Everything was perfect except it was pretty hot in there.
Excellent Service, beautiful ambiance, great menu selection. We were not crazy about one of the main dishes, but it was not because of lack of attention, it was just not great to our specific palate. Otherwise, fabulous!
The Homestead team continues to dish up very satisfying, creative, seasonal food in a friendly relaxed environment. It has established itself as our favorite go-to restaurant for a special occasion or to satisfy self-indulgent whims. I especially like the house-made condiments (including an awesome hot sauce) that grace much of the food. The service is perfect and the Homestead team always makes one feel welcome.
Unfortunately, we were not impressed with the food. We asked for our ribeye to be cooked medium, and it came out rare. We sent it back, and they brought it back rare again. The bread and butter were delicious!!
Food was good, as always, but came out of the kitchen within minutes of sitting down. Definitely felt rushed. We ordered cheese course before Dessert to prolong our stay. Cheese was mediocre and dish was unimaginative. Asked the server to not rush the dessert out, cappuccino was Luke warm. We were out of there well within an hour and a half. Gratuity was included in Price of the dishes which I have no problem with, but maybe leads to a little bit of complacency. It was not our best experience there
Food is reliably excellent and innovative too. Floor staff are truly excellent.
No tipping takes one step out of the dining out equation!
This farm to table restaurant is always a treat. Their food is innovative and delicious. Our grilled squid was tender and perfectly prepared as were our next two courses. I could make a meal of their home made bread and love to take a loaf home. The servers are attentive and friendly.
Great food and great service. Pricey buy worth it. The small menu changes weekly with fresh, seasonal dishes. We will definitely return.
Food is excellent. Service needs some effort.
Another wonderful Sunday dinner. The food is outstanding and the ambience is relaxing. The service was 5 star. We always have a lovely time.
Incredible flavors in wholesome local foods, my complements to the chef!! The service was impeccable.
A little on the spendy side for the food, which was delicious, but a lot of competition at this price level. Service is included,still getting used to that with pricing.
I would go back. My halibut was delicious, perfectly cooked with nice crispy skin. The quail appetizer was truly outstanding.
The salmon crudo was out of character for such wonderful other offerings. The salmon practically had to be torn from my mouth with my fingers to chew it! How uncomfortable!! Crudo to the max! And the salmon had NO taste, literally. It was to be wrapped in lettuce with shredded carrots, coriander, and a wonderful chunk of tasty peanut butter spiced up. Why bother adding a tasteless, tough piece of salmon? This was a very disappointing appetizer.
But the quail was so amazing as was the rest of the meal, it is worth another try.
Food and service were both incredible! But, be cautious. We parked in the open city lot at the rear and our car was vandalized in daylight, windows broken, property stolen while we had dinner 5-6:30PM on a Friday night. Put a serious damper on the dining experience!
Ambiance was good, food was good, service was friendly and attentive. However, seems very overpriced to me. They "recommend" ordering one selection from three courses - all of which are pricey. I had a small squash salad that ran $15, entrees are in the $35-$40 range. I understand that they use organic ingredients and service is included...but even then, still seems overpriced. I wasn't bowled over by the food (good, but not amazing). Bring the prices down and I would think about going back.
We went for the Sunday Supper on recent Father’s Day. Fixed 3 course menu only & very over-priced for quality & amount. Squid escebeche had hardly any squid, steak was tough, dessert mediocre. Little sign of creativity (everything grilled). Wine over-priced & house wine advertised not available. Very disappointing. Will not go back.
We went here for a special occasion and were greeted by not so friendly staff, sat us in front of the hot kitchen. That I can deal with, but the food was terrible. The bread was by far the best part and the waitress kept pushing for us to order more and more and all we wanted was to leave! Also, never go there on a warm day because if they sit you right next to the kitchen, you’ll sweat the entire time, as we did. Octopus was undercooked and gross and the salads were something you can easily make at home! Why did we waste a night here? Never again!
Great service, great food, wonderful leftovers.
Wow! We had never heard of Homestead before, but driving back home from Milpitas to the North Bay, we found it online and decided to try it. Although the ambiance isn’t much, the food and wine choices were fantastic. Fresh, local ingredients, small but perfect menu, and a great wine list. Although it’s out our way, we hoot go back and definitely recommend it...
I loved the dining room. The service was very good, but faltered occasionally between courses. I highly recommend this place provided you're in the mood to spend over $100 for two people without alcohol.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the East Bay. The food is fresh, delicious and interesting and the service is excellent. We've celebrated an anniversary and two birthdays there. A perfect place for a special occasion.
My favorite restaurant in Oakland, I go there at least once a month, I always enjoy their creative menu, and am never disappointed
Excellent food in a favorite neighborhood spot. Spring greens with plums tasted great, although looked rather wilted. Calamari and ricotta agnolotti starters were both on the small side but outstanding. Salmon entree very tasty. We’re always happy to go to Homestead.
Whenever my son is in town on a Sunday, we go to the prix fixe Homestead dinner and have always enjoyed ourselves. It's a lovely dinner, with ample food and nice ambiance. Highly recommended!
Lovely place we love to go to for special events. Try the chocolate mousse- delightful!
Amazing service. Truly outstanding. Combine that with amazing food and that's Homestead!
Had a lovely dinner, the steak was amazing!
Overall our experience was really pleasant - especially lovely waitstaff, salads and first course. We enjoyed these immensely. Delicious wine recommendation too! But, we were very disappointed in our main courses. I ordered the salmon which was served with a sauce that I didn't think went at all well with the dish (a sunflower seed romesco sauce) along with a not-very-tasty grain (I can't recall if it was bulgar or something similar) and entirely inedible (rock hard) squash chunks. The fish itself was tasty enough but I ended up leaving a third of it - it just wasn't an appetizing dish at all. I always feel like it's a little unfair to leave a not totally glowing review especially since I chose not to say anything when the waiter asked how everything was. It was our anniversary and I just wanted to relax and enjoy the best parts of the dinner and not worry about a less than perfect dish. Anyway, I'd recommend Homestead still - maybe just make extra sure to ask for recommendations which dishes are best. I get the sense they would have happily helped steer me away from the salmon.
Amazing food and very friendly and thoughtful staff.
Food is top grade and preparation is perfectly done. Presentation is first rate. Service cannot be surpassed. Prices are high but considering the above it is worth it, if only a few times a year. If I have a negative, it is the limited menu size, but the restaurant is small so a limited selection is understood.
Wow! The food was absolutely delicious!!! Can’t wait to return. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service.
Always great! We loved everything. One of the very best restaurants in the Bay Area.
Great service, very kind and considerate staff. The food was perfect!
Very good food. Cooked well, halibut was moist. Homemade bread over the top.
Sorbet and dessert excellent. Very noisy , we sat at the bar seats and felt a bit awkward.
It was Mothers’ Day and place packed at 5:15.
From the greet staff to the waitstaff plus you add a terrific menu the evening was a wonderful dining experience
One of the most delicious meals ever. The sugo with herbed couscous was perfect: salty, fork-tender meat with a lovely hint of orange. The shaved artichoke salad and baby greens with scrumptious dabs of goat cheese were excellent. Service was also stellar. One recommendation: the size of the space made it very warm and noisy. It would be better if some of the windows were redesigned to be able to open at the top (or even swing open). You could also improve the acoustics. Those adjustments would make the overall experience even greater.
Homestead has an ever changing menu of interesting food, new combinations, always excellent desserts, never the same either. Attentive service, friendly staff, Fred does an outstanding job of running a welcoming restaurant.