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jessinEC Dec 2, 2010 07:11 PM

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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    jessinEC Dec 4, 2010 11:00 AM

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I think we'll try Zut. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Zut
    1820 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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      ML8000 Dec 3, 2010 01:13 PM

      Five?

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        Glencora Dec 3, 2010 03:25 PM

        That's a good idea. The tables are widely spaced and it's pretty quiet.

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          TopoTail Dec 3, 2010 04:21 PM

          Rivoli is quiet and strikes me as the kind of a place moms would like. Ditto Niza. Cesar and Fonda are deafening.

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          Rivoli Restaurant
          1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

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            Robert Lauriston Dec 3, 2010 06:06 PM

            Rivoli is quiet, but doesn't strike me as a light appetizers and cocktails sort of place, and it's more expensive than Fonda.

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            Rivoli Restaurant
            1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

      2. Scott M Dec 3, 2010 12:37 PM

        How about Zut! or Cafe Rouge

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        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

        Zut
        1820 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

        1. JasmineG Dec 3, 2010 10:34 AM

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

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            Robert Lauriston Dec 3, 2010 10:52 AM

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

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              lmnopm Dec 3, 2010 12:27 PM

              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.

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              Lalime's
              1329 Gilman, Berkeley, CA 94706

          2. kellylee Dec 3, 2010 10:29 AM

            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.

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

            1. Robert Lauriston Dec 3, 2010 08:09 AM

              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?

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                Allfrog68 Dec 2, 2010 10:31 PM

                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.

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                Sea Salt
                2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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