Angela
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 10, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
Angela's Reviews
 
Introducing PLÄJ, a new innovative concept from Swedish born Owner/Chef Roberth Sundell where California fare and Scandinavian flavors become one. PLÄJ is a celebration of local and seasonal ingredients inspired by the rustic flavors and simple elegance of Scandinavian cusine. PLÄJ embodies the soul of Scandinavia,the place to share the experience of new flavors, great wine, Scandinavian beer, and cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Different Concept in dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Plan specializes in small plates to be shared among diners, with only a few dishes which would qualify as entries. The menu feature varieties oh Herring and salmon,as well as elk and boar dishes. The boar was excellent, lightly gamy with seared outer skin served with mashed squash. The cocktail menu features some experimental blends, the scotch based one was different, light and refreshing. My only observation is that a dinner for two with one cocktail apiece and 2 shared plate which comes to $100 a person is more than a 2 $ restaurant. The service was attentive without being intrusive. This is a very nice restaurant, convenient to both the symphony and the opera. It is well worth a visit, being different without offering extreme items. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege."
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Five is New American cuisine, with contemporary style. <br />An original downtown Berkeley gathering spot, where you can experience great diversity of people, food, wine, and spirits in a striking, yet familiar setting. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too Much Nouveau
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Five sacrifices taste for trend. Every other dish seems to stress its vegetarian elements. Ingredients seem to be chosen for their unfamiliarity rather than for their contribution to the quality of the dish. The basil gimlet had no basil; it was straight gin. A simple bourbon old fashioned had to be sent back for the club soda. One of the ingredients in a salad, had to be googled before I discovered that is was some French seasoning for vegetarian dishes. The restaurant was crowded so it was difficult to attract the wait staffs attention. Obviously, I am the minority but I won't be going back."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2008
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A taste of Tuscany and local treasure that is simply delicious. For over three decades, Luceti"s has served Italian cuisine created by world class chef and awarded San Franciscan, Roger Bertola. Founder of the legendary Doro's, Ruggero's and master chef of Fior and the Iron Horse. Mr. Bertola was also the personal chef to generals Eisenhower and Paton. Today, Luceti's owners carry on the same tradition and cuisine that was started by Dr. Ron Luceti in 1984. Luceti's is a great place for private parties and business meetings. Full menu is available at bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Italian food the old fashioned way
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Christmas Eve menu was a collection of old favorites, reasonably priced and prepared. The pasta with clams was well prepared with both clam pieces and whole clams in their shells. The chopino had a nice assortment of both fish and shellfish but was a little on the bland side. A few splashes of Tabasco perked it up nicely. The wine list had a good selection of reasonably priced wines. The roast beef was probably one of the largest portions I've seen and the diners seemed to enjoy it.
This was our first visit but it was clear that many of the families dining there were regulars, who were well known to the friendly waitstaff. Both old and new customers were attentively served and made comfortable. All in all, with the exception of one or two large and loud groups, this restaurant provide a lovely experience."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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New Menu, Breakfast, Lunch,Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar , Lounge Area, Entertainment, 3 stages, Fine Dining, Dining Area, Private Dining Areas with Apple TV
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wait staff a problem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is quite good and there are plenty of opportunities to mix and match on the menu. The roast beef special got great reviews from our party. Both bands www very good and the music selections excellent. Our waiter kept coming back to confirm our orders and then returning to say that something on the menu was unavailable. This was at 6:45 p.m. So it couldn't have been sold out. The check was a nightmare, requiring 3 tries to get it correct. G great place for entertainment but examine the check carefully."
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
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