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The 9 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for a romantic restaurant for date night? These are the most swoon-worthy venues in Oakland. We scoured top blogs and publications and incorporated millions of reviews for the most romantic venues in Oakland. Treat your special someone to a delectable meal, good wine, and great ambiance at one of these date-worthy venues.

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Marzano

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Mercury News

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    Mercury News
  • Eater

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    Eater

Shakewell

Mediterranean, $$, OaklandMediterranean, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Top Hatters Kitchen and Bar

New American, $$, OaklandNew American, $$Oakland, Chabot Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ninna Restaurant

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Annapurna Restaurant and Bar

Indian, $$, OaklandIndian, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Angela's Kitchen

Mediterranean, $$, AlamedaMediterranean, $$Alameda, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The Essential Guide to Eating and Drinking in Alameda

    Eater

Juanita & Maude

New American, $$, AlbanyNew American, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Oakland. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Michelin Guide and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants and Eater - The Essential Guide to Eating and Drinking in Alameda. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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