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dinner sunday nite walking distance from berkeley rep

livinsf Oct 12, 2006 06:35 PM

any suggestions for places other than great china and jayakarta? been to both recently and need another place conducive to talking with great food.

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  1. oakjoan RE: livinsf Oct 12, 2006 06:41 PM

    I haven't been there in a while, but Downtown has been very good both times I've eaten there. They have a back (large) room with a door to keep out the loud bar and music.

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      livinsf RE: livinsf Oct 12, 2006 07:02 PM

      haven't been there in awhile either -- good idea. have you been to la rose?

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        ML8000 RE: livinsf Oct 12, 2006 07:29 PM

        Venus Restaurant is pretty good. Casual but good food.

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          djh RE: livinsf Oct 12, 2006 08:00 PM

          We ate at Mount Everset the other night before a show .... atmosphere is not much, and its much too bright inside, but the food is great ... particularly the Nepalese dishes. The Berkeley Special ($18.99 - Tandoor shrimp & chicken, a wonderful lamb/cilantro dish, an Indian-style vegetable curry, a small bowl of dal, Rice, Naan and a couple other things) is enough for two to share, with maybe another dish thrown in too -- the Balinese chicken (about $8) was a very good accompaniment.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: djh Oct 12, 2006 08:07 PM

            Have they changed the old Burger King furniture?

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              djh RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 12, 2006 08:11 PM

              Nope, still the same. In fact I think you're the one that tipped me off to the place on tnis board. Bad furniture, good food. Perfect chow.

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                rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 13, 2006 05:13 AM

                They dressed it up a little. While the plastic booths remain, the tables have tablecloths and there are regular chairs at some tables. I liked Mt Everest and am always happy to see they seem to be doing good business when I drive by.

                My dinner at Mt. Everest

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                Joel RE: djh Oct 12, 2006 08:21 PM

                Mount Everest
                2011 Shattuck (at University)

                We were there a few times just after it opened and really liked it.

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                Armoise RE: livinsf Oct 13, 2006 06:40 PM

                What about Angeline's for Creole food? I know there was some discussion about authenticity of the gumbo but I've enjoyed it two times, and loved the hush puppies and the barbecued shrimp.

                Angeline's Restaurant
                2261 Shattuck Ave
                Berkeley, CA 94704
                (510) 548-6900

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                  The Dive RE: Armoise Oct 13, 2006 07:41 PM

                  Unfortunately, Angeline's is closed on Sundays.

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: Armoise Oct 13, 2006 07:41 PM

                    They've fixed that space up very nicely.

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                    bayareafoodiegirl RE: livinsf Oct 13, 2006 07:23 PM


                    1. Glencora RE: livinsf Oct 13, 2006 07:29 PM

                      I like Raphael on Center Street. The street has quite a few restaurants. You could try walking up the block, looking at menus until you find one that appeals to you. I don't recommend Bistro Rose. The food seemed to have odd combinations of flavors and ingredients that didn't quite work.

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