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Best American Restaurants in Berkeley


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A photo of Study Hall Rooftop Lounge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Berkeley
Booked 12 times today
The Study Hall Rooftop Lounge in Berkeley is celebrated for its high-quality Asian cuisine. The restaurant has earned a reputation for its fantastic food and creative cocktails, with customers praising the quality and flavor of dishes and drinks. Many reviews rave about the amazing view of the skyline, making this venue an ideal choice not just for its culinary offerings but also for its breathtaking sights. Despite some critics suggesting the menu could be more extensive, others argue that the plates are "perfectly portioned" and the food is "awesome". Moreover, the welcoming and warm atmosphere, accented by terrific and attentive service, has led patrons to return multiple times. The restaurant's ability to cater to large groups efficiently and the “courteous, helpful, and friendly staff” contribute to its appeal. Overall, The Study Hall Rooftop Lounge is a must-visit for lovers of Asian cuisine.
A photo of Revival Bar+Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Berkeley
Booked 18 times today
Revival Bar+Kitchen located in Berkeley, California, is a haven for food lovers. The restaurant's inventive and delicious dishes reflect the creativity of California cuisine. It is particularly commended for its salads and pizzas, house-made sausage, and delightful burgers with fries. The menu also features excellent selections like the braised short rib with polenta, vegan paella, and a whole range of cocktails. Revival has also garnered attention for its friendly and attentive service, making it a top choice for group dinners and special occasions. As many reviewers noted, the atmosphere is vibrant and fun, and the restaurant is dedicated to maintaining high-quality service even during busy periods. Overall, the Revival Bar+Kitchen exemplifies the fine dining experience that Californian cuisine has to offer.
A photo of Creekwood Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Berkeley
Booked 15 times today
Creekwood Restaurant, found in Berkeley, has consistently impressed its patrons with its exquisite Italian cooking, imbued with a unique west coast flair. The restaurant has received glowing reviews, with meals such as the Italian sausage pizza, burrata, meatballs, and cameroni mentioned as particularly unforgettable. It's not simply the food that's won over customers, but also the exceptional service. One review described the experience as 'dining in a friend's home', highlighting the restaurant's warm and inviting atmosphere. From special celebrations to casual outings, Creekwood Restaurant has proven itself as one of the finest Italian cuisine spots in Berkeley, ensuring every patron leaves satisfied with their dining experience.
A photo of ACRE Kitchen and Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 38 times today
Acre is acclaimed for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, blending traditional flavors with a unique twist. The restaurant's atmosphere is praised for its modern, clean, yet warm ambiance. Its location near the BART station provides easy access for diners. According to reviews, Acre provides personalized services, with servers going the extra mile to learn about their customers. Menu highlights include the cavatelli pasta, truffle-infused dishes, the ribeye steak, and the risotto with kumquat. The restaurant is also commended for its creative approach to serving familiar dishes, such as hummus served with special yogurt pita. It is not only the quality of food but also the attentive service and the friendly ambience that sets Acre apart as a stellar dining experience.
A photo of Juanita & Maude restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Albany
Booked 23 times today
Juanita & Maude, located in the vibrant East Bay, stands as a culinary gem of exceptional American cuisine. Garnering rave reviews from the locals, it is celebrated for its inventive and fresh seasonal menu. Reviewers laud the restaurant's ability to present a harmonious blend of traditional and innovatively creative dishes, while reflecting the diversity of an American society. The incorporation of various ethnic ingredients into classic dishes has elevated the dining experience, making it a worthy contender in the region. Their excellent service, attention to quality, and the unique ambiance make it a favorite among patrons, placing it among the top three restaurants in the Bay Area.
A photo of Claremont Lobby Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Berkeley
Claremont Lobby Bar, cherished for its High Tea on special days like New Year's, embodies the essence of good American cuisine. According to its patrons, both the delectable food and exceptional service stand as paragons of quality, comparable to the best tea services across the United States. The ambiance further elevates the dining experience, leading to an unsurpassed blend of cuisine and comfort. The Claremont Lobby Bar, therefore, provides a remarkable culinary experience, firmly rooting itself in the rich tapestry of American dining experiences.
A photo of Cafenated Coffee Company restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Berkeley
Cafenated Coffee Company is a renowned destination for café cuisine enthusiasts. Customers heap praise on the establishment for its delectable food options, specifically mentioning the salmon toast and avocado eggs Benedict as perfect choices for brunch. The reviews attest to the delightful and diverse menu that satisfies a wide range of palates. Moreover, the restaurant's friendly and attentive staff contribute to the overall delightful vibe, further enhancing the dining experience. The beautiful garden setting complements the sumptuous meals, creating an idyllic ambiance for special moments. Cafenated Coffee Company is a must-visit, offering not just delicious food but an amazing service, promising a memorable culinary journey.
A photo of Skates on the Bay restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Berkeley
Booked 60 times today
With captivating views of the Bay, 'Skates on the Bay' has established itself as a premier destination for seafood lovers, providing an outstanding dining experience. The restaurant has earned glowing reviews for its superior service, wonderful ambience, and excellent seafood cuisine. Guests frequently commend the gorgeous bay view, which is particularly enchanting during sunset. Many have highlighted dishes like the Seafood Trio, BBQ Shrimp with grits, and the fresh Seafood Louis, and desserts like the Caramel Cheesecake, as exceptionally delicious. Polite and attentive staff add to the memorable experience at Skates, making it a beloved choice for both special occasions and everyday dining.
A photo of Commis Dining Room restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Oakland
Booked 7 times today
Commis in Oakland is a Two-Star Michelin rated fine dining restaurant by James Beard Foundation Nominated Chef James Syhabout that serves a multi-course Tasting Menu.Diners at Commis are invited to linger for 2.5 to 3 hours over an multi-course meal in a warm, comfortable and relaxing dining room appointed by glowing glass light pendants, dark furniture, bare walnut tables, dim lit candles and floral arrangements. Delivered by the attentive service staff and sommeliers, the cuisine of Commis showcases some of the best Northern California ingredients that are in season through modern and classic cooking techniques. The cuisine aims to bridge the flavors, textures and temperatures of the East and West with every course with the intention to excite and satisfy.
A photo of Smokin Woods BBQ restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Oakland
Smokin Woods BBQ comes highly recommended for its outstanding barbecue cuisine. As echoed in numerous reviews, the restaurant is renowned for its particularly flavoursome and tender Ribs and Brisket, with claims suggesting it serves 'probably the best brisket' to be found locally; truly a testament to their expertise in barbecue. Despite occasional mentions of noise levels and service speed, patrons consistently comment on the delicious food and commend the staff for their friendliness and great service. The outdoor seating and vibrant atmosphere, combined with their expertly prepared barbecue, make Smokin Woods BBQ a beloved location for both its food and overall experience.

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Discover best American restaurants in Berkeley

Discover the vibrant American dining scene in Berkeley, located in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay. Renowned for its diverse and high-quality restaurant offerings, Berkeley presents an array of American culinary experiences that cater to every palate. From traditional American comfort foods to innovative dishes that blend local ingredients with international flair, each restaurant in Berkeley showcases a commitment to freshness, quality, and creativity. Patrons can expect to find meticulously prepared meals, ranging from exquisite seafood to classic café delights, all served in atmospheres that range from the modern and elegant to the cozy and inviting. Along with a strong focus on using locally-sourced ingredients, these establishments pride themselves on exceptional service and a welcoming ambiance, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every visitor. Whether you're a local or a tourist, Berkeley’s American restaurants offer a slice of culinary excellence that reflects the rich gastronomic culture of the region.

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