SFNICA
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
SFNICA's Reviews
 
<br>À Côté is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland's charming Rockridge district. Cozy tables surround large communal tables in both the main dining room and on the sunny patio to create a festive atmosphere. Small plates reflecting the best of seasonal Mediterranean cuisine are served family-style by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Menu items are paired with a carefully chosen selection of over 40 wines by the glass as well as a highly diverse bottled wine menu. Specialty drinks featuring fresh fruits, rare botaniques and fine liqueurs are featured at the bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tres Bon!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Once again the good food, good service, and good environment of A Cote wowed us. We have been to this restaurant a few times and I must say that every time the experience is excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend to just focus on the small dishes OR order the larger ones with the purpose of sharing so that you can get a good array of all the excellent tastes. Do not skip on the mussels an the frites!"
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A Latin-inspired, gourmet restaurant..
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A+++
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It's very rare that I find a restaurant worthy of 5 stars.... well Bourbon and Beef has done it for me! Although we were expecting it to be a "good" what we found was one where the amazing food, the excellent service, and the awesome environment all contributed to an A+++ experience. I highly recommend to go there with a good number of friends, order a lot of different dishes and share them family style vs. ordering individually.... otherwise you might miss out on some of the amazing dishes. In terms of 'musts,' you have to try the spicy tortolini, the chile relleno, and the liver (yes.... the liver!), but in all reality, you can't go wrong with anything! All 15 dishes we ordered were just amazing. Can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Bocanova, located in Jack London Square, features Pan-American food in a lively and colorful setting. Available for all your dining needs, we offer intimate tables in our dining room, a number of communal dining tables for larger parties or if you're in the mood to meet new people, and counter seating up by our exhibition kitchen, when you're in the mood for a show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Bocanova strikes again...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"...with an Excellent Rating! I have had the pleasure of dining at BN a few times now and each time the experience seems to get better. I highly recommend sharing as many appetizers as possible (they are all excellent) and get one or two other big dishes to share. Do not skip dessert.... the bread pudding is out of the his world! Enjoy!"
Dined on 4/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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<p>Dona Tomas is a special restaurant where you almost feel like you're at a lively villa in Mexico enjoying fresh squeezed lime margaritas in the courtyard patio or dining on the authentic regional Mexican cuisine in the main room or the crimson red bar room.</p> <p>With our seasonally changing menu and our love and respect for Mexican food and culture, we strive to present a culinary experience highlighting our favorite dishes from Mexico. These are often hard to find in American restaurants and it is our goal to update these classics with the bounty of what is available in the Bay Area, serving them in a fun atmosphere where the energy is always exciting.</p> <p>We use organic, local produce when available, sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken, authentic items like hard to find dried chiles, huitlacoche, verdalogas and much more. We pride ourselves on serving unusual and long forgotten dishes that we have tasted and recreated from our many journeys to Mexico.</p>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We hadn't been to Dona Tomas for a while but having visitors from out of town who wanted "good Mexican food" we thought that DT would be an excellent choice... and it was! As we remembered, the food was excellent as were their cocktails, service was A+ and dining outside was very nice. The only reason why I am not giving 5 stars has do to with the aesthetics of the patio: having the umbrellas in the middle of it make it look a little disarrayed, but otherwise, it's all good! I would go back to DT anytime!"
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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