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Gather

2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-809-0400
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Ranked #23 of 600 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Piedmont, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We waited at least 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Even though I'd requested a table near a wall because one of our guests is hard of hearing, we were seated out on the floor. The noise level is very high so communication was tough. Yes, this restaurant is in Berkeley, and Berkeley is casual, but for... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love this place. I've been twice, and sat at the bar both times. First, the service. It's excellent! we've always had very knowledgable bartenders, courteous waiters/waitresses, and overall find everyone to be very friendly. The food is delicious. Both times I've been there, I've ordered one of the appetizers and a pizza. The pizzas are unusual, and very light.... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

supergood! amazing menu! great food! great service! thumbs up! a must go again. good location! great cocktails!!!

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Beverly Hills, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pleasant good service. Friends said Great pizza. Not so ...crust burnt fillings sparse might try again and order something else

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Unusual but yummy. Pimm's cup drink was strong. Had mizuna salad with fresh strawberries and pickled white strawberries. Husband had a pea soup with curry. We both had the steak tartare. Husband had a dessert that was like a chocolate pudding.

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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The waiter does not like his job. It is far too noisy to hear even your dinner companion. The hamburger was good, but costs $18. The black rice dish was just an amorphous, tasteless blob on the plate. We got the last dinner reservation available on-line, yet there were several tables that sat empty the whole time we were there.

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