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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Never Fails

Restaurants seem to change hands , cuisine , location or just disappear by the time you start to frequent them here in the Bay Area. So its a welcome realization when your adult children remember they came as well behaved kids .Bistro Liaison is one of those places. The menu is diverse and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Kathryn P
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Restaurants seem to change hands , cuisine , location or just disappear by the time you start to frequent them here in the Bay Area. So its a welcome realization when your adult children remember they came as well behaved kids .Bistro Liaison is one of those places. The menu is diverse and interesting. The food perfectly cooked and professionally... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This cosy little restaurant is a true gem in the fabulous crown of Berkeley cuisine. Some may find it crowded, but I liked the feeling of being transported to Europe for a couple of hours. The staff is attentive but not overbearing and they clearly enjoy working there. The salade niçoise was the best I've ever had.

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Newport Beach CA
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61 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?