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Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
510-548-5072
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Ranked #2 of 599 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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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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Lawrence, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were very much looking forward to a special lunch at Chez Panisse Café for our visit to Berkeley. It took us at least 30 minutes to find a place to park on a Saturday (everything was 2 hours or less and we had to allow more time than that), which was a little discouraging and we were happy that... More

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Shanghai
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Albeit Chez Panisse revolutionized the California Cusine culture more than 40 years ago...it is still the same philosophy when it comes to the delivery. Pristine ingredients cooked simply but beautifully. 4 courses that change daily at $100 per person is a steal these days of $300 plus prix fixe 'temples' in the Bay Area. A real travesty that Michelin refuses... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Chez Panisse: I could write a long, descriptive review of Chez Panisse, but it would probably be duplicatve of most of the other reviews you'll see on this site. So find one that you think is most complimentary and know that I say, "me, too." Their menu changes twice a day and depends on what is available, fresh, sustainably farmed,... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at the Cafe about 5 times, and twice in the restaurant over the years... I've and have NEVER been disappointed. The food is always amazing and at times surprisingly delectably simple! I ordered satsumas one time for dessert....3 perfect, tiny fruits arrived in a small Heath bowl - they exploded with a sweet tartness that I have always... More

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Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Maybe Chez Pannisse isn't stuffy enough. Maybe they don't have a 400 page wine list featuring that boutique wine from Gorom Gorom, Upper Volta. Maybe they don't charge enough. Maybe the waitstaff isn't fawning enough. Whatever the reason, Chez Panisse, which is responsible for for changing fine dining in America, no longer merits a Michelin star. What you get at... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

o.k. this was quite a experience, the Pizza was great ant the ice cream after was served @ the most perfect temp. I've ever tried!!!!! nice servers too. Peace G

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Chez Panisse offers one of the best meals you'll ever have. It is an expensive meal, no matter how you look at it, with a prix fixe and a single menu each night, which frees up the kitchen to do an excellent job of every single course. There are many courses (maybe 7?) and each one is prepared perfectly! I... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have eaten at the cafe several times, both for lunch and dinner. Always had gracious service of terrific food. There is a reason Chez Panisse is well known, they have a profound understanding of what goes into a great restaurant experience.

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was one of the best dinners I have ever had, multiple serving in a non rushed atmosphere. WE had salmon carpaccio, lobster scallops, lamb and fig ice cream. I also thought the price was very reasonable given all I had heard about Chez Panisse. It is definitely an experience one should not miss.

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London, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Finally made it to the famous Chez Panisse. The food was good, but not amazing. I know it was revolutionary at one time, but now you can get such meals at many places. Indeed we dined out at 5 different restaurants on this trip to the bay area and I would rank this 4th out of the 5. I will... More

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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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