We are open for dinner service in the Restaurant and Café Tuesday through Saturday. We are open for lunch in the Café on Friday and Saturday only.

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.

UC Berkeley Graduation

For those graduating from UC Berkeley and wishing to celebrate at Chez Panisse, please note that reservations book extremely quickly for both the Restaurant and Café. Please reference our booking window listed above.

Also, please be aware that our building is quite small and we have only a few tables that can accommodate parties larger than 5 guests. We cannot split up large parties across multiple tables.

It is advisable to have an alternate date in mind, for instance your particular department’s graduation date rather than the whole school graduation date. If all reservations have been booked, please utilize the Notify option on Resy to be alerted to cancelations.

Congratulations on your achievement and we wish you a joyous celebration!

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 must be arranged at least 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: 5–10 p.m.
Restaurant hours: two seatings, beginning at 5:30 and 8 p.m.

Open for lunch Friday and Saturday in the Café
11:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates at the upstairs Cafe bar during our open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–2:45 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, March 7
The Restaurant will feature a special 3 course menu, $125 per person.

Tuesday, March 21
Parsi New Year celebration in the downstairs Restaurant.
$225 per person.
The meal is a collaboration between Chef Niloufer Ichaporia King and Chez Panisse, and the multi-course, celebratory prix-fixe menu will have elements of both the Parsi and Chez Panisse traditions.


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

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Updated November 2022

Website artwork by Patricia Curtan.