This addendum to the beloved Commis, in the form of a lounge-y cocktail bar with formidable food offerings, has taken to greeting visitors here for the sideshow on its own.
Address: 3859 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, Calif.
Phone number: 510-207-9747
Number of seats: 24
Entrée price range: $7-$22
Popular dishes: Commis levain bread with chicken skin butter and herbs; slow poached egg yolk with smoked dates, alliums and malt; Pacific oysters with quince ice and horseradish crème fraîche
What others say: “CDP, the stylish follow-up to chef James Syhabout’s two-Michelin-starred Commis, is now open in Oakland’s Piedmont neighborhood. The name is an acronym for chef de partie, the supporting role to an executive chef, and an apt description for Syhabout’s new venture: It’s a natural extension of the adjacent restaurant where guests can lounge with cocktails and small bites before, after, or instead of a tasting menu experience.” — Ellen Fort, Eater San Francisco