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Shakewell

4.5
4.5
979 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Shakewell is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. The menu is filled with our favorites from places like Spain, Turkey, and North Africa with our own special twists. The bar features cocktails created with ingredients made here and sourced from local purveyors, just like we do in the kitchen. We are proud to be a 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 251-0329

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jen Biesty

  • Neighbourhood

    Oakland

  • Cross Street

    Mandana Blvd

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 979 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LR

    LoRo

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. I recommended the chicken and churros for brunch!
  2. SS

    SusanneS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is so good, it makes up for the crowded and noisy ambience. The paella is out of this world!!! Drink menu is fun and innovative, service is great. But - tables are WAAAAAY too close together. I could barely hear my friend sitting across from me due to proximity of couples on either side.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are always so nice and the food is delicious! I love bringing out of town guests - and they always rave about the food & ambiance.
  4. c

    cturtle

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday dinner, so chose a place I already like. Shakewell did not disappoint! Loved the cardamon cheesecake. : )
  5. CK

    CKMarin

    San Francisco

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun birthday dinner at Shakewell! Every dish was delicious - we’ll be back after the Stay-at-home order is lifted.
  6. LS

    LaurenSKing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always enjoyed Shakewell. When got have a reservation, the seating process is quick and seamless. The food and drinks are great. The servers understand the menu and can help you make great choices if you aren’t sure. I love this place!
  7. s

    sara

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent takeout!
  8. RL

    RagnaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place. Neither too posh or too casual. Good food from a menu with great selection. The wine is good and the bartender makes one of the best gimlets I've had.
  9. e

    ella

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food. For price, such small portions.
  10. R

    Roger

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excited about this place. Cocktails were well done. Expected a better food experience. Octopus was cooked well but not as tender/texture when cooked exceptionally well. Tabasco flavor seemed to dominate the accompanying sauce. Overall, very good but I had very high expectations from what I had heard and so was a little disappointed.
  11. SV

    SteV

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were a little disappointed about the quality of the food: salad was way overdressed, lamb and beef kefta were tough, za'tar flatbread was just like pita, and bacalao croquetas were bland...and we each only had one drink (a glass of wine/beer) and it cost $100.00 with tip. I understand the need to raise prices to pay workers a fair wage, but this was a little ridiculous. Won't be going back.
  12. S

    Spaceyrae

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Did was great, service was slow
  13. D

    Discerningdiner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience . Waiter had good suggestions.
  14. R

    Really1

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed this wonderful fun restaurant.Great food,service and bar.
  15. K

    Kevo

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very cool place to eat. Parking can be tricky. Great service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been to Shakewell previously & the only reason I don’t go more often is the noise levels are outrageous. Surely an acoustics expert could make some simple recommendations for reducing the high decibel noise level. It’s a major detractor. It’s just not fun to have to shout at one’s dining companion(s). But the food is fantastic, it’s just not relaxing to eat amidst so much noise.
  17. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. Enjoyed the art and lighting. It was very loud inside and I couldn't hear well. Also, I tend to not enjoy having a TV visible, since I'm distractible. If you have good hearing and don't mind a TV visible in a restaurant, then you'd probably give this place 5 stars.
  18. RA

    RoyA

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful Valentine's dinner. Great service. Very good Spanish cuisine.
  19. J

    John

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent!!!!!!!!! Great food great service. Just a bit noisy.
  20. DD

    DiaDai

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy neighborhood lunch, brunch, or dinner spot with delicious food and full bar. What more could you want??
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming to shakewell. The wait is normally 30-45 when the owner says an hour and a half. But we made reservations this time. The mimosas kept coming and the chicken and churros is always my fav!!
  22. D

    Donna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We went to celebrate a friend's birthday. I called ahead to make sure the we were given a good table and was assured that our table was great. Well it was right by the kitchen and on the main walkway for all wait staff. This place isn't just a little bit noisy. The food was salty. The service was good. This was a return visit but not sure I will go a third time.
  23. FS

    FoodSnobish

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We love Shakewell, but this wasn't our best meal so far. Not to worry! We'll keep coming back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food and service
  25. N

    Nobusellsbayarea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and staff:) Delicious Olives! I loved the reimagined beet salad. We had the Octopus and the Jamon Croquette (I wasn't really a fan of the croquette, maybe I just don't understand it).
  26. HS

    HarrisonS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our favorite place, always good, lively crowd, cozy space.
  27. DD

    DebDC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Service was off. Waitress was distracted and dishes were left on table although we had finished. The kitchen turns out lots of deep fried dishes - not a good sign. If this is what you do, then at least make sure the inside of your fried items is hot. Cocktails mediocre. Not worth the money. Would not recommend it to anyone.
  28. VM

    VidyaM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty brunch food - churros and hash were delicious. Nice, low-key yet classy atmosphere. Not too difficult to get a table for weekend brunch. Hoping to go back for the dinner some time. Would recommend!
  29. AP

    AlexaP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food is always delicious and creative. Service is friendly but very slow and not attentive. It’s way overpriced. This will be our last time here
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shakewell served quality food that is tasty and innovative. The servers were pleasant and prompt. We had a lunch but we'll go and check out the dinner. I had a three course veg. menu and my wife had three course choice with a steak sandwich. The squash soup was hearty and delicious. Both of our entrees were well executed. And chocolate dessert with caramel souce was memorable. Its Mediterranean menu appeals to us in California.
  31. PH

    PatrickH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The noise level was over the top. You may want to call it energetic but I call it impossible to enjoy a good tasting meal. In fact one of my birthday guest who was having dinner with us left in the middle of his entre because the noise level. I enjoyed the food but found myself eating fast so I could leave the restaurant. I also found the service to be indifferent. Not unfriendly but indifferent. This may be the new standard for restaurants. Delicious well prepared food is why you go to have dinner at a special restaurant but ambience and service is a must for me as well as the others I was eating with. I do not see myself ever returning to Shakewells.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit & we enjoyed ourselves. One constructive concern..it was cold and drafty & we ended up eating with our coats on! Brrrr...
  33. BW

    BethW

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The flatbread with zatar was very good as were the brussel sprouts as starters. I had the classic paella with prawns and clams; overall the dish was very tasty and a much larger portion than I could eat at one sitting. The prawns were excellent, perfectly cooked and delicious. The clams were miniscule. My friend had the octopus and enjoyed it very much. We finished with the churros, which were a little disappointing. They could have been crispier (maybe smaller) and would have benefitted from addition of a little cinnamon. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing.
  34. EG

    EllenG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit loud but food and drinks were amazing.
  35. JD

    JennD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came here for Oakland Restaurant Week with a reservation through OpenTable. We were greeted and seated promptly after arrival, with friendly service all around. We had one order from the prix fixe menu: leafy green salad, grilled terrace major (bistro steak), and almond cake; as well as the fried chicken. We also ordered a few drinks, which were both tasty. The salad had a nice mix, and of decent portion. The bistro steak and the almond cake, though, were small in portion. Both had great flavor. The steak was cooked to a nice medium rare. I just wish there was more of it, even for the restaurant week price. The almond cake slice was tiny. The fried chicken was delicious and offered a nice portion. I would come back and recommend to a friend, just not for the bistro steak or almond cake for the price.
  36. b

    berniem

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time as always just cant wait for the Wednesday Fried Chicken dinner special
  37. S

    Sam1369

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family goes here for brunch for birthdays and special occasions. Staff are wonderful, personable and accommodating. Our favorite spot in the Bay for brunch.
  38. RL

    RyanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Most of the dishes seem to use the same sauce which is disappointing
  39. G

    Gastrogirl

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best of the Bay!
  40. RB

    RandyB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best thing I can say about this restaurant is that it feels like a local spot, with a comfortable welcoming atmosphere, and has food fit for a fine dining restaurant. For me, best of both worlds. The server was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. All of her recommendations were excellent. Highlights include Fried Chicken, Octopus and mushroom toast.

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Shakewell is rated 4.5 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mandana Blvd

  • Neighbourhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jen Biesty

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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