Fodor's Expert Review Chez Panisse Café & Restaurant

$$$$ Berkeley Modern American Fodor's Choice

Alice Waters's legendary eatery, the birthplace of California cuisine, first opened its doors in 1971. It's still known for a passionate dedication to locally sourced heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, heritage breeds, and ethically farmed or foraged ingredients. The restaurant offers formal prix-fixe menus and personal service, while its upstairs café serves simpler fare in a more casual setting. Both menus change daily, and legions of loyal fans insist that Chez Panisse lives up to its reputation. Reservations are practically essential. 

Modern American Green Romantic Service Intimate Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1517 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, California  94709, USA


Known For:
  • Sustainably sourced meats
  • Attention to detail
  • Pizzas and fruit galettes upstairs
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch in restaurant. No lunch Tues.–Thurs. in café, Reservations essential

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