We decided to go to Cultivar for Sunday brunch. The food was good, but the service was a bit inconsistent. We sat in the front patio, and there was a bit of noise (I would choose back patio next time). One of us got the breakfast burrito and the other got the steak hash. Highly recommend both! We will be returning to check out the back area next time.
This was our third time eating here. We had a lovely server, but the food wasn’t as good as the last two times. We both had Croque Madame, but the bechamel sauce wasn’t right, and the beignets were doughnuts. Perhaps most diners don’t know what to expect, but we won’t go again to pay high prices for non-authentic food.
Grilled gambas so good we ordered an extra plate, Branzino consistently good, and meat sauce pasta rounded out the meal. All Italian wine menu excellent with knowledgeable waiters happy to give you tastes. Excellent family dinner out.
I've been enjoying drinks and dinner at Revival ahead of shows at Berkeley Rep and the Aurora for many years. During the summer of 2023, I had an extremely bad service experience. Despite arriving almost 2 hrs before show time (with the theatre less than a block away) we waited so long for our dinner we had to leave without it. At first I thought it was a one-off disaster. But friends of mine had similar experiences, so it appeared to me that the restaurant had not recovered from the disruption caused by Covid and staff shortages. I am delighted to say that on a busy Friday night, the bartender was friendly, attentive and made delicious cocktails, our server was friendly and attentive and started off by asking if we had a show to attend. We had an 8pm show, it was 6:15pm, and our server promised she we would be ready to go by 7:30pm - and we were. The staff, the food, and the atmosphere were all lovely. I am looking forward to my next dinner at Revival.
The salumi board was excellent. Pizzas were good but not outstanding. We loved the flavors but they should have been crispy & not as doughy/floppy. The flounder & the agnoletti pasta was excellent. Maybe a bit more attention to the cooking times would benefit this food. Very noisy.