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Gather

2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-809-0400
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Ranked #10 of 591 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Vegan, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Allston Way
Transit: Downtown Berkeley BART (1 block away!) AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley Ample bicycle parking
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.
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English first
Berkeley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely time at Gather. Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable. We had truly amazing cocktails to start. The kale salad was done perfectly, lightly steamed and dressed. I ventured out to try to Lucky Dog Burger. Unfortunately, when I asked for details on how it was served gluten free, I was told that they just remove... More

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New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

On vacation in Berkeley for a few days, my husband and I wanted to find a nice restaurant to go to. Being mostly vegetarian, we opted for Gather and were delighted with the choice. We frequent many vegetarian/vegan/farm-to-table restaurants in New York, but this was something else. The vegan "charcuterie" was amazing, with fantastic combinations like roasted beets, ground pistachios... More

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San Francisco, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I were walk-ins as reservations were full, yet the host pleasantly found us two seats at the counter in this very casual establishment. I ordered the mussels incorrectly thinking it would be a bowl of mussels. The presentation was pure art and it tasted wonderful with fish roe and roasted kale leaves, but for $15, there were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had a superb meal at this Bip Gourmand (Michelin) rated nice restaurant, with my wife and son, and even for a reasonable price. Many of the dishes were vegetarian, but that was no problem as they were the best vegetarian food I've got since Manna in London, the Panisse for example was to die for! Also the deserts were great.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I know some people have complained about the prices, but the food is very good (well at least what i had). The vegan pizza with cashew cheese was tasty, and my "beluga" lentil dish was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly, and atmosphere was airy and very pleasant for lunch/brunch. As a vegan, I appreciated the clearly marked menu. Good... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was looking forward to sharing small plates with a friend, and the $18 charcuterie is a flavor treat, but, served without bread, it only a sample. There were only two small mussels in the smoked mussel dish. The kale salad while of decent size has been overdone every where. There was only one red wine offered (in California!). Instead... More

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Berkeley, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of the best restaurants in the East Bay. I had the most delicious lamb I have ever ordered. FANTASTIC!!!!

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westchester
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

"Gather" is a different experience - the quality of the food, the presentation, the selection of presentations - all are important. Waitstaff knows a lot about their food, and made good enquiries about dishes for one of our party who had food allergies. The food was wonderfully fresh and imaginative, and very good for vegetarians. I (temporarily) become a vegetarian... More

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San Rafael, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gather provided a lovely meal and environment for a pre-Berkeley Rep performance. Service was excellent. The meals our group of four ordered were well prepared and delicious. And our show time requirement was easily met by the timely care we received.

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Oakland, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you're looking to take a vegetarian out for a special occasion, this would be the place to go! A very upscale restaurant with pretty good vegetarian options. A little pricey, and not many vegan and gluten-free options, but otherwise a fantastic place to eat! The vegan charcuterie is pretty good -- very interesting options.

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