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Aug 18, 2005 11:31 AM

Luka's Oakland

  • m

I understand luka's is now serving Brunch on Sunday, Anybody try it? The Menu is not on their website. What are they serving.

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  1. Here's a link to my post bout it 2 weeks ago. I was pleased with it and there was practically no one there. I'm sure it won't stay that way for long so get there while you can!

    Here's another post from a local blogger about it as well:


    1. m
      Morton the Mousse

      Luka's has Hoegaarden on tap; a Belgian wheat beer that is perfect with brunch.

      1. I would not waste my time nor energy at that place. The staff is extremely RUDE and so not worth going there. Try the new place in Oakland called Tamarindo.

        1. I love Luka's! I haven't had brunch, but have eaten lunch there many times. The food is creative and excellent. Wonderfully creative soups and salads. A favorite is the chioggia beet salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts. They do a flavorful mussel dish, with differently seasoned broths. Great fries, with three dipping sauces, served as they do in Paris. Some sandwich favorites are the catfish and the beet and fennel. Right now, if you sit by the window, you can watch the cranes and workers building new condos across the street.

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            1. re: Peter Cherches

              Thanks for the suggestion for brunch. It is a nice departure from the other cafes without ambience. Great music, good mimosa, good food... a bit of a wait but I think the kitchen was slammed with a private event.

          1. The food's really good. Mostly Frenchy, but also an excellent hamburger.

            I've never had rude service.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I needed a quick dinner last night before a meeting in the East Bay, and had a burger at the bar...(along with a few of the $1 oysters which were from BC and quite tasty). Asked for the burger medium rare, and it came on the rare side of medium rare, which is how I would have ordered it if I had remembered they don't flinch at pink meat. I was in and out of there in under an hour (though I would have felt comfortable lingering had time allowed)...I love Luka's!

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                The food is great and there's not much in the neighborhood so I go quite a bit. Love the burgers, fries, mac & cheese and, of course, Monday night oyster special. The staff could use some work though. It's not that I find them rude, just often distracted and forgetful. I've sat at the bar more than a few times wishing the bartender would come over for my order.