When I woke up this morning I thought what a waste of $225.00. We got to B Restaurant five minutes before our reservation and were told it would be a 15 minute wait. It wasn't. It was a 35 minute wait. And it wasn't just the reservation, the entire service experience was off kilter. At one point I wanted to refresh my cocktail and my friend said, 'order another' to which I replied 'someone actually has to come to your table and ask if you want another drink'. Service between courses was too long to the point where we thought we were forgotten.
I ordered my drinks with Tanqueray, strong possibility that wasn't Tanqueray as it lacked that unique zing. And while the food was good - the truffle fries were fun and the plates were fine, but nobody at our table of four was raving about their meal. The pork was served in a bowl in huge chunks. Pretty unappetizing plating.
The restaurant hires a very good band called 'The Tin Cup'. We enjoyed the band, but the space at this restaurant is too small to accommodate that kind of venue and serve dinner. Maybe if it was just a bar. We couldn't hear very well and so our dinner conversation was limited to short and unimportant topics.
Will not ever go or recommend.
B Restaurant & Bar
499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607