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Anniversary Dinner Sunday East Bay

mustardgirl Jun 12, 2007 06:45 PM

Suggestions for anniversary dinner in East Bay. Not too pricey

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    milklady RE: mustardgirl Jun 12, 2007 08:03 PM

    Rivoli is delicious and open on Sunday evenings. I'm not sure if it's too pricey for you, but there;s a menu with prices online.

    1. lexdevil RE: mustardgirl Jun 12, 2007 09:04 PM

      Oliveto is your best big ticket East Bay Sunday night option. It's on the expensive side.

      You might want to try Sea Salt. Food is good, and prices range, allowing dinner at a nice low price if needed.

      1. JasmineG RE: mustardgirl Jun 12, 2007 09:40 PM

        I second the Sea Salt recommendation (if you like seafood). Eccolo also works, but it's more expensive.

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          mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Jun 13, 2007 06:33 AM

          Sea Salt Sounds Good- Anything in Oakland - New?

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            Cheesy Oysters RE: mustardgirl Jun 13, 2007 01:14 PM

            Well I haven't been yet, but folks seem to be liking Wood Tavern on this board. It's on College and replaced Grasshopper.

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              Morton the Mousse RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 13, 2007 01:20 PM

              Yeah, Wood Tavern is probably the best new-to-Oakland spot. Haven't tried it for dinner, but reports are positive, and I've had some great lunches that show the chef knows his stuff. Great food, not too pricey, and they have a few pretty darn cheap items on the menu like the burger and the grains and greens.

              Their Sunday hours recently changed, you should call and confirm that they are open (you will need a reservation, anyway).

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                lexdevil RE: Morton the Mousse Jun 13, 2007 01:23 PM

                I'd thought about suggesting it. The food is good and the drinks are great. Only issue for an anniversary is that like Grasshopper before it, the room is loud.

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                  Jamie Rudman RE: lexdevil Jun 13, 2007 02:41 PM

                  Wood Tavern is loud, but I think that the noise can create a more intimate space for private conversation. I had dinner there with my husband Saturday night and we both loved it. As a previous poster stated, the food was very good (he had steak, I had the seafood stew and we split the pork belly confit app.) and the drinking options were great. Very reasonable for the quality and the area. But the best and rarest feature for me was that the service was absolutely wonderful. Thanks again to our server, Shannon, who was helpful, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The whole evening was a pleasure and we can't wait to go back.

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                  JasmineG RE: Morton the Mousse Jun 13, 2007 10:51 PM

                  I had an excellent dinner at Wood Tavern a few weeks ago, and the friend that I ate with went back, and said that it was great again. Such a great addition to the neighborhood! I just wish it hadn't gotten that great review. If they are indeed open now on Sunday nights, I'd suggest just showing up on the early side instead of trying to get a reservation -- I showed up there without a reservation for dinner, and only had to wait about 20 minutes (on a weeknight, but Sunday nights aren't so busy).

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              andrewt RE: mustardgirl Jun 14, 2007 03:22 PM

              Going to Rivoli on Sunday for my own anniversary : )

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                mustardgirl RE: andrewt Jun 15, 2007 07:31 PM

                We will be at wood Tavern- Happy anniversary How long? Us 8 years

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                  andrewt RE: mustardgirl Jun 19, 2007 11:10 AM

                  We're right behind you - 7 years! Hope you enjoyed it. We went to Rivoli because it's a nice walk for us. Mostly, it was very good and our waiter's wine recommendations were spot on. The only less than stellar dish was the fish. It was a bit overcooked. The corn soup was outrageously good and so was the carrot gnochi. The flank steak was also very good.

                  Dessert was a custom ice cream cake from Sketch. Mmmmm : )

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