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La Fable
La Fable

La Fable Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (510) 849-9995
  • Hours of Operation:

    Daily: 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday and Saturday evening

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vine Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Fable
A French Restaurant located in Berkeley, California.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This is becoming more and more popular for good authentic French food at good prices, nice atmosphere, friendly owners and staff, nice light though the windows, cheery, above average food on top of that. Go there often, one of those "go to" places. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I had my girlfriend over, and we loved it! There were not that many people eating on a Saturday night, so it was really pleasant and quiet, we had a great, romantic evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very very slow service. It seemed that they are extremely understaffed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Overall food was great, except certain sauces for the food was not served with the food ( I think they just forgot it). I love the caesar's salad, just perfect. The entrees were great too and so goes with dessert --- great macaroons and profitoles. I would surely go back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem tucked away off the beaten path. There are very few quality brunch places in the area that take online reservations, luckily this is one of them. The food is always wonderful. The service is a touch slow, but it's because they are always busy. The food is top notch, and not very expensive. It's a nice open space, my group got to enjoy watching the rain while we drank hot coffee. The city parking meters outside are weird, they only seem to give you about 20 minutes a time (yes, I pushed all the buttons). We'll definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "this is a welcoming space with great outdoor seating on upstairs deck as well as downstairs in the shared courtyard. Service was attentive and there was none of the loud music others have mentioned. The salad (Caesar) was very good, just the right amount of dressing, crisp romaine (though cut, not torn); boeuf bourguinon was tasty and a satisfying portion. It was also served at the right temperature (hot). The rack of lamb was somewhat disappointing as it was lukewarm,, verging on cold, by the time it arrived at the table. Also, at the price, I had expected the chops to be a little more substantial. Would love to return and try for lunch or breakfast."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Thanks for making an excellent croque monsieur! It's something that is difficult to find these days in the Bay Area. In addition, theEeggs Benedict were also quite good. We'll return for brunch in the future."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This open spacious and friendly venue was a pleasing destination on a rainy night. There weren't many other diners, which says either people hadn't discovered it yet, or the neighbors expect more. The bar was lively with patrons watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics. The penne pasta with pesto, sun dried tomatoes and a few prawns was good comfort food. My dining partner's entree was scallops with tomato sauce, but it was more like tomato paste without the seasoning. The vegetable gratin was very good though. The wine list descriptions gave a grape and region of France - in French, but the French don't use a single grape in their wines and the only thing the waiter could tell me was that he likes red with everything - obnoxious."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Fresh and delicious salad,tasty satisfying pasta. very pleasant ambience and thoughtful service. a real find in a neighborhood that has lots of good places to eat."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "If you must go to this restaurant, be sure to find out if music is on the menu.....deafening live music that ruined an already dubious dinner. We were seated promptly but it took 45 minutes for bread to appear and a hour and 15 minutes for our food to arrive. And when it did arrive, it was only mediocre. The setting is very attractive, the prices are modest and our waiter was apologetic, but the evening was not a hit. I regret having to give such a negative review but we regretted setting foot in La Fable."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Charming, light filled spaced with great food. If you're looking for an authentic croque monsieur, look no further. This one's terrific."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Oh la lah, the lamb chops were perfect, the zucchini side was fabulously light, the drinks were of a good size, and the music and posters gave a warm ambiance to a girls night out at the theater."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "La Fable revamped their menu and improved many items...the File Mignon has 2 options for butter (yummy). The lamb chops are served with couscous and on the night that we attended, they served an excellent zucchini gratin. I also tried the goat cheese salad - excellent."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had a group dinner of 20 people. Every meal and drink arrived on time, very attentive staff and the food was very delicious. Will come back here for sure."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This restaurant can be good and it can be mediocre. The owner is very nice and it is close to our home, which is nice. We have had a couple of mediocre to bad food there and will try it again as we would like to see it exceed."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I loved their roof top patio area and the food was great! The location is a bit further from the main Berkeley craziness so that was also really refreshing. We will definitely be back here with our pup and for more of the bread basket! Good coffee too!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Have eaten here multiple times. Great food. Attentive service, and great atmosphere. Also kid friendly!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "La Fable is a much more pleasant restaurant than its predecessor. It's bright, clean, and inviting. I had a tasty filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, delicious zucchini gratin, and a nicely-dressed salad of baby greens for a very reasonable price. My partner had a salad of baby greens (which could have had a bit more dressing, but less is better than overdressed), shrimp with a lovely pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Relatively newly opened, it's a neighborhood gem. In one week I went for lunch and for dinner (different days.) The cheese plate had very 5 generous servings of ripe and tasty cheese choices. We easily shared the Cesar salad. The onion soup was rich and delicious. Beef Bourguigon super tender with just about the best mashed potatoes I've tasted. Good wait staff. Moderately priced for repeat business. I'll be back."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Looks like a new fun spot for brunches...excellent French style omelets and cheese...the only way I like omelets and cheese. =Looking forward to other experiences, like lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Loved the hot tea presentation! Service was a bit slow, but it could have been an exception -- not the rule. Definately a chick restaurant -- a fabulous place to meet a friend or two for lunch."
    Dined on 8/3/2013