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LA hound visiting Berkeley--quiet, moderate-priced, birthday restaurant for this Saturday?

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LA hound visiting Berkeley--quiet, moderate-priced, birthday restaurant for this Saturday?

ThatPat | Mar 14, 2011 12:59 PM

I'm visiting Berkeley all this month (from Santa Monica) and am trying to find a somewhat festive place for my birthday this Saturday for 6 people. Two of the guests are very elderly (and one is deaf), so quiet (not necessarily sedate) is better. I'm treating, so price will need to be moderate. Somewhere on Solano might work because the old couple live fairly nearby. Having looked at various reviews, I was wondering about Vanessa's Bistro? (I tend to enjoy small plates places in LA like Orris, Musha, AOC). Is Rivoli awfully pricey? I've been to China Village several times recently, otherwise that would be a great choice pricewise and location.

Thanks SFO board--this is my first post up here (and my first chowhound post in quite a while actually).

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Vanessa's Bistro
1715 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Rivoli Restaurant
1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

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