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We have been there about 7 times over the past ten years. It is great everytime. If you want a fine dining experience in the East Bay it would be my top recommendation. Skip the overly hyped -- and not so great places -- like Chez Panisse and go here instead.
Excellent. Best cinnamon rolls in the City of Berkeley that I have tasted.
Overpriced and not that good. When in the East Bay go elsewhere.
Not sure when this review was written, but I couldn't disagree more. Chef Alter has a firm grasp on flavor profiles and composes plates like a true artist. In a single dish, the diner can have half a dozen different bites, each for foretelling techniques that take hours to execute. Chef combines texture, temperature, and taste in manners that keep your palate interested and eager for more. She does plays on many foods that bring back childhood memories in a sophisticated way. And the source ingredients are as fresh and seasonal as can be.
I get around to many restaurants, but this one keeps me coming back for more and more. Hands down, my favorite Oakland restaurant.
My family and I went to this restaurant and really enjoyed our meal. My son is vegetarian and I like sea food - I thought that the service, food and prices were all above average.
Neat kitschy place. Food is pretty good as well. Later in the evening the place gets eclectic, and a bit trashy. One quote I heard last night was, "It's like a drunken WalMart in here." Great beer selection, but only in bottles. Their drafts are just the usual suspects.
This is my favourite place. The ambience, bar, the freshest ingredients to create my "inner Pizza" and the very acceptable pricing.
Their beers, and cocktails are crafted by the best bar staff in the area and the restaurant brings in families, academics, students, lovers and friends. I highly recommend BUILD.
After 22 years in a very nondescript building one experience a tradition likely hundreds if not thousands kid years in the making. Having heard an introduction on NPR just yesterday about "The Noodle Road" discovering a living gem representative of the pathway from Asia to Europe was quite a find and treat.
My son and I were verging on hunger when we say down. By the time our chicken, noodle, eggplant and famous dumplings arrived, we dove into and relished each.
The unique sauce is enough to get your rear into a seat.
The portions are huge! Do not order too much unless you can take home for a snack later on.
Smoke Berkeley is really good. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich with spicy vinagre sauce, with corn bread. And the pies are dreamy!
Drinks were very good all around. Food was rich and generally good, but missing spice. And they didn't have hot sauce, though I've heard they've since started keeping Sriracha on-hand, but that doesn't cut it when you have fried chicken on the menu.
I give them a solid "meh" for lack of hot sauce, high prices, and iffy parking.
Hi, Sarah, ya badass! I LOVE YOUR OXTAILS!!
We've done catering from these guys twice now and they're a dream.
Love Mani Niall's Uptown bakery with gluten-free and vegan options!
Incredible fried chicken!
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