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The Gathering Table Restaurant

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
+1 805-688-7770
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (22 reviews)
“hamachi” (7 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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 30 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 21 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 14 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 27 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Unusual food but not in a good way. Strange sauces used. Noodles over cooked and too much butter and garlic. Brussels sprouts tasted like vinegar. Filet mignon was small. And there's a charge for the bread!

Thank psld
Reviewed 5 February 2017

After a long drive up from LA county, was ready to rest and retire. But the dinner was worth staying up for! Lovely sauces, wonderful spicing, tender meats. Extraordinary.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

First time I've written a bad restaurant review. I eat fish but not meat. As no veg entree I asked if I could have Arctic char and risotto with veg stock Told chef didn't have any veg stock! Surely he could make in 5 mins?!...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 24 November 2016

One of the best meals I've had in the Valley for a long, long time. The chef has it down - service was friendly and efficient. The room was quiet on this particular evening and that makes a nice change from some restaurants that specialize...More

Thank Fulham9
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had the ahi tuna. Melted in my mouth. Outstanding and unique sauce. Cooked perfectly. Ceasar salad was wonderful. Cozy atmosphere and good service. Chief Budi Kazali came out to greet us.

Thank mercene c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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 - 09:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 09:00
Thursday
05:30 - 09:00
Friday
05:30 - 09:00
Saturday
05:30 - 09:00
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
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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!