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Gather

2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-809-0400
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Ranked #23 of 599 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Vegan, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
san francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took my daughter here for her b-day. Food was good but not as good as I had hoped. Very noisy, perhaps because there are too many bare surfaces, nothing to cushion the sound. Definitely expected more organic and vegetarian choices on the menu.

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Los Gatos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gather is a great place to try new food and drink. Their cocktails are so yummy! I tried the Chupa Cabra. It was an amazing spicy, tart drink that you could really savor. The entrees are always something you can hardly imagine. Several great pizzas on a delicious thin crust. The wait people are skilled and very helpful, so just... More

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Berkeley, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hear dinner is good here, so I don't want to totally write off this place...but brunch left something to be desired. There is lots of great vegetarian and vegan food in the area, and I just felt like Gather did not match up (and certainly not for the price). I'll go back for dinner sometime, though.

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Boston, Mass
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On our way elsewhere, we stopped in Berkeley for dinner, and chose Gather. We had little gems and kale salads -- both were excellent. I then had mussels. Other than some in Nova Scotia years ago, these were the best: big juicy, lightly seasoned. we were tempted to stay for the next night as well, but, alas...

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Three of us met here for a casual lunch and surprisingly had no problem getting a table. We started with two salads, one of which was a unique kale salad that was right on. We did not know that sandwiches come with side salads, so we had our fill of greens. And the sandwiches were perfect. Add in a nice... More

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Southlake, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had brunch on a Sunday at Gather.Though it was quite busy, we were able to be seated immediately at the bar since we were a party of 2.It is a lovely, wood beamed room with plants and lots of light. It is a bit noisy but it seems energetic as a result. It was very, very busy and the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with 4 people and between the starters, salads, entries, and desserts we each got I think we tried about 50% of what's on their menu. Everything we had was great!

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Seattle, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We waited at the bar with some nice cocktails and shrub sodas and were seated exactly at the time of our reservations - outside. It was a cool evening, but the heating units made it perfectly comfortable. The server was like an old friend who knows exactly when to leave you alone and when to appear, and the pizzas were... More

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Bedford, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Mixed experience here. Gather's space is a large, light-filled room with an open kitchen and a casual-chic feel. But be forewarned that this attractive room is unfortunately very loud, and the tables are quite close together. This is not a place for intimate conversation. Another warning: check the menu online before you come. The dishes are fairly unconventional, even for... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived in San Francisco with my Fiancé and we were staying in Berkeley so needed a decent quick restaurant for dinner, could not have chosen a better place. We had a reservation and were sat straight away, it wasn't too busy but the atmosphere was good, I can imagine on a very busy night it might be too hard to... More

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