Great food and great service
Amazing food and service. Everything we ordered was super flavorful! Great date night.
Outstanding hamburger and pastrami sandwiches!!!
Very tasty. Great crispy fries! Inventive desserts!
Consistently amazing....between the food, service and ambiance, it is the perfect place for a mid-week dinner with that special someone. Order several dishes and share. The chicken and pork chop are staples at dinner, but never miss a seafood special.
Wood tavern never disappoints me. This is one of many times I’ve been and tho it isn’t cheap it is a value. Wonderful service and the food has a attention to detail one rarely finds. I always have the chicken but have tasted many things on the menu and all are a treat. The meats and cheeses to start are beyond amazing and save room for desert! Desert is always different and always a taste explosion. I don’t hesitate when I say Wood Tavern is one of the top 5 restaurants in the Bay Area. If you haven’t gone go! Oh and they make the best manahattan in the land.
Waited several weeks to get a reservation, but experience sure worth it! We were celebrating two birthdays. Wonderful food, had the pork belly appetizer, great sauce. For entrees we had the one-half chicken, wow so tender, the double pork chop, yum and the monk fish , moist and delicious. Dessert was the chocolate, chocolate cake and the pous de creme- scrumptious!
Probably not the place for a quiet intimate dinner, but the quality and taste of the food is worth it.
Dining at Wood Tavern is always a great experience and a great meal! My husband and I live on the East Coast, but whenever we're in Oakland visiting family, we make a point of having dinner here at least once during our visit. The menu changes daily, so it never gets old, and the servers are enthusiastic and professional.
Food was reasonable. Steak was cooked perfectly and delicious but soup was brought out super hot and the bowl was basically the size of my half of the table. Seating is a bit uncomfortable and tables are small. Super noisy but overall nice atmosphere.
Love this restaurant. I really enjoyed my cod dish and my husband loved his steak! Great salad. And our waiter was right on top of things. The bartender made my husband's drink just the way he likes it. What's not to love about Wood Tavern?
Food was really excellent, especially the chickpea and squid stew. Very interesting well priced wine list as well. Will absolutely be back! A great meal.
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. If you want to try it without the higher cost of dinner, their lunch sandwiches and appetizers are great. I went with a friend for lunch and it was so much better than going out for brunch somewhere else!
Excellent food and service, consistently. Would recommend for any occasion. Lots of fun!
Delicious blue cheese hamburger on a baguette roll with
skinny crispy fries! Yummy! Enjoyed the coconut cake with blood oranges and sauce. Beautiful presentation!
Very attentive service. Comfort food!
Pastrami sandwich & fries are the best! Service is good. Enjoyable each time we go.
Always looking for a restaurant halfway between Benicia and San Bruno for our twice-monthly lunches. This will be our new favorite. Easy to the freeway and parking simple. Excellent service, good menu, great drinks. Can't wait to try the Hot Pastrami Sandwich. Cheese/Chacuterie selections excellent as was the cod sandwich. Give it a try!
Great food. Good service
Food was excellent...delicious crab salad and pastrami sandwich, out of this world!
Rhubarb dessert not so much (too sweet and runny)..but overall very good and just the right amount, as we shared each dish.
Afterward walked up and down College Ave in and out of fun shops...great day in Rockridge~
Extraordinary food and service.
But fior us: loud.
Way too loud!!!
This was our first time at Wood Tavern, but it won't be our last. Our whole experience (other than trying to find parking) was fabulous. The service was excellent (a glass was never left empty for long), the food was yummy, and the restaurant was hopping, a sure sign of a popular place. We all loved our dining experience.
Great as usual
Food was excellent.
Wonderful good, wonderful service, good wine list by glass or bottle.
Enjoyed the mushroom sandwich for lunch. It's a busy place, but they didn't rush us. Very comfortable. Great place for lunch if you can get a reservation.
We had gone years ago and were not impressed. But it continued to do well so we tried again. The crab salad had dried out shelled crab studded with tiny pieces of Thai peppers.., none of the signature sweetness of fresh Dungeness crab. The grouper was on a bed of tamarind sauce that fit neither in the East or on College. The best part was the baguette toast with whiskey laced chicken liver and cranberry sauce and mustard. Squid with chick peas were good also. Overall expensive and disappointing.
The dinning experience was great and the food was very good.
Great food cocktails and food choices. Our waitress was downright awesome 🌝 Thanks
An Oakland classic. No wonder this place is always booked - great food and service.
We always enjoy The Wood Tavern! Great food, nice staff and a good time!
Our waitress wasn't the friendliest and in fact she had to be right - but, we had an amazing time in spit of her. The food is always spectacular and the drinks, 5 stars.
So wonderful that my friend who is the G.M. for a highly rated restaurant, took photos of our lunch. We had pate, rillets, fish stew and the incomparable roast chicken. Perfect chenin blanc with the meal. I'm always excited to eat here.
Lovely lunch spot with great food. Window table was a bit tight and noisy but overall nice outing.
Two of us shared several dishes, all delicious, and served in two portions for our convenience. Very attentive service. The only negative is the noise level which is louder than optimal. Also, excellent cocktails.
Fabulous service, food and comfort. Bit noisy but worth it all.
Good food, small venue
Even though there were few patrons (we got there at 2:30 p.m.) it was noisy. Don't know if it was because music was playing or what...but I've noticed that in the past. Not sure what can be done about that.
The bean soup is excellent. I had the sea bass. I thought it was a little over cooked, but good.
One of my favorites! Always a great experience.
Busy college avenue parking only one hour in neighborhood. Tasty sandwiches. Cole slaw slight salty.
Very difficult to get a reservation here, and we finally got one on a Monday for lunch when we both had the day off. Food excellent, wish we were able to try more different dishes. Aside from the moderate noise volume (but no restaurants are quiet anymore), only slight complaint is that service was a bit rushed -- i.e. as soon as we finished a course, almost as soon as we put down our forks, a server was there to whisk away our plates, as if anxious to finish us up. Still, we definitely intend to find an occasion to visit here again.