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About Gather

Utilizing techniques inspired by classic culinary craftsmanship, Gather in downtown Berkeley features organic local produce, pizzas, sustainable seafood, and humanely-raised meats that showcase the unique abundance of Northern California. We have a balance menu of meat and vegetarian offerings, craft cocktails, and local, sustainable wines. The experience is served up in a warm ambiance informed by honey hued reclaimed woods literally “gathered” from the surrounding area. Directly across from the UC campus, it is conveniently located with parking lot beneath the restaurant just 5 minutes from Zellerbach Hall and Berkeley Rep.

2200 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Sunday through Thursday: 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Weekday Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday

Weekend Brunch: 10 am - 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Reservations accepted for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner.

Cross Street:
Allston Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 809-0400

Website:
http://www.gatherrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a garage in the building ($4 nighttime, entrance at 2161 Kittredge) and 3 other nearby public lots including the garage at Zellerbach Hall

Public Transit:
Downtown Berkeley BART (1 block away!)
AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley
Ample bicycle parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Parties of 7-12 may book 1st seating and 2nd seating tables by phone. Groups of 12 to 18 may arrange seasonal prix fixe menus a week or more in advance, Sunday-Wednesday only. E-mail info@gatherrestaurant.com with your party size, preferences and budget.

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Gather Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (68)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Good Vegetarian Options (51)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Local Ingredients (44)
Casual (40)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Good for a Date (32)
Organic (31)
Seasonal (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Vegan (28)
Gluten Free Options (26)
Authentic (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Table of 3 for dinner. Roast chicken was moist and well seasoned with nice sides. Pork cheeks with grits/polenta and sauteed greens was delicious. A bit larger and it would have been a great entree. Teamed with salad, it was a good meal. Service was friendly and attentive. They were able to make several modifications to fit dietary restrictions. Olive oil cake was a bit small, but tasty. Overall, a very nice dining experience for 3 very different diners.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Gather used to be one of our favorite restaurants, and the pizza is still really good, except that we had time to gobble down only one piece. The "House Punch" was uninteresting and totally disappointing. They used to have a great cocktail called "The Bee Sting" - but no longer. It took nearly an hour for our first course to come out, then another 20 minutes for the remainder. Meanwhile, the music was too loud to have a conversation. We left much of our dinner on the table in order to make the movie for which we had already bought tickets. Really disappointing - we will not be back.

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My sister wanted to go here for her birthday. The food was fine, no complaints. The decor was lovely, and the wait staff very nice. We told our waiter we needed to be 3 blocks away at 7pm, and this was at 5:15pm. 1.5hours for dinner should be plenty but at 6:55pm, we still hadn't been offered dessert so we sang happy birthday over the water glasses. I was so disappointed and won't come here again, but not for lack of good food. It was just a bummer when we had given plenty of warning and there was plenty of time to eat dinner and dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

If you don't mind a very noisy environment and rather slow service, the food is great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went to Gather before a theater performance and the waitress was friendly and professional. The tables were not too close but the furnishings were plain and not very welcoming. The ice cream was good but the rest of the food was uniformly awful. Over-complicated mixtures with a lot of pickled components. The taste of the ingredients was totally overwhelmed. New and adventurous chefs should produce excellent dishes by understanding what they are doing and why. Different and new does not equate to success. They even managed to ruin a burrata and beet dish, the pork cheeks were awful and a starter of beef crackling stuck to your teeth whilst the powdered malt vinegar made you cough. They claim to reflect the bounty of Northern California it was totally obscured on our visit.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We almost fell backwards in our chairs when we took a bite out of the Brussels' sprouts on the menu for dinner. They were divine. The kale salad was a total treat and the mussels and farm egg with Gigante beans were both fantastic. THose 4 dishes were enough for our whole dinner and we even felt a bit stuffed. Sitting outside was totally delightful and our server was a joy. We came back for brunch the next day and were not quite as excited by the omelette which was perfectly fine, but not quite as transcendental of an experience as those damn brussels' sprouts. The crispy potatoes were pretty dry and lackluster and the salad got a little brambly, but our server, again was an upbeat and nonstop smiling joyful fellow. We are so happy we discovered this joint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the ambiance, food was great! Had the French toast, was to die for. My friend’s country breakfast looked very tasty. Would definitely go here again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Lovely as always. Gather is my go-to place for a lunch close to the Berkeley Campus as its service and its great selection of foods and drinks can satisfy all dietary and culinary tastes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Organic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good drinks, good wine, great kale salad, great pizza.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I like eating at Gather- they always have fresh tasting food and innovative menu items. I don't live near Berkley so its a once in awhile treat

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

By 7:30 pm they were already out of brussel sprouts

Tags: Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Their food is fabulous. Especially the kale salad. My husband is a vegetarian, and he always finds something of interest. And you can get an affogato for dessert!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are mostly vegan and we loved our food choices. The pizza was awesome! We arrived late for our reservation due to traffic and they were very accommodating in seating us as soon as possible. We also let them know we had en evening event to go to and they took our complete order in one and delivered all in perfect timing, getting us out with plenty of time to make our event. Still savoring the food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had arrived early and were having drinks at the bar awaiting our table when the power went out. It took PG&E about 1/2 hour to restore power and when they did we were still given terrific service and food and managed to make our 8:00 pm show.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and food. One of the best brunch places in Berkeley!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely place to spend 3 hours eating and talking with old friends,
Waitress friendly and told us to just take our time on a cool rainy D.C.
Friday afternoon.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I had high hopes for this but the menu was extremely limited. Our food was good, but not great. The service was awesome.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Gather is a very nice restaurant with healthy and simple food for a business lunch with friends and colleagues. I went with colleagues from Berkeley and it went all very well. The pastrami and the mushrooms/polenta were delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I came here with my mom who enjoys great food but doesn't quite understand the small, cramped, hipster brunch spots of the Bay just yet. We both very much enjoyed our meals, the coffee was was great, the restaurant itself is beautiful and the service was phenomenal. I never felt like I was waiting for someone to walk by but I never felt rushed overly attended to.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good. They offer vegan dishes along with a variety of fresh and seasonal items. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely return!

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was very slow. Drinks didn't come. food came out cool.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious, as usual. It was my first dinner back after almost 3 years, and Gather never disappoints. The service is impeccable, the setting acoustically pleasing - it's so difficult to find a restaurant where guests don't have to shout over one another to be heard.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best Brussel sprouts I've ever had. The trout was top notch as well

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Tapas, Happy Hour, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was not terribly enthused with lunch offerings. Sandwiches were not great.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We just loved this experience! We had the pork cheeks with grits and greens, the roasted Brussels sprouts, and the chocolate pots de creme. All exquisite and we would have again.
We would also try something new. The pizza at other tables looked delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Totally enjoyed the experience and was appreciative of our waiter who asked the chef to do a side order of roasted shishito peppers for us. Yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I used to love this restaurant but haven't been back in 2 years. Really disappointed in the menu now- not the old really original style or presentation. Maybe it was just Sunday brunch served at 1:00 in the afternoon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ok but nothing great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Friendly atmosphere and nice young crowd. Creative salads & appetisers .We really loved an excellent choice of Pizza’s varieties. Tasty salads with healthy ingredients. Lovely , attentive but not intrusive service. Will be back fir the holiday meal and would recommend to friends who appreciate a good creative food .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Little Gem salad, frito misto, corn pizza, picpoul wine on tap, all very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A great place for sharing plates. Everything was delicious! We had little gem salad, beets w/beet hummus, Brussels sprouts, mussels, a pizza with corn and sausage and a chickpea Panisse. I personally loved the flavors in the little gem salad, the mussels & the pizza but each dish had its strong fans!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Convenient, attractive setting in downtown Berkeley across from UC Berkeley campus. Creative menu with extensive wine list. Good for lunch or dinner with business associates, family or friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and cocktails exceeded expectations on this visit!

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good vegan options; hoping they'll add even more vegan choices to the brunch menu.

Friendly and attentive service and a nice relaxed atmosphere that creates a comfortable environment for all.

Dishes reflect high quality of ingredients and skill of chefs.

Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch was totally uninspired. I️ was really disappointed because I️ had such a great dinner experience here about three years ago.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Gather was decent and we will go back. The drinks were very special and above average in taste, unique ingredients and presentation. We ordered the Kale salad which tasted off. It tasted like cooking stock and had a wilted texture as well. The pizza was good. It had corn on top (which I loved) and was wood fired, but it did not blow my mind. Next time I will try two completely different items because neighboring tables had some delicious looking dishes. The menu was a little limited however, so we will see. I do believe the menu changes seasonally so maybe in a few months.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overpriced, small portions. Disappointed.
I brought friends and was embarrassed at the price and we were hungry after. The deserts were poor. I've been before and had a great time . Sorry to see it change. Reluctant to go back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place, very cozy and relaxed ambiance. Had the pancakes and they were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was okay. It came highly recommended, but food was just okay. Heavily salted. Hip looking spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Brussels sprouts I've ever eaten! Great burgers and fish.

Service was slow, but in this case we had time.

Did not care for dessert offerings or our selection but the salads, veggies and main courses are superb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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