Five is the place to dine at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, California.
After a seven-figure renovation, the century-old Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, Calif., has an opulent new look. Marble floors, ornate columns, and venetian-glass chandeliers greet guests in the lobby. Upstairs, many of the stylishly revamped rooms boast views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco, or the Berkeley Hills.
In Five, the Shattuck's well-received restaurant (510-225-6055, five-berkeley.com), guests sip classic drinks at the marble bar or savor chef Scott Howard's traditional-with-a-twist dishes: sole with crablaced mashed potatoes, mac and cheese rendered in orzo and chevre.
The 182-room hotel is steps from a BART station, two blocks from Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and a stroll from the famed Gourmet Ghetto and Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall. From $125 for AAA members. (866) 466-9199, hotelshattuckplaza.com
Photography by Melissa Barnes
This article was first published in January 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.