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Copper Spoon - Oakland, Oakland, CA
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Copper Spoon - Oakland

4.0
4
147 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
AS OR 3/17/20 WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DELIVERY AND PICK UP ORDERS SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MOST CURRENT MENU!!!
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 .Please contact Copper Spoon directly for reservation availability.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 am–2:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 879-7061

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis

  • Private party facilities

    Copper Spoon welcomes you to celebrate your special event in their eclectic space. They offer private events in the Golden State Lounge or buyouts of the entires restaurant for larger events. From corporate functions to intimate gatherings, let Copper Spoon help curate your perfect event.

  • Private party contact

    Vita : (510) 879-7061

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    40th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are 5 blocks up 40th from MacArthur BART.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe in this unique space. Our waitress was wonderful, engaging, helpful in recommendations and available. I don't know her name because my daughter, who is a waitress at another hip local restaurant, told us we shouldn't ask a wait person's name. She's funky, with curly hair that I think was blue, and she has large rings on many fingers. My daughter and husband had oysters I'm really like them. We all had a piece of the salmon roll which was really yummy and the fish are so fresh. My daughter and I split the lamb burger and also the clam and prawns in a broth. The clams and prawns and broth were to die for - couldn't stop myself even though I was full. The lamb burger was a little too salty for me and was more well cooked than we asked, but the flavor was very good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fabulous, the food was fabulous, and the drinks were fabulous!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks. Great service. Will definitely go back!
  4. D

    Deed

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    My lamb burger was a mash of tzaziki overbearing the almost invisible lamb patty, so much so, that I tried to scrape the sauce completely away. The fries were good. I think my friend liked her soup and clams. Our nice waitress totally forgot to return my friend’s credit card and after 5 minutes of searching frantically for it, we had to flag the waitress down to help us. She was a bit nonchalant as to her misgiving. By the time we left at 7:30, the music and noise were unbearable . I think the place needs to be a little cleaner. And, I wish the menu had a few more options.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good luck trying to get a drink at the bar!
  6. DG

    DistrictGuy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very stylish and hip place with a lot of interesting things going on. Restaurant week meal felt very overpriced for the portion sizes and some of the tastes in the starters and desserts were overpoweringly strong.
  7. CJ

    CJCityLiving

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I was excited for the opportunity to support a new restaurant (for us) during Oakland Restaurant week - unfortunately it was a disappointing experience on all levels. We arrived about 8 minutes before our 7:45 reservation, told that we were early and the table wasn’t ready so we could wait in the bar. No problem- we go over to bar, sit down and my husband goes to the bar to order a drink. Goes to pay and the bartender says it’s a $10 minimum for credit cards - okay then just move it to our tab when our table is ready. She replies back that she is way too busy to do that? Cash please?! Finally get seated at 8:10 (though we watch 3 empty tables). The waitress acknowledges the wait and apologies - then disappears....finally order the restaurant week special menu. It’s $40 per person. Soup - it was okay- served in an odd old cup/saucer. My husband had the risotto (good but served on an entirely wrong plate) and I had the roasted chicken. It was one of the worst plates I’ve had at any restaurant mushy quinoa and brown rice, no flavor chicken (a chicken leg and 2 thighs, rubbery and no seasoning) and Swiss chard with absolutely no flavor and cut with stems that were rock solid. I was offered to try something else off the menu, but we had already been waiting for so long. I passed but asked for salt and pepper - seriously table salt? Yuck. Dessert - was okay but a 2 bite piece of cake. I get portion control, but really - kind of embarrassing. They took off the additional $12 glass of wine as an apology - but with tax and tip it was still over $100 for a HORRIBLE meal. Fix your tables and chairs, consider not placing tables by the kitchen entrance - super distracting.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    How could a meal disappoint in so many ways? Pasty, lumpy, flavorless risotto that even table salt wouldn't be able to salvage. Accompanied by raw carrots, soggy mushrooms and topped with stringy sprouts. The 2 hour duration for 3 courses compounded our miserable experience. With the 40 minutes it took to get our entree, couldn't the chef at least made sure the carrots were roasted as promised in the menu? Having run a food truck before you would think the owners know a thing about quick turnover. Nuts, I should have taken the risotto to go, I needed spackle for my walls.
  9. GL

    GarL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    They didn’t have our reservation through Opentable which was frustrating when we arrived, but they definitely did their best to accommodate us. The service was slow, a little over 2 hrs from start to finish. The food was okay, our food was cold and lacked flavor. The bar is very nice and the cocktails are good, so if we came back it would be for drinks only.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for Oakland restaurant week. The waitress, who was also one of the owners was great. The food was tasty as well. We perused the regular menu and felt like the prices were great for the Bay Area. We will definitely be back.
  11. R

    Rachel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant was nice. We chose the Copper Spoon because it was on the Restaurant Week listing. We found that there was nothing really 'special' about the menu for RW over their normal menu. We did not go with the RW options as they were overpriced vs doing an ala cart version. Jackfruit burger was good.
  12. JP

    JoannaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was enjoyable, staff very engaging, we did had to ask a couple times to turn down the music. 2 in our party ordered the soup, 1 ordered soup and salad, I ordered chicken entree. Soups were brought very quickly, and eaten at my encouragement. At least 20+ minutes passed before the salad and my entree were brought out (mind you, the soups were long gone). I think staff should tell patrons that the chicken cooks a long time and they have the option of asking all dishes be brought at once.
  13. n

    nnpptt

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reservation was for 4. Twenty min before seating, I asked if we could add 2, which they accommodated even though they were already full. Then we added a 7th person as we arrived. They helped us make it work, even though it was clearly a pain for the staff to navigate around us. And they never made us feel bad about it. Even though we should have (and did)! The food and cocktails were great, too.
  14. TR

    TeheaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Copper Spoon is exquisite. We loved every bite. All of the small touches, from the bit of crunch to the tiny unique dishes are amazing.
  15. D

    Dena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Two of us had $70 prix fixe Thanksgiving menu. Lentil soup was best of all the courses, very nourishing and flavourful. Second course, brussel sprouts, was a bit too salty but tasty overall. Third courses were 1/2 Dungeness crab and game hen. The 1/2 crab was a mistake. Very little sweet and delicate crab meat with a whole lot of gritty grains. The game hen (good) was served with mashed potato and greens (both, very good). Desserts were carrot cake (very good) and chocolate mousse (obscured by cardamom). The server was personable and effective. The host was unkind, officious and cast a pall on the whole dining experience.
  16. K

    Kyla

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't describe the eclectic menu but every dish was delicious.....as always. thanks to Vita and Carmen for opening this restaurant!
  17. DS

    DeborahS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly neighborhood place. Eclectic menu which gave us pause, but they pulled it off. The food was amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great cocktails and food was amazing
  19. e

    eatsoutalotoakland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I was so excited to go and celebrate a friend's major life event and picked Copper spoon for the cocktails. But it was honestly one of the worst meals I have had in Oakland - mostly due to the service. Our waiter was extraordinarily rude - telling me to wait to answer a question bc she needed to spend a few minutes chatting up another table - when I asked her about some of the alcohol since I have celiac - she told me that she knew 'for sure' that alcohol does not contain gluten - and so I reminded her about whiskey and beer. Then she forgot - FORGOT - FOUR dishes we had ordered for the table, and so a meal that shoudl have taken 1-2 hrs took 3 instead. NO one was friendly, or polite, or welcoming - and there was no real apology for their mistake. I will never, ever go to that place again and had to apologize to my friends for picking the place. It was so fun the first time I went about a year ago, I am never going back.
  20. RE

    RockridgeEater

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Disappointed. Problems with staff and arrangements. They apparently value certain patrons over others. Food tastes alright. For the price tag, not worth the overall experience. Can you imagine going to dinner on a Tuesday night just to leave angry?
  21. LE

    Luv2Eat

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Service and attitude continues to be a serious issue. Food is hit & miss and very limited menu.
  22. JP

    JessPowell

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was very mediocre
  23. R

    Rundi007

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent!
  24. EB

    EllenB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super nice and knowledgeable service. I ate all vegan dishes and they were tasty and satisfying. Drink choices were unique and delicious.
  25. A

    Amanda06

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Copper spoon was a great experience. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was informative and attentive. He was polite and had a small sense of humor. I would definitely come back again and recommend to a friend! The food was excellent and was well worth the price.
  26. G

    Goodbedford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came for dinner and had a great time. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was hip. The food was tasty but a little on the salty side. I will go again.
  27. SD

    SholaD

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great and the karaoke was so much fun!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant has so much character and their service is outstanding. Great restaurant for a date night, a special occasion, or even just a great cocktail on a week night. Highly recommend!!
  29. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love this spot easy to walk to and taxi home! Great ambience- Cocktails amazing - seafood dish with a delicious broth ! Salad delicious Chicken wings as a starter yum alert Dessert great ! A true favorite on our list !! Staff super friendly and knowledgeable Xxoxox
  30. z

    zottie

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Place was smaller than expected. food was good, but selection limited. My Manhattan was great
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small, but unique menu. Everything we ate was of excellent taste. Will definitely visit when in Oakland.
  32. e

    ech4

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our first time here, in our neighborhood. Chicken Wings were very tasty and not over cooked , especially nice touches like the fried onions garnish. My shrimp and clam entree had juicy clams in a delicious broth with snap peas, however the shrimp were over cooked and tough to eat. Wish they’d left the shrimp in the shell for flavor.
  33. O

    Oakster

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, well presented, and served by pleasant people who seem to be enjoying themselves.
  34. HG

    1HppyGirl

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place!! Love the Vintage feel!
  35. m

    mesooh

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! Drinks were superb. Food was delicious. And the music choices were on point! Definitely a new favorite place of ours.
  36. BM

    BobMc

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumled into this place after having been mioslead about a reservation throuh Yelp at another restaurant. Very pleasantly surprised - cordial service, good beer. wine, and cocktail choices, and good food! We enjoyed the lamb burger, muscles and shrimp, oysters, deviled eggs, and salads. Cool interior design. Would definitely go back.
  37. JV

    JayV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Copper Spoon is clearly a place which focuses on quality food, not snobbery. The ambiance is mellow and relaxed, the service and food is first rate.
  38. SB

    SaraB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, had an amazing dinner with my mom. Our server was Sarah and she was really knowledgeable about the menu, gave excellent suggestions for both food and drinks! The back room was adorable and it was great for larger parties, definitely loud! The front would be better for more intimate dates but the back could be intimate too without parties. Just depends. Over all, the food was amazing (a bit too much chimichurri sauce on my steak) but the mussels were phenomenal! The cauliflower and broccoli were also top notch! Thank you!!!!
  39. LT

    LarryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was mostly pretty good. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. The waitress and the bartender were excellent, but the food was very slow coming out of the kitchen, fortunately we were not in a hurry. Very nice atmosphere and a beautiful bar. Would come back for drinks and snacks at the bar, not sure about dinner.
  40. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    327 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    327 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Deviled eggs had TOO much going on, my salad was drowning in dressing, chicken wings had a seasoning I could not place(did NOT like). Now, the mussels & shrimp and the salmon wrap were very good, as were the bar offerings.

FAQs

Copper Spoon - Oakland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 879-7061.

Copper Spoon - Oakland is rated 4 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    40th

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 am–2:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are 5 blocks up 40th from MacArthur BART.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 879-7061

  • Private party facilities

    Copper Spoon welcomes you to celebrate your special event in their eclectic space. They offer private events in the Golden State Lounge or buyouts of the entires restaurant for larger events. From corporate functions to intimate gatherings, let Copper Spoon help curate your perfect event.

  • Private party contact

    Vita : (510) 879-7061

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