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Wine & Waffles

4.3
4.3
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine & Waffles offers a wide assortment of fine wines and unique small plates to choose from. For the beer lovers a selection of beer is available on tap. Enjoy a wide variety of special entertainment options from jazz guitarists, grand piano players, open mic nights and many others. As we are a wine bar, we are only able to serve guests who are 21 and over.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 523-2301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Alameda

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. FS

    FiveSixSeven

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Waiter had to be asked/reminded for everything: utensils, napkins, water, cocktail menu, refills. Sadly restaurant was out of a lot of wines and waiter was not helpful in offering alternatives or even pointing out what was in stock. Food precovid was incredible. Dinner as of 4/2022 left a lot to be desired.
  2. AM

    AriesMoon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Excellent food, good value. But loud, obnoxious, yelling bar patrons the entire time made it impossible to hear each other for polite conversation. Will not ever eat in again, maybe get take out. Very unpleasant dine in experience. No wonder it was mostly empty.
  3. EP

    ErinP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My friends and I came to wine and waffles this day to celebrate each other. We arrived at 2 PM and they clearly had had a big rush earlier that day. But, the staff handled it completely well and I was really impressed by that. Everyone was very gracious helpful and the food was pretty good, too. I had the wine and fruit skewer and the rest of the girls had chicken and waffles and they said they loved it. My husband had the waffles and lox & he said it was alright, but he’s a New Yorker and has been spoiled by delicious lox 🤣 All and all will be back again sometime!
  4. F

    Francesca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious but the music was outstanding!
  5. GP

    GinaP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed. I made reservations for a place that is closed during the week.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I always love this place, typically come here for wine and tapas and it’s always great food and ambiance. They had a great live singer too, highly recommend!
  7. GQ

    GyanaQt

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best.. Lox tasted “packaged store bought” and very salty! Chicken breast was a bit too dry & waffle was rubbery on the kebab..they were out of a few dishes too . OJ, service & ambiance were great!
  8. EW

    EricW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Was very disappointed. It was recommended to us by a friend. I took my Mother there for a nice outing. However, we waited a while for a table and the food was cold. My Mother said she liked it but I won't be back. I would have preferred Ole's next door and wished my favorite server well in her retirement.
  9. MW

    MichelleW21

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles with the tasty mimosas was awesome. The service was great and I had a good time with one of my best friends laughing and talking on the patio. I will definitely be back.
  10. f

    foodie2

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch and enjoyed the outside patio area. The service we received was excellent and the food was delicious. We love your whisky syrup on the waffles. Crab Benedict was a hit too. I can't wait to return.
  11. ML

    MikaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Customer service is horrible! The waitress never came to take our order. And wasn't notified for over half an hour that the kitchen was having electricity issues, which is something the waitress could have told us in the beginning.
  12. GC

    GabiC

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great local place. The food was good. Great atmosphere.
  13. G

    Goodfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to a date night and kick back gathering....
  14. AV

    AllyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! The chicken was so nice and tender! The Mac and Cheese so delish as well! The drinks are strong and tasty! Will go back again and recommend to all my friends.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really good.
  16. A

    Agee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was on point, the band played Brazilian/Reggae music. A relaxed ambience, cozy vibe and the food was delicious. Fyi, they rotate the items on the menu. What you see on the menu now may not be available when you arrive.
  17. HT

    HughT

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Fun place, good interesting menu, sharables, nice wine choices. Outside seating available, and dog friendly. One of the nicest places in alameda
  18. g

    goodiefoodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! We ordered the cheese & meat platter, lox on waffles, fish tacos, caesar salad, and asian salad, and it was all delicious. The only minor complaint I have is I added the chicken to my salad and assumed it was grilled but came out fried (not greasy and very crunchy). The chicken at most places are grilled when it's on a salad, but it was my fault to not have asked. As for the drinks, they were refreshing like the sangria and pear bubbly. Excellent customer service. This place is such a wonderful part of downtown Alameda.
  19. LS

    LynnaeS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect, and food food and Pearilini’s were delicious!
  20. SB

    SimoneB

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Seems like a great spot for drinks and live music. Our food and service was only average, but we thoroughly enjoyed the extensive wine list.
  21. MM

    MelM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a great selection of wines. Very nice, low key restaurant. Plus live music on Fridays
  22. BS

    BennySF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I were in Alameda to see a theatre show, and arrived around dinnertime (with a reservation). We were sat promptly. The service was excellent all dinner, and the food was incredible! Very good options for someone who can't even eat waffles! Note- the sweet potato waffle fries were excellent! Cheese plate was perfect, and sliders were filling! Overall, we would have stayed for dessert had we any room left :) We will definitely be back!
  23. NO

    NicoleO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time, but it was definitely more of a wine bar than waffles for the dinner menu.
  24. VT

    VictoriaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambiance! The food, the wine! It was all amazing. A perfect date spot
  25. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent and so was the wine. It was a bit noisy as there was a birthday party in the shared space. Our waitress seemed a bit confused and/or trying to do too many things.
  26. BL

    BethL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly wonderful atmosphere good food value good customer service
  27. LL

    LiveLaughLoveNDance

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service. Good wines by the glass. I'll definitely be back again for dates or friends get together.
  28. LE

    LauraEM

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is our go to spot for a nice glass of wine and a tasty meal after a movie at the Alameda Theatre. The waffle sandwiches are delicious and the ingredients in anything we have ever ordered are always fresh. They have a good wine selection by the glass or bottle, and friendly, casual service. A great date night pick!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friday night so it was super busy as expected. They overbooked the reservations or people from happy hour stayed longer than expected. We got to hang out a bit and ordered appetizers and wine before our table was ready.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Love the creative concept of waffles and wine. Excellent food. Ambience was soothing to the eyes and relaxing to the soul. It was like we reserved our own room with a window seat, lovely music, food was fantastic. Service couldn’t have been better-Hannah made our experience special! What a gem she is! The two nurses from Chico, CA
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Worth exploring. Good food made in Ole's kitchen next door. Not just wine and waffles but nice salads, appetizers and entrees. Five of us had a nice meal before an Altarena Playhouse show.
  33. L

    Lestat

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and friendly. Superior wine list and beer selections. Food was excellent.
  34. K

    Kate

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wine and Waffles is a unique, cozy and welcoming wine bar that is a wonderful addition to Alameda's restaurant choices. I have been there about 5 times; the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine choices, the food options complemented the wines, and it is a very comfortable place to sit and chat. They have live music weekend evenings. Even though the choice of music is perfect for the setting, because the restaurant is small, often one needs to speak up to be heard over the music. Special reward: if you are a guest there, you can purchase full bottles of wine on their menu for take-out at a 15% discount ! This is great because not all wines they feature are carried in area wine and liquor stores.
  35. DK

    DrKKB

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a great time! The mood was great, the playlist that was being played was really good and the bartender/host/server even hopped on the piano and played something. Next time I’m in town we will definitely be back! It was perfect for date night and the wine selection was great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was mostly frozen and taste bland. The waffles were thin and did not taste fresh or like the flavor of waffles. It was not a good experience
  37. EB

    EmilyB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot and we’ve enjoyed the food both times we’ve gone. They give you good portions too. Their cheese plates are yummy and you get a huge chunk of cheese. Great service and good wine selection. This will be a go to spot for us
  38. s

    scottsh115

    Houston

    47 reviews

    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    We have been there many times. There were 4 of us. Three of us ordered the chicken and waffle sandwich. My wife ordered the popcorn chicken. Our sandwiches came, but my wife's dish did not come until after the three of us were done eating. My wife complained to the waiter who just laughed it off. The live pianist/saxophonist combination was a nice background to our meal. It's just a shame that all 4 dishes didn't come out at the same time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Will not be going back. After being seated, was "forgot about" by staff although seated right in front. Had to ask for menus and water. Calamari tasted like they were prob frozen. Looked like glorified onion rings from burger king. Steak crostini not good. Strips of poor quality meat o. Large pieces 9f baguettes-not toasted and much too thick. Wine was mediocre at best. VERY small selection if wines. No vintage yrs for the wine. Cannot pay me to go back
  40. J

    Jodi

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Fun experience but not a great experience. Menu options were hit and miss. Fried chicken and waffles were excellent, as well as the sangria. Very disorganized waitstaff. Saw lots of them chowing down in food at the bar and not washing up after. Oddest thing was dessert. Waffles with canned peaches and ready- whip, served with a spoon. When we asked for forks, our server said that the restaurant was , " unable to locate forks at the present moment."

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Wine & Waffles is rated 4.3 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Alameda

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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