This lively place offers a great selection of burgers, as well as veggie burgers, salads, and chicken sandwiches, all complemented by gigantic orders ... More
Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers
This lively place offers a great selection of burgers, as well as veggie burgers, salads, and chicken sandwiches, all complemented by gigantic orders of fries. The are open daily for lunch and dinner. Another location is available at 4162 Piedmont Avenue.
Honestly, most of the reviews here sounds like complaints about the neighborhood. It's Rockridge, what do you honestly expect? Mothers to discipline their children? Its a family restaurant, so if you want the pleasure of not dealing with self-important Berkeley sell-outs and their screaming toddlers, don't choose a burger joint. OR better yet, take it TO GO, and save yourself the hassle.
hey so what happened?
lived in rockridge area for 13 years. been going to barney's for as long as i can remember. took my 3 and 5 year old to barney's tonight, sullen service, no silverware brought with food, (i know they're burgers but you can't spread the dijon with the soggy kids fries, they're not stiff enough, you actually need that knife rolled up with the fork in the napkin stacked on the service counter over there).
and then the russian dressing condiment comes with a skin on it.
it's mayonnaise folks. re-fri-ger-ate it.
seriously, enough to make me consider never going back.
everything okay over there or are you guys really going to seed?
This local chain is very popular. Part of this is due to fact that this location has nice out door seating and is close to Bart. Also, the East Bay actually lacks in good hamburger places. . However the College Ave. location has quality control issues. For example, if you order one of the many salads that include a chicken breast, you would think that the breast would be cooked to your order. Wrong! Instead the cooks put a bunch of chicken on the grill at 3PM. They chop it up and leave it in a warming dish until all the moisture has left it. When you come in a 6PM, its just perfect, if you want to make shoes! If you complain about the quality of the food, your waitress will dis you. Hey, everybody likes the dried chicken! But not me! I’ve been through this several times now. That’s enough!
The food's decent--but I'll never go back. Briefly, the server made a mistake on my order. I can live with that--but she made me feel like it was my fault! When I tried to talk to her, she walked away while I was in mid-sentence. Later, I told her I didn
As a resident of Oakland, Barney's is one my favorite restaurants. The creative burgets are always cooked exceptionally. The fries, whether they be curly or skinny, are equilly good. The thick shakes are very pleasing, on a hot or cold day. My recommendation is a bacon cheeseburger with a side of skinny fries and a chocolate shake. Enjoy!