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Berkeley Restaurants

Chez Panisse Café & Restaurant

  • 1517 Shattuck Ave. Map It
  • North Berkeley
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/02/2014

Fodor's Review

At Chez Panisse even humble pizza is reincarnated, with innovative toppings of the freshest local ingredients. The downstairs portion of Alice Waters's legendary eatery is noted for its formality and personal service. The daily-changing multicourse dinners are prix-fixe ($$$$), with the cost slightly lower on weekdays. Upstairs, in the informal café, the crowd is livelier, the prices are lower ($$–$$$), and the ever-changing menu is à la carte. The food is simpler,

too: penne with new potatoes, arugula, and sheep's-milk cheese; fresh figs with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and arugula; and grilled tuna with savoy cabbage, for example. Legions of loyal fans insist that Chez Panisse lives up to its reputation and delivers a dining experience well worth the price. It's wise to make your reservation a few weeks ahead of your visit.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

1517 Shattuck Ave., at Vine St., Berkeley, California, 94709, United States

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Phone:

510-548–5525-restaurant; 510-548–5049-café

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch in the restaurant
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/02/2014

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