Z Cafe & Bar
Tarragon Crab Cakes
lightly seared blue crab meat, garlic, lemon juice and tarragon aioli
flame grilled 8 oz premium ground beef on Semifreddi's challah bun with sides of lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle
romaine hearts, parmeasan cheese, anchovy fillets, ciabatta garlic croutons
Love Lemar!! He’s always the best every time.
Great food and service. Outside seating area needs to be swept of trash.
"Z" Cafe seems to be getting back on track, had Caesar Salad with Grilled shrimp and NO extra fish, was just right and the shrimp were tender. Then Garlic Fries with the "Z" Bacon Cheese Burger (medium rare), fries had LOTS of garlic and the burger was cooked as ordered. Happy Camper.
Great neighborhood spot with relaxed friendly atmosphere and fun cocktails
Loved it! Great food. Great service. Great location with plenty of free parking in the area. New favorite Oakland lunch place!
First time here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent from the moment we walked in. I didn’t really enjoy the burger because it was too well done. When I mentioned it to our server, she immediately tried to find another option AND the owner also came out to personally apologize. That level of service deserves recognition. I will be back for sure.
Had my usual Spicy Shrimp and Salad with Grilled Chicken. Lots of water and a double shot of Tito's
Terrible terrible food
Had Ceasars Salad with Shrimp that were perfectly cooked
Our order was taken wrong. Appetizer was forgotten. Food cold due to delay with appetizer. Waitress didn’t write anything down. We had 3 different people serving us even though the place wasn’t that busy. Very noisy. Order arrived wrong as well. Good underwhelming for what we paid. Not fresh. Server never came back for drink refills. Poor experience and surprised it was like this on a non-busy night.
Great service! Our waitress was super-friendly and accommodating. Food was delish.
Had lunch here with a friend. It's so nice to be able to eat inside again. Tables are spaced out. The menu isn't as huge as it used to and I get the issues. The quality of the food and portion sizes are outstanding. The service is top notch.
They even served us bread and butter to start.
Very friendly service, food and drinks were good. Not a destination but if you are in the neighborhood, a great choice. The noise level due to the acoustics was the only down side to the place.
Eating my way through the menu, only had 2 dishes I did not like. Those were dishes I do not like but thought I would try. STILL do not like them.
Food was delicious. Got good service. Would recommend to friends
The restaurant took real good care of my group. We were a bit demanding but all of our needs were met beyond expectation!
Crab cakes were superb! Everything, including martinis was fabulous with thoughtful fun server and delicious salad, burger, chicken Marsala. Top notch! Lots of room inside
Finally found a dish I did not like, do not know why I ordered the Chicken Marsala cause I do not like the wine. Everything else was its usual very good.
Beautiful and clean interior, delicious food, and warm service. I will definitely be coming back to this elevated, yet unpretentious restaurant. Five stars!
Tried the Crab Cakes with sauces on the side, very good. Also the Smothered Chicken and the Cheesecake with Strawberries. Usually do not have dessert but this was very good as was the chicken.
Tried to NOT order the Spicy Shrimp...FAILED. Also had the Blackened Tilapia which was very good. Slowly eating my way through the entire menu.
Tried the Rocky Chicken Breast Burger (not the chicken patty) T'was very good, also had the Special of the Day which was the Santa Fe salad with Avocado (too much dressing). The Spicy Prawns are always great,
Came here on a whim after spending the day at the zoo. Our server Misty was fantastic, prompt, and friendly. The bartender (whom I don’t recall his name, but he had cornrows!) made speedy and well balanced cocktails, and would come back for those alone. The food was incredible-I recommend the garlic prawn appetizer and the lobster ravioli! I will definitely be back!
Had my usual Spicy Shrimp, the new cooks are good, they do NOT over cook the shrimp. Trying something new, the Chicken Picata with Garlic Mashed Potatos. Will have this dish again before moving to something else
Worth a little delay in getting seated, once we were seated service was excellent, food delivered fast and delicious, and an overall very good time.
Had my usual double Titos, Spicy shrimp, Bacon Cheese Burger and a side of Spinach. They have had to hire new cooks and my shrimp dish was better (not over cooked)
Great little gem in the neighborhood. The service was excellent, food was well prepared, very tasty. Our server, Mona, was outstanding . We will be back. In a historically older building . Great architecture. All around an excellent experience.
Very loud unfortunately.
Vegetables were just ok. Portion good but steamed vegetables are just ordinary.
As always, excellent food and service. A great neighborhood gathering place!
Good neighborhood comfort food oriented restaurant. Lively bar scene. Courteous and professional wait staff.
We always enjoy dining at Z's. It happens to be close enough for us to walk to, but if you have to drive, well worth getting there! A small neighborhood cafe with excellent food.
Exceptional service and food!!!!! The staff is very attentive and the food was delicious. Well stocked bar.
Service is getting worse by the day. Used to frequently visit this establishment. Will not be returning.
Very quiet , Sat 6:15 PM.
Loved the lobster ravioli and the eggplant parm stacks.
Sautéed spinach fresh but oversalted
Veggie burger good but not amazing
Service was warm and attentive but not intrusive.
Easy street parking
I accidentally went here for a birthday dinner. The food was great and it feels fancy without costing fancy. We returned the next weekend. This restaurant will definitely be on our rotation of favorites!
Service was slow but food was great
We went to this restaurant for Oakland Restaurant Week and had the $40 special. The appetizers and salads were good, but our pot roast entrees were very disappointing. The meat was on the dry side and stringy and there was minimal sauce to add some moisture. The mash potatoes tasted like it came out of a box.
Went there for Oakland Restaurant Week with 3 others and had a great time. Food was excellent especially the pot roast, apple walnut salad, chicken piccata and bread pudding. Lively atmosphere, extensive cocktail menu and awesome service. We'll definitely be coming back!
Really enjoyed the good food and the ambiance. Not enough help for a Sat. night which might have been due to restaurant week.
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OpenTable ダイナー332名によるZ Cafe & Barの評価は4.5☆です。