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.
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!
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!
overlooking Lake Merritt. very good live band for dancing, or not. Food is well prepared. A very friendly staff. Dramatically undersubscribed.
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.
The ambiance is wonderful and so were the quaint furnishings and setting. The food was delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.