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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

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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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2011

Upscale southern food at it's best - good shrimp and grits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2011

Wasn't overly impressed with the beignets or the fried chicken but did like the mac and cheese, catfish and shrimp and grits. Additionally, they had a nice selection of wine despite they fact that they were out of the Cloudy Bay Saugvignon Blanc I was craving.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2011

Four of us thought the food was excellent. Two had the shortribs, one the duck and the other the ribs...all great! We have not dined at this restaurant for a while but we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 20, 2011

i really enjoyed Pican's and the food was very good. I would go there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 20, 2011

Really interesting and tasty food choices

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2011

The pork belly was amazing! The warm cornbread was also great, and the pork chop was great. The fried chicken was a little standard for such a fancy venue, but the overall experience was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2011

Nice place to have an elegant meal well-served. We had a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2011

This is the second time I have been here. Food was GREAT, and the service was EXCELLENT!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2011

Refined, creative Southern Food in elegant surroundings. Not stuffy but not excessively noisy...one can actually talk.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2011

There for lunch

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2011

Pican understands customer service from the hostess to the servers and the owners. Very charming friendly people. The owner is always visable and engaging customers in conversation. The food is wonderful.The ribs,fried chicken, mac n cheese, fried green tomotoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and greens are fabulous! Everything we have tried in the 2 visits we have been there has been great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

It's a good restaurant in a nice location. Ambiance is wonderful. Menu is a bit prices for southern cooking but it's seasoned well. Small variety of stuff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Wow...speechless! There really wasn't one thing better then the other. It was 5 star quality all the way around. My GF and I went there for VDay and had reservations. Lady at the front said it was going to be a 5 min wait. It was more like 2 mins. Menu selection is wonderful. I wanted to get 1 of everything. Waitress was better then 5 stars. Food came out at the perfect time. The price of the food is worth every penny! Believe me, I'm not the richest person in the world.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Everything was spectacular! The service was warm, friendly, and efficient. Being Valentine's Day, they even gave the ladies each a long stem rose as they seated them at their tables. Wonderful touch! Our food was delicious, and the drinks were, as well. Wanted to try dessert, but we were so full from the wonderful meal, that we decided to not have dessert, and have that be our excuse to return very soon, to try the dessert and bourbon menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

We went here for Valentine's Day and it was PERFECT! My wife and I are bourbon fans so we appreciated the clever and tasty bourbon cocktail menu. Dinner was hushpuppies, goat cheese beignets (best part of the meal), a 20 OZ steak for two with grilled potatoes and a pecan tart. Everything was amazing. Plus, the restaurant is very close to BART, so we will be going there again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

We had another great meal at Pican - you simply can't beat the fried chicken. The only disappointing aspect of the meal was the coffee one of us ordered at the table - $3.50 for a terrible cup of coffee - the espresso was much better.

No reason not to have a great coffee to offer folks at the end. Seems so easy.

We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

A great Valentine's evening experience. They treated us exceptionally well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2011

My wife and I are vegetarian and read a review that says it caters to vegetarians too. Apparently, that doesn't go for the lunch menu. We were left with salad and one veggie option that I thought was decent, but my wife wasn't so hot on. The maitre d gave us a dinner menu to look over for the future and it looks like that would be the best option for vegetarians. Overall, ambiance and service were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Great service - wonderful food - very nice setting for a couple to have a romantic dinner together. It is the third time we have been to Picans' and it is one of our favorite places.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Very tasty southern food. Not too salty.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Great food in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Pican is considered to be more of an upscale southern style cuisine restaurant. Don't get it mixed up with "authentic" style "soul food". That said, the food is STILL very good. It's pricey so they probably won't see me again until the next special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2011

This was our second trip to the restaurant and it was better than the first. Beautiful restaurant, great food and excellent service. The pork ribs were the absolute best I've ever had.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2011

I have been many times and the food and service are always outstanding. wait staff is fun and helpful. the food has a southern flare, is unique and different. the appetizers are particularly incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2011

Fantastic food. The first time I ate here was with a friend. We arrived early and Gabriel a server who was simply there to pick up his check was the only one in the restaraunt sitting on a bar stool. He was in a tank-top, dredlocks and a backpack. It was 5PM and we were on time for our reservation. All restaurant personel were in the "back" for a meeting. Gabriel walked with a smile and ushered us to the bar area. Assured us that someone would be out shortly and began to school us on the culinary journey that I will never forget.

Go to this place! At least twice! Ask for Gabriel! Enjoy the Bourbon and the shortribs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2011

Food was great, service was excellent and they made a speacial occasiona very special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2011

The dinner and drinks was great! The service was a bit slow for our taste. The dessert is CLEARLY not their speciality.....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2011

We visited Pican prior to an event at the Paramount Theatre, we gave ourselves plenty of time to enjoy a delicious mix of drinks, appetizers, and dinner before. The staff a Pican accomodated out seating requests and tended to us through the early evening. Everything from the Bourbon samplers to the end of the meal was exceptional. Variations on many traditional Sourthern Style dishes, chicken, ribs, hush puppies with special twists to bring them to you in a new perspective. Comfort food with a refined edge. Yum!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2011

My boyfriend took me here for my 30th birthday and I had a blast! The waitstaff was super nice, very accommodating - definitely fine dining service. I was so stuffed that unfortunately couldn't order dessert, but our waiter still came over and brought me a little candle. Very sweet. The entire vibe at Pican is fantastic, everyone is happy, having a good time, not pretentious and not obnoxious. It was packed in there and yet felt very private at our table - definitely a plus. LOVE this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2011

Our server was very friendly and warm and knew a great deal about the menu. He was attentive. The owner stopped by our table and chatted with us- very charming. Loved the food. Everything we had we loved. Great wine and drink list also,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2011

LOVED this place...from the first pre-dinner cocktail (Louisiana Rebel) to the dessert (Key Lime Pie), a wonderful experience! Southern tradition with a creative twist! We went for birthday celebration, which I noted in Open Table. Without any further mention, and to my surprise, the server presented the birthday person with a candle in her dessert plus a birthday serenade (but not too loud, thank you!). In addition to the fabulous food, I also appreciated the small touches - floating orchids in the ladies room, piano blues drifting from the lounge. Not quiet - at least where we sat near the kitchen - but we could still converse with ease. Not cheap, so save your pennies for a special occasion, because it's worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2011

One of the best dining experiences I've had. We all kept ordering until we could eat no more. I already recommended Pican to numerous friends and business associates. I suggested they develop some rooms so you can crash there and wake up to have breakfast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2011

Friendly staff, attentive but not too attentive service, and the food was fabulous. I enjoyed their California spin on Southern food and Louisiana classics. I'm from Tennessee, but California is my home. So I appreciated the fact that the catfish was not fried and not cooked to death. I felt like the menu was a nice hybrid of my two worlds. And a big thumbs up for carrying Abita beer! Hooray, I haven't had a Turbo Dog in years!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2011

Excellent southern comfort food. The service was REMARKABLE- friendly, excellent suggestions on the meal and wine, but not smothering.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2011

the food and service were fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2011

For Southern style food with a casual atmosphere, this place is a must.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2011

REPEAT VISIT FOR ME..MIS-STEPS..COLE SLAW WITH NO FLAVOR..WAITER SCARCE..CATFISH PO BOY GREAT. WOULD GO BACK.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2011

Food was very good. First time I had been there for dinner and the scene was very fun. The owner come around to greet everyone in the restaurant. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2011

We went for brunch at which the prices are much more reasonable than at dinner. The catfish was wonderful! Interesting cocktail menu with different and interesting selections. Had the pecan tart - to die for (all of the desserts sounded good). The one negative was that there seemed to be only two waitpeople on a really busy Sunday morning (so busy that the hostess was turning away people without reservations). Consequently, our waitperson didn't get around to our table to even greet us for quite a while and when I mentioned (more that once) that we were heading off to a play in SF, things still went pretty slowly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2011

went for sunday brunch and all was fabulous. great flavors---get is all!!!

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