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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The food was fantastic (love those string fries!). Problems came when we asked (ahead of time, mind you) for the check to be split. He tried three times and never got it right. We finally just paid and left.

Thank ShannonD525
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I visited Paragon on a recent stay at The Claremont. I was seated quickly and that was the end of good service. While waiting for my waiter, I checked out reviews on TripAdvisor and realized my experience was not unique. So, if you decide to...More

Thank Nubiangyrl
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The restaurant has a nice outdoor eating area. I ate there twice; once I had a salad and another time I had a burger with fries. Both times the food and the service was great. The prices are a little bit pricey for what youbget...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This restaurant has a great ambiance. We went on a Friday night and it was very busy. They had a live band who looked like a group of high schoolers but they played well. Our group ordered appetizers and drinks and the drinks were good...More

Thank NTC214
Reviewed June 13, 2013

There are some great things about this restaurant: it's pleasing to the eye, the views are amazing and the outdoor seating is fantastic on warm days. The service is attentive and some of the food is great: the ahi tataki was quite good, as were...More

Thank BuffCrone
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Had a private graduation party in the Panorama Room. Awesome! All our guests loved it. thanks to the General Manager for making sure all was well. He checked in numerous times!

Thank suef33
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I'm not a big fan of hotel restaurants, but here I was. This is the "cheaper" of the two Claremont restaurants, but you can easily spend $50-75 a person for a meal. You can get a not-overpriced hamburger for not so much. But I tried...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Our friends from Berkeley suggested we meet here for lunch after our flight in from the east coast. The Paragon is nestled in the hills of Berkeley and combines sophistication with a welcoming atmosphere. Our group ranged in age from 12 to 80 and the...More

Thank TWS-804
Reviewed May 16, 2013

At the Paragon we spent to days experiencing excellent Service, great cocktails and cuisine!. The view is breathtaking and ambiance is relaxed and friendly.

Thank Alannah C
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We decided to come to Paragon to celebrate a special birthday. Three of us usually meet every other month for lunch at a more ordinary restaurant but wanted to do something special. We got what we were looking for: elegance, a view and really good...More

Thank YayoNorCal
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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
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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