Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on Haven, 44 Webster St., in Oakland’s Jack London Square. If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. (See the menu.) If you’d like to submit your own photo gallery for consideration from a meal you enjoyed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also add photographs to our Flickr group. (Photos by Emilie Raguso.) Caption info is under the fold.
(1) Haven, 44 Webster St., Oakland, CA. Open for dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call: 510.663.4440. Online: havenoakland.com. (2) The chef’s counter. (3) A seat at the chef’s counter. (4) Haven Oakland in Jack London Square. (5) Executive Chef Kim Alter. (6) A drink at the chef’s counter. (7) House-made Parker House rolls (available upon request). (8) Starter: Local squid on the plancha (ink fettuccine, brassicas, lemon, chili, caper), $13. (9) Starter: Roasted bone marrow (mushroom, lemon, parsley, toast), $15. (10) In the kitchen. (11) Entree: Duck (garnet yam, huckleberry, red quinoa, cashew puree), $29. (12) Entree: Bavette (Roscoe’s potatoes, eggplant caponata, avocado), $28. (13) Side: Brussels sprouts (garlic, mint), $7. (14) Sweets: Bourbon pecan pie (salted caramel, smoked vanilla ice cream), $9. (15) Outside Haven Oakland in Jack London Square.