Julia's Restaurant

4.6
1274 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Curbside Pick-Up
Tuesday - Saturday | 11:30am-5:30pm

Indoor Dining
Wednesday - Saturday | 12pm-2pm, 5pm-7:30pm

Executive Chef Fabrice Marcon

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1274 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique building with fantastic architectural features.

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GOliverP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service excellent, could be a bit quieter.

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vipbruce
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a wonderful quiet meal for lunch on a Saturday, almost a private dining experience.

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LaurieG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to be in not only an historic place (the Julia Morgan designed Berkeley City Club from 1929) but to be in a "real" restaurant environment (table cloths, candles, nice wait staff, soft music and very delicious dining with dishes that were both classic and inventive and a French Chef. It's a throwback of the very best kind. We also had lunch there and the sunlight streaming in the windows during the day was nice too, And lunch seemed an especially good value. We are talking about going once a month to have this experience on a regular basis.

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GOliverP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quietest place to dine in Berkeley. Excellent ambience.

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SusanL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Julia's altho' I live nearby. Excellent service with beautifully presented and prepared food. Servings not overwhelming but filling. The elegant but unfussy interiors of Julia Morgan's architecture is calming and soothing. Service was excellent - prompt, attentive but not bothersome. Tables spaced far apart in spacious dining area; no need to worry about fellow diners being too close. I will definitely return ...and soon.

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OritK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful special, old fashioned experience, we all loved it

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vipBarbaraM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love the room and service was good. Food had potential but was significantly under spiced and salted. Not up to previous meals we have had there.

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JohnB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia's is one of a kind. If you have never been there. You should make a reservation and go there for a wonderful dining experience.

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vipcgc94705
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. An absolute gem with a great chef and wonderful staff.

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ThomasE
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chef Marcon uses the freshest ingredients he can get. Delicious dinner.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and delicious food. Well worth the visit to experience Old Berkeley.

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JoanC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace setting, lovely service, and absolutely top quality French menu all created an idyllic lunch!

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sandiloo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was fabulous! Service was excellent! Unfortunately, there was a Very Loud party down the hallway. 100-200 people dancing and screaming with extremely loud DJ music throughout our entire dinner. They didn't even close the doors to help mitigate the sound. I could barely hear my husband as we tried to converse during our meal. I don't think we will go there again.

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vipnancys
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Building is near Berkeley university. Some of the experience getting there was visually sad w/ homeless in tents and all. The building is notable with its great 1800 structure. Lunch menu put us not inside with the buildings beauty but on a sad cement tented area. Menu lacked any choices of flavor for a veggie diet. Quiche was dry and severed with dry French fries. Burrata cheese was great as an appie. Service person was delightful... Wish we could have been seated inside with the old features not the sad outside surrounding buildings near campus. Not going back.

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vipPulpTechie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant that doesn't seat a lot of people which makes it feel special. Wait staff were very helpful and always available. The food was delicious and the portions were surprisingly generous. Walk around the amazing Julia Morgan building and check out the pool.

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RoxanneC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthdsy

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SaraO
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We are members of the City Club so eat there frequently. Last night, after I ordered the steak medium rare, it came gray all the way through. After a second try, it was barely pink and the potatoes came back cold. I was very disappointed in the main course. The service, however was excellent and our waitress did her best to accommodate my disappointment. Based on this experience, I would not recommend the restaurant, although this is the first time I have been disappointed in the food.

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vipRebeccaP
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is always attentive and timely. Food is very good. And the restaurant location feels like a old world elegant dining room

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Enjoysfinefood
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both fish dishes were creative, nice presentation, tasty.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing! You have to go if you have never been.

Beautiful architecture, staff was great and the food was delicious. Recommend the duck! Wow. Best meal out in a long time.

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vipSheilaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia’s is one of the outstanding
Dining experiences in the Bay Area!

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KennethW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sauces that Chef Marcon prepared were especially delicious.
The setting is beautiful and calming. The tables are far apart and the
staff are very careful with precautions. A great choice in these troubled
times.

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vipRebeccaP
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, both fish dishes had the perfect sauce. Ceviche was so good.

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JoanC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open terrace lunch was wonderful, delicious, and above all safe for everyone!

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vipverx
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh ingredients. Simple prep and presentation. Friendly and competent service. Very limited menu on Wed evening but still enough variety. Very pleasant experience in an architectural gem. Not your average dinner out.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out with the tomato, carrot and corn soup and our entree was the wild salmon entree with fresh tomatoes and cooked green beans. To say the least the meal was delicious. The service was impeccible and eating on the outside terrace was a lovely treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed the food, service and the ambience, excellent value for a very fine evening eat -out with the love one !

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viptoms
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful French food from a classically trained French born chef. Hard to find this type of food today. Good prices.

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Augie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It feels like the place is just getting its bearings back after a long COVID isolation. New staff (at least to us), somewhat under-experienced, but very well-intended and make up for any lacks with great attitude. The food was surprisingly so-so: things were rather bland. Perhaps that was us. But, again, compared to pre-COVID, we were disappointed. The ambience is elegant and quiet and so I would go there even just for that, and hope things bump up to previous levels.

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Claudia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch on the Terrace of this beautiful historic building. The food was excellent and service exemplary.

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vipwilma
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food delicious and nice outdoor setting. The service was friendly by a bit slow and amateurish. She never refilled our wine glasses and never asked if we wanted dessert.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

the food continues to be fabulous but the service is a bit slow; felt safe at the urban picnic with lots of space between tables. will continue to be patrons there.

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victorial
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful building. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck breast I have ever had in a restaurant.

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JanetR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lassen fish lacked flavor ; I think a sauce accompanying it may have been forgotten by the server. The salad was perfect !

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Randall
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. Portions were adequate. Waitress was pleasant & very helpful in dish selections. Her service added to the dinner's ambiance. Tables were sufficiently spaced apart. I appreciated them adding a birthday candle with the dessert.

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SaraO
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor picnic dinner at Julia's is socially distanced, with a limited menu. The atmosphere is pleasant (Berkeley City Club upper terrace) and the food is very good. It can be chilly of a Berkeley evening.

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MariyaD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way! Great service, great food, great location

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vipVictoria
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since start of the pandemic. Delighted to see some old friends and to find the excellent fare still excellent.

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 1274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.