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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.
Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Metered street parking until 6:00pm and non-metered side street parking available all day.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Wolf - Oakland Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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