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“Charming, excellent cuisine, great value!”
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La Note
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Ranked #8 of 760 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Durant Ave
Transit: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A group of 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at La Note. We sat inside and it has a lovely, warm and friendly ambiance. The service was excellent and the dinner was delicious. I had the Feuillete St Jacques (puff pastry with scallops, salmon and shrimp), and my dinner partners had the lasagna special of the evening (with sausage). We also shared the spinach salad with nuts and cheese. Nice wine list with prices that are reasonable, plus they had wine by the glass for under $10! If you are going to Berkeley Rep after dinner, they give you 10% off your bill! Beware they do add a 25% tip to the bill, with a party of 4. Altogether, the total price of this superior meal was less than most other restaurants of this caliber. Try it, you won't regret it! It may become one of your favorites!

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Thank CaliforniaRoseLover
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived 7:50 for 8am opening for Sunday brunch and there was already a line of 15 people there. By 8:30, there were another 20 people or so waiting outside. Go early if you do not want to wait too long. By the way, on Sundays the parking in front is free but is gone fast. The food is great, large enough portions for what they charge.

Thank babyoscar530
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious breakfast spot in downtown Berkeley. Egg dishes were all well prepared and the pastries/breads were excellent. Good service for this busy place but be prepared to wait for a table on the weekends.

Thank bean_cheile
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

O.K., the best thing about this restaurant may, in fact, be the patio in the back, nicely landscaped and provided with shade (or sun) according to the weather. The inside seating tends to be pretty noisy. The service is very friendly, and the wine list reasonably priced.

Avoid, however, the so-called "salade nicoise" - in what universe does this salad include corn and beets? And there are about 3 olives, and no haricot vertes. The pan bagnat of the day, however, was quite good.

So the best advice I can give you is read the menu carefully to see what ingredients are included, perhaps ask the server what s/he thinks is best, then sip your wine and sit back and enjoy the patio!

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Thank nevertooold53
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We have had several meals in this lovely spot. It is quiet, friendly, even cozy you might say. The Brunch is delightful with many choices that make you want to come back!
Crime Fraiche pancakes, assorted omelettes, croissants of amazing configurations, eggs any style and Pain Au Chocolate. And this is just the beginning.
We live in Virginia and dine here every time we are visiting.

Thank Maymay1
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