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La Note Restaurant Provencal

4.1
948 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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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
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Phone number
(510) 843-1525
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What 948 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband liked his beef stew order but I hated my scallop and shrimp in crusty pastry. Large service fee of 20% which included only a partial tip was unexpected, but I was told many restaurants are doing that. Service was great and it has a nice ambiance. I just ordered wrong thing. Breakfasts are outstanding here.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Such a charming and delicious spot. It felt like we were in paris

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful spot and wonderful experience! Great service, delightful ambiance, yummy food. This is the most charming, lovely little bistro. I live in the food mecca that is wine country and would give anything for a spot like this close to home!

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Jesteating (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Chicken dish was rather dry & butternut, sausage, veg lasagne had mashed potatoe texture. Otherwise, appetizer & pasta dishes were good. Very tentative service.

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meagain (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was fine. Service was fine. Owner was incredibly rude. She aggressively wanted us to change tables 2/3 of the way through our meal to accommodate a group of her friends. It left a really bad taste. Very impolite.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Went with girlfriend for dinner before a movie. A little pricier than usual for me, but definitely worth it.

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cupertinoGuy (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

La Note is a real gem. Ambiance enhanced by an accordian player playing romantic music in the background, great wait staff, scrumptious food, reasonable prices. Great for a date or to share a meal with friends of family.

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LivingLifeOutLoud (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

Delightful place with very authentic French food. The mussels were amazing and my date highly recommended the “steak frites”. Will definitely return.

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RossinisDishwasher (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

First time at La Note, chosen for its convenient location near Cal Performances at Zellerbach! Very good food indeed by the standards of the south campus restaurants. Seems to be a 'hang out' for local people a little older than students. Friendly and prompt service. Comfortably scruffy. When we arrived, the noise level was moderate despite the tuneless strumming of a guitarist at the side of the room. However, by the time we were actually eating, the noise was somewhat distressing; we could converse only by speaking very loudly as everybody else was doing. Restaurant noise is destroying the restaurant dining experience in the USA; we've just come home from three weeks in Spain and Italy, and we can testify that even crowded restaurants do not need to be painfully noisy.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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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
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Cross street
Durant Ave
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(510) 843-1525
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Entertainment
Live Guitarist on Thursday evenings. Accordion on Friday evenings
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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.
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Parking details
http://www.downtownberkeley.org/index.php?option=com_directory&page=viewcat&catid=27&Itemid=39
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Public transit
Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
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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.
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Private party contact
Dorothée: (510) 843-1517
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine