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Occitania, Oakland, CA

Occitania

4.4
4.4
34 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Occitania is an approachable , fine dining restaurant from Chef Paul Calanes offering exciting regional cuisine from the Southern France Occitan linguistic region, which started just below Bordeaux and continued down through the French Basque region into Spanish Catalonia in the west, and across the South of France to include the old regions of Limousin, Gascony, the Languadoc, Auvergnat, Vivaro-Alpine, Provence, and into Piemontese Italy in the East as well. Occitania’s cuisine will be equal parts traditional and contemporary, comprised of local, sustainable ingredients from farmers and ranchers with whom we have long standing and rich relationships.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Basque

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 985-9001

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DJ

    DeniseJ

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Mixed reviews. We were met with a 20 minute delay of or reservation time with little explanation about why we had to wait. I was served the wrong starter course, and given pork instead of duck. I haven’t eaten pork for 30 years!!. The restaurant took it off our bill, but the damage was already done. It was a careless mistake that shouldn’t happen in a restaurant of this caliber. I won’t return to this restaurant not a good enough value for the money. It was an overpriced bistro.
  2. BH

    BobH

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The noise level was not “energetic”—it was deafening! The food was fabulous, the service top-notch, but unless they do something to lessen the noise, we will not be back.
  3. a

    annea

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday dinner!
  4. l

    lilbanjo

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience. Food, atmosphere, and service were perfect. And all staff very nice. Will definitely return soon. Great spot.
  5. CF

    ChristyF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great new French restaurant near DT Oakland. Excellent cocktails and great French faire. Portions were large. Steak Frites was excellent and cooked as requested. The chicken was delicious and the burger was wonderful. Check it out.
  6. s

    stylishmom24

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great ambiance, loved the look & feel of the restaurant but sadly, the service was meh, the food was just ok and the drinks we had to unfortunately return. The servers need more training, the food’s temp was on the cooler side which means it’s been sitting and waiting for it to be served. I’m going to give this place another try probably in a month or two, hopefully it’s improved by then.
  7. T

    Timmy510

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal and a lot of fun. Our two appetizers were perfection, and the mains were solid as well. The wine list was brief but had good options, we enjoyed a white Burgundy (Domaine Martin). Dessert was delightful. It can be loud in the big part of the dining room, but we will had a nice conversation.
  8. j

    josephc

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Some dishes were better than others, but we both felt that the food in general was over priced.
  9. MP

    MinP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The parking is okay. The fee is fine. The surrounding street isn't great, a mixed neighborhood.
  10. BF

    BerkeleyFoodlover

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Frankly a bit disappointed after coming in with high expectations. Lovely space, great staff, but the dishes weren't as stellar as the chef's reputation had led us to expect. Some starters and entrees suffered from blandness, which shouldn't be the case with bistro classics. We hope it was just a case of growing pains as the restaurant finds its footing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great new spot! The place is beautiful inside. The diversity of the staff is a true reflection of the City of a Oakland! The food was really good. I don’t dine French much but really enjoyed everything we ordered. What made our dining experience was our waitperson. Manny was AMAZING, so detailed and attentive, timing the arrival of everything we ordered perfectly! He checked in on us just enough while leaving us to enjoy every minute of our experience! My one and only complaint is please fix the front door. It bangs when closed every time someone walks in.
  12. M

    Midmodgal60

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, presentation and service. Overall wonderful experience and thrilled to see the “Cafe Midi “ burger on the menu. A favorite from my youth! Will definitely dine again 🥰
  13. L

    Lisa

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room, upscale for downtown Oakland. We enjoyed the bar and cocktails. Food was delicious and innovative. We loved the fried oysters and homemade sausage. The seafood stew was light and the mushroom pasta was rich but not heavy. Paul has outdone himself with this new concept. We will be back!
  14. AL

    AL56

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Paul Canales (also of Duende) has created an amazing menu to go along with this beautiful new space. Think, French Riviera... deliciousness!
  15. AF

    AldoF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. Two critiques: my glass of wine looked like a large taster, pretty skimpy. The negronis were very good. Also, French food with no baguettes? A few pieces of toasted baguette with some appetizers; extra bread costs you. (They are almost next-door to Firebrand, with probably the best baguettes in the country.) On the other hand, I don't think they charged us for the sparkling or the still water. Loved the bourride, sole in a creamy sauce with artichoke hearts and fennel. Fabulous. Also fab, the fried oysters with chorizo. Roquefort salad, very fresh and large portion. All in all, we loved it.
  16. s

    serena

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    service was responsive and nice. - they were understaffed and the food did take awhile to arrive, so they comped a dessert, which i really appreciated. the problem is that the food is a bit all over the place. I feel like it maybe trying to be a classic french bistro (esp with the steak frites) but then the steak came with a green cilantro? based sauce which vaguely reminded me of a peurvian aji amarillo sauce. brandade probably needed a little more time in the oven. wine was nice, but list was really short and for a french restaurant, there were only a handful of french wines.
  17. VB

    VinceB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New spot. Beautiful space and very attentive staff
  18. BH

    BarH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambiance, the service was top notch and knowledgeable. Nicely curated wine list. Missed a baguette but the toasts were excellent with the starters. Bourride and steak frites were sublime - the frites can standalone.
  19. MZ

    MelissaZ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible small plates in a great atmosphere. The food and service were highlights of our meal. And I love that the front of the house was all women (at least the night we went)!
  20. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner in all aspects!
  21. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The restaurant itself is nice but we found both the food and service lacking. Waitstaff was either not attentive or well trained although there were many on hand. For example, only one dessert menu was brought for our table of 5. We asked for hot water with lemon and had to ask at least twice and only hot water was brought. When we asked for the lemon again, one slice was brought balanced on the rim of a glass!!! No one noticed to fill our water or my iced tea during our meal without our asking. We found our server to be not too friendly or engaging. One of our guest ordered the steak and frites and found the steak to be very chewy. The server did offer to replace but that would mean having to wait. We've already waited long enough for our appetizers and entrees so we declined. In the end, the restaurant took off the price of only a drink for the very chewy steak that our guest didn't finished; his spouse 'finished' for him and agreed the meat was not up to par. I feel they should have at least offered desserts as compensation. The best food items out of all of our appetizers and entrees were the escargots and burger. Also, I thought I had mentioned in our reservation we would be celebrating a birthday. No one acknowledged and nothing was offered to the birthday person. Where is your customer service??? Due to our dining experience, I won't be recommending Occitania to anyone at this time.
  22. MC

    MarcyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional new French restaurant in Oakland! Delicious!
  23. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding! Reminds me of Raoul’s in NYC. This is French bistro oat it’s best. Go now before it becomes like Raoul’s where you only get In if they know you. Become known at this great restaurant.
  24. t

    tinac

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful! We felt like we were in London or New York. The food was delicious, perfectly seasoned and fresh and like nothing you can get anyplace else in the bay area.
  25. DS

    DickSF

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Menu has only a few items from southern France. Where is cassoulet? Where are confit dishes? Where is bouillabaisse? And why have steak and french fries which is a northern dish if it has any region at all.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was good. The appetizers really stole the show. The mains were ok and desserts were above average.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal 👍
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely place. Not as southern French/Basque as advertised but still very delicious. Drinks were oddly slow, but assume this is just growing pains since they just opened 2 days ago! Would def come back. Hope to see more Basque/southern France dishes.
  29. TP

    TallPaul

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Out of 6 items ordered, only 2 were satisfactory. Prices high for sizes of portions. To add insult to injury; when I called to find out about parking options, I was told to valet at the hotel next. 2 hours cost us $25. Very poor experience.
  30. R

    Robinsline

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have looked forward to the opening of this restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was sensational. Our party of four ordered several items and will be coming back for more from this great menu. Cocktails were beautiful and delicious. Service was outstanding. We loved the bright and stylish design, and although they were busy, the noise did not intrude at all on conversation. I would give it all the stars.
  31. BC

    BobC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful addition to Oakland dining! Have loved Paul Canales’ food since he was Executive Chef at Oliveto, and a fan of Duende. This is a beautiful restaurant and the food equally delicious. We will be back soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great wines and champagne in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of room to roam without tables being right next to each other. Great cocktails and the escargot is exceptional. Service was well executed by experienced staff.
  33. CK

    ChrisK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to uptown Oakland. Welcoming and professional staff. Amazing food and beverages. New go to spot for all occasions.
  34. u

    up2date

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wow! Delicious food, beautiful ambiance, terrific service! We had so much fun and can’t wait to go back. The Brandade and the French onion soup are not to be missed.

FAQs

Occitania offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 985-9001.

Occitania is rated 4.4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Occitania

2455 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Basque

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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