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About Permanently Closed - TOAST kitchen+bar

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Toast Kitchen + Bar in Oakland, California, is a casual, yet stylish place to enjoy organic food and a great drink at happy hour, dinner or brunch. The menu is filled with fine American cuisine, all created with ingredients that are certified organic, sustainable, clean or pasture-raised. Guests at Toast Kitchen + Bar love the outdoor patio as well as the comfortable dining area.

Try the shrimp and grits or the pork belly BLT for a delicious, casual meal at Toast Kitchen + Bar. The white bean spread and the truffle fries are local favorites, but don�t leave without trying the fried oysters, a specialty at Toast Kitchen + Bar.

5900 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 2pm - 9pm
Wednesday-Thursday 11:30am - 9pm
Friday 11:30am - 10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am- 9pm

Bar Closes About One Hour After Kitchen

Cross Street:
Chabot

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 658-5900

Website:
http://www.toastoakland.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday afternoon patio music

Parking Details:
Rockridge BART is two blocks away and offers ample parking.

Public Transit:
Rockridge BART, AC Transit Bus 51A and 51B

Executive Chef:
Michael Woods

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

TOAST kitchen+bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (711)
Great for Outdoor Dining (664)
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Notable Wine List (310)
Good for Groups (281)
Great for Lunch (241)
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Hot Spot (165)
Kid-friendly (147)
Romantic (135)
Great for Brunch (132)
Late-night Find (51)
Scenic View (7)
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Casual (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

It started out nicely- I had a good cocktail. My husband wanted tequila and they were out of his first two requests. No biggy. Everyone was super attentive in the beginning. The black bean and toast was mediocre, cold and not eventful. The stone fruit salad was okay. The meatballs were good. I really like a glass of wine with dinner and it took several attempts to get someone's attention to get it and by then the pork dish was cold and not as good as it could have been. I used to really like Toast but not super impressed this time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The bloody marys here are on point! Food options are better now than they were in the past -- less sandwich-centric. Service was good during the food service, but after we finished, I would've really liked to have been asked if we wanted anything else. I wanted some dessert, but we were presented with the bill, so I guess they wanted us to leave. :(

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The server was nice but not knowledgable about the food. The two ppl at the food pick up window talked all over the food while it sat under the light awaiting delivery to tables. Also, they were frequently seen touching their hair, faces, noses, etc,.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Dining on Patio was an unexpected treat.

Parking is not easy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Loved the Brussell sprouts with black cherries. Nice selection of custom cocktails.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Great food. All the food was excellent and the drinks were wonderful Slow service getting started. This may have been due to our conversation but we would have loved a drink while we were waiting to decide on our food. Wonderful service during the meal. Awful trying to order dessert. We were seated outside and we were the last table, we decided to move inside to get service and for warmth. Ou waiter had left but had not informed us that we had a new server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Toast has become our "go to" neighborhood restaurant. This visit did not disappoint. We sat outdoors even though it was a bit chill. The outdoor heaters helped. The food was a treat as ever. The truffle french fries! Service was spot on. All in all -- another wonderful experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Not special but fun and good food, not great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Was our first time, the food was great, the service excellent. I am a bit picky about my food and even a picky person could find the menu with foods that were excellent and very good.

The bar was complete and good with old fashioned drinks and even better with a more avant garde drinks as well. I think anyone would enjoy their drink selections.

Hope that you give it a try!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2016

We made reservations for brunch. Unfortunately they had music incredibly loud on the patio and were only seating in the bar! The bar was also super noisy. 2 of us had french toast (good) but the smallest amount of syrup you could imagine and 2 others frittata (good), 1 had fried egg sandwich which was relatively good but served on super thick roll rather than toasted bread. In fact when 1 person asked for toast with their meal they said they did not have it. We also ordered Bignets. These were dense and chewy. Either they were very over mixed or the dough had sat for a long time. Either way they were not enjoyable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Went there on a Saturday night and it was pretty busy - there was even a party going on but the service was still very good and food/drinks came out in a timely manner. We ordered several small plates to share - best was the slow braised oxtail. The meat was very delicate and fell right off the bone with a robust flavour-very balanced combination! Great casual spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Toast is slipping a little bit. The meatballs (which are delicious) were sold out by 6pm on a Saturday night. The avocado/black bean toasts were tasty and the gumbolaya was great. The stone fruit salad, a bit underripe ad disappointing. Nice happy hour specials.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2016

We came to Toast with a gift certificate for dinner for 4 with wine that they very kindly donated to our kids' school auction. We weren't sure what to expect - would they bring a set menu? Would we be given a limited choice off the daily menu? Well, they treated us like royalty. They brought us a multitude of dishes based on our expressed interests, made fabulous suggestions, and our server, Will, was the most attentive, respectful, and professional we've experienced of late (and hubby is in the restaurant industry so we are old hands). And the food was, 9 out of 10 dishes, absolutely wonderful (with the 10th being just good). The Brussels sprouts, pork belly, and oxtails were especially good but the winner was the bacon mac-&-cheese. Critically, for us, the cocktails were also spot on, and the wine suggestions were very good. We hadn't been to Toast since it first opened, but this will now be in our regular rotation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

I want to love this place but I have had terrible service the last three times I have been there...begging for anyone to pay attention to us and take our order...great drinks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Have not been here prior to last weekend, and I have to say, why didn't I go sooner?? Everything from the atmosphere, to the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, to the food and wine list, was great. It's a bit noisy, so if you're looking for a quiet place, probably not the best place to go, otherwise great spot for brunch and catch-up with friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Brunch was great, esp. the shrimp-n-grits. Bloody Mary was excellent. wait service was lacking in that the coffee my spouse ordered didn't come before, during (even when asked), or after (we then cancelled) we ate our meals. Then the server said he took the coffee off the bill; He did not. Table bussers were quick.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Pricey but excellent quality. Portion sizes should be larger. Dog friendly outdoor seating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Great service, great food, super fun atmosphere. I highly recommend the pork chop!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2016

First time at this restaurant and completely disappointed. Our server, Lisa, was unattentive and intentionally ignoring our table the entire time. From the moment we sat down she did not come to greet us, take our drink order for at least 10 minutes in. If we didn't have other guests meeting us there, I would have got up and left. She did not come to take our guests drink order when they arrived nor did we get the chance to order we our dinner entrees. We all pretty much gave up after 45 minutes and decided to give our business another more derserving restaurant. I was looking forward to the food but unfortunately I will never go back here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Service was top notch and food was incredible. It's a new fav!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Went here for brunch with my brother. When making the reservation on Open Table I requested a seat on the patio, it was a beautiful day, glad I did. I ordered the omlette which was just ok, my brother ordered the oxtail hash which looked really good. Overall I'd say it was a good spot for breakfast and I would go back (maybe order something else next time!)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2016

There were a few disappointments which were odd to find at a well-known restaurant. Iced tea is available in bottles only rather than being made in the restaurant. Also, the $3 bread plate is three bread rolls and I think that is rather stingy of the restaurant. I think we all enjoyed our meals but the service, while friendly and easy, was not too professional and we had to ask more than once for minor things such as bread and salt and pepper.

These are not serious observations but should be given consideration.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2016

My friend and I liked the food. I had a very yummy Mac n' cheese, that was supposed to be a small plate but was plenty as an entree. Nice drinks. It got so screaming noisy inside that we could not have a conversation. Sitting outside would be preferable for me, but it would have to be a warm day/evening. They do have heaters outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2016

The food is creative and the salads are good. I also love their cocktails. Wicked Whiskey Sour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Wonderful lunch on patio with 3 friends. We shared 4 dishes --all were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Loved the wine flight. They gave you enough in each glass to actually taste each wine- really appreciated that and the choices of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Service was awful but the food was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Great sitting outside on a sunny evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2016

The food was amazing AND we got to meet Chief Michael. He is top at his craft and a great guy. Toast will now be one of our regular spots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2016

This restaurant is good but not better than good. The service started slow, but it improved over the course of the meal. The waiter himself was professional and friendly. We both started with soup (it has asparagus and some other vegetable in it), which was good. I had two small plates for an entrée: macaroni and cheese and meatballs. They were both good, but the former was better. My wife had bavette steak, which was overcooked. Dessert was impressive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

- Weird hodgepodge for service and food.
+ Drinks were absolutely perfect.
+ Laminated 17% tip addition was great to see on the table, rather than the check

Sadly, we can't recommend anything we had to eat, and this was our second visit.... but we love the cocktails and wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2016

Service went downhill. Not so sad it's closing! The last 2-3 times service was terrible. Use to be my place to go to bit not any more. It was so bad I asked what happened to this place and they said they were closing. I guess they didn't care anymore, which was too bad!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2016

All dishes were really good. Prawns and grits are great! Brussel sprouts also stood out. Fried oysters were delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2016

The brunch was very tasty and the outdoor patio in front was very European. The staff was super helpful and changed out an ingredient in an omelet with good cheer.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2016

that took me a bit off guard; so personal and also so responsive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Food OK but that was about it ... one friend had to ask for salt as everything too bland ... waiter seemed nonplussed about working with us. No coffee nor deserts - really? Had to go elsewhere for coffee!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Chose to check out Toast for a quiet birthday dinner with just myself & my husband. He has walked by it many times and we wanted to go somewhere we had not been before. We had great table service, our server was friendly and attentive, knew the menu well! Liked the selection on the menu - had the "gumbolaya", it was super tasty. Great selection of house cocktails. The location is great - a quick walk fro Rockridge BART, there is a wicked patio outside and I like that there is a separate lounge area from the restaurant. I am not sure we would be back with all the selection there is in the Bay Area but happy we checked it out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2016

There's a 17% service charge, but they provide even more & better value.

And the food is both interesting, local and well prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Compliments to the chef. The food was perfect! I'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The customer service was excellent! So much space to meet with a large party. Thanks y'all!

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