We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bourbon and Beef

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American
5634 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-788-4821
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“beef” (12 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5634 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2018

This restaurant is permanently closed. It is boarded up. OpenTable doesn’t take reservations. The phone line is not answered and the voicemail is full.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The evening started nicely enough. I sat at the bar (as I got there early before my date). The bartendar was very nice. I asked about the Happy Hour menu and asked about the drinks. Pretty much - the bartender indicated that none of the...More

Thank ZMMom
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had been here numerous times over several years. Decided to return, this time with a Groupon. Rule number 1 (sorry, Bill Maher): Groupon needs to define "major holiday." Since when is Father's Day a major holiday? Groupon not honored, but so what? We had...More

Thank bardsf
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The feel when you walk through the door makes it the right place. We sat at the bar the last time and had a great impromptu dinner. The owner was helping our at the bar and this is good because I do think they could...More

Thank Rusty R
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Good menu for those who love well-prepared meats. Nice quiet atmosphere and good cocktails. Good attentive service.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I had dinner in this restaurant and the food was really great. The meat is really amazing and we could taste some bourbon at the bar thanks to the very nice staff. I advise you to book your table.

Thank Nicolas D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Last few visits, service and food underwhelming. Last visit, waited close to 10 minutes after the restaurant stated opening time, for doors to finally open. When they did, no apologies, and then unwilling to accommodate seating request (even though restaurant empty) stating table requested to...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

For a place that seems to position itself as a beef specialty house, the steak was unpleasantly tough although properly cooked. Service was amateurish, our table surface was a cheap-looking and sticky butcher block. Overall unimpressive and not a great destination spot if you want...More

Thank rtrautner
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This has become our go-to place in all of the East Bay, for good reason. Great food, service and ambiance, including some very comfortable and roomy booths. Also, despite the restaurant being almost full the several times we've been there. it's always been on the...More

Thank Southside
Reviewed 26 October 2016

near the Rockridge Bart this makes a nice stop for commuters. It's got a nice bar area (lovely comfy seats) and nice classy vibe. Good drinks, a friendly bar tender, and Monday you can get a deal on the local oysters. Other food is quite...More

Thank GPToak
Nearby HotelsSee all 50 hotels in Oakland
Maya Motel
1 review
1.46 km away
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
1,622 reviews
1.90 km away
Rose Garden Inn
403 reviews
1.92 km away
Value Inn
1 review
2.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
605 reviews
.29 km away
Belotti Ristorante E Bottega
77 reviews
.39 km away
Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant
228 reviews
.03 km away
A Cote
147 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mountain View Cemetery
152 reviews
1.44 km away
Telegraph Avenue
170 reviews
1.26 km away
Chapel of the Chimes Oakland
12 reviews
1.47 km away
Oakland Public Library
5 reviews
1.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bourbon and Beef staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5634 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-788-4821
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing