About Pathos Restaurant & Bar
Melding the organic bounty of California with the traditional foods and flavors of Greece...honey, olive oil, herbs, classic cheeses...and drawing upon family recipes, Pathos is a truly genuine representation of the food you would find being enjoyed by everyday Greeks.
With a focus on a simple ingredient, fully organic fare and a well-curated, but accessible wine list (organic | biodynamic | sustainable), we want to bring to Berkeley a true taste of Greece. Please join us in our rustic, yet well-appointed dining room...surrounded by the warmth of our wood-fired oven...for a lively, engaging dining experience with which we are sure you will be pleased.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5:00pm-8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-9:30pm
$31 to $50
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Pathos Restaurant & Bar offers live music of Greece and the Mediterranean once a month.
We are available for seated meals of up to 60 guests and for sit and stand receptions of up to 80. Pathos is the perfect place for your rehearsal dinner, corporate event, small-scale fundraiser, etc. any day of the week (day or evening).
We offer weekday, daytime catering Monday through Friday ($250 minimum order) for delivery in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and other east bay cities. We are, as well, available for larger off-site full catering...please call us at 510.981.8339 or email our Event Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pathos Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic food ambiance and service. I w ...
Fantastic food ambiance and service. I was in Oakland on abusiness trip. I am a Greek from NewYork and not only have I eaten in some of the best Greek restaurants but I cook traditional Greek food ..
The food at Pathos was excellent . It was
Authentic and delicious. .. will definitely visit next time I'lm in town.
I was very excited to try Pathos. I appr ...
I was very excited to try Pathos. I appreciated their use of organic ingredients. Atmosphere was great. Menu was confusing. Waiter kept saying "usually it is this but today it is that". Found the octopus perfectly cooked but found other dishes too underwhelming and expensive for what they were. The special fish was a trout which was overly priced at $29. It hadn't been deboned and didn't have accompanied elements to make the dish stand out. The spanikotita cooked in the wood oven was a nice touch. As a whole, it seemed as if the restaurant staff was too confident about their food to really think about the impact on the diner.
They were incredibly nice about accommod ...
They were incredibly nice about accommodating a last-minute change in our reservation. The restaurant is lovely, a terrific place for a celebration. The food is delicious – everything fresh and with amazingly vibrant flavor, although the menu doesn't stray far from the standard dishes found in most Greek restaurants.
While the waitstaff could not have been more charming and helpful, however, they could be a little hard to get hold of (perhaps the restaurant is understaffed?) and dishes were cleared much too quickly. But this didn't spoil a lovely evening. I'd go back happily.
Great food! Nice space too. Feels lik ...
Great food! Nice space too. Feels like it needs another person or two working ... we were awkwardly greeted, and the bar was initially unstaffed ... our server later went and made our cocktails (which were delicious). I'm glad we weren't in a rush. But the food was all fantastic: Fried cheese, seasonal salad, dolmades, octopus, lamb chops. Will go back.
Berkeley is a wonderful city for differe ...
Berkeley is a wonderful city for different ethnic cuisines. My friend and I tried Pathos for the first time to experience Greek food again. We went there early enough in the evening so that the place was quiet; later on it became crowded and noisy, which was less pleasant for holding a good conversation.
I was neither starving nor wealthy that day, so I only ordered the Greek chicken soup (avgelemono), shared a Greek salad, and ate two delicious appetizers: spanakopita and tomato-sauced meatballs. All were very good. My friend shared the salad, ate a whole trout (which he enjoyed immensely) and had a glass of white wine.
Pathos is another in a sequence of quality trendy restaurants that have opened in recent years.
This Restaurant is located on very busy ...
This Restaurant is located on very busy street with a lot of homeless people around it. Not a cheerful neighbourhood .When we arrived on Saturday evening there was not too many people inside and something just got burned at the kitchen to the point it was difficult to breath . Our table was kind of small and not very comfortable. The menu included lots of dishes with extensive description of the ingredients. But in reality it was nothing special. However, the Greek salad which we ordered was the smallest I have ever eaten ever. Pita bread with some cream cheese was kind of burned .We had ordered a whole rainbow trout bit had to take it home since it was difficult to breath inside. Overall all dishes are on a small side . Greek food is about large salads and lots of meat skewers but not at this place. Wine list is also on the high end .Want be coming back
One of our favorite places in Berkeley! ...
One of our favorite places in Berkeley! We feel like family the second we walk in the door, the servers and manager/host is ALWAYS charming, helpful, friendly, and makes sure our experience is perfection. And the food! We've never had a bad meal here, ever. The cocktails are fun and delicious, and we always have fun!
Although our main courses took awhile, t ...
Although our main courses took awhile, the owner/manager was gracious enough to explain that they were short in kitchen staff and gave us a generous discount for the wait. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to folks who are interested in greek food.
We started off with the lamb meatballs w ...
We started off with the lamb meatballs which were moist and flavorful, but not overstated. The grilled octopus was the best octopus I have ever eaten. It had been soaked in brine for several days and was so tender, my knife cut through it like butter. The surface had been perfectly charred on a hot grill. I have ordered this dish a dozen times at Pathos and it never ceases to amaze. We finished off with Moussaka which was also memorable.
Been four times in a few months so clear ...
Been four times in a few months so clearly we are enamored with this Greek find.
Faves include their lamb chops, spanakopitas, grilled octopus, meatballs and a must is the dessert yogurt, honey and fruit. Be sure to order their French drip coffee to finish.
Excellent food! the lamb chops and grill ...
Excellent food! the lamb chops and grilled octopus were to die for. Service was very attentive, friendly and courteous. It was our first time at Pathos but it was enough to make it our favored Greek cuisine restaurant in the Bay Area.
We would highly recommend it with out any hesitation to anyone.
One of my favorite Berkeley restaurants. ...
One of my favorite Berkeley restaurants. If the menu varied , I'd come even more often. But then, the fact that when friends or associates say "what do you recommend?" you can actually answer, is also wonderful. The meatballs, whole fish, spanakopita, moussaka and lamb are all splendid. You can have a wonderful meal just sharing first courses too.
Food was just OK (nothing memorable in t ...
Food was just OK (nothing memorable in the least), though the prices seemed high for their offerings. It didn't feel very Greek. Service was very slow at best; not very attentive for a fine dining experience. We were a party of 3, with lots of dining out experience, and we agreed on all these points. A disappointment.
The food while generally good, was uneve ...
The food while generally good, was uneven. We thought the waitress could have been more interested if we had any questions as the menu is rather unique, We were a party of 4 and ordered appetizers as well as main dishes. The sea bass which 2 of our party ordered was fishy and bland. On the other hand, most of the appetizers and salads were good, including the horse beans and the spanikopita. The feta and olives was supposed to come with castelvetranos olives and kalamata but lacked the former and the feta was just okay. The desserts were a highlight as is the ambiance and includes an interesting Greek wine list. Pricey but may go back for appetizers with friends.
We could actually hear ourselves talk. F ...
We could actually hear ourselves talk. Food authentically Greek, with a modern twist. Friendly but professional service. My dish was a bit too salty but that's characteristic of many up-scale restaurants these days.
We had a great dining, experience. The ...
We had a great dining, experience. The décor was handsome and the service outstanding. They knew that one couple in our party was celebrating a 49th wedding anniversary and the staff and sommelier went out of their way to make it a memorable evening out with complementary sparking wine and desserts. All the wines are from Greece and were quite satisfying and reasonable as well. The food - outstanding from the grilled octopus to the lamb chops to the whole broiled lavraki (white fish)- which was very fresh, cooked a pointe, and served on a bed of pilaf seasoned with capers and lemon. Only complaint was a nearby table with three active children who were a bit noisy. Pathos gives Kokari in the city a run for the money. It is not to missed.
Wonderful Greek Food without the Airfare
I wanted to try the squid (Htapodi) because I heard it was tasty without being rubbery so we ordered that first-yum! We then got the Dolmades with minced lamb, parsley and leeks. The paidakia (pan seared lamb chops) out of this world delish. Al, our waiter, suggested the Foundi wine and it was perfect (similar to a Pinot). I am definitely going back and hope to try lots of other choices but it will be very challenging because what we had the first time was amazing.
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