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Venus Restaurant

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2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516 (Bancroft)
+1 510-540-5950
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:15
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:15
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Ashland, United States
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Denning J
Lafayette, California
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434 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Singapore, Singapore
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Lori P
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank YM2000
Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The minute you walk in to this bustling restaurant you feel at home. Comfortable and cozy on a rainy day. Best coffee ever! Excellent, cheerful, fast service. Wonderful menu choices, its hard to pick just one. Try the ricotta pancakes with lemon curd, out of this world!

Thank Kerry B
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Berkeley City Club we needed to make a morning run for a Computer cable on Shattuck and discovered this place near by. Only experienced their Challah French Toast (enough for 2) and coffee but if that's the benchmark for their food standard other items must be Fab. My breakfast was everything I would ever hope for in... More 

Thank egs
San Luis Obispo County, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of my favorite haunts in Berkeley for breakfast. Located on Shattuck Ave in the heart of the University area, frequented by students, alums and travelers. Sunday brunch very popular. Expect a line so get there early. Great Food!

Thank OxshottDave
Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from outside, but the food and coffee are excellent if you're looking for a breakfast option. Crab eggs Benedict anyone?? Yum! I had eggs with fresh goat cheese and acorn squash, which were really delicious. The staff is friendly and efficient. My hubby and I enjoyed ourselves so much we returned for dinner and... More 

Thank Bunny22314
Wellington, Florida
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The quality of the breakfast food at this place was really good. Organic, healthy, crunchy - exactly what you'd expect from a place in Berkeley. The portions were a little weak, but the service was lacking. Getting silverware and more water was a challenge. This is a no gratuity place - hence the higher prices - and I was fine... More 

Thank mikefromwellington

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
  • 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?