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#22 of 1,053 Restaurants in Oakland
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$$ - $$$
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
+1 510-985-8388
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Sugar Land, Texas
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My scallops in pesto sauce was only 4 star, but my wife's lobster and souffle dessert were 5 star. Cozy, relaxed atmosphere and the service was exceptional. Not cheap, and it's almost an hour's drive from our home, but we will go again !

Thank David R
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A great little restaurant on Collage Avenue near the Collage of Arts And Crafts......excellent food and service.....the wine list is short, but adiqiate......a little pricy .....food is very simple and basic and very, very good.....mesquite grilled fish, a steak....soups, sallads and good desterts....great atmosphere....the owners also have a great burger joint next door with fantastic "real burgers", my grandboys say......

Thank David Paul T
Asheville, North Carolina
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249 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant in Rockridge serves up really outstanding food. Friendly and attentive service with a well-informed waiter who guided us flawlessly through the best menu items, especially the impeccable seafood stew, mussels, calamari, and chocolate soufflé. Definitely call ahead for a reservation because the restaurant was very busy when we were there.

Thank Frank E
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went as group of 9. Prince Edward Island mussels in Pernod-shallot butter broth was outstanding: fresh, tender, sweet, and flavorful, and the creamy broth tempted everyone to sop it up with bread. The chopped calamari was also superb; the baby calamari were tender and a little crunchy from the panko bread crumbs, and the accent of ginger, scallion, and jalapeno... More 

Thank Joseph K
Castle Pines, Colorado
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner in this cozy little nook. We had made a reservation and were glad we did; the place was very full the entire time we were there. Our server was attentive and helpful - love that the menu here changes daily. We started with the calamari and it was some of the best we have ever... More 

Thank Anchored
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Not much room inside, but the food is outstanding!! We had the scallops, steak, and lobster. All were incredible! We also were given some mussels for our first visit and they were phenomenal! We tried one of every dessert and you can't go wrong! Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. Not... More 

Thank Steven S
Tracy, California
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a reservation for 3 people and the table that they gave us was perfect.We have been to this restaurant a few times, the service was good as before but now they have too many people walking around doing nothing. The signature drinks were perfect, we had oysters,mussels and calamari for appetizers and were very good,then for entrees we... More 

Thank dartmanbull
Berkeley, California
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191 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Where is it written that restaurants have to be loud? This one is small, with hard surface walls (brick) and flours (cement) and the noise level becomes such that you have to shout to be heard across the table. The restaurant is obviously very popular - don't even think about coming on a weekend night without a reservation - but... More 

Thank nevertooold53
Oakland, California
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious little gem restaurant with very good service. All their appetizers and entries are excellent, so much attention to detail. The place is usually tightly packed and tables are fairly closed to each other. Walk-ins possible but you may end up waiting a bit, the place is very popular.

Thank Olasek
Lakewood Ranch
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is an outstanding little restaurant. We brought a bottle wine with us. Two of us enjoyed the seafood stew. One had the mussel appetizer and I had a salad. The other party had salmon. The presentation was wonderful and the taste excellent. The varieties of fish in the stew were cooked to perfection and the broth was memorable. Worthy... More 

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-985-8388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?