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About Permanently Closed - Pican - Oakland
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The tradition of the South. The sophistication of California cuisine. Vibrant, cosmopolitan energy. Picán is 'Southern...Unleashed!' Full service bar/lounge with hand-crafted cocktails, Southern "twists" and classic standards. The most comprehensive Bourbon portfolio in the Bay Area; a thoughtful selection of wines. An open kitchen serves as focal point in the casually elegant dining room.
Unique Southern flavors; seasonal produce and sustainably sourced meats and seafood. "Ultimate Southern Social Hour." See website for menus.
Private, luxurious dining rooms: The Bourbon Room seating up to 28 and Vieux Carré seating 40. Award-winning (Zagat, Bib Gourmand/Michelin) and consistently named "Top Oakland Restaurant" by Oakland/Alameda and Diablo Magazines.
Oakland, CA 94612
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday until 10:30 pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional live piano entertainment in the Lounge. See Facebook http://tinyurl.com/23nbz7h for updates!
Please see website for information.
Street parking; parking lots and garage close by.
19th Street BART, Oakland and Free Uptown Shuttle on Broadway.
Jerome "Spike" Williams
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining at Picán offers an elegant yet comfortable experience featuring delicious food, wine pairing and specialty craft cocktails. We work closely with you to create a memorable occasion. The result is a magical environment for celebratory events ranging from bridal showers and wedding receptions, to anniversary, graduation and birthday celebrations to uniquely refined corporate dining and entertainment.
The Bourbon Room features a high ceiling, chandeliers, and a built-in milled wood china cabinet filled with fine bourbons, antiques and rare books from a New Orleans mid-19th Century home. The Vieux Carré is a combination of a New Orleans traditional drawing room with a splash of sophisticated chic. A focal fireplace with dark stained wood surrounding a dramatic built-in 10 foot tall wine tower anchors the space.
Please contact Leigh at email@example.com for more information.
Pican - Oakland - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Went for their final weekend having enjoyed Pican over the years. Needless to say, this was not a good way For them to go out. Acknowledging that they were working with a skeleton crew and with a limited menu what they did serve was not up to their usual standards. We started with the Shrimp and Grits and shared the Ratatouille as appetizers. They were both lukewarm and lacking in flavor. The main course of Jamabalaya was very hot and had plenty of seafood and sausage but again was lacking in flavor. The fried chicken was the most sad with just a leg and thigh along with a small tray of mac and cheese for $28. Their chicken was alway costly but this was really over the top.
The cocktails were still good and helped to dull the pain but for over $150 for just two this was not an experience I would repeat. They did mention that they were hoping to open in a smaller space but I have to admit that based on how they handled this last weekend I would sad to say, have to really think long and hard before ever returning.
Food choice and quality excellent. Service was extremely slow. The Wait staff kept engaged with us...and fortunately, we did keep our appetite in check by ordering two appetizers, but the overall slowness was a distraction. Especially on a night that didn't seem that busy.
We had a lovely lunch even with a very limited menu...the restaurant is closing in 15 days, so their inventory of offerings was extremely limited. They substituted a perfectly roasted chicken breast for salmon on the candy gem salad. We had live entertainment, a great piano player who's repertoire of old standards helped fill the void of customers, only one other Table of two was there at the same time as us. It's too bad that they couldn't stay in business.
I love Pican. I have been there a number of times for dinner. This was my first lunch there. The food was as excellent as always, as was the service. I was a bit disappointed by the limited number of selections on the lunch menu, so in the future I will probably only go back for dinner. But I WILL go back!
We love Pican for weekend bunch. The food is great, Atmosphere is great. Service is good. Some of the many yummy food items: Amazing cheese biscuits. Amazing grits, The Cesar salad with warm cheese Croutons and anchovy. The Catfish. The Corn beef and hash is made with REAL corn beef. Everything is yummy!! And they
have a live piano player. A great dining experience!!
Pican is a great restaurant with amazing food. Their brunch menu is very tasty. Our waitress recommended a carafe of pomegranate pineapple mimosas and they were delicious. Pican is a friendly and relaxing dining spot with class and authenticity. I will go back again and again.
I went to San Francisco to celebrate my birthday and I was very excited about dining at Pican. Our waitress was beautiful, kind and very accommodating unfortunately none of our selections were good. I decided to try the catfish etouffee and my friend had the ribs. Both were disgusting so we decided to go for something smaller and ordered the mac and cheese. It was disgusting as well. In all fairness, we are southern girls born and raised. I'm from Texas and she's from Louisiana we are used to "real" cajun cuisine, not cajun cuisine with a California spin on it...lol.
On a positive note, the restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere is nice and relaxing.
Pican was a beautiful restaurant with amazing, home style, fresh, and delicious food. I enjoyed the Briskets and Gravy, and I CANNOT wait to go back and have it again, and again, and again....it was beyond delicious. The biscuits were light and fluffy, the gravy was full of sausage and was perfectly flavored, the brisket was falling apart and full of flavor, the eggs were poached (my choice) and added perfection of perfection. My boyfriend had the Fried French Toast and he devoured most of it...it was so big he couldn't finish it, and that is EXTREMEMY rare for him..!! He's a plate finisher, so you know that meal was a huge portion. Our 3 other guests all enjoyed their meals, and were all stuffed at the end also. It was my boyfriend's birthday brunch, and our waitress was sweet enough to bring out a little treat for him...we all shared a bite, but it was tough to get down... only because we were so full!! I can't wait to back again. This will be my breakfast brunch meal, I hope!
Briskets & Gravy - one of the best biscuits and gravy meals I've ever had, and that meal is all I ever want for breakfast. I give their version 10 out of 5 stars! Yummmmmm.
Fried French Toast - great flavor, delicious bread used, it was dessert for breakfast!! The chocolate cremeux was yummy, fresh strawberries were a great compliment. Awesome for brunch.
You crushed it Pican, thank you!
I took my son and friend to Pican for my son's 20th birthday. We all found the food fantastic! My friend and I had shortribs - they just melt in your mouth. My son loved the fried chicken, said it was moist unlike most fried chicken.
The brussel sprouts were nothing special so I would not order those again. However the cornbread was terrific.
Wine selection not amazing - just okay.
Will go again.
My first experience was AMAZING however, it was for brunch and I realized this time that the brunch menu is reserved for Saturday and Sunday only. This time dinner was underwhelming. We had to send dishes back because they weren't hot. I feel like the food was being warmed up and not being prepared to order. The Jambalaya was not seasoned and the cornbread was inconsistent. For the price, I expected to be impressed again but, this time I just wasn't and that's a shame as I had been bragging about this place and drove over 80 miles with a friend and she ended up giving her food away. Over a hundred dollar dinner for 2 and my food is sitting in the fridge. I'm sorry, it just isn't what I remembered.
It was Mother's Day, and even though we are now empty-nesters, I wanted to do something special for my wife. Since we are from New Orleans, we thought of Pican. Mother's Day was a busy day, so we could only get a reservation at 5:15 pm, a little early, but it was worth it. We started with Fried Green Tomatoes. Both of us had never had that before. They were topped with pulled pork. They were excellent. Think of the tomatoes as a delivery vehicle for the pork. My wife had fried chicken and macaroni. The fried chicken was drizzled with honey. Need I say more? I had the risotto. It was a perfect blend of catfish, shrimp, chicken, and sausage. Each bite tasted different from the previous. I would order that again. We finished off with a chocolate brownie with ice cream. Come on, what's not to like?
Food is amazing here. But service is extremely lacking. Our reservation was 20 minutes delayed and the hostess said nothing. No apology. The server took forever to acknowledge us. One of the food runners was talking to another table as she set our meals down. No acknowledgement. We felt ignored and like we weren't valued at all.
But the food is seriously good. Service is to be desired.
Picans never disappoints!! Our family hadn't been for a while and chose it for our son's graduation celebration with family. Everyone loved the cuisine and the service was impeccable. Ayanna, our waitress, was so attentive to our large party. The great food and service are why we love it so much.
My sister & I decided to try Picans with our spouses as a double lunch date. It was our first time & we were impressed. The service was phenomenal & the food splendid. Not to mention the drinks. (Tennessee Margarita is the bomb! Must try) . We enjoyed ourselves so much! You will not be disappointed. 100 stars to this amazing restaurant & their staff
Great service from checking in at the entrance, to our waitress. There was also a gal playing jazz piano which was lovely. Nice for a date or anniversary.
The food was delicious and generous in portion, and the drink menu decent (though lots of bourbon which isn't quite my thing).
Definitely will return.
This place was AMAZING! from the moment we walked in, the host that greeted us was friendly and gave us recommendations on the menu. The two items he picked are what we got and they tasted unbelievably good!! The fried chicken is definitely the best I've ever had, super juicy and the truffle honey is a must. The jambalaya was very flavorful and the brussel sprouts were as well. Even the cocktails where great! Definitely worth the price and we are definitely coming back again!
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