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About Plum Bar + Restaurant

PB+R does modern takes on classic, American food and drink. We make everything we can in our own kitchen — from the components in our handcrafted cocktails to the condiments, buns, and everything in between for our our award-winning PB burger. As with all the restaurants in the DPG family, we cook with only the best seasonal ingredients straight from our friends who grow them.

2216 Broadway Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 3:30pm - midnight
Friday 3:30pm - 2am
Saturday 5pm - 2am

Kitchen open 4pm to 11

HAPPY HOUR! Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cross Street:
West Grand Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 444-7586

Website:
http://www.plumbaroakland.com/

Entertainment:
Walking distance to the Fox and the Paramount Theaters! Come before or after the show!

Public Transit:
The free downtown bus shuttle stops right in front. We are a short walk from the 22nd Street Bart stop.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call to inquire.

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Plum Bar + Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
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Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Their food is SO good. Creative without being at all pretentious. It can get a bit noisy, but worth it for the wonderful eats.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I really want to like this place -I’m a huge oakland supporter (since I live and work here), the space is great, interesting crowd. But we had to wait a really long time to get anything to eat or drink. We waited at least 1/2 hour for a glass of wine and about an hour for dinner. And it was not that crowded. Food was ok to above average. I would go back again to sit at the bar and have a drink.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were with a party of 4. Reservations were 5:45pm. We arrived late 6:00 pm. Three meals served a bit late. Last meal served at 7:30pm

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really interesting drink menu and the food was nice too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had the Caprese cocktail and almost died and went to heaven! We are cocktail connoisseurs and this by far is top 5. Plum is a GEM and our favorite place to grab phenomenal drinks and snacks! Music is great, decor is warm and inviting, candle light everywhere. Love it here!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

the food was awful (hard, cold fries, oily grilled cheese, too much cheese omg! soggy broccoli in a hot, flavorless sauce) - but a glass of bubbles, low lighting, good music, sweet. just don't eat the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It took 20 minutes to get drinks after we ordered (and enquired several times) while the place was practically empty at 6pm on Saturday night. second round of drinks took just as long as the place was filling up and there were extra bartenders. luckily we were not in a hurry - otherwise would have walked out. no excuse - really bad bar service. drinks were small and expensive on top of bad service. menu very limited food was ok, server was sweet but inefficient (perhaps not her fault). will never return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My mother and I had dinner here before heading to the Oakland Ballet show. The service was fast. She loved the salad with chicken and I really enjoyed my pre-show cocktail. This place is now my go to for pre-show dining. The food is great and the ambiance helps set the tone for a lovely evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We ordered at 6:30. By 7 PM we were asking someone who was not our waitress to please fetch our waitress. She arrived, said "I'll put a rush on your order." A rush? That seemed absurd after a half-hour, but great, thanks. She said "I feel your pain right now." Literally, she said that. She brought us some olives. 7:25 food arrived and we shoveled it in in order to get to our show. No conversation with my friend at that point, pure shoveling. Not how I like to enjoy a dinner out. Wedge salad was fine, far as I could tell in such a hurry, friend told me his grilled cheese sandwich was soggy. On our way out waitress said "Be well."

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

Terrific drinks, great food, attentive service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Husband’s 70th birthday before seeing Chris Rock at Paramount. Drinks were the best! Food was very good! Could have stayed there all night! We will return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had dinner here before a show at the Paramount. The menu is simple bar food and everything was good. The service was slow, so I'd leave plenty of time if you're seeing a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The drinks are wonderful, and they have lots of varieties of cocktails, all of which have been great. The food, on the other hand, has been hit or miss. The tofu bowl didn't have much flavor and the sauce tasted more like mayonnaise than coconut. I had the wedge salad which was quite good. My friend had the fRied chicken wings, which were crispy and delicious but the spicy broccoli wasn't very good. It was spicy but not very flavorful. Compared with other restaurants in the area, I don't think the food is as good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Despite a 5:30 reservation and the fact that we got our table when the restaurant was almost empty, the staff soon got slammed. I got my food before my date, there was an error in the order, and we had to flag people to order a second drink and to eventually get our check. Wasn't very smooth...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Decent place to catch a bite before performance at either Fox or Paramount. Close. A little noisy if you are trying to actually talk.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Thanks for the reserved seat, delicious Pino Noir & chicken salad. I'll be back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Came here after not finding any places serving Vegan options around Jack London Square. So happy to find this little gem. Had the Spicy Tofu bowl and it was out of this world. The ambiance was stellar. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Some of the best service I've ever had!! Food and drinks were delicious too. I can't believe it took me this long to come here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great vibe, aesthetic, tasty food, creative (and delicious) cocktails and wonderful service. A fun Friday night date spot that we will return to!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great little spot for after work drinks and appetizers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our bartender was great. She was very attentive but not over bearing and wasfriendly. She poured nice drinks and had good suggestions for the menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I ordered the happy meal and was pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality of whiskey served with the meal. I don't normally drink whiskey so I really did appreciate the attention paid to serving quality beverage with the best burger in town.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Seems like they've given up. Dusty and empty shelves along the bar are off-putting. Chips and 'dips' was a mess of all three dips thrown into a bowl. Great tunes playing but they didn't fit the dinner atmosphere. Looks like no one is in charge.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I've been here a number of times over the years, and the cocktails are still great but the food menu is not as good as it was. The Happy Meal (burger, fries, whisky, beer) is a great deal, but WHY in the name of all that is holy would you put "quinoa falafel" on nachos?!? Sacrilege. I can't even...

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was great. Burgers could be a bit bigger for price. But, it was simple yet great burger.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We've been looking forward to Plum bar for quite some time and were not disappointed.
The deviled eggs are very good.
I just do not get the hype that every single food item needs to be enhance with zest....

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Small venue, small food menu, good drink menu. Cold and noisy. Service was slow for a small place. Kinda disappointed overall.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

It's a beautiful spot, small, chill, and has great food. It's also great value for what you get.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We came with friends before Speakers Series. Food is good, but so few options. Seating is difficult. We have only ever been seated by the front door, where a cold burst of air comes in whenever the door is opened. Seating is hard wood chairs, no cushions available. Always crowded and high noise level. Am I just getting too old for this type of setting?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great service, but too too loud (had to really shout across the table) and lots of fried food available. Would love a healthier choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

great location if you are going to "the sound room". small but very good menu. I would go again just for drinks on the great long bar and the brussel sprouts. service was quick.

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

This used to be such a great place! You cut the bar in half and destroyed the menu. It went from being one of my favorite eats in Oakland to being highly average vergi on mediocre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The chicken po boy was amazing. We are all still talking about it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Good. Service was fine. Manhattan was good.
But... for what it is, and where it is, I think the prices are too high. A couple of dollars lower on all the entree type food and we would be almost regular customers.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 25, 2017

A total miss this time has been a favorite but Saturday night was just all wrong. No welcome, slow bar, no wait staff and food was only so so. Wish I could say all the thinks I used to feel but the plum bar may slipping.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Very good food but mediocre service. I only dined here because of its proximity to the Paramount Theater which was ultra convenient. This place has a lovely and welcoming ambiance which puts you in a good mood right away. The service, however, was just OK starting ominously when I couldn't find anyone at the front desk and found two of the staff people chatting with their friends at the bar. I had to ask if anyone was going to wait on me. There was also a hint of irritation expressed by our server if you can't interpret the menu. For example, there's an entree called the "Happy Meal" comprised of your choice of a burger, fries and the name of a beer/bourbon that wasn't familiar to me. As someone who never frequents McDonalds and thus unfamiliar with what a happy meal is, I was told this was a riff off their happy meal: burger, fries and a soda except that the soda is a beer and a bourbon chaser -- for $26. Cute gimmick but here's a hint - just order the chicken po' boy sandwich and you'll save $8 if you don't want the beer/bourbon.

This is a fairly small dining room and service should not be an issue but it appeared that they may have been understaffed. Timing was off in terms of getting our drinks to us (we watched the one bartender hustling and he could have used a bar back), the waitress seemed unable to anticipate needs (clearing a bread plate and fork before bringing a replacement dish and utensils to use while sharing a wonderful cobb salad). All in all, the food is great but I expected a refund for having had to get my own napkin, plate and fork while our server was missing in action.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

recommend yes for the bar and the cocktails, maybe not for the food

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Went here for a date. Managed to get a table up front by the window. The cocktails and food were good. We shared a couple of the small plates. Definitely recommend the brussel sprouts. There was only one server running the floor while we were there, but he did an excellent job getting to all his tables. The noise level was slightly on the high side, but was still able to socialize with my date.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our reservation meant nothing. We stood at the front, just inside the doors, for 10 minutes, unacknowledged by any staff. Once we let someone know about our reservations, they disappeared for another 10 minutes before we were seated. Once seated, we waited another 15 minutes before anyone came to offer water or ask for a drink order. When the drinks finally came, they were wrong, it was for a table that sat after us. Once our food came out of the kitchen, it was served to the table behind us, brought back to the kitchen, then back to our table. The staff (not our server) dropped the food off, did not specify which burger was which, immediately took off his apron, threw a jacket on and went outside. We were not asked if we needed anything (we would have appreciated a little ketchup or aioli) and after ANOTHER 10 minutes of no one checking on us, we had to leave our seats to ask someone, anyone, if we could get a little bit of ketchup. It was not busy. I've been in food service since I could work and understand that certain circumstances come up and it can be hard to juggle a lot of tables/tasks, but I couldn't find any reasons that could justify the experience we had that night. The only upside was the stiff drinks.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We enjoyed Plum bar but thought the drinks were way overpriced and the noise level way too loud. However, we will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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