Chef Amy Murray, who already operates Venus in downtown Berkeley, softly opens her new restaurant Revival Bar + Kitchen (2102 Shattuck Avenue at Addison) in the former Downtown space this evening. The restaurant's actually playing host to a release party for Temra Costa's new book Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, which profiles 26 women in the sustainable food industry. Revival officially opens its doors
tomorrow on Tuesday night for dinner.
[Ed. Note: The voicemail greeting at the restaurant, however, says they'll actually be open on Friday 5/21 for dinner. You may want to call. 510-549-9950]
In Amy's words, the restaurant will feature "artisan cocktails, handmade delicacies from local growers, happy charcuterie, and thoughtfully prepared California food in a revived 1901 classic building."
See some early photos of their remodel, as well as their new Mugnani brick oven, on their Facebook page.