At Ben & Nick’s Bar & Grill we focus on great pub food, local
and hard to find beers & well-crafted cocktails. With our
easy-going atmosphere and quality products, we are a restaurant unlike
any other in the Rockridge area. Founded in 1997.
We are a family owned and operated Pub in the Rockridge area of Oakland. Please stop by and watch your favorite games. We offer all Direct TV sports packages on 9 HD screens. NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice, ESPN Game Plan (NCAA).
A Historic Location Focused on Classic-Inspired Cocktails and Beer.
The College Avenue location is in the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the East Bay, where oddly enough, there aren’t any other non-restaurant bars focusing on higher-end cocktails. The space itself is also unique. Featuring a huge brick fireplace (which will be fired up in the winter), the 1912-era building is one of the oldest in the area. And the kicker, according to Jeff Saltzman (co-owner), is that its original purpose was to house a pro-Prohibition group called, yes, the Rockridge Improvement Club.
You may feel like you're dropped into a ski lodge, with a roaring fire, a pool table, and ping pong tables--is a great place: friendly but not decorous; well-loved; lively but not claustrophobic, and, mercifully, quiet enough to have a conversation.
This bar draws a lively and standing-room-only crowd of grad students, hipsters, and blue-collar locals with its cheap drinks, jukebox, Sriracha-spiked free popcorn, student discounts, no-frills vibe, unusually friendly bartenders, and unpretentious attitude. On the weekends, it can be especially crowded. This cash-only dive bar also has a little-known lower level that’s affectionately called “the undergraduate.”
We are three friends who have a shared love of high quality teas and coffee. Combined, we bring over 55 years of coffee and tea experience. We are excited to be running Highwire to be able to share our experience and passion with our customers and community.
Hudson Bay Cafe was established in 1978. It has been a Rockridge destination for
the past 34 years. We are a full service cafe, offering premium coffees, teas, soups, salads, sandwiches, beer and wine. We have a wide offering of candy and chocolates.
Janet R. says on Yelp: "Very happy with my experience at this coffee shop. I got in to Oakland very early and decided I would skip the office and work from a coffee shop. Normally, this is a shot in the dark (tight spaces, unreliable wifi, noisy space, etc). I walked soon after they opened at 7:15am and was a bit skeptical. Not only was it conveniently located to Rockridge Bart, but it had everything I needed. Consistently reliable FREE WiFi. Tea (wide selection) and even gluten free pastries! I was happy to knock out breakfast, get my morning caffeine fix, and work. I stayed a couple of hours and never felt like I had gone past my time. Prices are good! I got a tea pot and an oat bar for $7! They also give you hot water and tea refills. Loved the sunlit room in the back, the convenience of having multiple outlets and the amount of seating space. I was concerned bringing in my carry-on baggage and it being an inconvenience, but it was a spacious room! Awesome place! Adding to the list of favorites for when I am in town next."
We are a neighborhood chocolate cafe serving artisanal chocolate and coffee drinks and house baked pastries as well as delicious savory eats!
We emphasize local sourcing, including bicycle coffe and big house beans for our coffee, clover organic dairy and many bay area chocolate makers in our retail selection.
We are proud to serve Niman Ranch all-natural ground chuck. Barney's and Niman Ranch understand that the secret to great beef is the combination of breed, feed, care and age. It's the special attention to these details that make a great hamburger.
Once you've tried our signature rotisserie chicken, you'll keep coming back for more! Our menu also features a wide array of gourmet sides, sandwiches and salads! Did you know we also cater? Boston Market offers our guests taste, value and convenience.
Cactus Taquería is all about freshness, sustainability and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. We make everything from scratch with no artificial ingredients or fillers, and all of our meat and poultry comes from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. Welcome and buen provecho!
The Crepevine was built and created by our family to be a gathering place for families, friends, professionals and students. In our menu, you will always find something exciting to eat; and certainly, our youngest guests will never be disappointed.
Old Brooklyn Bagels & Deli proudly serves organic brewed coffee from Mr. Espresso. Fresh bagels are boiled and baked daily. All-natural deli meats are used in our delicious homemade sandwiches. So come and enjoy your favorite bagel and don't forget to grab a fresh cup of coffee!
Osmanthus is a modern-classic Asian restaurant in Rockridge. Our kitchen focuses on an array of Chinese Regional dishes, Japanese and South-East Asian flavors. We create bold flavors through casual dishes. A full bar serves craft cocktails inspired by Asian ingredients.
Rockridge Cafe has been part of the Oakland community for 40 years, serving homemade food since 1973. Induldge in any of our signature dishes including Rockridge Breakfast, Migas, Pumpkin Waffles, Challah or Croissant French Toast, Ricotta Pancakes and Avocado Quesadilla. We won't tell if you want to eat more than just one. As always, breakfast is served all day.
We also offer lunch plates that will guarantee to satisfy the most demanding appetite. Choose from our classic hamburgers made from Niman-Ranch beef, sandwiches, salads and milkshakes. So come join us at 'The Rock'!
Southie is sandwich shop by day and small bites by night restaurant. Located in the heart of Oakland’s Rockridge district, and next door to its sister restaurant, Wood Tavern, Southie serves up fresh comfort food with locally sourced ingredients.
Healthy, Fresh, Fast
Healthy : We offer a wide variety of delicious and healthy choices for customers with simple and gourmet taste alike.
Fresh : We use only the freshest ingredients in the daily preparation of our food.
Fast : We offer friendly and efficient service every time.
Dave Thomas opened our first Wendy's restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. He opened the door to a new gold standard in quality food.
When other restaurants were using frozen beef and mass-producing food, Dave developed an innovative method to prepare fresh, made-to-order hamburgers.
Every day, we honor his legacy and continue to live through his values by using select, premium ingredients and serving food that's made fresh with every order.
A Cote 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.
Located in the dynamic Rockridge district, our restaurant shares a name with the highway that runs from Naples in Campania to Canosa in Puglia. True to our namesake, we gather our inspiration from Italy’s soulful and lively south.
At A16 Rockridge we explore the seafood-rich culture of the Eastern side of the highway. With his deep-rooted Puglian heritage, Chef Rocky Maselli’s cuisine merges the region’s culinary traditions with the bountiful offerings of Northern California. The menu offers a daily selection of antipasti, raw seafood and handmade pastas. The open dining room showcases our two wood-fire ovens from which we produce authentic Neapolitan pizzas and roasted fish and meats.
Complementing the rustic cuisine, Wine Director/owner Shelley Lindgren selects wines to highlight the indigenous grapes of Southern Italy. Our wine list comprises more than 500 selections, focusing on the wines of the Mezzogiorno. Sixty percent of the wines are Italian and the majority are from Southern regions, including Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Sardinia, and Sicily. In addition to bottles, we also serve over 40 wines by the glass and half bottle carafe. To help you select the best wine for your meal, a sommelier is always available for consultation. The bar features traditional and modern Italian-inspired cocktails and a wide selection of grappa and amaro.
Situated in the congenial East Bay neighborhood of Rockridge in the Market Hall, at the foot of the Oakland hills, Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant has a twofold identity: as a familiar Cafe -- hub of a busy neighborhood (downstairs) -- which serves informal foods and is open all day, every day; and as a fine dining Restaurant (upstairs) known internationally for its traditional Italian dishes made from local, seasonal products with the clarity of a great kitchen driven by respect for traditional cooking methods, continuing search for remarkable ingredients, and passion for intensity of flavors.
Welcome to Wood Tavern, a contemporary, rustic neighborhood restaurant serving an American brasserie experience. Our menu is inspired by California culture and focuses on local, sustainable ingredients. The culinary vision is provided by Executive Chef Yang Peng, in partnership with Rich & Rebekah Wood. With their combined experience, Wood Tavern boasts a welcoming yet sophisticated dining environment for a truly delectable experience.