Chez Panisse

Recommended by : Jody Williams (Chef/Owner, Buvette)

Cuisine:French, Nouveau American. Price: $$$$. Location: .

Located in Berkeley, this organic, locavore heaven literally started it all when it comes to the inspiration behind California cuisine. Alice Waters founded Chez Panisse over forty years ago, creating relationships with local farmers and dairies, in an attempt to bring a more seasonal, local approach to cooking. Waters clearly succeeded, with Chez Panisse continually ranked as one of the best restaurants in America. Make a Reservation.