I've been enjoying Alice's labors of love for years, and I've always felt it's one of the highlights of living in this area. I have yet to find such quality at such reasonable prices. The value is amazing, actually. Fresh, locally-sourced, organic, prepared in a tantalizing style.
For those who think the prix-fixe is a bit too expensive (from $45 to $85, depending on the day of the week and how elaborate the menu is), the cafe allows you the same quality and the ability to order whatever you want. They also offer a special deal -- a much less expensive prix-fixe if you're in the mood for that. Usually under $30. The salads and appetizers are around $10, and the entrées are in the high teens to mid $20 range. All in all, a great deal, when you consider the menus of so many "nice" restaurants (serving mediocre food) here.
It is challenging to get reservations. But this is a function of how great they are, so if you want to have an unforgettable meal, reserve early -- and enjoy!
Menus and lots of other info is at http://www.chezpanisse.com/