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

4.0
4
2440 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 8 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 2,440 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East Bay

    Californian

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  1. S

    Spencer

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It’s incredible this restaurant is still open. It is so entirely mediocre in every way, that it’s almost insulting to pay $90 for a dinner for two with such unremarkable food, hideous and run down decor, and very poor service. For starters, let’s be clear that a restaurant host should not be forced to also wait tables. I am sure he is not paid the wage of two people. This is one of those places that has no idea how to pace an order and therefore brings you nothing for 25 minutes and then suddenly it’s everything from cocktails to appetizer and mains all at once. The chef is apparently enamored of SQUASH because almost every menu section has something with squash, even a pizza with squash on it. I get it: it’s autumn, but no need to turn November into squash month. Let’s turn to the decor, or lack of it: think 2004. Reclaimed wood. Shabby this and that. How about player piano paper turned into wall paper? Add some more “reclaimed” architectural junk nailed to the wall. The crowd appeared to be locals who either have no taste or no other recourse but to dine here and just put up with it.
  2. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice meal at Revival -- and great cocktails. Super for pre-theater.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded todayThanks, Dave! We are so glad you enjoyed :)

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with long time friends who were in town. We sat at talked and ate for 3 hours and staff was completely accommodating. Very good experience dining here.
  4. DS

    DaveS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food is better than in the past, but $19 for a manhattan is excessive, as was the $15 for a third-full glass of wine. Very noisy, and they seem to want to pack people together to make the restaurant seem busy.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded todayThanks for your feedback, Dave. We agree that $19 is too high, even for the top shelf spirits, and will adjust the computer. The wine is a standard size glass, 5 oz, but we use the big goblets so you have room to swirl and enjoy the aromas. We never "want to pack people together", especially during this covid era, but the labor shortage is real, and sometimes we have to seat in 1-2 sections to consolidate for our team. We hope to see you again, let us know during dinner if anything is off.

  5. DH

    DariaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious! Thank you Amy and team - so glad to be back live and in -person with you!
  6. K

    Katherine

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant in downtown Berkeley! The food is amazing!
  7. CK

    ConstantineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was slow and unattending. Although the restaurant was NOT full, it took 15 minutes to get a lemonade. And almost 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our main courses.
  8. s

    sarahs

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    There was a fashion show this night at Revival, I should have been notified so that I could move my reservation to a different restaurant. As a result, our food was severely delayed and cold, and the the restaurant was very loud.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on November 4, 2022Our sincere apologies, Sarah. We had advertised the Show in partnership with the UC Berkeley Fashion Students and it was posted for a few weeks before on social media. This was a one time community outreach event for Afro-Futurism Fashion, on Halloween Weekend. We will make sure the Host notifies all diners if we do something similar in the future. Thanks for your feedback.

  9. LG

    LorraineG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good quality food, not much to chose from, excellent service

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on November 4, 2022Thanks for your feedback, Lorraine. We do have 29 items on our menu, with Fish, Seafood, Chicken, Beef and Vegan options, plus 5 types of Pizza, 3 salads and Soup. What other types of food would you desire?

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Horrible comedy night !!! We got tricked into a comedy night and it was offensive!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on November 4, 2022Our sincere apologies. We have advertised the show heavily and posted it on our website and social media. Normally it is in the back room, and the fans are dedicated and appreciative. We had to move them to the main room on 10/29, but that will never happen again. Thanks for your feedback.

  11. JB

    JohnB

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food (order the short ribs!). Good waiter, service, nice place!
  12. M

    Marques

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the staff, to the cocktails, food, and ambiance they don’t miss a beat. The food was very flavorful and satisfying. We had the arancini, smashed burger, short ribs, and panne cotta. Delicious!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 13, 2022Thanks so much, Marques! We truly love making great food and providing great hospitality. We are so happy you had a great dinner.

  13. T

    Teddyxat

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant if you are going to Berkeley Rep for a night at the theatre. Small plates are great to share and a great deal on happy hour oysters.
  14. BA

    BigAlV

    Kent

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite not having knowledge of our booking the receptionist couldn’t have been more welcoming and soon had us sitting at a great table to be served by the lovely Gabi who couldn’t have been more pleasant, fun and helpful. The menu is relatively short and good. Maggie enjoyed the buratta and heritage tomatoes starter and I had the arancini which were pleasant but lacked a little flavour. Maggie’s main course salmon was a delight and equally so my braised short rib with polenta. The wine list too was short but interesting and excellent value for money. In short we had a lovely evening in a vibrant and fun place.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 7, 2022Thanks so much! We are glad you had a good evening. We did find your name, after we seated you. It took a minute to tune in to your gorgeous accent :}}

  15. O

    Oaklander

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our prior service experience was so bad that Revival sent us a $50 gift card in apology. This time our service experience could not have been more different. Very attentive service with decent food. I love the atmosphere of Revival and am happy that they've been able to turn the service around.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 7, 2022Glad you gave us another chance. The national labor shortage is real. Luckily, we have some strong new team members, and great service is back!

  16. JA

    JohnnyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, a bit pricey but delicious!

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 7, 2022Thank you, Johnny, prices, inflation...it's everywhere! Glad you enjoyed.

  17. l

    luv3dine

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Everything was bad. The oysters weren’t fresh. Neither was the shrimp. The martini was mostly vermouth.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 2, 2022Dear Guest, we get the freshest oysters and wild shrimp daily from Monterey Fish. The bartenders are pouring a 3 oz gin/vodka martini with .5 oz vermouth. We strive to provide the best quality for every guest. We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience, and that we did not know that you were unhappy, or we would have corrected the problems that minute.

  18. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was somewhat slow, but everyone is understaffed.
  19. O

    Oakland

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Maybe they were short staffed, but the service was bad. (The buser from Guatemala was the best and most responsive.) The server came by 20 minutes after we were seated to give us some water. Despite the pretty poor service, the food was good. I liked my salmon, but my partner didn't eat more than a bite or two of his seafood linguini saying that it was very bad. The waiter removed some of the cocktails from the ticket and apologized for the service problems. I appreciate his acknowledging the issues. I would try it again, maybe. There are only a few good choices close to Berkeley Rep.
  20. D

    Daniel

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Service was painfully slow. Staff was friendly.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 2, 2022Please excuse our labor shortage, it is nationwide. We are hiring and training new people as fast as we can. Our apologies that we did not do better.

  21. SC

    SteveC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Nice ambience, not too loud and easy access to the Freight for our after dinner concert.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on September 30, 2022Thank you, Steve!

  22. c

    ciaobella

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was absolutely appalling. Our server did not know about anything about the items on the menu. We received our appetizer (which turned out to be someone else’s) before our drinks (which took 20 min to get). Very unfortunate.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on October 7, 2022We are sorry we disappointed you, Ciao Bella. We are training new team mates and building a stronger crew. The national labor shortage is real. Our apologies for your experience. We are back to speed, and hope to see you again.

  23. S

    Ssaky

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food is good. Service still needs a lot of work. This is a continuing problem. We waited 10 minutes before a server came by our table. This is after asking other servers twice to please send our server over. Come in Revival, you can fix this.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on September 30, 2022Working on it! Battling it out for new servers, in an ultra competitive marketplace. For every restaurant that needs to hire a server across the bay area, only 1 out of 6 actually show up for their interview. Thank you for your compassion and understanding as we work to train new, young people, because the experienced servers have fled the expensive rents and moved elsewhere.

  24. D

    Danncr

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent, but off putting by the noise. And the fact that the waiter needed three request for a refill on my friends iced tea which caused undue amount of consternation from him.
  25. J

    Jimdjock

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I've dined at Revival perhaps 8-10 times. This time the service team badly dropped the ball. The host was momentarily absent when we arrived for our reservation. Finally we were seated. No one came for our food or drink order for 10-15 minutes. I had to go to the wait staff station to grab a pitcher of water to refill my companion's glass. I kept the pitcher on the table to encourage someone to finally pay attention to us. Finally the waiter showed up and we ordered. Thing were expeditious from there except on two occasions staff tried to serve us food belonging to adjoining tables. Our food was delicious. Finally, time for our performance neared, we had to collar the waiter to bring the bill, and run our charge card. This took between 5-10 minutes. We made it to the performance with about 2 minutes to spare.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on September 30, 2022Glad to hear you liked the food! The entire Bay Area is battling it out for servers. We are chronically understaffed, and training the new young crew. It takes time, patience and compassion. After nearly 3 years of covid, we are finally back to"normal sales". Finding trained people to hire is no longer easy, and it can take up to a month to find the right fit. Thank you for understanding.

  26. BA

    BeckyA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on the outside deck, and it was very comfortable and easy to hear. The food in the service were fantastic!
  27. JJ

    JohnJ

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We have dined at Revival many times in the past 4 years. Food and wait staff are always very good. Last night, we had reservations, and the host sat us at the worst 4 top in the restaurant. Next to his table and an open window with someone on the sidewalk sticking their fingers down their throat and wretching repeatedly. I immediately asked to be moved. He said there were no other 4 tops available. He closed the window but the image and sound remained. There were 3 other 4 tops empty and set when we were seated. There were the same 3 four-tops empty when we left 80 minutes later. I won’t be back until that host no longer works there.
  28. YM

    YMC2018

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time. The food and service were excellence.

    Revival Bar+KitchenResponded on September 30, 2022Thank you!

  29. B

    Bison

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is our second time coming recently to Revival and it is probably the most consistent quality eatery we have found since the pandemic. Definitely recommend for good conscious, locally sourced food and service.
  30. NR

    NancyR

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    It was a pleasant dining experience before a show on campus. The poor waitress was completely overworked
  31. b

    boxer12

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my son's birthday so wanted some place tasty and special. They were clearly understaffed but our waitress was awesome as were the busing staff. Our food came out timely. They were obviously working their hardest. AND the food was extremely yummy.
  32. m

    marionw

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t begin to tell you how impressed we were with revival. We were in town for a wedding and had several people adding onto group. They couldn’t have been more gracious and accommodating with all the changes. The food was great. The service was fantastic. The drinks were excellent. Can’t say enough great things about our evening. Thank you Robbie for everything. Very impressive and everyone had fun evening.
  33. JW

    JeffreyW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and GM were great. Hard to find great service since covid hit, but they delivered.
  34. EC

    ElizabethC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Unattentive service. Very slow cocktail service. Not checking back on the meal delivery for missing requests.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the food and restaurant. Have eaten here many times. It’s perfect for friends that have different dietary needs.
  36. DT

    DougT

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had salmon and seafood pasta; both excellent. Service was cheerful, but seemed over-burdened; we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged by our waiter, and then waited 30 minutes for our food. But the place was packed by 6:00, so this may have been a factor. We will definitely be back, with the caveat that it is not fast food.
  37. JG

    JulesG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Revival is my all-time favorite -- delicious, creative cocktails, great food, great service. The vegetarian mezze platter is the BEST. We do every special occasion there, and when I can I stop in for a happy cocktail and their fantastic french fries at the bar.
  38. l

    lesleyvan

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy hour only offered in bar. Outdoor seating right on street but not too noisy. Good fantastic! Cocktails too. Get there early if you need a quiet dinner. Public park structure right on Addison!
  39. P

    carmenP

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very convenient when attending Theater. Food was good, ample portions.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Unfortunately they seemed very short staffed.

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 stars by 2440 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
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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