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Gather

2200 Oxford St. (Allston Way) Send to Phone
A lively and bustling restaurant that gives equal thought to vegan/vegetarian and omnivorous dishes.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Gather Restaurant Review

: Located near UC Berkeley, Gather is a bustling and lively restaurant with high ceilings, warm wood tones and design details that evoke urban farming. It's also a restaurant where vegan, vegetarian and carnivorous customers have an equal abundance of thoughtful options. Gather’s former chef de cuisine Charis Wahl has assumed executive chef duties. Puffy, leopard-spotted pizzas topped with combinations such as Fontinella, pancetta and cayenne confit take center stage at some tables. But so does the vegan “charcuterie,” a seasonal array of imaginatively prepared vegetables plated --- as salumi would be --- on a wood board. Generously portioned, vibrant salads of greens, nuts and fruit are beautifully balanced and composed. Vegan and vegetarian dishes can leave carnivores wanting to swear off meat, but the theory becomes a problem when the reality of a medium-rare Lucky Dog Ranch beef burger topped with white cheddar and a caramelized shallot and tomato confit dripping with juice drops on the table. Desserts might range from fuyu persimmon sorbet to ricotta budino with smoked apple, milk jam and pine nuts. Gather's commitment to locally sourced, organic and sustainable products trickles down to the beverage program, which includes organic spirits, wine and kombucha on tap.

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