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Le Bateau Ivre

€€ - €€€French
2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
+1 510-849-1100
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible20%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
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2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had wonderful dinner(one steak and one salmon. nice atmosphere. good service reasonable prices. good for a nice night out

Thank SabaTata11
Reviewed 22 September 2017

kind of a throw back place; old, funky, quiet, interment. food ranges from very good to exceptional, but it is the romance that is the draw. A great place for a first date. I've been going to this place for over 40 years- and lots...More

Thank Dupres01
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I used to brunch here and enjoyed the back room and the warm cozy winter fire. Tonight I tried dinner, for the last time. My palate enjoys strong flavors; so, it was more pleased by the French vanilla ice cream I had when I returned...More

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and I had a nice dinner here tonight. The onion soup was rich and flavorful. The main dishes we had (seabass with corn risotto, and the vegetarian platter with polenta) were both good not great. The wines we ordered by the glass (Sancerre...More

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner on a Tuesday, and first shared two appetizers among the four of us. So far so good. The restaurant is comfortable and charming, in an old house from the early 1900s. We then thoroughly enjoyed 3 of the four...More

Thank Labeegee
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I have brunch at Le Bateau Ivre several times when visiting Berkeley, and have been doing so for over 20 years. Brunch fare (whether traditional breakfast items, or lunch) is always excellent, and the service is always good. This place has a very homey atmosphere,...More

Thank SWSally
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I first visited Le Bateau Ivre two years ago when our son and his fiance held their engagement party there. Since then we have visited several times because we love the atmosphere, the service, and the food. It's a wonderful little place...More

Thank slapat56
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a Berkeley hidden gem. I have always loved the atmosphere of this place. The front half of the house, the cafe, has an old world feel that is very formal (candle light, classical music, etc) but also is a good place to work......More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I used to come here in college many years ago and loved the quiet bistro atmosphere. Tonight happened to be in Berkeley and called to see if they had availability which they did! Had very good rustic leek and potato soup to start. I had...More

Thank nametaken5
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Le Gateau Ivre is an quiet, underappreciated gem in Berkeley. Cozy, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food, reasonable prices. Arlene runs the restaurant as a labor of love and it is reflected in the experience. Live entertainment on selected evenings.

Thank RG B
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Response from cafeboy49 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from 764pwa | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-1100
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