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Venus Restaurant

2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
+1 510-540-5950
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lemon curd” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2327 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1516
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Venus about a half hour before it closed, but still managed to fit in a delicious lunch. I had the special omelette, my husband the veggie sandwich, all finished off with fresh blackberry lemonade. Quite splendid. We'll be back.

Thank Colin1421
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We brunches at Venus Restaurant and can’t say enough good things about it. The service was friendly and excellent. Coffee was hot and refilled often. Recommend their signature Ricotta Pancakes (to die for) with Lemon Curd. So delicious! I plan to come back next time...More

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Enjoyed the fall veggie scramble. Butternut, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower made for a delicious breakfast. Not even half full on a Sunday AM and needed to wait far too long, others were served ahead of us and we needed to wait for our coffee and refills....More

Thank Lee-and-Baby
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This place's brunch game is on fleek. If the service was better, I would've given 5 stars, but the food spoke for itself. Venus had the best homefries I've ever had in my entire life. I hate bell pepper, yet somehow these always make their...More

Thank nataliesetliff
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Traveling to bay area, we had this place recommended by the hotel staff. Excellent choice. . .I wanted to give it 4.5, but you can't do that. The latte was the tipping point; as good as I have every had, so I went to the...More

Thank Ashlin9
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Hotel staff recommended Venus for breakfast and they were right. Wonderful menu and funky Berkeley atmosphere.

Thank Pillygrim
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We arrived mid-morning on a Saturday for brunch to find about a 20 minute wait. We had eaten here before when visiting the area and were anxious to host breakfast here for our daughter and son-in-law. All the choices we selected were wonderful. I wanted...More

Thank caj4743
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Four of us had a late lunch at this eatery and came away very impressed. The restaurant is a breakfast/brunch/lunch spot that closes at 2 p.m., but the waiter made sure we did not want to order anything more before the kitchen closed--very thoughtful! Our...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a week exploring the bay with a few friends and got an air bnb in Berkeley. The food and service were both so impressive we ended up coming 6 out of the 8 days we were in the area. Every morning before each adventure...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The food my companion and I had here was generous, tasty and of great quality. I especially enjoyed the AMAZING biscuit and apparently house-made cherry jam. I will definitely have one- well, maybe two—of these the next time I come here! This is a great...More

Thank SacAnnie
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Restaurant Details

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