Crogan's Montclair

★★★☆☆
Eclectic Menu & Friendly Service in Montclair
  • 6101 LA Salle Ave

    Oakland, CA 94611

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  • 510-339-2098

About Crogan's Montclair

Hours
Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3:00pm

Food

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The last time I was there I had pasta for lunch. It was so plain that I would compare it to cooking boxed pasta at home and pouring on some Prego sauce. I was disappointed especially because it wasn't cheap. I would only go back because it is a decent place to meet up with friends.

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★★★☆☆

The last time I was there I had pasta for lunch. It was so plain that I would compare it to cooking boxed pasta at home and pouring on some Prego sauce. I was disappointed especially because it wasn't cheap. I would only go back because it is a decent place to meet up with friends.

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I ate dinner here last Friday, and I have to say I'm fairly impressed. When we were seated the hostess told us they had just rolled out with a new menu. Our waitress recommended the mustard-tarragon salmon, so I tired that. It was fantastic. Good recommendation. She really made our night... she was funny, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

We had a great time.

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★★★★★

I ate dinner here last Friday, and I have to say I'm fairly impressed. When we were seated the hostess told us they had just rolled out with a new menu. Our waitress recommended the mustard-tarragon salmon, so I tired that. It was fantastic. Good recommendation. She really made our night... she was funny, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

We had a great time.

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I ate dinner here last Friday, and I have to say I'm fairly impressed. When we were seated the hostess told us they had just rolled out with a new menu. Our waitress recommended the mustard-tarragon salmon, so I tired that. It was fantastic. Good recommendation. She really made our night... she was funny, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

We had a great time.

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★★★★★

I ate dinner here last Friday, and I have to say I'm fairly impressed. When we were seated the hostess told us they had just rolled out with a new menu. Our waitress recommended the mustard-tarragon salmon, so I tired that. It was fantastic. Good recommendation. She really made our night... she was funny, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

We had a great time.

Pros: Great service, friendly staff, good food, stiff drinks

Cons: Parking is tough

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I used to come here a long while back, but haven't been for years. When my friend asked me to join her here I jumped at the chance. This place has really turned it around from what I remember. The food was amazing, our waiter was great, and we had a wonderful time. I'm not sure why I stopped coming here, but I know I'll be coming back!

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★★★★★

I used to come here a long while back, but haven't been for years. When my friend asked me to join her here I jumped at the chance. This place has really turned it around from what I remember. The food was amazing, our waiter was great, and we had a wonderful time. I'm not sure why I stopped coming here, but I know I'll be coming back!

Pros: Great food, location, and service.

Cons: Parking isn't the best.

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The food here is consistently uninspired, not horrible to the point that you have to send it back - but most nights I feel like even tired I could have done a better job at home. The bar has lousy service and the whole thing is generally a bummer. The only upside is that it's convenient if you live near highway 13.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food here is consistently uninspired, not horrible to the point that you have to send it back - but most nights I feel like even tired I could have done a better job at home. The bar has lousy service and the whole thing is generally a bummer. The only upside is that it's convenient if you live near highway 13.

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12/5 a friend and I ate salmon entrees, two different ones. That night, I became ill with a bad stomach ache, nausea, and dizziness. Initially, I thought I was coming down with something, but after eating leftovers the following day, I experienced the same symptoms. I contacted my friend and found that she had the same experience! So, it was definitely the salmon! To date (12/12) manager and chef have not offered an apology to me! Food is not fresh, and the service is obviously awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

12/5 a friend and I ate salmon entrees, two different ones. That night, I became ill with a bad stomach ache, nausea, and dizziness. Initially, I thought I was coming down with something, but after eating leftovers the following day, I experienced the same symptoms. I contacted my friend and found that she had the same experience! So, it was definitely the salmon! To date (12/12) manager and chef have not offered an apology to me! Food is not fresh, and the service is obviously awful.

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I have been eating at Crogan's for many years and have never had a bad meal. We have taken many friends and family for special meals and have always been pleased. They have daily specials and regular items on the menu. Staff has always been efficient and courteous. I would recommend making a reservation as it is a very popular restaurant, especially after local football games. Parking can be a problem but there is a parking lot nearby.

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★★★★★

I have been eating at Crogan's for many years and have never had a bad meal. We have taken many friends and family for special meals and have always been pleased. They have daily specials and regular items on the menu. Staff has always been efficient and courteous. I would recommend making a reservation as it is a very popular restaurant, especially after local football games. Parking can be a problem but there is a parking lot nearby.

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Recently I went to Crogan's for a late lunch/early dinner. Parking was very difficult in Montclair; I had to park a block away and across a busy street, and pay a meter. Once inside, the staff seated me quickly and brought my beverage right away, and some delicious fresh baked bread. We ordered potato skins as an appetizer. They were pretty good. I ordered corned beef and cabbage, which was a special. It's not on the regular menu, but it is a special often at this Irish bar. The portions were generous. Items ordered from the bar came quickly. The bill was a bit large, but restaurants cost more in that location.

There was an interesting incident that occurred while I was there. An man came into the restaurant, well dressed but absolutely stinking drunk. The staff refused to serve him and ushered him out fairly quietly and with dignity, then came over to our table to apologize for the disturbance and to let us know that he had not gotten that drunk in their establishment. Since I saw him through the window before he came in, I knew that was true. I was impressed at how discreetly the staff handled this potential problem.

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★★★★☆

Recently I went to Crogan's for a late lunch/early dinner. Parking was very difficult in Montclair; I had to park a block away and across a busy street, and pay a meter. Once inside, the staff seated me quickly and brought my beverage right away, and some delicious fresh baked bread. We ordered potato skins as an appetizer. They were pretty good. I ordered corned beef and cabbage, which was a special. It's not on the regular menu, but it is a special often at this Irish bar. The portions were generous. Items ordered from the bar came quickly. The bill was a bit large, but restaurants cost more in that location.

There was an interesting incident that occurred while I was there. An man came into the restaurant, well dressed but absolutely stinking drunk. The staff refused to serve him and ushered him out fairly quietly and with dignity, then came over to our table to apologize for the disturbance and to let us know that he had not gotten that drunk in their establishment. Since I saw him through the window before he came in, I knew that was true. I was impressed at how discreetly the staff handled this potential problem.

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This place does not have good food. I haven't been to the sportsbar part, as it is not really my thing, but the restaurant is supposed to be nice and all, but it has really sub par food. sorry to say it, but hopefully this will encourage them to change their cooking/menu.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place does not have good food. I haven't been to the sportsbar part, as it is not really my thing, but the restaurant is supposed to be nice and all, but it has really sub par food. sorry to say it, but hopefully this will encourage them to change their cooking/menu.

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I have had mixed experiences here. Lunch has been good. However at night, this service takes and major nose dive. Its kind of like going to pizza hut and being served on by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. There seems to be little interest in providing quality dining experience or good food. The bartender essentially ignored us (even though she glanced at us from time to time) because she was too caught up in a personal conversation with another staff member. Amazingly poor service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had mixed experiences here. Lunch has been good. However at night, this service takes and major nose dive. Its kind of like going to pizza hut and being served on by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. There seems to be little interest in providing quality dining experience or good food. The bartender essentially ignored us (even though she glanced at us from time to time) because she was too caught up in a personal conversation with another staff member. Amazingly poor service.

Pros: its the only bar in the area that has a TV with sports

Cons: Service, Food, Prices

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Crogan's is conveniently located in Montclair, which is great because there are few restaurants open after 8 pm in this area. The crowd appears to be a relatively local crowd because of its location. I would guess that few would travel any distance to get here. I have eaten here a couple of times because of its location, but have resigned myself to the fact that I would rather drive someplace else. Each time I have come the food has been mediocre and the service temperamental. On my first visit I ordered a steak that was over cooked, it was returned to me virtually raw. A second complaint elicited an attitude from the attitude from the manager who insisted that both steaks were cook correctly. Huh? (A bar regular told me to avoid the food ? She comes for the better than average shots of whiskey.) Anyway a second trip to crogan?s resulted in a similar experience, my soup was cold and my tamale was hard. A comment to the bar tender resulted in rolling eyes and being ignored. I love to eat out and as one in the restaurant business I understand the need for some basic customer service. Bottom line- If you live in Montclair and have a car, drive somewhere else. If you don?t have a car get, something delivered.

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★☆☆☆☆

Crogan's is conveniently located in Montclair, which is great because there are few restaurants open after 8 pm in this area. The crowd appears to be a relatively local crowd because of its location. I would guess that few would travel any distance to get here. I have eaten here a couple of times because of its location, but have resigned myself to the fact that I would rather drive someplace else. Each time I have come the food has been mediocre and the service temperamental. On my first visit I ordered a steak that was over cooked, it was returned to me virtually raw. A second complaint elicited an attitude from the attitude from the manager who insisted that both steaks were cook correctly. Huh? (A bar regular told me to avoid the food ? She comes for the better than average shots of whiskey.) Anyway a second trip to crogan?s resulted in a similar experience, my soup was cold and my tamale was hard. A comment to the bar tender resulted in rolling eyes and being ignored. I love to eat out and as one in the restaurant business I understand the need for some basic customer service. Bottom line- If you live in Montclair and have a car, drive somewhere else. If you don?t have a car get, something delivered.

Pros: Nice locals at the bar

Cons: Otd basically overpriced pub food

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Crogans is a full menu restaurant with an ecclectic selection of entrees. Some of its specialties, all of which I've tried and enjoyed, are: lamb shanks on mashed potatoes (to die for); fish and chips (best in the Bay Area); BBQ ribs (lean and mean); and sirloin and salad (the low carb delight). Crogans is a bar and grill, with a huge bar clientele that tends to the noisy side...so this is not your nice quiet interlude spot. But it's bearable back in the booths away from the bar. The service is very good; the waiters are well trained and attentive. All in all, this is a place worth the cost and worth going back over and over, which I have been doing for years.

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★★★★☆

Crogans is a full menu restaurant with an ecclectic selection of entrees. Some of its specialties, all of which I've tried and enjoyed, are: lamb shanks on mashed potatoes (to die for); fish and chips (best in the Bay Area); BBQ ribs (lean and mean); and sirloin and salad (the low carb delight). Crogans is a bar and grill, with a huge bar clientele that tends to the noisy side...so this is not your nice quiet interlude spot. But it's bearable back in the booths away from the bar. The service is very good; the waiters are well trained and attentive. All in all, this is a place worth the cost and worth going back over and over, which I have been doing for years.

Pros: Specialties, Service

Cons: Noise

 

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