Located in Oakland’s historic Grand Lake District, Bardo is a neighborhood lounge and restaurant inspired by the comfort and camaraderie of a mid-century dinner party. Borrowing the celebration and elegance of old school home entertaining, we envisioned a space for our Oakland friends and neighbors to enjoy amazing food, cocktails, conversation and music.

Our lounge is a swank living room, furnished with hand-picked finds from antique and flea markets from Palm Springs to Portland. Our mezzanine dining room features a rotating menu of seasonal supper-fare with Chefs Brian and Anthony composing fresh dishes with local and sustainably sourced meats, fish and produce. While we think the food, drinks and atmosphere are all great reasons to visit us, it’s the relationships with our friends, neighbors and guests that is the driving force behind Bardo. Bardo is a home for building, growing and sustaining community. We are committed to sharing our space and skills to keep Oakland healthy and progressive.

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