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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    February 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott's Seafood restaurant has been the standard for fresh seafood in the Bay Area since 1976. With an incredible view of San Francisco and the Oakland waterfront, Scott's has been named the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Oakland for a good reason. Scott's Famous Cioppino, Seafood Saute', Alaskan Halibut, New England Clam Bake Stew and our award winning Clam Chowder are some of the classic favorites. Piano bar every night with Maxine Glover playing Wednesday through Saturday. Also performing Sunday through Tuesday the incredible John Turk. The Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet features "Just the Three of us" Jazz group each Sunday. Also, window and patio seating are on a first come first serve basis.<br />If you are in need of private dinning, please contact our catering services. Scott's offers private rooms for small intimate groups or larger groups up to 400 guests. We also do off-site catering. See you at Scott's!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have dined here several times and are always happy with the experience. Scott's is a large and comfortable, but can get very busy. There is an outside patio. The cuisine is upscale and a bit pricy. The menu changes frequently and always includes great seafood dishes. Our entrees included Dungeness crab encrusted swordfish, cedar planked orange and bourbon salmon (great Jack Daniels glaze). Our excellent appetizers included a warm artichoke and crab gratin (Yum!). Desserts are great including Pauline’s Rumcake. There is a full bar and nice wine list. Service is good, but can be a little slow when the restaurant is slammed. Complimentary Valet parking in adjacent parking garage is a big deal in parking-unfriendly Walnut Creek."
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Americano features robust Italian farm-to-table cuisine with an emphasis on the philosophies of the Slow Food movement. Chef Kory Stewart features a refreshing interpretation of Italian classics prepared with ingredients from the Ferry Building's farmer's market and Bay Area artisan Producers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
nice way to spend the holiday
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We dined here on Christmas and thus ordered from a special prix fixe 3 course holiday menu with choices within each course. All selections were excellent. Our entrees included Liberty duck breast, butter braised black cod, and the vegetable medley. Appetizers consisted of Tuscan kale soup and gnocchi with braised oxtail. All dishes were tasty and satisfying. Desserts were sticky toffee pudding and cara-cara granite. There also is an excellent cocktail list. N Both the décor and the service were was gracious and refined. The dining rooms are very comfortable, but although the restaurant is on the Embarcadero, not all rooms have water views."
Dined on 12/25/2013
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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At Farallon, Chef Mark Franz serves coastal cuisine with French influence. The menu changes daily depending on what's fresh. Expect exciting combinations and show-stopping execution.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food plus great ambiance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Farallon describes its menu as coastal cuisine, meaning mostly freshly caught fish and other fresh seafood. Our entrees were the Maryland striped bass and the Artic Char. Both were excellent and portions were quite sufficient. The shellfish bisque was excellent, as well. Other menu choices included Sashimi, Dungeness Crab, calamari, and trout. There were also caviar and oyster options. Our server, Nate, was friendly, efficient, accommodating, resourceful, made us feel special and had excellent recommendations. He and the sommelier, Adam, devised a nice wine pairing for my meal including 4 different half glasses The ambiance is romantic and gives an impression of dining underwater. The restaurant was full and thus somewhat noisy."
Dined on 04/01/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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WENCE'S Restaurant is a family owned business where we believe even the smallest details matter to ensure every customer is pleased and eager to return. Our friendly staff will provide you with impeccable service and in the back you will find Chef Gerardo Wence and his highly skilled staff preparing you an outstanding meal!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
excellent neighborhood restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/24/2013
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was excellent. Our appetizers included white truffle Mac N Cheese and pan fried crab cakes filled with Dungeness crab meat. For entrees we chose seared white sea bass and chicken scallopini. All were delicious. The menu offers a wide selection with a number of other meat, poultry, seafood, and pasta dishes. Service was friendly and efficient and prices reasonable
We dined here on Christmas Eve, so the restaurant was not real crowded and thus not noisy
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Dined on 12/24/2013
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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Sleek and modern with one foot firmly in the Old World is the feeling at Perbacco. The restaurant boasts a brick wall original to the historic 1913 Hind building, with other touches such as a bar top and floor tiles made from white Carrara marble. With 16 seats at the bar and 7 more intimate tables, Perbacco creates an atmosphere for a glass of wine or a light bite. Perbacco also features 2 dining rooms, one on the main floor and a smaller one on the Mezzanine, which has the added allure of serving as "theater", with windows to watch all the action in the kitchen below.<br />Chef Staffan Terje strives to cook the finest food reflecting the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria. Handcrafted, house-made salami, prosciutto and other meats are featured at the salumi bar. Filled pastas, a tradition in Piemonte, range from the traditional ravioli to the more exotic agnolotti. Main courses feature traditional dishes such as Bollito Misto and milk-braised pork shoulder with Savoy cabbage.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional total dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great food is essential to a great dining experience. Very true at Perbacco, where every dish was exceptional. Our's included the quail Breast, the Tajarin (Tagliatelle with 5 hour pork and porcrini mushroom sugo), the Vegetable Ragout, white chocolate-giandula bar, and the Chocolate Sorbetto. But, any really memorable dining experience includes much more than the food. And all of the elements were present at Perbacco. The ambiance was great with two dining levels. The second level is quieter. Most importantly, the staff. were great. Both Ben, our server, and Catherine, a manager, were friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, patient, and made great food and wine recommendations. We also enjoyed speaking with Umberto (owner?)."
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Built and designed by celebrated architect Julia Morgan, the ambiance of Julia's at Berkeley City Club is reminiscent of the grace and elegance of the 1930’s. Serving lunch and dinner, the culinary staff is innovative, creative, and offers a contemporary approach to your dining experience, inspired by local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our diverse wine list complements our menu featuring local California wines and carefully selected wine regions from around the world. The staff’s warm, attentive and flexible service allows us to accommodate almost every type and size event for corporate and social gatherings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A memorable dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The experience at Julias will be remember for a long time. The ambiance in this historic Julia Morgan designed building is exquisite. It is elegant and serene. The he attentive service from Tony, assisted by Hunter, was absolutely top-notch; friendly but professional, with all questions answered and all dining needs met. Food and wine recommendations were spot on. From the five main courses, we chose the grilled pork chop with organic polenta and brussel sprouts, and the crispy chicken breast with creamy grits. Both were delicious, as were the sides of roasted organic beets and celery root soup. Other entrees included rack of lamb, petrale sole, and bavette steak. There is a very nice wine list and a full bar. Prices are reasonable."
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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