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2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Ranked #20 of 605 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
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
Berkeley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Been wanting to try Gather since it opened 5 years ago, but this is not a last-minute choice kinda place. Reservations fill up fast, whether via Open Table or directly - so plan ahead, its well worth it! I'd call it casual upscale, busy but not crowded-feeling. The menu isn't huge, and at first glance you may pause at some... More 

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Lebanon, NJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

During dinner Saturday night, we raced to book brunch there the next day because we were so wowed by the food. Our party of three loved enjoyed everything we were served: cocktails, fish, salads, grains, vegetables, and desserts. Gather dazzles with fresh food to please meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Their menu offers just the right number of choices: plenty... More 

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Palo Alto
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gather is an upscale restaurant directly across the street from the western part of the UC Berkeley campus, and only a short walk from the Berkeley Rep. We were introduced to Gather by our daughter, a recent grad of Berkeley, and it is the type of restaurant that one can take the parents to while at the same time enjoy... More 

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Berkeley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to Gather before our show at Berkeley Rep. The food at Gather is very, very tasty and well-prepared---we had a wonderful Green Goddess salad, followed by a delicious Cod dish. Service was excellent. We'll be back!

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is my third visit to Gather and with each new visit, I can't stop saying "Wow"! I do think that it helps that I know some of the people who have worked at the restaurant for quite awhile because reading the menu just doesn't do the taste buds justice. There are items I might not try if not for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very little glutton free or lactose free, not very willing to make something special for unless you give plenty of notice. Have tried both lunch and dinner and feel there are many more pleasant restaurants at which to dine in Berkeley, namely Corso, rivoli , la coco's, sauls

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great place. One of my best experiences in the Bay Area. Great wine list, nice organic and honest food and perfect service.

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San Francisco, California
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51 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant is the food-to-table style that is now so popular - as they are so good. They did not have gluten-free bread but some gluten-free items on the menu. The pizza looked very yummy. We had some great pickled things for starters, than Brussel sprouts that were fried and had some pickled things in it which made it taste... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate at Gather & it was terrific. Service was efficient, well-timed & gracious & good-natured. The food was superb. The way flavors blended to create spectacular tastes was masterful. Often I see odd combinations of ingredients that simply look & taste as though the chef is trying to be different & original, but the flavor combinations are not particularly... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was my birthday dinner, 3000 miles away from home. Delicious meal, overall. Service was great, atmosphere was lively and comfortable. The food was very tasty with lots of umami texture, and lots of complicated flavors. We started with the brussels sprouts (delicious!) and for entrees had the chickpea panisse and the black cod. Dessert was the budino, which was... 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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