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Gather

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American, Pizza, Vegan
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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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11:30 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Farm to table

When I think about Gather, I think about fresh food, creative cooking and a great ambience. However, the food at times can feel the a bit boring and the wines they offer are not distinguished. It is a good place to meet a friend and visit and the bar can be very inviting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol D
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Berkeley, California
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Hayward CA
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious! Lots of GREAT vegetarian and vegan options! Friendly staff! Great cocktails! Delightful place with locally sourced organic goodness in every bite!

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Thank Kj P
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I think about Gather, I think about fresh food, creative cooking and a great ambience. However, the food at times can feel the a bit boring and the wines they offer are not distinguished. It is a good place to meet a friend and visit and the bar can be very inviting.

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1 Thank Carol D
Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a local friend who recommended it. Tried the spicy pizza and was bored. It tasted ok and the small pizza joint just up the street had much yummier slices! Desert was great. Wait staff was way below average. Hostess was friendly and took care of us.

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Thank KSFZ_Family
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gather opened in 2009, and we loved going there for the first year or two, and went often, although it was a bit pricey even then. Gradually, though, the offerings began to taper off -- an exquisite charcuterie board, for example, simply disappeared from the menu, leaving only the "vegetarian charcuterie," and now most menu offerings are either vegan or... More 

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Thank Paul S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the oyster dish... the BEST oysters I have EVER had anywhere! The food is good and has integrity. Too bad the fries tasted old. But, I will continue to go back. Quality in food, in creativity, in decor and wonderfully friendly team.

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Thank Eliz B
Belo Horizonte, MG
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good restaurant, for me, is a combination of good food in a nice environment with good service paying a proper price. Garther combines those elements with highlight for the service. Great staff.

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Thank Resende99
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Gather on a Monday. Food was good but pricey. I had the pumpkin bisque and leafy salad. It took a bit but we got some bread with dipping oil. The sandwiches the men got looked very good and they reported that they enjoyed them. I think that $17 for a sandwich seemed a bit high. The... More 

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Thank motherbird2014
Gold Bar, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I love to eat at Gather when I am back in Berkeley! The food is excellent and meets my (gluten-free) and my friend's(vegan) requirements. Delicious and locally sourced.

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Thank ralowden
Washington, DC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

It was a typical Nor Cal summer dinner. Good food. Good drinks. Good company. The menu is a bit pretentious but it means no harm. The food is fresh and prepared with a modern twist. The setting is lovely. I have taken friends and family to this joint and they have been impressed and happy. Reasonable options for all situations.

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Thank NCPurses
San Francisco, California
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I realize that the restaurant, being in downtown Berkeley, CA, may need a menu that can meet multiple dietary requirements. However, having various dishes that are gluten-free, vegan, or carnivore-based means that there are a relatively few choices for each of those dietary categories. Plus, it seemed to me that every third dish had mushrooms as an ingredient, so if... 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

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?