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Chez Panisse

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1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516 (Cedar Street)
+1 510-548-5072
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11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently booked a dinner at Chez Panisse to celebrate the birthday of someone very special to me. I was quite pleased with our dining experience, though not blown away. For the price, I thought the experience could have been better. It had been many years since I last dined at Chez Panisse, and somehow I felt the luster had... More 

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Thank commpro
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the Cafe, which was outstanding. White tablecloths, outstanding maitre d' and waitstaff and delicious food. Cozy and warm.

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Oakland, California
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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a special occasion or business lunch (or both!), this has a lively atmosphere, wood craftsman-style furnishings. Food is pricy as expected, but the wine list offers some reasonably priced options.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chez Panisse still stands strong as a top 10 best restaurants in California or even the US. A trip to Northern California, is never complete with-out a visit to Chez Panisse. The food, the service, the atmosphere, etc, etc. BUT....... a small blemish.... Ahh the lost art of properly crumbling a table - the sweeps left and right and then... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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234 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally we got to enjoy this restaurant after some prior year cancellations. This restaurant did not disappoint. Last night's pris fixe included yellowtail jack carpaccio, potato gnocchi with black truffles, and grilled farm lamb rack, loin and leg, finally a pink lady apple galette with currants and ice cream. The four wine pairings with each course were superb. We had... More 

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Thank Stephen F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious food with great service. Deserts are fantastic! I highly recommend this place for the romantic lunch or dinner

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Skillman, New Jersey
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175 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to dinner at this famous restaurant but were somewhat disappointed. We had our 2 teenage grandsons with us. The menu in the cafe had very limited choices and they had difficulty finding dishes they would enjoy. We also had a similar feeling. Food well prepared and interesting but not what I hoped for. Problem would have... More 

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Restaurant at Chez Panisse is as good as ever. I first ate at Chez Panisse over 40 years ago when I was a busboy there between my junior and senior years at Cal. The second time I ate at Chez Panisse was in the mid-80s with my wife. Over the years, we have eaten in the downstairs restaurant a... More 

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Seattle
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place as I've heard so much about it. It's also a "culinary institution" at Berkeley that came recommended by a few friends who live there. However I find the food and cuisine very average for the reputation it has. We had the Prix fixe 4 course dinner and nothing quite jumped out in terms... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spur of the moment lunch with my daughter in law . Her suggestion to lunch at chez panisse was perfect. Felt like I was back in France. The food was healthy, excellent portion size( read as not excessive) and delicious. Certainly worth going to as it is a jewel of a Restaurant in the Bay Area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
French, American
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, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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: +1 510-548-5072

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?