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4395 Piedmont Ave, Ste 2, Oakland, CA 94611-4782
+1 510-601-0305
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17:00 - 01:00
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Oakland, California, United States
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534 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I come here every now and then to get my cheese and charcuterie fix, but i do agree that it's pretty expensive for what you get. I love their pates and cheeses, and cocktails are very good, but expect to pay!

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Thank Dianah R
Fremont, California
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208 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Met some friends for some pre-dinner cocktails. This is the place to go if you want a drink that is not watered down. I ordered a rum and coke and needed to order a side of coke. Our table enjoyed all drinks from sour beer, gimlets, and martinis. Great atmosphere and a Foos ball table.

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Thank Luv2hikejulie
CA
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The way for them to trick you is to slice the meat SO paper-thin and spread it on the plate to give the illusion of a generous serving. In fact for about $15 you get barely 2 oz. of meat, that is $120/pound!!!! Even for homemade (and delicious) this is a rip-off. I gave it 2 stars (instead of one)... More 

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Thank FoliesCheres
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

A great neighborhood spot. The cocktails are top notch, the service excellent, and the cured meats extraordinary. If you try and go for dinner, you'll go home drunk and hungry.

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Thank Cisco D
Berkeley, California
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199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

You don't go here for dinner, you go here for well made cocktails, good list of Italian wines by the glass, and tasty pizza bites. If you are hungry for dinner, have a drink (and a plate of salumi) here, then walk down the street to the sister restaurant, Dopo. If it's later in the evening and Dopo is likely... More 

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Thank nevertooold53
California's Wine Coast Country, California
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This is my go to bar and cocktail. The food is also great. Casual atmosphere and great bar tending is a plus.

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Thank Randy E
Berkeley, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

This is a good place - that simple. Interesting cured meats that taste wonderful and good cocktails (though not cheap by a long shot). It is also a 'cool' place to go. And don't forget their happy hour!

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Thank Dan B
Oakland, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Wonderful ambiance, very spacious and great lighting. Polished granite bar, with a really incredible Italian wine list. One of the best I have ever seen in the Bay Area. Seth behind the bar is totally a great host and I let him choose wines for me each time I have gone. He really knows his stuff. The service has been... More 

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Thank Madrone J
oakland
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2011

I like meat, love it, but also like a balanced meal. The reason to come here is to eat deli meats, which are good, but rest of menu just doesn't inspire.

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San Francisco, California
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231 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

The rest of menu is also very good....small plates to be shared with friends over wine and good conversation. Place has a great neighborhood vibe with few pretensions.

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Thank johndhenry

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Restaurant Details

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Dinner
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Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4395 Piedmont Ave, Ste 2, Oakland, CA 94611-4782
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-601-0305

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