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Mar 24, 2011 06:01 AM

Dinner in Oakland - near Cathedral of Christ the Light

Hi, my hubby and I are going to the Chanticleer concert at the Cathedral in Oakland Saturday night. I know nothing about Oakland or its restaurants. Are there any a short walk from the Cathedral so we could park once for dinner and the concert? Actually, come to think of it, I know nothing about Oakland parking either!

If there's nothing near the Cathedral, how about something between there and 580 (we're driving down from the North Bay) that has easy parking?

In any case, we love simple - burgers, pizza, really good soup, or "comfort food" - pot pie, meatloaf, etc.. Thai is also a favorite, as is Vietnamese. Good price performer preferred (I know, that's subjective).

Thanks for any input.

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  1. You might consider Homeroom, located at 400 40th st. in Oakland. They're doing a beautiful macaroni and cheese menu, and it got a nice review in the East Bay Express this week.

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    1. re: mamachef

      That's ~20 blocks away from the Cathedral, and the same review cited potentially long wait times outside and additional waiting once seated; I wouldn't recommend it for someone wanting to park the car just once and make a showtime.

    2. You might want to consider Vo's RestaurantVo's Restaurant 59 Grand Avenue
      Oakland, CA 94612-3727 (510) 465-4600

      Atmosphere is a bit cold but the food is excellent and well priced. At the cornerof Grand and Webster -2 to 3 blocks. One more block. on the corners of Grand and Broadway there are 2 more good choices.

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      1. re: ohlenox1

        I'm surprised by your experience. Perhaps Vo's is uneven. A few of us had a dreadful meal there: both food and service were really poor. But it's been about 2 years now.

      2. Trueburger, Ozumo, Pican, Luka's.

        2251 Broadway Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

        Pican Restaurant
        2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

        146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

        1. Luka's in a heartbeat. Great burgers, mac & cheese, draft beers. About three blocks north of the Cathedral up Grand Ave. Excellent oysters also.

          1. Lots of good Korean there-abouts, if you like that as well. I'd probably send you to Vo's.

            Even though I like Luka's, I don't think you're looking for loud-busy-crammed tables.

            If it was me, I'd go to Mua. I'm curious and haven't been.