Food & Drink in Oakland

Z Café & Bar – 25% Off West Coast Cuisine

Z Café & Bar

Oakland

$20 $15

(183)

California-style salads, seafood, and burgers made from fresh ingredients

Jamba Juice—43% Off Freshly Squeezed Juice

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.69 $3.25

Freshly squeezed juices are delicious, nutritious and a great way to get daily vitamins and minerals your body needs to fuel the day.

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

Up to 39% Off a Wine Tasting at Dashe Cellars

Dashe Cellars

Jack London Square District

$90 $59

(47)

At the winery and tasting room founded by an enologist couple, taste the specialty zinfandel, grenache, and other fine wines

Bissap Baobab – Up to 46% Off West African Cuisine

Bissap Baobab Oakland

Oakland

$26 $14

Oakland outpost of the popular San Francisco restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine such as wraps, curry, and crepes

50% Off Upscale Comfort Food at Homespun Fare

Homespun Fare

Oakland

$30 $15

Seasonal ingredients form the basis of such American eats as grilled lamb chops, polenta fries, and pan-seared tilapia in parchment paper

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 50% Off at Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Oakland

$20 $11

Pub with numerous 42 in. flat-screen TVs and located in Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport serves up steak, burgers, and roasted chicken

30% Off Upscale Cuisine at 3000 Broadway

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

$30 $21

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

40% Off Espresso and Italian Food at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(421)

Light Italian fare such as paninis, steaming-hot lattes, and breakfast pastries served at this cozy Oakland spot

47% Off Mediterranean Dinner at American Natural Food & Cafe

American Natural Food & Cafe

Paradise Park

$30 $16

(59)

French-inspired Moroccan cuisine alongside Mediterranean classics, including hummus, dolmas, couscous, fish sandwiches

28% Off Northern Coastal Italian Food at Lungomare

Lungomare

Jack London Square

$40 $29

(263)

Waterfront restaurant serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood on a scenic patio with occasional live music

50% Off Steaks, Chops, and More at Bourbon & Beef

Bourbon & Beef

Oakland

$60 $30

(143)

Dishes prepared with local ingredients include seared goat cheese, crispy smoked duck legs, and wagyu beef ravioli

40% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Il Pescatore Ristorante

Il Pescatore Ristorante

Produce and Waterfront

$50 $30

(179)

Diners can dig into a variety of authentic Italian dishes, such as veal T-bone with rosemary and housemade gelato with fresh fruit

30% Off Pub Food at Crogan's Montclair

Crogan's Montclair

Montclair Business

$50 $35

Traditional and creative pub cuisine fills the menu at eatery that straddles the line between casual public house and family restaurant

Up to 50% Off Sheba Dining

Sheba Dining

Downtown

$40 $20

A world-wise chef with a seasoned palate prepares meat and vegan dishes and often substitutes herb-infused olive oil for butter

Up to 25% Off Grand Lake Coffee House

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off at Claremont Diner

Claremont Diner

Rockridge

$22 $11

(162)

Classic comfort food includes the signature salmon burger, chicken salad,and savory sandwiches

30% Off Southern Food at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Oakland

$40 $28

(257)

Chefs prepare Southern-style dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters, fried chicken, and barbecue baby back ribs

45% Off at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $11

Vegetarian dishes and seafood plates cooked in spicy szechuan sauces such as sweet 'n' sour "pork, mapo tofu, and shrimp in black bean sauce

Papa John's – East Bay - Up to 44% Off Pizza Dinner

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

Half Off at Vo's Restaurant

Vo's Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $15

(270)

Vietnamese restaurant that fuses together European, Southeast Asian, and American traditions

Jamba Juice—43% Off Freshly Squeezed Juice

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.69 $3.25

Freshly squeezed juices are delicious, nutritious and a great way to get daily vitamins and minerals your body needs to fuel the day.

40% Off Baked Goods at Nothing Bundt Cakes of Emeryville

Nothing Bundt Cakes of Emeryville

Emeryville

$20 $12

(98)

Pecan praline and lemon bundt cakes made with fresh eggs and real butter and adorned with frosting petals, bows, and silk flowers

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Pasta Pelican

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

(246)

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

Up to 52% Off a Romantic Dinner for Two at a Mystery Location

Ethiopia Restaurant

Elmwood

$45.70 $22

Enjoy a three-course meal and drinks at a romantic date night spot near Elmwood—but you won't find out where until you buy the deal

Up to 53% Off at Himalayan Flavors

Himalayan Flavors

North Berkeley

$24 $12

Chefs create Indian and Nepalese dishes, such as chicken chow mein, lamb vindaloo, and gulab jamun, served in a saffron-colored dining room

50% Off at Pizza MODA

Pizza MODA

Northwest Berkeley

$40 $20

Organic thin-crust pizzas, inventive pastas and salads, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes

Up to 40% Off Weekday Brunch at Cafe M

Cafe M

Northwest Berkeley

$58 $35

(677)

Artfully prepared brunch food, from crab cake benedicts to french toast stuffed with strawberry-jalapeno jam

Up to 45% Off at Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine

Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine

Berkeley

$20 $11

(65)

Organic and sustainable Mediterranean dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, beet and heirloom tomato salad, or pizza with pine nut pesto

50% Off Indian Food at Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf

North Berkeley

$30 $15

(293)

Traditional Northern Indian dishes made with organic produce, free-range meats, and artisan spices handpicked in India

Up to 33% Off Italian Prix-Fixe Dinner at Belli Osteria

Belli Osteria

Downtown Berkeley

$86 $59

(145)

Pair drinks with four courses of Italian cuisine, including antipasti, insalate, pasta, and secondi

Half Off Indian and Nepalese Cuisine at Everest Cafe

Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

$20 $10

(111)

Indian and Nepalese curries with goat, lamb, and chicken alongside vegan options

50% Off Tasting Tour for 2 at Alegio Chocolaté /Claudio Corallo

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(106)

Guides tell visitors the story of Alegio's history and African cacao plantation while sharing 12 samples of all-natural chocolate

40% Off at Build Pizzeria Roma

Build Pizzeria Roma

Downtown Berkeley

$30 $18

(347)

Modern eatery serves build-your-own Roman-style pizza, pasta dishes, among other Italian eats, with craft beers and artisan cocktails

43% Off at Turkish Kitchen

Turkish Kitchen

Downtown Berkeley

$30 $17

(292)

Chefs use traditional Turkish recipes to create dishes such as spicy lamb pies, doner platters, tripe soup, and award-winning baklava

Up to 51% Off Sushi Meal at Taki Sushi

Taki Sushi

Richmond Annex

$28 $14

(112)

Sushi chefs with more than 30 years combined experience compose a menu that includes sashimi and nearly 20 special rolls

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop – 45% Off Donuts

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Nob Hill

$22 $12

(1230)

Mix and match one dozen donuts from a glass window-front showcase

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off a Family Winemakers Wine Tasting

Family Winemakers of California

Fort Mason

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off a ticket to the Family Winemakers of California 2014 San Mateo Wine Tasting on August 17

Papa John's Pizza – Up to 49% Off Pizza and Ice Cream

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Garçon – $15 Off French Bistro Cuisine

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

Nihon Whisky Lounge – Up to 40% Off

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

48% Off Organic Produce

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

$33 $17

(115)

Delivered Organic Produce

Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Membership

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

Never Too Latte – 40% Off Coffee and Food

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

Chouchou—French Dinner for Two

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Up to 37% Off Italian Cuisine at Fiore Caffe

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Gelato Tasting with Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

$9.75 $9.75

(25)

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

30% Off at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

20% Off Healthy Fast Food at Darn Good Food

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

38% Off Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

45% Off at Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

San Francisco

$5 $2.75

Organic soft serve in flavors such as classic vanilla, stone-ground chocolate, and Twin Girls plum fill handmade butter cones

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at Izakaya Roku

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

30% Off at Escape From New York Pizza – Castro St. Location

Escape From New York Pizza

Castro

$20 $14

(240)

Make a custom pizza with toppings such as roasted garlic, jalapenos, and applewood-smoked bacon, or order one of 14 specialty pies

Up to 52% Off Wine and Wine Tastings for Two

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

(112)

Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

50% Off Szechuan-Style Chinese Food at Grand Hot Pot Lounge

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

$30 $15

(27)

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

50% Off Rustic Dinner and Wine at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$100 $50

(746)

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

Up to 54% Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

(290)

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

House of Bagels – Up to 50% Off

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

$15.90 $8

(471)

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Dino & Santino's

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

(410)

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Up to 30% Off Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

(262)

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

Lite Bite – Healthy Meal Plans

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

$29.50 $29

(148)

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

Oola Restaurant & Bar – Up to 42% Off

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

$50 $29

(1402)

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

$59 for Seasonal Tasting Menu at Radio Africa & Kitchen

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

$100 $59

(159)

Long-time chef brings Ethiopian influences from his homeland to a seasonal menu that changes weekly.

50% Off Gourmet Sliders from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

$30 $15

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at IceBee

IceBee

SoMa

$10 $5

(607)

Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

First Crush – 38% Off Brunch

First Crush

Downtown

$40 $25

(817)

Coconut pancakes topped with homemade mango jam and Dungeness crab sliders can be toasted with mimosas made from California bubbly

40% Off Casual American Food at Slider's Diner

Slider's Diner

San Francisco

$20 $12

Casual and crowd-pleasing dishes such as country-style fried chicken, chili cheeseburgers, and milkshakes made with real ice cream

Up to 57% Off Caña Cuban Parlor

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

$104 $47

(81)

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

52% Off American Comfort Food at Butter

Butter

SoMa

$25 $12

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

Up to 42% Off Pub Food at The Mad Dog in the Fog

The Mad Dog in the Fog

Central North San Francisco

$30 $18

(348)

Melange of cuisine inspired be American sports bars and English pubs; buffalo wings, fish and chips, tacos, and bangers and mash

50% Off at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

$40 $20

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

Up to 42% Off Mediterranean Food at Goood Frikin Chicken

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

$30 $19

(543)

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

32% Off Fondue at at Melt!

Melt!

North Beach

$72 $49

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

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California is too vast and diverse a state to capture through just one medium. That's why Oakland Museum of California combines art, history, and natural science collections—more than 1.8 million objects total—to tell the state’s story.

Organized around themes of land, people, and creativity, the art gallery showcases more than 70,000 works from the 19th century through present day, ranging from paintings and sculptures to new media. Encompassing more than 100,000 artifacts, including several thousand bird eggs, the natural sciences gallery spotlights seven particular landscapes, including Yosemite and Mount Shasta. The history gallery includes more than 2,200 objects that trace major periods in the state's history, tying together the lives of the indigenous people, incursions by Spanish settlers, and the giggling mad dash of the gold rush. In a nod to the history of Tinsel town, the interactive Creative Hollywood station lets visitors create an animation, add sound effects to movies, and forget a personal assistant’s birthday.

Forming the roof of each level, verdant gardens separate the galleries, while more greenery and sculptures beautify the museum's outdoor roof gardens and courtyards. The museum uses more outdoor space to hosts its Friday Nights @ OMCA, a family-friendly market full of live music, dance lessons, and local cuisine. Local and seasonal ingredients, meanwhile, flavor the dishes available in the museum's Blue Oak café. The café doubles as a residency for jazz bassist Ron Crotty, a founder of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, who grooves his way through jazz standards every Friday.

1000 Oak St
Oakland,
CA
US

A single weathervane squeaks as it sways in the breeze atop a peaked roof. Below it, a building dating back to 1948 houses Montclair Bistro amid fieldstone and brick pathways created in french provincial style. At 7 years old, future chef and owner Henry Vortriede began his cooking career by thumbing through culinary magazines and preparing meals for his family of eight. After going on to earn diplomas in food and wine at Le Cordon Bleu and L'Académie du Vin in Paris, France, he honed his skills as a chef in several French restaurants and created chocolate art showpieces at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Today, as owner and chef at Montclair Bistro, Vortriede draws on his culinary background to create a rotating menu that includes organic chicken scaloppini sourced from Petaluma Farms, duck-and-wild-mushroom quesadillas with brown-butter chestnuts, and thick, double-cut pork chops with sweet-potato-apple pancakes. Another menu of brunch fare combines traditional favorites such as scrambled eggs with black truffle and eggs benedict with lobster cake.

Vortriede's taste is on display not only on plates but also on the restaurant’s walls, where elegant painted canvases hang. Two hundred bottles of wine stand nearby on storage racks inside walk-in glass covered with the pressed noses of oenophiles. The decor, which includes dark carpeting and dark chairs, white-linen-covered tables, and flickering candles, helped earn the restaurant OpenTable's 2012 Diners' Choice award for romantic restaurant in East Bay.

6118 Medau Pl
Oakland,
CA
US

Ayalnesh Chanialew learned the art of Ethiopian cooking through observation. She first watched cooking techniques and styles in Ethiopia, where she was born. As a child, she frequently traveled to different countries with her father, an ambassador. Through her travels, she learned to adapt her palate and cooking style to incorporate those of different cultures. This knack for adaptation shines in her cooking, whether she is substituting herb-infused olive oil for the traditional butter in her restaurant's dishes or making chips out of Ethiopian flatbread for a new textural experience.

At Sheba Dining, guests feast on both vegan entrees and meat, ranging from lean beef and sautéed lamb to raw ahi tuna, all seasoned with signature spices such as ginger, cardamom, and chili. After testing out her injera chips on customers, Ayalnesh began packaging and selling them as a commercial snack, which are now sold at health-food stores including Whole Foods. Her desire to promote Ethiopian cuisine has led Ayalnesh to expand her commercial exploits to sauces and dips, including a spicy red-lentil sauce made from those lentils that fail their anger-management-therapy course.

371 13th St
Oakland,
CA
US

After catering for two years, Blackberry Soul Bakery and Cafe finally settled in a brick-and-mortar building, where owner-baker Rene prepares her Southern-influenced cakes, cookies, and savory snacks for visitors. The 2004 winner of the Taste of the Bay award and a requested favorite of the 100 Chefs Can Cook United Negro College fundraiser, Rene applies plaudit-earning skills when mixing fresh butter, real vanilla beans, just-harvested wooden spoons, and a few of her grandmother's recipes to whip up delectable, tooth-ready treats. She specializes in sweet-potato pie, pound cake, oatmeal cookies, and cobblers, though the piping-hot menu also includes cakes, cupcakes, and puddings. Red velvet cake supplies means of satiation for sweet teeth, and two types of cornbread furnish the means of satiation for teeth made out of bread. The café takes custom orders for pickup or delivery, and Rene accommodates customers out and about by supplying treats at many local jazz festivals and community events.

2101 14th Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Rated Best Thai Restaurant by the East Bay Express in 2011, Chai Thai Noodle earns its title with a vast menu of authentically prepared dishes imbued with vibrant flavors and spices. Chai Thai Noodle's masterful and lively preparations have earned the chefs enthusiastic accolades and multiple high-fives from local press; their pork leg stew in particular inspired across-the board ardor. The San Francisco Chronicle's Carol Ness credited owners and chefs Sangchai Vatanachai and Amnouy Manyvong for making "'pork leg stew' three of the most exciting words in the language of Thai food." John Birdsall of the East Bay Express mentioned that it had to rate "among the most satisfying meat dishes in all of East Oakland," and SF Weekly’s Meredith Brody cited the stewed leg, accompanied by pickled vegetables and mustard greens, as her primary motive for dining at Chai Thai Noodle.

545 International Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

Owner Jeff Cohn of JC Cellars has always been interested in the world of wine, but it wasn't until he tasted a Chateauneuf-du-Pape that the cosmos unfurled before him. "To go from tasting only single varietals to a blend really opened my eyes," he wrote in his bio. He started crafting his own wines and tinkering with production methods, experimenting with different yeast strains. Cohn eventually produced the 2003 Rhodes Vineyard Zinfandel, which was named number three on Wine Spectator's Top 100 List—the first time a California Zinfandel had even been in the top 10.

Now, Cohn curates a roster of 21 vintages based on Rhone grape varietals at JC Cellars. The wines are the product of both his own production techniques and time-tested French methods. Visitors to the cellars can gaze upon the aging barrels during tastings led by seasoned wine educators, before taking a bottle home to christen a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon.

55 4th St
Oakland,
CA
US

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