The East Bay spinoff of SFs Levende Lounge brings a whiff of sexy to Old Oakland: leather, dark woods, and art that looks like kiddie-book pictures gone indefinably creepy. Its a heady swirl stoked by DJ grooves and seriously baroque cocktails not to mention refined-looking dishes that pack the instant gratification of bar food. Sweet and spicy tend to blunt the fine edges, but a quiet dish like lamb and shrimp with gremolata is so deeply felt it drowns out the surrounding noise.
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner: 5:00-11:00 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun.
Tags: California Cuisine
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
Attire: casual to dressy
Entertainment: live DJs