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La Note

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2377 Shattuck Ave, y, Berkeley, CA 94704-1552 (Durant Ave)
+1 510-843-1535
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Experience was great, but had to wait 1 hour. There were items on the menu you do not typically see for brunch. I had the lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears -- good flavor, reminded me of spice cake. Although I wish the pears were fresh. Bacon was not fatty and crispy, just how I like it. My husband had... More 

Thank Sharris5001
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is consistently delicious. The pain perdu is one of my favorites and the scrambled eggs with cream cheese are always perfect. The ambiance is wonderful as well. I've been coming here for years. The only negative is the without-fail line outside and the often times slow service. But, overall, beautiful French inspired restaurant that will not disappoint.

Thank rose0326
Benicia, California
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I were at La Note on successive weekends for brunch and lunch. We first began with brunch and had the French toast (my wife) and the lemon gingerbread pancakes. Both dishes were extremely tasty. The following weekend for lunch my wife had the pan bag at and I had the lamb merguez sausage on a baguette. Again,... More 

Thank irawine
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've enjoyed two entrees at La Note: The Ratatouille ($16.00), which is served over couscous, is hearty and traditional. The vegetables are well cooked (soft, not crispy), but the dish is tasty. The Raviolis du Jour ($15.50) are filled with fresh ricotta, topped with a creamy parmesan sauce, and the garnish includes fresh sweet grapes. Service is cheerful and friendly.... More 

Thank VivaBonita
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here more than once and it's enjoyable, but not worth the long waits that you may experience at prime time. I had the lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears, and and the middle of the pancakes were still gooey and partly raw. However, the flavor of the cooked pancakes was good and it's a cute restaurant, I just... More 

Thank Dani S
Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I like this place, i really do! I hate the wait, not their fault, but when you see groups of two walking in as they arrive while group of 3 wait interminable, something is not quite right in managing table size. Food is great. Price is reasonable. Sitting very uncomfortable, especially if you sit in 3 seaters facing the windows,... More 

Thank RamSRam
Asheville, NC
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277 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

La Note is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the 8 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday brunch is one of the most popular times, as is evidenced by the lines. On Saturday at 10:30, the wait was only about half an hour -- and well worth it. The brunch menu has something for everyone, and everything is... More 

Thank AVLwriter
Berkeley CA
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Let me start by saying the food at La Note is always good. Not cheap. In fact, rather expensive for a low-key, casual place. But the food is fresh, well-prepared, deliciously evocative of Provencal (French) cuisine, all that. But this is a restaurant that does not seem to know how to handle the many people who show up for lunch... More 

Thank Kathryn A
Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Took us 30 minutes on a weekday at lunch in a not so inexpensive place! Obviously popular. A good range and good food. The soups, eggs benedictine and Nicoise salad were excellent. 20% mandatory tip and an exhortation to tip the waiters more is perhaps Californian, not very customer focused.

1 Thank RamSRam
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited this restaurant on vacation, and thought everything was delicious! We actually went here two days in a row, because everyone loved it. My family of four ordered the cinnamon brioche soaked in orange-water batter, sprinkled with lavender honey (Yes, it does taste as good as it sounds), the lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears, the oatmeal raspberry pancakes, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2377 Shattuck Ave, y, Berkeley, CA 94704-1552
    (Durant Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-1535

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