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Revival Bar+Kitchen

2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Ranked #50 of 591 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Addison
Transit: Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had fun hanging out at the bar. Delicious lamb appetizer and unusual drinks. Nice place - I would go back!

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Long Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a dinner with a collegue. We shared flat bread with arugula and mushrooms. Watery fresh and had lots of flavors . I ordered goat dish with parsnips. The meat was cooked to perfection, had no aftertaste. The portion was large and can be shared. My colleague had liberty duck and it was excellent! It was served with potato terrine... More

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Haifa, Israel
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152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

enjoyed a very nice evening there with great service and atmosphere, good cocktails and generally nice handling of the drinking staff, the charcuterrie was ok but the mixed grill was under average. good desserts and poor espresso. they need to improve the food period.

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Bay Area, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Food was ok, flavors were under-represented so could have been bolder. Menu has limited veg options, but reasonable ones. Service was good. Location was good as well.

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Berkeley, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A few months ago, this restaurant peaked. We had a series of 3-4 amazing meals over the course 1-2 months. Tonight was a total disappointment. Everything that we ordered was a miss. To top things off, they left the front door open on a really cold night—my wife had to wear her North Face jacket to stay comfortable. Won't go... More

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Vashon Island, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Well, we just got back from the restaurant. Maybe it was the embarrassing loss that Cal experienced today from USC that created a pall in the place but it played out in a really negative way. We're visiting from Seattle and are pretty down to earth and expected a lot more than we got. The food was tasty and interesting.... More

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Oakland, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We've been there several times in the past and liked it. Recently, it was mixed, both the food and the service. The house-made charcuterie was fantastic, all of it, along with the pickled vegetables that came with it. The braised beef was dry, though. And surprisingly the service was inattentive. Drinks took a long time to arrive, the waiter didn't... More

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Tiburon, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We went in for an early dinner before a concert. Unbeknownst to us it was a Saturday for a home game for Cal Bears, consequently the restaurant was packed even at 6PM. However, the service was fine and although a little harried no more so than many other restaurants on a Saturday evening. My steak was good but not outstanding,... More

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San Francisco, CA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Met friends for dinner before going to a play at Berkeley Rep Theater. Had their soup and one of their salads and was quite pleased with both. It was far from basic, so if you're thinking Applebee's, think again. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food as well and we are all foodies, so that says a lot. Wine was... More

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Marin County, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have eaten at Revival twice; once with a party of three, and more recently with a party of 12. In both cases the food was excellent, the cocktails were divine, and the service was very good. The staff treated our large group nicely, accommodating our request for a particular seating arrangement, and getting us served in time to walk... More

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