I was excited to revisit Daniel Patterson’s Haven located in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Admittedly, I had not dined at Haven since the days of Kim Alter. However, I continue to hear positive reviews since Charlie Parker took over as executive chef. The space was as pleasant as I remembered, with its bustling open kitchen and elegant dining room facing the harbor – but now with an beautiful greenery in abundance. The attention to detail is evident throughout the restaurant, and of course the same can be said for the food. Haven currently offers a robust prix-fixe three course menu, with an a la carte menu at the bar. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for a closer look at Chef Parker at work in the kitchen plus a few Spring inspired recipes.

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

Haven | HonestlyYUM

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