Where (not too expensive) for a Birthday Dinner Tomorrow (Sun.) Night in Berkeley?
We went to Brennan's for our last b'day party and don't want to go again. Where's another place that about 8 of us can dine that's not too expensive. Nothing too outre. These folks are somewhat food conservative.
Somerset in Rockridge? Haven't eaten there and I know reviews are mixed, but the menu appeared to be reasonably priced and had some "conservative" options (last time I strolled by).
What kind of "not too expensive"?
Cafe Rouge comes to mind. They always have a few approachable dishes: rotisserie chicken, hamburger (available by request). As long as you don't order the dry age steak, not too expensive.
Also consider Luka's Taproom and Zax Tavern.
Ooh, Luka's! I was thinking of only Berkeley/Albany places. Forgot that we could go back towards OUR home (they mostly live in the South Bay). Cafe Rouge is also a good idea.
Not too expensive is probably $20/25 per person for everything except alky drinks (which most don't do anyway).
Never heard of Somerset, but then I don't get out much ;+)