Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. East Bay
  5. Berkeley
Julia's Restaurant, Berkeley, CA

Julia's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1348 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 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

Popular dishes

What 1,348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Best Ambiance

  • East Bay

    Romantic

Sort by

Filters

  1. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    133 reviews

    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    we remain bog fans of julia's , ice food, great pacing, quiet atmosphere and in the beautiful berkeley city club' we will be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining in a beautiful room. Tuna was spectacular!
  3. FH

    FranH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Perfect place for special celebration Beautiful. Light. Quiet enough to talk. Coffee perfect. And I would come for the piano anytime. Lovely!!!
  4. JJ

    JohnJ

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Julia’s was perfect.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the food and service very much!
  6. LM

    LouisvilleMary

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit in your beautiful restaurant, we live out of state. While the food and ambiance was the driving force for our visit having Maria assist us with our dining experience made our evening top notch.
  7. B

    Brian

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very helpful host and a unique and historic dining space. There was a concert at the nearby Greek amphitheater so a bit busy, and waiter was challenged. The French food is very good and plentiful, and they have a French-inspired wine list. We usually start our out-of-town guests here as we venture into the east Bay.
  8. NH

    NancyH

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corn soup, ahi and T-bone were all perfect. They even serve warm rolls and soft butter. Could not have asked for a more attentive server. Prices, for the area, were good
  9. CG

    CurtisG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was simply the best dinner we have had in 3 years. The food was incredible and reasonably priced, but the service was above and beyond any expectations. They truly made us feel special for my fathers birthday without being overbearing. Afterwards we explored the grounds and it is simply a delightful old building filled with history and grandeur.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My friend loved the atmosphere which was why I brought her. The food was good but not so good that I would return for those particular dishes. We ordered salad with Chicken. It was a strange combination of radish, beet and canned mandarin oranges. Apples would have been a better choice in my opinion. I will return but will try something different. Wait staff are very nice and attentive.
  11. c

    cgc94705

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed everything very much but felt that the service was somewhat rushed. This is probably the result of staffing issues. In any case, the staff were very friendly. The food was great and we really enjoyed the vegan additions to the menu!!
  12. KW

    KennethW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely luncheon birthday celebration, with good selection of vegetarian dishes for the family, and delicious corn soup and French lunchtime specialties, reminding us of years in Paris.
  13. h

    happyeater

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Julia's Kitchen was superb in every way. We had one of the best meals out that we've had in a long, long time. The food was fresh, creative, delicious and well presented. The City Club building is a jewel. The setting could not have been more festive or special. Service was prompt, attentive, and friendly. We felt very welcome there.
  14. B

    Brian

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting, helpful wait staff, very good French bistro-plus menu. Our visitors and we had a delightful dinner. Merci
  15. LG

    LaurieG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! It is a beautiful room with not only furnishings from the 1920s but the ambiance we used to love about restaurants now so often disappearing. We were able to sit in the bar area with a cocktail before having to rush to our reservation... there were table cloths, candles, fresh flowers and actual printed menus (no need to scan a QR code or order on the phone... ). A helpful waitstaff and the food was delicious and so attractively displayed. We were able to have a nice LONG birthday dinner and the room was quiet enough for good conversation. Looking forward to a return ...and soon!
  16. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Our waiter (Mark) was very helpful and engaging.
  17. JN

    JohnN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good (loved the risotto!), attentive service, and of course the best ambience you could ask for.
  18. LI

    LoveItaly

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem! We had an impromptu celebration and we were able to snag the last table for the evening. It was a wonderful dinner. We had drinks at the bar because we found parking in Berkeley!!! Yay! The appetizer was a delicious and complex plate with salad and corniches. The baguette was crisp yet soft. The house made fig jam was not too sweet and paired well with the pate. What a treat! I had the duck breast which was a perfect medium-rare served with a complex nutty pilaf that have a fresh twist to the lighter orange sauce. The orange segments were a welcome acid to the dish. The braised red cabbage had a crisp bite. Absolutely amazing. The pea risotto was sumptuous and fresh all at once. The fresh English peas and mushrooms were delectable. The quality of the risotto which was Al dente and the expert preparation was simple and elegant. Dessert was the gluten-free upside down apple cake with homemade crème fraiche and caramel sauce. It was light and satisfying while being complex. The texture was perfect. Our celebration was made more special by our server, Mark. He and another server staffed the whole room and assisted with diners at the bar adjacent to the dining room. Mark made a great wine pairing suggestion for our entrees and we were delighted that he is studying history at CAL as I had many years ago. A fantastic meal and evening.
  19. M

    Mapuche

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The risotto was rather too salty. Blah blah blah.
  20. F

    Foodlover57

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious relaxing dinner to catch up with a longtime friend who is visiting San Francisco Bay Area after relocating to the east coast. She had never been to Julia's before and was dazzled by the duck entree, the architecture of the Julia Morgan building and the wonderful service.
  21. C

    Chezdoggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Interesting twist on French bistro food because of the setting in the second floor great room of the Berkeley City Club. High ceiling and very quiet room though it wasn’t at full capacity on a Saturday night. Due to so many Covid closings I was motivated to write my first OT review and promote good food when encountered. Nice traditional butter lettuce salad with toasted walnuts and thin sliced radish. Duck breast sauced on bed of purple cabbage with complex brown rice was nice entree for me. Place is only three years old and needs your support. Service was spotty due to brand new waiter (still learning) but didn’t detract from solid food execution and the ability to have an undistracted conversation.
  22. P

    Phil

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met with friends for another enjoyable meal at Julia’s. As one of our party put it, great food, professional service, and nice space…what’s not to enjoy?
  23. MU

    MarcyU

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the architecture to the menu, Julia’s excels. Beautifully plated and delicious food. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
  24. y

    yolsgaard

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a special dinner for our daughter who turned 40. Julia’s met every expectation and hope that we had. Not only were they helpful when we needed to add a guest, their corkage allowed us to bring a special bottle that we have been saving for her. We thought the food was perfectly prepared. We had the Burrata, the Pate, two duck breasts, the Petrale sole, the pea risotto, and the steelhead salmon. They got the fish so perfectly. Crispy on the outside and perfectly moist and cooked just right on the inside. The sides were delicious and care was taken with fresh ingredients and not just an afterthought. It was a luxurious evening for us, the service, the ambiance, the decor and the loveliness of a Julia Ward building with even the furniture matching. I went to Mills College and our dorm (Ethel Moore) dining room had the same architect and decor. One of my guests said it was like eating at Hogwarts. Hogwarts and French Cuisine isn’t such a bad idea! We will be back!
  25. CK

    ChadK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sole with fava beans was delicious! So were the cocktails.
  26. LJ

    LindaJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner with great service at Julia’s then downstairs to the Central Works production of Dreaming in Cuban. A great evening!
  27. N

    Nadine

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Would be nicer if the menu changed once in a while, though.
  28. e

    eastbayjohn

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a beautiful setting. Wait staff was excellent.
  29. DW

    DennisW

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service , food and drinks were exceptional. We had the cheese plate and escargot to start. Everyone's meals were great we had steaks, sole and risotto and all were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  30. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julia's delivers again with delicious food in a quiet setting with plenty of ventilation so that we feel safe and the service is delightful and helpful too!
  31. SD

    SusanD

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch!
  32. M

    Mbk333

    San Francisco

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining. Steak, rack of lamb, and petrale sole perfect and with lovely presentstion. Gem lettuce salad ample and escargot particularly delicious.
  33. LC

    LaCreme

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely setting. Food was ok to good. The duck was over cooked. There was literally 1 minute between us finishing our starter and them serving our main. The dessert was supposedly a crème brûlée but without much of a brûlée at all. Overall, ok experience but was expecting much more given past reviews.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved this spot! Not only is this history of the building really fascinating, the service was wonderful. Great for a date night, pretty quiet so not somewhere I’d go with a big loud group by any means. Really enjoyed the spring menu, the risotto and buratta were delicious. Definitely recommend anyone going there especially for a date night or nice occasion.
  35. IM

    ImmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice setting for a special occasion ( my partner’s birthday). The setting is very beautiful and the food very tasty. Just a little pricey so not a everyday restaurant for sure. I will go back for the next special occasion
  36. RK

    RaemeK

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The pea risotto was amazing! I feel like bar should offer more local wines and spirits but other than that, it was very good.
  37. SD

    SusanD

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our wedding here. Such a grand, elegant and cozy restaurant- all in one! The food is exceptional!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    336 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    336 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We love the building and the dining room as well as all of the public rooms, but the food was old-fashioned and pretty ordinary for the prices they command; however, for a large celebration where everyone can have a decent conversation, this is venue cannot be beat. My husband enjoyed the escargot and his fish more than I liked my meal (which I can't even remember). Service was nice but unremarkable. I appreciate this historic and civilized setting, and would come again despite my review.
  39. JC

    JeffC

    Louisville

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Touted to be a classic food experience, but the food was ho-hum at best.
  40. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always love the food and atmosphere and service at julia's

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 4.7 stars by 1348 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo