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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
7:30 PM
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Wood Tavern

4.7
2033 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
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  • Neighborhood Gem (42)
  • Fit for Foodies (30)
  • Great for Lunch (27)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(510) 654-6607
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Maximilian DiMare
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alcatraz
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Parking details
Metered street parking until 6:00PM and non-metered side street parking available all day.
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Public transit
Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2033 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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Katherinec (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous service, food and comfort. Bit noisy but worth it all.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food, small venue

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Chloesgrammy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The bean soup is excellent. I had the sea bass. I thought it was a little over cooked, but good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of my favorites! Always a great experience.

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Frsvat (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Busy college avenue parking only one hour in neighborhood. Tasty sandwiches. Cole slaw slight salty.

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vipMarkAndYeong (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

I always like to eat at this place although I wish the place was a little warmer always feels like the fan is on , other than that good place to eat

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Somewhat noisy & cold [temperature] - food and service were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Just a friendly neighborhood hangout with outstanding food, ambience, and service. Got here regularly, and everyone there always seems to be chill and having a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I love Wood Tavern - especially for the great service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

At this point, people do not need me to explain why Wood Tavern is excellent. Incredibly consistent, yummy classic comfort food. Great sandwiches, pork chops, cocktails - you can't go wrong here. Always attentive, friendly service.

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vipjorsco (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Our go-to casual restaurant on the other side of the hill from Danville. Innovative cuisine, friendly service, never disappoints.

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Donato (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

I go for the burgers with avocado and fries. I couldn't finish my fries and asked for a box to take them home. We waited and waited for our check and finally I had to go up to the hostess who then rang us up. As we were leaving, our very ineffective and inattentive waitress apologized, saying somehow my fries weren't there. I doubt she even had a clue how bad her service was.

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vipTEDIS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good wine selections, appetizers were very good but our two entrees were good but unfortunately “drowned” in sauces.

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JohnG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Had lunch at the bar. Best burger in the East Bay.

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vipViNgu (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

My guy and I had a great dinner dining on Brussels Spouts and grilled squid for starters. His pork chop was cooked to perfection and the flavors of my entree were delicious. We had coconut cake for dessert...I LOVE COCONUT CAKE!! Cocktails were on point and so was our server! Our hostess also gave us the romantic two top by the window. Great date night!! Thanks Wood Tavern!

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gfung 
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

It was my first time there, and I would recommend highly to my friends. The choices for charcuterie and cheeseboard were excellent. We love the house made honey on almonds, cranberry and various items that come with the butcher block. Wine list is good, and the main has good portion. Too full to have dessert, so we have to go back to try other items that we didn't have.

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vipTuesdaydiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

As always, Wood Tavern never disappoints. The mushroom soup, the citrus crab salad, the sea bass were excellent! Did we need two scoops of the home-churned ice cream? Probably not! But did we love it? Yes!!!

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