Seison Restaurant on Old Town Oakland?
Has anyone been to this Restaurant? I walked by it by chance and thought it looked like a lovely place. The menu looked interesting and it's in a very central location one block off of Broadway.
Please let me know what you think if you've been there.
ML8000 asked the same question a last year.
I'm pretty sure I had a business lunch there back in the third quarter of last year. The location was inappropriately chosen by a commercial broker who was trying to broker a deal for us. I say "inappropriately" because it was too damned noisy to be able to hear yourself think, much less discuss business. I was so aggravated, I can't even remember anything about the menu.
Sorry, that's neither here nor there - one visit over an ill-chosen lunch does not make for a valid opinion. I do recall thinking, however, that I would like to return sometime when I'm not on the clock.
Walked by it around 6:30 p.m. on Wed., 7/9 -- totally empty! Only a couple of guys in aprons were taking a smoke break on the sidewalk
Jesso's across the street had about a half dozen tables on the sidewalk full of diners; B's also had quite a bit of business going on.
I went there recently for happy hour and, yes, the place was nearly empty but the food I had was great! Interesting, well seasoned, well presented. I think the chef is of Persian descent. Happy hour apps are 50% off. It's a pretty space, too. I'm not really sure why it's empty. Other than the fact that people generally don't give empty restaurants a try.