Shakewell

4.6
802 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Shakewell is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. The menu is filled with our favorites from places like Spain, Turkey, and North Africa with our own special twists. The bar features cocktails created with ingredients made here and sourced from local purveyors, just like we do in the kitchen. We are proud to be a 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always enjoy Shakewell. Service is spot on and caring.
Often the noise level can be toooo much so beware. However an early reservation can eliminate this issue.
Reservations allow for prompt seating. Menu changes minimally but well deserved delicious items always remain ie chicken and salads. Dessert items need upgrading.
Lively Shakewell is overall a delight.

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time visiting Shakewell and we were there for lunch on a Weds, so it was pretty quiet. Liked the interesting decor and all the staff were attentive and welcoming. One of us had the fried chicken, which was very good and two of us had the Shakewell wrap. Liked that you could choose your protein (I had the lamb). The rose sangria was perfect, light and fruity, not sweet. Definitely going back for dinner!

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D
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Each member of our party of six loved our food - so flavorful and innovative. Unfortunately, the noise level was deafening.

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CH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place, the food and service is always A+ and having the option to make a reservation through your site makes it an even more pleasant experience

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G
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Shakewell. The owners and the staff are extraordinary; their seasonal cocktails are a joy...not your usual fare served at every bar you may frequent. The food is beyond compare in my opinion. Food, drinks, and the people are the reason we keep coming back.

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GS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast at Shakewell is only troublesome because there are so many great choices. Yesterday I had the shrimp sandwich (and got it all down the front of my shirt!)...but who thought putting bacon and avocado on a shrimp salad sandwich was a genius!!! My friend had the frittata and really enjoyed it! Harrah for Shakewell!

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HS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

can get noisy and lively later in the evening. still great!

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JM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant!
Lamb and beef favorite
Paella 🥘 delicious the clams so fresh
Cocktails 🍸 stunning

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I enjoyed the food and service, but it was way too loud for me. I couldn't hear my friend very well and I left with a headache. The chairs were also uncomfortable–too hard.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cute little joint with a good vibe. Good very fresh and generally tasty. However it is also sometimes quirky in a way as to be odd more than enjoyable. Given this, I felt it was a bit overpriced. Would definitely go back for the paella.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Shakewell was real good! A little on the pricey side but super tasty food and cocktails and the staff were awesome.

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RD
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shakewells is always a great experience. The food and service are outstanding. The owner makes a point to check on you to ensure the restaurant is meeting you needs.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Came to celebrate my anniversary with my partner and they placed us next to the loudest tables available. Two kids on the left and two women on the right that didn't take a break from speaking VERY enthusiastically the whole time. I saw some tables in the back that would have been much better but was embarrassed to ask since we already had our water and appetizers. I couldn't talk to my partner the whole dinner because it was too loud. Kind of sad considering that I wrote on the reservation we were celebrating our anniversary and felt like they totally ignored this. Food was good.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch at Shakewell was very good. I had the wrap with chicken which was very good. My friend had the special with a lovely salad and pasta ending with a chocolate cake. She was served the wrong pasta which was quickly changed for the correct order. The cake was a bit dry, nothing special. Service was very attentive and sitting by the window enjoying the sun was lovely.

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MD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, noise level. Superb service and everything we put into our mouths was AMAZING.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food left me wanting more. Under salted and underwhelming. But ambiance and drinks were good.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was alittle off that day. Missed the Shrimp and Grits. Told people to come for that. Also the tostada was sloppy made. Hard to eat. Seem like the chef changed. Wont be back for awhile. Love the place, but the food was not the same that day. Will be bk later

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LI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails and top notch service. I always feel welcome there.

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FA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and service were excellent. Michael the bartender was great and helped us to our table. The vegetarian Paella was wonderful but the Lamb & Beef Kefta was a little dry. Nice ambiance and wonderful staff. I definitely recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shakewell NEVER disappoints. We had the filet and it was awesome. Make sure you order it medium rare.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with an awesome smile!!!

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TT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyable. Noisy. Interesting food.

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WL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shakewell is always wonderful. It is my favorite place to lunch with friends, both local and visitors. The lunch special is an amazing treat for the cost. Dinner is great too, and the bar is fun, but the noise level is too high for conversation. At lunch they will turn it down upon request.

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V
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent choice for brunch - this is the spot we bring people to, always.

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G
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you arrive at Shakewell, you will feel valued. There are so many options for great food in Oakland, but Shakewell towers over all others in our opinion. The food, the cocktails and the service are fantastic, but it’s the way the staff and owners treat you that truly makes this place unique.

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P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food beautifully presented. The service was attentive and friendly without being invasive. Altogether a wonderful experience. I'll be back.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hip place but super loud so difficult to carry a conversation without yelling.

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GS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stairwell is a great place for breakfast. The secret is to make a reservation! Hurrah for open table!

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e
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, the food was wonderful and the service terrific.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I liked the starters, main course and the dessert!! I plan to return!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing!

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ZS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delicious fresh and creative. An Oakland favorite.

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JU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food by chef Jen! Don’t miss the fried chicken, churros, Squid Bomba, falafel, croquettes, kefta and the whole fish! Tim has the cocktail menu on lockdown! Best in town!

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G
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot! The cocktails and food were excellent - the service was even better!

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l
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a family style meal. Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious. We ordered grilled octopus, fried chicken, classic paella with prawns and chicken, and papas bravas. Highly recommend this restaurant. The only downfall was the service was not up to par. Waitress forgot to bring our papas bravas and we had to ask for them again.

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HH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a nice experience and are overall glad we came. We live just a few blocks away and have come for happy hour cocktails many times before but this was our first time for dinner to celebrate my birthday. The fried chicken and jamon croquettes were delightful and delicious. Yum. The octopus arrived lukewarm/cold and was relatively bland so that was pretty disappointing as a main course. I think food temperature is critical.

I liked the wine list but thought that a couple of lower priced options could have been in the mix.

I had a difficult time hearing my companion - very noisy with tables very close! I almost bumped over a glass on a nearby table just trying to exit.

I might come back to split a paella and a beer and an appetizer but maybe for lunch or during a more quiet time.

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

Excellent restaurant.....can't wait to go back! Very seldom do you find a place that is so perfect and such a good value!

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LL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We did not like the potato soup. It did not have much favor. The Fried chicken was okay. The Shakewell, signature dish was good. The choc cake and warm pudding on top was good. We are going to bring in our staff.

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

Overall is it was fine for lunch. Ordered the croquettes which I had ordered several times but this time they were really, really, salty. Other than that it was fine. The salad was great.

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