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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711 (Hearst St)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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Santa Clarita, California
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179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is always great. I usually get the burger but the salads are all wonderful and the cocktails are fabulous too. This latest visit was the first where it was super crowded and loud. I usually love that it is rather calm. But, that didn't change the quality of the food.

Thank 259emilye
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat lunch, and occasionally dinner, at Café Rouge on a regular basis. The food is always good, as is the service, and it is a very pleasant room to be in. Salads are good, burgers are terrific, great skinny fries, etc. I had a pork chop yesterday that was delicious. I am disappointed it's not on Open Table so... More 

Thank DHG48
Tollhouse, Ca.
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

4th Street in Berkeley is a mecca for dinning, shopping ... the good life. We had a mid afternoon break for wine and house made curry cips. We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. Wine list was varied and both our wines were good. The chips were good, but I never tasted the curry.

Thank gdr23
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and I were on a leisurely walk on 4th Street today and thought it would be great to stop at Cafe Rouge for a drink and snack. We approached the front door and were unsure if we should wait outside for a table or go inside. Two waiters walked by us without any acknowledgement . I went inside... More 

Thank Nancy L
Tucson, Arizona
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We went in the early afternoon, between lunch and dinner, so the restaurant was not very busy. I had the chicken salad with apples, cheese, and pecans...very good. My husband had the sausage sandwich and he also liked it. Nice place and fun environment. We would go back.

Thank IndyGoldie60
Berkeley, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rouge had great food but could hardly appreciate it after waiting to be seated 30 minutes after our reservation and another hour before we got our food. A friend with us said he had terrible service on his last visit. Berkeley has great food elsewhere with good service.

Thank fillymay1
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I had not been to cafe rouge in more than a year and I was really disappointed with every aspect of the restaurant. The service was awful! We had to almost trip our server to get his attention. The wrong salad was brought to our table and the server never seemed to get it right. The lamb ordered by one... More 

Thank Jennifer H
La Jolla, California
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

SUMMARY: Watch for hidden charges DETAILS: Enjoyed the experience until I got my bill. Got charged by the glass for soda water from the bar tap (this is typically either free or free refills in this area). They also add an additional service charge for the kitchen. I was advised that they picked this custom up from restaurants in San... More 

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

In this restaurant you have to order carefully. We have been coming here for over 20 years, and can usually get something our guests can eat, but, as tonight, it always fails to meet what those of us who live here would expect. For example, tonight I ordered the rockfish, and the piece of fish I got was mostly lateral... More 

Thank GAnn_10
Sonora, California
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285 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Had the nicoise salad here and it was pretty good. Overall like the place but I didn't get to try much this visit. It looks like you can count on the food from what I saw and tasted. Wines by the glass good if a little pricey.

Thank William F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
French, American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
    (Hearst St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-1440

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