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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    December 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 16, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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<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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent American Cuisine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We sat in the garden, and it was beautiful. The food was not super interesting, but it was delicious. We brought along an infant in a child seat, and appreciated how accommodating the staff was. All in all, you'll have a very pleasant evening at this place."
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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 Louro
Louro
Louro Restaurant by Chef David Santos presents a menu of New American cuisine, highlighted by international influences. The daily dinner menu at Louro is offered six days a week (Tuesday – Sunday), drawing from the Chef’s French culinary background, Portuguese heritage and acclaimed creative cooking and dining experiences. Monday night dinners feature revolving themed dinner experiences inspired by the success of Chef Santos’ popular Um Segredo supper club. Prior to being the Executive Chef at Louro, Chef Santos held the same roles at such restaurants as Per Se, Bouley, and Restaurant Nicholas. Enjoy his creative fare in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Menu is limited but excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was tasty and inventive, and the service was efficient and exceedingl pleasant."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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After 30 years at 21 East 16th Street, Union Square Cafe is moving to 19th Street and Park Avenue South. We are currently closed, and we plan to re-open at our new location in spring 2016. We hope that you’ll follow our journey to our new home. Sign up for Union Square Cafe’s newsletter at unionsquarecafe.com and follow us @unionsquarecafe on Instagram and Twitter to get updates and go behind-the-scenes as the team prepares to re-open the restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Below Expectations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I've been to Union Square Cafe several times before, and it was great. Unfortunately, this time it was only good. My gnocchi were not hot, and the lamb dish tasted like it had been warmed over. On the other hand, the service was as professional and friendly as always. Maybe it was just an off night."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
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