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Venus Restaurant

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2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516 (Bancroft)
510-540-5950
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Orinda CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Thank travellin1_NorCal
Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Robin L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Freja H
San Ramon, California
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Herndon, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday evening dinner. We were seated quickly without a reservation, but seats didn't go empty here. We chose it because it does list gluten-free options. Server was unsure whether specials were GF, however. We got a special entree, appetizer, salad, and desert. Chocolate mousse was delicious - not your average mousse! All the food was good and unique. This is... More 

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Thank dszym
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast at Venus! We returned the next day because it was so amazing. Don't miss the lemon ricotta pancakes. And the coffee is fabulous. Not to mention the chicken sausage scramble!

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Thank clsta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the downtown location and the relaxed, casual atmosphere. We all tried different dishes and loved their own soda mixes.

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Thank Melanie W
Sellersburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were intrigued by the breakfast menu and enjoyed it so much we went back another day taking additional family member with us! Lots of choices of organic and vegetarian selections. My favorite was Chicken Sausage Scramble which included fresh basil, carmelized onions, and roasted red bell pepper along with aa side of diced red potatoes with a dollop of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate three times here. It's very good for brunch and lunch. Unfortunately, other people know this as well, and it can be very busy. I recommend a reservation. The last time it took very long, until lunch for three arrived. If you want to go back to work, this is not ideal. The other two times, I came during... More 

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wisconsin
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a wedding and had multiple families with varying diets and this fit the bill. Many excellent choices but it is popular so need to plan on up to an hour wait (at least on the weekends)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
    (Bancroft)
  • 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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?