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Michel Bistro

3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2305
+1 510-836-8737
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“lamb burger” (12 reviews)
“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2305
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went for Easter brunch and was a little concerned about how small the menu was. They only had about half a dozen dishes to choose from and an equal number of sides. We pretty much tried almost everything on the menu and every one...More

Thank JeepneyGirl
Reviewed 18 January 2018

From a wonderful greeting, to a charming finish, the total experience at Michel's was superior to most! Friendly, professional staff, cozy setting, lovely ambiance and incredible cuisine, all made for a fabulous evening. Can't wait to return.

Thank ksk503
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip. Was recommended by local colleagues. Glad we did it. 6 of us dined and enjoyed every plate. Swordfish, lamb burgers, cheese plate, and a very creative salad. A nice wine list. Pleasant atmosphere and very friendly service. Small and quaint.

Thank Msd21111
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Another wonderful meal at Michel. To start, scrumptious olives, followed by a perfectly dressed salad and two mains – duck confit and lamb burger. Both were extremely tasty. A couple of glasses of wine, and we were too full for dessert. The ambiance, service and...More

Thank Geonev
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The room is not large but feels so much bigger with voluminous ceiling dominated by wine bottle Christmas tree light fixture! Wines were varied and well priced and I went for Baron Seillac sparkling white from Languedoc- very enjoyable! We had the shrimp cassoulet, duck...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Has an intimate feel, although reasonable size, but not too noisy given the crowd size. We shared the mussels entree as an appetizer, which was good, and also the potatoes which were fine but would try something else next time. The chicken was excellent, as...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We looked for a place to meet to have an early dinner on Saturday night, with our kids and young grandson. This popped up. What a find! Parking on a Saturday evening was our biggest problem. After making the reservation, I called to ask if...More

Thank Leapsandbounds
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife and I “discovered” Michel Bistro several years ago. We had returned from a lovely visit to France, and although Fringale in San Francisco is a wonderful place to eat French food, we wanted something in the East Bay. We were at the time...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to Michel bistro many times. The lamb burger is fantastic and there are interesting entrees on the menu every time we visit. Last time we visited we had the pork based cassoulet that was great and not as heavy as the traditional...More

Thank MatSci94577
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We've been going to Michel Bistro for years. Recently new owners took over. We won't be back. From the start, we waited 15 or 20 minutes to be offered water and a cocktail. Those came out 15 minutes later. Our server was useless - not...More

1  Thank Barry T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-836-8737
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