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Abstract Table, Berkeley, CA
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Abstract Table

4.1
4.1
109 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Abstract Table, a dining experience without boundaries or pretension. Conceptual artists and longtime friends Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor, who collaborated on the menu at Duchess in Rockridge and are veterans of Naked Kitchen, are the brainchildren behind this project, that combines Japanese influences with unexpected global flavors.

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2 people

11:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 754-9845

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for your next private event!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 884-0484

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Shattuck ave.

  • Parking details

    Free parking available at the bank next door.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Bay

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Bay

    Californian

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  1. S

    Snowbird

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Two dishes were inedible. One was excellent and a fourth dish was just ok. For the prices they charge, all should have been excellent. We will not return.
  2. K

    Kris

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow and, for the price, not expert/attentive enough. White wine was barely chilled, after pointing it out, same mistake was made. Again, for the price, wine should be perfectly chilled. Entrees are exorbitantly priced. The fish was delicious but the $61 price tag makes no sense. We wanted to love it but won’t be back until the prices are comparable to other restaurants and service improves.
  3. DS

    DanaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Menu interesting. Pork belly very tough. Main dish was cold. Gooey desert component uneatable. Nice serving dishes. Caffeinated staff very nice and cheerful. We were glad we made the reservation.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The price for the portion size is ridiculously high. The main courses had nothing exceptional. Our $35 half mushroom was not the one listed on the menu, had the same garnish as another item on the menu, and was dry and not interesting. The $68 ribeye was pretty dry and had no specific taste. Our small $25 black cod appetizer was raw on the inside (and I don't think that was planned). Our previous experience there was very good but better food can be had for half the price at many other places in Berkeley.
  5. LH

    LindaH

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful experience. It was like eating in a greenhouse with beautiful flowers blooming everywhere. The food was exquisite from presentation to the tasting of each bite. The appetizers were small but we shared almost every one of them. The rockfish entree and bison ribeye were large enough for the five of us. This is a special dinner destination worth going to!
  6. r

    rhyenah

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sweet place with small precious menu and portions that are diametrically opposite from their prices. After a $63 fish and teo starters of $25 each i was so hungry and had to stop at Saul’s across the street for a salad! Really nice ambience but just too precious for me to return.
  7. e

    emilyk

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented courses that were well timed and well paired with some fun wines. Loved the outdoor ambiance with the fire pit and beautiful courtyard. Great experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Location is hard to find but ambiance is great as it’s nestled in the back and great staff and energy. Will come back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I wanted to love this restaurant but the experience was uneven. The cost of food is very high for generally small portions. A rockfish dish was fantastic paired with greens and root vegetable mix. While a mushroom dish was basically two large mushroom bunches atop a blandish yogurt sauce. A tiny romaine salad paired with a tiny rye toast topped with roe was tasty but easy to poke fun at. I’d encourage the restaurant to up the game on flavor and reduce prices a bit. Staff was wonderful and we loved the outdoor night vibe for a two person tab of $124.
  10. S

    Sparkie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was beautiful and interesting with new exciting flavors. The mushroom capuccino was superb, the wines were just ok and the amount of food all seemed like appetizer quantity. Very expensive for the amount of food, I'm sorry.
  11. HL

    HannahfromLA

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but incredibly overpriced for what it was and for portion size. A very small piece of halibut with some sautéed tomatoes was $45. Looking at it, I would have expected it to be closer to $25 or $30. Had same experience with appetizer. I’m also someone who indulges often and happily. Ambiance was great (back patio with heaters and plants). Friendly service. But I would not return or recommend it to anyone.
  12. H

    Holleyv

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow to start, they might be short staffed but once they caught up - 5 stars all around. We ordered the entire menu and there was not one dish we didn’t enjoy. The mushroom cappuccino was everyone’s favorite but I particularly appreciated the Waygu & beet dish as I hate beets and this dish made me love them! The ocean trout was another favorite - if you like playing with flavors & textures you will love abstract table!
  13. O

    Omnidiner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was both delicious and inventive. Among the many things they do right, one of the most uncommon is that their napkins are soft, absorbent cotton (vs. the typical white polyester cloth that just wipes water back and forth without absorbing it). Their outdoor heaters are very good, too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food, staff, and ambience were all outstanding. It is our go-to place now. Hope people don’t catch on too much... but it’s inevitable.
  15. H

    Hello

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Prixe-Fix Valentine's Day dinner. 4 courses plus dessert for $125. All the dishes were very good. Lobster salad, dungeness and crab donut was superb. All in all high marks. Service was attentive and friendly. All seating is under a covered patio with heaters so it was comfortable even though it was a chilly night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Went for Valentine's day. Food was good but couldn't help feeling they forgot we existed. Took 20 minutes from sit-down to ordering drinks and that only happened because I flagged someone down. The whole dinner was 3.5 hours which in itself isn't bad if that's the experience but literally every other table turned over twice before we got dessert! Not great at all.
  17. y

    yummy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious, interesting food, cute outdoor space--great date night.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great food, service outstanding! they need to figure out how to provide some heat to most of their tables only a select few had heat.
  19. CS

    CaliforniaSam

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was beautifully presented- seriously...works of art. It was also delicious. My only criticism is that the portions were quite small for the price.
  20. SH

    SusannahH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the creative food and the relaxed, classy atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I say this as an educator in the spirit of feedback leading to future success and improvement for them: I think these guys should work on mastering the basics before conceptualizing abstract ideas. There is nothing wrong with an excellent, well-made simple protein, side of greens, or perfectly prepared grain.
  22. H

    Herickson

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I experienced a disappointing customer service situation before our meal, but the food won us over. The food is artistic and beautiful. Service was clunky but we had a nice family dinner.
  23. P

    Patprovence

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An unrelated and unsolicited transaction with my credit card happened few hours after I left the restaurant. The transaction happened in the East Bay. Hopefully the bank is investigating. Is there someone new in your staff or someone who left your staff that night?
  24. P

    Placerville

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was quite creative and delicious. For appetizers, we had the rainbow carrot salad with miso-marinated grapes and spiced octopus stuffed persimmon wrapped in coppa. The portions were fairly small, so a third appetizer would have been welcome. However, the highlight was definitely the smoked New York steak with wild mushrooms and pickled allium. The steak comes in one temperature: medium-rare. The flavor was incredible! Also, the portion for the steak was more than ample, which is good considering the $49 cost. There is only outdoor seating, which was fine as it wasn't particularly cold or rainy. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant for the smoked New York steak! (One negative: no bar, only beer and wine).
  25. MF

    MickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am 59 years old and have eaten at a lot of restaurants including around the world. We are so lucky to have a lot of options these days especially here in the Bay area. Abstract table is such a Gem in the Bay. This restaurant is so on point and the food is so fresh!!! I usually do not write reviews but coming here for a second time I just had to. All I can say is you have to come and experience it for yourself. And I guarantee you it is an EXPERIENCE!!! You will not be disappointed!!
  26. CC

    CharlieC

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This little gem is a welcome addition to North Berkeley. The food is creative (eg black garlic ice cream) and truly inspired (squab in its nest), with a focus on native, seasonal ingredients. The service is very good, and the ambience is lovely, a covered outdoors space. It is a casual place, but with food as good as of some of the best places in San Francisco. Although the prices are high for the neighborhood (other than Chez Panisse nearby), they are perfectly reasonable considering the quality of the food. The menu is small and includes veggie/vegan options. Highly recommended.
  27. d

    davidj

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    good food. crazy prices. Service was ok, kin d of skipped over us for a while. We enjoyed it. But not sure that it's worth $200 for 2 people.
  28. a

    anzu

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An unusual and unusually thought out menu, great Berkeley (!) wines, and the loveliest setting in the East Bay! Spectacular cuising!!
  29. J

    Joe5939

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom cappuccino was delectable. Smoked NY Steak I was worried was going to be too smokey but it was perfect as well
  30. MC

    MarkC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shockingly awesome. As I posted on FB “Probably the best meal I have had in years!” 5 stars for taste, texture and appearance. Very unassuming venue with dynamite food and service.
  31. j

    joeandgrace

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had so many reservations when we first got to the restaurant. It is a coffee house by day, and transforms into the restaurant at night—you really have to be aware of this when you are looking for the place. There is abundant outside seating that at first seems casual but is in a glorious full garden that acts as its own entertainment. You do not feel like you are in the middle of downtown Berkeley. The menu is small but everything we had was amazing. Despite what appears to be a causal setting, the service is amazing. All staff are very knowledgeable about the food and the wine, and the dishes themselves were creative, full of flavor, and made with the freshest of local ingredients. The chef was very nice and really wanted to know our opinions. I loved the eco-conscious theme of the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  32. KC

    KathyCan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food once again! Although somewhat limited, it is a really imaginative menu and everything that we ordered was delicious. The rustic outdoor setting adds to the ambiance, but cushions on the chairs would be helpful for overall comfort.
  33. KC

    KathyCan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food presentation and quality were excellent and the setting, lovely. The prices were rather too high for the more casual experience, but I would go back again
  34. PP

    PaulP

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, excellent service.
  35. F

    Friedchickenlover

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I hope this place can survive. Having a new addition to the neighborhood would be nice. They need to up the quality of their food. The duck leg was so tough, I couldn’t cut it. The short rib was also very tough which amazes me. If you braise a short, how can it be tough? Two of the three starters were good. All portions are very small, which we are okay with. The entrees are protein only, no veg. And, they don’t offer sides to buy. Service was real slow and it wasn’t that busy. Our waiter pretty much ignored us, even when he knew we wanted out of there. We put our credit cards out and waited 20 minutes and he was just standing talking to a co-worker. We finally walked the bill into the place and had it closed out. The garden setting is beautiful and I have enjoyed it many times for coffee. This was our first time at night and we had many rats scurrying around us. At one time we saw 4 together. It started getting creepy. The waiters response to us commenting on the rats “Force of nature”. What kind of response is that? When your only dining area is outside, I’d say to get the rats out of your dining room. Since they are charging fine dining prices, I think they are off the mark. We had to walk over to Cesar’s and have a few cocktails to get that experience out of our minds.
  36. LR

    LiyaR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and interesting on the plate. The portions are very small and the meal is very pricey, so be aware. This is not a place to go for a filling meal, but a dining “experience” and a good glass of wine.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Mother’s Day
  38. M

    Michael4diners

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This culinary marvel surpasses any expectation I've had about food as art. Every bite was an amazing experience. We were exclaiming throughout the whole meal "this is amazing". The portions aren't huge but that gives you room to try more than one dish. Since the two of us shared. It was perfect. The wine was the other complimenting aspect. The variety that these two chefs brought to the menu are extraordinarily. Just go you will love it!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The short ribs were super burnt and stringy. There were at least two different mice running around the back patio. The service was nice. The coffee and Hamachi were very good.
  40. GM

    GaryM

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food, presentation, and outdoor garden

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Abstract Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 754-9845.

Abstract Table is rated 4.1 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Google Map for Abstract Table

2085 Vine St Berkeley, CA 94709

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shattuck ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking available at the bank next door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 754-9845

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for your next private event!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 884-0484

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