The Terrace Room

About Us

The View

You have just found Oakland’s best kept secret.  The Terrace Room is known to many as a little gem, tucked inside The Lake Merritt Hotel with panoramic views of the mesmerizing Lake Merritt. The beautiful, Art Deco building was built in 1927.  Then it was a trendy hot spot, featuring Big Bands and dancing, including Count Basie.  Today we welcome you to come visit this historic room while enjoying fresh, local and seasonal items.

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Oakland Magazine – Chef Louis named East Bay Face of New American Cuisine

Oakland Magazine – Epicure Section – Dandelion Salad Recipe from Chef Louis – Nosh on the Town

Our Philosophy

Executive Chef Tracey Belock’s philosophy is to incorporate, whenever possible, local and regionally grown foods.

Our Style @ Lake Merritt

The Terrace Room is a full service restaurant & bar with reinvented American classic dishes.  Our dining philosophy is to incorporate, whenever possible, local and regionally grown foods.  We are Oakland’s premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt.

Dining Style: Casual Dining

Cuisine: New American

Neighborhood: Oakland / Downtown / Lake Merritt

Payment Options: We proudly accept: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes. Reservations also accepted.

Offers: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Parking: Street Parking

Late night Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday  5pm – 10pm

Sunday Hours: 10am – 2:30pm

Our mission is to improve nutrition standards, to offer our guests a healthy alternative to eating out. In our dining room, you will enjoy seasonal food. Let us WOW your taste buds, and nourish your soul!