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The Wolf - Oakland, Oakland, CA

The Wolf - Oakland

4.6
4.6
996 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Following a refresh by team behind Wood Tavern and Southie, this updated Piedmont classic offers elevated French-Californian fare and wines by the bottle or glass. The spacious, airy interior features modern furniture and old-school charm, and there’s a bustling neighborhood vibe.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Bar: Monday-Friday 11:30am-Close, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-Close

  • Phone number

    (510) 879-7953

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yang Peng

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining space perfect for your celebration or business meeting event. The private room can accommodate up to 30 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Rio Vista

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking until 6:00pm and non-metered side street parking available all day.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 996 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. HS

    HarrisonS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always good, cannot overlook the brussel sprouts! quiet and refined.
  2. GP

    GaryP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A limited number of main courses were offered, but each one of us enjoyed our meal. It was a great place to host a special occasion.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome all around. The brussels sprouts are spot-on.
  4. DD

    DebDC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely and noise levels are appropriate to actually have a conversation, which is lovely. The food was delicious with the exception of the duck breast which I found a bit mealy and the texture off. The server could have been more attentive, we had to wave her over to take our order, which seemed odd. All that said, we will certainly be going back.
  5. AR

    AlexanderR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, like every other experience I've had at The Wolf.
  6. V

    Vail77

    Los Angeles

    391 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    391 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and delicious food, thank you!
  7. M

    Mark

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Date night
  8. c

    charltonh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my martini was at least 3.5 oz. The pastrami was very New York (what higher compliment). The service was attentive but not intrusive. my friend and i were left alone when we wanted to be. a very good place to eat
  9. JA

    JaniceA

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We like this place because the food and service are usually excellent and the atmosphere is pleasant and casual. We've been here several times.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Wine list was fun to choose from.
  11. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to try The Wolf for a nice dinner out and were blown away by the atmosphere, food, and service. Although the menu is not extensive, every item was extremely well prepared and covered a variety of choices for meatlovers, pescatarians, and vegetarians. Our waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing and extremely kind. The restaurant itself is incredibly beautiful, with the open space feel of a large patio and overhead string lights. Although the door was open the whole time, installed heaters throughout kept the space at a comfortable temperature, and the room volume never made it difficult to converse. We are waiting for the next opportunity to bring friends and family here for another fantastic experience!
  12. b

    boagente

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time here. We always like to try as many things as possible and have no problems in sharing our choices, Appetizers: Oysters - excellent, Fried Brussels Sprouts - awesome, Octopus - delicious and tender. Entrees: Duck breast , grilled Rib eye steak, Niman Ranch Burger and Tagliatelle - all delicious, generous portions and great accompaniments. Dessert: Chocolate Bread pudding with a passion fruit caramel and Warm Apple Crumble - beautifully presented. Service: our Server was Lydia and she was phenomenal. She was very knowledgeable about the ingredients of each dish, answered all of our questions. This was a birthday dinner but had not notified the restaurant of this. When the desserts came there was a Happy Birthday note and a candle which meant that Lydia had overheard us talking about it. Such a thoughtful touch on her part .... kudos to Lydia for her attentiveness. Final note: We will definitely return and feel lucky to have found such a warm, friendly and casual environment.
  13. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Oakland. Amazing food, amazing service, and great ambience.
  14. L

    Louie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Only concerns: I reserved an inside table but my wife was seated in the covered area by the door and we had to request for our reserved inside table; had to request for additional water with glasses empty. Otherwise, service was quite nice, menus excellent and reasonably priced. The specialty offerings were enticing and it’s nice to know the menur changes up. Limited entre selection is fine as all seems well prepared, wonderful sauces along with exquisite presentation. Our final seating arrangement offered ambiance and allowed for normal conversation. We’ll certainly return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and a great overall dining experience
  16. u

    usquared

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was my second experience here and I can unreservedly recommend it for a casual lunch or casual work dinner. It's next door to commis, and a bit out-of-the way unless you live nearby, but is worth the short jaunt.
  17. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I was really disappointed with the food. Very salty and dinner for two was $200. Over priced for what we got.
  18. AB

    AgiB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my best friend to Wolf for her birthday. It was a treat. The food was excellent and creative. We had a black cod dish that was sooo good. The Brussels sprouts were delicious and the portion was BIG. Our waiter was very sweet and was attentive, but not in our faces at all. Whenever we needed something, he seemed to be right there. It was a luxurious meal at a leisurely pace.
  19. DV

    DeborahV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent1 . always a treat to dine at The Wolf! The ahi salad and the roasted chicken salad were both so delicious. Generous amount. We will be back!
  20. J

    Joanie

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love it here!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Double date with good friends. Everything we ordered was awesome. Our server was a little rough to start but opened up with smiles by dessert!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been here a fee times and every time we order the octopus to start. Everything is artfully and meticulously prepared, the servers are all really friendly and no matter whether you sit in the bar, the dining room, or the covered porch, it is cozy and comfortable experience! We look forward to our next visit!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I always have a great experience at the Wolf - the food is excellent and the staff is professional, friendly and very accommodating. On this visit, our waitperson was concerned that a delay in the kitchen was going to make us wait a bit for our main course after we finished our appetizer, so she took it upon herself to bring us out an extra appetizer course. The person sitting next to us had a loud voice, and she asked us if we'd like to be relocated. We didn't mind the short wait for the main course, and in other restaurants, we've sat next to far more annoying people. We were okay with both little situations, but our waitress' level of consideration really impressed us.
  24. C

    Cseks

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and good quantities. The scallops were expensive.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch on the front porch on a blustery day. Cozy with heating and comfy seating. Quiet enough for good conversation. Pastrami sandwich and hamburger were irresistible, but we will venture further into the menu next time because everything was tempting. As good as its sister restaurant, Wood Tavern.
  27. TI

    TIFoodies

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here, but we'll be back. The fried brussel sprouts as an appetizer are amazing. We also shared the Uni Risotto with Scallops and a grilled Ribeye...wowsers! Exceptional food and service.
  28. TT

    ThreeToGo

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was quite good - not outstanding - but the service took away from the overall experience. Our party of four was “rushed” all night by the wait staff which doesn’t fair we’ll when you’re spending $85+ pp. Nice neighborhood restaurant though. We would attend again, but adjust our expectations and likely just get a “quick bite” for two at the bar. Not the spot for a lingering meal with old friends.
  29. W

    dennisW

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous oysters, delicious duck liver mousse, great rib eye, but mediocre "Apple crumble"- not up to the quality and refinement expected- not even close to the "Pear Upside down" cake at Wood Tavern- why don't you at least serve desserts that are on a Par with those at the Tavern? Also, waiting 15 minutes, although advised, was a bit long.
  30. H

    Hatlady

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed our meal at The Wolf - the wait staff were very easy to talk to, the atmosphere was clean and spacious, and even though it was loud, I liked hearing people having a good time. The food was great, with big portions, and I will return!
  31. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place warm friendly delicious food
  32. GM

    GregM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great and fast service. Food wine list.
  33. GS

    GoShakewell

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wolf is just as good as the Bay Wolf used to be. Of course there is a difference in the menu but Wolf excells. The one item I want to compliment is the grape juice spritzer! It is so rare to find specialty non alcoholic drinks!!thanks!!
  34. L

    Lber

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was slow even with a half empty restaurant, the starters are worth skipping over (the little gem salad is just bad, the mushroom soup forgettable, oysters poorly shucked). The duck is good (although it arrived cold) and the scallop dish was the saving grace. Our server was really sweet and the restaurant is pretty but for the price it was incredibly disappointing. I won’t be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Very relaxing environment.
  36. e

    eightballace

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places! Food, service, including the pacing of the experience, all great, making for a comfortable, relaxing night out. Thanks!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Dau
  38. P

    Phil

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated promptly upon arrival...always a plus. Remodel is well done...subtle, refined. The service was excellent, with our server very knowledgeable about how the dishes were prepared. The food was cooked excellently, with octopus not being the least bit chewy. Brussels sprouts, fried with “special sauce,” were excellent. Unfortunately, some other dishes, though expertly prepared, tasted “soulless,” without that special something that personalizes the style of the chef...a flaw, but not fatal.
  39. PF

    PrixFixe

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We came for the Valentine's Day prix fixe meal. Our waitress took her time coming to our table and then when I had questions about the menu since I'm 7 months pregnant, she didn't seem to understand the questions that I was asking to determine which dishes I'd be able to eat. At one point she cleared our appetizers and then came back a minute later to ask us if she had just cleared the first course or entree dishes. It was upsetting that she couldn't remember what plates she had just taken away when it was only a 3-course meal. My husband had to repeatedly try to flag her down to ask for the wine list again so that he could get another glass of wine. She also never came back to check on us after our entrees, since another server brought out our final plates, so we were never asked if we wanted any coffee or tea with our dessert. It was disappointing to be going out for a nice meal to celebrate Valentine's day, just to feel ignored.
  40. NN

    NoriNori

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good as always and our server was attentive and nice.

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The Wolf - Oakland is rated 4.6 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rio Vista

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Bar: Monday-Friday 11:30am-Close, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-Close

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking until 6:00pm and non-metered side street parking available all day.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yang Peng

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 879-7953

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining space perfect for your celebration or business meeting event. The private room can accommodate up to 30 guests.

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