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I'm looking for recommendations for a very nice restaurant in
Berkeley that can serve Sunday lunch to a small (30 person)
wedding party. Thanks!
We held our [non-formal] wedding dinner at Pomegranet on University near
Sacramento. There's a back room which we rented. And they have parking! Enjoy --
You might try Lalimes on Gilman (they're not open for lunch
Sunday, but maybe they would do a private party). It's a pretty,
sunny space with very good food. Downtown restaurant has a
private room that will seat 30. Adagia is another possibility.
In Oakland, Oliveto (fabulous food) has a private room that will
seat 28. You could also check into Baywolf (also fabulous).
Good luck and have fun!
I'd like to recommend Adagia Restaurant in Berkeley for a
wedding lunch. They are located at 2700 Bancroft Way, telephone
is 510-647-2300, email is catering at adagiarestaurant.com. The
Catering Director is Kelly McCartney, who I've enjoyed working
with on my events. Her email is kelly at bancrofthotel.com. Check
out their website at http://adagiarestaurant.com/ If you'd like
to speak with me about my experience there, please contact me.
I would recommend Scott's in Jack london Square--OK, it's not
Berkeley, but close. They have different sized banquet rooms
you can reserve, including smaller ones, the food is great, and
the area is beautiful & fun. If you want to take pictures of
your wedding party, it is right on the bay with beautiful views
of the water and SF in the background. We actually had a small
wedding there and it turned out fantastic! Good luck.
I'm looking for a recommendation for a restaurant that will
accommodate a small wedding of about 25 people, that has a
garden or outdoor deck with a view for the ceremony, and has
really good food for the wedding party, preferably in Berkeley
(but other East Bay cities ok too). Am I being too demanding?
Hey, I can dream!
I once went to an event at Mudd's restaurant in San Ramon and was
pleasantly surprised (being a Berkeley snob and thinking all
culture ends on this side of the tunnel) by the pleasant setting,
organic garden, and good food. It might be worth looking into--I
checked their website and they do take wedding parties
You'll love Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur (I believe). Very
pretty, very intimate, they do small weddings and the food is
top notch. I'm sure they have a website.
I'm looking for a not-terribly-formal (flat-out casual would be
fine, actually) but yummy restaurant in the Oakland/Berkeley
area for a rehearsal dinner. There will be about 25 people
attending, and the budget is around $40 per person. Any
and all suggestions welcome--thanks in advance!
I think Fondue Fred's would be a fun, very casual and
inexpensive place to have a rehearsal dinner (and a little
different). For $20 per person or so, you are provided fondue
(savory and sweet) and unlimited salad, wine and coffee.
They are on Telegraph Ave. in South Berkely. I've been there
with a group of people and it's a hoot, and by the very nature
of fondue's they welcome celebrations.
I can recommend Speisekammer German Restaurant in Alameda. They
have large wooden tables and wonderful food. There is a room
that will accomodate parties of your size. I used to work
there, and still love to eat there. In the world of restaurant
workers, this is one of the highest recommendations you can get!
Caffe Venezia (University near McGee) is a great place for a
rehearsal dinner. Good food, fun but not-too-noisy atmosphere.
They have a private room that's perfect for a party of 20-25.
They're also very accommodating to children, in case you have any
in your group. Dinner should run less than $40 person unless you
get lots of expensive wine.
I would definitely recommend Siam Bay on Clay Street & 11th in
downtown Oakland (next to Le Cheval--which I always bypass in
favor of Siam Bay). The staff there is extremely friendly and
helpful, they have a raised seating area that could accommodate
25, the food is great, and the prices are reasonable.
If you go there, definitely order the grilled eggplant salad (w/
or w/out prawns) and the meang kum as appetizers.
SIAM Bay Authentic Thai
1009 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94607-4025
Phone: (510) 452-1499
Zzza's Trattoria on Grand Avenue near Lake Merritt has a
separate private party room. Great pizza, pasta, casual
environment -- and they can create a menu whereby people can
choose from among 3 or so entrees. Good luck and enjoy!
We're getting married in May and would like to have a dinner
beforehand so that the two families can meet and spend time
together before the big day. We're looking for a restaurant in
Berkeley that would accomodate 22 people, 7 of them children.
Doesn't need to be fancy; just good food and a nice
atmosphere. Would prefer a private room but this seems hard!
Recommendations much appreciated.
Check out Picante's on 10th St. We lived right near there for
awhile and tried to use it for our rehearsal dinner, but it
turned out too small. They have a private room, good food, very
laid back Mexican place. Should be fine for kids, and holds 22
Or there's a beautiful priva
e room at Cafe de la Paz on Shattuck
near the Andronico's. It's more than big enough. Probably a bit
Cafe de la Paz on Shattuck has a nice private room. Food is quite good, and they
will work with you to figure out budget. Zza's on Grand in Oakland does a lot
of larger celebrations in a separate room... The food is above average Italian, the staff
very fun, but the space is somewhat spare. Scott's does tons of rehearsal dinners, and
is good if you have a fair amount of money to spend. The one in Oakland has a really
nice place for a cocktail hour before hand.
Le Cheval in downtown Oakland would do well with something like this as well. The food is
very, very good, and not terribly expensive. It is Vietnamese food, and quite tasty. Another
restaurant that I happen to be personally fond of, which can often accomodate a party in a separate
room is Siam Cuisine on University near the Foster's Freeze. I've always had very satisfying
Ginger Island on Fourth Street will block off half of their
dining room for you. Pyramid Brewery offers an indoor balcony
for parties. Venezia on University has a private room.
We had our rehearsal dinner in the upstairs banquet room at
Pyramid Brewery. It was very easy to coordinate with their
manager. They have a different menu offering than what the
restaurant serves (in our case in was prime rib and roasted
chicken). The room was no additional charge since we had met
the mininum pricee of the dinner. We had an attentive waiter
the enitire time we were there. I was first thinking,
brewery?, sorta of tacky, but it was so carefree, and FUN that
I would do again. This was about 5.5 years ago, so the policy
may have changed, but I just remember looking at a few other
places that weren't as casual and were over priced without a
private room. Pyramid seemed to be right for the different
generations of families and friends who were there. We had a
I've recommended it before and I'll recommend it again: Cafe de
la Paz. We had our rehearsal dinner there in 2000 and it's
wonderful. Great food, private room, not super expensive. I
believe we had about 30 people there. If you're not familiar
with it, it's located on Shattuck near Cedar. Enjoy!
I was surprised at how affordable Skates on the Bay turned out
to be for our rehearsal dinner. They are accustomed to handling
large parties with children and special events, the food is
delicious, and you can't beat the view. If I recall correctly,
they didn't even charge a corkage fee (or it was very modest) so
we brought our own double magnum of wine.
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