Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. East Bay
  5. Oakland

The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

3.9
3.9
439 Reviews
$30 and under
American
PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR RESERVATIONS: http://www.theterraceroom.com/go/

We are Oakland's most romantic and beautiful lake front restaurant, set in a 1920s art deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt. Come enjoy your choice of fresh fish, juicy meats, fresh and local vegetables and our delicious cocktails!

With Happy Hour Mon-Thurs, 5 pm - 10 pm, you can enjoy 2 for $10 wines by the glass and $5 well drinks. Then head into our dining room for a delicious meal.

On the weekends, come enjoy brunch featuring our Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm DINNER: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 8PM; Thursday & Friday: 5PM - 9:30PM BRUNCH: Saturday: 10 am - 1:30 pm Sunday: 10AM - 2:30 pm (Reservations are highly recommended!)
  • Phone number
    (510) 903-3771
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Louis Le Gassic
  • Private party facilities
    Our panoramic view encompasses the blue-green of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland hills. A special treat for evening events is the Necklace of Lights, which is a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake. We provide all food & beverage.
  • Private party contact
    Elizabeth: (877) 926-5983
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    17th
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking Coming Soon!
  • Public transit
    We are within walking distance of the Lake Merritt and 19th St bart stations.
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Thursday and Friday. Never a cover charge! Enjoy a great meal, great music and dance the night away!Many more live music acts to come! Check the calendar on our website.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 0.5Value

NoiseModerate

439 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen was very slow. Took 45 minutes from time we ordered to delivery of meal. And no one compensated us with a free drink or a pre-meal bite. Disappointed in the kitchen time management this time around.

    Is this helpful?

  2. SandraM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy taking friends/relatives here for lunch...GREAT view, quiet, and generally good food. Unfortunately the bill was incorrect; I was charged the dinner price for one entree instead of the lunch price, which I caught before paying. They apologized..a computer error. Love it when Rodney Bell is at the piano...playing and singing! This place is a gem and I particularly like how they make a birthday celebration special by serving a complimentary dessert with a lit candle!

    Is this helpful?

  3. BonnieW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great spot for brunch. The bottomless mimosas are a great value. The servers are always happy and hard working and the view can't be beat!

    Is this helpful?

  4. tomh

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    overlooking Lake Merritt. very good live band for dancing, or not. Food is well prepared. A very friendly staff. Dramatically undersubscribed.

    Is this helpful?

  5. JR322

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited for a Saturday Brunch. I would say the food was "nothing special" though certainly no problems with it. The Bloody Marys were potent and view on Lake Merritt was very nice. A nice place to stop if you're in the area.

    Is this helpful?

  6. MrsC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is wonderful and so were the quaint furnishings and setting. The food was delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  7. GloriaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Sunday brunch was delicious, the view was gorgeous, and the jazz trio was icing on the cake. Our server, Natalie, made our dining experience more enjoyable. She was knowledgeable, cheerful and upbeat. Looking forward to going again.

    Is this helpful?

  8. ChrisD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Walking into the Terrace Room is like walking into the past. I was there many years ago and it still looks the same. The food was ok as was the service. There wasn't anything special about it that I could write about other than the fact that the views of Lake Merritt are beautiful.

    Is this helpful?

  9. Outdoordiner

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view from this restaurant. I had no idea that the Lake Merritt Hotel is an independent senior living building....imagine my surprise when I walked in there! It was, however, delicious, our waiter was terrific, the view from our window seat was outstanding, and it was fun to have lunch there.

    Is this helpful?

  10. TiraB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My only 3 critiques were that our food took 45 minutes to come out, the restaurant was hot, and The Jack London Omelette was too salty.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Google Map for The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

1800 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm DINNER: Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 8PM; Thursday & Friday: 5PM - 9:30PM BRUNCH: Saturday: 10 am - 1:30 pm Sunday: 10AM - 2:30 pm (Reservations are highly recommended!)
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking Coming Soon!
  • Public transit
    We are within walking distance of the Lake Merritt and 19th St bart stations.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Louis Le Gassic
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Thursday and Friday. Never a cover charge! Enjoy a great meal, great music and dance the night away!Many more live music acts to come! Check the calendar on our website.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 903-3771
  • Private party facilities
    Our panoramic view encompasses the blue-green of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland hills. A special treat for evening events is the Necklace of Lights, which is a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake. We provide all food & beverage.
  • Private party contact
    Elizabeth: (877) 926-5983
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo