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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I eat here once in a while and we have never had an bad meal. The salads are always beautiful looking and tasty. This time we had hamburgers and French fries. It was filling and tasty. We sat at the bar and...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Seriously, this place is a staple for me. I work in this neighborhood and have always been 100% impressed with my experience here. There is nothing to stuffy on the menu, but do be a snob.. Everything is done impeccably! And maybe even with a...More

Thank JayDee S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We came here for lunch during the week… quite busy so we ate at the bar. The bartender’s service was great; understated. The Fish Sandwich and Pastrami Sandwich were both perfect. Watch out for the horseradish mustard though, it will clear your sinuses quickly. Will...More

Thank casilva54
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried Wood Tavern for the first time and I know we come back here again. It is a small place so I recommend making reservations. I started off with the apple and butter leaf salad. It was delicious. I had the...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic time at Wood Tavern. Arrived shortly after opening in a weeknight and lucky that there was space available. We chose to sit at the chef's table overlooking the kitchen, which is fascinating. They have a small staff, but...More

Thank ElectricMayhem
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Not really a French Brasserie, Wood Tavern has all the earmarks of my experience with well made food and interesting drinks found in some my favorite French eating establishments. Starting with their Butcher Block selection of Duck Rillettes and Whisky Laced Chicken Liver Pate, through...More

Thank bill d
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I loved this as a special place. Really good food, great location, but you must have reservarions for dinner. A little too loud and crowded for an intimate dinner, but for a fun small group, I love it. I would not take a child here...More

Thank loisg7
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I don't want to say to many great things about WT... because you'll go there and make it even more impossible to get in...

Thank electricsheep2019
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The others who rated Wood Tavern “average” on TripAdvisor capture my sentiments exactly: "Amazing to some, not to me,” “What is all the excitement about?” “Nothing that wowed,” “Overrated,” “I just don't get it.” The food, the service and the atmosphere all made a for...More

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My sister and I stopped for lunch at 1:30 pm on a Tuesday. We were seated immediately, but it took about fifteen minutes before we got any water and another ten minutes before our server took our orders. Since it took awhile for our four...More

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Andrew M
7 May 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
9 September 2015|
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Response from FashionSpeedTravel | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-6607
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