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Gather

4.5
4.5
3284 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 809-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryne Dinglasan

  • Private party facilities

    We have full restaurant buyout options year-round. Patio space available during warm season.Please call or email for more information.E-mail jodi@gatherrestaurant.com with your party size, preferences and budget.

  • Private party contact

    danny@gatherrestaurant.com: (510) 809-0400 ext. 0

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Allston Way

  • 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!)<br />AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley<br />Ample bicycle parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Menu

    $56.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Thank you for choosing Gather for your Valentine's Day dinner out. Here's the menu Chef Ryne will be offering: 1st Marin Miyagi Oyster champagne mignonette, chervil 2nd Citrus and Champagne Salad served with mandarin, chicories, fennel, prosecco citronette, fine herbs 3rd Choice of: California Halibut served with potato-celeriac puree, bloomsdale spinach & veloute or Braised Lamb Leg served with saffron polenta, black garlic yogurt, mint gremolata or Early Spring Risotto (vegetarian) with mushroom, asparagus, herb oil, lemon Dessert Semolina Olive Oil Cake with meyer lemon, creme fraiche, cabernet syrup $56 per person not including beverages, tax or gratuity.

What 3,284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Healthy

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  1. M

    Mendo

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s been a few years since we last ate there. Everything was good, but nothing special. I wish they would expand the menu a bit with a little more entrée choices
  2. C

    Capn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food, excellent service, fun vibe, thank you!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We’ve been to Gather many times and always enjoyed it, but brunch in New Years Day was a different story. The quality of the food seems to have declined and the prices have gone way up. The romesco sauce on the falafel w/fried eggs was under seasoned and tasted canned, and the falafel was greasy and didn’t seem freshly made. The burger didn’t seem worth $22. If the food was great, I wouldn’t have minded paying another $4 for a decaf coffee refill, but this time I was put off. Definitely not worth $70 for the meal.
  4. PS

    PeterS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NY's Eve dinner! Amazing pizza and cocktails!
  5. FE

    FEy3

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The fries were pretty lackluster. And the quinoa and lentil bowl was very underwhelming and mushy without much flavor. I could make a much better one at home.
  6. CB

    ChristineB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    On one of the coldest and rainiest days in Berkeley history, they insisted on keeping the door to outside dinning open. There was some pathetic excuse of "fire safety" given - which was pure BS as we had been told earlier it was for the servers convenience. Wearing multiple layers and a down coat and still being frozen to the bone is not exactly how one wants to eat a delicious meal. Had we not been meeting friends, we would have left. Not happy. I guess we can only go in warm weather.
  7. R

    Robyn

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Appetizer arrived when our main courses did. Small glass of wine. One main course came out 10-15 minutes after the other dishes leaving one person to sit and watch everyone else eat. No apology. Slow and variable attention from the waiter. Cold main dish that should have been served hot (the one that came out 10 minutes after the other dishes, go figure??).
  8. D

    Dinah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour cocktails were great and good value. Entrees were wonderful, especially the sea bass.
  9. C

    Christine

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just delicious! Ambience - food - service! We will be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure in every way
  11. p

    paml

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group ordered the falafel burger. It was delicious.The cookies topped with some salt, yum! The service was welcoming and attentive. We chose to dine outside as inside was too noisy. The tables snd seating was just fine. Perhaps some outdoor heaters? We came in from San Francisco.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The check-in was simple. We got seated right away for our brunch. Food was to the point and healthy tasting! Simple things done right. Look forward to visit for other meals next time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing 70th birthday celebration for my dear friend and 5 of her close friends. The main hostess made sure that we were seated at a table that was comfortable and warm on the outdoor patio. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome and taken care of-thank you! All of the wait staff were wonderful as were the food and libations!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Difficult to get a hold of the restaurant ahead of the reservation, but absolutely worth the effort! Excellent food, excellent drinks, and excellent service!
  15. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Service and food both FANTASTIC - room temperature FREEZING!! Several diners kept down coats and woolen hats on during their meals = even if overheated waitstaff weren't cold, overlooking the visuals of bundled up diners should have caught their attention. I was facing the window - it was my partner who brought this to my attention, and when we stood up to leave, it was quite an astonishing sight!!
  16. SH

    SandraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    One of our party had very undercooked food. Disappointing.
  17. F

    Foodluver

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very disappointed that we had to wait 30 minutes for a table when we had a reservation. Especially when we saw other tables with reserved signs on them holding the tables open. Hostess was not very accommodating.
  18. ID

    ItyamD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    we went here for my husband's birthday brunch. Loved this place and the food. Unfortunately, we had a rude group sitting at the next table who spoiled our experience partly, and the service team didn't do much to that end. But in all fairness, it might have been better to not engage with a rude group. Other than that, very kid-friendly place with tons of delicious vegetarian and vegan options.
  19. SC

    SharnelC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived and were greeted and seated promptly. Service from waiter and back wait staff was excellent. Food was just as ordered, hot and delicious. Coffee was outstanding.
  20. D

    Deepdish

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Gather is a great place to go with a few friends as it has a lively atmosphere. The cocktails are great and the wine, though a bit pricey, is also very good. The menu is short but interesting, with pizzas prominent though there are other good choices. We particularly enjoyed the pizza and our dessert (which was bread pudding). We felt some of the dishes could have been a bit improved for the price, but we had an enjoyable meal overall at Gather.
  21. SF

    SFoodie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were a group of vegetarians and we were seated outside on a cold and rainy night. We initially feared for our comfort, but the heaters worked great and the ambiance in the outside eating area was lovely--fully covered and with plants and wall hangings. No problem being outside. We chose Gather because it is known to be veggie-friendly, but the veggie options seemed a little limited. Brussels sprouts were fantastic-- crispy and full of flavor. The felafel burger was a delicious surprise and the grain bowl was good. Squash soup a little bland. We appreciated that the waiter gave us tastes of 4 wines to help us decide which bottle to get, so we knew we would like the bottle for $60 that we splurged on. It was hard to hear and understand the waiter, and he seemed to be assigned too many tables that evening, so it took more effort than it should have to get his attention for this somewhat pricey restaurant.
  22. DW

    DannyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegetarian options everything was delicious.
  23. m

    mhxba

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Attended brunch -- food was simple but very high quality, in execution, presentation and quality. Everything tasted very fresh. Would recommend to a friend or taking out to catch up. Went on a rare rainy day, so the crowd wasn't large so I don't know how it is on a regular day, but was quiet and very cozy for my party of four.
  24. CA

    CarterA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm to table food. Transparent menu listing ingredient sources.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy dining at Gather. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Their outdoor space is the perfect spot for brunch. Can’t beat their basic breakfast.
  26. P

    Polly

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Adam was a great server. Nothing else was as good as last time.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a great place for outdoor dining with good food and ambience. Pizza, mimosas, burgers!
  28. DP

    DeeP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, great location (we were able to walk to Berkeley Rep after dinner), parking garage nearby. Service was good, but she had way too many tables, I felt cold in the main dining room. Food was great, especially the pizza, but also pretty pricey, not sure you go there for value. Good vibe, good people-watching
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding
  30. A

    Activiqi

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful place to dine, deeply delicious as well as healthy food, and charming servers and hostess, altogether delightful experience, and well worth the cost.
  31. JP

    JordanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive service, delicious food from the veggie starters, through the dessert menu, and well balanced cocktails too. Lots of great dairy free and flavorful options!
  32. p

    pufferfish

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Love the menu. Service was good. Prices reasonable.
  33. PC

    PatC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch menu. Lovely setting, great food and service. We'll be back. My partner said it was the best biscuits and gravy he'd ever had, really tasty gravy and flavorful biscuits that weren't drowned in the gravy. Wait-staff very attentive without being intrusive.
  34. E

    Eyechick

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We sat in the patio area even though it was 50deg and raining and it was completely dry, warm, and a wonderful dining environment in general. Would definitely return!
  35. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of a restaurant. Excellent food and ambience
  36. J

    Jane

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Three of the four of us got served our meals, but the fourth meal did not arrive, and no one checked with us to notice the absence. After we called it to their attention, twice, they finally told us that "it is coming," when it was very clear that the order had never been placed in the first instance. A very meager apology came when the food finally arrived, and then no one ever checked in with us after that point, to see how it was going, or to offer dessert. Eventually we had to signal the waitress for the check from across the room. I have been tipping well during the pandemic, but the others urged me to leave only a token. I left more than that, but kind of regret having done so, since it probably didn't leave the correct message.
  37. DO

    DeanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Pizza was great. I loved the soft-serve ice-cream.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Cheese pizza is great!! Great service. Nice place for dinner with friends.
  39. P

    Patty

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Sunday lunch was tasty, service was efficient and friendly and a pleasant outdoor patio space. This was our first visit since Covid and we thought a much better restaurant overall.
  40. SG

    SteveG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gather has always been a favorite. The first experience there in a while and, from service and ambience to food quality, preparation and presentation, this exceeded even my dozen or more earlier, positive meals. I would return soon, and wholeheartedly recommend it to others. A great afternoon brunch that set a great tone for the rest of the day.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gather using the Order Online button.

Gather is rated 4.5 stars by 3284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gather

2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Allston Way

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 BerkeleyAmple bicycle parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryne Dinglasan

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 809-0400

  • Private party facilities

    We have full restaurant buyout options year-round. Patio space available during warm season.Please call or email for more information.E-mail jodi@gatherrestaurant.com with your party size, preferences and budget.

  • Private party contact

    danny@gatherrestaurant.com: (510) 809-0400 ext. 0

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