Flora Restaurant & Bar
1900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Uptown's Keystone CornerRestaurateurs Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz, known for their upscale Mexican Restaurante Doña Tomás in the Temescal neighborhood, expanded their mini empire with high-end California cuisine an cocktails at Flora. They took over the corner of the blue-tiled art deco building that originally housed the Oakland Floral Depot (across from the Fox Theatre. They have since added a taqueria, Xolo, and a 22-stool bar, Fauna, next door. The Albert Evers-designed building will soon house another restaurant, chef Paul Canales' Duende, with a Spanish theme, full bar, and adventurous live music. Within a block: Bar Dogwood, Make Westing, Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, the Uptown Nightclub, and more.