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Can anyone recommend a great place to have Easter brunch for
our group of 12. Preferably in the east bay and not as far as
need a reservation
The Claremont does a lovely but rather expensive buffet at Jordan's. We
usually go for Mother's Day but I know they do easter too. Lots of kids.
You can dress up or not.
We are looking for a nice place to have brunch/lunch after our
daughter's holy communion in May. We prefer Albany or
Berkeley. Our group is not big, only 8-9 people. Do you have
recommendations for a nice restaurant?
Thank you very much.
You might try Ristorante Venezia on University. It's lively decor is
fun, with clothes hanging off the cieling (clothes line art). We had our
daughter's birthday party there when she was 8 and the kids loved the
colorful scenary. The menu will also fit everyone's taste. Trish
Skates on the Bay at the Berkeley Marina has decent food (and it's kind
of hard to screw up brunch, right?) and wonderful views.
La Note Restaurant, Berkeley
with a party of that size, they will accept a reservation.
Some girlfriends and I are getting together soon for Brunch and
wanted to get suggestions on some good places. Price is of no
concern as we are ''treating'' ourselves to a really special day.
The Hotel Nikko in SF (near Union Square) has a lovely Sunday
brunch that I've gone to. I normally don't like buffet-style
but in this case, because of the huge selection of different
foods and freshness of everything, I loved it. They had a jazz
band playing which added to the nice ambiance. You'll never get
to taste everything, but do your best to get to all the tables -
YUM! I think it was about $50 pp, including tax and tip
Cacao cafe is inside the scharfen berger chocolate factory. They have good
breakfast/lunch items (only on sunday, though) and, of course, great desserts.
They don't have outdoor seating, but I enjoyed the food and service.
The Claremont Hotel has an awesome Sunday Brunch.
With our two active children we rarely get the chance to go out
but a family member has volunteered to watch our kids on a Sunday
morning. We are looking for a restaurant that serves brunch to
celebrate our anniversary.
We live in El Cerrito and don't want to drive too far but will
consider going further East (Walnut Creek, etc.) or as far North
at Corte Madera, Larkspur.
I checked the archive and didn't see much info. on some of the
places I'm considering in Berkeley/Oakland.
Has anyone tried the following places for Sunday Brunch?
The Claremont Hotel
Lafayette Park Hotel
Any other places you've really enjoyed?
Any advice is most appreciated.
Scott's in Walnut Creek has a fancy, celebration atmosphere
brucnh. Bottomless cups of coffee and champagne. And not your
average waffeles and omelets. Its a buffet, about $30 per
person. But well worth if for a special occasion.
a brunch fan
A very delicious brunch close to where you live can be found at
Hs. Lordship's on the water at the Berkeley Marina.
It has been years - but the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur had a
really nice brunch, hearth made breads, beautiful space, relaxing
atmosphere - all you want for intimate dining. I think it was
Bradley Ogden's first restaurant. They still do brunch and you
can book reservations via opentable.com
Garibaldi's on College is great for brunch! My husband & I went to celebrate my
birthday, and it was perfect. Feels festive and special, and you can get either
breakfast or lunch dishes. Cocktails are great too! Enjoy.
I am looking for suggestions for a restaurant in or around
Moraga to go to after my daughter's graduation. We'll be going
for brunch with her grandparents and aunts. Our only request
is ''Great Food!''
For brunch in Moraga, I would recommend Ristorante Amoroma. I
recently had my daughter's 1st communion brunch there on a
Saturday. The service was friendly and attentive. We had 14
people, and I thought the prices were very reasonable.
Another option would be Cafe Terzetto, also in Moraga.
We are baptizing our daughter in a couple of weeks at Our Lady
of Lourdes Church on Lake Shore Avenue in Oakland. Does anyone
know of a nice place in the area where we can have brunch for a
party of about 10? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Penelope
There is a place on Lakeshore in the Starbucks/Spettro area
called Meze (I think). They have a good brunch and would be
really close. Not as close but really good is the Purple Plum,
I think they have started a brunch.
Rolling Dune on Lakeshore. Crepes/omelettes and pastas. lots of
high chairs. roomy. self service. Good homefries and tastey
crepes. Autumn moon: A bit fancier, table service. great
hungarian coffee cake and baked goods. egg dishes. You will need
reservations. It's on grand just up from safeway. Tins Tea house
7th and Webster. Dimsum. A bit of a hike. But great prices and
great dim sum at a good price. kid friendly. You'll be able to
get a nice big round table. they take reservations.
You don't say what day of the week the baptism is. If it's on a
Sunday, I've heard that Mezze on Lakeshore (near Mandana) has a
nice brunch. I know some parents who have taken their infants
there with them. I haven't done it myself. It is a nice place,
fairly pricey for dinner, I'm not sure what the brunch price is.
The food I've had at dinner has been very good.
Try Mezze on Lakeshore Avenue for brunch. The food is good with
a decent selection (different kinds of omelettes, pancakes,
french toast, and a couple of specialties), prices reasonable
(between $6-$12, and it has a nice atmosphere. I've seen
parties there the times I've had brunch there.
I don't know if Lynn and Lu's on Grand near the coffee mill
would make plans for a private party, but they do have a good
Mezze on Lakeshore (3407
Lakeshore). I've seen large parties at Mezze brunch before and
their specials are often quite wonderful.
We've had brunch at Mezze's--it is a little pricey but not overly
so. Mezze's takes reservations. Mezze's is also a very
different atmosphere than Rolling Dunes--there you order at the
counter and sit down with a number at the tables. Another
reasonable place is Lakeshore Cafe near Baby Gap. The food is
not fancy but good and it's ''sit down'' but it is a very sparten
atmosphere (more so than Rolling Dunes). Great for kids though.
They have tables in the back ''garden area'' but I have not eaten
back there so I don't know the atmosphere.
You could also go down to Jack London Square--Jack's Bistro is
good but even more pricey.
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