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

escargot3 Mar 30, 2012 12:24 PM

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. Robert Lauriston Mar 30, 2012 12:48 PM

    I just called and they're not closed.

    http://boakland.com

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      escargot3 Mar 30, 2012 01:36 PM

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

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      zippo Mar 30, 2012 01:38 PM

      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
        escargot3 Mar 30, 2012 01:43 PM

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

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        Pius Avocado III Mar 30, 2012 01:45 PM

        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
          escargot3 Mar 30, 2012 09:20 PM

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

        2. Caitlin McGrath Mar 30, 2012 02:35 PM

          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
            baron45 Mar 30, 2012 09:32 PM

            How about SF for the $1 oysters?

            1. re: Caitlin McGrath
              Robert Lauriston Mar 31, 2012 09:03 AM

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

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                Caitlin McGrath Mar 31, 2012 11:56 AM

                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.

                1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                  Robert Lauriston Apr 1, 2012 10:04 AM

                  I guess so. That was updated a month ago.

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              MagicMarkR Apr 2, 2012 03:56 PM

              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
                escargot3 Apr 2, 2012 05:44 PM

                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.

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                ML8000 Jun 7, 2012 04:48 PM

                ACTUALLY B Restaurant in Old Oakland is closed. I in OO for lunch and noticed the windows were papered and there's a change of owner/ABC notice up. New place: La Bottega Italia.

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                1. re: ML8000
                  Robert Lauriston Jun 7, 2012 05:11 PM

                  Yeah, May 31 was their last day. New owner is Paul Ferrari, CEO / grandson of AG Ferrari.

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