From US$25 to US$50
1539 Solano Ave., Berkeley 94707 Route Planner
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Good standard.

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  • Californian
  • Neighbourhood
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Restaurant

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Northern Californian cooking with a hint of regional Americana is the main draw at this charmer on the Albany-Berkeley border. It’s popular with smartly dressed couples, who come here to savor items like an artfully presented arugula salad with winter citrus, Marcona almonds and avocado, or a highbrow riff on gumbo with chicken confit and andouille sausage perched atop Carolina rice. The excellent gâteau Basque, a caramelized wedge of creamy custard, is a must-order.

Set in an adorable cottage, Rivoli’s dining room boasts enormous picture windows overlooking a lush “secret” garden blooming with tender fronds, camellias and magnolia trees. Smartly serviced by an engaging waitstaff, the greenery is a nice contrast to the crisp, white-linen tables.

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  • From US$15 to US$25
    MICHELIN 2019
    436 m - 1335 Solano Ave., Albany 94706
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    MICHELIN 2019
    1.64 km - 1313 9th St., Berkeley 94710

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