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“Contemporary American in a Rustic Chateau”
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Adagia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

My husband and I got a recommendation for this rustic chateau on the edge of Berkeley campus as one of the only sit-down restaurants within walking distance of our hotel. The large dining room had a fire burning in the large fireplace and no background music. In our early 30's, we were by far the youngest patrons.

The menu, while limited, was all perfectly prepared. The chicken had crispy skin and a delicious sauce, and the garlic bread pudding was divine. My husband raved about the lamb burger and extra-crispy french fries. The pinot noir was quite good as well. We were underwhelmed by the minestrone, but the entrees more than made up for it. The desserts were intriguing (strawberry rhubarb ice cream), but we were too full.

The service was very attentive and knowledgeable, although the atmosphere felt a bit cavernous. Overall Adagia delivered more than we were expecting. Good choice for an easy dinner in Berkeley.

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3 - 7 of 10 reviews

Reviewed December 18, 2010

You are in a huge 1920's cavernous wood paneled room, with almost silent/whispering servers, and no background music. This sort of restaurant is extinct in America.
Small menu, but so fresh it's unbelievable. We had Moules that had been delivered from the dock as we were ordering dinner!
Despite its Trip Advisor rating as one of the best in Berkeley, it's very good value still.

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Reviewed July 31, 2010

One passes through a beautifully landscaped front yard then enters a gorgeous dining area with leaded glass windows and 2 story ceiling with wood beams. We had 8 in our party and ate in a private room right off of the main dining room. Service was great. The food (contemporary American) was excellent, locally sourced and organic. Wine was reasonably priced and the selection was more than sufficient.

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Thank AgentSmithDC
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

This is an ok place for lunch if you're visiting the Berkeley campus. It's right across from the law school. Food isn't all that inspired, but it's fine. Prices are on the high side. I assume that's because there aren't a lot of options in this category in the area.

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Reviewed February 15, 2009

great polenta & french onion soup!

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