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Julia's Restaurant, Berkeley, CA
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Julia's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1384 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Curbside Pick-Up
Tuesday - Saturday | 11:30am-5:30pm

Indoor Dining
Lunch
Wednesday - Saturday | 12pm-2pm

Dinner
Tuesday-Saturday | 5pm-7:30pm

Located on the second floor of the Berkeley City Club, a Julia Morgan Historic Hotel, Julia's boasts a beautiful over-sized fireplace, and ornate details true to Morgan's iconic Moorish Gothic architectural design.

Julia's offers an innovative, creative, contemporary approach to your dining experience and is inspired by local, organic, and seasonal ingredients.

Our diverse wine list complements our menu featuring wines carefully selected from regions around the world.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 848-7800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For large parties of up to 20 guests, please inquire at events@berkeleycityclub.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Events Department: (510) 280-1532

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Ellsworth Street

  • Parking details

    *For Curbside Pick-Up orders, simply pull up to the loading zone at the main entrance and call us to let you know you've arrived.There a no on-site guest parking at the Club. There is plenty of paid street parking and garages within walking distance.

  • Public transit

    Located inside the beautiful historic landmark Berkeley City Club, 10 Minute Walk from Downtown Berkeley BART Station, 1 Minute Walk from AC Transit Durant Ave-Ellsworth St Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Ambiance

  • East Bay

    Best Ambiance

  • East Bay

    Healthy

  • East Bay

    Good for special occasions

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  1. DM

    DaleM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely tea!
  2. DL

    DrLinD

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend out for her birthday lunch and we referred to our dining experience as being princesses atThe Castle’! Truly a high fine dining experience- service awesome, food artfully delicious and surrounding ambiance soothing and intimate. Just adore this place…
  3. F

    Fresh2table

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Julia's because: History of Julia Morgan -- famous architect and beautiful building. Two blocks from Zellerbach for great Cal Performances Food and service is excellent.
  4. b

    brandmd

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We love Julia’s. It’s our go-to for special days. And it’s always been spectacular: wonderful food, marvelous service, beautiful, intimate venue. Unfortunately, our last three visits have been disappointing. Servers are still wonderful but food arrives on a glacial schedule (even a simple salad took 25 minutes) and the presentation was really uneven. My main was beautifully prepared; my wife’s seemed thrown together. I really hope Julia’s finds its way back.
  5. DK

    DavidK

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room is a beautiful Julia Morgan masterpiece. We also loved our waiter. A real treat for New Year's eve.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful venue, both ambiance and food. a real treat for a pre-show meal.
  7. JW

    JoanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch at Julia's! On a cold winter day, the Croque Monsieur, served with delicious french fries and greens, hit the spot and the winter salad offered hidden treats and subtle dressing. A glass of bubbly French rose and nice roll completed our lunch. We are lucky: the beautiful Julia Morgan house is a hidden gem near the UC campus!
  8. HA

    HungryAcademic

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. It is fabulous in every way! Perfect!!
  9. DL

    DrLinD

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful lunch! Attentive staff, gorgeous atmosphere and delicious food. What more can one ask?! The butternut squash soup, the winter salad and the seared ahi tuna were all superbly prepared and presented. It was a fantastic celebration lunch!
  10. JH

    JulieH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambiance, food and service! Very creative menu and a nice quiet environment to talk. The building is beautiful, a very memorable special occasion restaurant.
  11. E

    Ellys

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Vegetarian dish was beautiful and diners loved it. My hamburger was mediocre
  12. S

    Ssaky

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us ate at Julia's last night. Everything was perfect. We spilt salads and each had an entrée - halibut, duck, ratatouille, and tuna. Everyone thought the food was delicious. Service was also much improved since earlier visits. We needed to leave by 6:20 to make it to the theater, and they got us out on time to the minute. Service was also pleasant and very accommodating. It is great to see this restaurant get better and better. Excited to go again.
  13. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful historic building and room. Excellent tea. Accompanying food stake and boring except maybe cucumber sandwich. Hot dogs on high tea tray? No scones. Just the ham and butter for them. One tray per 2 people so $70 for stale random food - not recommended.
  14. W

    Wineprincess4

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great tea on Tuesdays. The location, ambiance, food and cost can't be beat. This was the ideal place for friends yearly get together. If you live in the bay area and you love tea, this is the place to go.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Julia's was a delightful place to have a quiet lunch with a friend. Nicely spaced tables, high ceilings, gorgeous architecture all contribute to a sense of being in a pleasant retreat from the bustling world. Everything was delicious - the salad, main course and dessert all made with tasty, fresh ingredients, generously proportioned, beautifully plated, and offered by servers who make you feel at home. This place is a gem!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly wait staff. Presentation and flavor of the dishes is superb. Highly recommend.
  17. AS

    AprilS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, tasteful and high quality, especially perfectly cooked fish dishes (tuna and halibut at our table was delicious). Professional, nice service and plenty of space between tables for nice conversation.
  18. SS

    SharonS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food great, service very slow, room was very chilly
  19. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food continues to make us happy and we were glad to see our favorite waiter now recovered from an ankle fracture...the menu continues to reflect the seasons so it changes and everything is good, the quiet dining room lets us have great conversations and we will be back.
  20. GF

    GrantF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was delicious food. The chef knows what he or she is doing. My fish was super fresh and perfectly seasoned.
  21. FL

    FranL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Their French cuisine was superb. I had escargot and the pan-roasted halibut and the coconut brulee. All three were scrumptious. The ambience in front of the fireplace and the quiet atmosphere for conversations was a delight. There is no big sign of the restaurant in front of the building, but the front door is open. Just walk in and go to the second floor. Will definitely be back for celebrations
  22. RJ

    RobertJ

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dinner at Julia's. I had the duck breast which was perfect, although I envied my neighbors' lamb shanks. The coconut brulé was just right for dessert. For three courses with wine and coffee figure about $95.
  23. m

    micheleh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Alisha was very helpful and attentive to our service and presentation of food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service were outstanding! The food was also very good! Would highly recommend. Plan to return for dinner soon. :)
  25. NO

    NORM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Take all of my favorite friends to Julia’s…..if they have not been before or frequent it we are always pleased with the total ambiance, excellent food and service. N
  26. JP

    JoyceP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love this place; it is so elegant and food is excellent. Peaceful, quiet, and delicious.
  27. MF

    MsFish

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service and nice variety in lunch menu. A little pricey for what we got, so I guess this is a special occasion restaurant.
  28. M

    Mbk333

    San Francisco

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Luncheon for four ladies. We all ordered the superb quiche, which came with salad vinaigrette, sliced beets and yummu fries! Service was impeccable.
  29. RV

    RayVP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Restaurant is part of a historic building. The food was good, prices moderate to high, classic menu.
  30. KH

    KarenH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    My daughter and I had a good time in Julia's beautiful dining room; However, there are a few things that they need to get right. When I pay for a tea for two, I expect two of each sandwich. That was not the case. We had to share. There were only five small sandwiches. The sweets were ok but a little bit old. The teapots have spouts that don't pour properly, so the tea got all over the tablecloth! If they improve these things, I would try it again for sure. It really is a lovely place.
  31. e

    eastbayjohn

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is a gem of a restaurant in the beautiful Julia Morgan designed Berkeley City Club. Beautiful dining room and wonderful food. Short wine list, but contains many good values.
  32. DK

    DavidK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nicest place to eat in Bay Area. An architectural gem.
  33. MA

    MariaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Incredible setting. Impeccable service from Bella. Highly recommend!
  34. J

    Jondrea

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great food, but the service was inexcusably slow. Won't be back.
  35. MK

    MarinaK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This review is just for the tea service—very disappointing, especially at the price. The tiniest tea sandwiches I’d ever seen, adding up to probably less than one slice of bread for the entire $35 order. The scone was on the small side, too—but there were a ton of other pastries that we didn’t want (assorted danishes, macaroons, etc). This is not what I think anyone expects from an afternoon tea! There was jelly-like jam, and what looked like clotted cream tasted like cream cheese. The only great thing about this tea was the atmosphere—the beautiful dining room. (They don’t offer dining on the terrace for tea, and they don’t ask for proof of vaccination—but luckily there was plenty of social distancing in the spacious room.)
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely- Chef Anthony is fantastic. The ratatouille was sublime.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful old room and building. Very attentive service. We were there on a Saturday night. There was a wedding going on in another room. The dining room was about half full and quiet. Decent food. Good place to talk. Would go back.
  38. K

    Kimchi

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and ambience are excellent as usual.
  39. SF

    SFOSteve

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    I've long wanted to eat at this restaurant mainly to see the architecture of this Julia Morgan landmark. Indeed, it does not disappoint. It's a lovely building and an inviting dining room. The menu at lunch was what you might expect, and the execution of the dishes we had were good. Will it be good enough to prompt another visit? Perhaps for dinner if/when I'm back in that area. Service was seriously awful, requiring us to walk into the kitchen at one point to ask for a server. Bottom line: worth a visit for the architecture buffs and if you're not in a hurry.
  40. k

    katygale

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful Julia Morgan, period California building and room. Small number of white table-clothed tables well- spaced apart. However, dead flowers on table which I asked to be taken away, were not replaced. The entree choices were not extensive but creative. Vegetarian dishes featured as well. My lamb chops were delicious and prepared perfectly (medium rare). And my partner's TBone steak was juicy and tender. Unusual spices, preparations and ingredients which unfortunately our waitress could not explain. Google to the rescue. We aren't foodies. A good choice for a quiet adult dinner in the heart of the Berkeley scene. Dress code professed to be smart casual but on the night we were there no smart only casual. Also did not ask for proof of vaccination. Lamb chop special which I had was delicious

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Julia's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 848-7800.

Julia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Julia's Restaurant

2315 Durant Ave., 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ellsworth Street

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    *For Curbside Pick-Up orders, simply pull up to the loading zone at the main entrance and call us to let you know you've arrived.There a no on-site guest parking at the Club. There is plenty of paid street parking and garages within walking distance.

  • Public transit

    Located inside the beautiful historic landmark Berkeley City Club, 10 Minute Walk from Downtown Berkeley BART Station, 1 Minute Walk from AC Transit Durant Ave-Ellsworth St Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 848-7800

  • Private party facilities

    For large parties of up to 20 guests, please inquire at events@berkeleycityclub.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Events Department: (510) 280-1532

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