Just around the corner from Berkeley Rep, they are used to the slightly-nervous theater crowd and move things along if needed. We had a delicious meal here-- the place was packed, but wait staff was calm and attentive. I love a place that has a nice bottle of red for about $20 -- as it should be near the wine country. Their tuscan chianti was delicious.
Starters were all delicious... sardines were (shockingly) huge. Brussels and arugula salad had lots of little bits of this and that, making it special. Ribeye steak was delicious and flavorful, but should have been served with a little something more than the thin puree under it. Polenta was creamy as can be.
Coffee and dessert were good, though cappuccino could have been hotter.
All in all, would definitely recommend this place before theater, or if in the area. We all had great meals and everything was just a little out of the ordinary with little surprise flavors and textures.