Treat yourself to a savory dining experience at Copper Spoon. Launched by Simone and Anderson, former owners of food truck Sassafras Seagrass. This eatery offers a creative spin on "family heirloom recipes", using Northern Californian ingredients. The menu at Copper Spoon features inventive take on traditional dishes like tzatziki, sauerkraut and lamb with merguez spice rub. Don't pass up the 20 seat bar with libations created by Vita Simone.
A neighborhood favorite, this quirky restaurant makes a nice choice for a leisurely outing. The restaurant's relaxed vibe enhances its appeal as a watering hole. This restaurant also hosts routine jazz performances on scheduled days. Copper Spoon is open Mondays to Sundays, with Wednesday being bar only .
First time in this place. So unassuming from the front compared to the inside. Really lovely all round.
Just recently found this place & I must say, it’s great to have a restaurant/ bar that opens late on weekdays. The staff is very friendly & eccentric. The food is delicious & they have good signature drinks. I’ll definitely be back! The bar is my favorite. It’s small but perfect for 2 or 3 people.
It was great a to z ... Delicious food and drink, friendly & thorough service, nice ambiance.
This was our 2nd time there. Very glad we went back—service was much better and consistent. Food is good and value is good for what you get. Lots of good veggie options and drinks are excellent.
From the moment you walk in the door, the hostess was very friendly and greeted you with a smile, we were seated and everyone looked happy and enjoying their meal. We were never rushed during our stay. The food was amazing and flavorful. So many unique creations on the menu, we tried as many as wet could. I highly recommend eating here.
Most of the food was FANTASTIC, drinks were great and service was Awesome, just a great VIbe. The crab avocado toast had an amazing combination of flavors - make sure you get it if available. Would not recommend the Pana Cotta, not very creamy or light.However the chocolate moose made up for in spades. Also, everyone recommends the Lamb burger, which I only found okay. Personally I love Lamb, and the flavor of the meat was not present enough with the krout and thick bun relative to patty size and flavor. Definitely will return many times to try the other menu items and their refreshing selection of drinks.
Friend had the white fish and I had the braised beef. Both were excellent. For a starter we had what was essentially a pork sampler. Three different cuts of pork combining different flavors. Yum!
They have a magnificently long bar with a great selection of Mezcals. I had Fight the Power, which was super smooth. To top of their excellent bar menu, they have separate digestif cocktails which are essential after downing all that amazing food.
Food was pretty disappointing. Cocktails were not good. French 75 tasted like bad lemonade. Meat on lam burger was pretty tasty, but brioche bun was very dry and not good
Great food, atmosphere and friendly staff. Recommended to several friends who have also enjoyed
Can’t wait to go back!
When I pointed out that my dinner arrived cold, the wait staff responded immediately, gave me new dishes rather than warmed up versions of what I had and comped both dishes. Really a superlative response.
loved it, almost everything was delicious except the short ribs were sub par. all the apps were great and so were the drinks - the people are also awesome
Stellar cocktails and service. Women owned and operated Oakland based business! Awesome foodie food, wonderful portions, and exceptional carrot cake. We didn’t want it to end. Definitely coming back.
Valentines dinner was overpriced and not good. It feels like they have some serious improvements to make overall if they hope to survive.
The Copper Spoon had a lot of promise. From the outside it looked appealing and just the sort of place that I tend to enjoy. The staff was friendly and attentive. The cocktail was above average. The food, however, was extremely overpriced and underwhelming. We had the $89 prix fixe valentines day meal. None of the courses were bad, but none of them were impressive either. And for $89, I was expecting much...much more. Can't recall another time I've paid so much money for such an underwhelming meal.
We went for my sister-in-law's birthday brunch. We waited over an hour for our food without a single update from the staff. When the food came, the portions were entirely off. I had ordered a parfait off of the entree menu and I got a saucer of yogurt with almost no fruit. Meanwhile, the hash on the same menu was humongous. The food was fairly tasteless and we had to ask multiple times for salt and pepper and utensils to eat. Also, the food was cold by the time it came out. Even after we asked to speak to the manager, it took a while for someone to come speak to us. There was a party going on in the back, which may have explained some of the issues; however, the front of the restaurant wasn't even full. It was unclear what caused such a long wait and why the portions were so off.
In credit to the restaurant, they gave us 50% off of the bill. But it was an unfortunate experience.
This is not a super high end restaurant, but is a nicer version of Art’s Crab Shack. Some of the dishes are really great and some are just good. Overall the kitchen is really enthusiastic, but still seems to be figuring things out. Ceviche, for example, is served without chips or bread. The service staff is very nice and tries really hard, but the restaurant is chaotic...we had at least 3 servers and had to ask for things 2-3 times. Some water got spilled on us, and we were just dried off. The menu is that of a nicer restaurant, but there are large TVs blaring so loudly you can’t hear each other talk. It’s pretty emblematic of Oakland: fun and exciting with promise but cheerfully dysfunctional and you have to fend for yourself.
Almost, but not quite there. The bar is nice, but the rest of the place is lacking any decor or ambiance. Cocktails and food were hit or miss. One or two quite good, most mediocre. They'll really need to step up their game to make it in this town! Don't order the Dre beets. More like dre adful!
My wife and I started with two different cocktails which were both unique and tasty. We then ordered three different starters, the Beats by Dre, the Deviled Eggs and a Sassys hand roll. Two of the three I would have ordered again if we hadn't ordered entree's. I had the White Fish which came with baby potato's and Romanesco broccoli in a delicious white sauce. It was great. My wife ordered the Braised Short Ribs which was perfectly tender and the bourbon sauce added a nice richness to the dish. Although full we enjoyed sharing Missy's carrot cake and Sassy's mouse. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and it's ingredients. We would absolutely recommend the Copper Spoon to friends. We completely enjoyed our experience.
Great drinks and potato first course. Burger was delicious but too flavorful. I think it does not need the tzaziki on it.
Had the short rib. It was fall off the bone perfect. We’ll be back.
Something was clearly wrong in the kitchen. We ordered a prefix menu. Soup and salad (which were delicious) came out in reasonable time, but after an hour and a half (from the time we got there), we were still hearing that they’re working on getting our entrees to us. We left before we had dinner. I asked for a check and said I’d pay whatever they wanted. Only got charged for drinks. Will probably give them another chance since the soup and salad were very tasty.
I wanted to like this place more, however, I was a little underwhelmed. We decided to try it because it was restaurant week and we wanted to check out a newer restaurant. Unfortunately, I didn't really feel like it was their best showing so I might try again in a few months.
Nice cocktails, creative menu, cool bar, music was great, interesting beers, great mussels and swordfish
Had a few dishes that were noticeably under seasoned while the chicken entree was too salty, waited over 30 minutes between my 2nd and 3rd courses ( to be fair, the server came by and said the kitchen was backed up but that we should expect our entrees in about 10 minutes. I didn't mind waiting, but the timing was way off.)
We got there on time and we were seated quickly. But the problem was that we were seated right in front of the the men's restroom. There were plenty of open tables. We asked for reseat and they moved us out of the dining room to the front of the restaurant next to the bar area as if we were Watkins? Then they had shrimp and mussels on the menu but they were out of shrimp. So they substituted to calimari. They would not let us just order the mussels by it self even though we could have ordered them on the pixie free menu??????
We chose this restaurant on the recommendation of this website, and we're very disappointed with every aspect of it. Either the very positive reviewers are outright liars, or they are entirely delusional. The Copper Spoon is a loser. It won't be there in a year!
The dining room located in the back is a little rough on the eyes. However the food was terrific and staff are amazing. I strongly recommend the Sword Fish if it's on the menu !
Wonderful food and staff! Very creative delicious dishes with beautiful presentation. Loved the unique lime fingers and pepper dish. Yummy squash soup, Mussels were amazing, still salivating over the short ribs & a carrot cake to die for! The frosting light & full of lemon zest & nutty flavors. All the staff were very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly & efficient! Wish we lived closer, but we will be sure to come back!
We celebrated a birthday and didn’t realize it was restaurant week when we made the reservation so that was a nice surprise. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and the ambiance was great. This is a nice restaurant for groups as well as a romantic dinner for couples. Highly recommend.
Unfortunately we had terrible service when dining at Copper Spoon on a Friday night with a party of seven. We waited nearly an hour and a half to receive our first course, and the dishes arrived in a very scattered manner. We then had to wait again a significant amount of time for our main course. The very poor service was unfortunate because the food itself was delicious and the ambiance was quite nice. The crux of the disappointment came when the manager did not offer anything to compensate for our overly long wait, going as far as second-guessing the length of our wait. I will definitely give Copper Spoon a second chance once they have settled in a bit, but unfortunately my first experience was a disappointment.
Coffee terrible, limited menu, food boring - we went for brunch & were disappointed - might be better at other times.
Stellar service. Food was average. Drinks were good.
The ambience was good but for the price we wanted much better food. Unfortunately it did not meet our expectations.
My New Year's brunch was the most incredibly delicious brunch I have EVER experienced! The energy is uniquely fine at Copper Spoon and it's beauty makes you feel as good as the food does. Any other restaurants are unattractive compared to the ambiance and culinary delights of Copper Spoon. I will be a very steady customer.
NYE dinner + DJ was a pretty big disappointment. Reservation was at 7pm, and we didn't get our first course (soup) until 8:05pm, and we had to track down our waitress and complain to in order to receive it. She never checked in with us or updated us on the status of our order. She told us the kitchen was backed up, which was confusing because it was a Prix Fixe menu. It should have been pretty clear what to expect and how to plan things out.
We didn't finish with dinner until close to 10pm, and everyone in our area was pretty bothered. Since we were placed in the back, the sound from the front part of the restaurant wasn't playing in our area, so we sat with the buzz from the heater blaring in silence as we enjoyed our first 3 courses of water for 1 hr.
The food: Luckily, the food was pretty good. Loved the leak soup, kale salad, and short ribs.
The DJ: I'm glad I didn't pay the $15 for the ticket. He kept leaving his set and failed during one of the most important times of the night: the countdown. He didn't do it. At some point ppl on the dance floor just shouted Happy New Year and I realized that it was the new year. This was the first time I can remember never counting in the year. Overall, a pretty big let down.
We attended the Prix Fixe event that was held for New Year's Eve. The service was wonderful (we sat at the bar.) Everyone was friendly, and did their best to make sure we had an amazing experience. If you have an opportunity to sit at the bar and chat with Sam, do it! The food was excellent and we will certainly be back to taste the regular menu. We hear the lamb burger is amazing.
The staff was very attentive and friendly, and gave our friend a drink on the House because it was her birthday. The food is very good..the steak, fish, chicken and lamb burger mains were all pretty tasty. I think the mains are much better than the starters.
We wanted to try a new restaurant and support new restaurateurs willing to stake out a place along the evolving Bway and Tgraph uptown areas. The staff were friendly and attentive and the front room of the two room space is inviting. The back room needs a big more thought about style and decoration when the owners have time. The cocktail list was interesting and the Simmer Down was excellent. The wine list is a bit short and medium quality but fair value by the glass and I was told will be expanding. The Bites were good with all the spreads on the Breads & Spreads being tasty and and the soup was very good and served nice and hot with bread on the side. The scallops were very nice also but as with most places a bit of a splurge for the price vs the amount. The entrees seemed a bit limited and we shared the lamb burger which was also good. One interesting standout was the side called Bacon for the Win which includes Soy Braised Pork Belly, Citrus Candied Lardons, Crispy Togarashi together. We think this place has potential and appreciate their late night menu offering.
Totally underwhelmed by food, staff and ambiance. Everything on the menu seemed to use Mezcal in some shape or form. Doubt I’ll go back.
Best new restaurant in Oakland. Comfort food with foodie quality -- fresh, original takes on the classics. Don't miss the lamb burger and the chocolate mousse
Very dark and looks like a diner. Not the evening dining experience I was seeking