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The Gathering Table Restaurant

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
+1 805-688-7770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (22 reviews)
“hamachi” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always freshly made with local ingredients that are in season with love and care. They never disappoint. I have been coming here for years to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and I will continue to do so.

1  Thank Jewels1999
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was one of our best meals on a trip to "sideways" country. The Hamachi is terrific as was the duck and steak. The only downside was that as the evening progressed a very large group came in and it was very noisy. However, when...More

1  Thank 100db
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Not big....but great. Chef is well know and respected for consistent food w/ a little Pan-Pacific flair. Quiet dinning in a rustic atmosphere with proper table service & settings

Thank Greg S
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Overrated and expensive for what you are served. This is a share/small plate restaurant so you spend a lot for not much food. Some of the items were excellent while other were mediocre. The worst were the lingcod special (a tiny overdone piece of fish...More

1  Thank MissFlamingoGirl
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Unusual food but not in a good way. Strange sauces used. Noodles over cooked and too much butter and garlic. Brussels sprouts tasted like vinegar. Filet mignon was small. And there's a charge for the bread!

Thank psld
Reviewed February 4, 2017

After a long drive up from LA county, was ready to rest and retire. But the dinner was worth staying up for! Lovely sauces, wonderful spicing, tender meats. Extraordinary.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

First time I've written a bad restaurant review. I eat fish but not meat. As no veg entree I asked if I could have Arctic char and risotto with veg stock Told chef didn't have any veg stock! Surely he could make in 5 mins?!...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed November 23, 2016

One of the best meals I've had in the Valley for a long, long time. The chef has it down - service was friendly and efficient. The room was quiet on this particular evening and that makes a nice change from some restaurants that specialize...More

Thank Fulham9
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Had the ahi tuna. Melted in my mouth. Outstanding and unique sauce. Cooked perfectly. Ceasar salad was wonderful. Cozy atmosphere and good service. Chief Budi Kazali came out to greet us.

Thank mercene c
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at the Ballard Inn (separately reviewed) three times and love it. On our prior visits we took advantage of the many excellent dining choices in Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton. This trip we wanted to eat at the Inn—we are very glad...More

Thank Jon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
    (Alamo Pintado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7770
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Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Ballard, California restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country – wonderful wine and delicious food!

Chef Budi Kazali artistically melds Asian and French cuisine to deliver a truly delectable and extensive menu that features seasonal, locally sourced produce, seafood, and meats.

Whether you’re reconnecting with family and friends at our communal gathering table, or with that special someone at one of our more intimate tables, you’re in for a truly remarkable dining experience.

There's something on the menu for everyone, and all the dishes are small plates and meant to be shared, so come hungry!