I went to try Gather in Downtown Berkeley on Mon 1/24/11. It's really close to Downtown Berkeley Bart - just walk South on Shattuck, up to Allston, then at the corner turn Right. It's across from Saturn's Cafe.
I made reservations on OpenTable - No points given for this place.
Got Still tap water in a carafe. Ask for Sparkling!! - the table that sat next to us asked & got it!
Menu is small. We got to share:
Sheep's Milk Ricotta Pizza - $17. It's a medium size pizza with 8 slices. It has nettles, potato, leeks, rosemary. I liked it, but my half I picked had burnt crust.
Barbecued Young Chicken $19 - flageolet beans, sausage, greens, turnip, almond-tomato pesto (gluten free). I liked they cut up the chicken for us to share, it was juicy chicken - I was surprised. I liked all the other stuff too.
$17 + $19 = $36 + $3.51 tax = $39.51 before tip & tax. Credit cards taken.
Separate bathrooms on the Far Right past the curtains - Women's had 2 stalls & trough sinks, very powerful dryer.
I'd recommend it for a nice dinner in Downtown Berkeley.