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Tribune

4.6
4.6
143 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
The OJD Group Inc., the team behind Town Revival, has opened their first project, Tribune in downtown Oakland’s historic Tribune Tower at 401 13th Street. From Operating Partner/Chef Omri Aflalo, the menu features American Brasserie favorites leaning on French influences from his vast culinary training while featuring local, seasonal produce from Oakland and the greater Bay Area. Operating Partner/General Manager Darrin Ballon leads the front of house and has built an environment that serves as a place to gather with friends and enjoy warm hospitality. Tribune is open Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 9:00pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 285-6451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Omri Aflalo

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at events@tribuneoakland.com

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Franklin CLOSEST PARKING: Atlas 13th & Franklin St. 24/7

  • Parking details

    Nearest Parking Lots with Hours and Rates. $7 hour/$25 daily max/$50 overnight Atlas open 7a-7p every day. Guests can enter before 7 pm; can exit with ticket anytime. Credit card only. No cash. Hours to expand as COVID passes. Intention to be a 24/7 lot. Mo is supervisor of parking. 510-289-4144

  • Public transit

    12th St. & Franklin (AC Transit); Broadway & 13th St. (12th St. BART & AC Transit); 14th St. & Franklin (AC Transit)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Now Open For Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for lunch !! New hours Mon-Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm

Offers

  • Live Jazz Monday's at Tribune

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Come hear Nature of The Beast every Monday at Tribune from 7pm-930pm. One of the best 3 piece jazz bands in the Bay Area.
  • Welcome to Tribune's Lobby Lounge

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    We will be opening the bar for an extended "Happy Hour" at 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Just another way for you to see and enjoy the space with us. The kitchen is open all day. Hope to see you soon.
  • Wine Not Wednesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Come to Tribune on Wednesday's to enjoy world class cuisine, ambience and 1/2 off all bottles of wine on our list.

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What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Hot Spot

  • East Bay

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Bay

    Californian

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  1. a

    anniversarygirl

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very expensive for the small basic salad with piece of fish on top.
  2. k

    kevinf

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Steak frites... a beloved standard. A 4 ounce steak is pretty doggone small. Steak and french fries for $28... and the steak is the size of s hotel bar of soap. Dang. Otherwise we really liked the restaurant.
  3. JB

    JBaker

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Delicious food. Excellent service. Hospitality somewhat lacking--no one was there to greet us. Confusion about who had arrived for the reservation, but that was not really an issue since it was quickly resolved. This was just a comment about Professionalism. A good experience and delicious and I would go again.
  4. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is good. I got the burger and the French onion soup. We shared the truffle fries. Tiffle fries were really nice because the flavor wasn't overwhelming. Prices are high, nearly $180 with tax and tip for 5 burgers at lunch and no alcohol. They need acoustical ceilings in the place. As it got more busy, I really struggled to hear what everyone was saying. There are too many hard surfaces in the space to comfortably carry on a conversation.
  5. DB

    DBro

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner with two colleagues here this evening. Had been looking forward to going since I’d first heard about it. Cocktails were thoughtful, subtle and really tasty (I had the Almonds in Alameda). I would have gladly eaten anything on the menu, but went for the burger (with Comte!). Pole beans were a particular highlight amongst the appetizers. Great (local) beer and wine selection also. Congratulations Omri and Darrin.
  6. K

    Kimeco510

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food, outstanding service. Nice to have them back!
  7. o

    oaklandbroker

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to have a business lunch location back on the scene. This location is true Oakland historic vibe and great light, service and food. Ran into several of my network here and was proud to show off the venue to my guest.
  8. IV

    IVNM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great location and ambiance but the lunch menu is too limited and too pricey. Food is good but not great.
  9. r

    ropike

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tribune (not to be confused with the Tribune Tavern) is a restaurant located in the old lobby of the Tribune building. It has great food and excellent service. I would recommend the Chicken Fricasee, served with peas in a delicate mushroom/anise sauce – a really delicious combination. Kudos to the chef for that one! And the steak frites, an excellent and tender cut of meat prepared perfectly. The desserts are created by their in-house pastry chef, and the Sticky Toffee Cake in particular was wonderful.
  10. D

    Ddiner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambiance and menu options. Dessert was exceptional. Still working on flow issues related to not being able to anticipate patronage in these times. That said, staff wen above and beyond to address any issue without a need to ask. First class all the way!
  11. b

    beauxbilda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building, gorgeous decor, welcoming and diverse front of house staff. Delicious cocktails and delectable food
  12. G

    Gwen

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service....chicken au jus excellent as is the Ceasar endive salad....can't go wrong with a beautiful stacked high hamburger and truffle fries. They serve a light refreshing non alcoholic complimentary cocktail before every meal, delightful!
  13. LD

    LeslieD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to have dinner at 9:00 on a Sunday night after a Warriors game. Warm welcome, jazz trio, solicitous service and upscale pub food-meets-fine-dining, depending on where your mood takes you. Something for everyone. An unpretentious grownup place. Well done!
  14. DS

    DamianS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. Great place with a very cool aesthetic.
  15. VB

    VeronicaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I could not stop raving about the food. The chef made such thoughtful combinations using fresh herbs, cooking techniques and presentation. We shared the Petite menu and were able to try two starters, entrees and desserts and share them. The French onion soup was spectacular! Actually everything was. What a wonderful experience!
  16. MM

    MelanieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best! Sauce with the chicken was divine!
  17. J

    Joan

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pork chop was very good, chicken good but not great. Liked appetizers of steak tartare and mussels . Would have liked more pickled radish with the tartare but it was well prepared, mussels were very well prepared with just the right heat and intense flavors but did not overwhelm the dish. Would go again, not sure if there were tables away from the bar to aid conversation.
  18. A

    Anita

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delightfully surprised with our dining experience especially as we are moving into the building and contemplating some collabrative projects. The basic menu covered the usual suspects but their added menu really shined-it was more on the small plate offerings and we tasted them all-appealed to the all the senses. The selection was very representative, the ingredients were imaginative and well paired, the compositions were thoughfully crafted and the tastes were balanced-all in all-stellar. Kudos to the Chef and his TEAM!! Front of the house deserved and big shoutout. Our messages were answered promptly, we were seated per our quirky requests. Staff was friendly and attentive. They were obsessed with clean and crumb free tables-which I LOVED. Food was paced and dishes were cleared promptly-service was seamless. Clean and pleasingly appointed environment including the biggest handicapable stall I have ever seen. Definitely a neigborhood gem and special occasion celebrations featuring live music.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall really amazing experience. Both drinks entrees tasted great. We went on Sunday with live Jazz. Very energetic but it can be a little loud at times
  20. JC

    JodyC

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable food. Everything we had was delicious -- from the cocktails to the chopped salad, carrots (delicious!), lamb 3 ways -- and the piece de resistance, the sticky toffee pudding! The outdoor dining was in a bit of a wind tunnel, but it was my choice to sit out there. Could definitely have been accomodated indoors had I so chosen.
  21. CJ

    CalJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice time overall, but my flat-iron steak was riddled with gristle, and the quantity of potatoes was meager. Prices overall were at the top end for the level of service. Will not go back unless someone else is paying!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and couldn’t say enough good things about the Tribune! Food and cocktails were great, and all of the staff were lovely.
  23. CP

    CarolP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Warm hospitable staff.I am looking forward to returning and hopefully sitting closer to the music. Think I'll return alone to just focus on the music and food. Is there music on other nights?
  24. TR

    TravisR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tribune is a gem - easily the best new restaurant in the East Bay, if not the entire Bay Area! The food punches way above it's weight. Fine dining presentation and quality, but in a relaxed, smart and casual setting. Service is exceptional. Cocktails and wine list are on point. I've been twice and can't wait to go back soon. Highly, highly recommend.
  25. PD

    PatrickD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Tribune. Each course was exceptional. The service and atmosphere could not have been better. Already thinking of making a return trip. You will not be disappointed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  27. KS

    KenS

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the East Bay! Sophisticated and nuanced cooking. All dishes were memorable. We are fortunate to have such a great restaurant come onto the new dining scene in Oakland. The staff are personable and professional, complementing the food with excellent service. Make a reservation while you still can.
  28. o

    oaklandredhead

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a gem of a place. I am an Oakland resident and I was just thrilled to be there. The only reason I gave it four instead of five stars was because I felt like the soup Should’ve been warmer and my steak was a little bit tough. Flavors were fantastic.
  29. CM

    CarlosM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance. Even greater service! Definitely a must try.
  30. DJ

    DylanJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My partner and I both got the Petit Menu prefixe meals and really enjoyed them. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was excellent as well. I came away feeling like it was just the right amount of food for me too, which is a great mark of a thoughtful menu design.
  31. KU

    KathyU

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food great. Service wonderful. However, won't go back because it was so noisy spouse and I couldn't talk.
  32. AS

    AviS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was just average. The pork chop was overcooked, although a huge piece. But it was accompanied by the most skimpy amount of veggies and puréed carb. My sisters steak was very highly brined, so was tender and salty. And served with mushrooms (which included TWO tiny pieces of mushroom). I don’t know, quality just didn’t seem up to par for price. Excellent waitstaff.
  33. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place. Live jazz, great food and great service. Perfect!
  34. CW

    ChristineW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere!! Will absolutely be going back for more.
  35. SH

    StevenH

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    "New American" take on traditional dishes surprising and tasty for the most part.
  36. R

    Reko

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner - the food was very good and attractively plated. The staff was very personable and helpful. Tables were comfortably spaced and the signature cocktails were tasty. The restaurant has transitioned to a more upscale vibe and it is a nice change!!
  37. s

    sam33r

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I went here on a date and we had the Curried Mussels, Cesar Salad. Chopped Salad and Chocolate Mousse. The mussels were fresh and juicy but the flavor was missing something - not really well balanced. The chopped salad didn’t have a good balance of blue cheese to other flavors. It really needs a bit like walnuts. The Caesar was fine - I would have added a couple sardines and croutons. The chocolate mousse was delicious. Overall a paint by numbers flavor experience on the salads. Perhaps the prix fixe menu is more interesting or other dishes - I would try this place again but not the salads. They were SUPER attentive and the waitstaff. The ambience was alright - the jazz musicians a nice touch but their style didn’t really resonate with me that night. The decor lacked the nuanced finishing touches and felt sparse or low budget. My date liked it well enough.
  38. B

    Bear43

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining at Tribune and we were very pleased with the food, drinks, service, atmosphere, and overall experience. The menu may offer limited options but we enjoyed our selections.
  39. M

    Matthis

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Omri is so personable and thinks about all the little details! Food is impeccable and changes seasonally — a must go in oakland
  40. EE

    EricE

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and food. The space is beautiful, and the service was friendly. Will definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Tribune offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 285-6451.

Tribune is rated 4.6 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tribune

401 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612-2601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin CLOSEST PARKING: Atlas 13th & Franklin St. 24/7

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearest Parking Lots with Hours and Rates. $7 hour/$25 daily max/$50 overnight Atlas open 7a-7p every day. Guests can enter before 7 pm; can exit with ticket anytime. Credit card only. No cash. Hours to expand as COVID passes. Intention to be a 24/7 lot. Mo is supervisor of parking. 510-289-4144

  • Public transit

    12th St. & Franklin (AC Transit); Broadway & 13th St. (12th St. BART & AC Transit); 14th St. & Franklin (AC Transit)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Omri Aflalo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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