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Reservations

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

Reservations can be made one month in advance to the calendar day, through the links on our website or on Resy.com, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. For example, to book a reservation on May 25, go online at 9 a.m. on April 25.

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 help@resy.com. We are unable to troubleshoot issues with their platform.


Hours and Location

1517 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

CAFÉ
Open Tuesday–Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00–10:00 p.m.

RESTAURANT
Open Tuesday–Saturday
Two seatings, beginning at 5:30 and 8 p.m.


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 reservations@chezpanisse.com. Pre-orders must be arranged at least 48 hours in advance.

Our corkage fee is $40 per 750ml bottle, and $70 per magnum.


Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates at the upstairs Cafe bar during our open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.). To have a gift certificate mailed to you, please click the Gift Card button below or click here.

Purchased gift certificates may be used in either the Restaurant or Cafe.

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, which typically takes 5-7 business days. Orders are typically processed within 2 business days.

Upcoming Events and Closures

Thursday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 12: We are looking forward to two book events in the upstairs Café. Both evenings will feature special menus inspired by the cookbooks and a chance to meet the authors.

Fruitful by Sarah Johnson
Evening of Thursday, June 6
Reservations open Monday, May 6 at 9:00 AM PDT

Kismet by Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson
Evening of Wednesday, June 12
Reservations open Sunday, May 12 at 9:00 AM PDT

Saturday, July 13: Bastille Day
A celebration of garlic, with special festive menus in the Restaurant and Café. Reservations open on Thursday, June 13, at 9:00 AM PDT.


Parking

We do not have any private parking. There is street parking in the area, both metered and free. Do not leave any valuables in your car.

Cancellation Policy

We ask for at least forty eight hours’ advanced notice of cancellations. Cancellations within this window could result in a $50 charge per person.

If you are running late for your reservation, please reply to our confirmation text message to let us know. We hold tables for up to 15 minutes.


Contact

For reservation questions, email reservations@chezpanisse.com. We cannot respond to reservation requests via email.

For career opportunities, email careers@chezpanisse.com.

Please subscribe to our email list and follow us on Instagram for updates.


17% service charge is added to your bill to ensure fair, equitable wages, and benefits for all Chez Panisse employees.
Should you wish to acknowledge the staff for an exceptional experience, we have included an optional tip line. Tips go into a tip pool distributed among all employees, in both dining room and kitchen, who help to create your dining experience.

Updated May 2024

Website artwork by Patricia Curtan.