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About The Wolf - Oakland

Following a refresh by team behind Wood Tavern and Southie, this updated Piedmont classic offers elevated French-Californian fare and wines by the bottle or glass. The spacious, airy interior features modern furniture and old-school charm, and there’s a bustling neighborhood vibe.

3853 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Bar: Monday-Friday 11:30am-Close, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-Close

Cross Street:
Rio Vista

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 879-7953

Website:
http://thewolfoakland.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking until 6:00pm and non-metered side street parking available all day.

Executive Chef:
Yang Peng

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining space perfect for your celebration or business meeting event. The private room can accommodate up to 30 guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Wolf - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (80)
Fit for Foodies (77)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
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Special Occasion (73)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Local Ingredients (47)
Romantic (46)
Bar Seating (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Seasonal (35)
Notable Wine List (32)
Authentic (31)
Cozy (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (28)
Fun (26)
Casual (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Healthy (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Organic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Disabled Access (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Adventurous preparation of fine, fresh food. Smallish portions, but that's good. Attentive, helpful staff. We'll go often...but reserve early!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall excellent.
A bit noisy by the bar.
Definitely would recommend.
Brussels sprouts are killer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It was great. Good food, professional service, nice ambience in the dining room/bar. We’ll go back often.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It is great that the icon of the past has taken on a new life. The food is creative and tasty and beautifully presented. It is lovely inside. The option of patio, bar area and quiet dining is a good mix. We sat in the quiet dining area and could leasurely enjoy the meal and enjoy our conversation since it was not noisy.
It is worth a return visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous food and presentation, a warm and knowledgeable staff, and a wonderful wine list. A fantastic experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Duck, steak, October and mousse were outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fabulous!!! The pork tenderloin with the roasted pork belly was outstanding! The octopus appetizer was so tender and mouth watering!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious food, good service. But the decor is really lacking. I probably won’t return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Good dining experience. Food quality better then most and great pastry chief. We loved the oysters. Ambience and seating area -all nice. I would definitely recommend for high value clients to treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at the Wolf. The duck and the pork were delicious and the cocktails were killer!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Too limited menu
Expensive for small servings
Disappointed as had memories of BAYWOLF
which we now miss!
Pleasant service, however.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very disappointed, the meal and service started fine but the mains were bad, too much salt, the whole thing felt overwrought, the service declined as the evening wore on made worse by the fact the dinning room was hot and stuffy....I’m taking a break from fine dining because of this horrible experience, I’ll be cooking at home for a while...it was a real birthday bummer

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very impressed with the service and quality of the food. I had a roasted pork dish that came with black eyed peas and maybe spinach. The roasted brussel sprouts as a starter was perfect and we also had a beet salad that was delish. Overall, very happy with our meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was my first time to The Wolf, though I am familiar with their other restaurant, The Wood Tavern, in my Rockridge neighborhood. I was so impressed with all aspects of this restaurant where everything we ordered was superb. Both appetizers, the roasted beet salad in a forage blanc and honey sauce and the brussel sprouts, were really delicious and beautifully presented. We also had the grilled trout for a main course delightfully served over potatoes and escargot! Interesting ginger ice cream that actually tasted a bit like pumpkin pie for dessert. Can't say enough about what a wonderful job Rebekah and Rich Wood have done at this restaurant. Superb staff and chef. We sat in the room off the main entrance, quiet and lovely for conversation. The bar area also looked like a friendly place to be.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was yummy. We really liked the rocquefort with almonds and cherries. The salad substitution was awesome (thank you Belgian waiter.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fun, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place. Food is superb. The duck was the best, pasta was outstanding and leek green apple soup was delicious. Service is exceptional. Will be back!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Laura was fabulous and added to our enjoyment of the evening. Food was spot on. Biscuits with pate..over the top!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Dined with two friends to celebrate one friends engagement.
A welcoming staff with two lovely rooms reflected the beloved Bay Wolf with a contemporary feel. It was lively, but not too noisy. Over 3 hours, we drank fabulous bottle of bubbly and had wonderful food. Three appetizers of octupus with hummus, smoked trout spread with homemade potato chips and glazed brussel sprouts-I don't do them justice with the descriptions here, but the flavors were wonderful. Our main courses were grilled trout, sautéed duck breast and a napa cabbage salad with persimmon and pomegranate and a swordfish meatball soup. We all loved our meals and will return. The bar looked fun too and will try that as well for a drink and a bit to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The Wolf is located at the old Bay Wolf site on Piedmont Avenue. The interior has been upgraded and now is more open and vibrant. Don't let the small menu fool you. Menu choices are diverse, well thought out, and prepared in a delightful manner. Menu choices can please even tough critics. The waitstaff is both professional and friendly. The only negative is the lack of parking. Only on-street parking is available and trying to find a vacant space is a chore.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Love sitting on the front enclosed deck. Wonderful food, wonderful service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ate here for our anniversary, food was all delicious (shared Brussels sprouts and octopus appetizer, duck and pork entrees, and cheese for dessert). Excellent service, too - friendly and attentive without being obsequious. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Every! Dish! We got! Was! Spectacular! I've been here twice now and I think it's my favorite restaurant in Oakland. We ate 4 dishes (starter, salad, 2 mains) and each one was unique and delicious. It turned out it was also filling! The service was friendly and efficient. Combined with a healthy cocktail and a glass of wine, this meal was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and really good food. Went there for my second year anniversary and really enjoyed it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My friend and I greatly enjoyed our meals. The Duck Breast and the Grilled Trout were prepared to perfection and accompanied by interesting vegetables. Our very knowledgeable server Bernd made the right recommendations for food and wine pairing. Furthermore, he enhanced our dining experience with his charm and efficiency.
We will certainly return to The Wolf.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We celebrated a friends birthday. We all really enjoyed our lunch selections and highly recommend the hamburger. I don't know if they needed to hire more wait staff or they needed more training, but they could have been more attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the second time I had been to the Wolf. The first time was excellent. I t was a TuesdY evening, but the restaurant was full. At that time, my friend and I had an excellent, attentive waiter. This past Saturday evening, the service was not up to standard. We waited a long time in between appetizers and main course. I thought portions were small for the price and the food too salty.

My family and I would dine at Bay Wolf at least monthly. I was pleasantly surprised when I first came to the Wolf, but the difference between that time of three weeks ago and this time on Saturday was stark.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my new favorite spots in Oakland. I’ll be back here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our second time here. Food wasn’t as good this time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

There were some "big shoes" to be filled after Bay Wolf became history, and I think
you have done it remarkably well - I'll be baclk

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have brought friends here and it never fails to deliver. Will be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our first visit to The Wokf was one we will remember! Best ribeye steak I’ve ever had! Perfect atmosphere and wait staff!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great drinks and great service. Price is very reasonable for what you get.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time visiting- I used to love Bay Wolf. Very impressed with the Wolf. Energetic atmosphere. The octopus was outstanding as was the duck confit and the pork tenderloin. Great values on the wine list. Highly recommend and I will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our group of three couples had a very nice meal. There is just the right amount of "buzz." Not overpowering noise, but plenty of character.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food is interesting and yummy. Service was excellent

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food. Prices are comparable with other restaurants in the area. Portions are on the small side, so don’t be afraid to order an appetizer. Brussels sprouts were excellent. We shared, but I could have eaten them all myself. The duck confit was great, but could have used a few slices of breast, especially given the small size of my duck leg.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Anxiously waited for the Wolf given the hit of Wood Tavern. I was underwhelmed by my experience @ The Wolf. Other than the quiet ambiance of The Wolf,I'd go to Wood Tavern again and again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Start to finish our experience was wonderful looking forward to a return visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great and varied menu. The steak was so good. Portions were just right - not huge. The cocktails are inspired. The house daquiri was dressed up with some sage and rosemary notes.
The fried octopus appetizer was so flavorful and tender. The only thing I wouldn't order again was the chocolate tart with a coconut crust. It was just hard dark chocolate filling on a tasty coconut crust. Not as flavorful, rich or creamy as I would expect.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was very attentive but not overly so as I've experienced at other restaurants. Enjoyed each dish that we ordered, complimented by a glass of excellent grenache. We came at 5:15 and beat the rush, which is best if you want to enjoy a conversation without having to raise your voice. The table was next to the window so we got some fresh air from outside. Overall, it was a place worth coming back to - excellent seasonal menu, nice service, pleasant ambiance and great location in the heart of Piedmont Ave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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