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Wed, 4/25
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Revival Bar+Kitchen

4.2
1851 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
Revival Bar+Kitchen is serving distinctive, locally sourced, farm-to table, snout-to tail, utterly delicious food for brunch and dinner. The full bar is mixing original, hand-crafted cocktails, and our bar menu is available to satisfy after-the-show appetites.
Brunch features excellent, organic egg dishes, oysters and a rotating menu of Chef Amy's favorite classics--shakshuka, benedicts, fried chicken benedict, and avocado toast!
We have a 40 person private room for everything from business dinners to wedding parties.

The entire dining room is available for meetings and buy outs.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Brunch : Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-9:30pm , Bar open til 11
Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00, Bar open til 12
Sundays 4:30- 9:30
Late Night Menu Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00-11:00
Weekend Afternoons Bar is open all day through brunch til late
Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4:00-5:30 , Sundays 8pm-close
Check the website for live performance details!
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Phone number
(510) 549-9950
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Amy Murray
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Addison
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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.
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Public transit
Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1851 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Revival is half a block from Berkeley Repertory Theater which is its main hold on us. We have eaten dinner there many times. The food is uneven but can be quite tasty. Currently, the trout is excellent and my husband has always been very happy with the duck. Sometimes there can be a wait for the food which is very disconcerting when we have a curtain to make. Also, the bartenders have made mistakes on my husband's drinks - he always specifies his choice of bourbon and, while they have fixed their mistakes, this can cause a delay. All in all a generally pleasant experience but they could step up the service and the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful meal all round. The food was excellent and the service stellar!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had the vegan burger and I would recommend it. It's on the bar menu, but you can also order it in the dining area. Very nice meal and good cocktails. We'll definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Terrific place to eat before concert at Zellerbach Hall. Creative combinations of ingredients that work wonderfully! I had the arancini -- maybe the best I've ever had -- and scallops with salmon roe. Didn't plan on having dessert, but when I saw rhubarb crisp on the dessert menu (and also saw that other people's desserts coming out were not huge and loaded with fancy drizzlings and extra ingredients), I asked the waitperson about it. She said it was her favorite, and no, it didn't have strawberries (I love rhubarb), I got it. Wise choice. This was a fine meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lively vibe, delicious food, good drinks and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent menu with patient service and upscale decor. Was there with a large group and we had appetizers, drinks, entrees and dessert. Especially liked the gnocchi entree and pate appetizer. Portions are not large, but we were travelling so did not want leftovers. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

There are many small dishes which are very well made and presented but too pricey if you are expected to order two of them to make a dinner. The garden salad was not so great. A glass of wine for $12-14 was pricey.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

There was only ONE server for Sunday brunch. ONE. So she was working overtime. I don’t blame her for the service she was really nice. The management left the place to the kids to run and the outcome just wasn’t good. I would not dine there again.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very nice cozy atmosphere. Interesting food combinations. Plenty of options for vegetarians. Delicious wine.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Things started out well, but then our server got too busy to give us any prompt attention. We also felt the portions were small for the cost. Though a lovely space, and well situated in Downtown Berkeley, we would not return. There are better options in Berkeley.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and DELICIOUS, unique food. Perfect for young adults to old, vegetarians to carnivores.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had a great time. Great service. The ribs were amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food well prepared with delicious tastes. Consistenly outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was terrific! My husband ordered the fried chicken benedict (he cleaned his plate!) and I got the mushroom toast. And a side of billionaire's bacon. And both dishes had all the richness of comfort food without feeling too heavy.

The service was so so. Our waitress forgot to bring my husband the garden side salad he ordered and forgot to bring us the leftovers we boxed up. She was apologetic but implied that she was easily distracted.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Poor service, very slow to get food out. We waited 20 mins for dessert and had to cancel it because we just couldn’t wait anymore. Our server was basically like , oh well, we’re slow....

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was Easter, we had 13 people and the restaurant was busy, and so service was slow, but it was because the Staff was slammed! Our waitress did the best she could, and so we still rated her 4 stars. Food was not everyone’s food was prepared to the guest’s request, but the food was still very good, and portions were substantial. We enjoyed our Easter, and closed the place down...thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Definitely feel like this is a mixed review. My fiancé and I shared the Hog Island oysters. Cocktails were decent.

We also ordered the beet salad and roasted Brussels sprouts. The salad was good but the Brussels sprouts were cold. Yuck.
For our entrees, he ordered the scallops and I ordered the trout. Both were delicious.
To end our meal we had the Creme Catalan which was good.
The service was mediocre. Our server was nice but definitely inexperienced. She wasn’t consistent in checking on us and had difficulty recommending items or describing the plates.
However, my reason in giving this restaurant a mixed review is that both my fiancé and I had stomach issues all night into the next day. Obviously something we shared but not sure what.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful food, delicious drinks, perfect ambience...

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Incredible food. I’ve had now three mind blowing meals there. They put together flavors one would never imagine together and the call mingle in a way that rises to the level of art, not cacophony.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loved the scallops! Everything else great as well. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food and service were great, but the bar was having issues. The lavender latte was sickeningly sweet. The housemade chai replacement was pretty good, though I've had better. They were out of some of the non- alcoholic specialty drinks and the manager offered to give us another option for free because of this. The bloody mary was terribly salty. we sent the first one back only to recieve an only slightly less salty (still very salty) replacement.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Dinner was average. Artichoke app had too much of the tough part of the artichoke. I couldn’t even swallow it. Beef cheeks good but warm, not hot. Gnocchi with veggies was tasty but way too much oil on the veggies. Good cocktails and avg wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server was gracious and knew when to check in. The trout was absolutely delicious. The baby back ribs melted in our mouths.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous dinner as always.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant has gone downhill in terms of food. Desserts and mezze plate were poor. Fun atmosphere and good Central location do not make up for declining quality and poor value.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Revival used to be our favorite restaurant, best food ever ... ambience still nice, but menu changed and only one of our dishes lived up to old expectations, service was also not so good. It took a very long time to get our drinks, they brought all the dishes out at once (appetizers and main), the wine was definitely corked and the manager denied it (although they did bring us another bottle). We are very sad about this - suspect management/chef changed.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food is very good though quite overpriced. But for a group looking for a pleasant, upscale restaurant in downtown Berkeley, this is a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great spot for great food!

They accommodated my large party with breeze. Their menu has a good variety on it because I have meat eaters to vegans on my business crew lunches which makes I️t hard some times to go places.

The service was fantastic and the chef even came out and thanked us and told me about the start of the restaurant which was a very cool story.

It’s the great hospitality, menu and atmosphere that will have me coming back next time I am in town!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love Revival! Sumptuous salads. Tasty gnocchi. Creative dishes. Lovely, comptetent service. Sometimes things are uneven, but last Saturday night everything hummed. Couldn’t have been more pleased.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Post concert dinner

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always enjoy before going to nearby plays at Berkeley Rep or Aurora.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We came on a very busy Friday night before a concert at Freight and Salvage. Despite being nearly overwhelmed by the abundance of customers in the space, our server was very helpful and attentive. The food was excellent and came quickly, so we had no difficulty making it to the show. There was a bit of confusion with the bill (we received that of the adjoining table and vice versa), but it was all sorted out in good humor. My only negative comment would be that the drinks took a rather long time to come.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Yummy avocado toast and mushroom toast!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food quality was good, but the portions on the small size. The service was both slow and inattentive. Lighting was poor. This is one of those restaurants where, if you get the wrong seat, you have to use the flashlight on you smart phone in order to read the menu. Not a terrible experience, but I'm not sure I'd like to go again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Among the six in our party, about nine different appetizers or entrees were ordered as well as three desserts, and everybody was extremely pleased with everything ordered.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We ate there before the theater at the Aurora.A pleasant enough place with good service.The onion soup was good. The lamb shank was plentiful and enough for two people, but not worth struggling through. Excellent lamb ruined by a heavy handed and witless cook. Same for the brown butter ice-cream. Who ever thought that fried butter in ice cream would please any one? They did okay with he expresso coffee. A great pity as it is really conveniently located.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice atmosphere with excellent farm to table food. Ricotta Gnuddi with mushrooms was savory satisfying vegetarian dish, and baby back ribs were falling off the bone tender and smoky. Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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