Berkeley's rep as a food destination is world-class, a culinary wonderland where skilled and creative chefs have a bounty of fresh produce and quality ingredients at their command.
Indeed, Berkeley's restaurant raves ripple well beyond the city limits. So does its legacy. After all, the California food revolution was born right here in the 1970s, at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant.
Today, Berkeley restaurants, chefs, and food artisans continue to innovate and impress with quality cuisine and memorable experiences. And, with more than 350 restaurants citywide, there's an amazing array of dining options ranging from causal to candlelight.