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A funky downtown restaurant that seems to have been here forever. It's cute and pleasant with a modest menu. The food is just all right, nothing special, and as a result, it was empty on a Saturday night when other places were booked full.;
The Indian side of the menu is limited in selection, but everything done to perfection. The curry sauces are exquisite. I've had 8 items off the menu so far, in three different visits, and all shone. Although different in purpose and nature – easily as...good as the bell-weather Ajanta across the street.
They also have a Western cuisine side of things which is creative, and sometimes extraordinary, especially the Breakfast items.More
Stopped in with the family after a day of sightseeing. Loved all of our meals, even tho my salad was supposed to come with grilled peaches and oranges (they subbed pear, giving it a totally different vibe). Will definitely come here again!
We tried Venus Benedict, Classic Biscuits and Gravy, and pancakes.
Eggs poached were done perfect, with little runny yolks. Hollandaise sauce was delicious. However, their pancakes were superb!.
They are light and fluffy, not bread like. We enjoyed these and will be back for many...more times.
Place was clean
Staff was friendly.More
When we come visit our Cal student child, every 2,3 months, we invariably come to either Venus or La Note for breakfast/brunch. Unlike the other breakfast/brunch place, Venus is easy going and let you sit and wait at a table for your party to gather....Staff are very kind and accommodating. With comparable quality of food among breakfast/brunch places on Shattuck, we found courteous service and great attitude of servers to be very important.More
Found myself alone one evening for dinner and stopped into Venus. I was the only one there and service was great! Crab cake on salad and a glass of premier wine. Pricey but enjoyable and comfortable as a solo.
We have gone twice now—once with two of our children and once by ourselves. Both times we had brunch. Although I can not recommend the mochas—they were what my husband called “unremarkable,” I can recommend a few things on the brunch menu. We have tried...the Indian Brunch, the Autumn Scramble (get the morning muffin!), and the Ricotta Pancakes. All were delicious! Service was also great.More
We were brought here with friends that live one town over while visiting CA last week. The wait staff was attentive, the breakfast was delicious (challah french toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, eggs and sausage). Our friends eat here often and say it's one of their...favorite restaurants in an area where there are many restaurants to choose from. This place is worth seeking out.More
I have been to the Berkeley original many times, and was anxious to try the new location on Solano Avenue. Not crowded and it did not disappoint. Omelettes are terrific with multiple variations and the morning muffin is fabulous! Many different breakfast/brunch possibilities and substitute...the potatoes (meh) for salad. Really all sorts of egg and meat choices. Service is new, so it take time to get them used to it.More