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Restaurants in Oakland

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Oakland restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Oakland restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Oakland to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Oakland restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Oakland.

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  • À Côté

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With many of its Mediterranean, small-plate dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven, À Côté has become a fixture Rockridge restaurant. But amongst the s... More
  • Barlata

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On Oakland’s restaurant row, in the Temescal neighborhood, this tapas bar serves authentic small plates from Catalonia—pa amb tomàquet; patatas bra... More
  • Boot and Shoe Service

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A pared-down pizzeria with an endless array of toppings (sausage, potato, and egg, to name a few). More
  • Brown Sugar Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Weekend mornings, locals queue up outside this diner-like restaurant, where biscuits and glazed ribs are considered standard brunch fare. More
  • Caffè 817

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Serving Italian-style breakfasts and lunches, Caffè 817 sits on a tree-lined street in Old Oakland and is decorated with the work of select Bay Are... More
  • Camino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Founded by Russell Moore, a former chef at Chez Panisse, this restaurant has an open kitchen that cooks using a fireplace hearth and a wood-burning... More
  • Commis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A spare, albeit highly innovative, restaurant on a nondescript block of Piedmont Avenue (“across the street from Blockbuster,” notes the restaurant... More
  • Doña Tomás

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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  • Everett & Jones

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A family-run soul food restaurant, Everett & Jones opened in 1973 and has expanded with multiple locations. The dining room of this Oakland site is... More
  • Flora

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Known for its handcrafted cocktails and New American cuisine, this lively restaurant is housed in the former Oakland Floral Depot, a blue-and-silve... More
  • Grasshopper

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Marzano

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Designed to resemble a traditional Italian trattoria, Marzano is housed in a white-stucco building with a terracotta-tile roof. Inside, glass demij... More
  • MUA

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Late-night revelers push aside the tables after dinner to dance. More
  • Picán

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Adds a twist to classic soul-food, like buttermilk fried chicken—ask for a side of truffled honey to drizzle on top. More
  • Pizzaiolo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The heritage hardware store sign still hangs beside this 83-seat pizzeria, where the chef is an alumni from the Chez Panisse kitchen. Worn wooden f... More

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