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Restaurants With Private Rooms in Berkeley

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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  1. 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

      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.

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      Digs Bistro
      1453 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

      Riva Cucina
      800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

    2. 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

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

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        A Cote
        5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

        Oliveto Cafe
        5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

        Mua
        2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612

        Bocanova
        55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607

        1. re: betterbeheaven

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

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          Adagia Restaurant
          2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

        2. Venezia has a private room.

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          1. re: Eli

            We had a private back room at Pizzaiio.

            1. re: Eli

              The OP asked for delicious food. Multiple reports suggest Venezia it not doing that presently.
              http://www.chow.com/restaurants/1780/...

            2. 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.

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              Soizic Restaurant
              300 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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              1. re: bbulkow

                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"?

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                Soizic Restaurant
                300 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

                1. re: bbulkow

                  Oakland, especially North Oakland should be fine.

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

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                  Bucci's
                  6121 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608

                  1. Solano Bar & Grill
                    Pomogranate
                    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

                      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.

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                      Bistro Liaison
                      1849 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

                      1. re: Hop

                        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.