I'm taking a friend to dinner for her bday on Sunday in Berkeley. She likes French food but we're both grad students, so I'm looking for something with reasonably priced wine and entrees topping out in the teens. I don't get over to the East Bay that often and the places I have on my list are Pizzaiolo, Cesar, Kirala, Bakesale Betty's, and stuff in the Chez Panisse (too expensive) range. I haven't been to A Cote or La Note, but they both seem like they might be in the right price range, any comment on the food? I also sent her menus for Pizzaiolo and Cesar. I tried searching but my searches are less than successful on this board. Thanks for any advice.