To All the Friends of Chez Panisse,
Thank you for your continued faith in Chez Panisse as we move forward into the next phase of rebuilding after the fire on March 8th.
The big question, of course, is: When will Chez Panisse reopen? Right now we are feeling confident that the middle of June is a realistic opening for both café and restaurant. We had considered whether it would be possible to open the café earlier with construction still going on, but have decided to complete all construction work before opening. This will allow the builders unfettered access to the building without having to open the café on a daily basis—which would have slowed their work considerably.
We will re-open our reservation phone lines on Monday May 27th at 9am. On-line reservations through our website and Open Table will begin the following day, Tuesday May 28th.
We feel very fortunate to have such a passionate and motivated community behind us, and extend our thanks to the many individuals and businesses who have so generously offered their support in the cleanup and restoration process. We are all looking forward to reopening for the summer!
With all our gratitude,
Alice and the Chez Panisse family
The downstairs Restaurant accepts reservations for dinner up to one month in advance, to the calendar date. To reserve a table, call (510) 548-5525 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Saturday. For phoned-in reservations a deposit of $25 per person is required, payable by credit card. The deposit is refundable if we receive notice of cancellation more than twenty-four hours before the reservation (forty-eight hours for Monday night reservations).
Credit cards accepted by Chez Panisse:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club.
Restaurant Dinner Hours:
Monday through Saturday:
First seating 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Second seating 8:30 – 9:15 p.m.
The Café upstairs accepts reservations for lunch and dinner up to one month in advance, to the calendar date. To reserve a table, call (510) 548-5049 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Saturday. Please let the reservationist know if anyone in your party requires special accommodation to access our upstairs Café dining room.
Café Dinner Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Café Lunch Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.