark Chocolate Custard was the bombed. I'd go there just for that every night if I could!! This beats a Michelin star place anytime & without the pretentiousness!!

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brooksiemc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s bday

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess greeted us promptly and was friendly. Our bartender Shanna, was great, friendly, working her but off and provided some good timed interjections. We had the Bardo club, sweeter cocktail for my wife, I had the caught in the rain, a tequila pina colada and the sweet grass, which was sweet & spicy, fresh & herbaceous. I'd start with this next time.
Ate at the bar, stool were comfortable and liked to retro/vintage vibe of the decor. Had nostalgia of eating at my old house back in the 70/80s. Between the 2 of us, we had 4 starters split an entree. We began with the pickled vegetables, came with a sweet dip, was ok, Oakland cesar was great, fried capers and soft boiled quail eggs were nice additions, Crispy pork belly was good, a little stringy, maybe better if cut into portions and duck liver mousse with Quince was one of my favorites. The entree was the duck breast and for $40 we did get a good size portion. Definitely enough for 2 or 1 hungry person without the starters. The duck cracklings and celery puree was nice contrast and the meat was cooked perfectly on the rare side. Definitely recommend and will be back again.

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AdamW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We had a fantastic time

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vipMaxomanDavis
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great concept 60' retro that sophisticated yet fun. Concice menu thats well executed by the chef and his team.
Service is on point and excellent Hostess is worth tbe price of admission. She makes you feel welcome.

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and strong cocktails. Beautiful design and atmosphere. It is pricey but great for a date night or special occasion. Love that they're checking vaccination status, made it so much more relaxing!

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DoctorKerry
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love the food ALWAYS.. and really, every dish! The staff is attentive and well educated on the food.
Sadly, we were sat at a table for two that was just inside the door and had someone outside smoking!
Also, note: the drinks are good and very strong!

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vipJenn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special experience sipping on delicious cocktails and great food in a mid century modern lounge atmosphere.

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Nibbles
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food was amazingly delicious. Staff was so friendly and accommodating. Love the ambiance. I had a yellow bell pepper drink 🍸 and it was refreshing.

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AVILLA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers missed. Entrees and cocktails were delicious. Its a vibe inside! The interior design is gorgeous.

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LauraD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner there celebrating a special occasion. The host and bartender went out of their way to congratulate my dad on his retirement and birthday. Even gave a slice of cake with a candle in it! The food and cocktails were very good. Make sure you have the carrot cake dessert. It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, amazing drinks and flavorful food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! Every detail in the restaurant and on the menu is so carefully curated and executed. Such a lovely experience and just makes me so happy to eat their food and spend time with friends there.

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TimJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our party. Loved the space. All of us in our party work in senior living/healthcare and are very apprehensive gathering indoors. We felt safe. LOVED that proof of vaccination is required.

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bethb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Loved the food, though they were out of quite a few things loved the decor and vibe, great people watching! Our first drink order took 40 mins to arrive and was not comp'd. The lounge seating was cool, but distance between me and friends + noise level made conversation difficult

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CJW5
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were super nice and informative. Food and beverages were delicious.

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djheylove
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance & beautiful people!! The owner speaks to everyone & makes sure they are enjoying there stay. The food is some of the best cuisine I have tasted in Oakland. Their Chef is a real artist. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a excellent experience. Thank You Bardo ✨🙏🏾✨

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SpencerD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the hands down best. Food, drinks, ambiance, they have it all!

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ADffff
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Really nice decor and ambiance, wish I could say the same about the food which was over salted and lacked solid flavor. I hope we were just there on an off night.

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chrispbacon
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Bardo needs a new manager, because it's ridiculous how disorganized they are now. The food and vibes are top-notch, but the logistics of running a restaurant totally undercut the experience. We arrived on time for a Saturday night reservation but had to stand outside waiting for our table for nearly 20 minutes with no explanation. Then, after we finally got seated and picked out what we wanted to eat, the server returned to say that actually almost everything was sold out. Everything we planned to order was gone, and only one vegetarian entree was left on the menu. Again, there was no effort to apologize for the mistake. The server acted like it was routine for a restaurant to not have half the menu.

FAQs

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 836-8737.

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club is rated 4.7 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.