Sunday Wine Down "Town
Every Sunday starting at 5 pm 3 course dinner, endless glass of wine for $35
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 3. November 2019
Ende: 4. November 2118
Verfügbarkeit: So. 17:00-22:00
Happy Hour 7 days a week
Drink Specials from 3 pm to 6 pm
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 25. September 2019
Ende: 26. September 2118
Verfügbarkeit: Täglich 15:00-18:00
Our group of 7 went to celebrate a birthday at the Sunday brunch. Everyone was really happy with their food and great service. It's nice to go someplace where you don't have to yell to hear each other in a large group!
We started with onion soup, which was fairly good. We moved to brussel sprouts, which were no better than average. I had fettuccine, which I thought was quite good. My wife had the gnocchi, for which she didn't care. The gnocchi themselves were soft, almost squishy, and they were served with mediocre vegetables that didn't really go with gnocchi. I had a chocolate tart for dessert and it was excellent. The menu could be stronger; it has some strange combinations. Fish and chips, for instance, is served with bok choy. I'm all for innovation, but some things seemed a little weird.
We loved Tribune Tavern and were disappointed when they closed over 2 years ago, and were excited to hear they were reopening. We arrived at 6:45 on a Saturday night and the place was dead. It looked exactly like it did before. This was fine with me, but the place was empty. There were 2 people at the bar, and one other table was full. We sat at the bar. The bartender was very nice, but his service was confused, awkward, and a far cry from what we experienced in the past. I ordered a bourbon old fashioned, and my wife asked for a recommendation for a glass of wine. The old fashioned was good, though not performed as before, where they stirred the cocktail in a beaker and measured the temperature, but not a big deal. My wife didn't like her glass of wine, which was a Zinfandel, but unusual. She mentioned this to the bartender, and he brought another glass of wine, without enquiring what else she might like, and she liked the second glass even less, so kept the Zinfandel, as she didn't want to keep bothering about the wine. I always loved the pork chop here, so I wanted to order that. It was listed as having a sauce with gorgonzola in it, and I'm lactose intolerant, an it also had mashed sweet potatoes, which apparently had cream in them. I first asked to hold the sauce, and the bartender said, "You won't like it." I told him I love pork chops, and I'm sure I'd like it without the sauce. I then asked for a substitute for the sweet potatoes, and they were unable to provide any starch, from any dish, that didn't have cream in it, so they offered Brussels sprouts as a substitute, and I said that would be fine. As it turns out, they served the pork chop with some sort of chutney, and it was very good. The presentation of the plate with the new sauce and Brussels sprouts very nice as well. There were two games on the TVs, and the host asked the bartenders multiple times to stop watching the games, but they apparently didn't have much to do. It was a sad return.
Great place but the lighting is way too bright to have great ambience. If they dimmed all the lights, people could relax their computer-weary eyes and the "tavern" would be mellow, sexy, and more Oakland. Currently the lighting is more akin to Applebees, so we're hoping they go with a classic steak house vibe going forward.
Great service, great cocktails, and iconic building.
Absolutely delightful! Food was amazing! Bone marrow was so delicious! Glad our server Izzy talked us into it.
The Tribune Tavern was nice. However I had the Salmon and it wasn't prepared properly. The waiter said the Beans that were apart of the dish was Garnish. But it was more like a Soup dish with the salmon on Top. Wasn't worth $25.00 dollars. But I liked the interior of the place.
I think the food was good but can be better to keep Up with competition in terms of creativity and taste. Steak was well done when we wanted medium. Chicken was a bit raw in the piece I brought home. Server was excellent and we were allowed to stay as long as we wanted which we loved!
We had sat at the bar and had a great dinner and drink before the restaurant closed. We were anxious to try it again after it reopened. Invited friends and we’re somewhat disappointed. The ambience was ok and the dining room was empty for a Friday night. The food was inventive and delicious, however our waiter was slow, messed up in our drink order and rarely checked in on us. Hoping it would be a new “go to” place but not impressed. .
Salad was overpriced and underwhelming, wilted Kate, bland dressing. Way too expensive for weekday lunch so no wonder it wasn’t crowded. I had looked forward to the reopening but was so disappointed, as was our entire party.
I really enjoyed everything about this place, and will go again with friends!
So happy to see the is back in action. I had the chicken and bacon sandwich and it was delicious. The fries were cooked perfectly and the staff was all very attentive.
I will be back as often as I am able.
Great spot for a business lunch or happy hour.
Delighted Tribune Tavern is back
service fun and wonderful. food a little too "creative". initially fun taste became confusing and overspiced
Fantastic waitstaff. Tavern just reopened so everyone was very attentive. We ordered the French onion soup, Tavern chopped greens & “da burger”. The soup was ok, but a bit one-note, lacking the complexity of good French onion soup. The gratinee was provolone, which is odd on something billed as French. The salad was a total bomb..tasteless, anemic tomatoes, nothing “chopped”, & the baby kale leaves were still connected by thick stems. The original Tribune Tavern had the best burger I’d ever tasted so there were high hopes. “Da burger” was good, but no match for its predecessor. Bun is crumbly, but the flavor of the meat is good. Fries are good. Portions DEFINITELY smaller than they used to be. Felt like everything was a tad on the chintzy side - small servings of condiments, burger accoutrements.
I want to like this place -cool space/location-but the food was not good
Was not expect to have buffet only choice for lunch on Sunday. I was hoping to try their ala cart menu but because it was Mother's Day. Open table should have let me know when I booked for a table. Prime rib were delicious and the service was excellent.
Here is a great go to place for Oakland lunch downtown. Consistent tasty fresh. Get the soup of the day.
They counted me as absent on my OpenTable which I had to correct but otherwise flawless service.
They squeeze parties of 6 into booths made for 4 people. Incredibly uncomfortable. Food was sub-par
Fun easy place with outstanding service and value for money!
I adjusted our reservation by phone from 12-16. That did not happen and our group had to be divided up. Very awkward.
Also why is nobody ever tending the front? I always have to wait and wait for anyone to acknowledge my existence. Almost hostile front service. Waitstaff always quite nice though.
This is the second time that I have had dinner here in the last month. Contrary to some of the reviews, the service was prompt and the food was very good. The burgers are good as is the meat loaf.
First visit for several in our party of seven and everyone enjoyed it and will return.
We were seated in back booth and very loud with open kitchen window nearby and they were running a blender for 5 min. Server seemed to forget about us once food dropped. No offer of dessert and had to flag for check after waiting 10 min. It's been better so hopefully just an off night
Usually love this place. We had a big group this time and apparently a misunderstanding with the waitress. I wouldn't go back with a big group again. The food is good and brunch they have bottomless mimosas but I saw the bottom of my glass several times so that was kinda lame.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service was. My only criticism would be that It felt a little grubby, which is why I was so pleasantly surprised at the rest of the experience. I would definitely go back. The restrooms are probably out of the Taverns control and need work.
I met a friend at the bar for drinks at the bar. Then some friends joined us for dinner. We just decided to eat at the bar because the service was so great. Julian took care of us in superb fashion. Warm, friendly, timely service, and great scotch!
A Pleasant Surprise - We needed a place in Oakland near the Paramount Theater. It's about three blocks away and located in a historic building, casual, friendly, fun, young crowd. Menu was easy. We all had the chicken and mushrooms which was excellent, but there was certainly lots of other options. We enjoyed an excellent Pinot on tap.
I would definitely return.
Very nice staff
We enjoyed our dinner here at the Tribune Tower before attending a show at the Paramount. We told our waiter we needed to get out by a certain time and he let us know what items on the menu would be problematic. They could use more vegetarian items. I had the fish and chips, great and abundant. NOTE: Don't park in the parking lot across the street if you plan on staying past 8:00pm.
Food was excellent. Location is great. The restaurant noise level was loud due to poor acoustic abatement. I come here for business lunches and a quiet environment would be better.
Service was quick & reliable, very well managed by just one waiter for a reservation of 15 that swelled to 21. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Many of us were from out of town, but I'm sure the locals discovered a new downtown gem. The noise was difficult to deal with — you may have to shout across the table to be heard. Also it was very dark — prepare to use your cellphone flashlight to read the menu.
We had a few substitutions to a dish, and the waitress indicated that she could make it happen and charged us extra for the food. The food was okay, nothing to write home about. The mimosas were flowing, that's about all that was good about the brunch. I would not come again.
Great space in the historic Tribune Building with excellent, friendly service. Went for weekend brunch while working nearby, had very tasty shrimp and grits with spinach and eggs served at the bar. Great space, experience, and people.
Made reservations, still had to wait 10mins to sit. Was warned about kitchen being slow, but we showed an hour after opening. Food came in big gaps of time. Couldn't get drink refills, server was rarely by.
I love this venue... The location is downtown and close to bart. The lighting/ambiance is a perfect combo of dim without being dark and our waiter had a great attitude/sense of style.
We had whiskey and Ice Cream.
Can/ would/will go again!
very bad bartender horrible service spilt 1/4 of my beer and then argued with me about changing it when i paying 20 dollars for each beer bottle and he spillt 1/4 of it !!!!!!!!! NEVER GOING BACK
Food during lunch was decent, but the service was terrible.
Taken many out of town guests. Everyone LOVES the place. Service is excellent!
Tribune restaurant is a great dining resource for downtown Oakland. Good food, good service. Place is sophisticated but not pretentious. Good ambience. Walking distance to Oakland's downtown office scene and to BART and AC bus service. Parking available nearby.
All was well up until the homeless guy came in off the street and asked for a donation. It's Oakland, keep someone full time at the greeter station. Our waiter was very professional and the salads we very well done.