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Bistro Liaison

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1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865 (Hearst)
Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
510-849-2155
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The food is exceptional!

This charming French bistro had delicious and authentic french bistro food. Both my meal of salmon and my husbands meal of chicken were superb. Delightful atmosphere. too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
harrodsfan
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Newport Beach CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newport Beach CA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This charming French bistro had delicious and authentic french bistro food. Both my meal of salmon and my husbands meal of chicken were superb. Delightful atmosphere. too.

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was a few years ago that we last visited Bistro Liaison and we loved it - we has occasion to be in Northern California and decided to go again - if anything it has improved with age - it is a charming restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service - we are very happy to have gotten the chance... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A good brunch spot. Stake comes out rarer than you may want. Lots of older professor! Academic types - interesting conversations to enjoy if dining solo!

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Happiness that Liaision is open at lunchtime again, and we have our favorite meal of mussels from PEI in a delicious broth, crispy pommes frites, olive bread and veggie. Unfortunately, since the broth has spinach, the only veggie offered is spinach in the salad now. Hopefully, the menu will return to the string-beans for a veggie. Good, attentive service and... More 

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Green Valley, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A large group of us had dinner here recently prior to taking in a play at the Berkeley Rep with all having a great experience. The food is quite rich, so be prepared. However everything sampled from the beef bourguignon to pork loin to seafood was very flavorful and savory, just the type of dishes for a winter meal. The... More 

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Berkeley, California
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

3 of us had dinner here, 2 of us for the first time. It was an early dinner. Good selection of starters, although the oysters were mostly small. We also had the Mushroom Tarte "pizza" which was very tasty. Entrees were good: Crab stuffed Sole; Excellent combination, Delicious sauce, Bouillabiasse, Average And the evening special: Cod. This was also nicely... More 

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Berkeley, California
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39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and have always had a good experience. The other night we had their mussels, the broth was delicious but somehow the mussels were very stringy and they just did not want to leave their shells – we are not sure what caused that. Their Salade Lyonnaise was fresh and very tasty. The... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a solid little bistro, with a nice selection of food. The basic menu is always reliably good. Specials of the day range from delicious (soups especially), to trying-a-bit-too-hard. But choose well and you can have a wonderful meal here. The sole and most of the fish is great, the "croques" are good, and the tarts are nice thin-crust... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I went to the restaurant last night. The food was generally nice; the bouillabaisse could have done with a more interesting selection of fish (as one would get in Marseille), but the broth was very nice. The tuna was very good. The service was rather disorganised though: we were served by at least four different people who... More 

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sorry that the Bristro Liaison is closed at lunchtime -- thus, limits our visits, because we leave campus at noon. For my birthday, I chose this restaurant, because I miss their mussels-and returned to campus for dinner. Wonderful as ever; also, quiet at 5pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
    (Hearst)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-849-2155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?