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, 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.

Hours and Location

1517 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

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

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 Pre-orders must be arranged at least 48 hours in advance.

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

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

Tuesday, December 5, to Saturday, December 9: Chez Panisse is celebrating Zinfandel Week in the Restaurant and the Café. We will feature an extended wine list with zinfandels from California winemakers.

Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25: closed for Christmas

Tuesday, December 26: closed for lunch, open for dinner only

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31: closed for lunch, open for dinner only.
The Café opens at 4:00 P.M.; the Restaurant opens at 5:00 P.M.
(Reservations open Friday, December 1, at 9 a.m. Pacific time via our website or

Monday, January 1 – Wednesday, January 3, 2024: closed

Thursday, January 11: Chez Panisse Restaurant will feature a special four-course dinner with Chef Sylvan Mishima Brackett to celebrate the release of his new book, Rintaro: Japanese Food from an Izakaya in California. $225 per person. Reservations open on Monday, December 11, at 9am via our website or


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.


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

For career opportunities, email

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Updated October 2023

Website artwork by Patricia Curtan.