Downtown Oakland, pre-show dinner
I haven't been in Downtown Oakland in over 20 years... but 4 of us will be going to see Leonard Cohen at the Paramount next week. Is there anyplace nearby we can get a meal before the show?
Plenty of places these days. Depends on what you want, but there is Luka's tap room at Grand and Broadway (the Paramount is at 19th and Broadway). Flora is just a block or so away, Pican just opened across grand from Luka's. There is also Pho 84 on 17th between Franklin and Webster (about 2.5 blocks away).
There's also Vo's. Wherever you go, make a reservation, nearby places are usually packed when there's something at the Paramount.
59 Grand Avenue, Oakland, ca
thanks for the info; CHOWHOUND ROCKS, it never lets me down and very rarely steers me to a bad meal!!!
Here's a related thread from a month or two back. The Fox is a block away
from the Paramount:
If you haven't been there in that long, sitting outside at Franklin Square with a
glass of wine and a snack after the show will probably provide the most
jarring "omg, what country am I in!?!" experience if the weather's nice.