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.

Spring vegetables

Our diners are enjoying the bounty of spring produce on the menu.

Chef Alaun is using vibrant options throughout our starters and main courses.

A favorite of many are the beautiful lettuces.

They are gracing us on salads and providing a fresh pop of color on our sandwiches.

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Next up are the colorful radishes.

We are serving them as a starter alongside baby lettuce and cucumbers.

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Lastly, look for the spring pea risotto on the Dinner menu.

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Diners are loving this dish accented with king trumpet mushrooms and mint.

Not only is it beautiful when plated, but delicious as well.

Come in soon to enjoy the bounty of spring vegetables available.

Cheers!

Wine Dinner preparation

It is an exciting day around Julia’s, as we place the final touches on the restaurant for our Rasmussen Wine Dinner tonight.

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We love the special ambiance these evenings create for our guests.  From fresh flowers and stunning service, to a custom menu prepared by Chef Alaun that will ignite the senses with each and every bite.

Our Team is ready to shine for our many guests including the company of winemakers Kent Rasmussen and Celia Ramsay.

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Vegetable love

At Julia’s, we love using what is fresh, in-season and delicious.

The vegetables spanning our Lunch & Dinner menus are a front-runner to showcasing what is amazing around the Bay Area.

Chef Alaun’s creative mastery uses them to highlight all of his courses, but they really shine greatly in our Starters and Main Courses.

Hello beautiful beets.

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Not only are they gorgeous, they are firm and delicious.  Suspend any disbelief that you don’t care for beets, and sink your teeth into these.

These are beets to be savored and accented just as our Team does, with cara cara oranges for an unexpected pop of color and toasted almonds for a bit of texture and dimension.

Another gorgeous option for vegetables is the radishes & cucumber salad.

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There is a freshness here like no other and crispness to the vegetables that is perfectly satisfying.

Not only it is colorful, it is full of flavor.  It is love at first bite.

Rounding things up, we love asparagus.

With this beautifully done steak, this vegetable pairs perfectly.

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With a mild crispness to each bite, you can truly taste the freshness here.

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Our diners love the way vegetables are used throughout our dishes.

What will you come in to try next?

Dinner favorites

Chef Alaun has great things happening in the Kitchen and our current dinner menu is full of memorable choices.

Starting off light and satisfying is this little gem salad.

The portion size is perfection.

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Chef accents it with anjou pear, radish, tarragon and dijon vinaigrette.

The quality ingredients really shine here.

Next up is the absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth. grilled hanger steak.

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Cooked to perfection and accented with potato mousseline and asparagus, our diners are loving this dish.

If you saved room, have it be for this delectable masterpiece.

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The lemon cream on the sides is blissful and the perfect creaminess for dipping the soft cake into.

Our diners are loving it.

Come on in and treat yourself.  We would love to have you!

Lunch favorites

Chef Alaun always brings a classic and delicious touch to his dishes.

Lunch does not miss the mark and we have to share about these gems on the menu.

You simply can’t go wrong with the roasted beets.

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  Yes, they are that awesome.

Chef is accenting them with beautiful cara cara oranges and almonds.  The beets are firm, fantastic and truly satisfying.

Next up, the kabocha squash soup.

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Hello, creamy and delicious concoction. We love you.

Ending things on a satisfying note is our risotto.

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It is accented with asparagus, king trumpet mushrooms and finished with parmigiano reggiano.

Quite simply, it is love at first bite.

We would love to hear which one sounds the best to you!  Share with us in the comments below, or book a reservation stat to come in and try them all.

Cheers!

Current favorites

February is in full swing and we have lots of love for items currently on the menu.

A favorite of many is the radishes & cucumber salad.

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Not only is it beautiful, it is delicious.

It is accented with arugula, cara cara orange and white wine vinaigrette.

Next up is the fettuccine pasta.

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The fresh ingredients are a feast for the senses and then slowly melt in your mouth.

Maybe it’s the crème fraiche or the black truffle in this dish?

Rounding things up is a dessert many are swooning over.

Hello there, spiced walnut cake.

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With brown butter ice cream and poached pear, this one is a crowd pleaser.

Have you been in lately to try any of these?

Share with us a current favorite of yours in the comments below.

Restaurant Week 2016

We love Berkeley Restaurant Week and it is almost here.

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Now in its 4th year and running 1.21.16 – 1.31.16, stunning menus with prix fixe pricing will be available as an option to choose from when dining.

Here’s the skinny…

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.

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.  

Stay tuned over the coming weeks to hear about more of the fun!

Current favorites

We are featuring some delicious offerings in the restaurant.

A favorite starter for many is our Obatzda-infused brie.  

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Obatzda is a Bavarian cheese delicacy made with soft cheese and butter.

Traditional seasonings and a small amount of beer complete this deliciousness.

Next up, are our Kurobuta pork medallions.  

With a black trumpet mushroom risotto and fall vegetables, it’s a real treat!

Rounding things out, you can’t go wrong with a good pasta.

Chef Wolfgang stuns us all with his Three-cheese ravioli.  

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Mushroom-lovers rejoice with chanterelle and porcini for mouth-watering bliss.

Join us for Dinner soon to try one of these amazing offerings.

Cheers!