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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My two kids and I really enjoyed our meal. We each had a taste of everyone else's choices and all our dishes were excellent. Nice place with friendly service and great food. What more can you ask of a family meal out?

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Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very good ambiance and food in this restaurant. Definitely recommend the pizza and salads. This place gets busy when the parents of UC Berkeley students are around, especially on weekends, so don't be surprised if there is a long wait during one of these times, but generally it isn't that hard to get in. Very open setting with high ceilings... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Work took me to the Bay Area recently. My daughters and their families live near in the area. My youngest daughter suggested we try Gather for a meeting/dinner place. They did an excellent job of delicious food whether it was the omnivores, the vegetarians or the vegan. The food was very tasty, the service impeccable and the ambiance delightful. I... More

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Piedmont, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a mezzo mez experience here. Service was totally unimpressive...I sat waiting for a friend for 15 minutes before my server asked if I'd like anything to drink. Once she got there, it took a pretty long time for him to take her order as well. The food was tasty - we shared a salad, pizza and dessert - but... More

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Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My friend who I hadn't seen for a long time, and I met for lunch yesterday. The lunch menu was short but enticing. We ended up having the same dish - mushroom sandwich - to die for. It had a really nice smoky flavour, lots of juices running out and down (be prepared for a bit of a worthy mess).... More

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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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about Gather

Address: 2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: 510-809-0400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Vegan, Californian

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