I and my family had a fabulousI and my family had a fabulous dinning experience. The sausage pizza was favorite as was the amazing vegan charcuterie (a must try). The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. My second time dining at Gather and it won't be my last.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious vegetarian cuisineFirst of all, they do actually serve meat. It's not ordinary meat though-free range, organic, usual buzz words. But the vegetarian items are where it's at. Vegan charcuterie is incredible.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyoneIt's great eating at a place that offers thoughtful vegetarian dishes as well as a generously portioned half-chicken to satisfy vegetarians and omnivores alike. Flavors on the berbere-spiced chicken were right on, and the spring vegetables with mixed grains were nicely prepared. Service was informative and warm, and we liked the slightly aquarium-effect of the windows all around.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent & Varied menuwe had a great meal. we chose a variety of selections, from the vegan charcuterie plate to fish. our only issue was that several of the dishes were fairly spicy, but nothing on the menu warned us of that. Why not say so? There are many who don't enjoy spicy food, including one person in our party whose dish was too spicy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIf it was my last day...This would be my last meal. The vegan charcuterie, while always a little different and seasonal, is hands-down the best freaking thing I have ever eaten (sorry grandma). I am always delighted at the different and whimsical cocktails, and the food always is top-notch, delicious, fresh, and seasonal. I decided to try the tomato and fontinella pizza this time, just to see how they do simple- and it was lovely. The crust is super-thin, bubbly at the edges and crisp, tasting slightly of wood smoke. The service is a delight, attentive without being hovery, and always knowledgeable and has great suggestions. This is my very favorite restaurant, not just in Berkeley, but anywhere.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFor vegetarians & vegans too!Great options for that vegetarian or vegan in your group.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood GatherGourmet food, friendly, welcoming. It was a little expensive. I wish the waiter had told us not to pair the beans with our Sauv Blanc.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the unusualReally enjoyed the unusual vegetarian selections. Would definitely go back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for organic cuisine.Great for organic cuisine. Great friendly service. I'm definitley going back.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. The menu is creativeGreat food. The menu is creative but balances flavors nicely. Excellent service. Great cocktails too. It's a noise box though and the tables are awfully close, which is increasingly common.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale with Yummy Vegan OptionsBeautiful, open layout with large windows overlooking the streets of Berkeley. Fun, vegan options. Delicious wine and coffee. Friendly staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!This place has the most delicious vegan option of food my husband and I have ever tried!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love GatherWe love Gather. The vegan charcuterie is always something to look forward to - each unique flavor comes off so powerfully and it's always, beautifully presented.
We usually also split a Prather Ranch burger, but the other night I had local grains with asparagus & snap peas, and my husband had a juicy, delicious half chicken.
The ambience is light and fresh and beautiful.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThoughtful IngenuityDelicious!!!!
Ridiculously creative and tasty!!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is so originalThe food here is so original and creative and delicious. I love this restaurant.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste of Oceania...Very delicious dining experience. Kale salad was wonderful - and the black cod entree was one of the most inventive dishes I have ever eaten! Will definitely return -4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGather is all-in-all a terrificGather is all-in-all a terrific value. I have been there now three times and the food is consistently excellent and the prices are very reasonable.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSmallish menu. Amazing flavors.Smallish menu. Amazing flavors. Unique and accessible.
Will definitely go again!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a marvelous dinner thereHad a marvelous dinner there 2 nights before so thought we'd try Sunday Brunch.
Same pleasant, helpful staff but Brunch menu was limited and offered less opportunity for the flights of flavor experienced at dinner. What was ordered was very good.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFound food very tasty! ServerFound food very tasty! Server forgot the bacon side my son ordered! Also ordered bread with olive oil as stated on menu but it came with butter? Overall, would go back again!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, what a find. We happenWow, what a find. We happen to be at Berkeley seeking a vegetarian restaurant, we found positive reviews for Gather.
Really glad we went, as they do incredible things with vegetables. In fact many dishes are not only vegetarian, also gluten free. What really made it though were the amazing flavors and presentations. The veggie charcuterie was fantastic, you would never miss having meats and/or cheeses here - 4 different vegetables, artfully presented. For our entree we shared the Yuba Parpadelle, which had an amazing bolognese sauc made from pumpkin seeds. Admittedly the Yuba pasta might not appeal to all, but the sauce made the dish.
Can't wait to return and try other things!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHas always been top notch,Has always been top notch, both in service and food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth It...Gather is great. The only issue we had was parking -- it literally took 25 minutes to find a spot. (Friday afternoon 1:30) Even then it was 2 1/2 blocks on Bancroft at a one hour meter which necessitated running back to fill the meter.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, Local, Delicious!Food was DELICIOUS and our server was especially nice! The limited menu means the food is fresh. Preparation was simple and presentation lovely.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect eveningWonderful! Easy and proficient. Our reservation was on time and perfect. Will continue to use Open Table4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautifully presented andBeautifully presented and delicious food. The chacuterie plate was amazing. We agreed that the desserts were not as good as the previous courses. The air dryer in the women's lavatory needs a muffler.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an awesome experience.It was an awesome experience. We love to eat healthy and this place was exceptional. Great food and ambience. Our waiter Steven, was very helpful and attentive. Overall a great experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic mix of rustic andFantastic mix of rustic and modern tastes. The vegan "flight" was a meal in itself.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely incredible!The food was absolutely incredible! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a restaurant that makes the most of what the local area has to offer!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a Monday night, yetIt was a Monday night, yet a full house at 7:00 PM. The lamb special was excellent--slightly crispy on the outside, incredibly succulent on the inside--with a first-rate presentation. The (baked) dough that was used for the pizza was quite good, making it an excellent choice for a shared appetizer. However, the dessert menu is heavy on the ice-cream, leaving very few options unless one wants more dairy. The waiters were helpful and attentive, though the hostesses were not the most adept at crowd management. Reservations are a must, as this is the place to be in Berkeley.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI find myself having strongI find myself having strong reactions to the noise level in the restaurant (we were there early on Sunday evening, and the noise level ranged from uncomfortable to almost intolerable) and the high prices that we are paying (a neat shot of Casa Noble Tequila is $15; at another restaurant we pay $12, and at the liquor store we pay $55 for a 750ml. bottle; the bill for 4 with that included only 3 drinks and the tip: $270). The seating is also extremely uncomfortable. Our server was gracious, calm, informative. The food is quite good: definitely the best kale salad I have had anywhere, and I had a very interesting fish dish while my friends enjoyed the chicken. But as an overall dining experience, I find this wanting.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server took the time toOur server took the time to explain the brunch menu to us and made excellent recommendations. She was attentive and friendly. We had the braised oxtail and the french toast. Both dishes were outstanding.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated promptly, greatWe were seated promptly, great service, food was excellent, we had the kale salad, chicken and pizza, we will definitely be back3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your non-veggie friendsThis is a perfect spot for vegetarians (like me) to bring my non-veggie and foodie friends. Everything is delicious! One of my non-veggie friends even told me that this was one of his favorite restaurants. I especially liked the Kale Salad and the Kumquat Pecan Sticky Pudding -- excellent!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit toThis was my second visit to the restaurant. This time, I had turnip or rutabaga soup and vegan charcuterie, which were both excellent. In particular, the charcuterie had four different kinds. Each one had complex flavors to excite and intrigue my taste buds. My server was attentive.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA great spot for innovativeA great spot for innovative vegetarian and vegan friendly dining. Really tasty food, friendly staf, great drinks and a relaxed atmosphere. A true Berkeley experience!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place; unusual foodWe were there for lunch so I can't comment on the dinner menu. Unusual food and interesting variety, although menu is quite limited. Very good pizzas and salads. The waiter really knew the menu and was very helpful in guiding our decisions. Love the ambience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving the opportunity toHaving the opportunity to enjoy Gather is always a treat. The only glitch we experienced is in a way minor but worth noting. The hand dryer in the women's room (Xlerator brand) is loud enough to make one wonder if hearing loss could occur. (This is not unique to Gather but typical of Xlerator dryers.) There are other brands that are not as loud and could provide the same environmental benefit. With all the research on hearing loss from noise due to electronic devices etc., Gather could jump on this opportunity to minimize noise.
Satisfied customer and Gather fan3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had time constraints andWe had time constraints and our server was extremely accomodating.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, creative food.Excellent, creative food. You can tell the chefs love & have fun creating unique, delicious dishes.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are not vegetarians, yetWe are not vegetarians, yet we continually find ourselves eating vegetarian, or even vegan dinners and loving it! My wife had the soup (vegan) and the vegan charcuterie that were both simply fabulous. I had a wonderful chicory, shaved spring roots and egg salad along with a ricotta, peppers, meyer lemon and olives pizza, both vegetarian... Gather has very creative cuisine and it is highly recommended.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMShining Star in Localvore RealmThis restaurant hits a lot of notes in the fresh and local food movement; plus the food is beautifully presented and delicious, to boot! The service was attentive and personable and offered knowledgeable and helpful recommendations from the menu. The food was definitely the shining centerpiece of the entire operation with complex and inventive combinations on every plate. We ordered the vegetable charcuterie, which was like nothing I've ever seen or tasted. Tastes and textures combined in an array of flavors and palates and beautifully presented with artful plating and a rainbow of colors. The menu spans more casual meals to the special occasion evenings out.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had a wonderfulMy friend and I had a wonderful time. This was my first time there. I would like to try it for dinner, when I presume it will have a fuller menu.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh food and good betA local fresh food place which never disappoints. The food is great no matter if you're a Vegetarian or carnivore. The service is attentive, the ambiance energetic. Will be back.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Wonderful experience here. We had a group of 8. Food was beautifully put together and really unique flavors. I would definitely go back!1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal of 4 appetizers,A great meal of 4 appetizers, 2 main courses and 3 desserts and a mix of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes; all were very good. Fabulous service by Jed! I find myself eating vegan and/or vegetarian with no disappointments even though I am a dedicated meat eater... I recommend that you push your comfort zone. Also, try the vegetarian mushroom, nettle and potato pizza!12/15/2012 12:00:00 AMWe went there before goingWe went there before going to a play at the Berkeley Rep and I was a little concerned about the prices after viewing the menu on line. But when the food arrived, I realized it was worth it. The food was fresh, organic, and delicious. We're going to make this our regular restaurant when we have theater tickets. We truly enjoyed the food and highly recommend it. We'll be back.11/25/2012 12:00:00 AMGather is one of our 'go to'Gather is one of our 'go to' restaurants. If you are looking for inventive cuisine you need to try this place. The vegan and vegetarian dishes are surprisingly fabulous and highly recommended. The meat dishes are great too.... How about "pork troters" or rabbit.... smoked beef was the special pizza this night......11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM