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Paragon Restaurant and Bar

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41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705 (Domingo)
AC Transit, 1 mi. from Rockridge BART
(510) 549-8585
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Verbiage to describe the restaurant: A lively, casual dining spot with...
Verbiage to describe the restaurant: A lively, casual dining spot with some of the Bay Area’s best views. Paragon Restaurant & Bar in Berkeley, located inside the landmark Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, features upscale gastro pub cuisine designed by Chef Marcos Sanchez, plus a large selection of hand-shaken cocktails, craft beers and an eclectic wine list. Our famous outdoor deck offers beautiful vistas of the rolling hillsides and on a clear day, a beautiful vantage point of the entire San Francisco skyline. We feature live jazz every Friday and Saturday night.
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good retreat for a light bite and wine. Roof top view of Berkeley, tennis courts and the bay beyond when the fog lifts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good retreat for a light bite and wine. Roof top view of Berkeley, tennis courts and the bay beyond when the fog lifts.

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New York, New York, United States
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Paragon is a relaxing place for an evening meal. Tables are well spaced, and the view across the bay is gorgeous. The menu is fairly creative and everything was pretty well executed. My salmon entree came with fresh peas and their tendrils, which were dressed in a lemon vinaigrette and were delicate and tasty. The salmon was a tad... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Very disappointed. We waited over 1 hour for our cheese dish appetizer on a Thursday evening. The waiter forgot to bring out our appetizer. They fired up our burger after the app was serve. They comped our app, but just wasn't enough. With a bottle of the low end wine our tab was $113.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We received our wine in a timely manner, however our water, bread and cheese plate took an hour, dinner took even longer. Not returning anytime soon!

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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went here for a lunch time meal and was impressed with the setting, if the weather is good there is an outdoor seating area with fantastic views over the Bay. Service was good and the food arrived quickly and was enjoyed by all on our table. This is a very nice complex with hotel, tennis, spa & restaurants but certainly... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My niece took me there for Brunch to celebrate an early Mother's Day. The wait staff were very pleasant. Great variety of food, and it was really good. I appreciated the desert table, it was more a tasting than regular size deserts and that was just perfect. You didn't seem to waste anything. I believe they try to provide food... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fun little bar/restaurant in the Claremont Hotel. The food and drinks are great, service is relatively quick and the setting is delightful!

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Paragon had great food and an amazing view of San Fransisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Live music on the weekends, and popular with locals as well as the hotel guests.

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Hayward, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

On my way to hwy 13, leaving work, I often stop at the Paragon Bar in The Claremont Hotel for a martini, conversation and the view of the bay. The ambience scores 8 on a scale of 10. If you are there for lunch or dinner, the menu is complete - fish, beef, pork, chicken, salads, oysters; what else would... More 

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Took the family there for a special dinner on Christmas Eve- shame, not so special after all! Poor service from start to finish. Arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time. Hostess gossiping on her station and not paying any attention meant our table was given away to someone else, she apologized and told us to go to the lounge to... More 

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Additional Information about Paragon Restaurant and Bar

Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone Number: (510) 549-8585
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $40 to $60
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
    (Domingo)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit, 1 mi. from Rockridge BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 549-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $40 to $60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Verbiage to describe the restaurant: A lively, casual dining spot with some of the Bay Area’s best views. Paragon Restaurant & Bar in Berkeley, located inside the landmark Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, features upscale gastro pub cuisine designed by Chef Marcos Sanchez, plus a large selection of hand-shaken cocktails, craft beers and an eclectic wine list. Our famous outdoor deck offers beautiful vistas of the rolling hillsides and on a clear day, a beautiful vantage point of the entire San Francisco skyline. We feature live jazz every Friday and Saturday night.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?