ZUT! On Fourth
works for usMy wife and I go to Zut regularly. The food is fresh and prepared well. From their fish dishes to their hamburgers, to their artisan pizzas, they never miss. The wait staff are consistently knowledgeable about the wine and have made good wine with food pairings a high percentage of the time. I always enjoy one their specialty cocktails to start. The Maltese is a crowd favorite. Until next time Zut.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMZut! scores againFantastic service. Roasted beet salad was excellent. Altogether a good time, as always.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain and againBeen here a few times and once again had a fantastic meal. Can't say much for the host. Don't know his name but he needs to get a personality. Didn't hurt our meal though. Will go back again amd again. I do miss the pork riblet app that they took off the menu!. Take a friend or a date or just stop by for a great meal. If it's cold, and you want to sit outside , they have heaters outside.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointment!I always look forward to going to Zut, and they have never let me down. Everything on the menu I have tried is terrific, but the brussel sprouts are a knockout! The service is great, and even when they are slow, the waitstaff is apologetic and keeps you happy. Each time I go I think to myself, "I should come here more often."5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took customers for dinnerWe took customers for dinner and happened to be there while ZUT was serving their spring tasting menu, it was fantastic!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI mentioned in my notes thereI mentioned in my notes there would be an infant with us and they had a table ready with extra room. Great lunch. Will be back! Thanks Zut!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have fun at ZutWe always have fun at Zut on Fourth. It's our special place to meet with friends or celebrate an occasion. the food, drinks, music and atmosphere are quite special.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, fun, outdoor seating perfectFun pretty place with nice area to sit outdoors. Food was good not fantastic. Disappointed that web menu wasn't updated as what we were looking forward to ordering. Will try again though.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and friendly staffWe celebrated my husbands and sons birthday. They accommodates us with preparing a special birthday cake and corking a bottle of wine we brought. The food was good with a Mediterranean twist. The staff was friendly, prompt and had good food suggestions. A great dining option.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Can onlyLove this place. Can only eat here once in a while because it is very expensive. I eat food here I wouldn't normally eat (spare ribs, brussel sprouts) because I know it will taste amazing. The flavors are bold. Had to ask for bread. Not sure if I liked that or not. I think we should be served bread since the meals are so expensive but I did eat more of my meal because I didn't fill up on bread.
My favorite item is the Point Reyes Blue Pizza. Yum.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Hit!Wonderful food and service. We loved the tempura fava beans,the grilled asparagus,lamb meatballs,and petrale sole. Good wine pairings too. Our only complaint is the noise level which was extremely high.Conversation at our table was a struggle. However,now that we know that,we'll be ready. We'll be back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great new experienceThis was a great new experience for us in the East bay. If you are careful in the seating even the noise level is not a factor. Service was the best.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places whether with two or twenty. Fabby!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMcgbeserkelyExcellent salade nicoise for lunch Tables filled quickly at 12n on a Wednesday; definitely make a reservation. Sound manageable enough to comfortably hear conversation at my table for two.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was sunny and peacefulIt was sunny and peaceful and most importantly quiet.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable restaurant inComfortable restaurant in the trendy 4th Street area of Berkeley. Good selection of delicious food, casual atmosphere and with great service!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food on FourthZut is great for flavorful food. Many of us older folk can't hear well in these noisy trendy places, but the waitress got us a table in the quietest area. Quiet being relative. I enjoy relaxing with a friend after some fun Fourth Street shopping.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here severalWe have been here several times and have never been disappointed This time was no exception. Super delicious food I a fun vibrant environment.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite Berkeley restaurant!The food was out-of-this-world! Especially the fried brussels sprouts and mushroom risotto. Everything was fairly priced and the atmosphere was spectacular. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the service, which was a bit slow. But it was a busy Friday night and it was actually ok because we didn't feel rushed. I can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious - my vegetarianDelicious - my vegetarian friend LOVED the beet salad and the red quinoa dish. My grilled aparagus was seasoned the best I've ever had and the fish served with spinach was delicious. Only negative comment was that the side serving of roast potato was too dry. But overall a DELICIOUS meal, good wine, and a great find to be on 4th St. in Berkely!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything I've had here hasEverything I've had here has been delicious. Good service, nice atmosphere. One of my regular spots in Berkeley.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food and serviceConsistently good food and service. Friendly wait staff. High noise level in the enclosed patio, so if you want quiet ask to be seated in the bar area if you're there for lunch.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and our bartender,Great food and our bartender, Danny made us amazing cocktails. Will most definitely be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal&Organic&GoodExcellent organic local gourmet food at reasonable prices3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really like Zut and wouldWe really like Zut and would heartily recommend it. I'm a tough grader so 5 stars is hard to come by ;-) I'm not a fan of small children in restaurants, at least not in the ones where you can drop $100 for 2 people. Next time I'll go later in the evening - after 8pm - as the kids seem to have been gone by then.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the brussel sprouts atLove the brussel sprouts at Zut! I order them every time. The beet salad is also terrific, fresh mint adds a nice contrast.
I ordered the salade nicoise with seared ahi for the first time - the salad greens weren't as nice as the rest of the composition, but overall my experience was still praiseworthy. The service is consistently attentive. Nice atmosphere here- rooms are abuzz with conversation and exude contentment from the moment you walk in. Highly recommended!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningZut! is great!! We had a wonderful meal (the beet salad not to be missed)- the waiter Calvin was really terrific - must mention the dessert too - Blood Orange cake with olive oil and creme fraiche - delicious! Thank you Zut! for a memorable meal - it was our 22nd anniversary and we couldn't have made a better choice!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGirlPower LuncheonOut for a quick GirlPower luncheon w/two of my BFFs. Great food (fried brussels sprout & riblets were my favorites) and a nice day to be in the sun room w/the wonderful mural and skylight! Perfect waitstaff... all is well, good day out w/the girls.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought an out of town friendBrought an out of town friend and we really enjoyed it. We shared the Brussels sprouts to start...the best I have ever had. Really crispy on the outside and just the right crunch. Waiter Luke was great! Had yummy fresh salads and great chocolate dessert. Enjoyed a glass of Pinot with lunch which was outstanding. Highly recommend this place1/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has real potentialwith just a little bit of tweaking: The decor is fine but the room is loud. The hostess was welcoming, the waiter was efficient, but we had to ask for H2O refill. Cocktails were good. The basic ingredients were fresh, but each dish had just a little something missing. The frito misto veggies were sliced so thin you couldn't tell the butternut squash from the fennel, but the batter was light and not greasy. The lettuce, fig and pine nut salad was a nice combo, but it was overdressed. The chorizo stuffing in the squid was overprocessed almost to dog food texture, but the lemony kale under it was lovely. The blue cheese caramelized onion pizza needed something to balance the overpowering blue cheese flavor, but the thin crust was very good.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the petrale sole!Zut! always does a fine job on our great local petrale --the beautiful presentation adds to the pleasure. Lamb chops with the wild rice-spinach side were very good. Desserts are not the best but better than average, altho coffee is poorly done. Service is good, occasionally erratic, but the real draw is the dining room itself. This was the old Eccolo space and it is one of the handsomest DRs in the EBay; we're glad they kept it mostly intact. Coming at Xmas was magical with the 4th St. holiday lights, everything was lovely!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM