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Cafe Rouge

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French, American, Californian, Mediterranean
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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711 (Hearst St)
510-525-1440
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My old standby!

I know that I can always count on this restaurant, in the Fourth Street district, for really good food. It can get noisy (concrete floors, tall ceilings), so best to come early if you can. If you arrive between lunch and dinner, there is an 'interim' menu of items from which to choose. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
nevertooold53
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California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We called in here for a casual meal mid week and I had a lovely Fettuccine with Rock shrimp one of the best seafood pasta dishes I have had. However, even though the food was good and the service was okay the atmosphere somewhat spoilt the visit as the place just seemed too stuffy for a casual restaurant.

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California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I know that I can always count on this restaurant, in the Fourth Street district, for really good food. It can get noisy (concrete floors, tall ceilings), so best to come early if you can. If you arrive between lunch and dinner, there is an 'interim' menu of items from which to choose. Good (short) list of wine by the... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Must say the steak we had was good and the trout fresh. The trout was soaking in the cream that killed the rest of flavors. Absolutely over priced. Is a pretentious restaurant, it seems they try to be upper class but there's a lot missing out. As we arrived (7 pm) the girl at the reception didn't even fake a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We came specifically for the oysters and were not disappointed. There is a good selection but in the end the $.125 specials were still almost the best. Staff was friendly and quick.

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Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our birthday party of 7 enjoyed this place last night. Highlights: happy hour oysters for $1.25 each....plus a home made hot dog. Yes! Very accxomodating hostess gave us good table location, patient waiter also comped us "Opera Cake" which the group shared. Nice steak (16 oz rib eye can be shared easily), duck confit, lamb and creative salads and soup.... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went to. dinner with 3 girlfriends to celebrate my coming to the area. We had salads which looked really interesting and exotic on the menu. When they came to the table, they were nothing like the description of the menu, they were awful , unappetizing and overpriced. The service was good but the owner was very unfriendly

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Emeryville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

And found a new favorite with Cafe Rouge! Although our visits will probably be for special occasions as it is pricey. So, let's talk about prices. Yes, they're in the high range, but I wouldn't say very high. The food was excellent, the portions were good, and I felt it was money well spent. The restaurant is two levels, with... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Ate outside. Simple meals for all in our party of 4, all well-prepared. Friendly service, very efficient. Sausage sandwich was great, bread was fantastic. I'd go back.

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped by with friends mid-afternoon for drinks and a snack. This bright and airy cafe, not far from the Berkeley Marina, turned out to be a delightful stop. The drinks were well mixed, the appetizers were varied, well presented and delicious, and Martin provided excellent service to our table. A very enjoyable choice.

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Berkeley, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Probably better to eat lunch here than dinner, as the sound level is so high, with the hard surfaces and alcohol fueled voices, that conversing during dinner is a chore. When we are in this area, we prefer this restaurant for lunch to the others but recently we've noticed some deterioration in service and food. I had the fish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
    (Hearst St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-1440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Californian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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