We'll be in SF for about a week and would like to dine at Chez Panisse on a Saturday. We have been trying to decide whether we should come into Berkeley around midday to tourist around a bit there before the dinner (the dinner will be presumably at 8.30pm). We will not a have car and will have to do most of this sightseeing and stuff on foot or with public transportation or cab. Is it worthwhile to do this? Or, would we better off coming later in the afternoon nearer to the dinner time and just wonder around a bit then?
Second question, is BART safe to arrive into Berkeley? At least before 8.30 pm? Would we be streching our luck to try to take BART back into SF after 10 pm? Same goes for UBER (in terms of safety).
Thanks a lot.