Gather is a fantastic, casual restaurant - in Berkeley by the Cal campus with good parking and location near the BART station. I've been for dinner and for brunch and have been eager to return! I like the local, sustainable proclivities, with a balance of comfort foods but also many veg-forward dishes with a delicate presentation.
Gather - "With Executive Chef Sean Baker at the helm, Gather’s kitchen takes a unique approach to Northern California cuisine. We design our menus with an even balance of vegetable and omnivore dishes, and cook with both old-world and modern culinary techniques."
Bauer review - retains 2.5 stars - http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/2011/02/bauer_revisits_gather_only_a_y.html
Yelp reviews/photos: http://www.yelp.com/biz/gather-berkeley
Beautiful radish salad:
Farm egg, pancetta, green garlic pizza
Oh, and they have great classic cocktails, like Blood & Sand!
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