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Venus Restaurant

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2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516 (Bancroft)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After missing the chance to eat here in June, I was excited to grab a deuce after the Cal game (defeated Utah!). Sourcing from a number of local farms, we enjoyed the Lamb Tangine, Rubbed NY Strip, and Happy Boy ZLT. Wine by the glass options were limited and on high side. Greatly appreciated GF options highlighted on the menu.... More 

Thank Andrea L
Costa Mesa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venus is such a pleasant environment and the food is just soo good! Everything is homemade and you can taste it! This is the perfect neighborhood spot with great service, great food and you just feel all warm inside!

Thank CAHappyboy
Salt Lake City
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast here while staying in Berkeley. It's a quaint upscale cafe. We arrived just as they were opening so finding a table wasn't a problem, but it wasn't long before the place started filling up. We ordered the Farmers omelette and the Ranchera omelette. Both were very good and the red potatoes that came with... More 

Thank cruiselover801
Berkeley, California
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142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Venus has been feature and fixture in Downtown Berkeley for two decades. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as weekend brunch. Food is locally sourced and cooked in a confined space kitchen. The inviting red bricked dining area can be noisy when full (which is most mornings) is highlighted by a "Specials board" that adds to the detailed... More 

Thank ggobob
Tauranga, New Zealand
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Busy local restaurant. Went with a group of 8 for dinner and we all enjoyed our meals. Very friendly service. Would go back.

Thank cafeboy49
Emeryville CA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Went out to dinner tonight with two friends, and the restaurant we initially had planned on going to had an insufferably long wait, so we decided to try Venus on a whim. We were all very pleased with the incredibly friendly and helpful service from both the host and the waiter. We asked about a few of the dishes on... More 

Thank ed_in_510
Orinda CA
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I had the lamb tagine, and someone else in my party had the New York steak. They were not outstanding. Service was very good.

Thank travellin1_NorCal
Pacific Grove, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I had the pleasure of having breakfast with my family at this cool little spot while on holiday this summer. Love the menu and the selections. We arrived early at 8:15AM to a full restaurant. It's always a good sign to see a place were people get there early. We got seated quickly. The wait staff was friendly and took... More 

Thank Robin L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We got very delicious breakfast and coffee. The food was great quality and our waiter was very nice. Very recommendable!

Thank Freja H
San Ramon, California
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We've had dinner at Venus several times and never been disappointed. Last night we enjoyed the summer mezze, cheese plate, kale salad, and fish and chips. I had the vegetable and ricotta crepe which was absolutely scrumptious. The dishes were tasty and nicely portioned. We finished with the delicious peach cobbler. The food is always in season and fresh. The... More 

Thank Ligaya M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
  • Public Transportation: 3 Blocks South of Downtown Berkeley BART Station, more information at http://www.venusrestaurant.net
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-540-5950
Venus features the best of our local foodshed, from local farms, waters and ranches, served in warm and lovely style in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. A favorite dinner spot for theater goers, Venus devotes itself to local and organic purveyors, creating delicious Northern California style dishes. The wine list focuses on bio-dynamic, and sustainably farmed grapes, and a "New World" style of wine-making, where the fruit expresses itself. An open kitchen and banquette seating create a cozy vibe. Chef Amy Murray is a 15 year veteran of the organic, farm-to-table movement. Menus are created each month to highlight the best of the season and evoke good appetites. Venus also serves a unique brunch and lunch, and offers uncommonly good beer, wine and light cocktails. We are happy to do small parties and buy outs, and tasty lunch catering.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?