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1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
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Ranked #31 of 606 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hearst
Transit: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
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English first
Fairfield, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cobourg, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

always good. The Tomato salad was perfect, great tasting with pine nuts, pesto and a goat cheese sauce. Then a roast pork and peach dish. All wonderfully late summer, seasonal and fresh. Real French fare in a great restaurant town.

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Bay Area
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was good, but for some reason I was expecting more. We had early reservations, and when we arrived, I told the waiter how I had watched the show "Check Please" and talked to him about the onion tart and told him we would like to start with that. I explained to the waiter that we had eaten here a... More 

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chef Todd Kiness runs a top notch operation with great food, outstanding service, a top notch wine list and reasonable prices (or at least very good value). and sign up for their mail list to learn of special dinners and trips

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Oakland, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a lovely dinner before going to the evening Berkeley Rep theater. Service was excellent, food was very good. The oysters in rice flour were wonderful. Salad was excellent as were our main courses. My wife had the salmon on succotash I had the fish stew. Other than the scallops being a little dry, the food was excellent. The... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Liaison

Address: 1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
Phone Number: 510-849-2155
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French

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