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Gather

2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-809-0400
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Ranked #21 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Redding CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Split pea soup was memorable - ingredients: smoked onion, roast paprika, fenugreek oil, basil cashew, cumin and other seasonings created one of the best soups I've tasted.. waiter was willing to share ingredients if asked and his enthusiasm working there was obvious. Surroundings are modest but an air of excitement and general love of the place.. a five star vegetarian... More

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After a visit to the Brower Building (which houses Gather) to check the latest lobby gallery exhibit, a constantly changing and engaging showcase of art related to the environment, four of us popped into Gather for lunch. It was the kind of day that lent itself to outdoor dining and the patio was perfect. The server was most helpful in... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ate here recently and were pleasantly surprised by the whole place. It exuded atmosphere with a great buzz about the place. The menu leaned towards vegetarian ( which was why we went ) but it had meat options also. I had a pizza which was really quite delicious and my husband had a salad, also delicious. Staff were attentive... More

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