La Note Restaurant Provencal
Good neighborhood restaurantThe waitstaff is friendly, and the food is fine, especially in view of the relatively low prices. If you are looking for an informal dining experience with a pleasant atmosphere, I would recommend this restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BreakfastAnd I should know, I'm a cook in a breakfast joint. Egg plates are served with roasted potatoes, as opposed the fried ones you'll usually find, with garlic cloves still in their skin. Yum! Ouefs a le coq are amazing; 3 minute boiled eggs with little "soldiers" to dip in them. Nice ingredients such as farm fresh eggs and good goat cheese. Our waitress even had a French accent, which added to the feeling that we were in a cafe in Provence.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming Touch of the ContinentTo step into La Note is to be instantly transported into a charming up-scale Provencal bistro. You feel like you are in France. It's adorable, but with many modern touches. Framed French posters line the walls, countrified decor, French crockery abounds, but the bar area looks very modern. Sleek staff all in black. Awesome accordian player rounds off the atmosphere. Very good food, just as an aside! My date and I were utterly charmed.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Note Never DisappointsYet another wonderful lunch in the garden at La Note! My go-to place when out of town guests visit and want "a day in Berkeley."5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMtook my friend there for hertook my friend there for her birthday, the ambience was very nice and reminded us of provence, lovely 'country' décor and place service . Very friendly staff, excellent food! Definitely a must for those who enjoy 'country' flavor.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal restaurant -- great brunchAs a popular hang out, this place can get crowded and a so it can be a little noisy. But despite the crowd the place has a relaxed, casual quality. The food is homey. The omelet was fluffy, the pancakes were light.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time IThis is the second time I have been at this restaurant in the last year. I love the food. The service is very good and everyone worked to make it a great experience. When i mentioned that we needed to leave to get to the theater we had our bill in about one minute.
I like the ambience. It has a cozy, and friendly feeling. I would go again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Note is an adorable restaurantLa Note is an adorable restaurant with delicious food. I especially love the assiette de crudites and the feuillete Saint Jacques.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA reliable restaurant thatA reliable restaurant that I have now returned to multiple times. During summer months when the outdoor area is open, you feel transported to a very different place, somewhere in Provence. The daily specials provide some variety for those who seek alternatives to the regular menu, although I confess that I am a creature of habit and more often than not tend towards a very limited number of dishes that I enjoy. The wine list includes some Kermit Lynch selections, and I have enjoyed those that I have tried. The wine selections are somewhat limited but good. Service varies. I have from time to time felt forgotten out on the patio, but other times was well attended to. Do try the generously portioned creme brûlée for dessert.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dining experience withLovely dining experience with a small menu of French provincial dishes which were very good. I enjoyed a hearty bowl of ratatouille and sausage. Service is good and the atmosphere is vibrant.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service trumps noiseAlthough the hostess had given away our reservation just before we arrived, we had to wait only about 10 minutes in the very crowded restaurant. But my ratatouille with poached eggs was heavenly, and each of my three companions had excellent food, too...ham and cheese sandwich, nicoise salad on a roll, and an omelet. Very noisy place; difficult to hold a conversation. But thorough, polite and fast service made it a good experience. I will definitely return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMStep into a Paris BistroDining at La Note feels like you stepped into an authentic Parisian Bistro. The atmosphere--right down to the accordionist--is oh-so-French, as is the food. Rich, and delicious. A lively crowd, and incredibly diverse, from college kids to people in their 80s. Our waitress struck just the right note of solicitousness. We'd go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at La Note hits theThe food at La Note hits the perfect balance of traditional French with a creative twist that blends but doesn't overwhelm the dish you expected to receive. The lemon vinaigrette is that ideal salad dressing that most restaurants can't seem to find. The chicken salad was the best I have ever tasted - starting with the quality of the chicken and just the right mix of herbs.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMpetit déjeuner c'est merveilleuxI've been shouting from the roof tops for years that La Note has my favorite breakfast in Berkeley. I just love how you feel transported. For lunch I'd rather go to their sister outfit, Cafe Clem just a few blocks away. At some point I'll try dinner. But until then: Cote Est. Eggs, pancake and homefries (or Bacon if your diet permits). How can you go wrong? Especially with homefries filled with roasted garlic cloves. Yum, yum, yum, yum.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy breakfast at La Note wasMy breakfast at La Note was the best breakfast I have had anywhere in years. Everything was great - food, staff, timeliness, presentation, ambiance. I wish I lived in Berkeley - I would go back first chance I got. My wife and two daughters were with me and none of us could stop commenting on how satisfying our experience at La Note was.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM