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    December 10, 2014
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    December 10, 2014
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The Café at Chez Panisse, located upstairs, opened in 1980 to offer an alternative to the set menu served in the Restaurant downstairs. The Café offers a moderately priced à la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. It has an open kitchen along one side of the room with a charcoal grill and a wood burning oven. The menu changes daily and is inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. Reservations are recommended. Please call and let the reservationist know if anyone in your party requires special accommodation to access our upstairs Café dining room.
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3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointing evening at Chez Panisse Cafe
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Dined on 12/02/2014
Dined on 12/02/2014
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"We have eaten many times at the cafe over the last 25 years. The environment and service were still as charming as ever after the rebuilding from the fire. The food was disappointing. A nice salad swam in dressing. We did not even consider asking for dressing on the side based on our experience. My oysters were tiny and flavorless. They were from New Brunswick! What happened to locally sourced food? Our main courses were over salted. About 90 % of our experiences have been highly positive, but we have run into occasional disappointments such as this one. Quality control may be slipping."
Dined on 12/02/2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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