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Dec 2, 2010 07:11 PM

Mom's Night Out Location in Berkeley

Looking for a mom's night out location in North Berkeley. 8-10 PM. Cocktails, light appetizers. We tried Fonda, but it was way too noisy (and a bit pricey). Other ideas? Thanks!

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  1. Not necessarily N. Berkeley but here's a couple suggestions for MNO places:

    Gather - not the right season but I went there w/ a group where we sat on the patio.
    Sea Salt worked out great for a MNO.
    Jupiter - again, not the right season but that could be a nice place when the weather is nicer. Outside only though, inside is super noisy.

    Sea Salt
    2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

    1. Quiet at peak dinner hour + full bar is a rare combination.

      Nizza la Bella and Mint Leaf are usually quiet.

      What are Vanessa's and 6 Degrees like at that time?

      1. My moms group loves Nizza La Bella. The food is great and you can hear each other talk. Six Degrees has nice cheap drinks but the food is weird.

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

        1. Cesar seems the obvious choice, though it's noisy there too.

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          1. re: JasmineG

            I've been to both Fonda and Cesar when they were full, and Cesar is far noisier.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              How many are you? If it is just a few, the bar at Lalime's. No problem ordering several apps for your meal, and plenty of decent wines by the glass and a full bar of interesting things.

              1329 Gilman, Berkeley, CA 94706

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