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.
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.
The Right Angle Salon and Barber
Shop, located amongst the lively shops and restaurants of the Rockridge
neighborhood of Oakland, is a destination you should happily make a
morning, afternoon, or evening out of visiting. Our staff of experienced stylists
all possess the skills and knowledge to deliver a full range of
services, whether you need a fresh trim to a completely new look. Check
out the stylist pages, or read what satisfied clients have said on Yelp
to learn more about us. We hope to see you soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On an unassuming stretch of Oakland ’s College Avenue, Restaurateur Philip Chu opens the eagerly anticipated Restaurant Chu. Following the success of Kirin on Solano in Berkeley, Chu expands his vision for haute fare cuisine, adding a new dimension to the culinary landscape of North Oakland. With a focus on quality, cross-cultural ingredients, gracious service, and comfortably refined ambiance, Chu synthesizes the perfect dining experience.
Slowly revealing themselves in small waves to your palate, erupting in vibrant tastes and unique textures, Chu’s subtle mixing of bold spices, seductive flavors and superior ingredients, transforms the traditional into the exceptional. Focused on simplicity, elegance and sophistication, Chu integrates food into art and art into food with his creative and innovative plating technique. This talented and driven chef intuitively brings together the best offerings of the East and West.
After 25 years of preparing authentic Japanese cuisine for exceptional restaurants such as Kiku of Tokyo, Mikaku San Francisco, Kirala, and We Be Sushi, Chef Tatsuya Koyake decides to have his own space to share his passion for cooking. Come join him for a taste of Japan.
Brian C. says on Yelp: "Been wanting to go here for quite some time and finally had the chance last night. I really loved everything about this eatery. I m not a fan of the quiet boojie pretentious restaurants. This place is packed with people just having a good time together, which is how it should be when u go out. The lighting adds to the ambiance as well. And even though it was packed we really only waited about 10 mins for a table. The service was spot in as well. From the hostess, to our 3 servers. Every single one was extremely nice, professional and knowledgeable of the menu.
Now for the food....seriously probably the best ramen I've had. I ordered the pork belly with garlic miso which was exactly what the waiter described to me. It was a more savory and spicier broth and dish. For starters we had the fried rice, persimmon salad and a greens and avo salad with a creamy miso dressing. All were pretty epic but they really need to sell their vinegarette they used in the persimmon salad, to go. It was that good. I was honestly way too stuffed for dessert but my cousin ordered the miso ice cream bar covered in white chocolate and puffed rice. I had 2 bites and again...they did not disappoint. I def wanna try their apple cinnamon bar next time cause that looked damn tasty as well."
Minimalist Eighties decor meets rustic pottery at this tiny Japanese restaurant, where solid culinary technique takes the yawn out of good old classics like udon and teriyaki. Dine early if you want a full selection of sushi and daily specials: the chefs buy enough fish fresh for the day, so when they're out, you're out of luck.
The JULES story was born out of a passion for good food, family and a love of community. John and Jan Ordway, finding a scarcity of restaurants to take their young girls, decided to open their own place. A spacious, modern and comfortable space where healthy, organic food would be paramount, community involvement important and where employees would have a fun and positive place to work… and unlike anything you have come to expect in the world of fast food.
Khana Peena is a family owned and operated Indian bistro in the heart of Oakland. We are passionately committed to making the best tasting, most healthy, authentic Indian cuisine. The menu features dishes prepared with an innovative and creative flair. Our renowned chefs are devoted to serving our guests dishes made with freshness and care. We rely on seasonal produce and local farmers whenever possible. All of our Indian spices are fresh and of artisan quality, handpicked by our own family members in India. Our passion for food and 30 years of experience drives us to serve amazing and constantly changing specials to our guests.
Not to be confused with “Sicilian” style, “Stuffed Crust” or other “deep dish” pizzas, Zachary’s Stuffed Chicago Style pizza is something else altogether. A thin layer of our house made pizza dough is tucked into a deep dish pizza pan. We fill the pie with the highest quality cheese and any combination of fresh toppings. Another thin layer of dough is then added to cover the filling. The pizza is then topped with our zesty, diced tomato sauce and is slowly cooked in our oven. The top layer of dough will melt into the cheese and seal in flavor as our flaky, buttery crust bakes until it is golden brown. Allow 30-40 minutes for Stuffed Pizzas.
Caitlin T. says on Yelp: "This place never ceases to amaze me. I have been coming here for years, and not once have I been disappointed -- with the food or service. They always pay close attention to their regulars: Sing, Kristy, and the place's owner.
The food is prepared lightning fast with meticulous regard to flavor and spice. You'd think they've got a robot in the kitchen... The pad thai, pad kee mow, and pad see ew are perfection!
And for their thai tea? My stomach is squealin' as I type this.
In other words, everyone should go here! The prices are right, the service is wonderful, and the food is savory as hell."
"Soi" is a Thai word for side streets or alley ways which, together, form the essential life line that makes up the fabric of Bangkok city. Like the city, our menu is a modern take on the traditional through the use of fresh local ingredients, sustainable practice, and creative approach to authentic Thai dishes. We like to see it as a beginning of something interesting.
Louis Kao’s handsome little noodle shop is an appealing stir-fry of the vivid and the simple. Good-quality meats and poultry — in most cases grilled to a blackened deliciousness — get most of the focus atop basic bowls of soupy ramen or wok-tossed noodles. Grilled chicken over ginger noodles is a home-style dish you could dip your chopsticks into once a week, while grilled beef udon in curry broth is lush and satisfying. Noodles can be a tad overcooked, but you’ll happily slurp everything around them.
Takara Sushi was the first in the Bay Area to introduce the Sushi Boats decades ago, a unique sushi bar dining experience, now popular all over the country. It fascinated sushi lovers, and the rest is history.
We serve full Japanese lunch and dinner, and welcome your to-go orders and catering.
For nearly 30 years, Market Hall Foods (formerly The Pasta Shop) has served as the East Bay's source for the best specialty groceries, the tastiest prepared foods, the finest cheeses and gifts of food.
Our buyers, chefs and cheesemongers are always working to ensure we're sharing nothing but the best with our customers. If we have to travel to the groves of an olive oil producer, the fields of a chicken farmer or the pastures of a cheesemaker, we will do it to be sure you know where our products come from.
We Changed Our Name - The Pasta Shop is now Market Hall Foods - August 2016
Originally named The Pasta Shop after the fresh pasta and ravioli the store made daily (and still does), in 2016 the nationally recognized specialty food store changed it's name to Market Hall Foods. Now, Market Hall Foods encompasses two retails stores in Oakland and Berkeley, as well as the online shop, markethallfoods.com.
The first Market Hall Foods opened in 1987 inside the European-style market place, Rockridge Market Hall. Then in 1996, a new location was opened at the 4th Street Shopping District in Berkeley. Then, an e-commerce site, selling a curated selection of ingredients from the shops, was launched in 2005.
The brand name The Pasta Shop still exists and the fresh pasta, ravioli and sauces the company makes are sold at our retail and online shops, as well as at the San Francisco Farmers Market, GoodEggs.com, many markets throughout the Bay Area, and is also served at over 200 restaurants.
All these businesses are still owned and operated by the Wilson family, siblings Sara, Tony and Peter. In 2017, Market Hall Foods & The Pasta Shop will celebrate 30 years.