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Venus Restaurant

2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
+1 510-540-5950
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“lemon curd” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a late lunch at this eatery and came away very impressed. The restaurant is a breakfast/brunch/lunch spot that closes at 2 p.m., but the waiter made sure we did not want to order anything more before the kitchen closed--very thoughtful! Our...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a week exploring the bay with a few friends and got an air bnb in Berkeley. The food and service were both so impressive we ended up coming 6 out of the 8 days we were in the area. Every morning before each adventure...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The food my companion and I had here was generous, tasty and of great quality. I especially enjoyed the AMAZING biscuit and apparently house-made cherry jam. I will definitely have one- well, maybe two—of these the next time I come here! This is a great...More

Thank SacAnnie
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Tables are too close together....loud....not enough wait staff. Just finished a very unpleasant meal at this restaurant. The wait staff was overwhelmed. They brought the wrong food to the table. The kitchen was also overwhelmed. The food suffered because of it all. Having said that...More

Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I will make this short and sweet. This was one of the best omelettes I have ever had ! The eggs were cooked perfect , fluffy and firm. The potatoes were great also a nice firm crispy side with the soft home fry taste. I...More

Thank Trbigshady
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Stopped here when visiting UCB campus, based on good reviews. Snagged a close metered spot and the restaurant wasn't overly crowded. Ordered a hot mocha and the drink comes in a relatively tall drinking glass (not a glass coffee mug), and it was good but...More

Thank socaltravelmom_fun
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Superb breakfast. Good portion size and variety. Great breakfast potatoes and the breakfast muffin is to die for. We came here twice in one week and it was just as good the second time. Very busy, be prepared to wait.

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This restaurant has closed packed tables; a small but very nice menu. It all encourages interaction with other people.there was only single, but competent waiter, which made service slow a times. Food very nice. I wanted to have the have the fish and chips -...More

Thank Flemming V
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I had a delightful breakfast here. I highly recommend getting the lemon pancakes!!! Everything was wonderful.

Thank Betty H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

For years we have enjoyed eating at Venus --always excellent food. Venus changed ownership in March . After our experience last evening, we will not return. There was only one person working the floor -- previously there has always been at least 3 people. Our...More

Thank SFGAL8
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
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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