Chez Panisse

$$$$ • American, French

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 548-5525


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Chez Panisse

AMAZING! Chez Panisse is an unmatched berkeley institution. I have dined downstairs and can confidently say that it was the best meal I've ever had. I also took a class from Alice Waters about the restaurant and it's legacy which was phenomenal. The service is fantastic as well. Chez Panisse makes remarkably local California food -- simply delicious!!

Chez Panisse is only doing lunch orders, which you have to do a few days in advance. I love that this is Alice Water's legacy, California cuisine that high quality. The lunch, however, was just ok. I got the burger, which was well balanced in flavor and texture but the meat was pre-formed and lacked beefiness, which made me suspicious of the freshness and quality. The salad was also perfectly balanced although small in portion for the price. Overall, it's still worth trying full review

Been to the upstairs café dozens of times and downstairs a few times. The service is amazing, wish other places would send their staff there for training. The food is as amazing as it gets. Have had items that I didn't care for, but that was more me than the food itself. Can't wait to go back when things open up again.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 - 3PM
4:30 - 7PM
Thursday 12 - 3PM
4:30 - 7PM
Friday 12 - 3PM
4:30 - 7PM
Saturday 12 - 3PM
4:30 - 7PM
Sunday 12 - 3PM

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