S.F. Bay Area — No. California
Chez Panisse Café ****
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
(between Cedar & Vine Sts)
Description & Atmosphere
Chez Panisse Café is located directly upstairs from Chez
Panisse Restaurant. Although it's not as casual as you might expect
it to be the food is everything you expect it to be...and
The Café features an à la carte menu and has an open
kitchen and a wood-burning oven. Like the restaurant downstairs,
the Café has dark hardwood floors and wood paneling. The
long dining area is divided into several small sections. We like
the back room with the stained-glass skylight. It's cozy and bright.
Colorful French posters line the walls. High energy, yet low-key
ambiance perfect for entertaining clients and out-of-town
Highly-acclaimed Chef Alice Waters has received numerous dining
awards. She believes that the best-tasting food is organically grown
and harvested in ways that are ecologically sound. Each dish on
the menu is perfection.
A sample lunch menu might include Grapefruit and Valencia
Orange Salad with spring onions and black olives, and an amazing Local
King Salmon Salad with cucumbers, almonds, parsley, watercress
mint, drizzled in olive oil. The Grilled Tombo Tuna and the Pizza
with Rapini and Anchovy, are both sensational. Yummy desserts.
Menu changes daily. Impressive wine list.
Throughout the year, the Café celebrates special events.
Gift Certificates are available for the Café and the Restaurant
this makes an ideal gift for rewarding your Top Performers.
Café open daily.
Lunch Mon-Thurs 11:30am-3pm
Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-10:30pm
Chez Panisse Restaurant:
Mon-Sat: 2 seatings nightly.
Reservations essential. The Café accepts reservations up
to 30 days in advance.
Street and meter parking.
15% Service Charge is automatically added to bill, so no tipping
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