We are visiting the bay area from April 8 to April 14, staying in Berkeley. In the past we've had wonderful meals at Chez Panisse ( particularly the Cafe) and Manresa and many ethnic (chinese, thai etc) restaurants whose names i no longer recall.
Looking for recommendations on restaurants to try at this time. Looking for excellent innovative food cooked well, beautiful but not beautiful for the sake of just looking pretty on the plate-the taste must also be there. Prefer restaurants where you don't need a flashlight to read the menu but will put up with it if food quality is there.