It’s seafood with a waterfront view and a casual vibe.
A new restaurant called Seabreeze on the Dock has taken over the prime spot at Oakland’s Jack London Square formerly occupied by Il Pescatore, which closed in 2017 after a 37-year run.
Lobster rolls, seafood po boys, raw oysters, chowder and fried seafood baskets of catfish, calamari and smelt star on the menu that boasts a sustainability model. Seafood boil options include live ones available seasonally — Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, Manila clams and crawfish — along with shrimp, mussels and king crab legs.
Large menu boards clue in customers about the wild-caught vs. farmed options and their origin.
Prefer the turf to the surf? Burgers, chicken tenders and wings, garlic noodles and salads round out the offerings.
It’s an order-at-the-counter model, with waterfront-view tables situated both inside and outdoors.
For decades, Il Pescatore had offered Italian and seafood dishes in a white-tablecloth setting. According to the owners’ note on OpenTable.com, the restaurant was founded by three partners of Tuscan origin in 1980.
Seabreeze is open daily, with service from noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Details: 31 Webster St., Oakland; 510-607-9140.