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1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711 (Hearst St)
+1 510-525-1440
Today
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rouge has always sold wine by the glass. Their wine selection is for the most part impeccable, good taste etc. Their French take on food scrumptious, delicious and yes the meat fantastique! BUT, Why not order a bottle of wine when the glass of wine is $14 USD? Wine by the bottle is not really encouraged yet over pricing a... More 

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Thank Pierre_Fou13
Berkeley, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, if I want a hamburger in Berkeley, California I go to Cafe Rouge on Fourth Street in Berkeley. They have a meat counter, where you can get aged meats to go, but what I like is they grind their own hamburger meat for the restaurant. The burger comes grilled to specification on an Acme soft roll with great thin... More 

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Thank jbwheel
South San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was pleasant to sit down at the nice dining room . Menu was looking good . Good choice of meat and seafood dishes, included by a burger ( burger was prepared fresh not frozen . The meat was grounded at the restaurant) Not too bad at all.they do offer special oysters for$1,25 each . We enjoyed the bottle of... More 

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Thank Marishecka
Oakland, California, United States
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A place which offers a "meat bar" should have good meat to offer for dinner, and this place does. Penne with bacon and cranberry beans might not be an immediate choice, but it was excellent.

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Thank OaklandVisit2r
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My experiences with Cafe Rouge have ranged from good to very good to excellent. The service is always terrific. Some of the dishes are just more successful than others. This restaurant specializes in meat. Whenever they have duck on the menu, order it. It is the best. The chef seems to like cooking beans, which is fine by me. The... More 

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Thank Sam H
Piedmont, California
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260 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a very disappointing family dinner here one night last month. What can you say about a place that completely runs out of bread early in the dinner hour? The fish choice on the menu was also unavailable, a real disappointment since at least 3 of our 7 diners were ready to order the fish. I chose the hamburger... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is always great. I usually get the burger but the salads are all wonderful and the cocktails are fabulous too. This latest visit was the first where it was super crowded and loud. I usually love that it is rather calm. But, that didn't change the quality of the food.

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Thank Travelingbear1000
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I eat lunch, and occasionally dinner, at Café Rouge on a regular basis. The food is always good, as is the service, and it is a very pleasant room to be in. Salads are good, burgers are terrific, great skinny fries, etc. I had a pork chop yesterday that was delicious. I am disappointed it's not on Open Table so... More 

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Thank DHG48
Tollhouse, Ca.
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

4th Street in Berkeley is a mecca for dinning, shopping ... the good life. We had a mid afternoon break for wine and house made curry cips. We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. Wine list was varied and both our wines were good. The chips were good, but I never tasted the curry.

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Thank gdr23
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My husband and I were on a leisurely walk on 4th Street today and thought it would be great to stop at Cafe Rouge for a drink and snack. We approached the front door and were unsure if we should wait outside for a table or go inside. Two waiters walked by us without any acknowledgement . I went inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1782 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
    (Hearst St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-1440

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?