The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant

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30 USD und darunter
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Seit 1970 in Familienbesitz und von der Familie geführt. The Fat Lady gilt als eines der erlesensten Restaurants von Oakland zum Mittag- und Abendessen. Private und halbprivate Banketträume können ebenfalls angeboten werden. Das Fat Lady befindet sich in einem ehemaligen Bordell und bietet Ihnen eine einladende, gemütliche und in der Bay Area einzigartige Atmosphäre.
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4.6
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4.7
Ambiente
4.3
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R
San Francisco
21 Bewertungen
vor 4 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 5

Consistently good. Enjoyed the Halloween deorations! Thanks

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SM
San Francisco
21 Bewertungen
vor 5 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 4

Our favorite neighborhood hangout. Enjoyed the Mai Tai and juicy tender thick pork chop, and the crab cakes were as good as ever. The waitress seemed somewhat inexperienced, which showed in her giving us the bill and forgetting to ask whether we wanted dessert (we didn't).

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s
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
vor 5 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

For more than 15 years I have been coming here for birthdays and special occasions-and I am never disappointed. This visit was no exception- excellent service and food. Go at 11:30 when they open— the noise level is low and you can get a great table. The interior decorations right now for Halloween are great! The staff is very nice. Can’t wait for my Christmastime visit!

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FK
San Francisco
46 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 5

This is the time of year that we love to check out The Fat Lady with its Halloween décor. Plus, my daughter has to have their seasonal pumpkin entrée with risotto and scallops. She dreams of it all year! I enjoyed my salmon (sounds boring, but I assure you, it wasn't) set on a bed of nicely sauteed vegetables. Two people in our party had the seafood pasta and two had the hamburgers. I was surprised how large the hamburgers were! It seemed like the patty was a whole pound! And, of course, there's dessert. Enjoyed a very pleasant evening with my family.

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TH
San Francisco
78 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Always lives up to its reputation. Best restaurant in Jack London Square

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CC
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 11. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 3

Very good and tasty food. First time I've had fried Zucchini for an appetizer. I'll have that again for sure.
Date lady had Prime rib. Big enough to feed two people. I had Calamari steak. Okay but I've had better.
Lemon cream cake dessert was very good. Small place and crowed a little bit too noisy. Did not have any problem talking to my date lady though.

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ST
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 9. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Always love coming here!

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MS
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 5. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 2Ambiente 5

Our server was overloaded with tables and could not cover everyone.
Food was great and the atmosphere was good and noise level not bad.
I would highly recommend and for food and atmosphere !

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TH
San Francisco
78 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Such a gem. They close for three days to enable them to decorate for Halloween which, in Bay Area fashion, they take very seriously. Fabulous atmosphere, great vibe, comfortable and casual. Food is carefully prepared and the drinks are correctly crafted and delicious. Best French onion soup in the East Bay. New York style crème brûlée – yum. Love this place.

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SW
Toronto
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Cool, eclectic restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 27. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

First time at Fat Lady was perfect! Dinner and drinks were perfect. Looking forward to returning again.

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BB
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 25. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 2Service 5Ambiente 4

The waitress was awesome.
The food, for the price we expected much better. Not bad but value didn’t equal quality.
It was 90degrees outside and there was no A.C. inside. I do not enjoy sweating while trying to eat. Our table neighbors were also complaining. But again the waitress was awesome. I may try it a second time but will def NOT recommend to anyone else until I visit again ( not anytime soon)

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JP
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

The Fat Lady offers a one of a kind ambiance with even better food. Highly recommended if you’re in Oakland.

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LW
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

We enjoyed the old style feel of this place. Its very unique. Tables are close together but it's not too bothersome. We could still have a normal conversation without feeling like people were listening or it was too loud. The service was great and the server was friendly talking sports with my son. We all enjoyed our meals although we thought the portions were a bit on the small side for the price.

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RL
San Francisco
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 13. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

I've dined at The Fat Lady several times now and each time I've been treated as a valued guest and feel quite at home in response to the personalized treatment the staff provided me. I will continue to patronize this fine establishment for many years to come.

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L
San Francisco
71 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Every dish was delicious and well prepared. Service was excellent. The decor is unusual and fun. Will definitely go back. Loved the risotto with scallops and chevre roasted tomato salad especially.

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B
San Diego
38 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 5

The Fat Lady Restaurant and Bar was a nice place for dinner. The menu is limited but the dishes were tasty. The service and attention was good. It is popular as evidenced by the bar and tables being occupied all evening.

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SC
San Francisco
10 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

The food and drinks here are consistently amazing. There was an issue with fruit flies constantly buzzing us during our meal, but I'm guessing that is not a constant problem. Great location to dip over before seeing a movie.

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OT
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 5. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Thank you so much Pat for the great experience in your house, not kidding, we really loved the stay and the contact to you people, it was simply awesome to be with you...

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LD
Philadelphia
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. September 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Great Reuben sandwich. My friend had the prawn pasta and loved it. Wish they had beer on tap

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AK
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 31. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Birthday celebration was amazing. Everyone loved their meals and bartender made great drinks.

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NM
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 30. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Having thought ahead to book a lunch reservation, it paid off by securing the cute alcove off the bar--really a plus on a busy Friday. The noise level was tolerable, was able to visit and catch up with an old friend, as well as enjoy a really nice lunch. I love their steak salad, the steak was perfectly prepared. My friend enjoyed the special lamb shank luncheon plate. The service is consistently good, which is one reason I enjoy coming back again and again. A cozy, gem of a place, close to home in Alameda!

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MK
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 5

This is clearly a beloved gem that we’d never visited in all our years being in the East Bay. The decor is fabulous. The staff is professional and very capable. The vibe is lively and fun— though one patron cackling at insane decibels for 20 minutes straight was a little much. In any case, we really enjoyed our dinner on a recent Friday night. Got a last-minute reservation. Ordered the delicious scampi appetizer and a bottle of wine. Had two chicken entrees— the one on special and also the Marsala. They were good— not anything extremely inspired but definitely good and at a fair price. Finished with the decadent chocolate pudding. Overall, had a memorable dinner and would certainly return!

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CJ
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We had a great time at The Fat Lady. Their char grilled prime rib, mashed potatoes and veggies were delicious. We highly recommend having the Meyer Lemon cake for dessert! We will definitely go again in the future.

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B
San Francisco
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

The “Cheers” of Jack London Square. Long history of fine food and warm service from a family owned restaurant. Hope there is forty more years of business to come!

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OT
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

It was a great evening. Service was exceptional.

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PE
San Francisco
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

We went to The Fat Lady last week for the first time, curious to try it out, not sure what to expect. We were more than pleasantly surprised. We intend to go again-- and maybe again, etc.

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OL
Seattle
82 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 4

This historic joint is near Jack London Square and quite a treat for a visitor to discover. Welcoming, attentive staff who take great care to assure you are enjoying your experience and meal. Decent wine list, great craft cocktail menu, lots of local cuisine including a superior Ceviche. Try the roasted fig and almond gelato too. I'll return when I am back in Oakland, which is about four times a year. Kudos!

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LB
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. August 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 3Service 4Ambiente 3

I have always loved The Fat Lady! This visit, however, was somewhat disappointing. As always, the menu was delightful and it was hard to choose.

I chose Scallops with a mixture of risotto, rice and a couple of other pastas. The presentation was lovely. However, the flavor (or lack thereof) was good; but not up to my previous visits. The scallops were overdone and a bit tough. The pasta had the consistency of paste.

When I perused the wine list ready to order a glass of white wine I was taken aback! There weren't more than a half dozen or so white wines and they were all chardonnays or sauvignon blancs and not appealing at all. The tiramisu I chose for dessert was okay; but again not particularly flavorful.

I'll go back once to give it one more chance. Perhaps the chef was on vacation or having an "off" night.

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TH
San Francisco
78 Bewertungen
Besucht am 7. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

If you live in the bay area and have not been to the Fat Lady, you must go. Funky, eclectic atmosphere with superb food and drinks. Such an unusual place. Makes putting up with Bay Area traffic bearable.

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a
San Francisco
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Food is excellent. The pork chop is very succulent & tender. Servers & owners are very friendly and spot on with service

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EA
San Francisco
147 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Fish special was great as was the Calamari steak

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CH
San Francisco
16 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 3

If you want an old school, traditional Oakland eatery, The Fat Lady is the place. Excellent service, great food (love the fried calamari appetizer!) and a fun setting. Always a delight.

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JJ
San Francisco
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. Juli 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Have been going to this restaurant for more than 30 years

Always great service
Food

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D
Philadelphia
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. Juli 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 1Service 4Ambiente 4

We were seated at the bar initially ~ we were a bit early but than were not seated til 40 minutes after our reservation time. It was explained but felt odd. Food is ok not outstanding ~ portions smallish. Overall not a great experience and no response from the restaurant.

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RC
Sacramento
9 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. Juli 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Perfect night for two

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OT
Sacramento
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 29. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

The food was fantastic!! My husband and I were in Oakland and chose this spot and I am so glad we did! Get the zucchini fries- I swear they are as good or better than any potato fries I’ve had! We also had great steak bruschetta (so tender and flavorful) as an appetizer to share. For our main dishes we ended up sharing the grilled lamb and chicken Marsala. The Marsala was absolutely delicious! Amazing flavor in the chicken and a delightful mushroom and red wine sauce.

Our waitress was super friendly and definitely made great suggestions when we weren’t sure what to do.

Ambiance is super fun and cool- it was a great time!

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MC
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 28. Juni 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 5

Pricey but very good. All of our food choices were excellent. The ambiance is wonderfully over the top.

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L
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. Juni 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 3Service 4Ambiente 4

It's a unique and charming environment. Servers are friendly and attentive. The food is good.

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TF
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 15. Juni 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

An old time, classic San Francisco restaurant... In the heart of Oakland! Great steaks & cocktails.

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