Exploring Julia’s

Our diners love Julia’s,  not just for the stunning French food, but for the architectural beauty that surrounds them.

If you have yet to dine with us, enter through these beautiful glass doors.

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Julia’s is located on the second floor.  We are pleased to offer a Lounge adjacent to Julia’s which is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 4:30pm – 8pm.  The Lounge offers a variety of cocktails, wine, beer and after dinner drinks.

Diners may enjoy Lunch which is offered Tuesday – Friday from 11:30am – 2pm and Dinner which is offered Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – 8:30pm.

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Savor the beauty yourself by joining us soon.  Reservations available on Open Table, by calling us at 510.280.1547 or emailing us at your convenience.

Cheers!

Small bites

Introducing our newest addition at Julia’s.

Small bites, dear friends and here is a sampling.

Hello, spiced almonds

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And, marinated castelvetrano olives, we are coming for you.

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Chef Alaun’s creativity will delight you as you enjoy our newest offerings, available on the Dinner menu or in the Lounge.

Options will change routinely based on seasonality and availability.

Make a Dinner reservation to check out this addition soon, or pop in the Lounge, Tuesday thru Saturday, from 4:30pm – 8pm.

Cheers!

Dinner favorites

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2017 is coming to a close, but not without us bidding farewell to these stunning favorites from the prix fixe Dinner menu.

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Image by Caroline Tudor Photography

As a starter option, are the Mixed Chicories, accented with roquefort cheese, pickled raisins and dijon vinaigrette.  It sure is a beautiful way to start your meal.

A hit for your main course is the Roasted Petrale Sole. Chef Alaun accents it with fennel, potato mousseline and niçoise olive vinaigrette.   It is light enough to be satisfying and the potato mousseline rounds it all out in the best way.

Lastly, a dessert perfectly French.  The Fromage du Jour, my friends, meaning cheese of the day.  It’s Chef’s choice, so it is bound to be delicious and perfectly complemented by the warm baguette.

There are only two more days to get in for the $35 prix fixe Dinner (excluding beverages, tax & gratuity) during Restaurant Week.

Book now to savor some of these truly wonderful offerings.

Cheers!

Restaurant Week

One of our favorite times of the year is almost upon us.

Yes, fellow foodies, Berkeley Restaurant Week runs January 19-29, 2017 and it is going to be fantastic.  Julia’s is participating in a both a Lunch and Dinner prix fixe option, so get ready to hear all of the amazing details.

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Getting started…

Make a reservation – for parties of 6 or fewer – either on Open Table, by calling 510.280.1547 or emailing julias@berkeleycityclub.com.

Arrive at Julia’s and our hostess will seat you and present both the full menu & the restaurant week menu. Settle on in and ponder your choices.

Pricing…

The Restaurant Week Lunch menu is $20, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

The Restaurant Week Dinner menu is $35, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity. 

Psst…BCC Members…your member discount does not apply, but purchases are applicable towards your dining minimum.  

Menus…

If you can’t wait to see what Chef Alaun has up his sleeve, peek at the menus to get your appetite buzzing.

Cheers!

New Years’ Eve

Chef Alaun has something delightfully wonderful for you on New Years’ Eve.

We bring you a plethora of choices, sparkling wine and truffles. Interest piqued?

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Enjoy your choice of Chef Alaun’s special prix fixe menu or the a la carte dinner menu.

Then, savor the delicacy of this culinary experience with an optional truffle tasting menu being unveiled exclusively for the special evening.

All diners enjoy their choice of a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or apple cider, so make your plans to ring in 2017 with an unforgettable experience at Julia’s.

Reservations available, but going quickly.  Contact Julia’s at 510.280.1547 or via email at julias@berkeleycityclub.com.

Cheers!

Fall on the horizon

Happy Fall!

Chef Alaun has some tempting items coming your way for Dinner next week.

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As a starter, we love the sound of Pork Rillettes.  Accented with Kadota figs,  grain mustard, grilled sourdough and a petite musclun salad, our interest is piqued.  

As a main course, consider the Socca Niçoise.  With a bounty of vegetables, our mouths are watering.  It consists of a chickpea crepe, roasted eggplant and peppers.  

Chef and his Team execute Grilled Chicken flawlessly, so consider ours with white beans, porcini mushrooms, turnips and roasting jus.  It is sure to be comforting and satisfying.

You can get a jump on reservations to enjoy our Fall items starting Tuesday, 9.27.16.

Reservations available on Open Table or by calling 510.280.1547.

Cheers!

 

Summertime desserts

We are enjoying the long days of summer, the warm breezes and delicious food.

With Chef Alaun’s creativity, diners seem to always save a little room for dessert.

A current favorite on the dessert menu is the Tarte aux Framboises.

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It is all quite divine with crème pâtissière and mascarpone chantilly.

Rounding things up and true to French form, is a delicious cheese plate.

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This plate, accented with Roquefort blue cheese, fig jam, candied walnuts and crostini is the perfect ending to your meal.

Come and join us at Julia’s for Lunch or Dinner.  The options for all courses are tempting and delicious.

Cheers!

Bastille Day

We all knew Chef Alaun would have amazing things up his sleeve for Bastille Day.

If you are not familiar with this French holiday, it commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.

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We will have a menu that consists of your choice of a starter, main course and dessert, along with wines by the glass or flight.

Pricing is $45/person and for BCC Members, your discount applies.

Tax, gratuity and beverages are additional.

Contact our Team at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com to secure a table, as limited reservations are available.

Cheers!

Delicious summer items

Summer is almost officially in full gear.

We are thrilled over the fresh, seasonal options to share with our diners.

Mouth-watering corn is certainly a staple of Summer.

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Chef Alaun is using local corn in a satisfying soup starter accented with crème fraiche, lime and baby cilantro.

Next up, is a local halibut accented with summer squash, corn and spring onions.

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Our diners think it is perfectly satisfying and delicious.

Rounding things out is our risotto.  Diners love any version of risotto that Chef creates and this one for summer is no exception.

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Is your mouth watering for something amazing?

Come on in for Lunch or Dinner soon.

Cheers!

Open Table love

 Our diners are singing our praises on Open Table and we are thrilled.

The reviews encompass the food, service and ambiance, all of which make the experience truly worthwhile.

Listen in…

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“The architectural aspects & furnishings would be more than enough to make the trip from Half Moon Bay [41 miles]. We had the best meal we have had in months.

“It was beautifully quiet and the service was not rushed.” 

“Julia’s food and service is always consistently excellent.  If you haven’t tried Julia’s, you are missing a wonderful experience.”

There you have it folks.  Just a sampling of the positive reviews on Open Table.

We have an array of stunning options to enjoy for Lunch and Dinner.

Peek at a sampling of our delicious offerings here.