fourth st in berkeley
O Chame is wonderful, but the food is very unique. Asian, mostly Japanese, influences & not to everyone's taste. Very subtle,& some people don't "get it". I think Cafe Rouge is very ordinary & overpriced. think Xanadu is very nice. Pretty place, comfortable rooms & interesting food similar to Betelnut in SF. Love the chicken roasted in chilies ,NOT hot but with wonderful flavor, & salt & pepper prawns.
We usually do lunch there as well, but love O Chame. Cafe Rouge has been good for us (but pricey), but my parents were out in September and ate out alot and thought it was their worst (and most expensive) meal. There have been a few mentions on this board about Cafe Rouge.
Picante Tacqueria on 6th is good - but it's very casual.
If you have a car - Rivoli - on Solano near the Berkeley/Albany border is one of our favorites. Also good things have been said about Le Comptair Rouge on University but I haven't been yet.