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“Wonderful Sunday Brunch!”
Review of Venus Restaurant

Venus Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 716 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bancroft
Transit: 3 Blocks South of Downtown Berkeley BART Station, more information at http://www.venusrestaurant.net
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.
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 we decided to try it and we were delighted. We lucked out and got the last table and our food was delicious!

Thank denningj2014
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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 return.

Thank reise-tanta-di
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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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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Tipping is no Longer included as of February 1, 2017, so says your bill and our waiter, but the menu prices are the same as when it was included, so prices just went up 18%, but you don't find out until the bill comes. So the menu says one thing, but the bill and waiter says another. We left a tip, but now feel we left double tip.

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Thank Lori P
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Expect long line even in the winter (waited for an hour).
They do not take reservations

The food was exactly what we expected, no thrills, but really good.
We has the 2x2x2 (two flapjacks, two meats (bacon+sausage) and two scramble eggs).
We also had a great eggs Benedict, and an omelette.

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Thank YM2000
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