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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

) #25 of 1,088 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large place with lots of patio seating. Patio hostess was quite unfriendly and we sat inside. Beautiful views. Tight seating and pretty noisy. The server was friendly at least, but very slow, and did a terrible job of dealing with our...More

Thank Frequenttraveler330
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful setting on the side of Lake Merritt. The food for our party of 11 was very good and the service was most responsive. Will enjoy returning when next in Oakland.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was a little slow, tacos were served cold, potatoes on the eggs were mediocre, prices were high.

Thank UCgrad
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Maybe the best heavy hors deuvres I've ever had. It was a private event, and the atmosphere was comfortable and invited lots of conversation. The bartenders mixed wonderful dirnks, and the servers were the best.

Thank Dick M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

With a group and a pre-ordered menu. Service was prompt and courteous. Salad was fresh with a light dressing that that enhanced. The Salmon slightly over cookedfor my taste but with a good color and excellent seasoning was served on a mouth-watering bed of Couscous...More

Thank fentumew
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, my friends had their wedding reception in the second story room with a lovely balcony overlooking Lake Merritt. The room was well situated and nicely decorated. The staff were attentive and efficient. I didn't have to ask for more water during...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Everything is nice at the lake Chalet, the venue, the big deck to sit outside , the fireplace inside. All the dishes are delicious. But the service is irregular. Sometimes it is great. Last night it was poor. No smiles. Lack of interest . Slow....More

Thank Florence M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant has the perfect location right on Lake Merritt. The views from the patio are great. The service and food, however somehow just seem to miss the mark. I've been there on several occasions and really want this to be a good restaurant, but...More

Thank Karlya S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I met a couple of friend for lunch. The 3 of us spent $80 on 2 salads, a breakfast dish (toast, eggs, bacon, potatoes), yogurt parfait, deviled eggs, tea and a soda. I enjoyed my Caesar salad with anchovy dressing with a sprinkling of crispy,...More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a lovely view, pretty good food and poor service this is your place. I would go for drinks because it is such a lovely setting. I'm not sure why the service was so poor. To be fair perhaps it was an off...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Anne J
Will they accommodate a special diet. My husband and I are on a fat free diet. Can they simply grill fish and do either a plain salad or steamed vegetables?
19 May 2016|
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Response from Susanne G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, and there are even steamed options!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
    (17th St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-735-9047
  • E-mail
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