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Gather

New American Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
Downtown Berkeley, Berkeley
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  • Nipun S.
    Nipun SachdevApril 29, 2016
    Kale salad was unexpectedly good. Simple ingredients used to creat awesome flavor. Spicy tomato pizza is also delicious.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BaileyApril 2, 2016
    Latte is awesome. Bacon is amazing. Nice spot.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BaileyApril 2, 2016
    Egg sandwich and latte
  • Kat F.
    Kat FukuiJanuary 28, 2016
    Delicious, quality vegan food. Kale salad!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJanuary 25, 2016
    Pizza was good, chicken dish was dry. Food over priced for portion size and flavor.
  • Ally M.
    Ally MJanuary 25, 2016
    Their brunch breakfast pizza is amazing! And their French toast and pancakes, as well.
  • Vivek N.
    Vivek NairJanuary 7, 2016
    I found it overhyped and overpriced. Would not recommend unless you're set on the theme.
  • Jose O.
    Jose OlivasDecember 30, 2015
    Pizza is fantastic. Loved the crispy pork belly.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningDecember 19, 2015
    Oysters and excellent wine service.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WoolfOctober 12, 2015
    Breakfast egg pizza takes a while but it's worth it!
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HuesbySeptember 26, 2015
    Really unique menu. Try the roasted corn pizza
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MohajerAugust 18, 2015
    Arugula salad was great.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJuly 27, 2015
    Beluga lentils were good but our kale salad came out half frozen.
  • RY C.
    RY CHachMay 10, 2015
    The best spot for pizza & drinks. Apps are killer as fug.
  • Lucero V.
    Lucero ViktoriaMay 3, 2015
    incredibly tasty California style mushroom pizza! perfect crust and great flavor. if a cocktail you've had here before isn't on the menu anymore, you can ask to have an in season version of it made.
  • Praveen
    PraveenApril 25, 2015
    The poached eggs were OMGThisIsSentFromHeaven
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganMarch 22, 2015
    The soda is weird at first, I saw a little girl make a face when she tried and pushed it across the table to someone else. It's like fizzy vinegar.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganMarch 21, 2015
    Gather is where you take your fancy vegan friend
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GlueckMarch 20, 2015
    Organic and sustainable haven, with recycled leather belts on booth seats. Pizzas really good. And fermented appetizer plate worth trying.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimJanuary 26, 2015
    Had a great brunch here, which included their spicy tomato pizza with anchovies. The poached egg with ragu was good, and the pancakes were as well.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerJanuary 11, 2015
    Serves locally made sodas in wild flavors for the teetotaler in your group.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MomtchiloffJanuary 3, 2015
    Complex & innovative layers of flavor & texture, healthy and satisfying, in an open & harmonious space.
  • Brandon D. W.
    Brandon D. WilliamsDecember 29, 2014
    Arugula salad, and Steamed Mussels
  • Erin P.
    Erin ProudfootDecember 15, 2014
    Fontinella pizza was great (good cheese and good crust). The chocolate chip cookie was AMAZING!
  • Juan
    JuanOctober 17, 2014
    Pancetta pizza was fantastic!
  • Peggy R.
    Peggy RyanOctober 10, 2014
    Sandwiches salads
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorSeptember 21, 2014
    Get the French Toast if you like things that are obscenely sweet. Nothing subtle about this dish.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HidalgoSeptember 7, 2014
    Great Salads
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
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  • Durin D.
    Durin DainsonAugust 31, 2014
    Vegan charcuterie
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Really innovative cocktails, of their own invention and classics done up with new ingredients.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 8, 2014
    At Gather in Berkeley, Charles Crebs uses sous vide to speed up the process of making infusions & jams, such as the grilled lemon marmalade for his Amaro Sour ($12), from days or months to mere hours. Read more
  • Christine C.
    Christine CoolieoAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best vegan meals I've ever had and my husband had the best chicken meal he's ever had.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RhoadesJune 15, 2014
    If you get your coffee to go they put it in a hollow gourd for you.
  • Joanna W.
    Joanna WanJune 14, 2014
    Roast chicken is not my fav thing (plus I really don't like chicken meat), but you should try the roast chicken here. It is finger-licking good. :)
  • Delyn S.
    Delyn SimonsApril 27, 2014
    little gem salad, house coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, egg sandwich
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitApril 27, 2014
    The best thing we had was a bottle of Pinot From #HandleyCellars we brought in. All the dishes we tried were confused and blah, service was terrible and we ended up on a table for two with 3 people.
  • Louie H.
    Louie HelmMarch 10, 2014
    Vegan Sadness :~(
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RidensMarch 9, 2014
    The Walnut French Toast for Brunch is prime. Friendly staff and a nice, casual vibe makes for a lovely experience outside of the chaos that is Downtown Berkeley.
  • Ann Maria
    Ann MariaMarch 8, 2014
    Nettle scramble is awesome too much for me to finish. Poached eggs and the French Toast also looks amazing.
  • Mandi D.
    Mandi DiehlFebruary 23, 2014
    Order a Bloody Mary & the egg pizza. Good lord. It's an out of body experience.
  • Zoe W.
    Zoe WongFebruary 17, 2014
    Excellent paleo friendly brunch spot! Asked for my scrambled eggs dish to be gluten free & dairy free - and they were very accommodating.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellDecember 29, 2013
    Came for brunch very excited but ultimately was disappointed. Ordered the egg sandwich, which would have been delicious had the eggs not been totally overcooked. Sad brunch fail.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 1, 2013
    Try the Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie - Vegan cookie to make amends for defiling the vegan pizza with meat. ;-)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 1, 2013
    Try the Wagon Wheel grilled cheese - with tomatoes and mushrooms. Grown up cheese sandwich.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 1, 2013
    Try the Spicy Tomato Pizza - Tomato, cashew puree, capers...oh yeah, and we added pancetta. To a vegan pizza. It was really good.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 1, 2013
    Try the Heirloom Tomato Salad - This was so good. Nothing better than a perfectly ripe tomato.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 1, 2013
    Try the Gruner Veltliner - When this is on the wine list by the glass, I get it.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonSeptember 25, 2013
    Try the Tomato Salad - Linda's tomato salad. Fresh and fabulous. I never get to eat enough tomatoes in California.
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MacchiarellaAugust 18, 2013
    Reservations thru open table is the way to go.
  • billy n.
    billy nguyenJuly 28, 2013
    Vegan charcuterie = bomb diggity.
  • Vyoma
    VyomaJuly 25, 2013
    Go for brunch on weekends. The duck confit hash and french toast are delish!!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KavrakisJune 28, 2013
    I was really excited about this place, it appears its a tad overrated
  • Katrina C.
    Katrina ChanJune 18, 2013
    People frequently order the chicken for a reason - it's fcking fantastic.
  • Sam
    SamMay 29, 2013
    Try the Quail - Served with duck sausage, pickled radish, bean salad, and beet puree. Striking and delicious.
  • Sam
    SamMay 29, 2013
    Try the Local Grains - A lovely variation on risotto.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonMay 8, 2013
    Try the Vegan Charcuterie - Astounding! Inspired! Yes, it's meat on a plate with no meat.
  • John D.
    John DeSerioMay 4, 2013
    Yogurt strawberry granola has almost no yogurt. Good but very small
  • Shreyaa K.
    Shreyaa KhMay 1, 2013
    Don't eat the sticky pudding :(
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki ScottFebruary 22, 2013
    Get the soup and salad as starters, and order the Vegan Charcuterie for dinner!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanFebruary 19, 2013
    Note: Pizza
  • Cari W.
    Cari WongFebruary 3, 2013
    Try the Poached Eggs - pork belly was so good had a chorizo like seasoning
  • andrew
    andrewFebruary 2, 2013
    Avoid the Bloody Mary, it's strangely sweet.
  • Mary K.
    Mary KJanuary 19, 2013
    very attentive and quick service on a busy Friday night! our waiter was great.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RileyJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the charcuterie
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes the waiters make up weird rules like, "I can't serve you orange juice because its reserved for mimosas."
  • Morgan L.
    Morgan LintonNovember 24, 2012
    Order the Vegan "Charcuterie" as an appetizer. Best vegan appetizer I've ever had, prepared with care and great flavor profiles.
  • Sandie C.
    Sandie ChengOctober 18, 2012
    Did I really just pay $80 for shitty food? Dear God.
  • Catie
    CatieOctober 5, 2012
    Table by the window eating nettle pizza with leek cream instead of tomato sauce!
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingSeptember 26, 2012
    Try the Vegan Charcuterie Plate - So many different flavors! Each option also had a bit of a kick to them.
  • Ana C.
    Ana CruzAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The mixed drinks are inventive. Try one (or three) with one of their tasty entrees!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RAugust 19, 2012
    Vegan charcuterie was crazy good. Novel and fun
  • Sam
    SamAugust 8, 2012
    Not a place you would expect to run into your everyday college student. Definitely caters to an older/alumni crowd. Food was overpriced for what it was. Would explore other options before going back.
  • Kristina Z.
    Kristina ZhegunovaAugust 3, 2012
    The best! Everything is perfect here, except long lines)
  • Benny S.
    Benny SooAugust 2, 2012
    The Burger
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomiosJune 16, 2012
    The vegan charcuterie platter is Amazing. And this is coming from a girl who has a love affair with bacon.
  • Montana M.
    Montana MendyMay 21, 2012
    Tuna sandwich, enough said.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CumminsMarch 31, 2012
    Foam! Vegan charcuterie!
  • Mina A.
    Mina AzarnoushFebruary 11, 2012
    delicious vegan entree
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveFebruary 9, 2012
    Food blogger Laura from Kitchen Illiterate recommends Gather. “Their menu isn’t strictly vegetarian, yet all of their dishes highlight beautiful, seasonal produce.”
  • Xiaoming
    XiaomingNovember 21, 2011
    Come here for Brunch. Great pork belly and eggs. Must try the Kale.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in the East Bay, get a brunch pizza, slap an egg on that thing. Also try one of their inventive brunch cocktails, they don't disappoint.
  • BARE M.
    BARE MagazineOctober 17, 2011
    The vegan milk & cookies are a fun, sophisticated and delicious spin on a classic favorite.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RhorerOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The steamed Kale salad is delicious with pine nuts, fried capers, red onion and roasted carrots.
  • Tamra E.
    Tamra EngleSeptember 2, 2011
    The menu changes with the seasonally fresh food.A bonus dining experience when you can walk to and from the resturant!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GustiloAugust 29, 2011
    Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free... it's all here.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    One word: “vegetable charcuterie”. OK, it’s two words and evokes five senses, but just order it. - Inspector
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KaufmanAugust 3, 2011
    Order one of their fabulous brunch pizzas and add an egg.
  • Jojo L.
    Jojo LamJuly 28, 2011
    Dinner was not as appetizing as lunch... Pizza was just okay, albacore salad was just okay. Vegan charcuterie was special, but also just okay.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HandJuly 22, 2011
    Order the vegan charcuterie. It's amazing!
  • ralph b.
    ralph b.July 10, 2011
    great food......local and organic....even the booze.
  • Green K.
    Green KoziJuly 8, 2011
    Service consistently terrible. Food better than good.
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsJuly 5, 2011
    Try the kale “Caesar” with "Parmesan" – a definite menu must. Read more
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    Though not a strictly vegan restaurant (it's got plenty of selections for literally everyone), Gather's vegan "charcuterie" is one of the most imaginative and incredible animal-free dishes in the Bay Read more
  • Mayka M.
    Mayka MeiApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I know this isn't supposed to be the type of thing to love at a place like this, but man, Gather has some good fries.
  • Ian R.
    Ian RivamonteApril 9, 2011
    Pizzas were great! Veggie charcuterie is superb. Try the Mayan cocktail too. Oh and the semifreddo is a winner.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ColtonApril 8, 2011
    Kale "Caesar" far exceeds expectations.
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 23, 2011
    Gather’s California-style pizza is perfectly in balance. It is perfectly delicious. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America
  • Dave G.
    Dave GantenbeinDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Burger. Ever.
  • Annelisa S.
    Annelisa StephanNovember 15, 2010
    The nettle pizza with olives and capers is fantastic.
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