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Revival Bar+Kitchen, Berkeley, CA
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Revival Bar+Kitchen

4.1
4.1
2396 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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.

The entire dining room is available for meetings and buy outs.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 549-9950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Amy Murray

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Dan Mayer: (877) 925-2750

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Addison

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,396 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East Bay

    Healthy

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  1. K

    Kerrylvr

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This corner restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Berkeley is great for pre-theater dinner. We ate on the early side before a 7pm concert and had our choice of tables. It was filling in as we left though, it is a popular spot. The drinks are strong, the main courses well balanced and tasty and the cheesecake for dessert was a great finish. The owner came to each table and chatted for a bit, a nice touch. We would certainly return and experience Happy Hour and the menu attached to it.
  2. c

    canyonkaren

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and cocktails were excellent. Our server was very friendly. Our only complaint was the timing of the food arrival. We ordered an appetizer the same time as our drinks expecting it would be served the same time as the drinks. We ordered the rest of the meal when our drinks arrived. However, the salad arrived before the appetizer. So we shared out the salad and started eating it, then the appetizer arrived but our appetizer plates were full of salad. While we were trying to eat both the salad and appetizer, our main course pizza arrived. So we were stuck with 3 dishes on a tiny table and having to deal with eating them all at once instead of in the normal sequence of appetizer, then salad, then main course. Also, espresso and cappuccino should have been served with spoons and sugar, but weren’t.
  3. OF

    OaklandFoodie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting food choices and each dish unique and yummy! Fresh oysters superb salads and entrees of pasta with shrimp and the ribs were perfectly prepared. Service was exemplary and knowledgeable. Great for pre show at the Freight
  4. TG

    TimothyG

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, both visually and taste-wise. There is also an emphasis on healthy, organic offerings. The staff is great - they act as a team and look out for all tables. Great!
  5. RT

    RichardT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We were seated promptly, our server was cordial; the sirloin tip was delicious but the vegan paella was disappointing. The dish was almost entirely rice with a sprinkling of vegetables on top. The warm bread and the goat cheese appetizer were very good. The noise level was excruciating and having a dinner conversation was almost impossible without raising your voice.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for your constructive feedback, Richard. Paella is a dish based on rice, that is essentially rice, soffrito, and spices. We chose to do a vegan version because it's gluten free, and many of our regulars want that. We add the romesco sauce, crunchy garbanzos, and vegetables as a compliment. What else would you have liked with this dish? Weekends can be busy, but not usually so noisy. The Saturday you visited was packed! For quieter dining, before 6 pm is best. Thanks, Chef Amy

  6. F

    Foodboy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on July 19, 2022Yay, thanks so much!

  7. f

    food4life

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was good not great but a good meal, salads really good, main dishes okay. It’s a little noisy but a fun lively place with good service and works really well before going to theater in the neighborhood. We’ll come again.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on July 19, 2022Thanks for you feedback, we are improving staffing daily.

  8. BS

    BobS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food cooked quite well. Very good wine list.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on July 19, 2022Thanks for your feedback, Bob!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice people
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outdoor service
  11. JH

    JanisH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Revival is ideal for pre-show Berkeley Rep dining. The host asked in advance, assured us we'd be out in time, and we easily were. The menu could use a bit more variety. We did enjoy what we ordered—an appetizer and two of the "boards," but would have liked a few more reasonably priced options, My wine was excellent, as was the cocktail my companion ordered, and the service was friendly and prompt.
  12. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious, the cocktail menu is imaginative, and the location is perfectly suited with parking and public transit. My only knock was that we were there near closing, and it took a long time to pay the check.
  13. s

    steve

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very interesting roasted peppers & goat cheese. Convenient location to nearby theaters.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you, Steve! It's a fun and tasty dish, so glad you enjoyed.

  14. DB

    DBNYC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this restaurant! Great spot for pre or post theater near Berkeley Rep, Aurora and music venue. I hope they will be able to start extending their later evening hours soon!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Thanks, DBNYC...we are eager to get open for Tuesdays, and later hours, as soon as we can get some new staff hired. We are so happy you LOVE us! We love the love.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went to celebrate Father’s Day. Food was really good but out of the cocktail I wanted. Service was very slow.
  16. JH

    JameeH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    we never got any food... or drink.... or anything. we sat at our table for close to an hour with nothing. our order was taken 30 minutes in to when we sat down but they couldn't even manage to get us our drinks. finally, we got up and left.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Please accept our sincere apologies for your experience on 6/18. We have hired some new staff, with more experience, who can keep up better with the busy volume. There's a complimentary round of drinks for your next visit.

  17. AD

    AnnD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was a bit slow, but food and drinks were very good. I would return with the expectation that things will take time as they appeared short staffed. Our server was good and working as fast as she possibly could. I would not recommend if you were on a tight schedule.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you, Ann, we are training new staff and getting faster overall. We suggest guests have 90 minutes before theatre to relax and enjoy 3- courses.

  18. G

    Georged

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was good, everybody enjoyed theirs. The delivery of the food was very slow. Appetizers took 45 minutes and actual main course another 30 minutes later.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Thanks for your feedback, Georged. We have trained new staff, and getting up to speed on the busy nights. Hope to see you again.

  19. d

    detouriste

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were in our way to see a play around the corner and one of us really wanted eating outside. The service was slow, the food finally arrived cold and i didn’t really have time to enjoy anything because we were on a deadline. I am glad that they have an exterior space, a last minute reservation and a Tito and soda but otherwise sadly must say that i would skip. It did the trick but if you have a choice..,,

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Sincere apologies for the delays that evening. We've hired new staff, and hope to see you again.

  20. MG

    MerylG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our pre-concert meal at revival. The food was very good, the atmosphere pleasant. We sat outside in a covered patio area. The service was slow but we expected that. It was made clear on the website that the restaurant is operating with some challenges and that concert-goers should allow a couple of hours for the meal. The servers we had were very pleasant, friendly, helpful, and kept us up-to-date about the progress of our entrées. I had a very nice time.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on June 27, 2022Thanks, Meryl for your patience and understanding. We are getting our new staff up to speed and service is getting faster on the busy nights.

  21. B

    Barbi

    San Francisco

    150 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We have eaten here many times. The service today was awful. We ordered a salad...which the waitress forgot to bring. I ordered the Mezze Platter and the waitress did not bring the flat bread/pita with this...I had to ask for it. Then it was brought to our table. We had to wait 35 minutes to receive any food! With this kind of service, we will find another restaurant to have dinner before going to Berkeley Rep. We are sorry...but this experience was very annoying.
  22. LJ

    LJ94070

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pre-theater dinner. They were very concerned about our curtain time which was nice. Nice selection of small plates. The indoors is beautiful and clean and inviting. The outdoor dining space needs to step it up on all those points. It’s an afterthought. And when I went to the hostess stand inside to check in, many employees walked by me without asking if I need assistance. The waitstaff seemed checked out.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and enjoyed drinks and dinner on an unusually hot evening before catching a show. The service was fast and attentive to our showtime, which was really nice and much appreciated! Yummy food too! Will definitely come back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Each of us was able to order our salmon the way we wanted it & it arrived to suit all.
  25. BM

    BarbaraM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to the Revival and would definitely go again. The greeting at the door set the stage for a great experience. The service was fun, kind, and professional. The food presentation was beautiful and the taste matched it perfectly. We had a most positive all around experience. Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, good drinks, nice ambiance and decor!
  27. KJ

    KatheJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Revival presents delicious, original fare in a lovely open environment. The service is excellent. We go there to eat before theater or music events.
  28. S

    Swan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always very good food and service and easy to make reservations. Perfect place before Berkeley Rep plays.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our server seemed kind of new and inexperienced so it was a bit hard to communicate what our needs were. The food and drinks were a hit or miss; the oysters were perfect but the cocktails weren’t great. The dessert was mid.
  30. FH

    FranH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely restaurant but too noisy even in the quietest spot. This is my third time there and the food, service and location are perfect. Except that $7 for stale bread not good but I guess the chef does not think we should have good bread. the service was lovely. Handsome, kind, attentive (but not too) waiter added to the event. So overall, if you are younger and like the noise and everyone talking loud to be heard, it is perfect.
  31. DO

    DotesOnDaughter

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special place! Service, food, ambiance were all TOPS - a lovely evening out & a delicious choice - we'll be back!
  32. LF

    LisaF

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Play across the street, Berkeley Rep. perfect.
  33. M

    Mirla

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Revival used to be my favorite place whenever we were attending Berkeley Rep, so I was disappointed with the quality of the food and drinks. We had to send our Palomas back because the bartender forgot one of the major ingredients (ginger syrup). The dirty Martinis barely had olive juice. The fries were limp, the arancini had no flavor, and the pasta that came with the scallops was chewy as if it had been reheated. It was Mother's Day so we expected great food, yet it seemed they had the B team cooking. When we arrived for dinner the music was jazzy, but then all of a sudden it changed to a mishmash of rock, alternative, pop - so weird. Two plusses were the scallops which were tender and seared to perfection, and the paella. Oh and the Basque cheesecake was truly delicious (and I am not a cheesecake fan). Seems the place needs a better manager or cooks as the menu has barely changed. And also a little bit of renovating; the benches can use re-upholstering. Hopefully someone will pay attention and bring it back to its great standards (and food quality matches its price).
  34. MB

    MelBerkeley

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious meal, interesting wines, all in all a delightful evening.
  35. P

    Pamela

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was slow. Waitress took 10 minutes to bring one of us a beer. Scallop and linguini was a rip off - 4 small scallops. Sausage pizza had 3 pieces of sausage. Told the hostess and told the wait person it was my son’s birthday - still nothing and bad service. Will never go back and for the first time in my life will do a yelp review warning people not go waste their money.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waiter forgot one entree but made up for it with grace and professionalism. Would return without hesitation.
  37. GC

    GraceC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Paid $80 for a very unfresh shrimp cocktail of a mere four shrimp, a small burrata salad with meager veggie slices sprinkled around, and a bland, partially uncooked vegan paella.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on May 6, 2022Dear Grace, we buy fresh, wild shrimp from Monterey Market and poach it every day. We believe 4 wild shrimp for $15 is fair, given the high cost of wild, fresh shrimp. Our burrata is a 4oz portion of cheese, with 2 piles of chopped beets, and olive tapenade and mint. We believe this is a generous salad. Our paella is fully cooked when we bring it up to serve it, and we use smoked paprika and aleppo, with soffrito, making it almost spicy. Our sincere apologies that our food did not please you.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great meal. We ended up sitting at the bar and the bartender did an awesome job at handling food and the very rigorous drink orders. Great place!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on May 6, 2022Thanks so much! Come back soon!

  39. j

    jsr1

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good server -- friendly and took care of us well. I like the paella and have had it before, but I hope you will consider a paella with meat, like the the traditional dish.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on May 6, 2022We do have the option to add seafood to our paella. On your next visit, ask the server to consult with the chef for that day's options. Maybe duck or chicken?

  40. J

    Jackie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Restaurant seemed short staffed. We had 2 different waiters. Food came slowly and waiters had to be reminded. I've been here before and never had this kind of service, so I am hoping this is a one-off situation.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on April 29, 2022Dear Jackie, alas, we are still in covid times, BA2 outbreak, and a nation wide labor shortage. Thank you for your feedback, and please know that we are striving to train our new teammates so every experience is a good one!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Revival Bar+Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Revival Bar+Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 549-9950.

Revival Bar+Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 2396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Revival Bar+Kitchen

2102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Addison

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amy Murray

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 549-9950

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Dan Mayer: (877) 925-2750

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