August 26, 2009

Berkeley: Meridian International Sports Cafe (CLOSED); restaurant review

80 North

Meridian International Sports Cafe  CLOSED  2050 University Ave./Shattuck Ave., (510) 705-1450. L-D W-Sun; $. Reservations not needed.

Dining here is like enjoying an updated TV dinner. Seating is in roomy wood booths, at tables, and around a central bar in a wide open, Industrial Chic room that is painted black with concrete accents. Silent TVs tuned to sports events hang from the ceiling, and loud, upbeat music plays in the background. The pub menu features classics such as tasty housemade bangers along with more sophisticated dishes such as Moroccan barbecued wild king salmon. Fried calamari, fish and chips, and an all-natural burger are among the many other choices. Sweet endings include sticky toffee pudding that is almost as good as the one I make every Christmas and an ice cream sandwich. Wines galore are available by the glass, and 24 beers are on tap.

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