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“Remember, you're there for the view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Paragon Restaurant and Bar

Paragon Restaurant and Bar
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-8585
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Ranked #70 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $40 - $60
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Domingo
Transit: AC Transit, 1 mi. from Rockridge BART
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.
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Remember, you're there for the view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We ate ate the Paragon several times when the main restaurant wasn't open. The view outdoors is outstanding. But the crowd, noise, and menu are somewhat disappointing. The staff seemed hurried and not very accommodating. There was no flexibility for simple requests in preparing menu items. The Paragon suffers by comparison with the consistently wonderful experience in all other areas of the Claremont.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Bar with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our first night we went to Paragon for drinks, and was rewarded with a great view of San Francisco bay & the Golden Gate bridge at sunset. They mix drinks really good. Bar food was yummy-- was crazy for their calamari and their garlic french fries. Really liked the jazz band that was playing Saturday night.

Visited August 2012
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Charlottesville, VA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Pleasant outdoor dining spot, good lunch fare!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Outdoor dining is main attraction here, if inside you'll be adjacent to bar which can be very crowded and noisy. Lunch menu is standard sandwich and salad fare, but well done and nicely presented. Have been here 3 times now and service has been up and down depending on number of tables in play. But food and ambiance always consistently good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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96 reviews 96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Exceptional ravioli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Expensive for what was served but it was well prepared

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suisun City, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“dry burger”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The server was very nice and if it was as busy I thing he would have given excellent service. He was the server, bartender and host. We ordered the burger with bacon and it was so dry and tasteless. Not sure what happen but I do not plan on returning to give it another shot. The burger was $16 dollars and I expected it to be juicy not dry.

Visited June 2012
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