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American Oak

Map2319 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
  • American
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This is Alameda’s “only whisk(e)y bar” with more than 120 whiskeys available to accompany bold bar comfort food delivered ably by servers with panache in a setting like a Western roadhouse mashed up with a Victorian parlor. Customers can snack on fiery-spicy chickpeas, truffled-Parmesan fries, and Andouille corn dogs with bourbon-honey mustard or go the shrimp cocktail, fried oysters, and mac & cheese route. The entrees are substantial and equally brash, pairing flat iron steak with smoked onion relish and mushroom gravy or piling Kobe beef with picked red onion and aged cheddar atop a bun. The cocktail section may prove daunting for whiskey-phobes, but merely convey your taste preferences to the experts and see where it takes you. For a Manhattan lover, it was the Vieux Carre: Templeton rye, Germain-Robin brandy, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, and Peychauds and Angostura bitters—just lovely. Customers can eat outside, prop themselves near sports-broadcasting TVs, or migrate to lofty perches with a bird’s-eye view. Go here to get your spirits and gastro pub grub on, maybe when you’re feeling a little adventurous. Serves dinner Tue.-Sun., and brunch and lunch on Sun.

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Location: Alameda-East Side
Price: $$-$$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar

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