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Bistro Liaison

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1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865 (Hearst)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Oakland, California
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287 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to go for reliable steak frites, or other French classics. Both the food and the interior are authentic, one feels as though one has been transported to Paris. Good spot for before or after theater.

Thank Thomas V
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We could only have lunch here on our recent trip, but lunced her 2x becuse it was sooo wonderful: food, service, location, friendliness, everything.

Thank courtneymcglynn
Bay Area, California
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A bit pricey for lunch but oh my gosh! Felt like I was back in Paris!! Wish I could have ordered a bottle of Bordeaux and sat for a couple hours.....another time. Until then, I'll dream of the rich, delicious beef bourguignon they serve - YUM!!!! Huge pieces of meat that fell apart with a touch of my fork -... More 

Thank CruisenFamily
Lafayette, California, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I am not disappointed when I return to this all time favorite. We were a party of 4, arriving at 5, so no problem w/st parking or getting a table. All were pleased with the service, wine (Côte d'Rhone), Boeuf Bourguignons, Salade Nicoise (perfection), Ratatouille, side of spinach (salty), even the sweet butter and asst breads were delic. Serving portions... More 

Thank Roberta Y
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

went to eat as we were looking for another place that was closed and we saw this place and just went in. the onion soup was real French style (ON wine and not WITH wine) but a bit strong, my soup of the day was good. the main courses were OK. quite expensive for what we add.

Thank Shaikidon
Santiago, Chile
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The place was packed and noisy, which gave it a parisian atmosphere. There was live music and a nice menu with three courses and wine.

Thank Federico V
Berkeley, California
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

on bastille day this restaurant offers a special prix fixe (two choices in each category as well as vegetarian options) and live music...it is a bit noisy but very celebratory (although this night a bit sober after the news from France). Food is excellent and generous, music is very French, service is attentive. We go here every year on bastille... More 

Thank janetperlman
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Perfect food, perfect service, perfect price, perfect location. We tried grilled artichoke, lamb and salmon. Vine also perfect.

Thank Ebru F
Concord, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Very good service! Food very good. Must have had the nicest table in the restaurant - really enjoyed my visit. Overall, having said how wonderful the food and service was, I think my take-away was how comfortable and easy this place made me feel.

Thank The_Rabbit_55
Hunterdon County
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

For fabulous authentic French food, Bistro Liaison is a must. They offer a pre-fixe theatre menu for early birders but we opted for the a la carte menu - they have fabulously prepared PEI mussels in a white wine broth that is quite wonderful. A friend and I shared their cheese and bacon tart - a little rich but perfection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
  • Public Transportation: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-849-2155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?