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Restaurant recommendation for gift certificate in East Bay

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I was thinking Oliveto or Chez Panisse, but only want to spend about $75-100...and I'm not sure it will go far enough at either of those restaurants. Does anyone have other recommendations or suggestions? I don't know too much about the personal preferences of the recipient, so something "safe" would be preferable, but I also want it to be considered a treat. Thanks in advance.

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Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Oliveto Cafe
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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  1. Hmm, if you're thinking Oliveto or Chez Panisse but not quite that expensive, maybe Dopo or Pizzaiolo? I've gotten out of both for $100 for two people easily.

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    Pizzaiolo
    5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    Dopo
    4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

    Chez Panisse
    1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

    Oliveto Cafe
    5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

    1. Second Pizzaiolo. Also Wood Tavern. Cafe Rouge. Nizza La Bella.

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      Pizzaiolo
      5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

      Cafe Rouge
      1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

      Wood Tavern
      6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

      Nizza La Bella
      827 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

      1. I don't think Gather or eVe are quite at the same treat level, myself. A Cote has more of a special evening vibe.

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        A Cote
        5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618