Revival Bar+Kitchen
Revival Bar+Kitchen

Revival Bar+Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.revivalbarandkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 5105499950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00-10:00pm
    Sundays 5:00- 9:30
    Late Night Menu Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00-11:00

    Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 3:00-6:00
    Live music on Thursday nights!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Amy Murray
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Revival Bar + Kitchen provides excellent and innovative lunch box catering in downtown Berkeley. We create tasty, and organic menus with generous options for interesting sandwiches, grain salads, vegetable salads, and desserts.
  • Entertainment: We are hosting special events on occasion. Please sign up for our email list (via our website). We will send out announcements a few weeks prior to events. Your email will remain confidential.
  • Special Events: Revival Bar+Kitchen features culinary, cocktail, and musical events on occasion. Special Artisan Wine Dinners, and Thematic Farmer Menus are our specialty. Sign up for our email list to get notified. Your email will remain confidential.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Addison
  • Public Transit: Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking may be tight, but there are numerous options for reasonably-priced pay lots within a few blocks. Downtown Berkeley Parking Map link on our website.
A word from Revival Bar+Kitchen
Revival Bar+Kitchen is serving distinctive, locally sourced, farm-to table, snout-to tail, utterly delicious food for dinner. The full bar is mixing original, hand-crafted cocktails, and our bar menu is available to satisfy after-the-show appetites. We have a 40 person private room for everything from business dinners to wedding parties.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Revival Bar+Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)vibrant bar scene (72)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (48)good for groups (36)romantic (28)notable wine list (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Henri
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our waiter was outstanding. The food suburb. They always have new drinks and he was very helpful in suggesting something we might like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service missed the mark
    anec
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Sorry, could not recommend this restaurant going forward, although we have dined there on many occasions. The wait staff changed part way through the dining experience and pertinent information was not passed forward. There were several missteps-wrong drink, timing, and spacing of drinks, hors d'oeurves, main course, etc. Just not on target. The food is still great, but the service was lacking this time around. :-( P.S. Wish we could have had a white tablecloth like other tables had. Might have helped with the sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pantera
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Have been to Revival before and was disappointed this time - the french fries were undercooked - tasted frozen
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb experience
    PattyS
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food is comprised of fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are prepared and presented in such a way that demands slow consumption and discussion. The service is efficient and aware without being intrusive. The servers treated our ten-year-old diner with respect and without patronizing him. Every dish is perfect. The portions are generous without being overwhelming. The vegetables, fruits and proteins are given star status. There is a grapefruit sabayon that accompanies the pan-roasted trout that should be served all by itself as a side dish or a drink because it's so delicious. Don't overlook the confited and roasted duck. Please bring a designated driver because the cocktails, especially "The Grand Chawbee", say "Drink Me."
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An expensive disappointment.
    EasytopleaseVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The ambiance and the service were ok, but the food left to be desired. The entrée was dry and greasy; it looked and tasted as if it had been plated hours before and just reheated for serving. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pre-theater spot
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I enjoyed my first visit to Revival. It is very convenient to several theaters. The food was tasty and a relatively good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We ate here for the first time in April and enjoyed the experience so much that we returned. Once again when told that we had a theater performance to attend, the staff ensured that we were able to enjoy our meal as well as make the performance on time. The heirloom tomato salad was delicious. The lardo accent brought out the sweetness of the tomatoes. The small charcuterie plate was enough for two people. The diverse seasonings and textures blended perfectly. We would return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Sally
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was exciting and novel and delicious. Wait staff - Dion - was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Jon1949
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had the charcuterie plate, which was excellent. Each item was tasty. The middle size was plenty for two people. Fritto mixto was also wonderful. The house salads were large and fresh. The Spanish wine went well with all of it. Our waiter and the team were very attentive. All in all, very, very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fall in love with Berkeley
    Live4food
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This spot made me fall in love with Berkeley...again. Food was outstanding and the atmosphere just as vibrant. Very "Berkeley" crowd, great scene for dinner and/or bar. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot before the theater
    SuzieQVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went to revival before attending a berkeley rep show. Food came out quickly by our wonderful server, and the fiord was fantastic. The Gnudi with spring peas was delicious as was our panna cotta dessert! Cocktails very fun but pretty pricey for the size. The waitress was wonderful as were all the service staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good eating at Revival
    eclectic
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Revival has a very eclectic menu which makes it fun to visit - to see what's there this time. I had the duck mousse pate and the duck breast and they were both wonderful. My partner enjoyed the kale salad and the trout. No complaints anywhere. Our wait person acknowledged our need to get to an early show and got us in and out with no problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back...
    sfrefugee
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Interesting room. Friendly wait staff. The food was the star and the star of the food was the lamb chop in the mixed grill. Never had one with such deep lamb flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 102 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1027 reviews are from the Revival Bar+Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Food Was Great
    PhenomenalVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I read the mixed reviews. We did experience slow-ish service, but the food was great. We started with the Duck Pate (smooth and creamy) and a mushroom flatbread (thin and crispy - very flavorful). My husband and I both had the duck with the black risotto which was fantastic. The duck legs were tender and the breast was perfectly cooked (Medium). It was super busy (Sunday night) but the atmosphere was energetic and our service was fine. it' definitely falls into the "medium" price category for the Bay Area, but I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date
    fuegofro
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My girlfriend and I have gone here many times for special occasions like our anniversary or her birthday. It's a classy place, friendly wait staff, not too expensive, delicious, and with good size portions. I usually eat a lot, but I've never gone away from here hungry; even the flatbread appetizers make a pretty decent meal. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for organic eating
    Alexandra
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been several times to Revival and always enjoy my experience. I really like that they offer local, sustainable and organic foods, but I would encourage them to add more vegetables to their entrees. For the price, we should not have to bulk them up with side vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid California cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is one of our standard pre-Berkeley Rep dinner places. We had an early show, so had an early (5:30) dinner time. We asked for a window table, but were told they were all booked, so if you want a window, pre-book. We had a great waitress, with great service, they are attuned to the theatre crowd. Friend had ricotta dumplings which were yummy and I had duck with "spring vegetables." Also good. Appetizer of trout rilette (like a paste) arrived with literally 5 blue potato chips, so if you want to dip, get bread or something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Perfect Spot!
    RADfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Outstanding food and great ambience. Chef Amy's gem is the perfect combination of creative and tasty cuisine in a casual but elegant environment - all at reasonable prices. We will be returning again and again. I highly recommend the Grand Chawee on the innovative cocktail menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always hope it will be better
    AliceBTVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This always seems like it should be good, with all its foodie buzzwords, but the overpriced dishes disappoint -- for instance, under seasoned trout over a decent vegetable hash but spoiled by an oddly sweet cream pretending to be hip; way over-vinagered house made pickles. Because it's so close to the Rep, we keep trying. Maybe not anymore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    What a great find in Berkeley! The housemade charcuterie and pickles were incredible and the large plate would have been pleny for a group. The seasonal menu was creative and fun. Desserts were wonderful. This will be a favorite when we go to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely but noisy
    Huckster
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Revival is a wonderful restaurant-- delightful food and ambience, friendly and helpful service. I'd definitely go back with a party of 4 or less. We were a group of six and had just been to a very stimulating play. We could not hear each other enough to discuss much of anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bike2eat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    High-end, seasonal cocktail were fresh and provocative....as were the salads and entrees. Pairing a salad with an "starter" also made a great meal. The salmon over potato-asparagus hash was excellent. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions. Was very glad to have a reserved table waiting for us on this visit. Dining at 6:00 p.m. was perfect for a leisurely paced meal before 8:00 p.m. theater. The hustle-bustle of kitchen and bar added intrigue and atmosphere, but was a bit noisy for my aging ears.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and Miss
    master88er
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The quality of the food is very good, what there is of it. I started with Stuffed Squash blossoms that were fabulous, but my main course, the Salmon, was mediocre at best, and minuscule for the price. It was one half of a small filet, served on top of burnt little pieces of potato and kale hash. VERY disappointing. Carrying on that burnt theme was the flouless chocolate cake dessert, which was dry and had very burnt coffee flavor. Next time, I think ill just do appetizer and drink before Theater if I go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Fabulous meal and I love the decor and the winelist.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice surprise
    Sawbux
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Recommended by a friend, we had dinner, the ragu was outstanding, very nice selection of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Only complaint: the cost. The Opentable summary shows 2 dollar signs, but our dinner for 7 was $60pp.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • menu
    jim746
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    There was a number of interesting choices you don't see on many menus , I tried the Goat and was delighted with the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater Night
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great dinner location if you are attending the Berkeley Rep or Aurora Theater. Food and service were excellent. Really enjoyed drinking the Red-Headed Dunklewizen Beer with my mixed grill entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious farm to table meal
    Happyhog
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I highly recommend Revival for its outstanding food and interesting menu. Our food was exceptional. The fusion of flavours in their salads is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revived by Revival
    eetlust
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was uniformly creative, delicious, pleasingly presented. Service was readily available and helpful. Rich choice of starters, entrees, desserts, wines. A first-class evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local food
    ac21
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I've enjoyed every meal I've had at Revival. The menu changes regularly, so there's always something new to try. This time my companion and I were pleasantly surprised by the salad with apricot, green strawberry, and almond hummus. The service is excellent; our waiter was attentive, answered questions, and encouraged us to take our time with our meal so that despite the bustle of the restaurant, we didn't feel rushed. Also...great cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for Theater-Goers
    Hedonist
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Enjoyed a delish pre-theater dinner with excellent food (roast salmon), decadent desserts, and fine service. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revival is a neighborhood gem!
    EastBayGourmand
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We were seated and order taken promptly without any need to call staff for attention. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The food was served promptly and was very well prepared (piping hot upon arrival). Prices seemed reasonable for this type of food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local farm to table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We enjoyed our starters and meals but the menu was a little limited in its offerings. I don't prefer big menus and i know that this is all fresh, local food. Almost all entrees and starters were for foodies over standard dinner patrons. Wine list a bit limited but offered wines from around the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre or post BRT
    Hikerherb
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Revival Bar and Kitchen is a lively restaurant with a great bar, and a long low table with seating on both sides for a drink or light snacks. The restaurant staff are trained to ask at the very start of being seated if the party is attending a nearby theater like Berkeley Rep. The dinner menu has some great starters, and salads for diners in the mood for light fare. The dinner choices are about seven in number, but cover the gamut of tastes and preferences. A good value, but not cheap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect for pre-theatre
    celebrationVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    this is a perfect place to go before berkeley rep shows. good service, wide variety in choices of meals: flatbread, salads, appetizers. never disappoints. I did try a keg wine that i wasn't crazy about.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shockingly Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My party of four ate here on a Saturday night, before going to a local theater. We sat down at 6:15 and did not receive our food until 7:30. We almost never saw our waiter. He did stop by once, about 7:15, to tell us our food would be right out. He lied. It was only after we flagged him down that we finally got our meals. We did get an apology from somebody on the staff, not the waiter. The delay was not caused by our slowness in ordering. Just bad, bad, service.
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  • Good meal
    mims
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were surprised how good the food was. We had been there before and didn't like it. This time it was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous farm-to-table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing menu using seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. I was in a party of 6 and was able to try over 10 different dishes. Everyone one was fabulous and unique. Beautiful, well-balanced interior fit for fine dining and romance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was excellent. Had the fresh pea soup and spinach salad For a light meal. Dinner companions had pork chop and duck confit. Wines by the glass. A delightful dining experience. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.