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Feb 22, 2007 11:43 AM

Piedmont Ave./Oakland area

I just read some restaurant reviews on around Piedmont area near Oakland. We would like to try a restaurant in that area. Anyone have suggestions?


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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      hey Robert anything on Bay Wolf lately. I use to like that place many years ago.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Sounds like it's pretty much the same. I liked it because it was some what old school and good food for a winter night.

      1. I second Dopo and Cesars. Also, Xyclo for a little nicer Vietnamese cuisine.

        1. I whole-heartedly recommend Dopo! Excellent pizzas, from the Oliveto school of pizzamaking, housemade charcuteries with Niman Ranch meats- mortadella rules, and now that they've expanded, raw fish dishes that are just delicious. Servers are sweet and sincere, and the place is easy to relax in. Any wait is worth it for dopo- oh and the desserts are great too. Still don't get why people love Cesar. Good wine selection and those fries with fried herbs are great. Atmosphere is much more festive, but other than that, the food is weeeeaaak.

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          1. re: rabbitblue

            To me, Cesar makes some of the best food in the East Bay. Things that have been memorably good recently include fried almonds, raw cauliflower salad, mushrooms and morcilla, tuna & egg bocadillo, pork belly, and brussells sprouts.

            Dopo's great too. Very different food.

          2. Oh and sitting at the bar at Aki Sushi is a blast. The sushi is very fresh- i even have cravings for their rice on occasion! Sake is a bit over priced though.

            1. I agree with the recs for Dopo (one end of the street), Cesar (middle of the street) -- they are two of my favorite restaurants in the area. For the other end of the street, I love Jojo, I've always had great meals and really excellent service there.

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              1. re: JasmineG

                Ditto JoJo. A wonderful place with great food.

                Also like Dopo and sometimes love and sometimes am lukewarm about Gregoires.

                Never been to Cesar.

                1. re: oakjoan

                  I agree on Gregoire -- sometimes I have great stuff there, and sometimes...not so much. I am more often disappointed by lunch there than dinner, though.