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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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Tollhouse, Ca.
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73 reviews
51 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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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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54 reviews
35 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 134 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
Crockett, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here because my wife has wanted to for quite awhile & her aunt was visiting. She talkEd all wee of getting oysters & her aunt said " I was told once to never get oysters in a month with no R in it& I made that mistake recently". They ended up with the corned beef hash & I... More 

Thank Teri N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped for lunch on our way back from Sonoma to the Oakland airport, and sure glad we did. We were fairly early on a Sunday, so the noise level was acceptable, but still pretty loud! We had a most interesting corned beef hash, with lumps of corned beef, not the normal fine grind of the meat, with a perfectly... More 

Thank Ken W

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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
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?