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Maisa - 13th St. Downtown Oakland - Has anyone tried it yet?

10foot5 | Feb 24, 2010 02:08 PM

I noticed yesterday that a new restaurant opened on 13th St. (btw Webster and Franklin) attached to the newly refurbished Clarion Hotel (formerly the Will Rogers Hotel before it had a fire). It's a smallish placed called Maisa and their menu says "Simple, Fresh, Beautiful Home-style Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine".

The place has that bloodless, new hotel look. I'm trying not to assume that the food will be institutional and pedestrian. There are a few possibly interesting items on the menu (a lamb stew item listed as "Tajene - a North African specialty").

I'm curious if anyone has ventured in there yet and can report.

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