Bar César - Oakland
The menu's reportedly in flux and there's been at least a partial change in ownership (again), so I guess past reviews are out of date.
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Went yesterday afternoon for drinks to enjoy sitting outside. Mojitos ($6.50 at happy hour) were excellent, very dry, tart and refreshing.
The menu's still mostly Mexican, but one of the day's specials was, incongruously, New England-style clam chowder. It was delicious, as good as I've had around here: cream, lots of red bell pepper, very little potato.