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  • 1515 Shattuck Ave. Map It
  • North Berkeley
  • Spanish

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

In true Spanish style, dinners are served late at César, whose kitchen closes at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 11 pm the rest of the week. Couples spill out from its street-level windows on warm nights, or rub shoulders at the polished bar or center communal table. Founded by a trio of former Chez Panisse chefs, César is like a first cousin to that stalwart eatery right next door, each restaurant recommending the other if there's a long wait ahead. For tapas and perfectly grilled bocadillos (small sandwiches), there's no better choice. The bar also makes a mean martini and has an impressive wine list. Come early to get seated quickly and to hear your tablemates; the room gets loud when the bar is in full swing.

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1515 Shattuck Ave., at Vine St., Berkeley, California, 94709, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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