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1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
510-548-5072
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Ranked #2 of 606 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cedar Street
Transit: 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
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had booked reservations with Open Table for the restaurant to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. This was later confirmed by a phone call from the restaurant. However, upon arrival, we were told by the downstairs manager that our reservations were for the café. I told him that this was not acceptable, we were there to celebrate an anniversary and had... More 

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CONWAY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

By extreme, I mean the entire experience of food, ambience, and warmth of the staff was worth every penny. If you are in the area of N. Berkeley, CA, you must set aside a couple of hours to dine and enjoy this remarkable restaurant. I could enumerate all the things we had for appetizers, dinner, and dessert, but I'd be... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Come in for the late-night menu upstairs and get the steak frites. One of the best steaks you'll ever have! Very nice atmosphere, very polished service, plus bubbly water!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Pure polished service, clean, desirable food, even house red pre- dinner glass of wine was pleasant. Staff very professional. Loved the menu design and simplicity of food that looks elegant and tastes divine.

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Regina, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was sceptical given the hype and the 30 day reservation rule but our group of five had a memorable lunch the halibut was so good and the nettle pizza was more than just a novelty. It was packed but so much energy and a great server!

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Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

From the appetizers to dessert, we truly enjoyed this memorable spot. We had the rabbit and the ricotta toast with wild mushrooms. Everything was so fresh and perfectly prepared with great care and pride.

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Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

what a wonderful treat to be able to dine on such simply fresh yet wonderfully sublime. The Oyster starters were clean and the sole entree was a perfect marriage within the dish.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a very good meal. Each of the savory courses was well prepared and met our expectations --excellently prepared comfort food that was familiar and made well. That said, there is nothing extraordinary here. It is simply good food well prepared. The desert left something to be desired. It was fine. Hard to screw up Myers lemon but not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The upstairs cafe was a marvelous and harmonious blend of relaxed atmosphere and brilliant but approachable food. We went with our two elementary aged daughters and all had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, including the 7 year old, which I believe says volumes. The girls purred over their elderflower and black currant sodas, unexpectedly delicious, and their pizzetta with wild nettles... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love this restaurant, and come here several times a year. Dinner is always a surprise in that the ingredients are simply and creatively prepared and presented, belying the time and forethought that go into it.

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Additional Information about Chez Panisse

Address: 1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
Phone Number: 510-548-5072
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Californian

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