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Cafe Rouge

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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711 (Hearst St)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed 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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Oakland, California, United States
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place which offers a "meat bar" should have good meat to offer for dinner, and this place does. Penne with bacon and cranberry beans might not be an immediate choice, but it was excellent.

Thank OaklandVisit2r
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My experiences with Cafe Rouge have ranged from good to very good to excellent. The service is always terrific. Some of the dishes are just more successful than others. This restaurant specializes in meat. Whenever they have duck on the menu, order it. It is the best. The chef seems to like cooking beans, which is fine by me. The... More 

Thank Sam H
Piedmont, California
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260 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had a very disappointing family dinner here one night last month. What can you say about a place that completely runs out of bread early in the dinner hour? The fish choice on the menu was also unavailable, a real disappointment since at least 3 of our 7 diners were ready to order the fish. I chose the hamburger... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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200 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 Travelingbear1000
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?