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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
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Ranked #95 of 606 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, French, Mediterranean, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hearst St
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English first
Berkeley, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food here is always well-prepared and the drinks are good, too. I have been here several times and we have always left satisfied and happy. Last night 4 people had: oysters, chicken, ribs, trout, lentil soup. All of it was very tasty and all the ingredients seemed fresh. The oysters got rave reviews from the 3 who ate them.... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Where to begin! What a mess! When Café Rouge opened, it brought a high quality dining experience to the Fourth Street neighborhood. That was then, this is now. Four of us dined there recently and we were stunned by how things had deteriorated on both the food and service fronts. It is perhaps unfortunate for the purposes of a review... More 

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love the food. Many dinners and parties here have established this as a go-to feel-good spot. Unlike many reviewers (and a few friends), we prefer Rouge to Zut! down the block. Although it's expensive & sometimes too noisy, we never feel ripped off here after dinner.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rouge

Address: 1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
Phone Number: 510-525-1440
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean, Californian

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