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2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1430 (Shattuck)
+1 510-225-6055
06:30 - 21:30
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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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Albany, California
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Full Disclosure: Went there for dinner on Christmas with friends. This was NOT our first choice, but the restaurant we booked originally did not work out. This is a hotel restaurant, and I often view them with skepticism. In this case, rightfully so. Ambience: Fun, whimsical type of fancy. Red chandeliers, black and white decor, eye popping wallpaper, very tall... More 

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Lodi, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

There are many little restaurants in the neighborhood offering almost any eclectic ethnic treats you may hunger for or be brave enough to try. However, if you are not familiar with the area this part of Berkeley, especially on Shattuck Avenue near the BART station, is frequently populated with "interesting" street people and sometimes even more interesting goings-ons that on... More 

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Berkeley, California
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290 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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256 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

1 Thank AVLwriter
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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.

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Sacramento, California
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227 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?