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Le Chalet Basque Restaurant

405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
+1 415-479-1070
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Not sure I would go here again even the fact that this restaurant was recommended to us... The food sounded ok on the menu card but when served at the table it was quite sad. It was not presented well - seemed like everything was...More

Thank Alstapelfeld
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Le Chalet Basque offer a good selection of slightly different items on the menu, mostly meat dishes. Hearty food servers by charming staff. The rooms are homey.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You do have to seek this place out on North San Pedro road. But years of experiences here have always been fantastic. Traditional spot for great family meal. You really can’t go wrong. I even had a soccer banquet here one time.

Thank Tighe O
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Maybe it would have been better if we ate outside, but it was too cold - the restaurant is cramped with old musty smelling carpet - tables too close together - many older people and I can see why - the portions are large and...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I've often longed for some of the more unusual items I ate growing up in the Midwest: frog legs, sweetbreads, escargot. They're here, done perfectly. And who can beat a perfectly acceptable 1/2 bottle oh house red for $8.50? This was my selected spot for...More

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Always enjoyable for so many years. I first visited this classic restaurant when I lived in the neighborhood nearly 40 years ago. Food and service have always been outstanding and it was still a special treat when I visited recently for lunch. Worth a trip...More

Thank Burnie48
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Linda is always the best! We planned a birthday dinner for my wife and arrived a biy early before our guests They were slammed, but Linda came out and said that she would have our favorite window table by the reservation time... and true to...More

Thank skipgranger
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had not been to Le Chalet for about 10 years but went there last night to celebrate my 65th! The food, service, ambiance and homey feeling are still the same as ever! We ate chicken cordon bleu, liver, lamb shank and mussels. Everything, including...More

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We have bee going to restaurant for many years. Roger's son now runs the place, and has made some excellent changes to the menu. Outdoor dining is a treat. Service is excellent.

Thank Chuck K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Just had a great meal,service, and dining outdoors on the patio the other evening. Need I say more. Always 5 star!!

Thank Bill M
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January 6, 2015|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the late reply. Traveling. I didn't see go on the menu. Their recipes are old Basque and adhere to specific seasonings and coating. You can request but I couldn't say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is located in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-479-1070
Welcome to the Chalet Basque restaurant, a family style restaurant serving dishes inspired by the Basque regions of France and Spain. Located in San Rafael, California, the owner and proud staff would like to invite you to come join us for our delicious cuisine, full bar, and outdoor patio. Our restaurant is also available for Banquets and parties upon reservation.
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