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Oakland mini tour and a Berkeley surprise


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Oakland mini tour and a Berkeley surprise

mendogurl | May 9, 2011 08:12 AM

Just finished a small tour of Oakland (+ one Berkeley) restaurants we have been reading so much
Went to Plum, Adesso and Dopo, Camino, and )to Gather in Berkeley.
Skipped Commis, will try later but the "tweezer"comments pushed it down the list a bit.
(Next tour will include International Blvd. et al.

They were all really good. i was duly impressed. I had read good and not so good reviews of all of them, so I went with a bit of uncertainty which I like to have when trying new places.

Adesso and Dopo were great, terrific drinks, perfect size portions, very fresh ingredients.
Surprised at how good Camino was. Plum was also very good, but not significantly better than the others. And we are not wine drinkers so the lack of liquor is always a bit of a drag. But we will definitely return. We ended up ordering three of those fab fried chickpea stick starters, and the asparagus starter was incredible.

One morning, just because we didn't want to wait in a long line for breakfast we went to Gather in Berkeley. It was really, really, really good. I was so surprised as I haven't read any rave reviews and have driven by it for a year without eating there. Breakfast was so good, that we went back for dinner last night.
Still surprised at how good it was. The vegan vegetable charcuterie was amazing, and we are the farthest thing from vegans!

Curious what others have thought about Gather.

4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

4395 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA

3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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