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Located in the heart of Uptown Oakland, Hopscotch bills itself as an upscale diner. The light-filled dining room with little tables and bright red chairs is an inviting affair. Checkerboard floor and wood-paneling adds a touch of vintage. The menu offers American specialties with Japanese influences adding a surprise element for adventurous eaters. Mains include the famous buttermilk fried chicken, Tonkatsu sandwich and First Base Burger. The drink list offers a choice of inspired cocktails as well as a selection of sake. There's a selection of tea, coffee and juices as well.
Chop Bar, located near Oakland's iconic Jack London Square, serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu boasts all kinds of different dishes inspired by all kinds of global cuisines. Everything from oxtail Poutine to meatloaf to banh mi, tortas and tacos. In addition to the tasty and innovative food menu, Chop Bar features a unique wine on tap system, which features a good number of Northern California wines, as well as regular bottled wine, beer and cocktails. Chop Bar also hosts a full pig roast the third Sunday of every month.
Mua Oakland is one of Oakland's most hip and trendy places to be when it comes to nightlife and good times. Mua serves up delicious New American cuisine, but infused with all kinds of global influences. Popular items include the delicious and juicy half pound Hamburger, the Soft-Shell Crab Po'Boy, Berkshire Pork Lettuce Wrap, among many, many more. In addition to the tasty food, Mua turns into a place to see and be seen after dinner time, with great music, potent drinks and interesting people all mixing together to make for a great night.
From the owners/chefs of the popular ZAX in San Francisco and Berkeley comes Sidebar. This restaurant provides a fresh take on classic Mediterranean cuisine as well as classic comfort foods. In addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus, Sidebar features an "in-between menu". The main feature of Sidebar, however, is the central bar that serves up a nice selection of wines and specialty cocktails.
This fine dining restaurant takes pride in structuring their menu around seasonal and locally grown and produced ingredients. An eight course prix fixe menu features seasonal contemporary dishes that change frequently. Wine pairings are also available as well as their good selection of wines by the bottle or by the glass. This modern, contemporary space and dining experience should not be missed for lovers of exquisitely prepared food.
Do you possess a palate for Mediterranean and French cuisine with a modern twist? If yes, A Cote is the perfect choice for you! Relax in a comfortable ambiance complete with seating on the patio. You can savor any dish out of the regularly changing menu, especially Pomme Frites with Aioli, which is one dish you will find here at all times. Finding parking space is usually a hassle, so be prepared to scout around if you want to relish the fine cuisine here.
Located in the heart of the chic Rockridge area, Wood Tavern is arguably one of Oakland's favorite restaurants. Saying that they have pretty good dishes is a vast understatement. The menu changes frequently but might include dishes like seared duck breast, steaks and freshly made pastas. While the restaurant tends to crowd up, especially during peak hours, an airy breeze (when weather permits) and a friendly staff help to cultivate a casual atmosphere. Equipped with a full cocktail menu and over 70 wines, you can even stop in just for an after-work drink and leave satisfied.