Serving Lunch and Dinner, the culinary staff is innovative, creative, and offers a contemporary approach to your dining experience, inspired by local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Our diverse wine list complements our menu featuring wines carefully selected from regions around the world.
The staff’s warm, attentive and flexible service allows us to accommodate almost every type and size event for corporate and social gatherings.
Great food, wonderful service, fantastic architecture and presence. We really enjoyed it.
Excellent service, usually very good food -- I am happy to eat, whether lunch or dinner, at Julia's.
First time at Julia’s in years and it did not disappoint.
The Berkeley city club is an architectural treasure, and it is wonderful that a high-quality resterant is inside! This is a wonderful place for a special occasion as the noise level is very subdued. We ordered the two vegetarian lunches, small scrumptious salads, delectable small desserts. Great place!
Had a delicious lunch in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Well done!
I love this restaurant for it's French authentic cuisine while also incorporating local, delicious ingredients. It's a place my father would love being Alsatian. I always have a fantastic meal and the service and scenery is perfect. It stands out to me in a city that goes too fast and furious.
Set in the beautiful Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club, the restaurant is quiet, very elegant, with attentive service and several choices of perfectly flavored dishes (including a few vegetarian choices) and even a prix-fix dinner (3 courses) for $38. There is a full bar next door and a nice (slightly pricey) wine list. Reservations suggested for weekends. We dined here before the theater and the server made sure we could get out in plenty of time: Everything was lovely!
I always enjoy lunch at the City Club. Limited menu, but what they produce is well made. This time I had the Croque Monsieur, one of my favorites on the menu.
Tries too hard to be gourmet! Overly rich food in strange combinations.
Special 70 th birthday luncheon at a real grown up restaurant. I love this place so much that I held my 70th birthday party there. The ambiance is lovely and the staff so sweet! The food is delicious and the architecture just amazing
This was a birthday dinner. We ordered Mojitos “up” which took almost a half an hour to come to tha table. Had to send them back as too tart. The fixed drink was still too tart and after sending back again the bartender said that he did not have the right ingredients for the drink so end of cocktails! For being such a small space the service was spotty. The food was good so with a little direction I think this place could be great in all categories.
I have eaten at Julia's many times. My food was very good but my companion was very disappointed with the salad she ordered, she liked the salad verte and pasta main course I ordered, more. So for whatever reason the food was not entirely up to previous visits. Regardless I would go there and try it again . The Berkeley City Club where Julia's is located is a beautiful historic building.
very good food. sightly older crowd-- not quite "cool" atmosphere, but the food over rode everything else
Lovely place but they NEED to address their lighting problems. It's harsh, ugly LED lighting. It's all bare-bulb lighting from a few fixtures. Even within the restrictions of a historic building they can still find ways to address this. It's such a big deal.
Comfortable ambience, excellent service, delicious food from appetizers and entrees all the way to dessert!
Excellent service! We will be back.
Julia's Restaurant remains one of my favorite restaurants. I continue to enjoy the food and ambience, but I think that the noise level is high, often too high.
dinner before watching the show in zellerbach hall parking was quick they seated us for 25 minutes we got settled and order quick food arrived quick n hot. good service and very attentive, neighborhood gem. will comeback sooon
Gorgeous building, lovely dining room, and excellent service. Potato-leek soup with truffle creme fraiche tasted more like broth than any of those things. Salad was over-dressed. Desserts were a bit better. Definitely worth a visit for the ambiance, but I was hoping for more from the food.
Excellent waitress and food/wine were perfect!
Of all the places we considered for a birthday dinner, Julia's had by far the best atmosphere; not only is it in an attractive room in a beautiful historic building, it is the least crowded restaurant room we've been to, with plenty of space between tables. The service was very good, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food we were served (one dish of sole, one of pasta, which we shared, plus servings of soup, extra vegetables and two desserts, a dark chocolate pot de creme with nicely caramelized banana slices and a surprisingly interesting white chocolate pudding). The only slight disappointment was the pinot noir, which was drinkable but not very good (it's always hard to find a good pinot noir). We might not go there soon again, because there are so many excellent special occasion restaurants in Berkeley, but we would definitely consider it and recommend it to friends.
A wonderful restaurant in every way.
We have always enjoyed dining at Julia's. The food and service do not disappoint and the setting is elegant. We often go before our concerts at Zellerbach (Cal Performances). This meal kept that tradition alive. The food and service were good and it was a really nice dining experience.
Absolutely great place to take your loved ones to surprise them with an incredible environment
This old charming setting is always lovely to visit. It’s quiet, the food is always reliably good and there are always creative new dishes to try. Excellent Pinot Noir with a wintery pasta dish. Ask we could easily hear each others’ conversation without noise around us. It is a quiet place for dinner which we greatly appreciate. The service is always courteous, friendly and unobtrusive.
Open the front door to the City Club and you step back in time to an era of civility and grace. We enjoyed our experience once again dining at Julia’s. A lovely setting unlike any other in Berkeley. Chef has been impressing us with delicious dinners. Always a vegetarian option. An experience to treasure for sure. Can’t wait to come back!
Beautiful Thanksgiving Eve Buffet. Exquisite and creative food options. Quiet, cozy and warm atmosphere. Our server was attentive and right there when we needed her. Overall a wonderful experience for me and my folks!
Thank you for the delightful Beaujolais Day menu and wonderful Beaujolais Nouveau!
The food at Julia's will satisfy those who long for truly French cuisine of days gone by — updated and California-ized a bit, but still très française. The setting, in one of the early 20th century architect Julia Morgan's most iconic buildings, her "little castle," the Berkeley City Club (which should be on every architectural tour of the Bay Area), is romantic and formal to an extent rarely found on the West Coast. Service is friendly but somewhat chaotic and slow (slow enough that we didn't get to try the classic French dessert menu, alas).
Julia’s does a lot of things well for a premier restaurant amongst the greats of Berkeley like Chez Panisse or Rivoli, but their menu selection leaves me wanting more. Their seasonal menu items with seasonal meats and vegetables are promising. So much so I had my wedding reception here.
Excellent wine selections. The mushroom pate is worth it.
I would never select their small plates. The nuts aren’t worth being on the menu.
It’s a great place with a nice ambiance that makes you feel at home. The food is delicious and flavorful without a heavy palette. Perfect for a more intimate dinner with a small group.
Beautiful, quiet setting with fresh and healthful, tasty food. I love this place when I want a relaxed meal with friends.
The food was good but the service was very slow. The dining room is spacious, tables are not pushed right up next to each other, and it's quiet enough to carry on a conversation.
Everything was perfect.
Gorgeous venue at Julia Morgan's 'castle' with good food for very reasonable prices. Lovely for a special date.
As usual we had a great dinner at Julia’s. I had the sole and my wife had beef stew, both perfectly prepared. The chef even came by to introduce himself. A lovely evening.
Excellent fish and duck entrees, also vegan/veg choice. Good wine and beer selection. Also adjacent cocktail/small plate lounge. Quiet and intimate.
We love dining there prior to seeing a Central Works theater production.
We had another delightful dining experience at Julia’s. Our server, Saroeun, was highly professional, very knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive. Also, warm and personable. We had a chance to chat with chef Fabrice Marcon, who is highly skilled and deeply familiar with the range of locally sourced ingedients which characterize his style of cuisine. His passion for cooking is contagious and is clearly reflected in all the dishes he so lovingly creates. Can’t wait for our next visit!
We came to Julia’s mostly to see the building and to celebrate with an anniversary lunch. I thought the service was slow and not very attentive and it was strange that I had to request ice in my room temperature water. I could barely eat half of my lunch - spinach/mushroom crepe - huge burrito size crepe of slimy spinach with wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in very tart dressing. My husband had salmon tartine which he liked. There was nothing special about the very overpriced food.
Food was outstanding/ Two of our party had the steak which was juicy and tender. One person had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. The desserts were also a hit. We will definitely return.