We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the Friends and Family PREVIEW party. We want to stress that this is a PREVIEW party…the place is far from finished…you can read more about why at our blog: www.farleyseast.blogspot.com. It may seem strange to throw a party when there are exposed walls and unfinished countertops, but that is just the way we want it. We want you, our community, to see the coffee house in-progress and participate in its creation. We will have a sampling of the Panini we will be serving and we are feverishly working to get the brewers up and running so you can enjoy what Farley’s is all about….great coffee.
In addition to showing off Farley’s East, the other objective of the evening is to expose you to the hip, happening and up-and-coming neighborhoods of Oakland. To this end, if you are planning on staying in Oakland for dinner, please make a reservation…the place will be packed due to Oakland Art Murmur, http://www.oaklandartmurmur.com, which will be going on all evening.
To help you make a selection, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite restaurants.
Thanks again for coming and showing your support!
1900 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 286-0100
Opened by the Dona Tomas duo, they also blazed the trail in the Uptown district. They are right across the street from the newly renovated FOX Theater. Be sure to get reservations – they are always packed.
Franklin Wine Bar
Sister restaurant to Lukas. Good locally grown dishes and a robust wine menu. Just around the corner from Farley’s and if the weather is nice, you can sit outside on their patio and enjoy the scene.
Lukas Taproom and Lounge
2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 451-4677
Lukas was a pioneer in the Uptown district. They serve upscale “bar” food with killer fries and burgers along with dishes that you would find in more formal restaurant. There is also a pool table in back to give it a tavern feel.
Ozumo – Uptown
2251 Broadway Ave (between 23rd St & Grand Ave) Oakland, CA (510) 286-9866
Sister restaurant to Ozumo in downtown SF. Some complain that the plates are small, but the atmosphere and the quality of the food makes up for it. Make reservations
2295 Broadway (between 23rd St & Grand Ave) Oakland, CA 94612
Yet another establishment who is part of the Oakland Uptown revival. Pican just opened in April and has been packed every weekend. They serve “upscale” southern food with cosmopolitan twist. They also have a swanky lounge if you just want to have a drink.
499 9th St. (between Broadway & Washington St) Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 251-8770
Great atmosphere and good food. Sit outside if the weather is nice.
827 Washington St (between 8th St & 9th St) Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 835-5585
Yet another SF establishment that has migrated east. It’s a very hip restaurant with a lounge feel. They have got plenty of outdoor seating and it would be good choice if the weather is nice
1007 Clay St (between 10th St & 11th St) Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 763-8495
An Oakland classic…the best Vietnamese food you’ll find in the Bay Area.
468 8th St Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 444-1944
Delicious Mexican small plates. The owner of this restaurant is a partner in the hip night club ERA that is going in next to Farley’s.
LAKE MERRITT & GLENVIEW
3917 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 547-5035
New hotspot from Chez Paniz prodigy. Good local faire and specialty cocktails.
4214 Park Boulevard Oakland, California 94602 510.531.4500
Sister restaurant to Garabaldi’s on College. It just opened this winter in the Glenveiw district and it’s a huge hit. They don’t take reservations but the will serve you wine outside while you wait.
4238 Park Blvd Oakland, CA 94602 (510) 336-1180
Traditional Italian trattoria that aims to serve delicious California-Italian fare at reasonable prices. It’s the sister restaurant to Aperto which is a neighbor to Farley’s In SF.
552 Grand Ave. (Lake Merritt) Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 839-9124
If you are bringing the kids, this is your best choice. They have great pizzas, pasta and Italian favorites. Next door is a wine bar if you are looking for a lighter fare and a flight of interesting wines.
5484 College Ave., Oakland CA 94618
French, Mediterranean, California. Since its inception by Chef/ Owner Christopher Rossi, Citron has established itself as an Oakland landmark catering to those who want the freshest ingredients possible prepared in tantalizing fashion.
5004 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA; Tel. 510.450.0522
Mexican. Oakland's premier Mexican eatery, Dona Tomas does everything classy, from the food to the cocktails.
5655 College Ave. Oakland, CA 94618
Northern Italian. Oliveto offers regional favorites and some interesting specialties in the Northern Italian tradition. Menu selections change dramatically with the seasons.
5008 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94609 Tel: (510) 652-4888
Opened by a former Chez Panisse chef. Food is simple, locally grown faire with Italian influence. It also has a great bar with specialty cocktails. Always busy, so make a reservation.