We had breakfast here. We arrived just a few minutes after they opened an 8am and already the place was filling up. By the time we left, there were people standing outside waiting to get it. The food was very good. Roasted tomatoes usually come with the egg dishes. I had the two egg scramble with goat cheese and chives, Les Oeufs Lucas, side of chicken apple sausage and a cappuccino. It was very good. My boyfriend ordered the Omelette Fromage et Jambon which had Emmenthal cheese and ham. It was very tasty.
The restaurant is located in the Claremont Resort which looks like an estate from the Old South. The restaurant has a bright ambience. The food was very, very good. We were treated to a carrot soup. It was more savory than sweet as you would think a carrot soup might be. I ordered the roasted baby beet salad with prosciutto and micro greens, pistachios and lightly whipped dollops of Point Reyes blue cheese. It was delicious! I also ordered a small plate of the pork tenderloin medallions with a light curry smear on the plate and a side order of summer squash frites. All of it was marvelous. My boyfriend enjoyed a fairly large filet mignon. We brought our own wine and was charged a corkage fee.
Gather serves healthy, fresh, local ingredients with a gourmet twist. We were very impressed with the high quality and delicious food presented at this well-praised Berkeley restaurant. The service is superb as is the management. I'm only sorry there's not one like this in my town!
Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious!
Seeing as how I am Ethiopian (and Eritrean) food's bigger fans, I pride myself...yeah yeah yeah...okay enough of that. So I have been to several Ethiopian restaurants. And for the most part they are all the same, serving similar styled food and of course, presentation as well.
The Blue Nile's style of food is much different and more unique than the Ethiopian I am used to. Whereas the other restaurants are more showy it seems, The Blue Nile appears to be more of a homestyle cooked meal. The restaurant is interestingly decorated and fun to be in. The portions are HUGE, and it's an Ethiopian restaurant that is definitely worth checking out. But be forwarned, if you are a regular at Ethiopian restaurants, this one will be different than you have experienced before.
You should sit at the sushi boat bar.Go early and with lots of people so the varity is fresh and plenty full.
You can also order any rolls, you like.
Very affordable.Don't forget the sake!
Favorite Dish: tempura maki roll 3.75
hhot ski 5.50
Specializing in fresh organic pasta. I've always had great food here. Really friendly folks, good service. They don't have a liquor licence, so they offer you wine for free with your tasty lunch.
Only open from 11:30 to 2:30
Favorite Dish: mmmm... raviolli is always a big favorite. Meat sauce with lamb is tasty too.
The Xocolate Bar offers a variety of chocolates, gelato and edible art for sale. The edible art includes a redreation of the Mayan Calendar, Kama Sutra Tiles, and more. The chocolates are made without trans fat and with an eye towards your health so you do not need to feel so bad when you indulge.
Favorite Dish: It's all good!
Located inside the Berkeley Marina is the Hana Japan Steakhouse. The menu includes a variety of seafood, sushi, sashimi, and meats cooked hibachi style. Hours are 11:30 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 10 PM Moday through Thursday, 11:30 to 2 PM and 5 PM to 11 PM Friday, 4 PM to 11 PM on Saturday and 4 PM to 9:30 PM on Sunday.
Favorite Dish: Try the Hibachi Shrimp or the Hana Special.
Recommended by my GT friend, who spent a whole semester as an exchange student at UC Berkeley. This restaurant's been voted the "Best" for 10 years in a row!! Anyhow, this is not a first-class 5-star dining place, instead, a very decent and casual setting. It's a fast-food, self-service style, with choices of pizzas, pastas, calzones and salads.
*This place gets crowded during kids' lunch break and on weekends*
Favorite Dish: Everything we ordered was good and tasty...
This taqueria in Berkeley has two locations; on Center street near downtown, and up on College Ave. in the Elmwood district. They serve a variety of taqueria fare, international-flavored burritos and tacos, quesedillas, and tortas. Their nachos are incredible, it is a huge place piled high with all the goodies. And the horchata is terrific. Carlos is the head chef up at the College Ave. one, and he is a great guy. Say hi and give him a smile.
This places serves awesome burritos, tacos, and more. They do the usual chicken, etc., but it is worth your time (and tastebuds) to explore the more traditional fare they offer. A chicken mole burrito. Nopales y pollo. Mole poblamo. Just writing this makes me hungry. Their prices are reasonable, and their guacamole is excellent.
Don't forget to try the salsa bar... it has about 15 different salsas every day, from strawberry to garlic to XXX hot.
Well, being italian i know what real pizza is and how it should taste. But I am naturally crazy for it, whatever way you make it just as it tastes good, so I must say that Blondies pizza slices are really good and tasty and the topping quality was ok too. Must come back!
If you are an international student, there is a good chance you might go for a dorm room here. But even if you’re not, the café there is a great place to just hang out and enjoy a drink and listen to the wide diversity of people and languages that float around.
Berkeley Espresso, Fertile Grounds, Village grounds are some of the cafes that offer free wireless internet. It is usually tricky finding a seat, since everyone else is parked with a laptop, so get there early.
This place is about as close to the cool European style of café that Berkeley has to offer. The white hot chocolate here is very tasty! A great place to read a paper in the morning or chat with friends in the evenings.