Our private dining room is elegant, quiet, and customizable. Revival offers the finest in local farm-to-table cuisine, a lively wine list featuring vintages from all over the world, and a full bar. We have numerous options for your event, including custom cocktails and menu options.View Private Dining Details
Lovely atmosphere and service but food was pretty mediocre for the price, especially for a special occasion. Tiny, barely bigger than a muddle sized oysters and whist tender the short ribs didn't have any flavor. Desert, salad and wine were nice.
This was for brunch, not dinner like I'm used to from Revival.
The food was high quality, but during our visit there was some expediting/timing issue in the kitchen. Add to that an apparently new server and it was a recipe for slow and inattentive service. The server kept putting drink orders and bills down at the wrong tables, water glasses sat empty for tens of minutes, and the server seemed unaware of food delays from the kitchen until we got a little rude about it - but we weren't the only ones complaining that morning about slow food delivery.
I never had such problems with Revival for dinner service. But the number of diners was low and so there was only that one inattentive server and their manager on the floor. I think if the server had more experience, they could have covered the number of tables with customers at them easily, but they were pretty much in the weeds, even with help from the floor manager.
It twas disappointing given how good my experiences have been with them for dinners.
Still, because we had about 1:45 hours set aside for a leisurely brunch, we weren't late for our matinee movie. But 1:45 hours is pretty long for a casual brunch.
The service, ambiance were both great. I loved the burrata app we got but everything else wasn't as good as I expected. I got the Box crab with risotto and the meat of the Box crab was almost liquidfied. It was clearly older and it's gastric juices have already had a field day with the body of the crab. We also got the duck confit dish and it was ok. It was slight salty but good.
Great food, great service and ambiance. Good value.
Perfect Valentine's Day date. We had duck leg confit with several sides and everything was delicious.
Great food, service and ambiance. Not cheap, but high quality. Very conveneint to theater if that's your gig!
Excellent food, great service. A bit noisy, but not too bad.
Service started out great, but deteriorated after our order was placed. Different servers brought the dishes and at the end of the meal it was very difficult to get the bill. Food is OK but not outstanding
Enjoyed it thoroughly.
The street was busy and parking was a bit tough, but there is a parking garage a few blocks away ;)
Revival is my 'go to' place whenever I have an event to attend in Berkeley, usually the Berkeley Rep or the University Museum. It never disappoints in the quality of food and service, and my friends and I always love the fixed price 'theater' menu - delicious food, portioned appropriately so you can enjoy three course but not be in a food coma. Energetic and fun place to be, always!
So fabulous - we had a fantastic meal and evening altogether! The food is BEYOND - expertly prepared, the service is knowledgeable and attentive, the ambiance is warm and festive. TWO THUMBS UP!
party of 6, good food, good service, great place to have drinks and food for downtown Oakland location. Parking not that bad since a lot is one block away. Food was enjoyed by everyone (international group). Good wine selection.
Service was friendly. Joe was awesome and was able to accommodate a late addition to our group, and a slightly later reservation from our original. Food was very good. Didn't realize it was restaurant week, but ate off that menu. Had Osso Bucco - fabulous!
Would go again.
Service was slow. We were told they were short-staffed. Otherwise great!
Service was excellent despite. I had the quarter rack of ribs, which was just the right size. The ribs were unbelievable, tender and fell off the bone. The custard I had for dessert was incredible. This restaurant is worth a repeat when in Berkeley.
We went for Berkeley Restaurant Week, this was one of the few participants that actually offered great choices at a great value. Kudos to Revival for respecting their customers! We tried every item on the restaurant week menu, and it was all good. Appetizer choices were varied--we loved the orange/radish/greens salad-- and generous. The vegetarian entree was outstanding, like a tasting plate of differently cooked vegetables, very flavorful. The pork shank was large and cooked to fall-off-the-bone perfection. The accompanying polenta was quite heavy. Desserts were wonderful and perfect portion size.
I know this is a popular pre-theater spot, and it would be a nice (if a bit pricey) place for a drink, but I wouldn't stay for dinner again. We had cheddar fritters (ok but blah), a small lamb chop (way too much fat but tasteless meat), and a pork chop which was ok--the potatoes were good. Service was erratic and at the end we got barely warm coffee. Given the hefty by-the-glass price, the syrah wine was poor as well. It's too bad, it is a great location, and the decor and atmosphere are attractive.
Small and boring menu. The food was ok, nothing I would go back for. Overall disappointing. The most frustrating thing was the lack of choices. A beautiful Restaurant, but the food and service was just ok. Not worth the price.
This is a good place to go if you have reservations at the Berkeley Rep. Its just right up the street and they are used to getting people out in time for the shows. Food is really good. It can be a little noisy, especially if you are in the middle of the room. Ask to be at a table farthest from the bar.
We often eat at Revival prior to going to the Berkeley Rep. It's convenience, delicius food and good service have been our experience. I have some diet restrictions and the kitchen is very accommodating. Two comments about our recent experience...first, the lamb shank was delicious, but waaaay too much food. I can't think of a way the portion could be smaller, but it's enough for two people to share, I think, with a few extra veggies on the side. Second, what happened to the flourless chocolate cake? The item on the menu marketed as such was a chocolate mouse/custard of some sort--definitely not their delicious signature flourless chocolate cake--too bad!