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Oakland's Downtown Restaurant Buzz

Obvious to anyone living here and becoming more apparent to those in other cities, Oakland is experiencing an amazing renaissance in its restaurant and bar scene (among other attractions). Here is a profile of some of its newest flavors, enough to keep you busy every night of week!



Franklin Square Restaurant and Wine Bar - 2212 Broadway, fswinebar.com. Includes $1 wine tastings from 5-7pm on Thursdays plus free bar food during the 4-6pm happy hour. 

Ozumo - 2251 Broadway, ozumo.com. Happy hour from 4:30-7pm includes $5 drinks and cheap bar bites

Pican - 2295 Broadway (right next door to Ozumo), picanrestaurant.com. Upscale comfort food and a hopping bar scene

 Flora - 1900 Telegraph, floraoakland.com. Art decor interior and finely crafted cocktails, ambiance as well as deliciousness

 Lake Merritt:

Lake Chalet - 1520 Lakeside Dr, thelakechalet.com. Fine dining and fabulous views of Lake Merritt. Enjoy Taco Tuesdays (on the dock in the warmer months) beginning at 3pm - $2.50 tacos, $3 beers and half price margheritas.


Happy Dining in Twenty-Ten!

Published Monday, January 11, 2010 11:52 AM by Annie Tegner

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