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Tribune Tavern Debut [Oakland]

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Tribune Tavern Debut [Oakland]

Carnivoracious | Apr 15, 2013 09:35 PM

Trib Tavern, open for only five days, made a very favorable impression. The restaurant is in a good looking and fun space. The hostess, bartender and wait staff were very warm and welcoming. Strong cocktail selection. The menu was a fresh take on familiar dishes. We started with the pork rillette with currant jam and a salad of kale, cauliflower and a very understated cheddar. Both were fine starters and nicely portioned to share. One of the daily steaks was a bavette which was served with breakfast like potatoes and a very creamy kale. I appreciate ordering a steak that comes with yummy sides. The negatives: The interesting wines on tap were served much too warm even for red wines. The side dishes were served w/o utensils. And, even though we shared the entree we should not have to use bread plates. All told, a nice addition to downtown.

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