For those who are still planning for Valentine’s Day celebrations, what’s a better way to enjoy the holiday than treating your date to a nice dinner?  Heck, even if you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to go out with friends and treat yourself to an indulgent (and probably expensive) meal. There’s nothing better than scouting out good eats with your loved ones.

Of course, there are plenty of delicious restaurants in the Berkeley area to choose from. Below are some suggestions from us to consider when planning your night out. These restaurants have the food and ambiance that’s suitable for Valentine’s Day and as a plus, they are close to campus – we understand the plight of the car-deprived. Here is the list:


Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen: 2261 Shattuck Avenue

Angeline’s is a homely restaurant that focuses on cuisine from Louisiana. Their menu features some rich dishes that will send you and your date into a warm food coma right after dinner such as jambalaya, buttermilk fried chicken and baked mac n’ cheese. Angeline’s will also be offering the following special dishes on Valentine’s Day: pan-seared pork belly, roasted red pepper and Dungeness crab Soup, grilled sweet-tea brined pork chops and strawberry cornbread shortcake. Price-wise, Angeline’s is good for the quality of food you’re getting- entrees cost between $13 and $16. Not bad for a good Southern meal.


Bistro Liaison: 1849 Shattuck Ave.

It’s not Valentine’s Day without sophisticated French food, we say! Bistro Liaison offers a variety of French/European dishes including bouillabaisse, tarte flambée, les moules. Liaison is also offering quite an extensive Valentine’s Day menu, in which you can choose from a variety of options and ‘create’ your own four-course meal for $60 per person. Fancy, yes, but there is just something nice about image of having an elegant evening out, eating Jarret d’ Agneau with your date and listening to the live cabaret music in the background. It’s like a romance movie scenario came true!


Gather: 2200 Oxford Street

Gather is an excellent choice for vegetarians, offering a variety of acclaimed vegetarian dishes (that vegan charcuterie sounds amazing) with an emphasis on fresh and organic ingredients. The meat-lover shouldn’t write off this restaurant, however, as they also offer meat and fish dishes such as whole roasted petrale sole and grilled half chicken. Gather will also be offering a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner in which you can choose from a selection of various vegan and omnivore dishes for $75 per person. The food should be worth the price, however, as Gather has gotten praise from publications such as Food & Wine and Esquire.


Cha-Am Thai Restaurant: 1543 Shattuck Avenue

For those who want to celebrate their Valentine’s Day with delicious Thai cuisine, Cha-Am is an excellent location. Their menu runs the whole gamut, offering seafood, curry, vegetarian, and meat dishes. Their prices are also quite reasonable, with entrees starting at $9, a good break from the more fancy places listed above. The best feature about Cha-Am, aside from the delicious food of course, is the beautiful decoration and atmosphere surrounding the restaurant. Cha-Am is high on the second floor of a building, and it’s nice to walk up the stairs and see the dangling lights hanging from the wooden balcony. Try to get seats next to the window; gazing out into the dark sky while the soft-lighting of the restaurant accentuates the night-time ambience makes Cha-Am a charming place to dine at.

Well, we hope this list helps you out for your Valentine’s celebration. Or at the very least gives you some cool places to eat at some other time. Whatever is the case, get those reservations ready!

Image source: Deborah Lee, Daily Cal

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