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Le Chalet Basque Restaurant

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405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
+1 415-479-1070
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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san francisco
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of unusual items on this menu (escargot, duck, pate, artichokes w/ hollandaise, rabbit). Well executed, except for veggie accompaniment looked to be a frozen mix. Sadly, they were out of frog legs on our visit. Well priced wines by the bottle.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Woodacre, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very nice atmosphere at Le Chalet Basque for the four of us last evening. Our wait staff were very attentive; at one point we had come 4 waiters all at once.

Thank rebeccamZ6235EI
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We enjoyed dinner here tonight. The entire staff was great and the food was delicious. The evening started nicely with easy to access parking and a friendly host. Our server was Linda, who was informative, witty, helpful, and just a gem to have at our table. I had the rack of lamb with French onion soup (extra charge), husband had... More 

Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The patè, escargot, the family style dinner that comes with soup, salad and dessert. I always end up eating so much going home so stuffed. You wouldn't think to hear that about a French restaurant but this place serves you with a lot of tasty food that you wouldn't be able to resist. I'll take a picture next time we... More 

Thank Lynnet S
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We used to go here a lot in the 60's and 70's when I was a kid growing up in Marin, but I hadn't been here in probably 20 years. I am glad to find that it is still the same fine eating establishment it was all those years ago, providing generous portions of really good tasting food. Watercress soup... More 

Thank Warren H
Beverly Hills
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

One may not expect a basque restaurant in San Rafael, but there is . Le Chalet is a little off the beaten path and looking and entering it , the feeling is good. In fact it feels like a provincial french restaurant . The food is not bad , apparently the duck a la orange was really enjoyed by one... More 

Thank Andy K
Novato, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This little gem of a restaurant is hidden but easy to find off the freeway. My husband and I wanted to try this Basque restaurant for some time but never ventured over there. The food was fresh, different and delicious. The prices were good for all the extras that came with your entree. I had the special poached salmon with... More 

Thank Susan Z
San Rafael, CA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to eat if you want to enjoy being outside in dappled shade. Menu unchanged for years probably due to number of regulars that come for the Basque specialties. Good food, reliable and friendly comfortable spot.

Thank Susy94901
San Anselmo, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant has changed. Last nights meal was disappointing and expensive! The beef bourguignon was tough, shrimp Louie was small and just included, a small amount of shrimp, beets and eggs, and the chicken Cordon Bleu was 26.00 and was nothing like it used to be years ago. The service was good, our waiter was friendly.

Thank Doreen246
Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have gone to the Chalet Basque regularly for the past 25 years, a couple of times a year for celebrations. Every time it has been excellent: the food, the service (one waitress has been working there for over 25 years; she is absolutely perfect and lots of fun) and the prices which have not gone crazy like in some... More 

Thank Pierrette J

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?