Their original location at 1515 Shattuck Avenue opened in May, 1998 in the heart of what has affectionately become known as the "gourmet ghetto" in north Berkeley, right next door to Chez Panisse. César combines freshly made tapas (spanish small plates) with a large and thoughtful selection of fine wines, beers and spirits. They serve a wide range of cocktails made by their expert bartenders, as well as wines-by-the-glass and sample "flights" from their list of spirits, sherries and other aperitifs, and dessert wines. César has been included in the san francisco chronicle's "best 100 restaurants of the bay area" every year since they opened.
The Sangrias at César are by far the best we have ever had! The delicious fruit forward wine punch was the perfect blend of fruit, ice, and alcohol!!