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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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  • 35
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey drinks, good vibe

The bartenders were incredibly friendly and helpful, but the drinks were a bit expensive for what they were. Good vibe, but there isn't a ton of seating in the bar area and it gets cramped quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

No seriously, it made us laugh, it really did! Thank heavens I wasn't too hungry at the time and just ordered the soup (about the only veggie option on the menu which made any sense/seemed affordable). Sadly the rest of my 12-strong group weren't as fortunate and ordered various other far pricier offerings... And then we waited... And waited some... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The bartenders were incredibly friendly and helpful, but the drinks were a bit expensive for what they were. Good vibe, but there isn't a ton of seating in the bar area and it gets cramped quickly.

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Oakland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our first experience here did not disappoint. Service was excellent and the food, kale salad and halibut were perfect as was the excellent Pinot Grigio bottle of wine. A little too loud, but not as loud as other restaurants.

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Moraga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Last Saturday, my husband and I saw this "Happy Hour" sign placed on the side walk outside of this restaurant so we decided to order two drinks. The bartender then told us that "There is no Happy Hour on Saturdays" and two drinks were $24; we asked the manager why the sign did not mention Saturday exclusion of the Happy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Two martinis, one glass of wine, 2 teeny portions of lukewarm soup (sent back once, too hungry to bother again), 3 teeny appetizers (one ok, one meh, and one barely edible), and two cups of coffee -- $100.00. Slow as molasses service. Avoid this rip off.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was my third meal at Revival in the last year and all have been excellent. My daughter & I ate here before a performance at Berkeley Rep (the restaurant is a two minute walk from the theater) and were very happy with our meal. She ordered a gimlet and I had the Jalisco Mule. It was delicious and spicy... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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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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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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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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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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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: American

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?