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Oakland tonight - need help!

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butter924 Aug 7, 2008 09:12 AM

Last minute plans to celebrate a birthday in Oakland tonight. We need a place that doesn't take reservations or would be easy to walk in at 7pm for 4 people....

Any suggestions? Pretty open to price range and cuisine. Places we like are Wood Tavern, Pizzaiolo, Rivoli, Dopo...

Thank you in advance!

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 09:42 AM

    You could swing by Pizzaiolo and see if they've got room for four (more likely since they added the patio seating), with Dopo as a fallback.

    1. thew RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 10:02 AM

      doesa eli's mile high club in emoryville still exist?

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        Robert Lauriston RE: thew Aug 7, 2008 10:28 AM

        No:

        http://www.oaklandmilehigh.com/

      2. Ruth Lafler RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 10:55 AM

        If you want to try something new, what about Mono? Or go to Alameda and try Acquacotta.

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        Acquacotta
        1544 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

        Mono
        247 4th St, Oakland, CA

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          Cheesy Oysters RE: Ruth Lafler Aug 7, 2008 11:09 AM

          You could aslo go to Dona Tomas when you swring by Pizzaiolo . I love Dopo but tried to get in around 6:30 a couple weeks ago on a Thursday and our party of 5 waited over an hour. A Cote on College would probably work and is fun for a bday.

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          A Cote
          5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          Dona Tomas
          5004 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 11:27 AM

          I had a good meal at Mono, but it's much closer to Cesar than to the places mentioned.

          On a Thursday, À Côté might have a four-top at 7, but I'd call first.

          I like Dona Tomas but I wouldn't go there for a celebration.

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            Munching Mark RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 11:38 AM

            Maybe Garibaldi's on College?

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              Truffle Dog RE: Munching Mark Aug 7, 2008 11:53 AM

              Go to A Cote and sit at the communal table

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              Janet RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 01:23 PM

              Try B in Old Oakland. We ate there last night, great food (wonderful truffle french fries) and great service. If they are too busy there are three or four other restuarants in easy range, Levende across the street, and a seafood also.

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              Levende East
              827 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94607

              B Restaurant & Bar
              499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

              1. rworange RE: butter924 Aug 7, 2008 01:25 PM

                Well, it is more panini's and salads, but maybe Marc 49, the wine bar near pizzaiolo.
                http://www.chow.com/places/35240

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