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Chez Panisse Cafe

4.5
3638 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Chez Panisse Caf�, located in Berkeley, California, offers a wide range of French cuisine in an upscale casual atmosphere. The caf� setting and fresh food provide a comfortable place for a date or dinner meeting. Chez Panisse Caf� has a full bar which mostly features an extensive wine selection.

Try the carrot and rutabaga soup to start out your meal at Chez Panisse Caf�. The menu changes often in order to provide the best that the market has to offer but choose from dinner options like the crispy rockfish with celery root puree or the autumn greens and ricotta ravioli.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Organic, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(510) 548-5049
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2016

The food and wine was excellent. Our service was outstanding!

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vipRPeats (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2016

We moved to SF from the east bay many years ago so don't get to CP as often as we used to. We did go for
dinner several months ago and were disappointed with a lackluster meal. But at the request of out of town guests we went back today for lunch and had the kind of meal that made this iconic place a longtime favorite. Every course we each had was fantastic....in creativity, presentation, and most of all flavor. Everything about our lunch was as good as it gets. Now we'll make a point of getting back there more often as few if any places in the City come close.

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AmberL (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2016

Thank you for our wonderful visit with my daughter and my best friend.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2016

Every detail was as expected. Our reservation for 4 was 8:15pm; we arrived a few minutes early and were seated exactly on time. The meal de jour was a light bean & pasta and included nice greens and a very nice dessert.

The others in my party had fish, chicken, and steak entrees and all were pleased.

The service was above average.

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vipGwenn (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2016

Awesome from start to finish

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TeresaH (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2016

Consistently excellent, innovative food and wonderful service! Delicious!

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vipJaneM (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2016

Magnificent lunch. My 14 year old son said it was the best lunch he has ever experienced. I took my father (80), daughter(10) and son to lunch on a Wednesday. Every dish was superb. Clean plates for every course a testament to that. The simple ingredients in every dish, so well thought out and unique but so fitting and delicious. It went above all of our expectations.
we will be back very soon!!! Fried sage leaves on the chicken to die for. Our waiter was so great, attentive but not overbearing and even brought me a to go box of some of the perfectly salted delicate sage leaves to share with my husband. AMAZING!!!

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DianaC (Austin)
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2016

Second time! Wonderful experience! Lucky we were able to get reservation during our vacation. Will definitely try again next year.

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vipDrJW (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2016

Casual,yet sophisticated without any pretension!
Memorable afternoon!

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GeneP (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2016

Once again, and old friend delivers. This is I think the most consistently outstanding dining experience in the Bay Area. Good varied menu and excellent execution in a pleasant atmosphere.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Organic, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
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Cross street
Vine Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(510) 548-5049
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Public transit
Downtown Berkeley BART station 7 blocks from Chez Panisse
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Executive chef
Alice Waters
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Private party facilities
Chez Panisse offers private party bookings in the downstairs dining room for up to 50 guests.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Sherman: (510) 548-5066
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate Bastille Day with garlic, wine, and live French music.
Special menu.