Thank you to all restaurants and dining guests who participated in the first annual Berkeley Restaurant Week! We will be back in 2014 -- please check in later this year for updates. Bon appetit Berkeley!
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Ajanta is an enchanting restaurant to experience sophisticated Indian dining. Offering creative dishes from all over India, the seasonally-changing menu includes gluten-free and vegan dishes, free range, hormone/antibiotic-free meats, sustainable seafood, organic chicken and vegetables. The elegant dining hall features Indian artwork inspired by the Ajanta caves.
Located at the Berkeley Marina, the Bay Grille's waterfront location boasts panoramic views of the San Francisco cityscape and is the ideal setting for celebrations and intimate gatherings alike. The menu of coastal-inspired delectable small plate selections and unique specialty salads features great options sure to suit any taste.
Liaison is a neighborhood French bistro in the heart of Berkeley, dubbed “French Food for the Soul.” It is critically successful and a favorite destination for locals and Bay Area Francophiles seeking an authentic bistro dining experience created by renowned Chef Proprietor Todd Kniess.
Café Rouge offers the rustic fare of France, Spain, and Italy. American dishes are also featured. The restaurant's emphasis is on the preparation of fresh meats and charcuterie. The availability of the freshest fruits and vegetables influences the menu at Café Rouge which changes bi-weekly.
Caffe Venezia is a Berkeley institution acclaimed for its great food, value and atmosphere. The menu features a wide assortment of fresh pasta, artisan pizzas, meats and fish, a moderately priced wine list, full bar and local draft beers. All this is served in a charming interior that invokes an Italian piazza with floor-to-ceiling murals, a central fountain, hanging laundry, and wrought iron balconies!
Comal is a gathering place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The restaurant is housed in a single story building (circa 1927) and features a stunning secluded rear patio with a full bar, covered dining area and al fresco beer garden with fire pit. Executive Chef Matt Gandin, former chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s Delfina, creates earthy, modern interpretations of dishes from throughout Mexico, with emphasis on Oaxaca and neighboring coastal regions. A 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
FIVE restaurant is a Modern American Bistro & Bar in Downtown Berkeley, featuring a menu of familiar favorites reinvented, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff in a comfortable, yet stylish setting. Why FIVE? Simply, FIVE incorporates the five senses and five elements into the food, ambiance and environment of the restaurant. Executive Chef Banks White has developed a menu which is both simple and complex, reflecting the simplicity of celebrating not only what is natural and familiar, but upon further exploration revealing unparalleled complexity in flavor, texture and taste. A 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
Gather is a place to experience Northern California food, West Coast wines, and innovative organic cocktails. The daily-changing menus range from braised meats and whole-roasted fish to brick-oven pizzas and composed vegetable dishes. Executive Chef Sean Baker's cuisine is inspired by local farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. A 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
For thousands of diners who love traditional Italian food, Giovanni Italian Restaurant is a Berkeley classic. In 1961, a young Giovanni Schipani opened Mr. Pizza, a small sidewalk pizza café on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. To the surprise and delight of passersby, Giovanni tossed pizzas in the window in traditional authentic style. As a result of his success with Mr. Pizza, he bought an available warehouse located on the next block. This new location would become Giovanni Restaurant, where authentic Italian recipes are once again served by the original Giovanni Family.
Across the Himalayan region, guests are traditionally treated like Gods and served the best available cuisine. This is the mantra of Himalayan Flavors, an Berkeley restaurant serving authentic Himalaya cuisine of fresh and local ingredients with innovative menus and excellent service.
Specializing in steaks and fresh seafood, HS Lordships Restaurant offers a wide variety of continental entrée selections in addition to homemade soups, fresh salads, decadent desserts and much more, all with some of the best views of the San Francisco Bay and skyline available anywhere.
Pyramid Alehouse Berkeley guests discover a world of extraordinary tastes waiting to be explored on draft, including year-round beers, rotating seasonals, as well as a few unique Pyramid offerings not found anywhere else. Enjoy a pint, explore a Pyramid Sampler, or order a growler of brewery fresh beer to go. Pair your brew with a tasty selection off of the full menu of classic brew house cuisine. This renovated warehouse space is both a brewery and a gathering place that's become an East Bay landmark.
From snout to tail, from root to shoot, Revival Bar + Kitchen is going whole-hog on local, sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine. We’re excited to be part of Downtown Berkeley’s comeback, and we’re bringing the best of what we love (the revelation in a bite of house-cured bacon, the piquancy of a pickled piquillo pepper) along with biodynamic wines from innovative local vintners and a seasonal selection of cocktails (traditional, original, and traditional-with-a-twist).
Riva Cucina's menu features Northern Italian cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients from the land and the sea. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the piazza, where Riva also hosts cooking demonstrations, winemaker dinners and sagre, Italian festivals celebrating pleasures like seafood, cheese, cured meat, dessert and art.
Rivoli strives to be a hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff. The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry. The dining room staff provides friendly and attentive service and the chefs and cooks are skilled artisans of their craft. Rivoli is a 2103 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
T-Rex Restaurant & Bar celebrates the all-American culinary art of barbeque, with great starters, fresh salads, and fabulous rubbed, smoked, and grilled ribs, steaks, chicken and seafood. The split-level space is festive and bright, and Chef Ryan Lafferty's prowess extends beyond the grill to every aspect of the menu.
Corso celebrates the cuisine of Florence with all its heart and simplicity. The menu changes with the seasons, along with year-round Firenze essentials like tagliatelle al sugo, house-made pasta, house cured salumi and Bistecca alla Fiorentino. Corso is a 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.