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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
510-525-1440
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Ranked #85 of 599 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $31 - $40
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
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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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
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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california
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Bobolinker
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Pleasant Hill, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a great lunch here of the chicken salad sandwich on special homemade bread while visiting 4th Street in Berkeley. Great bar and ambiance either indoors or outside.

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Oak Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We have visited Cafe Rouge a couple of times - most recently in May 2014. Four of us had a late lunch. It was a Sunday and crowded, but we reserved a table. The menu contains a variety of light fare - we all had salads of various kinds and all were excellent. The baguettes are fresh and very French,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The cafe offered a number of dishes that are all done really well, from a hearty burger to a vegan salad. The carpacio was done with some onion rings on top for a different, but welcome flare. The service was terrific and the atmosphere was a nice place to lunch and unwind between business meetings. A definate place to return... More

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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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