We are open for dinner service in the Café and Restaurant. We hope to reopen for lunch in the Café as soon as possible, but we do not have a date set yet.

Reservations can be made one month in advance to the calendar day, through the links on our website or on, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. For example, to book a reservation on May 20, go online at 9 a.m. on April 20.

Space is extremely limited, and both our website and Resy typically experience very high traffic. If there are no available reservations, please utilize Resy’s Notify feature—we do not keep a waitlist. If you encounter glitches or problems with Resy’s system, please reach out to them via email at We are unable to troubleshoot issues with their platform.

Vaccines and Boosters

As of November 22: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and at least one booster required to enter the restaurant.  Original (or smartphone photo of) vaccine card, a digital wallet vaccine passport such as CLEAR, or a scannable digital card are accepted. We do not offer outdoor dining or takeout.

Outside Food and Beverages

Chez Panisse does not allow any outside food. If you have a reservation and would like to pre-order a personal-sized chocolate cake, please email Pre-orders may be arranged 48 hours in advance.

Our corkage fee is $35 per 750ml bottle, and $55 per magnum.

Hours and Location

1517 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

Open for dinner Tuesday–Saturday
Café hours: 5–10p p.m.
Restaurant hours: two seatings, beginning at 5:30 and 8 p.m.

We do not have a date set to reopen for lunch.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates at the upstairs Cafe bar during our open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 5-10 p.m.). To have a gift certificate mailed to you, please click the Gift Card button below or click here.

To have the certificate mailed to an address different from the billing address, please ensure the “ship to a different address” option is selected.

Gift certificates are mailed via standard USPS first class mail. Orders are typically processed within 3–5 business days.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6 – Saturday, December 10
Zinfandel Week in the Café and the Restaurant: a week of special menus featuring zinfandel wines. A large selection of old and new vintages will be available by the glass and the bottle.

Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26
The downstairs Restaurant and upstairs Café will be closed for Christmas.

Saturday, December 31
Celebrate the New Year with music, dancing, champagne and special prix fixe menus in both dining rooms. Restaurant $275 per person | Café $150 per person
Reservations open December 1 at 9 a.m. PST on our website,

Sunday, January 1 – Tuesday, January 3, 2023
The downstairs Restaurant and upstairs Café will be closed.


For inquiries, email We cannot respond to reservation requests via email.

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Updated November 2022

Website artwork by Patricia Curtan.