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Paragon Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
+1 510-549-8585
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Mar 3, 2016
“Best view in the Bay Area for lunch”
Feb 26, 2016
“Paying for the Claremont premium”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Italian
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

Menu is varied and food well prepared. Servers are attentive. Can't beat the view of the Ciry and tha Bay.

Thank Kathie B
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Ate with a group. Fantastic service. Food was presented very nicely. That being said, food was more sizzle than steak. High priced without being amazing great. Portions not great.

Thank rebrophy
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Love Paragon. A nice retreat from the city. Beautiful cocktails, great grilled cheeses, and service is usually attentive. Great for an afternoon drink on the terrace, overlooking the city. Would recommend on a clear afternoon!

1  Thank IlanaG18
Reviewed July 18, 2015

Services where OK, drinks where good but higher priced as comparable places. It is the only place to go in the area.

Thank JPWV
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good retreat for a light bite and wine. Roof top view of Berkeley, tennis courts and the bay beyond when the fog lifts.

Thank TravelBee108
Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Paragon is a relaxing place for an evening meal. Tables are well spaced, and the view across the bay is gorgeous. The menu is fairly creative and everything was pretty well executed. My salmon entree came with fresh peas and their tendrils, which were...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed. We waited over 1 hour for our cheese dish appetizer on a Thursday evening. The waiter forgot to bring out our appetizer. They fired up our burger after the app was serve. They comped our app, but just wasn't enough. With a bottle...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We received our wine in a timely manner, however our water, bread and cheese plate took an hour, dinner took even longer. Not returning anytime soon!

1  Thank Ann K
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a lunch time meal and was impressed with the setting, if the weather is good there is an outdoor seating area with fantastic views over the Bay. Service was good and the food arrived quickly and was enjoyed by all on our...More

Thank GrumB
Reviewed April 27, 2015

My niece took me there for Brunch to celebrate an early Mother's Day. The wait staff were very pleasant. Great variety of food, and it was really good. I appreciated the desert table, it was more a tasting than regular size deserts and that was...More

Thank Portage48
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$40 - $60
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit, 1 mi. from Rockridge BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-8585
  • E-mail
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.
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