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Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-548-5525
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sherbet” (24 reviews)
“galettes” (35 reviews)
“fixed menu” (23 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow. Wow. Wow. What a wonderful experience. The title of Alice Waters' 2 part cookbook says it all "The Art of Simple Food". We ate downstairs in the formal dining area with the fixed menu. Everything was fabulous. The modest open kitchen, the service and...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The dishes we had were delectable. The staffs were attentive and cordial. The atmosphere was lovely and romantic. A bit noisy but didn’t bother us much. The reservation was pretty difficult to obtain. However we had a tremendous good time here last night.

Thank Kentotchii
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chez Panisse is clearly “The Place” in Berkeley. Downstairs offers a Chef’s choice exclusive dining experience while the upstairs Bistro is more relaxed and informal offering a variety of French inspired dishes with a California flair. The ambience is comfortable and inviting situated in a...More

Thank TravelAshler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to grow up in the gourmet ghetto of Berkeley. My family could (and did) walk to Chez Panisse every once in a while for lunch or dinner. I remember my mom used to say that served $4.00 per asparagus spear fare,...More

Thank Jake C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family as this was on her bucket list. We booked this months in advance and took a chance as my companion is a vegetarian. We did found out later even though it is set meal each day, if there is special dietary...More

Thank babyoscar530
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is storied for a reason and justifies the high regard in which it is justifiably held. Visited last summer with family 12 years after my first visit and both visits were equally memorable with a reassuring consistency in the pleasure from both visits....More

Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe is the quintessential Berkeley experience. Simple, perfect food. Woodsy, arts & crafts setting and decor. Bustling cafe atmosphere with homey/professional service. I leave the restaurant to the upper crust but the cafe is always a delight.

Thank kathleen k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been over 10 years since I've been back so we thought we'd be nostalgic and treat ourselves. In the 80's and 90's we would dine upstairs about once every couple of months as we were connected to Alice and others at the restaurant. The...More

4  Thank robert m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entering the dining room at Chez Panisse is like stepping into a fantasy. The warm woods and the soft copper — augmented by pink bulbs in the wall sconces — immediately bathe you in a welcoming glow that gently insists you sit down for an...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raved about the restaurant to our friends who were visiting from Hawaii. Then...first there was a long pause between the time we were seated and the return of the waiter to take our drink order in the half-full restaurant. We ordered the pizza with nettles...More

1  Thank Stan N
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VLKenyon
17 February 2018|
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Response from gyneriley | Reviewed this property |
Casual would be fine. Its an easy going place, and nothing is too formal in Berkeley
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tap61
16 November 2017|
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Response from Kenneth E N | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a reservation good luck. Arriving when the restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. might get you a table in the Café, and there would be no wait, but if you get there after 6:00 p.m. you will have quite a wait.
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angelaruth2017
4 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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: +1 510-548-5525
  • E-mail
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