Spirits & Tales
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The mushroom ravioli was very good, as was the green tea cocktail.
Excellent ambience, drinks, and food! Would certainly return with a date.
Our waitress did not prioritize us at all. We were seated in a location that she continually passed us, yet we were seemingly not worried about. We have eaten dinner here last year and the food was great. But since we felt slighted, we chose to get an appetizer and go to a different restaurant for dinner. I don’t believe in criticizing wait staff, leaving bad tips, etc., but this experience was very disheartening. I will return for drinks (which are an ok value but taste AMAZING!), but I don’t think I will be eating here any time soon. This makes me sad to just type this.
Just because it’s in a hotel, don’t let that deter you from coming here. Amazing food, drinks, and service! Plus- the view enhances the experience!
Such a good experience. Delicious food (I had only been for dinner, never breakfast), excellent service, great environment and view. I’ll be back!
Great food, beautiful views of a part of town that isn’t often seen
Dear Dlauda82, We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and views. It was our pleasure serving you and please come visit us again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Very nice bistro-style menu. Everything was delicious. Nice cocktails and wine selection. Very friendly but not the most attentive waitstaff.
Dear GeoWitt, I'm delighted that you enjoyed our menu and spirit selections; thank you for your compliments. I sincerely regret any lapses in service that you experienced. We value all your feedback, including areas for improvement, as it allows us to serve our guests better. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Our first time back at Spirits and Tales since the start of the pandemic. Really awesome service. We arrived early., (before properly open) and yet were seated immediately at our favorite table for the view. The food was gorgeous in every way and the frites were amazing. Our server made sure we wanted for nothing and we had such a lovely and memorable time. Definitely going back!
Dear sphamjt, We are thrilled you experienced 5-star service. It was our pleasure serving you and we thank you for your kind remarks. We look forward to your return. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Good was very average. In my fish they used canned tomatoes and forgot to season. Would not recommend this restaurant.
Dear Anonymous, Our goal is to exceed our diners’ expectations, so I’m sorry that your meal was just okay. We appreciate your attention to reviewing your experience and we hope to have the opportunity to impress upon your return. Sincerely, S&T Restaurant Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing us and please visit again soon! Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Awesome brunch spot!!!!
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your kind review and please visit us again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Good food, nice view, service was great! Valet was friendly and professional. Very comfortable with a beautiful bar area.
Dear KinaF, It is wonderful to know that your visit was pleasant. We love hearing that you appreciated our good food, views, and service. Your feedback is helpful, and I thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to being your restaurant of choice when in the area. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
We had the most wonderful birthday Brunch. Their bloodies were hearty and had great flavor.
Dear Anonymous, I'm so glad that our brunch and bloodys added to the enjoyment of your birthday! Thank you for choosing us for this special occasion and for your kind review. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
The chicken was really fantastic! I went here when this place opened and the food was much better this second time. They made big improvements. This is a great option if you’re an adult who lives in Oakland and you want to have a nice meal not surrounded by college students.
Dear cali, We take pride in providing the best dining experience, so your compliments are appreciated. I’m delighted to learn your meal was pleasant and look forward to sharing your feedback with the entire team. Thank you for sharing your kind remarks. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at spirits and tales, the cocktails were fabulous as well as our meals. We will definitely be back!
Dear PatriciaW, Thank you for choosing us for this special occasion. It was our pleasure serving you. We appreciate your patronage and your kind remarks. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Ambiance is nice. Portions were a bit skimpy at breakfast. Big change since our last visit. Dinner portions much better. Still a great option when staying at The Oaklander.
Dear deanteam, Thank you for choosing us. We value all your feedback and hope to serve you again. Best, S&T Restaraunt Management
My first time eating indoors post vaccination; loved the open air feeling of the restaurant. The food was fantastic; portions were perfect.
Anniversary it was amazing
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing us for this special occasion. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Outstanding food and service! Thanks to Jen for always taking care of us
Dear ChristinM, Thank you for your patronage. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your meal and I will be sure to share your kind remarks with Jen. Please visit again soon. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Better service than the night before. The brûlée grapefruit was amazing.
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your time in sharing your kind review and please visit us again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Good food, great waitress. Quiet little restaurant. Overall had a good time and we will be back!
Dear ArielleS, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food & service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return! Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Despite our waitress juggling multiple tables due to someone calling off sick, we still had a great breakfast. Although pricier than most places for a breakfast, we felt we got a great view and value for food and service
Dear Carlos, We appreciate you joining us for breakfast and are happy to know you had a nice experience. Please find a reason to visit us again. Thank you for your patronage Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Food was excellent. Attentive service and comfortable atmosphere. Nice range of healthy options.
Dear Jennifer, I'm glad that our excellent food, service, & atmosphere made for a nice experience. It was our pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Great service. The roasted chicken is absolutely amazing. Almond cake was out of this world. Great views.
Fantastic food, service, value and view.
Great atmosphere! Awesome view of the city. Food was over priced for tiny portions. Service was friendly but too way to long.
Dear jat20, Thank you for dining with us. Your comments, which highlight our successes and areas for improvement, are welcomed as they foster change for the better. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Terrific cocktails. Tasty and original menu options for a hotel restaurant.
Food was amazing and service was great!
Excellent food, beautiful views. Can’t wait to return!
Had to go outside the menu and use their available food item to get things we would enjoy eating
The restaurant had to close due to a malfunctioning sprinkler earlier in the day. We had a reservation thru Open Table and no one notified us of the closure until we got there. Very disappointing as I’ve been wanting to try this place since it opened. Staff at restaurant and hotel were very friendly and helpful but someone dropped the ball.
Great location, lovely views! We visit our son at Pitt and always stay here. Food is excellent, but portions could be larger. Wonderful staff.
Great view overlooking Oakland and a beautifully designed restaurant space. Our drinks and starters starters were excellent but my dinner- branzino- was supposed to be served in a Mediterranean ratatouille along with apricots and dates which I would have loved. There were no apricots or dates( our server said they were “ground” which is why I couldn’t see them) and the dish was served with a curry sauce. I actually thought I may have received another fish dish on the menu which was featured with curry - but I was told the “Mediterranean ratatouille” had that flavor ( it doesn’t as per my research over the web). We were offered nothing off of our bill nor complimentary desserts which we had ordered. Rule of thumb- when diners leave a restaurant happy they’ll return. That’s not going to happen. I don’t like curry.
Great spot at the top of the Oaklander Hotel. Outstanding views of Oakland and first class ambiance. Cocktails and food were great.
Favorite burger in the city!
We had Brunch at Spirits and Tales. The food was very good, generous portions. Service a tad slow, and we needed to remind the staff to get us a few things. However, it was an excellent dining experience. We would go swisher going back when we in Pittsburgh again.... next time to try the dinner menus which also looks wonderful!
We LOVED our experience here! Everyone is friendly and a good vibe!
Food was outstanding. Really thought out menu! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Excellent service and food. Their avocado toast is delicious!!
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your compliments! It was our pleasure serving you; please visit us again. Best, S&T Restaurant Management
Our waitress was fantastic and the food was good! The view is lovely!
Dear EmilyJ, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased to learn that your meal was enjoyable. We appreciate your compliments and humbly request a return visit. Best, Spirit & Tales Management
My husband and I had reservations for a Valentine's day dinner. Upon arrival, we did have to wait a bit past our reservation for seating as they were very busy. We were staying in the hotel so we just went down to our room for about 15 minutes. The staff were very kind and thankful for our understanding and we felt very appreciated which overshadowed the wait time.
We were seated in a very romantic and private lounge area. We did wait a bit for service once seated, but they were quite busy. The drinks were delicious and the food overall was great. Our burgers were a bit underdone, and I'm sure the staff would have remedied this if needed but we didn't want to be a hassle. Overall, would recommend especially if staying in the hotel. We also ordered breakfast the next morning which was also delicious but felt like it may have been a bit overpriced for the amount of food with each dish. Still a great dining experience and atmosphere!
Dear EricaM, It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We thank you for your compliments. Each member of our team strives daily to provide positive dining experiences. Your comments, which highlight our successes and areas for improvement, are welcomed as they foster change for the better. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Best, Spirit & Tales Management
Spirits & Tales is rated 4.5 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.