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“Great bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of FIVE

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Ranked #45 of 695 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shattuck
Transit: Bart: Downtown Berkeley stop
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great bar”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Stopped into the restaurant and bar before a Cal Berkeley football game. Liked the setting and had a great pre-game meal. The only reason for the lower than 5 rating is that the menu was somewhat limited. What we had was excellent but would have liked more options.

Visited September 2013
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English first
N. California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Undercooked and overpriced”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great, friendly service, but the food was god-awful. I ordered the fried chicken, and although the side dishes were interesting and well prepared, the chicken was inediible. It was undercooked (raw in the middle) and soggy on the outside, and covered with crumbs that had turned into a gluey mess. I ate a few bites before my stomach turned. Never again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Celticats
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Green Valley, California
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359 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Decent place for pre-theater lunch”
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Had lunch with three others prior to an afternoon play at the Berkeley Rep. The food was very good though service was spotty. Two requests went unanswered. There seemed to be enough servers, but ours was distracted. However overall it is a fine place to grab a bite before a play. Let them know your timing as they are used to it.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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248 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner before the Berkeley Rep”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have season tickets at the Berkeley Rep and have eaten at many places in the "hood." We have settled on FIVE as our favorite. Great menu that changes seasonally, wonderful bar/cocktails/wine list, very attentive staff who gets us out on time and a block from BART and the theater. Just had a wonderful Branzino fish on our last visit that was delightful!

  • Visited August 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, presentation, and service”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Tasty food and everything I saw come out of the kitchen looked fantastic. Petrale sole was cooked to perfection. Decent wines by the glass. I especially liked the Black Forest Cake dessert: creatively prepared and presented and absolutely delicious.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Nancy2882
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