MICHELIN Guide California 2019


  • 3859 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 94611, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
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Takeout menu Commis at Home offered family-style for 2 people via Resy

MICHELIN Guide California 2019


  • 3859 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 94611, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Oakland continues to evolve and maintain its destination status thanks in large part to Commis and its hard-working troupe. This serene elder from Chef/owner James Syhabout is packed every night for its menu of measured, elegant and well-conceived dishes.

Tucked into colorful Piedmont Avenue, the dining space is long and neat, with a smattering of tables up front; cozy banquette seating in the back; and a lively counter overlooking the humming kitchen. Soft music and a vibrant staff set the mood—cool and contemporary; relaxed but never casual.

In the kitchen, Chef Syhabout pairs local, well-sourced ingredients with precise technique to create a sophisticated nightly tasting menu. Dinner might unveil silky scallops with tangy crème fraîche, poached asparagus and charred lemon granité. That signature slow-poached egg yolk sitting in a bed of onion- and malt-infused cream is a consistent and thrilling revelation; while white sturgeon caviar with creamed potato and beer-marinated onion resembles an exquisitely elevated sour cream-and-onion dip. Perfectly cooked mussels set over porridge-like grains is yet another beautiful plate that reflects this kitchen’s keen attention to detail.

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  • n Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
  • Carrot tartare with young coconut and mint
  • Slow poached egg yolk, over a malt infused custard, served with whole grain sourdough
  • Strawberries with pistachio crumble and raw milk ice cream

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Counter dining
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted


+1 510-653-3902
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, lunch : Wednesday-Sunday

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