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Looking for good dinner spot pre-theater at Berkeley Rep.

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laurenbcl Sep 2, 2009 09:42 PM

Just found out that FIVE is closed that night so we need to find a new spot for dinner before we see a show at Berkely Rep. Prefer a restaurant within walking distance to the theater. Thanks!

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 4, 2009 11:12 AM

    Five is open for dinner seven days a week from 5:30. Are you talking about a holiday?

    Here are some other good places in the area. Angeline's is also good but I wouldn't go there if I needed to get out at any particular time.

    Cyprus is, despite the name, Persian.

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    Jayakarta Restaurant
    2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Udupi Palace
    1901 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese
    1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

    Great China Restaurant
    2115 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Turkish Kitchen
    1984 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Jupiter
    2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Bistro Liaison
    1849 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

    Anh Hong
    2067 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Corso
    1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

    FIVE American Bistro & Bar
    2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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      jean8298 Sep 4, 2009 10:51 AM

      To be sure, there is not much that is as good as Five within walking distance, but we often go to Corso on Shattuck (if you don't mind a long walk). They are usually pretty quick, and the food is so good.

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        oaktowngirl Sep 3, 2009 10:59 PM

        I haven't been , but Meridian Sports Cafe on University has a dinner special for $59, one app, two entrees, one dessert and a bottle of wine. The menu had a wild salmon and steak frites.

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          voz37 Sep 3, 2009 04:07 PM

          Jupiter on Shattuck is also pretty good. Good beer and pizza and usually live music in the patio.

          Bobbie G's on University around the block from the Rep is also tasty

          1. Chuckles the Clone Sep 2, 2009 11:28 PM

            Venus is close, tasty, simple, and they understand you've got a show to get to.

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            Venus Restaurant
            2327 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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              ML8000 Sep 3, 2009 01:28 AM

              Venus is a good pick. They use to have a pre-show special. Quality stuff too.

            2. hhc Sep 2, 2009 10:08 PM

              Berkeley Rep is near the Downtown Berkeley Bart. Tons of restaurants nearby.

              Here's one: Cyprus Restaurant:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602517

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              Cyprus Restaurant
              81 Shattuck Sq, Berkeley, CA

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