A rep from each winery will be on-hand during dinner service to answer any questions you may have and offer helpful information on tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
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.
Serving Lunch, Dinner, and Saturday Brunch/Afternoon Tea, the culinary staff 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.
Excellent vegan option!
Beautiful Julia Morgan building alone makes this a special place
Food is good, not life-changing, as was service.
Such a beautiful environment and delicious food
Perfect place to dine. Quiet, delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
We chose Julia's because it was reported to be quiet, and we wanted a venue for quiet conversation. Julia's filled the bill very well, in a lovely room with excellent traditional French cuisine food.
Guests should be told that for admission to the restaurant itself, it is necessary to ring the bell outside the entry door to the Berkeley Club.
An older-style place, Julia's is a lovely spot for a pre-show dinner near UC campus. Salads were fresh and interesting; the fish entree (halibut?) was lovely; cauliflower cake entree interesting and satisfying. Wine list is good. Service a bit slow but gets the job done.
Super ambiance and food. Very elegant yet warm and friendly atmosphere.
Julia's just gets better and better each time we go there. I ti now our go to French restaurant in the East Bay. Beautiful setting and quite which is a rarity in the Bay Area these days. Try the chicken liver pate. Delicious! I could live on it alone.
The dinner was bizarre, and we see no reason ever to return to Julia's. We'd been attracted to this restaurant because its head chef is a Maître Cuisinier de France, an elite association that numbers a couple of hundred top chefs in France and, here in the U.S., such luminaries as Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert in New York and Gerald Hirigoyen and Roland Passot in SF. The menu, however, immediately struck us as composed of unimaginative standard dishes, not really restaurant food but more bistro food. We were also dumbfounded and somewhat amused by the spelling errors in the French names of a couple of items. (Did the French head chef bother to read the printed menus?) One first course, with tiny ravioli, was actually tasty; the other was an uninspiring salad of the sort one could quickly assemble oneself. The main courses were disappointing, halfway between what might be served in a decent but undistinguished brasserie and what might be served in a French school cafeteria. The pork loin was not only unevenly cooked but also slightly overcooked (undoubtedly not done slowly sous vide), with the outer parts somewhat tough and chewy. The steak was OK but its sauce had an off-taste; it was supposed to be served with a persillade but that component was overwhelmed by addition of a third-rate bordelaise, seemingly thickened with flour. One chocolate dessert could have been by Danone, from a refrigerated supermarket shelf; the other was a lemon tart with a slightly overcooked pastry shell and a slightly undercooked and runny lemony crème anglaise. It was hard for us to believe that a Maître Cuisinier de France had anything to do with this food; it was in no way worthy of this association. Service was friendly, reasonably attentive, but not particularly knowledgeable. The Julia Morgan building is indeed worth seeing, but the ambiance of the restaurant reminded us of one in an assisted-living institution.
Our party of four loved our dinner here. It is a very cozy space in a beautiful historic building, very atmospheric, but with slightly uncomfortable chairs. The food was beautifully prepared and presented - 4 different main courses all were winners. I was a little let down by dessert - my pot de creme was intensely chocolately but its texture was a little grainy. The service was well-timed, not intrusive, and they let us linger and talk without guilt. We plan to return.
Well prepared, nice presentation but TOO MUCH SALT was used. ugh. and it's unhealthy
If old school style dining in a castle is your thing then this is the place to be. We checked in for the restaurant week prix fixe menu and thought it was pretty good. The steak frites was perfectly cooked, the pot de creme was the perfect texture, while the crisp lettuce salad was a poorly composed creation.
Nice restaurant with beautiful interior design. The food was solid but a little overpriced
Julia's had a lovely old world feel. Food was delicious and the service was quite attentive.
Not surprisingly, our evening at Julia’s was a hit all around. It started with the warm and professional greeting from Fe, the Maitresse D’, who all evening displayed a commitment to her role as a member of a smoothly functioning team of servers and others. Then, of course, there was our server, Serouen, who did not disappoint. She is consistently attentive without intruding, amusing with out over-stepping, efficient without rushing the diners. A true gem. And the entire team in that room were remarkable as we observed them attending to the dozen or so tables of diners with smoothness and decorum. Finally, Chef Marcon’s Berkeley Restaurant Week’s Prix Fixe menu was remarkable. Every course was delicious, from the leek and potato soup (smooth, creamy, but not overly so), to the steak frites and pork tenderloin (both of them cooked to perfection), and finally to the chocolate mousse (be still my heart!) and the lemon tarte (and be still MY heart, too!). The accompanying libations were right on target. This restaurant continues to do everything right!! We’ll be back very soon!
Eating at Julia’s is worth it for the ambiance and the fabulous setting.
Staff attentive, all food excellent, and good, substantial portions, which impressed me too; we go to restaurant week every year, to a different restaurant, and this was the best one yet.
Wonderful evening with small group– wanted a quiet place that facilitated conversation in a special environment with good food and beverage...
I expect Restaurant Week to feature GOOD food at an enticing price. Last year, it was so good I went 3 times, bringing my friends. This year the special menu had nothing worth eating, so I had a steak - ok, but the fries were cold. The bread was nicely heated with good butter. My friend also found nothing worthwhile on the special menu. Disappointing.
We had a really delicious three course meal in an amazing historic building. For us, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Julia's Restaurant is one of best restaurant in Berkeley in terms of setting, ambiance and decor. This is one of the reasons mu husband and I like to dine there. There food good but the selection is a bit too limited.
Have been at Julia's many times before and service and food was excellent. Maybe the chef has changed, but its not the french touch it used to have.
Always a a treat to eat at Julia’s. The food is always excellent and the surroundings majestic.
Amazing Brunch! Definitely will stop by again for tea. Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, and a great brunch!
A quiet ambiance with very good food that is not overly spiced. The service was also very good. I would definitely recommend this gastronomically conservative venue to my fellow seniors.
Julia's is a wonderful place to take visitors -- the history of Julia Morgan, the furnishings that complement the architecture are stunning and provide a look into the big money days of that era.
Food is good, service is very consistent. We were at lunch on a very quiet day and it was just a pleasure.
The food is very delicious and creative. The ambiance is perfect for conversation! There is nothing that
compares to enjoying the architecture of Julia Morgan while dining!
Julia's is the perfect for a luncheon or dinner with a friend you'd like to share special time and conversation with. The staff makes sure we have uninterrupted time as we enjoy the delicious food, atmosphere and company.
We think the sole is the best item on the menu, though the duck is also outstanding.
Julia’s is in a lovely space and the food is excellent. You can hear yourselves talk! The service was attentive. We had a wonderful dinner.
Loved the high tea
Gorgeous Settings . Great ambiance and service. Lunch menu is restrictive and food quality is average. But still recommend for meeting with friends.
Great. Enjoyed the dinner with great friends
Its like eating the best classic french food in a Hearst Castle setting
love the food!
As usual, the entire experience was wonderful. We were there with two friends and were seated, at my request, at a table that would be served by Seroeun. As usual, she was wonderful. The quality of the food and the presentation of the dishes is lovely. We were disappointed that, although it was a Friday, there was no piano music from the bar. But that didn’t mean that we and our friends couldn’t spend several hours talking and laughing uninterrupted. Will return soon!!
Good brunch - the french toast is excellent but the spinach omelette is just their previous lunch crepe filling wrapped in egg beaters instead of being wrapped in a crepe. Service this time was a bit slower than usual.
Beautiful surroundings - the room and spaces throughout building are lovely. The wait staff is excellent. The food was good but not outstanding. The choices were limited. The space is very quiet and affords good conversation.
This is a step back in time to an elegant dining room with beautiful ambiance. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.
Always a pleasure to dine at Julia's. Our service Thursday was outstanding, and the food, as usual, was as tasty and beautiful as the surroundings.
I always enjoy Julia's Restaurant -- good food, nice ambience. Also, I often take a friend there or meet up with friends.