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Bistro Liaison

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1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865 (Hearst)
+1 510-849-2155
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Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real French bistro with very tasty food that's nicely presented. No refills of drinks but we did get a 10% discount for seeing a show at the Berkeley Rep afterwards.

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Thank Sally P
Oakland, California
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434 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favorite places to go for reliable steak frites, or other French classics. Both the food and the interior are authentic, one feels as though one has been transported to Paris. Good spot for before or after theater.

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Thank Thomas V
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We could only have lunch here on our recent trip, but lunced her 2x becuse it was sooo wonderful: food, service, location, friendliness, everything.

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Thank courtneymcglynn
Bay Area, California
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A bit pricey for lunch but oh my gosh! Felt like I was back in Paris!! Wish I could have ordered a bottle of Bordeaux and sat for a couple hours.....another time. Until then, I'll dream of the rich, delicious beef bourguignon they serve - YUM!!!! Huge pieces of meat that fell apart with a touch of my fork -... More 

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Thank CruisenFamily
Lafayette, California, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I am not disappointed when I return to this all time favorite. We were a party of 4, arriving at 5, so no problem w/st parking or getting a table. All were pleased with the service, wine (Côte d'Rhone), Boeuf Bourguignons, Salade Nicoise (perfection), Ratatouille, side of spinach (salty), even the sweet butter and asst breads were delic. Serving portions... More 

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Thank Roberta Y
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

went to eat as we were looking for another place that was closed and we saw this place and just went in. the onion soup was real French style (ON wine and not WITH wine) but a bit strong, my soup of the day was good. the main courses were OK. quite expensive for what we add.

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Thank Shaikidon
Santiago, Chile
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The place was packed and noisy, which gave it a parisian atmosphere. There was live music and a nice menu with three courses and wine.

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Thank Federico V
Berkeley, California
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

on bastille day this restaurant offers a special prix fixe (two choices in each category as well as vegetarian options) and live music...it is a bit noisy but very celebratory (although this night a bit sober after the news from France). Food is excellent and generous, music is very French, service is attentive. We go here every year on bastille... More 

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Thank janetperlman
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect food, perfect service, perfect price, perfect location. We tried grilled artichoke, lamb and salmon. Vine also perfect.

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Thank Ebru F
Concord, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very good service! Food very good. Must have had the nicest table in the restaurant - really enjoyed my visit. Overall, having said how wonderful the food and service was, I think my take-away was how comfortable and easy this place made me feel.

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Thank The_Rabbit_55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
    (Hearst)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-2155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?