Indulge on a Budget


Now is the time to try a new restaurant or visit a familiar favorite! Berkeley Restaurant Week kicks off on Thursday, January 21 with terrific lunch and dinner values through the end of the month. More than 20 Berkeley eateries offer outstanding prix-fixe menus of $20 per person for lunch and $25 or $35 per person for dinner. (Tax and tip are usually not included.) Eager eaters can feast on everything from Mediterranean sea bass to Brazilian waffles at spots like Corso, Riva Cucina, Mission Heirloom Garden Cafe, Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen, Tigerlily Berkeley, Comal, and many more local faves. Info and reservations: here and more info here.


Diners can also catch the final few days of Oakland Restaurant Week, which runs until January 24 with prix-fixe meals at popular spots like Lungomare, Cosecha, Duende and many others. Throughout January, California Restaurant Month offers fine dining at affordable prices across the state.


Berkeley’s Rivoli Restaurant is among the many spots offering prix-fixe menus during Restaurant Week. Photo: Nader Khouri