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Best Californian Restaurants in El Cerrito


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A photo of Revival Bar+Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Berkeley
Booked 6 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 Babette restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Berkeley
Booked 22 times today
At Babette, the husband and wife team of Joan Ellis and Patrick Hooker, are in the kitchen preparing each plate to ensure that their vision and taste profile are translated to each diner. The attention to detail are evident in not only the food they make but also the ambience they have created. The interior of the restaurant is natural brick and the couple have chosen a rich color palette of deep blues and greens for the walls. An elegant chandelier hangs over a natural wood backed booth providing both a cozy and elegant feel to the room. Outside on the spacious patio, a magnificent redwood tree provides natural shade to the built in seating area and plants are abundant creating a lush, garden setting. Live music Brunches, New York style Pizza, unique Entrees and our famous Sicilian Lemon Almond Pistachio Cake are just a taste of what you will find at Babette. Warm and knowledgeable staff will make you feel like part of the family.
A photo of Study Hall Rooftop Lounge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Berkeley
Booked 16 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 Marina Seafood Dockside Patio restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Berkeley
Booked 9 times today
A warm and inviting waterfront seafood restaurant with a spacious parking lot. Water-facing windows along the sit-down–covered–dining room invite bay views and a true oceanside patio feel. An attractive full bar for marina-adjacent snacking and sipping. Locally crafted beers, creative combinations, approachable and relaxed atmosphere with a focus on hospitality and locally sourced ingredients, and an absolute commitment to quality.
A photo of Julia's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Berkeley
Booked 10 times today
Julia's Restaurant, named after the renowned architect who designed its historic location, is a delightful gem that serves sublime French cuisine. Nestled within the remarkable Julia Morgan building, the restaurant’s ambiance and decor offer a refined elegance that adds to its charm. Reviewers rave about the restaurant's mouthwatering dishes, particularly the duck breast, described as the best some have ever had, and the burrata. The French-inspired menu doesn’t disappoint, boasting exquisite dishes like escargot, pan-roasted halibut, and coconut brûlée. The restaurant's idyllic setting, excellent service, and high-quality dishes make it a preferred choice for special occasions and everyday fine dining experiences.
A photo of Assemble Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Richmond
Booked 1 time today
Anchored within the historic Richmond Marina neighborhood, with perhaps the most beautiful and inclusive views in the Bay Area, Assemble Kitchen offers a casual and approachable experience with a hint of history that both roots you to the present and takes you back in time. Assemble Kitchen has been wowing its patrons since it opened in February 2013. Located next to the spectacular Craneway Pavilion and adjacent the Rosie the Riveter Visitor’s center, our stylish industrial décor complements our modern menu of “re-tooled American classics.”
A photo of Boulevard restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 52 times today
Boulevard is a celebrated restaurant located in San Francisco, known for its exquisite Californian cuisine. It stands out for its exceptional service and beautifully served selections of food and wine. As various reviews note, Boulevard surprises customers with its "phenomenal food" and "creative experience from the chef". The food combines an "interesting", "beautifully served" selection of local Californian ingredients, with dishes like pork chops and heirloom tomato salad hailed as "incredible". Many reviews highlight the "gorgeously intimate decor", the view of the illuminated Bay Bridge, and the welcoming ambience. The restaurant also boasts an "interesting" wine list with excellent Californian wines. Recognized for maintaining "impeccably high standards", Boulevard has earned a reputation not only amongst locals but has also become a favourite spot for out-of-town guests.
A photo of Commis Dining Room restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Oakland
Booked 8 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 Cassava restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • North Beach
Booked 10 times today
Cassava, a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike, stands out in the realm of Californian cuisine. Patrons frequently applaud the restaurant's dedication to fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients, which are a key characteristic of Californian culinary tradition. The eatery particularly impresses with its carefully curated wine offerings and knowledgeable serving staff, who ensure seamless pairing of meals and drinks. Customers have compared dining at Cassava to renowned restaurants like Chez Panisse, yet argue that Cassava better represents current Californian cuisine, with their dynamic menu and the exceptional quality of food. The commitment of Cassava towards staff welfare and its endeavor in providing well-accommodating service further earn it high regard.
A photo of Commis Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Oakland
Booked 6 times today
With only 10 bar height chairs at the cocktail bar, the COMMIS BAR experience offers a fixed 4-course menu highlighting some the best seasonal Northern California ingredients through modern and classic cooking techniques. Diners at the bar are invited for 1.5 to 2 hours over the entire course of the meal with the shorter fixed menu compared to our full length DINING ROOM menu experience.
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