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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM
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Z Cafe & Bar

4.1
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (3)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (3)
The best happy hour in Oakland featuring over 100 vodkas. Serves Scratch-made American Cuisine for Lunch & Dinner. Party Space. The menu changes seasonally to provide flavors at their peak. Z Cafe & Bar carries over 100 vodka selection and offer a variety of hand shaken specialty martinis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00PM, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Closed Sundays.
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Phone number
(510) 451-2905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Mehdi Zarekari: (510) 828-6564
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
27th street
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Public transit
19th St Oakland BART Station
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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teamk1966 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Has Valentine's dinner with their set menu. All the items were delicious. Waiter was very friendly, fun and attentive. It was a relaxing enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Decided to try something new and it was fantastic! Super friendly server and great drink options. Super yummy food!

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vipsunnyside1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

This was out 1st time to Z Cafe. The restaurant is very charming as previously part of an auto dealer. Very retro. Food was good & service very attentive. Tends to be quite loud as the restaurant fills up. Great place to stop Pre-theater.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I met a friend here for my "pre-birthday" celebration. The ambiance was great, our waiter was AMAZING and very loving and thoughtful. It was my pre birthday and he put a candle in my dessert. A diner next to me paid for my drink because she knew it was my birthday. This place is beautiful and amazing. I chose this restaurant during Oakland Restaurant Week because they are one of the few that donate proceeds to the Alameda County Food Bank and that really matters to me. This restaurant is a gem and great dining experience, please go!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Really nice - we will return

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Had a great dinner here. The place was buzzing with a convivial crowd. I loved my cucumber basil martini. The waitress was great - friendly, with good advice and great timing. Refilled my ice tea frequently. Blackened chicken Alfredo was hearty & delish. The Star was the garlic prawn appetizer - the best version of this classic Spanish tapas dish I’ve had in the Bay Area. Order it spicy! I will definitely return.

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vipsheila (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Once again, beautiful service & accommodation for our group of six. Usually everybody only loves their own mom's meatloaf, but 5 of our 6 love the meatloaf - don't get me wrong, we all still love Moms' meatloaves too, but Z's meatloaf is yummy. Mashed potatoes & sauce and vegetable - perfect! Also, we are totally in love with the chicken tortilla soup. Next time I eat there, I am tempted to order 2 bowls - it is so fresh & delicious I really could eat at least 2 bowls. Did I ever mention the awesome & really good Manhatten? I always request extra cherry juice (graciously granted) and it is such a pretty, elegant drink. Great Happy Hour Menu too for drinks & appitizers. I love everything they serve but these days after the holiday eating, I am ordering the tortilla or tomato soup and the Apple Walnut Salad - romaine hearts, Fuji apple slices, blue cheese, glazed walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette - ALWAYS the very freshest ingredients. We often eat here with our adult children who both live in Oakland( they are semi-Millennials, and definitely foodies) and they always enjoy the dinners too!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Office party

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Cute place for a quick bite to eat -- okay but nothing special

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ECT1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We had my step daughters engagement dinner here and we all really enjoyed our selected dinners. The only issue, and our newly trained waiter did the best he could, was he was the ONLY waiter that night. It all worked out, next time we stop in I'm sure he'll be the best waiter in the Z Cafe and Bar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent but the noise level was unbearable

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Very inconsistent service but very sincere and cheerful. Food was really quite good. Dining room is very spacious and not crowded at all. Weirdly there were televisions, which sort of detracted from the fine-dining feel and gave it more of a sports bar ambience. Overall good but not what I would call high end.

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vipsheila (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

We frequently eat at the "Z" and have never been disappointed. Every dish we have tried , and that is many, is always very fresh and perfectly presented and delicious! The restaurant is always very clean and the setting is delightful! The pork chop is wonderful, always cooked to perfection, juicy and flavorful. The burgers are also very good - including the Z burger, vegan burger & topless burger. Tough choice to choose the salad I want - they are all great - so very fresh! Pastas - always yum. My GF sister can always find something she can eat ---- and enjoy, because Z never sacrifices on flavor just to make it gluten free. Z is definitely one of our favorite places!

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vipEATS4BB3 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Salmon was fantastic, NOT shared.
Salad greens were crisp without too much dressing
Spicy Shrimp were great as usual, shared.
Dining companion would NOT share her Blackened fish.
Blueberry Bread pudding was a pleasent surprise, shared.

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vipPTJPTJ (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

This is a fairly ordinary restaurant with average food and very attentive service. The food isn't bad by any means; the menu is extensive; and the prices are quite reasonable. I just mean that it's ordinary. If you want a decent lunch at decent prices, go here. I'd go back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

I have eaten at Z Cafe on a number of occasions. Although I would like more variety in their menu, I can usually find something to enjoy.

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vipBeemer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Food and drinks are always good. We go to Z's often and always have a great meal.

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vipPTJPTJ (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

This is a good restaurant but nothing spectacular. Service is very attentive and prices are quite reasonable for the quality. I had tomato soup and grilled cheese, both fine. The small salad was perhaps the best part of the meal, although the bruschetta was also good. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Joined for business lunch break. Great food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Fantastic good, delicious drinks, wonderful service and great value!

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