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B in Oakland

Janet | | Jul 26, 2008 10:50 AM

Yesterday three of us had lunch at B. Our first time there. We forgot the streets around it are closed on Fridays because of the Farmer's Market. That made parking an adventure. But it was worth the trouble.

We are every server's nightmare: Ladies who lunch. We ladies had not visited for several weeks, we had come to settle in. ( for those that worry about the servers, we are big time tippers. we know we take a table too long )

We ordered the chicken salad with a side of fries, a steak ( think it was a skirt steak) with fries, and I ordered the pulled pork sandwich with spicy cole slaw. The steak came, and the chicken salad arrived. They looked perfect and tasted great.

Then my sandwich was placed in front of me. It looks fabulous, except it was sliced pork not pulled. This is not even close to what I ordered. I asked the server to replace it with pulled pork. She came back, and said the chef said it was the same meat. They just slice it and don't pull it. I said if the menu says pulled they have to pull it. I then ordered the chicken salad and fries. All of this was very civil. And my food arrived quickly. And it was very good. We later shared a chocolate dessert that had peaches and Thai chilis. Great.

The main point of this is the food is very good and service was great. Glasses were refilled constantly, never empty, dishes explained ( should of asked about the pork) .The servers never rushed us, they were friendly, but not our new best friend. We had a lovely long lunch in a place we will now go to for dinner.

And for those that worry about the servers, 25% tip.

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