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Recommendation for a thank you dinner in Oakland

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bkaweah Nov 2, 2012 12:56 PM

Looking for a fun, tasty, relatively casual dinner spot in Oakland suitable for a work dinner (a thank you dinner for a referral). Don't like/want stuffy. Love Wood Tavern , but can't get reservations at the time I want -- but something similar/equal to that would be terrific, or any new place that you think would be appropriate. Any recommendations are truly appreciated! Thanks.

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    Rapini Nov 2, 2012 02:00 PM

    Also consider Sidebar

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      Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2012 02:12 PM

      Good call, I think Sidebar's the closest in style to Wood Tavern of anyplace in town.

    2. Scott M Nov 2, 2012 01:41 PM

      Haven

      http://www.havenoakland.com/

      1. Cindy Nov 2, 2012 01:07 PM

        Since you said Wood Tavern, then I'm assuming noise isn't an issue? How about Luka's? Definitely not stuffy!

        http://www.lukasoakland.com/

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          Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2012 01:16 PM

          Luka's is WAY noisier than Wood Tavern. They crank the music up really loud. Same goes for Mua (though sitting in front at happy hour it's usually not noisy).

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            bkaweah Nov 2, 2012 01:35 PM

            Thanks! Another good rec.

          2. Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2012 01:05 PM

            A Cote, Bocanova, Pican, Flora

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              bkaweah Nov 2, 2012 01:34 PM

              A Cote...that's a great recommendation. Thanks.

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                melvin Nov 2, 2012 04:25 PM

                I second A Cote.

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