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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
All 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Herndon, Virginia
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 

Thank dszym
Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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!

Thank clsta
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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

Thank Melanie W
Sellersburg, Indiana
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?