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American Oak

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2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4521
+1 510-521-5862
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We arrived on a Friday night without a reservation we put our name on the list and went around the corner for a drink. We received a text in about 15 minutes letting us know our table was ready. Our waiter was very knowledgeable when it came to the whiskey and made great recommendations. We had the Brussels sprouts and... More 

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HCMC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Excellent quality farm to table style menu, great drinks and a nice ambiance. It all falls apart however when your greeting at the door with undeserved arrogance and an apparent lack of understanding that the people walking through the door are well paying customers. This has been my experience on enough occasions that I won't be going back.

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Thank Monica L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Amercan oak in Alameda is a perfect spot for dinner and drinks. Its a little pricey at times but the quality is there. You get a hip cool atmosphere with out being snobby. Its great for a first date.

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Thank Josh V
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a recent visit to Alameda. We visit Alameda a few times a year, and always eat at Speisekammer. We decided to try something new this trip. Mistake. The food at American Oak was fine. My fried chicken sandwich was tasty enough, if a little soggy. My husband ordered the Kobe beef burger, which... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

My wife and I ate at American Oak last night, our first time since it re-opened after a fire. In our previous visit, we found the food at a sort of "eh" level, nothing particularly terrible, nothing particularly great. They delivered a good upscale hamburger, roasted Brussels Sprouts dripping with way too much oil, and pretty much shouting "we're about... More 

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Rochester, New York
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Excellent! We went for a late night light dinner on 10/30/14. Started with a couple of fancy non-alcohol drinks & they were super! This place is totally about whiskeys & bourbons so there was a huge selection of those for those who enjoy them. We had a few items from the menu like the pear salad, brussel sprouts, house made... More 

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Thank elfie
Alameda, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

The food and drinks are great. And the atmosphere is usually vibrant but not too loud. But the service is very uneven. Management needs to gain control of the kitchen and wait staff to make this a really good place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

American Oak specializes in cocktails. They are truly great, so plan on having at least one. Next, make sure you visit on Sunday, as that is the only day they prepare the slow-cooked dry-rub ribs, bbq sauce on the side. Can't tell you how wonderful these ribs are--you just have to experience them yourself. Same goes for their fabulous mac&... More 

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Thank Potso
Alameda, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I really like American Oak. Every salad, side dish, and main I have had here has been DELICIOUS. Last week I had a perfectly seasoned rib eye steak, cooked precisely to medium rare, served with a nicely dressed salad and a side of my choice. I ordered the french fries (that were french fry heaven,) but then I got a... More 

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Thank Jill T
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Dined here on Tue, Apr 1st with my wife and daughter. Nice place, service was good, and food was very good. My wife truly enjoyed her burger, also loved the fries which my wife shared with me and our daughter. I had a half rack of ribs and they're tender they fall off the bone. We had pudding for dessert,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-521-5862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?