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Venus Restaurant

2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
+1 510-540-5950
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“lemon curd” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
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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 20 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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank Denning J
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

Thank YM2000
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

Thank Kerry B
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Nearby Attractions
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.49 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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