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Venus Restaurant

2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
+1 510-540-5950
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“lemon curd” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Superb breakfast. Good portion size and variety. Great breakfast potatoes and the breakfast muffin is to die for. We came here twice in one week and it was just as good the second time. Very busy, be prepared to wait.

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This restaurant has closed packed tables; a small but very nice menu. It all encourages interaction with other people.there was only single, but competent waiter, which made service slow a times. Food very nice. I wanted to have the have the fish and chips -...More

Thank Flemming V
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I had a delightful breakfast here. I highly recommend getting the lemon pancakes!!! Everything was wonderful.

Thank Betty H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

For years we have enjoyed eating at Venus --always excellent food. Venus changed ownership in March . After our experience last evening, we will not return. There was only one person working the floor -- previously there has always been at least 3 people. Our...More

Thank SFGAL8
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely brunch on a Sunday with family and friends. The service was very good and it was not too noisy. We had planned to go to another restaurant in that area but the wait was 45 minutes. This restaurant was suggested so...More

Thank Denning J
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the mixed vegetables with brown rice and tofu for lunch. It was tasty and nice to look at. However, I expected a lot more vegetable. The food was adequate but not impressive. Nothing about what I saw and ate made me want to...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Small joint, serves nice breakfast. The pancakes were good, confusing issue on the tips, else it's worth the effort to have a meal there

Thank DanChoo
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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
Romantic, 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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