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Venus Restaurant

2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
+1 510-540-5950
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“lemon curd” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place's brunch game is on fleek. If the service was better, I would've given 5 stars, but the food spoke for itself. Venus had the best homefries I've ever had in my entire life. I hate bell pepper, yet somehow these always make their...More

Thank nataliesetliff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to bay area, we had this place recommended by the hotel staff. Excellent choice. . .I wanted to give it 4.5, but you can't do that. The latte was the tipping point; as good as I have every had, so I went to the...More

Thank Ashlin9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff recommended Venus for breakfast and they were right. Wonderful menu and funky Berkeley atmosphere.

Thank Pillygrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived mid-morning on a Saturday for brunch to find about a 20 minute wait. We had eaten here before when visiting the area and were anxious to host breakfast here for our daughter and son-in-law. All the choices we selected were wonderful. I wanted...More

Thank caj4743
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Four of us had a late lunch at this eatery and came away very impressed. The restaurant is a breakfast/brunch/lunch spot that closes at 2 p.m., but the waiter made sure we did not want to order anything more before the kitchen closed--very thoughtful! Our...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a week exploring the bay with a few friends and got an air bnb in Berkeley. The food and service were both so impressive we ended up coming 6 out of the 8 days we were in the area. Every morning before each adventure...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The food my companion and I had here was generous, tasty and of great quality. I especially enjoyed the AMAZING biscuit and apparently house-made cherry jam. I will definitely have one- well, maybe two—of these the next time I come here! This is a great...More

Thank SacAnnie
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Tables are too close together....loud....not enough wait staff. Just finished a very unpleasant meal at this restaurant. The wait staff was overwhelmed. They brought the wrong food to the table. The kitchen was also overwhelmed. The food suffered because of it all. Having said that...More

Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I will make this short and sweet. This was one of the best omelettes I have ever had ! The eggs were cooked perfect , fluffy and firm. The potatoes were great also a nice firm crispy side with the soft home fry taste. I...More

Thank Trbigshady
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Stopped here when visiting UCB campus, based on good reviews. Snagged a close metered spot and the restaurant wasn't overly crowded. Ordered a hot mocha and the drink comes in a relatively tall drinking glass (not a glass coffee mug), and it was good but...More

Thank socaltravelmom_fun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:15
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
    (Bancroft)
  • Public Transportation: 3 Blocks South of Downtown Berkeley BART Station, more information at http://www.venusrestaurant.net
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-540-5950
Description
Venus features the best of our local foodshed, from local farms, waters and ranches, served in warm and lovely style in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. A favorite dinner spot for theater goers, Venus devotes itself to local and organic purveyors, creating delicious Northern California style dishes. The wine list focuses on bio-dynamic, and sustainably farmed grapes, and a "New World" style of wine-making, where the fruit expresses itself. An open kitchen and banquette seating create a cozy vibe. Chef Amy Murray is a 15 year veteran of the organic, farm-to-table movement. Menus are created each month to highlight the best of the season and evoke good appetites. Venus also serves a unique brunch and lunch, and offers uncommonly good beer, wine and light cocktails. We are happy to do small parties and buy outs, and tasty lunch catering.
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