The Park Street Tavern

4.6
142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
The Park Street Tavern features Modern Central Mediterranean cuisine.
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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is old school and comfortable and low noise. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding: we had the pepper steak cooked to perfection and the orzo and salmon which was absolutely delicious. All desserts are homemade. The wine list is excellent and my Moscow Mule was refreshing.

We’ll be back.

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S
San Francisco
232 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex is a cool bartender and this joint is right out of the ‘70’s including the music. Love their shrimp wrapped in bacon and the fried calamari. Clientele is on the geezer side but if you got one foot in the grave, you will live the Tavern!

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AC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is consistently good and the service is always friendly and sincere.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable, excellent food. My only surprise is that this restaurant wasn't overflowing with patrons. Definitely worth the visit, if you're in Oakland or Alameda.

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S
San Francisco
232 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar tended by Alex. This joint is not the old Gold Coast but still has a lot of Greek roots and influence, very old-school because the music banging 70’s which is my favorite! Antonio is the manager and he runs a tight ship. The bacon-wrapped shrimp was definitively a home-run. Loved their fried calamari which included crisp onions. Will be back, this is a very friendly place but the food served is seriously good and reasonable.

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A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was soooooo good! The service was excellent. They do need to work on their wine list though. Their CA wine selection was disappointing. I just wish it was in a different location. Still, we will definitely be going there again.

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KG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The location is the site of the former Gold Coast Grill. The interior layout is very similar but has undergone a modest facelift. The menu offers both Greek and Italian dishes and found the wait staff very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our evening. Nice off street parking.

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GC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a great place! Truly a hidden gem in Alameda. Great food. Excellent service.

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CR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Park Street Tavern to celebrate my son's college graduation. What a great spot. Both the food and service were excellent. Everything was delicious, but we especially enjoyed the scallops and hanger steak. (Yum!) We loved the food so much we had 5 desserts for 6 people (ridiculous - normally we would get 3 max). The cheesecake is a MUST! My son kept saying how full he was but he couldn't stop eating the food was so delicious. Also they asked if we were celebrating something and I told our waiter that we were celebrating my son's graduation, but he really doesn't like attention, so please no singing. He came out with cap & gown / congrats confetti and threw it on the table very subtly. My son really liked that - being acknowledged, but without all the hoopla. If you're looking for a special place to celebrate in the Oakland area, I highly recommend The Park Street Tavern.

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TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited two Friends to celebrate their Birthdays - also my Daughter. We loved the food (I always do!) and the service is exceptional and the ambiance is lovely & relaxing.

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem of a restaurant! Beautiful intimate setting, but also has larger rooms for private parties!

Service was just outstanding! Menu was fabulous---Mediterranean/Greek cuisine presented in elegant setting! Just wonderful dining experience!

You need to eat here!

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Nasser and Antonio are a pleasure to watch. Chris is back cooking wonderful dishes. Alex runs the bar like the ol'Days - great!
I really appreciate the white tablecloths.

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A
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandson wasn’t happy with his steak and the waitperson exchanged it with out any questions. She handled our 7 person table skillfully. The food was excellent, particularly the catch of the day.

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H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, service was great, table was ready and waiting based on our reservation. Of the six of us, five were very pleased with their meals. I was the exception. I had the eggplant parmesan, and found it to be too thick and somewhat tough. However the marinara sauce was great.
Also, we were surprised, on receiving the bill, that there was a 20% gratuity added. Possibly it is part of their business model for reservations of 6 or more. However we did not get prior notification, either from OpenTable, or within their menu.
I would be willing to return and try other menu items.

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JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Three of us had a lovely dinner--one of the long catch-up dinners--starting with champagne, appetizers...then dinner which was delicious and dessert that was incredible Tiramisu! We'll be going back again soon!!

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HT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service, knowledgeable and friendly staff all make the tavern (aka) brass rail/Gold Coast a very nice experience

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Street Tavern is the very best dining experience in the entire area. We love it, from the food through the service. The entire staff is wonderful and we get attention that is first class. While we would love for the Park Street Tavern to remain a secret, it is important that the word gets out that this is top San Francisco Dining in Alameda!!!!!

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went here for my birthday. It's a cool little spot. Very nice wait staff. Glad I went.

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m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had never been to The Park Street Tavern and found it in a google search. We liked it. The service was friendly and timely, the food quite good, and the ambiance is lovely. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

MY friend and I enjoyed the food and the service . The ambience was extremely pleasant. I would return there for another meal.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, waiters very friendly, and a great time was had by all!

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the salmon entree, w/mash & veg. The side of mash & veg were extremely small. I was hungry again with 2 hours of leaving. It tasted great (fresh & nicely seasoned), it just wasn’t enough. I had a glass (well, two :-)) of Moscato with my meal. No dessert. My friend ordered the beet salad and added chicken (for a gluten-free meal) and she had the Rockwall (red wine). Her meal looked HUGE compared to mine. I will likely return, but may order something more hearty to last longer than 2 hours (maybe the lamb shank).

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AD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just average
Old school menu
Good friendly service

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A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Alameda.
Used to be the Gold Coast Grill, which was equally as good. The new owners have kept all that was good about their predecessor.
The clams have always been consistently fresh and sweet. My fav.
I have a couple of tests for a restaurant: do they make a good Caesar salad, and do they make a proper French Onion Soup (if it's on the menu). Check on the Caesar--simple, not too much dressing--so many places think they have to "glorify" a Caesar. I say, just do it right. No on the FOS--I wish they had it on their menu b/c I bet it would be excellent.
Also wish they had a couple of desserts incorporating fresh fruit on the menu. They have fruit as garnish, which are well chosen. Maybe a fresh homemade ricotta with a fruit compote?
And of course, the best service--these people know what they're doing.

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K
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything is above par here. Our third visit. All good.

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was outstanding and meals delicious.

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KO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty food, friendly and personable servers, and a warm ambiance! Would definitely recommend Park Street Tavern for a date night or special meal with friends and family.

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RO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, pretty good. We weren't to happy with the bar drinks (hot buttered rum lacked rum) but the food was good - although just a bit salty.

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J
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all had a great time

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DD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Belated birthday celebration

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JI
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at the Park Street Tavern is terrific. They have a wide variety of offerings that will satisfy a diverse group of appetites.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of four. Cocktails were beautiful and tasty. Steak, fish, veal were superb. Greek salad was enough for two. Clam chowder had a velvety base. We will definitely be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed going to the Tavern. I have not been there since it was the Gold Coast Grill. The Tavern has done a wonderful job with the ambiance and the food. I definitely will go back there.

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JE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, excellent food. Only second time there, treated like life long friend. One of the best spots in town!

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JK
San Francisco
588 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for exciting, hip new places....don't look for it here. This is quiet, relaxed, comfortable (gasp - upholstered booths! Aisles wide enough to walk down without edging sideways!), Cal-Italian comfort food. You can talk to your friends without having to scream across the table (what a novel concept these days). The portions are properly sized - not humongous but way more than two-bite tantalizers. Salads are sized to share, however. Service is excellent; good timing; knowledgeable without being pushy or condescending. Love the spinach risotto and the salmon is cooked precisely as requested. Small parking lot; decent street parking.

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A
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The fresh fish special was excellent.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went last weekend with our family and our family friends. We all really enjoyed our food, though it was on the pricey side for what we felt we got. I had the chicken piccata and my husband had the veal scallopini/piccata. Both were super tasty and perfectly prepared.

But what makes The Park Street Tavern stand out is the service. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly, talkative, and funny. It was a birthday celebration and the waiters sang a whimsical interpretation of "Happy Birthday" that had everyone laughing. It was a lovely evening.

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PC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been meaning to try Park Street Tavern and really glad we did. A pleasant surprise. Food was really good and service was excellent. I look forward to going back again in the near future.

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