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Bistro Liaison - CLOSED

1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
+1 510-849-2155
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pommes frites” (9 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
“bourguignon” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This has been our goto `place for 16 wonderful years. the chef and his family have left the area. It was such a wonderful place, it will be missed by many locals.

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I love going to this place. We go before Berkeley Rep sometimes, and the food is delicious, the staff do their jobs well, and the noise level is such that we can have a conversation with our friends. The Boeuf Bourguignon was tasty, as was...More

1  Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went to BL before a performance at Berkeley Rep. The service was prompt, even though the restaurant was full. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. We had escargot, duck confit, salads, and a lovely tart. Highly recommended for authentic French food at...More

Thank SusanRoubaix
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had an early dinner here (teenage daughter, former student, and myself) and found this a great spot to converse and enjoy a hearty meal with a good glass of wine. The late-afternoon light pouring through the restaurant made this a delightful atmosphere to spend...More

Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were there on a Thursday, midday, and the restaurant was half full. Nevertheless, service was extremely slow -- from getting a table to getting our meal. Margaret seemed to be the only waiter on duty, covering the entire room. She was pleasant but spread...More

2  Thank William H
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I am a big fan of Bistro Liaison because of its decidedly traditional menu, wine list, and presentation. In a restaurant world dominated by upscale fusion cuisine, it's nice to have a break once in a while with some traditional fare. And that's what you...More

Thank WearybutWileyTravele
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We started celebrating Valentine's Day 2 days early and it was worth it. Had an early dinner before theatre. Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants on Shattuck Ave. Wait staff are really helpful and friendly, always checking that everything is ok. Moules were tasty...More

Thank Rogelio1
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'm from NY where you can get great French food all over town. In the Bay Area, not so much, in my opinion. I liked Bistro Liason alot - great decor, old style bistro, my chicken was very good, my husband had a great burger...More

Thank KMM655
Reviewed 11 February 2017

There was a queue before 6pm although most had reservations. As we didn't, we sat in a large round common table. Service is good - we had the mussels, I had duck confit and my dinner partner had stuffed sole. The mussels were cooked to...More

1  Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Good service and great food, what a wonderful place. I noticed an earlier reviewer commented on the trout so I gave that a try. Oh my god was that ever delightful, have to agree that was best trout I've ever tasted.

Thank Charles H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1849 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1865
  • Public Transportation: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-2155
  • E-mail
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