If you show up early for your reservation at Chez Panisse or want to get a little drunk before you join the line at Cheese Board Pizza, Tigerlily is a good place to camp out for a bit. This Indian restaurant also has a bright, open bar that’s fun to hang out at if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like going to places that are difficult to get into. The drinks are good, the bartenders are nice, and they also have TVs to watch sports on while you kill time.
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Comal Next Door in Berkeley is a casual counter service spot with things like tacos and burritos done to perfection.
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Berkeley’s Chez Panisse is famous for starting the whole "farm-to-table" movement, and it's still doing an incredible prix fixe menu.
Cheese Board Pizza
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
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