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Le Bateau Ivre

) #19 of 24 Dessert in Berkeley #259 of 619 Places to Eat in Berkeley $$ - $$$, French
2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
+1 510-849-1100
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible25%
10 Aug 2016
“Nice lunch”
1 week ago
“My Favorite Berkeley Restaurant!”
All hours
$$ - $$$
2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have brunch at Le Bateau Ivre several times when visiting Berkeley, and have been doing so for over 20 years. Brunch fare (whether traditional breakfast items, or lunch) is always excellent, and the service is always good. This place has a very homey atmosphere,...More

Thank SWSally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I first visited Le Bateau Ivre two years ago when our son and his fiance held their engagement party there. Since then we have visited several times because we love the atmosphere, the service, and the food. It's a wonderful little place...More

Thank slapat56
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a Berkeley hidden gem. I have always loved the atmosphere of this place. The front half of the house, the cafe, has an old world feel that is very formal (candle light, classical music, etc) but also is a good place to work......More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I used to come here in college many years ago and loved the quiet bistro atmosphere. Tonight happened to be in Berkeley and called to see if they had availability which they did! Had very good rustic leek and potato soup to start. I had...More

Thank nametaken5
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Le Gateau Ivre is an quiet, underappreciated gem in Berkeley. Cozy, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food, reasonable prices. Arlene runs the restaurant as a labor of love and it is reflected in the experience. Live entertainment on selected evenings.

Thank RG B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place "thinks" it is a French restaurant, but not only it is not serve French food, what it does serve is not good by any standard! A quick look at the menu shows how far it is from France. Serving Tapas for appetizer and...More

Thank YM2000
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Quaint old world atmosphere. Food ok and reasonably priced. Quick friendly service. Had the quesadilla with melon. Would go back.

Thank cafeboy49
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This Inviting French restaurant with a cottage like setting having several small areas for dining including a room with a fireplace and patio view has a restful and quiet area for dinning. The menu has tempting French dishes and there is a menu du jour...More

Thank 764pwa
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a wonderful jewel box of a restaurant nestled within walking distance from the University. I have enjoyed every meal I have ever gotten here, from breakfast to coffee in the afternoon to a later dinner. Long live Le Bateau Ivre!

Thank Janina72
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Le Bateau Ivre Back Room was perfect for the Rehearsal Dinner before our son's wedding. We loved the atmosphere - brick walls, candles and fire in fireplace on a chilly, rainy evening. Service was excellent. All enjoyed the dinners we had selected. Classical music and...More

Thank Lisa K
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What is your corkage fee?
23 September 2016|
Response from cafeboy49 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know
What is their corkage fee?
23 September 2016|
Response from 764pwa | Reviewed this property |
not certain - we didn't have need for one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-1100
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