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Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt

4.7
4.7
624 Reviews
$30 and under
American
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for brunch
May and David Wasem's flagship location Grand Lake Kitchen location offers American classics and warm hospitality. An all-day cafe specializing in brunch and dinner! Maximum party size for regular reservations is 8 at Lake Merritt and 10 at the Dimond location.

Grand Lake Kitchen at Lake Merritt has a full bar, bustling dining room, outdoor patio, take-out counter, and The Bubble Room (private dining)

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 922-9582
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please visit grandlakekitchen.com and select the Catering tab for more info<br /><br />If you are interested having Grand Lake Kitchen provide food and or staff your large scale event (40+ guests and professional private event space), please fill out the information below and our Private Events Manager will get back to you asap to customize an event!
  • Private party facilities
    GLK Lake Merritt is home to The Bubble Room. A private dining room on the mezzanine level, overlooking the main dining room. Minimum party size: 12. Maximum seated: 18, standing reception: 24Set menus and food and beverage minimum purchases applyPlease visit grandlakekitchen.com and select the Private Events tab for more info
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    El Embarcadero
  • Parking Details
    There is metered parking along Grand Avenue and a paid parking lot at the corner of Grand and Euclid. Please allow extra time for parking as our neighborhood is very popular!
  • Public Transit
    12, 57, NL
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour - Weekdays from 3pm-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Enjoy a weekeday afternoon with friends, someone special, or even on your own. GLK offers a friendly bar, open patio with a view of Lake Merritt, and a cozy interior. Weekday happy hour specials include discounted cocktails, beer, mocktails, wine and food! Mimosas, aperol spritz, local beer, crispy brussels sprouts, seasonal deli salads, and more. Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm. See you then!

    Happy Hour - Weekdays from 3pm-6pm photo

What 624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Great for brunch

  • East Bay

    American

624 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails and mocktails were delicious along with the food and desserts. We were a party of 7 and the staff were really helpful and kind. Everything was great.

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  2. JohnJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was disappointing. The turkey sandwich was mostly bun. The turkey looked like it was processed. The pork chops were the thin ones with a lot of fat that are cheaper in the grocery store than the fat ones. The wine seemed overpriced.

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  3. DarbyR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Had the warm polenta bowl and been dreaming about it since. The outdoor patio seating was perfect and not to chaotic, perfect for people watching, too.

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  4. Localdiner

    New York City

    235 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Oddly they have a full bar but you get a better sense of their cocktails from the online menu than you do from being in the restaurant. Couple next to us ordered the espresso martinis and I wish I did

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Haven’t been in several years. The prices were high for quality of food presented. The bread for the avocado toast was stale and there was about 1/4 of a medium avocado on it under the eggs.

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  6. MissMoe

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is really quite delicious. We had the tuna melt, the deviled eggs, and the brussels sprouts (theirs are the best!). We are never disappointed. And the service was perfect! Heem greeted us promptly, made sure we had everything we needed and served us with a warm smile. He was helpful, courteous and kind. I highly recommend Grand Lake Kitchen for Sunday Brunch, breakfast, lunch, dinner - anytime. It's a great place to have a good fresh meal.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter made the experience a pleasant one. The food was very good, but not outstanding. One of our entrees was cold, so our charming waiter took it off the bill. I had one of the slushy drinks; it was truly divine. I love the vibe of this place, and the food is usually good, so we will be back.

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  8. HappyEater

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best! Food, cocktails, and service are all amazing!

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  9. TimT

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was OUTSTANDING. The service excellent. The new wave music made for a great atmosphere. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable. What a great find!

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  10. Danielle

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great cocktails. Highly recommend for anyone

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt using the Order Online button. Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 922-9582.

Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt is rated 4.7 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt

576 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    El Embarcadero
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is metered parking along Grand Avenue and a paid parking lot at the corner of Grand and Euclid. Please allow extra time for parking as our neighborhood is very popular!
  • Public Transit
    12, 57, NL
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 922-9582
  • Catering
    Please visit grandlakekitchen.com and select the Catering tab for more info<br /><br />If you are interested having Grand Lake Kitchen provide food and or staff your large scale event (40+ guests and professional private event space), please fill out the information below and our Private Events Manager will get back to you asap to customize an event!
  • Private party facilities
    GLK Lake Merritt is home to The Bubble Room. A private dining room on the mezzanine level, overlooking the main dining room. Minimum party size: 12. Maximum seated: 18, standing reception: 24Set menus and food and beverage minimum purchases applyPlease visit grandlakekitchen.com and select the Private Events tab for more info
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