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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.

2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Open daily!
Lunch
Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner
Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday until 10:30 pm

Bar Hours:
Sunday: 10:30am - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 834-1000

Website:
http://www.picanrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Occasional live piano entertainment in the Lounge. See Facebook http://tinyurl.com/23nbz7h for updates!

Catering:
Please see website for information.

Parking Details:
Street parking; parking lots and garage close by.

Public Transit:
19th Street BART, Oakland and Free Uptown Shuttle on Broadway.

Executive Chef:
Jerome "Spike" Williams

Additional:
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 events@picanrestaurant.com for more information.

Pican - Oakland - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (4250)
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Good for Groups (2463)
Hot Spot (2362)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2175)
Romantic (1928)
Great for Lunch (1195)
Great for Brunch (1154)
Notable Wine List (700)
Late-night Find (459)
Great for Outdoor Dining (271)
Kid-friendly (226)
Good for a Date (145)
Comfort Food (145)
Creative Cuisine (109)
Good for Birthdays (100)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Handcrafted Cocktails (84)
Business Meals (72)
Pre/post Theatre (71)
Worth the Drive (63)
Authentic (59)
Fun (55)
Bar Seating (54)
Live Music (52)
Cozy (49)
Scenic View (49)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Casual (43)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Happy Hour (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Tasting Menu (21)
People Watching (20)
Spicy (19)
Seasonal (16)
Disabled Access (11)
Healthy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Outstanding Value (8)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Enjoyable dining experience. Service was good. Great location.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We thought Pican was fantastic! Delicious comfort food, great ambiance and service! We'll be back!!!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Starting with the charming host, our dining experience was amazing. The cuisine was deliciously prepared. The presentation of the food was awesome. The lavender martini was fab, not too sweet. The Jambalaya Risotto was creamy and spicy and so wonderful. The piano player was so cool. Playing standards and modern tunes that were very easy to listen to yet blend into the background when conversing. Pican is my new fav for a special dining spot as its a little pricey for an everyday "go to", at least for my budget. Completely awesome!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Very disappointed with the wait to be seated, wait to be acknowledged once seated, wait to order a drink. Lots of empty seats, but seated us in thoroughfare between bar and hostess station. Food was fast but some lukewarm. Drinks were good but the expected comfort was not there. Employees were very focused on closing, even at 9 p.m., plates were whisked away with food, service was inadequate. We were there to celebrate birthdays, thought it would be warm, comfortable, hospitable but it wasn't. The vibe was hurry up and wait, eat, go.

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent service...and very attentive. Although the presentation of the food needs more work; the plate is too small for the rib-eye steak with mash potatoes and veggies.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Service very spotty. Follow up with table non existent. Waited 15 minutes for anyone to approach table and 20 minutes for drinks to arrive. Water never refilled and server never followed up with special request for clean plates with entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The hostess was friendly and polite. While our waitress was nice, her performance was not. I ordered a specific bourbon and it took her a bit to let me know that they were out. The new order I placed didn't arrive until we were done with our appetizer. Our entrees were served much too quickly. I had just gotten my drink. The food portions were minimal. We had to ask for clean silverware after they were used for the appetizer (I noticed this was not the case with the next table).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

A good restaurant in the Uptown district of Oakland. Trendy and lively. Food was great, but a bit too salty and greasy for me. The restaurant is bit pretentious and dishonest. I ordered a risotto meal with a very fancy name and price, but it turned out to be just a gumbo. We went to the restaurant 10 minutes before our reservation time and was told that the table is not yet ready and were invited to wait at the bar. We declined and stood at the door. When the time came, we were led to the dining area and we many empty tables. It was not crowded at all when we arrived.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food is very creative and tasty. The restaurant is lovely and staff is very friendly and helpful with menu selection etc. We enjoyed talking with our host, in his signature bright green sweater, a gorgeous African American young man with a beautiful warm personality & also our server Jill was extremely efficient, friendly and delightful - in spite of the restaurant being pretty crowded! Thank you both especially for a most enjoyable evening.
I grew up eating southern food, but this southern food is beautifully prepared and presented and very sophisticated - many cuts above what I ate as a child. This will become one of our regular spots for dinner and we can highly recommend it. We had Low & Slow Spicy Barbecued Pork Ribs and Warm Artichoke, Shrimp & Louisiana Blue Crab Dip for appetizers. Then Southern Fried Chicken, ‘Gator Gumbo, Hickory Bacon Brussels Sprouts, a plate of greens, and lastly Classic Mac ‘n Cheese. Just writing/thinking about these dishes makes me crave them. We may perhaps have to go back tonight! I read online about the owner , Michael LeBlanc, who is a pretty amazing, successful and creative entrepreneur. Great job with your decor, staff & food!

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with friends and family. Attentive and timely service, good drinks, excellent food with very large portions. We all took half home for another meal. Delightful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Amazing ambiance to entertain clients from out of town. They raved about the food and service. A true home run.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

First time there...definitely not my last! Wonderful overall experience !

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We had great service! The food was also really good. Would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great friends made for great company, the food was good, nothing special though, service was terrible, dirty silverware, lipstick residue on bar glasses, no one can back to offer more drinks or to see how we were doing, won't be back, too many other choices in the area, sorry!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Truly a beautiful fine in downtown Oakland. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone for a nice sitdown dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Nice interior, excellent food, wait staff friendly and prompt. Only issue was seating hostess, who became surly when I asked not to be seated in a cramped corner next to where waitstaff brought food and plates back and forth. Nevertheless, I would return there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Very friendly service. Excellent food. First time visit. Planning on returning

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Good food; OK service; limited menu, no specials. Menu needs more variety.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Never disappoints! Enjoyed the live pianist during the lunch hour, that was a nice surprise!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Food was and is always incredible, and the servers are always nice and friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Excellent food. Sunday brunch, so server was a bit overwhelmed. Good cocktails, and really good fried chicken benedict. Very good beignets to finish. Very good value for what we received in food quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We arrived on time for a 7 pm reservation and were seated at once. The next time we spoke to a Pican employee was 7:30 when our waiter took a drink order. It was 7:45 when the drinks arrived, and after 8:45 when our entree arrived. The first course had come 20 minutes earlier. Twice after it was cleared someone came out from the kitchen to tell us that our appetizers were almost ready to come out, although we had already eaten them. The food was good, but the interminable delays made the experience unpleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The dining experience is utterly superb! The Southern cuisine is especially wonderful. I would highly recommend the Southern Fried Chicken that is served with Macaroni and cheese. The salmon specials are also tasty. More importantly, though, the service has always been great. I have had the pleasure on several occasions of speaking with the owner, who is a joy. The waiters and waitresses are always attentive and responsive to my needs. I would highly recommend Pican. It is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great fried chicken. Service usually spot on. However, 3-17-17, only one server and service not up to par. Server brought us our bill even though we had not yet ordered dessert. I had noted "birthday" on the open table reservation; yet, no special service was provided by pican. I will still eat here, but this visit on 3-17-17 was disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Service, ambiance and food were excellent, as always. I tend to use this as my special occasion restaurant, but it also is an excellent place for a business lunch when you want more than grab and go pit stop.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We came in for cocktails before our Dinner Reservation and bartender was good. Kelly our server was great. The food was great. I have recommended and will continue to tell people about Pican. I am craving some friend chicken now.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We were a party of 6. Eddy was our server. He was fantastic! Everyone loved their meal. The appetizers were delicious! Best fried chicken around!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Always love this place for Sunday morning

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Wonderful meal! I highly recommend the fried chicken, it was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Disappointed went here for an intimate bday dinner comment was left in the reservation nothing was said, chicken stew was very blah sent it back and ordered fried chicken which was better. Fried bread pudding was good and Mac n cheese. Overall disappointed will not return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great evening. Food was excellent. Service weak point.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Wonderful southern comfort food. Get the truffle-honey for the chicken!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

excellent food and environment. fully recommend for any meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This place is a great hidden gem in Oakland. We were a party of 6 but our reservation was for 5, no problem, they easily accommodated us without any hassle. The food and atmosphere were both outstanding. I will definitely go back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food is delicious...the fried chicken is sloop moist oh and make sure you get the truffle honey

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I had the lavender lemon drop and pancakes with bourbon syrup, both were very tasty! Unfortunately, the service was agonizingly slow. Our waitress took our order and brought us the check. Other than that, the hostess brought us our food and no one ever checked up on us. We had empty drink glasses for over 40 minutes which is unfortunately because we would have ordered more cocktails. For the amount you pay for a plate at Pican, it would have been nice to have more attention that what we were given.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and a tasty meal, I would come back.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Service was so so. The waitress had to be halted for us to make requests. Otherwise she would ask "how's everything" and then literally walk away as we answered. I don't need to have my butt kissed but I do expect a degree engagement.

Maybe they where unusually busy. This was a Wednesday night at 7:15.

The sea bass was good. The veggies it was on where an odd mix, didn't pair so well. This of course is just my opinion.

Not sure if I'll go back. Too bad. Heard great things.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

This review is from my 78 year old father (excuse the all-caps). We sent my parents there for his birthday. PICAN WAS STRANGE! ONE WAITRESS TRYING TO SERVE AT LEAST 15 TABLES. TOOK FOREVER TO GET TO US FOR OUR INITIAL DRINK ORDER, THEN DRINKS ARRIVED AFTER THE APPETIZER, THEN MAIN COURSE ARRIVED BEFORE WE FINISHED APPETIZER, ORDERED GLASS OF WINE THAT NEVER CAME! CRAZY, HOWEVER FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND $50 CREDIT WORKED PERFECT. WOULD GO BACK IF SERVICE AND PACE BETTER!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Came here on Fat Tuesday to celebrate our anniversary. It was a mistake. I've read some bad reviews, but thought I give it a shot myself.

My reservation was at 8PM. There were 7 other parties dining at regular tables; some others at the bar. Clearly not packed.

Even after being asked if we were here to celebrate any particular reason (also indicated on the reservation), there was no consideration of improved service. Our order was delivered in the most random order. A bottle of wine finally delivered in the middle of appetizer?

Our food was NOT impressive at all. We had the fried green tomatoes. It was topped with pulled pork slathered in BBQ sauce that was overwhelmingly sweet that nothing else could be enjoyed. It literally tasted like generic BBQ sauce from the bottle. The shrimp and grits was doused in a sweet vinegar that took away from the grits and shrimp's flavors. Brussel Sprouts burnt to char and overcooked. To only one credit to the waiter, she even saw how bad it was and even comped it from our meal. The chicken pot pie was the only order that came to us that was decent. We had to ask for serving spoons with most dishes as they were not delivered. Share plates weren't given until one server realized we were using our bread plates.

Usually dining at restaurants takes well over an hour to two, especially on a special occasion. We were in and out in 40 minutes because we were not going to waste anymore time in the restaurant. Dessert? SKIPPED.

I would not recommend this overpriced and overrated restaurant.

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