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Where to Find the Finest Restaurants in Oakland

Whether it’s date night, a celebration dinner, or just a night out in Oakland, there are plenty of fine dining restaurants to indulge at. If you are new to the area or a local resident just looking to try a new restaurant, here are the best fine dining restaurants in Oakland with flavors and entrees of all kinds.

#1: Haven
Jack London Square

Haven’s Chef Daniel Patterson is putting his talent to work in Oakland. Haven has cuisine that is both familiar and inventive, with twists in every bite. The burger is a must-have with aged beef, scallion aioli and a homemade, seeded bun. This is homey fine dining that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

#2: Commis
Piedmont Avenue

Commis is Oakland’s first Michelin-starred restaurant. This is the elite dining experience of Oakland with food arriving at your table resembling artwork. Chef James Syhabout’s Commis restaurant is a five-star beautiful dining place you’ll want to dine at over and over again. The restaurant delivers open-kitchen experiments with one-of-a-kind ingredients to craft inspired New American price-fixed meals.

#3: Hopscotch Restaurant and Bar

Hopscotch Restaurant and Bar is an upscale diner that serves Japanese-American fusion cuisine. Locals say the best dish to order is the perfectly crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside buttermilk fried chicken paired with a sweet & smoke Maple Old Fashioned. The menu also includes custard cream and homemade donuts.

#4: Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern is one of the best date spots in the neighborhood. The rustic upscale American restaurant features menu items like grilled pork chops and rotating gnocchi and pastas. Reservations are hard to come by at this spot, but the bar seats are reserved for walk-ins.

#5: Chop Bar
Produce District

Chop bar is a unique, but homey fine dining spot with a diverse crowd and amazing food and drink options. This all-day eatery on Jack London Square has an indoor-outdoor patio, perfect for dining with a view. The menu is constantly changing, but meatloaf, oxtail poutine and risotto are some of the tasty foods you can order at this popular dining spot. Chop Bar also serves wine all from California on tap.

#6: Galeto
Clay Street

Galeto is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse where Gauchos roam the dining room continuously offering exquisite churrasco of 12-14 different rotisserie meats such as pork, chicken, lamb, beef and sausage, all perfectly seasons and carved tableside. Galeto also has a buffet salad bar with a variety of salads and special hot dishes. Indulge in the many tastes of Brazil at Galeto!

#7: Flora
Telegraph Avenue

Flora is located in downtown Oakland offers a menu of reinvented American classics. Flora is in the beautifully ornate Oakland Floral Depot building. The restaurant and bar has small bites like marinated olives and deviled eggs, starters like house stretched mozzarella and fritto misto, entrees like grilled pork porterhouse, pan-seared SF halibut and roasted chicken breast with sides like mashed potatoes and marinated beets and many other options.

What are your favorite fine dining spots in Oakland? We’d love to hear from you!