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Revival Bar+Kitchen

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2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Addison)
Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.
510-549-9950
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3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for pre-theater, bit noisy

Since it right at the corner of Berkeley Rep, its a great place for pre-theater. You can have a salad, soup, charcuterie or entree. The service can be spotty which is important for a pre-theater restaurant. Sometimes waiting for the check can be an ordeal. It is also a bit noisy if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
RoBertie
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San Jose, California
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Mill Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Revival's small plate offerings simply don't work. A $9.00 asparagus appetizer had exactly five stalks, cut wastefully in half and drenched in an unidentifiable sauce. A New Orleans gumbo arrived with three tablespoons of soup in an oversized bowl, no hint of sausage, fish or chicken. We returned that one. For a restaurant bill for $100.00 the four of us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

good service for food that used to be great, though overpriced, but has become horrible. The waiter apologized, but the manager on duty was useless and our bill had a $20 error. GO ELSEWHERE.

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San Jose, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Since it right at the corner of Berkeley Rep, its a great place for pre-theater. You can have a salad, soup, charcuterie or entree. The service can be spotty which is important for a pre-theater restaurant. Sometimes waiting for the check can be an ordeal. It is also a bit noisy if you're planning on meeting a few couples to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

"I'm so disappointed! The ambiance here looked so inviting: lots of people; delicious smells; interesting menu and great decor. But then I sat down at the bar. After a couple hours of "playing tourist" in Berkeley, I was looking forward to sitting and enjoying dinner. I placed my bag and camera on the bar. Before I even had time to... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited on a Friday night and the joint was hopping. Luckily, we were seated far from the bar and the group of four boisterous revelers who could have been stand-ins for blokes at a Liverpool pub. The service was very good; the waiter asked if we were going to the theatre, and since we had tickets at the Marsh,... More 

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Davis, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wanted to love it but didn't. Visited with friends before show at Freight & Salvage. Started with a Charcuterie "Pork Rillette" order that was generous and tasty. The main dish of duck breast confit was the biggest hit and got a rave review. My buttermilk fried chicken was a bit dry & overcooked, although the mac n'cheese side was creamy... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a restaurant that has its ducks all in line. With its ingredients sourced from high quality suppliers Revival offers an excellent dining experience. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly and expert staff we were given a wonderful meal. Its a place of subtle confidence with a single page menu (that's all you need) and our party of five ordered a... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's always a plesant surprise when you find a place that meets the reviews. Revival did just that. I enjoyed the duck. Cooked to perfection with excellent flavor. My guests enjoyed a meat trio, which he said was excellent and she had trumpet mushrooms which she loved. While it seems pricy looking online, I thought it was very reasonable and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Popped into Revival on New Years Eve for some drinks and food. Menu was fantastic and the staff really friendly. What made it even better was the great relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely reconmend!

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food is fantastic and cocktails really great. Love coming to Revival for drinks after a show or movie for cocktails. One of the only somewhat upscale and hip bars in Berkeley.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
    (Addison)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-549-9950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

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