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Feb 8, 2007 12:21 PM

Wood House in Rockridge

Wood House, the new restaurant in Grasshopper's former location (College Ave. and Alcatraz), is set to open this Saturday, according to a note on the front door. No menu is posted yet.

I won't make it there this weekend, but hopefully some hounds will check it out and report back.

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  1. Excellent, thanks for posting -- did they say what their days and times of operation will be?

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    1. re: JasmineG

      I think open every day for lunch, and 6 nights a week for dinner -- but I could be wrong.

    2. Both owners and chef formerly Frascati in Russian Hill are opening this restaurant.

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      1. re: Lori SF

        Exact address. Website doesn't work yet.

        6317 College Avenue
        Oakland, CA 94620
        (510) 654-6607

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        1. Wood House is way cool and the food is good too. I had one each of their paninis and both the mushroom and the prosciutto fillings were perfect. The salad and homemade crunchy pickles also helped.The atmosphere is especially nice, a bistro with warmth ( flowing from the owners and staff) and a serene, low key color scheme. Not too noisy even during the crowded lunchtime. I hope they flourish as they serve the best new food on the College Avenue corridor.

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          1. re: kate kline may

            Sounds good, I'm always looking for a great panini. What are the prices like for lunch? Any indication of where they source their meat?

            1. re: Morton the Mousse

              Went for lunch today -- prices for lunch are pretty reasonable, the pressed sandwich was $9 (for lunch it had goat cheese and proscuitto), the burger was $10, and that was about average. They have Fra'mani salami and Niman Ranch meat, but there was nothing on the menu about where the rest of their meat is sourced. I'm still a little unclear on the name -- the sign outside said Wood House, but all of the menus said Wood Tavern, so I think they might have switched names between putting the sign outside and opening. Very inviting interior, and very friendly service. I had the pressed sandwich, and it was good, although it was a little difficult to eat. The fries were fantastic.