I've been wanting to try Plum forever, had a day off & the restaurant was open for lunch on Thurs 12/30/10. Took Bart and got of 19th St Station walked about 4 blocks and it's there on the corner.
Went inside and felt awkward standing in front of place since they don't have a hostess up front. So everyone is looking at me once I get in.
Asked to be seated at the bar where all the action is. I saw the workers prepping the food.
FREE still or sparkling water. I picked Sparkling. Cup & carafe brought over.
Charlie Parker's parents happen to sit next to me, but I didn't know who he was until later when I asked my waitress. I got a picture of him, he's the guy in the middle w/ tattoos & towel in hand.
Chicory salad $9 - tasty & small. Lots of leafy greens w/ some slices of cheese & round things like couscous - whatever it was it was ok.
Beef cheek & oxtail burger $13 - it's nice though hard to eat since it falls about when you grab it, so I had to cut it & then tore it apart. Side of roasted potatoes were nice.
Milk chocolate mousse dessert $7 was tasty. Charlie Parker handed it to me so I guess he made it for me. Ohhh. The white chocolate parfait only made for dinner - darn it.
It was an expensive meal. They do have a 16% service fee for the workers that they split, then that additional service fee. My meal was $40.
One unisex bathroom in the back on the right. Toto American toilet, Dyson Airblade.
I'll go back for dinner.
2214 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612