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Tribune Tavern

3.9
396 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (380)

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About

A century ago, the Oakland Tribune used the tower’s ground floor as its “local room” —where reporters from different departments worked side by side and shared tips on the news of the day. It was a gathering spot for the great minds of Oakland, and a place where headlines were made. The Tribune Tavern will carry on that tradition—as a place for people to mingle over happy hour drinks, lunch meetings, or dinner—with authentic, nourishing comfort food that’s affordable enough for everyone to enjoy, and a bar stocked with the best locally-made beer and wine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: M-Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm

Brunch: Sat and Sun 10:30am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 452-8742
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Huw Thornton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin St.
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Parking details
Two public parking lots across the street with plenty of street parking.
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Public transit
Bart Downtown 12th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 396 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

I want to like this place -cool space/location-but the food was not good

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foodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Was not expect to have buffet only choice for lunch on Sunday. I was hoping to try their ala cart menu but because it was Mother's Day. Open table should have let me know when I booked for a table. Prime rib were delicious and the service was excellent.

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DanNo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Here is a great go to place for Oakland lunch downtown. Consistent tasty fresh. Get the soup of the day.
They counted me as absent on my OpenTable which I had to correct but otherwise flawless service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

They squeeze parties of 6 into booths made for 4 people. Incredibly uncomfortable. Food was sub-par

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vipBabs (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Fun easy place with outstanding service and value for money!

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vipKaren (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

I adjusted our reservation by phone from 12-16. That did not happen and our group had to be divided up. Very awkward.
Also why is nobody ever tending the front? I always have to wait and wait for anyone to acknowledge my existence. Almost hostile front service. Waitstaff always quite nice though.

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ds67 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

This is the second time that I have had dinner here in the last month. Contrary to some of the reviews, the service was prompt and the food was very good. The burgers are good as is the meat loaf.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

First visit for several in our party of seven and everyone enjoyed it and will return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

We were seated in back booth and very loud with open kitchen window nearby and they were running a blender for 5 min. Server seemed to forget about us once food dropped. No offer of dessert and had to flag for check after waiting 10 min. It's been better so hopefully just an off night

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Saundra (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

Usually love this place. We had a big group this time and apparently a misunderstanding with the waitress. I wouldn't go back with a big group again. The food is good and brunch they have bottomless mimosas but I saw the bottom of my glass several times so that was kinda lame.

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