Millennium Restaurant

Batting a Thousand

How Millennium Exists in Oakland Now

None 10 Photos Millennium Restaurant
There’s this term going around.

Some don’t know where it originated, or how to feel about it.

Two words: “meatless... Monday.”

Discuss with a date at the new Millennium Restaurant—that classy spot that churned out five-course vegan finery under massive chandeliers for two decades before being reborn this very moment in a more casual fashion, and in Oakland. It’s open now.

Here’s your slideshow.

And here’s what’s changed and what’s... uh, still vegan:

Then: Marble. Starchy tablecloths. Heavy drapes.
Now: It took over the former Box and Bells (a meaty gastropub, in case you want to make a joke about that) and it still has that wood-table, steel-beam Box and Bells feel. Until you get to the part about what’s on your plate.

Then: You ate inside.
Now: That, or there’s a back-patio option. Usually not a bad option.

Then: A strong five-course-tasting-menu focus.
Now: More casual à la carte stuff going on. Think: pistachio-stuffed dates, masa tamales... Soon, they’ll add a four-course seasonal menu, their classic five-courser and, yep, brunch. The crowd goes wild. But not, like, steak-wild.

Then: Cocktails and some bottled beer.
Now: Same. Plus, draft beers. Plus, kombucha on tap.

They wouldn’t not have a kombucha on tap.


Millennium Restaurant
5912 College Ave
(at Chabot)
Oakland, CA, 94618


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