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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.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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
$30 and under
Live Guitarist on Thursday evenings. Accordion on Friday evenings
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.
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
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
La Note Restaurant Provencal Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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