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Cafe Rouge

1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
510-525-1440
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Ranked #96 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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English first
Berkeley, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Caspar, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not the place for a quiet conversation with friends on Saturday night: hard surfaces and a bar in the dining room, so alcohol-fueled voices rattle our ears. Our capable server does his best to make our party of six comfortable, and the food starts coming right away: mussels in a light savory cream sauce, several kinds of oysters, crisp local... More

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Turlock, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Looking for a place to be a regular at when we visit Berkeley. Known for its quality meats we thought it sounded good. $40 for a Rib Eye and you want more than the red wine butter to be good ... but it wasn't. Tough fibrous piece of meat. So disappointed. (Medium - Rare) Had a hamburger too. Didn't finish... More

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Orinda, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have been eating here for years and after a very brief hiatus in prep quality last year, they are back in step. We had a weirdly wonderful "Carrots 2 ways" starter and a dozen bracingly fresh oysters. Then on to a wonderful beef stew (seriously well executed) and a roasted chicken in a Moroccan spiced pilaf (one of the... 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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