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Abstract Table, Berkeley, CA
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Abstract Table

4.2
4.2
120 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Abstract Table, a dining experience without boundaries or pretension. Conceptual artists and longtime friends Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor, who collaborated on the menu at Duchess in Rockridge and are veterans of Naked Kitchen, are the brainchildren behind this project, that combines Japanese influences with unexpected global flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 754-9845

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for your next private event!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 884-0484

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Shattuck ave.

  • Parking details

    Free parking available at the bank next door.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Greenhouse Dining Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy our artistic culinary experience in the unique surroundings of our signature Greenhouse. Surrounded by greenery and edible gardens, this immersive dining experience allows the ambience to become part of your meal.

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Healthy

  • East Bay

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Bay

    Healthy

  • East Bay

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Bay

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Bay

    Romantic

  • East Bay

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic wine, very romantic.
  2. c

    cherylc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really interesting dishes without being pretentious. Love the back patio with heat lamps. Everything we had was delicious and our server was great. Would definitely come back again.
  3. R

    Reeve

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was top notch. One of the best meals I've had this year. Even the items that seem to be common when read on the menu are spectacular when they arrive on the plate.
  4. MZ

    MariannaZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abstract Table is one of my favorite tucked away Berkeley restaurants. The lush garden patio is spacious and perfect for warm or cool nights (there are heaters to keep it cozy), and the frequently rotating menu is always remarkable. The menu features the most creative dishes, with always fresh and seasonal ingredients, a rare find in Berkeley. Highlights: The mouthwatering seafood selection and soups (the savory 'cappucinos' are a must order!). This is one of the only places where I always save room dessert. Quality price point, perfect for groups or a romantic dinner!
  5. TC

    TedC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    First to note is that all the tables are outside and not particularly nice. Just cheap metal tables. The fog rolled in and we were all cold despite the single heater in the middle of the space. My mom’s wine had turners to vinegar and my glass of red wine was ice ice cold. Clearly it was an open bottle that just came out of the fridge. All the food was mediocre to bad. It looked nice but the taste just wasn’t there.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I was a little skeptical of this restaurant as reviews were polarizing and it had plenty of availability on a Friday night. However, I was attracted to the artsy food photos and the description of the greenhouse dining experience, which sounded like something I would love. But as soon as I arrived I regretted my choice. There was only one other table eating on very ugly metal tables and chairs, no music and no ambiance. At that point I wanted to leave but my boyfriend said let’s just stay. I wish we had left. It took a while for the one server to acknowledge us and we finally took our seats. Despite sitting under a heater I was pretty chilly most of the dinner. It was dark so I couldn’t see the gardens referred to in the description but I must say the greenhouse looks much prettier during the day. The food was just ok but the prices were a scandal. We spent $180 on 2 appetizers, the steak and 2 glasses of wine. We would not have been upset at the price had everything been delicious but everything was extremely mediocre. The California Pinot noir ($15 a glass) lacked body, the scallop crudo was a bit fishy, the bok Choy was not very interesting and came with these super hard large croutons (see photo), and the meat, which was supposedly Wagyu, certainly didn’t taste like it. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Berkeley, don’t waste your $ on this one.
  7. l

    lisao

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I loved this place. My biggest issue was the dessert. Everything was fabulous until then. The desert was a fail and I was so disappointed as it was the last thing I ate and the thing I remember the most. The appetizers were amazing, as well as our entrees. It was quite a bit pricey but such a fun experience with such creative dishes! I will come back, but not order dessert.
  8. k

    karenr

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Excellent expensive food. For that price however I would prefer non wobbly tables with tablecloths. Try cutting a $70 steak on a metal patio table that wobbles.
  9. f

    food2022

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous outdoor seating, delicious and innovative food. This is a must-see experience.
  10. B

    Brian

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Innovative and delicious cuisine in a Parisian garden setting
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The vegetarian dishes were the best! Loved the smoked lions mane mushroom and roasted corn cappuccino. The outdoor dining in the garden makes it more casual but the floor is fine dining.
  12. S

    Snowbird

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Two dishes were inedible. One was excellent and a fourth dish was just ok. For the prices they charge, all should have been excellent. We will not return.
  13. K

    Kris

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow and, for the price, not expert/attentive enough. White wine was barely chilled, after pointing it out, same mistake was made. Again, for the price, wine should be perfectly chilled. Entrees are exorbitantly priced. The fish was delicious but the $61 price tag makes no sense. We wanted to love it but won’t be back until the prices are comparable to other restaurants and service improves.
  14. DS

    DanaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Menu interesting. Pork belly very tough. Main dish was cold. Gooey desert component uneatable. Nice serving dishes. Caffeinated staff very nice and cheerful. We were glad we made the reservation.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The price for the portion size is ridiculously high. The main courses had nothing exceptional. Our $35 half mushroom was not the one listed on the menu, had the same garnish as another item on the menu, and was dry and not interesting. The $68 ribeye was pretty dry and had no specific taste. Our small $25 black cod appetizer was raw on the inside (and I don't think that was planned). Our previous experience there was very good but better food can be had for half the price at many other places in Berkeley.
  16. LH

    LindaH

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful experience. It was like eating in a greenhouse with beautiful flowers blooming everywhere. The food was exquisite from presentation to the tasting of each bite. The appetizers were small but we shared almost every one of them. The rockfish entree and bison ribeye were large enough for the five of us. This is a special dinner destination worth going to!
  17. r

    rhyenah

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sweet place with small precious menu and portions that are diametrically opposite from their prices. After a $63 fish and teo starters of $25 each i was so hungry and had to stop at Saul’s across the street for a salad! Really nice ambience but just too precious for me to return.
  18. e

    emilyk

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented courses that were well timed and well paired with some fun wines. Loved the outdoor ambiance with the fire pit and beautiful courtyard. Great experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Location is hard to find but ambiance is great as it’s nestled in the back and great staff and energy. Will come back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I wanted to love this restaurant but the experience was uneven. The cost of food is very high for generally small portions. A rockfish dish was fantastic paired with greens and root vegetable mix. While a mushroom dish was basically two large mushroom bunches atop a blandish yogurt sauce. A tiny romaine salad paired with a tiny rye toast topped with roe was tasty but easy to poke fun at. I’d encourage the restaurant to up the game on flavor and reduce prices a bit. Staff was wonderful and we loved the outdoor night vibe for a two person tab of $124.
  21. S

    Sparkie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was beautiful and interesting with new exciting flavors. The mushroom capuccino was superb, the wines were just ok and the amount of food all seemed like appetizer quantity. Very expensive for the amount of food, I'm sorry.
  22. HL

    HannahfromLA

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but incredibly overpriced for what it was and for portion size. A very small piece of halibut with some sautéed tomatoes was $45. Looking at it, I would have expected it to be closer to $25 or $30. Had same experience with appetizer. I’m also someone who indulges often and happily. Ambiance was great (back patio with heaters and plants). Friendly service. But I would not return or recommend it to anyone.
  23. H

    Holleyv

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow to start, they might be short staffed but once they caught up - 5 stars all around. We ordered the entire menu and there was not one dish we didn’t enjoy. The mushroom cappuccino was everyone’s favorite but I particularly appreciated the Waygu & beet dish as I hate beets and this dish made me love them! The ocean trout was another favorite - if you like playing with flavors & textures you will love abstract table!
  24. O

    Omnidiner

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was both delicious and inventive. Among the many things they do right, one of the most uncommon is that their napkins are soft, absorbent cotton (vs. the typical white polyester cloth that just wipes water back and forth without absorbing it). Their outdoor heaters are very good, too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food, staff, and ambience were all outstanding. It is our go-to place now. Hope people don’t catch on too much... but it’s inevitable.
  26. H

    Hello

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Prixe-Fix Valentine's Day dinner. 4 courses plus dessert for $125. All the dishes were very good. Lobster salad, dungeness and crab donut was superb. All in all high marks. Service was attentive and friendly. All seating is under a covered patio with heaters so it was comfortable even though it was a chilly night.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Went for Valentine's day. Food was good but couldn't help feeling they forgot we existed. Took 20 minutes from sit-down to ordering drinks and that only happened because I flagged someone down. The whole dinner was 3.5 hours which in itself isn't bad if that's the experience but literally every other table turned over twice before we got dessert! Not great at all.
  28. y

    yummy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious, interesting food, cute outdoor space--great date night.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great food, service outstanding! they need to figure out how to provide some heat to most of their tables only a select few had heat.
  30. CS

    CaliforniaSam

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was beautifully presented- seriously...works of art. It was also delicious. My only criticism is that the portions were quite small for the price.
  31. SH

    SusannahH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the creative food and the relaxed, classy atmosphere.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I say this as an educator in the spirit of feedback leading to future success and improvement for them: I think these guys should work on mastering the basics before conceptualizing abstract ideas. There is nothing wrong with an excellent, well-made simple protein, side of greens, or perfectly prepared grain.
  33. H

    Herickson

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I experienced a disappointing customer service situation before our meal, but the food won us over. The food is artistic and beautiful. Service was clunky but we had a nice family dinner.
  34. P

    Patprovence

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An unrelated and unsolicited transaction with my credit card happened few hours after I left the restaurant. The transaction happened in the East Bay. Hopefully the bank is investigating. Is there someone new in your staff or someone who left your staff that night?
  35. C

    Chicago

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was quite creative and delicious. For appetizers, we had the rainbow carrot salad with miso-marinated grapes and spiced octopus stuffed persimmon wrapped in coppa. The portions were fairly small, so a third appetizer would have been welcome. However, the highlight was definitely the smoked New York steak with wild mushrooms and pickled allium. The steak comes in one temperature: medium-rare. The flavor was incredible! Also, the portion for the steak was more than ample, which is good considering the $49 cost. There is only outdoor seating, which was fine as it wasn't particularly cold or rainy. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant for the smoked New York steak! (One negative: no bar, only beer and wine).
  36. MF

    MickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am 59 years old and have eaten at a lot of restaurants including around the world. We are so lucky to have a lot of options these days especially here in the Bay area. Abstract table is such a Gem in the Bay. This restaurant is so on point and the food is so fresh!!! I usually do not write reviews but coming here for a second time I just had to. All I can say is you have to come and experience it for yourself. And I guarantee you it is an EXPERIENCE!!! You will not be disappointed!!
  37. CC

    CharlieC

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This little gem is a welcome addition to North Berkeley. The food is creative (eg black garlic ice cream) and truly inspired (squab in its nest), with a focus on native, seasonal ingredients. The service is very good, and the ambience is lovely, a covered outdoors space. It is a casual place, but with food as good as of some of the best places in San Francisco. Although the prices are high for the neighborhood (other than Chez Panisse nearby), they are perfectly reasonable considering the quality of the food. The menu is small and includes veggie/vegan options. Highly recommended.
  38. d

    davidj

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    good food. crazy prices. Service was ok, kin d of skipped over us for a while. We enjoyed it. But not sure that it's worth $200 for 2 people.
  39. a

    anzu

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An unusual and unusually thought out menu, great Berkeley (!) wines, and the loveliest setting in the East Bay! Spectacular cuising!!
  40. J

    Joe5939

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom cappuccino was delectable. Smoked NY Steak I was worried was going to be too smokey but it was perfect as well

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Abstract Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 754-9845.

Abstract Table is rated 4.2 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Abstract Table does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Abstract Table

2085 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shattuck ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking available at the bank next door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 754-9845

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for your next private event!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 884-0484

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