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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, Farm-to-table, 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

Executive Chef:
Anthony Lee

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We can take parties up to 16 people at the start or end of dinner service Mon-Thurs, and parties up to 12 at the start of service Fri-Sun.
Groups of 12 or more may arrange seasonal prix-fixe menus a week or more in advance.

Exceptions are sometimes possible based upon availability, so please call the host desk or email danny@gatherrestaurant.com for inquiries

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Gather Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (52)
Good Vegetarian Options (51)
Healthy (49)
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Local Ingredients (40)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Good for a Date (30)
Seasonal (30)
Authentic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Organic (26)
Gluten Free Options (26)
Special Occasion (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Vegan (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

excessively slow service without apologies, and small portions, but good flavors. Best to eat a big snack before dining here un less you are really not hungry

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Seated on time. Not rushed. Great food selection for brunch. Service was a little slow

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious classic eggs (poached medium perfectly) and bacon (nitrite free). Gluten free toast. Friend had the burger (free range quality). Wonderful service and across street from University. Also honey ginger is super delicious.

Street Parkimg can be challenging. If find a space remember to “feed the meter”. And parking garage on Kitridge. Place has great vibe and spirits too. “Clean” food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

casual, great food, very friendly. enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Truly delicious food and good service, but the music was way too loud for dining. When happy hour ended the music volume was turned way up and our table of 20 something’s couldn’t hear each other without almost shouting. Go early or not at all.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We come here a few times a year and always enjoy the seasonal offerings. And the bartenders make excellent cocktails. This visit we shared the burrata small plate with beets, almonds, delicata squash, citrus and mint - excellent. I had the fettucini with mushrooms and butternut squash - also excellent, though somewhat over-salted. My husband had the Mt Lassen trout which was also excellent. For dessert we shared the olive oil cake - a flavor sensation. Service was great. Our only issue was that they need to be a bit lighter with the salt.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were looking for a spot to dine with friends before a show at Freight & Salvage. It was the best meal we’ve had in downtown Berkeley. The duck was excellent. But more than anything, the service was great. It was our first visit and I will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Limited offer for brunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Something has changed since the New Year. New menu, new dishes, smaller portions, higher price. Not a good changes . Overpriced and not enough food on the plate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a great experience- the food was executed perfectly, they were very accommodating of my gluten free and lactose intolerant, and no solid consumption friends. The wait-staff was very knowledgeable and her suggestions were on point. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Upon arrival we were seated promplty within the warmly lit ambience. I had been here before but it was my dates first time so it was a joy to watch his face light up with each bite. I can still imagine the harmonic flavors of the locally caught trout, I think the chickpea fritters brought a tear to his eye...it was just perfect. The housemade cocktails and desserts are a encouraged addition to the meal. The plating is artful and I really appreciate the intention put into the orchestration of each dish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lucked out with a same day lunch reservation via Open Table. A welcome change to usual fare in the area. Will go back with friends for dinner. They are meat eat eaters and we are vegan 🌱

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Limited, but very nice menu, featuring craft pizzas and sandwiches. Very fresh and well selected seasonal produce are used in all dishes. Service is exceptionally friendly and very efficient.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to breakfast to celebrate my sons birthday. The coffee was great We both had scrambled eggs with bacon and potatoes. One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in years. We will definitively be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food but would have rated it 3.5 overall if possible for these reasons; entree portions are and have always been small, noise level makes it hard to speak w friends and seating is very uncomfortable.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

THANK YOU so much for a wonderful evening! Loved, loved the brussel sprouts. Mushroom pizza was perfect. Love the ambiance too.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent service,attentive but not intrusive. Fresh local ingredients. We have variety of food restrictions amongst our group and the menu offered selections for everyone. Thank you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Located within walking distance of Berkeley Rep Theater, two BART stations and municipal parking, Gathering is an excellent choice for the gluten-free foodie.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love this place...So cozy,,,as always creative dishes and exotic flavor combinations. A bit pricey but the quality of the ingredients makes it worth the splurge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good homemade pasta, great service, lovely atmosphere, fresh food thoughtfully prepared - a reliable friendly gratifying place to have a good dinner. I especially like the lighting- it seems to cast a golden glow over the whole room, which is spacious. And although we were seated right next to another table, there was a glass wall between our tables, so we had complete privacy. Service is easy and perfect, not pretentious, hurried, or overly friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a reservation and we were promptly seated. The service was excellent as was the food. Fresh and delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

In a word or two: we arrived at 5:30 and didn't get our dinner until 10 to 7. And the drinks were mixed up; however, the management comped them. Not a menu I was excited by.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was excellent but the food was way too salty. My pasta dish was inedible because of the high salt content. Even the cake we had for dessert was too salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have liked this place in the last, but this time it was awful. Some of the food was marginally edible, and we had to wait unimaginably long to get our food. Not enough cooks in the kitchen for a busy night?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent brunch - food was delicious. Only negative- bloody mary was way too spicy and I couldn't drink it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The great Kale Salad is gone from the menu. There was very little for us as vegans when we visited recently. The Brussels sprouts portion was tiny, and we struggled to find anything to order. We left hungry...
The service was indifferent.
We will not go back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Gather was a great experience. Good food and vibe. Although a little pricey for a friendly outing. Service was good but really low diversity.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

Paying $15 for a simple grilled cheese sandwich is a bit on the expensive side. Also the lunch menu didn't have many options.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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