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now that Oakland's B- Restaurant is closed... [REALLY]

I'm going to meet up with a friend for lunch mid-week who is visiting from out of town and who will be at 9th & Broadway in Oakland. typically, I would have suggested the B Restaurant in Oakland. So now that it's closed, I'm wondering about the alternatives.

I haven't heard any reports on the new Le Cheval iteration.
Any other thoughts, Hounders?

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      wild! where did i get that idea from? Thanks for the correction.

    2. and it looks like they are making a lot of progress on the former Levende spot on the southwest corner of 9th and Washington with a good-looking horseshoe-shaped bar in the middle.

      here's a 1 min. vid of that corner from 2/1/12 showing B alive and well:
      https://vimeo.com/35066302

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      1. re: zippo

        Ah that's it. it was Levande that closed. Thanks.

      2. Yes, not closed but I understand they've moved from full table service to ordering at the counter and taking a number back to your table at lunch.

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        1. re: Pius Avocado III

          ah! there's the confusion. Thanks, P.A.III for the clarification.

        2. Hmm, the menus on the website no longer show oysters, so I guess no dollar oysters at happy hour anymore.

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            1. re: Caitlin McGrath

              You might call and ask, they don't have a happy hour menu posted on their Web site any more.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                It's generally been possible to find a happy hour menu online via googling, though they don't have a direct link. This one is similar to the previous menu, minus oysters (same is true of dinner menu currently on the website): http://www.boakland.com/pdfs/b-oaklan...

                It certainly would be worth confirming with a call, but it looks like they may have quit serving oysters in Oakland.

            2. Sounds like you are looking for a bit more formal, but you might check out Cosecha Cafe. It is a great and fun taco stand. You order at the register and they bring your food to the table. Limited menu, but worth the visit.
              http://www.cosechacafe.com/

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              1. re: MagicMarkR

                Thanks for the suggestion, MMR. As you guessed, I am looking for a more formal kind of spot. But I've heard great things about Cosecha and hope to go there very soon.