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“Pretentious and overpriced”
Review of Bistro Liaison - CLOSED

Bistro Liaison
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hearst
Transit: Downtown BART two blocks South of Bistro
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Many people seem to find the Bistro Liaison chic and sophisticated because a number of the menu offerings are French. Big deal! They are still eggs and sandwiches and some traditional dinner entrees. In my opinion, the food is nothing special and is overpriced. The atmosphere, such as it is, is noisy and crowded. Some of the servers border on being brusque. Still, since you are sitting cheek-by-jowl with other diners, and the clientele includes a lot of Univesity types, you may catch some interesting bits of conversation.

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1  Thank SuzannaRoseanna
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75 - 79 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a wonderful, French bistro lunch, mussels, seared tuna, salade nicoise, even macarrone and cheese, with of course, shaved black truffles, for our son. Excellent service, fine food and a charming, central location in Berkeley.

Thank hikingteachertustin
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Very generous servings in a charming atmosphere. Among the great dishes I have eaten includes: French Onion Soup, Steak Frites, Coq Au Vin, and Daube.
Full bar and very friendly service.

Thank Raphael823
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Exceptional petrale sole and veal sweetbreads in a crowded eclectic setting near the Berkeley campus.

Be prepared to walk for parking is very hard to find during the dinner hours.

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Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Why should an authentic French bistro be praised for its hamburgers? Because they're extraordinary. The frites as well. Everything else is also wonderful, including the setting and the service. We've never been disappointed at Bistro Liaison.

Thank bradbunnin
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