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The Gathering Table Restaurant

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
+1 805-688-7770
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (22 reviews)
“hamachi” (8 reviews)
“fish” (18 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

To call this place fine dining is a stretch, sure it has the setting, but the service and quality is far from fine dining. First of all we'd booked a table for 7:45, we arrived early and decided to have a drink on the veranda...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went here for dinner with a group and really enjoyed it. Interesting French-Asian fusion flavors, more complex than what I would have expected for a small wine country inn. I got the clams and chorizo special which was delicious. Food was beautifully presented, with great...More

Thank AudsDC
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This review only covers the restaurant. I thought the food quality was absolutely excellent. Every dish we ordered was exceptional. That is the end of the praise. The service was quite amateurish. Most of the staff are early 20-somethings who clearly have not received any...More

Thank 758Paul423
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We've only gone for dinner. The restaurant the nicest decor in the Santa Ynez Valley. The food is excellent, the disappointment is there is no rhyme or reason to how the food comes out and often all at one time. One main course order of...More

Thank Roadtripsfan
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The food hear was excellent. We both had white fish and it was cooked perfectly, such that the flavor of the fish was preserved and remained delicate. Sitting outside on the veranda is much better than inside. Ring ahead and make a specific booking. Food...More

Thank JAOXON
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a great place for small groups since all dishes are for sharing and each dish has special flavors. The pork belly, sliders, duck breast and garlic noodles all have a great combination of flavors.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always freshly made with local ingredients that are in season with love and care. They never disappoint. I have been coming here for years to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and I will continue to do so.

1  Thank Jewels1999
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was one of our best meals on a trip to "sideways" country. The Hamachi is terrific as was the duck and steak. The only downside was that as the evening progressed a very large group came in and it was very noisy. However, when...More

1  Thank 100db
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not big....but great. Chef is well know and respected for consistent food w/ a little Pan-Pacific flair. Quiet dinning in a rustic atmosphere with proper table service & settings

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Overrated and expensive for what you are served. This is a share/small plate restaurant so you spend a lot for not much food. Some of the items were excellent while other were mediocre. The worst were the lingcod special (a tiny overdone piece of fish...More

1  Thank MissFlamingoGirl
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burgskie
17 July 2017|
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Response from 100db | Reviewed this property |
I would think so if you booked enough in advance. There was quite a large group there the night we were there--makes for a noisy evening, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
05:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
    (Alamo Pintado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7770
  • E-mail
Description
Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Ballard, California restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country – wonderful wine and delicious food!

Chef Budi Kazali artistically melds Asian and French cuisine to deliver a truly delectable and extensive menu that features seasonal, locally sourced produce, seafood, and meats.

Whether you’re reconnecting with family and friends at our communal gathering table, or with that special someone at one of our more intimate tables, you’re in for a truly remarkable dining experience.

There's something on the menu for everyone, and all the dishes are small plates and meant to be shared, so come hungry!
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