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Wood Tavern, Oakland, CA
Award-winning

Wood Tavern

4.8
4.8
2744 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Lively
  • Good for special occasions
Wood Tavern is nestled into a charming neighborhood shopping district on bustling College Avenue. Serving a hearty American Brasserie style menu. The contemporary loft- like space houses a dining room filled with "butcher block' tables, a comfy, copper topped bar and a chef's counter where you can dine watching the chef in action.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 654-6607
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Esteban Escobar
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 28 for semi-private parties. For buy-outs the Tavern can accommodate up to 40 for sit-down dinner. Contact restaurant directly for information.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Alcatraz
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking until 6:00PM and non-metered side street parking available all day.
  • Public transit
    Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Best Overall

  • East Bay

    Best Food

2,744 Reviews
  1. Linda

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Martini excellent. Gnocchi excellent. Service excellent. Wood Tavern is a reliable favorite.

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  2. food4us

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal with special pate’s, cheese and a delicious fried chicken salad

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic date night! Will be back… lovely presentation of delicious food.

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  4. WithaGrainofSalt

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wood Tavern has such an amazing lunch. So much so that I scheduled a business meeting here and traveled from Financial District, which was so worth the short BART commute and pleasant walk. I ordered my go-to favorite, the pan-fried cod sandwich and my associate ordered the seared Ahi Tuna salad. We both absolutely loved our meals and it seemed as if everyone else was enjoying their food as well. It was a packed house on a Wednesday afternoon and a reservation is definitely a great idea!

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  5. DIDI

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The signature pork chop and chicken dishes do not disappoint! Service(Henry) was excellent. Drinks are great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to pastrami joint. Only available before 5. Any of the sandwich Items are great. Bartender Devon is awesome! Make Resy first or sit at the bar first come first serve.

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  7. Localdiner

    New York City

    235 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great experience at this restaurant. Bonus for us was the porchetta sandwich. In my mind should be available 9 or 10 months a year. Additional bonus for me was running into people we don’t see that often. They were there celebrating an unexpected visit from their grand daughter. Just a wonderful time

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  8. ZoeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wood tavern is always a guaranteed good meal with great service.

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  9. SimonL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tell the chef sandwich was rlly good Thx again for ur service!!

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  10. MatthewC

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food- pork chop with the French fries was a great tip!

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FAQs

Wood Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 654-6607.

Wood Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 2744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Alcatraz
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking until 6:00PM and non-metered side street parking available all day.
  • Public transit
    Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Esteban Escobar
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 654-6607
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 28 for semi-private parties. For buy-outs the Tavern can accommodate up to 40 for sit-down dinner. Contact restaurant directly for information.
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