The standard cheese steak is alright. The bread was a little too toasted but not burnt or anything. This will run you about $8.00. They have other hot sandwiches besides cheese steaks.
They have a pretty wide drink selection (which oddly enough placed Rockstar energy drink next to a 24oz can of Olde English Malt liquor, right next to Hawaiian Punch)
It's not super quick, so you might want to call ahead.
This is one of the few places where you can get easy take-out Middle Eastern food in Berkeley. While they also offer a dine in option, it still has a "to-go" feel.
Their falafel is pretty decent. The prices are reasonable: about $7-$10 for small items and lunch and about $15-$20 for dinner entrees.
They're closed on the Saturdays in observance of the sabbath.
Where else can you get eggs & onions with a bagel? I really like the latkes.
Coffee is low-quality as you would expect in a padded-booth cafe/deli.
They have a lot of good take-out items as well. (You can get pudding by the pound!)
I like to think of this place as a slightly more upscale IKEA.
I bought my couch there and I've been very happy with it.
It is a bit expensive when you're used to cheap furniture, but it's still reasonable.
My biggest complaint is their inventory management system. They kept telling us our couch was coming but it took THREE WEEKS to finally arrive. I wouldn't have cared but they kept assuring us it was "in the next day or two". I just want a realistic answer not missed promises.
This place is fantastic. They consistently provide inventive, flawlessly executed, and seasonal cuisine. Their wine list is superb and the atmosphere impeccable.
Their desserts are always awesome!
I have had many special occasions and am always ready to take out-of-town visitors here.
It's somewhat of a hidden gem as it doesn't get nearly the hype and exposure as other Berkeley restaurants. In my opinion it is generally as good or better than any game in town.
Five stars for sure.
They have a myriad of meat, topping, bun, sauce, etc. options for your truly custom burger. It's kind of overwhelming. They even have American Kobe Beef as a meat option (for 10.99)
For the price it's just ok. The design of the place is retro diner but with a decidedly modern feel.
Smart Alec's is a staple for near-campus luncheon. The line is always pretty long at lunch time but it moves quickly.
The burgers are good for the price and don't feel gross like other fast food places. The fries are good when they're cooked properly.
I've relied on @Siam for years as my go-to Thai place. Everything is excellent quality and reasonably priced. The restaurant itself is very modern and clean inside.
My favorite dishes are Pad Thai (of course) and the 'Spicy String Bean with Tofu'. If you like red curry, you'll love the spicy string bean, but beware, when they ask you how spicy to make it, spicy really means 'burning lava hot'.
Also if you do delivery, it's pretty much a permanent thing but ask them about taking $2.00 off orders of $20.00 or more.
Really this is a situation of a great concept with spotty execution. It is pretty expensive just for the meat. While it's all you can eat, you'd need to really eat a LOT of meat for it to balance out.
Since there are so many different types and cuts some of the quality suffers. The flank steak was excellent, but the other stuff was just ok.
Wine list is pretty clearly price-driven.
The swords are cool.
I would say the food and service here is just average. It's not too expensive, so I'd say it's a decent value.
They're pretty busy on weekends and even some week nights. The street side patio has a nice atmosphere and they have heaters to make it a bit more comfortable in the fall and winter.
I especially like the kebabs.
A nice tip: corkage is *cheap* ($10) so it pays to bring your own bottle of wine. It makes the value proposition a bit sweeter. (They also had this weird Armenian pomegranate wine there - It's so weird I have to try it.)