With its heavily Californian bill of fare, repurposed décor and Berkeley clientele, Gather is a must for hordes of wholesome foodies of all ages. The aptly named hit serves busy professors during the bustling lunch hour before welcoming a more relaxed evening crowd, who come to sip at the bar and sup en plein air on the patio.
Pescatarians will delight in thick-cut toast spread with albacore tuna rillettes and topped with pan-fried broccoli di cicco, pickled radishes and potatoes, while vegetarians will find it hard to resist a hefty portion of arugula salad tossed with goat cheese, almonds, pomegranate and balsamic dressing. Be sure to try some dessert—specifically the luscious lime curd tart and its thick dollop of meringue. You won’t be sorry.- MICHELIN guide inspectors