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Dinner before Fox Tomorrow Night - Bored with the Usuals

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Going to a show tomorrow at the Fox in Oakland, and I can’t seem to come up with any place to go beforehand for dinner. We’ve been to all the usuals in Uptown (Luka’s, Flora, Pican, Mua) and Old Town (Trappist, etc.). Wanted to go to Plum, but wasn’t on the ball with reservations. I keep thinking there is some place new that I have forgotten, but can’t seem to come up with anything.

I’m okay with long-ish walk or even parking twice, but I am thinking of more uptown/downtown/etc. (in other words, not piedmont ave, rockridge, grand lake, temescal, etc.)

What am I forgetting?

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Mua
2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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  1. Hibiscus? Trueburger? Punchdown? Nex?

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    Hibiscus
    1745 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

    Trueburger
    146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

    Nex
    2442 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

    Punchdown
    2212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks - I've been just drawing a blank. Hibuscus was booked too. How does Nex compare to Mua? I wasn't blown away by Mua, but the burger was good. I thought about Punchdown, but wasn't sure if the food setup would be as robust as Franklin Square was.

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      Mua
      2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612

      Nex
      2442 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

      Punchdown
      2212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

      1. re: The Dive

        Nex and Punchdown are on my to-try list but I haven't gotten to either yet.

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        Nex
        2442 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

        Punchdown
        2212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

        1. re: The Dive

          Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're tired of the "usuals", it's time to take a chance! Something new! Maybe you'll write the first good review of somewhere.

      2. B Restaurant is right around the corner from the Trappist.

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        1. re: ML8000

          We ate at B a few weeks ago and it was really great. Amazing crispy and sort-of stewed leeks with potatoes, great pork chop and and really good desserts. It seemed pricy to me - about $65-70 each with tip. We went very early. Around 6:00, and so avoided the noise.

        2. Some great ones. I'd add Bocanova to the list. They have been turning out some delicious and memorable food and fun drinks in our last several visits. B is our regular spot so a big yes there. I love the food and the windows. I'd also add in Chop near Jack London.

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          Bocanova
          55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607