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Restaurants With Private Rooms in Berkeley

cheshirecatmind Mar 31, 2010 06:26 PM

The time for graduation celebrations is approaching and I'm trying to find a delicious restaurant in Berkeley that could accomodate about 18 people. One with a back room or private room would be preferable. I'm open to any kind of cuisine or dining setting, from Irish pubs to fine dining. Hit me with your best shot!

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    cheshirecatmind RE: cheshirecatmind Mar 31, 2010 06:51 PM

    I see this doesn't seem like a very popular topic. :( I'll expand it to include restaurants in SF or oakland if anyone has ideas.

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    1. re: cheshirecatmind
      wolfe RE: cheshirecatmind Mar 31, 2010 07:06 PM

      18 people might fill the main room at Digs Bistro and be to many for the small side room. Riva Cucina has a separate area off the main room screened only by curtains.

      Digs Bistro
      1453 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

      Riva Cucina
      800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

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      betterbeheaven RE: cheshirecatmind Mar 31, 2010 08:52 PM

      Perhaps the back patio room at A Cote? It's technically Oakland, but still quite close to Berkeley. Eighteen also might be a tight squeeze.

      My friend had her graduation dinner at Adagia. I'm not sure if there's a private room, but it can accommodate large groups and is quiet enough for conversation.

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      1. re: betterbeheaven
        Robert Lauriston RE: betterbeheaven Apr 1, 2010 08:55 AM

        BayWolf, Oliveto, A Cote, Bocanova, Mua, Cafe Rouge, Hibiscus, Liaison.

        A Cote
        5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

        Oliveto Cafe
        5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

        2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612

        55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607

        1. re: betterbeheaven
          nicedragonboy RE: betterbeheaven Apr 1, 2010 10:41 AM

          Adagia does have a private room, but I'm not sure it'll hold 18.

          Adagia Restaurant
          2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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          Eli RE: cheshirecatmind Mar 31, 2010 09:12 PM

          Venezia has a private room.

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            macadam RE: Eli Mar 31, 2010 09:33 PM

            We had a private back room at Pizzaiio.

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              wolfe RE: Eli Mar 31, 2010 09:38 PM

              The OP asked for delicious food. Multiple reports suggest Venezia it not doing that presently.

            2. bbulkow RE: cheshirecatmind Apr 1, 2010 12:37 AM

              Part of the problem is your specification of Berkeley. If north oakland counts, the options go up. Like Soizic. I'm sure the clairmont would do something for you (also oakland). China Village is a sleeper choice - they'll set aside two big tables in their side area and give you privacy - but I think it's in albany.

              Soizic Restaurant
              300 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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                Ruth Lafler RE: bbulkow Apr 1, 2010 09:30 AM

                Soizic is not in North Oakland, unless they've moved it recently. Were you thinking of somewhere else, or do you consider Jack London Square "North Oakland"?

                Soizic Restaurant
                300 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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                  cheshirecatmind RE: bbulkow Apr 1, 2010 01:38 PM

                  Oakland, especially North Oakland should be fine.

                2. escargot3 RE: cheshirecatmind Apr 1, 2010 08:44 AM

                  Bucci's has a nice back room for parties, good food, and a bar. Easy parking. Cheerful ambiance.

                  6121 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608

                  1. nicedragonboy RE: cheshirecatmind Apr 1, 2010 02:35 PM

                    Solano Bar & Grill
                    Meridian Sports Cafe would probably be willing to set up their Alcove area for your party if you called ahead

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                    1. re: nicedragonboy
                      Hop RE: nicedragonboy Apr 1, 2010 02:52 PM

                      Bistro Liaison has a very nice adjacent private dining room/wine cellar.
                      We had my daughters delicious graduation dinner there last year.
                      There were about 14-16 of us, and the service was flawless.

                      Bistro Liaison
                      1849 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

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                        Robert Lauriston RE: Hop Apr 1, 2010 06:47 PM

                        We were eating in Liaison one night when there was a party in the private room and were startled to see that the servers had to go back and forth on the sidewalk, since it's separated from the restaurant by the building's garage.

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