Alley & Vine

4.7
130 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Alley & Vine showcases the California bounty - beautiful produce, pristine seafood, livestock raised with care. Each cocktail is hand-crafted with a reverence for season and quality. The wine list is one of the most preeminent in Alameda, featuring both domestic & international options.

But most of all, Alley & Vine is a warm, welcoming place to enjoy yourself and the company of those you care about. Our team is a family and we want to care for you & yours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HelenG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went out to brunch with my friend here. Beautiful outdoor seating in a garden. I ordered the berry cocktail which was delicious. We both ordered the prime rib hash as our main meal. It was very tasty, portion was a bit on the small side. I wish I ordered some toast to go with it. The service was a bit slow but excellent when they were around.

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Annie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Hidden Gem.
Interesting plates. Warm service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful new addition town. We really enjoyed your food very very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a server in training & only one thing was missed. The staff & manager were super friendly & all had a good sense of humor too. The oyster with their own, special caviar was to DIE for, I want more, like right now! The drinks were fabulous too, the espresso martini, soooo good. We will definitely be back!

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AnnMW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. The beef filet was cooked perfectly and so tender. Will definitely go again.

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Christian
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little courtyard spot to eat. The sun gave good light, the waiter was nice and attentive and the food was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely dinner! We wanted to eat outside, and the service and setting were perfect. The food was delicious.

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GavinD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and everything was tasty. A bit pricey, but worth it. We’d definitely return

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LauraLei
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Atmosphere: Quaint alleyway with outdoor lighting, beautiful blooming vines and ample heat from the heat lamps on a chilly evening outside. Great atmosphere for good conversation.

Service: The waitress explained everything well and was good at answering all of our questions about the food.

Food: Our favorite menu item was the Roasted filet of beef with the mushroom bordelaise. It was delicious!

Seared king salmon had a delightfully crispy skin and the fish was tender and well seasoned. The shiso went beautifully with the food. The glass noodles and carrots could have been seasoned more.

The Mezcal Margarita Ceviche was good, but I prefer other ceviches that I've eaten.

Tamales bay oyster was delicious and briny and the white sturgeon caviar added a nice flavor to it but the cliquot bubbles on the oyster were more sour than we would have preferred.

If we were to go back, I would definitely order the mains again.

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JulieA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great atmosphere and staff. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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ShirleyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been trying several main courses and were disappointed. Prices are very high for the value. The salads and soups are very good, perhaps will order small plates, tapas-like.
Service is excellent at all levels.

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Bearbear
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you're looking for a romantic and/or family friendly spot with beautiful vine & floral ambiance & delicious seafood, this is your spot! This Alameda culinary gem does NOT disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place ! Great dining experience.

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Foodiemama
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

If you go, make sure you sit outside. The outdoor area is very charming (exposed brick walls, creeping vines). But the indoors area is very mediocre / plain. But not in a minimalist, calming way. Just plain.

The food is good and well prepared (we had two fish dishes) but nothing extraordinary. For the prices charged, I was expecting some more innovation or a flavor memory. My favorite dishes, honestly, were the appetizers. They had more flavor than the mains. The duck liver was especially good (served on french toast, which was a surprise twist). Desserts were the worst. No creativity at all...it's almost as if they were an afterthought.

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vipGuyP
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place Very nice service and kind personnal Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was incredibly impressed with this new neighborhood gem. Food was incredible, fresh, and top of the line.

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vipTomsf
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed yet elegant place for outdoor dining. The staff are top notch professionals, friendly and courteous. Food is creative and delicious.

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NancyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Alley&Vine a few times - lunch and dinner - and have had great experiences. The food is presented beautifully and tastes amazing. Love the outdoor seating ambiance. Great service.

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DiningAroundtheBay
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was wonderful. The food was delicious, the service delightful, and cocktail were tasty and creative! Can't wait to go back. :)

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EvelynS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were excellent! Service was also excellent!

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ILuvFood
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in Alameda that opened during this COVID time. Staffs are attentive, and the food is intricate and upscale but with casual vibe. We truly enjoyed our evening.

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Callie
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, cozy spot in Alameda with delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I visited Alameda to dine at this restaurant specifically and we weren’t disappointed. The food here is Michelin star quality. All the ingredients are fresh and you can tell. If you are a foodie, this is the place for you.

JD
JoyceD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my birthday and sat outside with our 6 month old daughter in her stroller. It was our first dining experience in over a year and it was glorious! Food and service were great and the alley had a nice ambiance :)

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Neni15
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic drinks. Love the espresso martini. Great services!!

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vipRichK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of the newest restaurants in our small town of Alameda. Heard a lot about it and wanted to try it with my wife on a date night. Very impressive! Everything was first class and I highly recommend it to everyone. It was like being in a fancy restaurant in San Francisco with great service and wonderfully prepared food, but in Alameda. Yum!

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dineoutoften
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious. Well-prepared, creative, and beautifully presented. However, we felt it was overpriced. The service was very slow, the interior quite stark, and the noise level was high. We probably won’t return.

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NinaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great service, great ambience, and great food!

MD
MikeD
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Very fresh. Our server Greta was very friendly.

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simonlechat
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff we’re all charming. The cocktails creative and delicious. And the food was creatively prepared and beautifully served. The trumpet vines on the perimeter of the patio provided a colorful and natural ambience

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OLASA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Francisco dining comes to Alameda. The oyster with caviar was delicious. The lamb shank was spectacular - and you must try the chocolate martini!

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Alamedans
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Mother’s Day brunch. Think we started a new tradition.

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Carol
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The setting (with indoor and outdoor seating) was lovely and the service was good. The portions were small but the food was tasty. The one issue is that the menu is not kid-friendly, so I wouldn't recommend bringing young children. The children's menu consisted only of chicken risotto with salad, which would not work for my son, and we could not even order a side of fries even for my son (because even french fries could only be ordered alongside a specific dish).

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UditN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Need more brunch items on the menu (e.g., pancakes, waffles)

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PaulR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible find on Alameda. First gourmet restaurant on the island. It's as good as any in SF. Great food, fantastic service, knowledgeable sommelier. I will be going back and back and....

CA
vipCAtraveler
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We kicked off Mother’s Day weekend with a Saturday lunch here and we will definitely be back! Everything delivered to the table looked like a work of art and tasted even better. The oysters with caviar and champagne foam, the perfectly seared scallops with beautifully prepared spring veggies, and the creative and delicious french toast that is the best we have ever had. The service was attentive and warm.

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AllanC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun "secret" spot in an Alameda alley that many Alamedans probably know well. Come for the excellent food and service; stay for the ambience.

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DavidS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice service, even kids loved it. Would highly recommend.

LM
LeilaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful, refreshing experience that's perfect to celebrate reconnecting after a year of isolation during Covid-19. The food was brilliantly invented and supremely executed. The staff were attentive and well informed. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alley & Vine using the Order Online button. Alley & Vine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 227-5006.

Alley & Vine is rated 4.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.