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Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
(510) 548-5525
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“galette” (34 reviews)
“sherbet” (22 reviews)
“fixed menu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have eaten at the Cafe twice in the last year. Both times I have been amazed at the quality of the ingredients and their preparation. You can eat lunch here as a couple for $200 and you only need a bite for dinner because...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first revisit in a long time, and I have to say I was disappointed. I think Chez Panisse is skating along on its reputation as a World Class Restaurant, and it's not any longer. Agreed, we ate at the cafe and not...More

Thank UrsAngel
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a Chez Panisse and a Cafe Chez Panisse. The earliest I could get a table for 2 was a week from THUR so we ate in the cafe. I think I'd actually prefer it to the downstairs restaurant. The kitchen and menu are the...More

Thank CandymanTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Panisse has my undying gratitude for bringing healthy and delicious cooking/eating to us all. As locals, we go here now when our son comes back to visit because it has history of special occasions. The food is still very good, but in Berkeley there...More

Thank maryflew
Reviewed 1 week ago

..of course..as a Californian..Berkeleyite..this is my fav. Original organic, farm to table restaurant..this place is the best..both sides..a recent fire closed them down a bit..but Alice Waters and her team rise up like a beautiful Phoenix..again capturing all foodies..far and wide. Everything great, Local and...More

Thank mariaaba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined at CP since 1974 and can note one overriding point: it has never strayed from its mission to serve locally sourced, authentic food that highlights the essence of each ingredient and avoids bombast and architecture in the kitchen. Dishes are subtle and invite...More

2  Thank NabbyA1882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be hard pressed to find another restaurant this good ! If you are in Berkeley, Chez Panisse is a mandatory stop for dinner. Yes, it is expensive, but it is worth it. You will need to plan ahead and make a reservation, but...More

2  Thank GoCalbeatSanford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous culinary experience. Great for a special occasion. Dark, romantic and the service is excellent. Make reservations well in advance. Note a fixed menu, but thursdays are steak dinner

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the good fortune to have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the US and in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. If I had to chose one restaurant to have all my future meals, hands down it would be Chez...More

2  Thank MSHlaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Chez Panisse on my trips to Berkeley for over 30 years, and have always had an outstanding experience. The food is beautiful to look at and every morsel is as delicious as it is beautiful. The ambiance is lovely too. Today we...More

2  Thank Anne C
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Two years ago, friends gave us a gift cert for Chez Panisse. I recommend calling the restaurant directly.
15 February 2017|
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Response from FrankW-Dr_Bit | Reviewed this property |
Cheaper upstairs and more choice. Would definitely recommend for first visit.
20 December 2016|
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Response from Sheldon S | Reviewed this property |
Telephone them to get instructions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
    (Cedar Street)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Berkeley BART station 7 blocks from Chez Panisse. AC Transit bus connection or taxi at BART station AC Transit bus connection or taxi at BART station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 548-5525
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