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About La Note Restaurant Provencal

La Note is an authentic Provençal restaurant in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere. The restaurant's owner won an award in excellence in 1998 for "outstanding storefront improvements" and rehabilitation of its beautiful 1875 building. The stunning interior patio is open April - October.

2377 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
French, Provencal

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00AM - 11:00AM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:30PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Durant Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 843-1525

Website:
http://www.lanoterestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Guitarist on Thursday evenings. Accordion on Friday evenings

Catering:
The entire patio is also available for private events of 25 and over. We offer Provencal platters in the spirit of our a la carte menu selections, beautifully presented for large groups. Delivery is not available unless special arrangements are made.

Parking Details:
http://www.downtownberkeley.org/index.php?option=com_directory&page=viewcat&catid=27&Itemid=39

Public Transit:
Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away

Private Party Facilities:
The entire patio is also available for private events of 18 or more for private events (seasonally). The entire restaurant is available to rent Mondays-Wednesdays. Thursdays-Saturdays, large dinner groups are available during main service (not a private event) for parties up to 40.

Private Party Contact:
Dorothée: (510) 843-1517

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

La Note Restaurant Provencal Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
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Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Enjoyed the cafe au lait and pastries. Home fries were incredible and didnt even need seasoning. All around great food.

Tags: Healthy, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Classic good French bistro fare. Always good. We come again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2017

I needed to lean all the way across the table to hear my friend when the guitarist played too loudly. It as unpleasant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Amazing tasting butter! French rustic, special for friend occasions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Charming French bistro with good food and generous portions. Not gourmet but nice atmosphere and good value.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I've been a fan of La Note for many years but was disappointed by my last meal. Short cuts were evident in the food quality and the servers were too busy to pay much attention. Salad Nicoise has really gone down hill and the main dishes were mediocre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our ladies lunch for 4 there was perfect. Enjoyed a bottle of wine with our entrees. Loved the cute, small, water pitchers on table. Great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

La Note is a great place any time. It is very popular so I recommend reservations. We had a particularly delicious breakfast with friends recently. The ginger pancakes are my particular favorite. Service was excellent anopd the hot coffee kept coming.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We loved this place, until our last visit. They have started charging a 20 % service charge on all orders, which is mandatory. So, their prices are actually 20 % higher than what is shown on the menu. I don't mind tipping, and don't mind paying a 20 % higher tab, but it should be reflected in the price on the menu. This new policy to me seems somewhat dishonest.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. It is very popular, however, and on a Saturday night is very full. The wait staff was stretched a little thin, so it is not some place to go for a quick bite - but a nice place to catch up with friends. Loved the bouillabaisse - full of scallops, shrimp and crab (along with mussels and fish). Salads and sandwiches looked good and the chicken was like a homemade creation. Save room for dessert - the profiteroles were great and very shareable. Overall a good value providing you're not in a hurry.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Good variety on menu. Good food and great service. We were not rushed and definitely look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

My only issue would be the 20% surcharge, I understand why they did it, however I think it would be better if they reflected that on their menu pricing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I love La Note. On this occasion my friend had the special, Lasagna de Courge, with butternut squash and sweet Italian sausage and I had a mussel dish that was spectacular -- served in a tomato, celery, bechamel, saffron sauce & topped with parmesan. Very thoughtful wait staff.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

As a longtime customer I can testify that the high quality of the food, service and charming atmosphere continues to please. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Server did not mention the specials of the day. She talked my wife into an entree that was mainly pastry filled with a little seafood - a very poor choice.
Service was slow.
Food nothing special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

No surprises, same menu as years before, very traditional.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Started off the Christmas weekend with a movie and dinner at La Note with the family. A perfect spot-homey, good food, warm and caring staff and a great value. Perfect start to a fun weekend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We came to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. Mentioned that on Open Table so was surprised no one acknowledged it. We love this restaurant and the food. First time for dinner there and it was plentiful and yummy. But must admit, I just love to have breakfast/brunch here. That's my fav!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I arrived just after they opened and was seated about last of the 6PM rush. Even so, the service was fairly prompt. The cauliflower soup and the beef stew (daube) over noodles were both excellent. The house red was fine. I look forward to trying other items.

The seating is like you might find in a country inn, and casual attire is the norm.

The bill does include a 20% gratuity for the staff. I left a little cash on the table for the server who was very efficient.

The noise level was not at the level of preventing conversations as mentioned in some other reviews. I certainly was not bothered by it.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2016

go for breakfast and lunch. catch dinner elsewhere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Wonderful warm French comfort food in a European atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Good food, good service, unpretentious, comfortable atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Live Music, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here. Wonderful location just blocks from UC Berkeley and Zellerback Theatre.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We had not been to La Note in several years, although it has been a favorite. We were glad to discover that it was still excellent, quiet enough to have conversation with friends, and with a cozy ambience. We will not be waiting as long to return this time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Reservation for 4 people at 8.15pm last Saturday. They were out of food more or less. The only thing left of the main courses was steak and chicken. Very average and service was rushed. Wine list very average too. Ordered the two most expensive bottles and it was like drinking a cheap Lambrusco. Not going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Everything about the experience was great. The food was delicious, the staff was lovely and very generous ( we got dessert on the house because one of our entree selections was out). The decor reminded me of the Paris my husband and I visited back in June. Definitely worth the hype.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was mediocre. Do not order the Nicoise salad with grilled tuna. Overcooked, dry. Served in a bowl, not on a plate. Worst one I've ever had. Other guest had beef stew, which was better, but not great.
They have added a 20% surcharge in lieu of tipping.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We were surprised and delighted by the authenticity and quality of the French cuisine. The food was delicious, the ambience quaint and lively, albeit on the noisy side.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2016

All around Great! Though the mandatory 20% added to the tab for everyone is annoying. That with the already high prices! But all the staff gets it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Food is fine; sevice is good. Noise level is horrendous. If you go, sit katty-corner (?) so you can hear each other. Never go with more than one other person

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food was average, but reasonable for the price. The tip of 20% was included on the check, but there was a recommendation to add another tip for the server. We found this to be a little dishonest. I either prefer leaving the tip or having the tip added to the price of the menu items like at Zazie in Cole Valley and like the restaurants in France.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I've enjoyed La Note for years and was happy to introduce some old friends to a local favorite of mine. They all commented on what a great meal we had together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2016

My favorite dish here is the slow cooked eggs with goat cheese for brunch/lunch. Well-trained staff.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

This was the second time we ate here in two weeks.I had the Neiman Ranch burger with grilled onions,mustard and very fresh salad.My drink was a sparkling pomegranate. The space was cozy .

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Good selection and tasty menu. Worth dining again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

I was a bit upset when they did not give me the table I had reserved (by the window) and seated us in the back corner of the room. The waiters were very friendly, though, and the food was formidable: Authentic, French dishes prepared with love!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Cute and delightful. The food was well priced, well prepared and good. Service was great. We'd definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Cosy, friendly, great service. The Pasta section was particularly good and my daub was extremely tender. My friend's ravioli was exquisite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Awesome breakfast and great coffee. Vibrant energy and great wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Great option for pre-show dinner at the Berkeley Rep.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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