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Gather

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American, Pizza, Vegan, Californian
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2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Allston Way)
Downtown Berkeley BART (1 block away!) AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley Ample bicycle parking
510-809-0400
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gather is a restaurant, café and organic bar with an outdoor patio in...
Gather is a restaurant, café and organic bar with an outdoor patio in Downtown Berkeley.We serve seasonal farm food, sourced carefully and prepared thoughtfully, with a fairly priced menu for vegetarians and omnivores.Located in the David Brower Center, the greenest building in the East Bay, Gather is designed to inspire community and educate people about food.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome food - snobbish service

Setting: Close to university. Lots of light and wood. Very nice atmosphere. Parking could be a challenge. Food: It is a organic local restaurant, taking pride of sourcing closely and only, what is in season. Brussel sprouts and the fish where top notch. Right amount and balance of spice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Fernando B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Setting: Close to university. Lots of light and wood. Very nice atmosphere. Parking could be a challenge. Food: It is a organic local restaurant, taking pride of sourcing closely and only, what is in season. Brussel sprouts and the fish where top notch. Right amount and balance of spice and ingredients. espresso - so so. service: The only "bad" part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to this place on several occasions. Enjoyed it every time. Imaginative and tasty menu. Premium experience without being pretentious. Might seem a bit pricey at first, but then you try the food and realize what a good value it actually is.

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Berkeley, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Gather has been popular since the day it opened. However, I feel differently about the restaurant. I have eaten there twice and feel that the food is maybe a little better than average, but cost much more than it's worth. The service was awful both times. It feels like a place that people want to be seen at, but not... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Made a late night reservation and when we got there, it was still crowded. The food was delicious, I had the sea urchin on rice, which was quite flavorful, slight sourness. The choice of the other folks looked really good. The beer selection was also good. Desserts were nice also. The initial wait staff was somewhat harried and seemed impatient,... More 

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Danville, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night at 6:30 with a reservation, but I think we would have been able to walk in with just a short wait at that time. We had been to this restaurant once before about 4-5 years ago and loved the unusual vegetarian selections. (Kale was just becoming the big rave back then.) Since that time, more... More 

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San Francisco
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We got nice pizza, burger, and salads after a Cal basketball game on Saturday night, and Gather was the perfect place to do just that. We need more places like this, where you can get quality food on the fly, no reservation and no hassle. One caveat -- there has to be a caveat-- the bar. They have nice small... More 

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new york
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a terrific lunch/brunch with nieces and some little tikes in the family and felt very relaxed as we sipped on a variety of delicious drinks. One niece had the tastiest egg dish I have ever had (luckily I sat next to her) scrambled with spinach,cheese, and a few other ingredients....perfectly cooked....not overdone. I had a yummy pizza, and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Been wanting to try Gather since it opened 5 years ago, but this is not a last-minute choice kinda place. Reservations fill up fast, whether via Open Table or directly - so plan ahead, its well worth it! I'd call it casual upscale, busy but not crowded-feeling. The menu isn't huge, and at first glance you may pause at some... More 

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Lebanon, NJ
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

During dinner Saturday night, we raced to book brunch there the next day because we were so wowed by the food. Our party of three loved enjoyed everything we were served: cocktails, fish, salads, grains, vegetables, and desserts. Gather dazzles with fresh food to please meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Their menu offers just the right number of choices: plenty... More 

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Palo Alto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gather is an upscale restaurant directly across the street from the western part of the UC Berkeley campus, and only a short walk from the Berkeley Rep. We were introduced to Gather by our daughter, a recent grad of Berkeley, and it is the type of restaurant that one can take the parents to while at the same time enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (Allston Way)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley BART (1 block away!) AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley Ample bicycle parking
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-809-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Vegan, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Gather is a restaurant, café and organic bar with an outdoor patio in Downtown Berkeley.We serve seasonal farm food, sourced carefully and prepared thoughtfully, with a fairly priced menu for vegetarians and omnivores.Located in the David Brower Center, the greenest building in the East Bay, Gather is designed to inspire community and educate people about food.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?