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About Revival Bar+Kitchen

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.

2102 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

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 4:00-6:00 , Sundays 8pm-close
Check the website for live performance details!

Cross Street:
Addison

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 549-9950

Website:
http://www.revivalbarandkitchen.com/

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.

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Downtown Berkeley BART is just a few steps away. It's a major hub for AC transit as well.

Executive Chef:
Amy Murray

Additional:
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

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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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.

Revival Bar+Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2012

Revival surpassed my expectations. I chose revival to entertain out of town guests. There are so many East Bay options for interesting food these days. But EVERYONE thoroughly enjoyed the meal start to finish, from cocktails to dessert...just fabulous. Sophisticated flavors, lovely presentations and all done without pretense.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2012

I love having this restaurant in Berkeley. Fun spot, great energy, good food. I went with a couple of friends and we split several things. Price point was decent. Will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Nice restaurant, food very good and the kale salad was amazing. Waitress service warm, friendly and helpful. Happy to see a new restaurant to replace the former "Downtown" We will come again and with friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2012

We loved the unique menu and the food was interesting, tasty and beautifully presented. It is clear that considerable thought went into balancing flavors within each plate. Revival does all its own butchery and creates delicious pates, mouses, and sausages. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service and ambience were fantastic. We will definitely return since I can't wait to try more of their menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2012

The updated menu was interessting and delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2012

A true Berkeley find, and the selection of food and organic goods so reflects the locale.

The food is getting even better and the service more polished. Thoughtful to ask if we had theatre tickets. Butter pecan ice cream extrordinary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2012

The food was delicious! But dinner service was sub par. I had a reservation, had to wait 10 minutes for seating. The hostess explained that other patrons were slow to leave. That struck me as inappropriate to say to a customer. It was a rainy night, so i imagine diners were loath to leave. My friend ordered a beer mid-meal that never came and the main entrées took a long time to get out. We were two guests who didn't dawdle, but dinner (from arrival to bill) took two hours. Longer than i had planned on. At least we didn't get billed for the beer that never came.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2012

The food was creative and delicious. There was a problem in the kitchen that delayed our dinner, but the staff bent over backwards to make up for it. This is an outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Our group of four really enjoyed ourselves on a very rainy, busy Saturday evening. With recent memories of slow Sat evening service elsewhere & problems in getting out the door on time, we made a 5:45 PM reservation to be sure we could get to our event comfortably before 8 PM. But we had excellent service & a very fine meal. (A special thank you to Justin, serving tables may not be your normal role & our group is not given to overlook problems, but what we experienced was just really good service!)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2012

Despite a few reviews that said the service was slow, we went anyway. Told the hostess and server we had a little over an hour before our theater performance. They got us to the table and took our order and delivered our food in a very timely manner. Delicious cod and duck dinners. Time for coffee too. Happy we ate there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2012

Very unique menu, all excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2012

had the short rib it was overwhelmed by the garlic and parsley sauce. blue cheese dipping sauce for the fries wasnt a hit, optional sauces?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2012

wonderful food combinations with deliciousness freshness in every bite

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2012

The server was excellent and charming and worth a good tip. It was a little challenging finding a parking space. However, I would not return for two reasons. The meal choices were too few and it was too expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2012

Hip, "farm to table" flair neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2012

I was excited to try Revival as a new resident to Berkeley and we were having a happy family reunion. Unfortunately our server was unprofessional and rude. After she brought the drinks they were wrong then she was rude and passive aggressive. The food was pretty good although for the price the service should match the food quality. I'm in the food biz so I know its tough but I worry this server reflects the management-I hope not. I may try again but will look to see if she still works there. Enjoyed the short ribs and ambiance. For the price need to step it up. I would like to try it again but may be awhile.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2012

The restaurant changes the menu according to the season. Every time when I have dinner there, it always surprises me in good ways. They like to use exotic fruits or vegetables to add a new twist on the menu....it delivers a vibrant and delicious taste....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2012

This place has it all--great ambiance, varied menue, romantic setting, cool bar scene. We ate before the theater which is only one block away. The food was outstanding, and we really appreciated that it was organic and locally sourced. Then after the play, we came back for drinks and dessert. A big success!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2012

Our first visit here since it changed from Downtown. Love the piano rolls on the walls! Food was great. Only negative was their ability to keep up with the service when there were competing events at Berkeley Rep and at Freight and Salvage. Otherwise, all was well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2012

This restaurant was very disappointing. The food lacked one essential ingredient, flavor, but tried to make up for it with garlic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2012

We made a reservation for 6:30pm for our first time at Revival before a performance at 8pm at the Berkeley Rep just across the street. We arrived at 6:20 and were seated immediately. We mentioned the 8pm performance. They said we "no problem". We immediately ordered a beer, wine and a side salad served promptly. By 7:20 we still had not received the entrees. Our waiter said they were very busy but it should be along shortly. Finally at 7:40, almost 60 minutes after receiving the salad, we were served our entree! We gobbled the entree in 10 minutes and paid with cash to speed up the process. We had no time to enjoy the delicious entrees and no time for dessert or coffee. The manager forgave the entree cost, but the dinner was ruined.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Really noisy, good food - large portions, inconsistent service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2012

Revival Bar & Kitchen is a fabulous place in every way- the food, the philosophy, the ambience. They deal with local farmers and ranchers, serve fresh organic interesting food, and it's fun to sit at the kitchen bar watching them prepare things. There were 3 of us and we all loved what we had. The cocktails were superb and my short ribs melted in my mouth. The flatbread was an incredible blend of flavors of quince, duck, onions, spinach, pomegranate. Do not miss this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2012

I go fairly often because of their great location, but always, the food and service are very uneven. I think they don't have enough staff to stay on top of the table needs, and the food is extremely uneven -- some delicious and some too mediocre to be served in such a "nice" restaurant. Keep to the simple stuff. I want to like it but it's reliably disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2012

Excellent food. Convenient location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2012

We loved the food. The waitstaff was kind and very friendly. We would go more often if it wasn't for the fact its not a cheap spot.

Celebrated our anniversary there and it was pretty much perfect!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2012

Loved the duck and yam entree and also the persimmon/arugula salad. The spaghetti squash tempura appetizer was not that good because the tempura batter was slightly undercooked. It was a busy Saturday night - our entrees took a while in coming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2012

Food was delicious but very limited menu for me, as I avoid gluten and red meat; however, I had a delicious kale salad and roasted Brussels sprouts (the most delicious I have ever had); salmon was another option. Also, my diabetic husband is careful with his food selection to avoid sugars. He had the salmon and vegetables dish and flatbread but ended up with very high blood sugar after the meal - there was hidden sugar somewhere. Otherwise, a nice spot, very atmospheric. I would go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2012

Great food. Good service. Lack of parking in downtown Berkeley is the one thing that inhibits our ability to return more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2012

The food took forever to arrive, but the trout was worth the wait! They seem understaffed (hard to get a waiter, to order, and about 45 minutes between the appetisers and the entres).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2012

The fig and duck confit flatbread was amazing. The rest of the food was very good but not amazing. Loved the ambiance of the place, and the service was great. Overall, very much enjoyed my experience there, and will definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2012

One of the best kale salads in town.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2012

Everything is good about this place except the noise level, which is unbearable. I won't return, nor will my friends.
I wish the management would consider putting up a barrier between the bar, which should be "energetic", and the dining area, which should allow for conversation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2012

The menu continues to evolve. Every time we come there is something new and interesting. Revival is becoming an alternative to Lalime's and Rivoli.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2012

We think the quality of the food has been improving over the past year. Don't know if there were changes, but the food and menu are much better now.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2012

We had 6:15 dinner before an 8:00 show at Zellerbach Auditorium. The timing worked.
I liked the way that the owners have split up the large room into more cozy areas. The roasted goat was wonderful, and there was enough to have split it between two people.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2012

We love coming to RBK. It's always a great experience and dekicious food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Pasppo is a stellar restaurant. Never a bad meal and good service. Louise R

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2012

Revival, operated by a chef owner, follows the farm-to-table concept to the fullest including its own butchery. The menu changes frequently, But there always is an excellent charcuterie platter. The night we dined it included smoked duck breast, country pate, duck liver mousse, mortadella, and pork rillette. Entrees may include duck, pork, chicken, bass, short ribs, mixed grill etc. The small plates also change often including grape salad, trotters, and roasted Kabocha squash. The cocktail list includes both old classics and innovative artisan drinks. I loved the Revival Sazerac with Rye, housemade bitters, and St. George Absinthe. The atmosphere suggests an old speakeasy with a canopied area with drapery and vintage light fixtures.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2012

The food was good, and my 5 other companions enjoyed it a little more than I did, in fact. I thought the duck confit was a little tough on the flatbread we ordered, and the french fries had good flavor, but were also were a little tough as well. The squash fritters were good, and the kale salad was nice. Overall, the food I've had in the past I've enjoyed a more. Service was excellent and it's a beautiful place with excellent drinks. Our group had a good time.

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