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 email@example.com
DOWNTOWN BERKELEY BART
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pathos Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Both the whole fish and lamb chops very ...
Both the whole fish and lamb chops very perfect. The smelt always a treat. The service however was sooooooooo slooooowww! No excuse for this. Will think twice before going as this is always the problem
Excellent food. Friendly, efficient ser ...
Excellent food. Friendly, efficient service. We intend to return whenever our travels bring us back to Berkeley.
Excellent food. Excellent service. A ve ...
Excellent food. Excellent service. A very enjoyable dining experience.
Great experience... but prices were way ...
Great experience... but prices were way to high for a quick return.
A delicious and fun time, at a restauran ...
A delicious and fun time, at a restaurant where everyone knows your name. :)
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.
The food was fabulous and the staff atte ...
The food was fabulous and the staff attentive and efficient
From the moment we walked in the custome ...
From the moment we walked in the customer service was wonderful at the restaurant. The host was so attentive to our needs and our waitress was so sweet and caring. The food was amazing and was perfect for our adult double date night prior to heading to the Greek Theater for a concert. Would definitely go back again as the food is truly authentic!
The food was excellent as always. When w ...
The food was excellent as always. When we arrived for our reservation, we were offered a 2-top table next to the front door. There was a choice of two tables in this location, next to each other and equally drafty on a rainy evening. The banquette was almost totally empty, but it was set with 4-tops. The host did not consider changing the 2 two-tops to a four, and breaking up a 4-top. So we were then offered a tiny table in the bar section. It was a high table, and we sat on bar stools. This was not a comfortable way to eat dinner, and there was constant juggling of the plates so they fit on the table. I was not happy with the experience. I will not accept a bar table when I have made a reservation. The restaurant needs to better accommodate parties of two.
Amazing dining experience...can't decide ...
Amazing dining experience...can't decide if food or service was better ... Treat yourself to a great night out
Every single dish including the pita bre ...
Every single dish including the pita bread served as appetizer tastes better than the freshest food I've ever eaten.
Good God Greek Gem !
First impression was elegant and refined , understated style . So you expect an above average meal and it was . Service was simply impeccable . But it was pricey . Our dinner was only soup and starters and one main course , no dessert and no wine . Yet the bill with tax and tip was a shade under $ 100 . We were with 2 children aged 8 and 10 . The food was quite good with one or two exceptions . Moussaka was better than in Athens !
DELICIOUS! Never disappoints!
Love this place, close to home, lovely ambiance - amazing food every time!
Well-executed, interesting Greek food
Everything was very good but the standouts were the octopus which requires three days of preparation and the whole roasted fish. My dining companion and I felt that it was the best octopus we've had in the Bay Area. All of the dishes are based on traditional Greek cuisine but with creative twists which enhance the ingredients. The staff were also very nice and knowledgeable although they could have been slightly more attentive.
We found the place through Tripadvisor but had a much higher opinion overall. The decor was stunning, the service attentive, and all six dishes we ordered were outstanding. Many Greeks among the patrons
Everything was very good good to service
I walk by the place often and just never tried it.. The food was excellent. Farm fresh Greek, which means that the menu changes with what's in season and assures that they are going to use fresh, ripe & local veggies. Loved it, not just your typical Greek food, great vaiety of plates each cooked with imagination by the owner/chef. We tried a little bit of everything and shared two entrees between the four of us. Nothing let us down! This will go onto our like a nice destinations and the menu offers a really nice variety so we won't tire of this place.
Very good experience
Went to Pathos the other night and enjoyed everything we had. Service was a tad slow and it could get a little noisy in there. But over all it was a good experience and I would be happy to return.
Four of us had a feast at Pathos. The evening began with a wine tasting. Our waitperson insisted I try all three white wines. I did...with gusto. For dinner, three of us ordered starters: dolmas, meatballs, octopus (the grilled octopus is quite simply perfect), and the cheese pastries. The fourth guest took the traditional moussaka and didn't want to share it. It was that good. For dessert we tried the custard rolled in filo with a citrus sauce and the baklava. Both were yummy and ended a really memorable meal.
First time here for a group of friends after seeing a play at Berkeley Rep. We very much enjoyed the food and the service.
The service was outstanding and our food ...
The service was outstanding and our food superb. It was a wonderful evening prior to the theater. This is a great addition to the Berkeley food scene.
Wonderful Greek Food
The food was delicious and impeccably prepared and presented. The octopus was tender. The complexity of the special lamb appetizer was delightful. The sea bass melted-in-your mouth. Pathos is a real gem - great food and great service. It is so nice to be in a restaurant that makes your dinner a delightful relaxing experience with no rush to push you out the door. Will we come back? Yes and many times more.
The fish was amazing! Absolutely divine.
Luckily, the fish is part of their standard menu. It was plentiful, and delicious. I had to share it with my friends...it was inconceivable to let it go to waste, and yet it was a hearty portion! The other must-have item was the Spanikopita. The staff were efficient, and genuinely friendly.
Delicious food and cocktails before Berk ...
Delicious food and cocktails before Berkeley Rep play. Great place for pre- theater dining.
Wonderful Flavorful delicious experience ...
Wonderful Flavorful delicious experience at Pathos. The setting was beautiful and service attentive but not annoying and the food ! Beautiful colorful fragrant dishes better than any Greek food I have ever eaten and a surprisingly creative menu. I cannot wait to go back. My husband had The stuffed pepper which was out of this world in flavor and color. I had mussels which were plump and delicious and my daughter had the chicken which was just succulent Thank you!
Elegant Greek food in lovely ambience
This has become one of my favorites. The setting is beautiful, and the food is classic Greek cuisine done perfectly. Grilled octopus is savory and tender, lamb chops are succulent, and moussaka is the ultimate comfort food. Don't miss the baklava and bougatsa for dessert. Wine list is small, but there is a great Greek red that you won't find easily anywhere else. Cocktails are inventive and delicious too.
Almost perfect - the service is always ...
Almost perfect - the service is always good. Our food could have arrived a little hotter. It was sort of lukewarm. The service here is so sweet and generous, though. And it's a beautiful space.
Mid Week is Great time to visit
This was our second visit and won't be our last. We loved the food, and went light-Salads and tapas. Loved the Grilled Octopus, incredible warm Dolmades, very nice grilled eggplant, and super tasty steamed mussels with fennel. We shared a wonderful dessert of greek yogurt, honey and fruit. We'll be back and might stick to mid week when the place is quieter than weekends which we enjoyed.
Everything was really delicious. Loved the Moussaka, and the salads were incredible. Service impeccable.
Si much thought and care were put into e ...
Si much thought and care were put into every part of this restaurant. From the moment you walk in, it is obvious that the owner really wants to be in the restaurant business. The art all around the restaurant, the tables and chairs, and even the open kitchen with the wood oven all add to the marvelous ambiance. The food was fantastic across the board. Not only woukd I eat there (hopefully soon) but I would reorder some of the dishes we had tonight. I didn't think about it at the time but during dinner we were already talking about when we'd come back next and who we'd bring with us. Truly a fantastic find.
Great spot. Nice decor. Excellent food. A little spendy but I suppose not wildly above average for the area.
This restaurant has fantastic food.
What a delight! I walked in one day with a friend not knowing what to expect. I had never seen this restaurant before. The interior is beautifully designed and with soft lighting and nice decor with unusual accent pieces. There is a bar and an open kitchen. I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding food. I had to bring my chef friend for his birthday. He was impressed. There is a seasonal menu based on local ingredients. Every dish was outstanding except for the moussaka which was average. The beet salad was fresh and crunchy, a very good palate cleanser which we had between courses. The wine pairing suggested by the wait staff and owner went very well with the dishes we ordered. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be going back again, and again, and again....
Good Greek food
We've been here several times. Cocktail list is very creative, appetizers selection is also good. The Greek soup is delicious. The lamb chops are well seasoned and cook to order. If you split the entree they will add one more chop.
Great service and delicious food. Servin ...
Great service and delicious food. Serving sizes were on smaller side for the octopus but it was delicious and you don't want to miss it. Wood fired fish was also wonderful and the lamb meatballs. Skip the moussaka. I've had much better elsewhere - it's not worth the price.
The worst vday dinner experience
It was WAY overpriced; 2 for $300 for mediocre food. And it was like a banquet with total strangers. No choice but eating whatever on the prefix course (no substation or nothing even on entree. No choice but eating rabbit meat). And no servers asked us if everything was okay on the menu or during the dining. Seriously, they just brought food, changed utensils for numerous times (so unnecessary), pour water. It was so weird that no servers asked how we were doing. The WORST experience EVER!!!!!!
Excellent Food, Intimate Atmosphere, Great Service
We've been to Pathos several times and we keep coming back because the food is superb and the atmosphere is relaxing and intimate. The manager or owner (?) always stops by for a brief chat and the servers are responsive without being intrusive. The menu is mostly fixed, with a few specials. I highly recommend checking out Pathos.
Food and Service were excellent! Lovely space
Food and Service were excellent! Lovely space. GM Fred is just such a lovable guy! Thank you for a great time. We'll be back
One of the best restaurants I have been ...
One of the best restaurants I have been to in the Bay Area for classic Greek cuisine. Ownership and wait staff are attentive and welcoming. The chicken with sweet potato hash is an outstanding dish that will likely bring me back to Pathos.
Healthy Greek food in classy style!
The whole experience here is delightful! Food is fresh, flavorful, healthy and made with great attention to detail. The host knew we were celebrating a special occasion and took extra special care of us but it certainly seemed that staff was attentive to neighboring tables. It's a beautiful space with a view of the kitchen that's fun to watch (and seats if want to eat there). Wine list is small but interesting with good matches for Greek food. We look forward to going again soon!
Superb in every way!
Superb in every way!
Was there on a Wednesday so was a little ...
Was there on a Wednesday so was a little quiet. Wonderful ambiance. I was by myself but would also enjoy bringing my Sweetheart here very much. The Lavroki was wonderful with yummy herbs and fixings. Highly recommend.
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