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
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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
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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