Barneys Gourmet Hamburgers

1591 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 526-8185

Recent Reviews

Pat Azi

My recent visit to Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, CA, was disappointing. I ordered the Beet Salad, substituted salmon for chicken, and added an extra portion of salmon for an additional $6.50. The food was underwhelming, considering the total bill for two salads and two Diet Cokes came to $63.50 with tax and tip. To my dismay, the "salmon" was not the fresh fillets I expected and had become accustomed to at other establishments, but rather cheap salmon burger patties. This was not specified on the menu, leaving me feeling deceived and disappointed. Although I sympathize with the economic challenges faced by restaurants, the meal simply provided bad value for the cost. While Barney's may offer excellent burgers, fries, and shakes, its salads have noticeably deteriorated in quality compared to years past. Patrons looking for salads should prepare one at home or try another establishment.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 2

Service: 4

Scheria S

Great Burger joint! Huge variety of flavors to choose from. You gotta try the blackberry chocolate milkshake. Go. Run don't walk.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Gastropub Burger, Blackberry Milkshake, Single Curly Fries, Animal Burger

Traveling with John

Delicious burgers, fries, and shakes.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Steak-Cut or Skinny Fries, Barney's Burger

John Flanagan

I love Barney's burgers, and their fries and shakes are great too.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Voodoo, Steak Fries

Gary Cole

After happily patronizing Barney’s 3 East Bay locations since 1988, I finally decided to write a review. There is no other place in the East Bay with a better selection of burgers. My favorite is the Voodoo burger, served medium rare and piled high with blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, melted provolone and a generous portion of perfectly sautéed mushrooms that spill over the brioche bun onto the plate. The meat is of high quality and cooked perfectly to order. Sweet potato fries are excellent and the mocha milk shake is exceptionally tasty, infused with real coffee grounds that sets it apart from any mocha shake I’ve ever tasted. Each Barney’s location has a hidden patio in the back with plants and greenery. Think of it as an oasis for escaping the busy streets. So why has it taken me so long to write a review? Well for one, Google didn’t exist when I first started patronizing Barney’s. Second, I’m selfish and wanted to keep the patios to myself. Yes I’ve tried a few of their other burgers but they don’t hit the spot and do not warrant my 5 stars. Pro tip: request some chipotle aioli sauce on the side for dipping your fries. So why no pictures as with all my other reviews? When the burger arrives I dig into it so quickly and voraciously the last thing on my mind is reaching for the camera, now replaced by a smart phone. Go do that voodoo that I do and head to Barney’s today.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 4

Recommended dishes: Voodoo, Sweet Potato Fries

Bryce Torian

Incredibly delicious. Gastropub Burger was interesting and cooked great. Patty and Bacon had a wonderful smokey flavor. Egg was not overcooked, so the yolk flowed like an egg should on a sandwich.BlackBerry milkshake was great, and they give you the container too so it's a very generous serving. Loved having whole blackberries in there that were good level of riped.Curly fries were great. Very crunchy and flavorful. Best curly fries I've had yet.Very fast service too! Granted we came in on a Thursday night, but it was about 10 minutes to get our food.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Ron Heuberg

Great portobello mushroom and Maui wowie chicken with sweet potato fries and thick maltsI like the one on solano avenueNothing else compares!

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Sweet Potato Fries

d k

Food is OK - never really improves - and servers are friendly but often get orders wrong, possibly due to the noise.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 3

Service: 3

Rachel Brown

Thank you so much!! I really enjoyed the fresh food here and the fantastic service. As a person in the restaurant industry for almost 2 decades I can be a bit high maintenance. My server, Samantha, was truly kind, gracious and concerned about me being comfortable. I honestly have not had such great service in a long time. If you want to be treated like a valued human, definitely stop in at this Barneys and enjoy the food, atmosphere, and kind service. The entire staff wasgreat. .

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

אסתי מור

We didn't enjoy it so much. The degree of action was not

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 3

Service: 4

Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina

Good quality meat.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 4

Recommended dishes: Baja, Kid's Hamburger

Bill Davis

Great burgers at a great place.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Roni Mor

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Each of us found something to order on the menu. Everything is delicious. We'll be back for

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Chastity Johnson

We decided to head there for a company lunch. The food was tasty, the service was AMAZING and it was a great location for people watching.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Truffle Fries

Jaymes Peddie

I asked a someone who lived in the area whats the best place to eat. This is where they said. Heck of a recommendation. I got the gastropub, a shake, and the chili cheese fries.The burger was great. Id get the voodoo sauce on the side because its dam good. Cooked perfectly and it was huge.The milkshake real fresh too. I was getting chunks of berries all the time and it was perfect. You also get a tin and there's enough to have another one in there.The chili was the only disappointment. The fries were great, properly thin.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 4

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Gastropub Burger, Voodoo

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