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2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1430 (Shattuck)
+1 510-225-6055
06:30 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:30
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkeley, California
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257 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arranged a Sunday brunch at Five in an effort to accommodate guests who are gluten-intolerant, have mobility issues and want minimum numbers of stairs, have hearing issues and prefer tables in a quiet corner, and/or have poor eyesight and can’t see well in dimly lit dining rooms. Oh, yes, it also needed to be close the Berkeley Repertory Theater.... More 

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Asheville, NC
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251 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

FIVE is a lovely restaurant in a handsome hotel right in downtown Berkeley, so the ambience is superb. The brunch menu looks great on paper, but the food was pretty average. A mushroom omelet had plenty of spinach but was light on the mushrooms. The accompanying potatoes were quite good, however. A watermelon salad that was featured as an entree... More 

Thank AVLwriter
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located inside Shattuck Plaza Hotel. I always love the deco here. Came here for breakfast early in the morning when there were not too many people. The service staff was very professional and attentive. Food was decent. A good place to be if you want to nice sit down place in downtown Berkeley.

Thank SFOYYZ_Eric2
Sacramento, California
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by FIVE for the first time for dinner with two friends. The atmosphere and ambience are good for conversation with the place not being too loud and the tables spaced appropriately apart. The meal was very good although service was a little spotty. Everyone was cordial and friendly but it just felt a little understaffed at least the night... More 

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Dixon, California
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We met for dinner before a show at the Aurora Theatre Company, so it was just a two block walk...very convenient. The service was quick, quiet and capable. This is a large room with high ceilings and the noise level was quite low. The four of us were able to have a nice conversation without straining or raising our voices.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I decided last minute to dine out and were able to make 9:15 reservations on a Saturday night, with about an hour's notice. Turns out they weren't necessary- the place was half full at most. I wasn't terribly impressed by the decor- though my wife loved it. Sort of an attempt at a hip version of mid-century... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a really great breakfast meeting at FIVE. The service was excellent, the food came quickly, and was delicious. I had the Country Fried Steak Benedict - highly recommended!

1 Thank EnrouteToSomewhere
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Food is a little pricey, but overall pretty good. The scallops were wonderful and the pork chop was tender enough to cut with a butter knife. A little disappointed in their beer selection as they only have a few on tap and only have Corona in bottles.

Thank Snakewrangler
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel was charming, restaurant crowded before the game. Staff attentively aware and asking if on a time frame. Server attentive and friendly without overbearing. Met Executive Chef Stephane was engaged in service and checking on guests always an add to your dinner experience. The restaurant is centrally located in Berkley a great stop for locals before the theater or... More 

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Oakland, California
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221 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We sat at the bar mid afternoon to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack from the bar menu before seeing a movie around the corner. We ordered some drummets but they never came out of the kitchen. We had to ask where they were. The bar kindly comp-ed us and we ordered some fries with a meet and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1430
  • Public Transportation: Bart: Downtown Berkeley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-225-6055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?