Looks like Hutch— right behind the Paramount Theater— is going to be one to check out, according to SF Weekly:
The Bay Area’s boomlet of Southern cooking continues directly behind the Paramount Theater in Uptown Oakland, at Hutch. Across the street from a defunct wig store, this is a restaurant worth getting on BART for.
From bar snacks like pimento cheese up through the raw bar — with its $18-per-person platter of oysters, shrimp, salmon, crawfish remoulade and anchovies — and into the entrees, Hutch has something for every palate and at every price point. The buttery smoked salmon is a perfect example. Served on a mound of citrus-y shaved fennel and dotted with hot mustard and rehydrated with bourbon, it’s excellent, it’s presented as a Rorschach test — I saw a crawfish — and it’s only $8, which is actually almost shocking.