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La Mere Michelle

14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
+1 408-867-5272
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion soup” (3 reviews)
“duck breast” (3 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
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French, European
14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

La Mere Michelle has been a fixture on Big Basin way for more than four decades. It’s understandable why. They serve tasty French food in a relaxed setting for a reasonable price. I’ve been there several times this year, so I’ve tried a number of...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Tired decor, so-so-food, amiable and professional service but everything needs an update and revision. No Sancerre or other popular French wine available - disappointing wine list. On a Friday night, there were only three four tables of diners including us. My scallops were good but...More

1  Thank LoveSF91
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It feels old fashioned inside. Food is good, but not high end level. Prices are close to high end, so not worth it.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 28 April 2016

On the evening of April 16, 2016 I had dinner at La Mere Michelle Restaurant. La Mere Michelle can be found in the picturesque village of Saratoga. Parking along the right side of the restaurant seemed ample to me. As you enter you will see...More

2  Thank James V
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was poor. The building and decor are very dated and unattractive. You encounter an unpleasant musty odor when entering. We were sat by the host, who may be the owner, in the front room along the street as the...More

3  Thank Cruzrad
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We went there for our anniversary and were a little surprised when we walked in. The decor was dated but the bad part stopped there. We were greeted and seated within minutes and the entire experience was amazing. Like the decor, the service was also...More

1  Thank Dhanap
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Been coming here since the 70's. This is a genuine Parisian neighborhood restaurant; you'll feel like you're a couple blocks off the L'étoile enjoying a typical leisurely Parisian evening out. You'll be served well prepared regional classic French cuisine, complimented by impeccable service. Quaint, cozy...More

2  Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The main dining area is closed for lunch but we sat in the front room which has windows opening to the sidewalk. It made for a pleasant open-air meal on a warm day recently. The owner greets you on entering and service at the table...More

1  Thank andrew02459
Reviewed 14 February 2015

This family-owned French restaurant is quiet and charming with excellent food, especially the sauces. The owner, a French Canadian woman who is a bit of a character, greets guests as if they were coming to her home. Her son is the chef and her daughter...More

2  Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we stopped for lunch on our way back from a trip... Michelle, the owner was very pleasant and greeted us warmly and came to check on us multiple times. The food was great (among the best meals we ahve...More

1  Thank prenitab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
    (3 rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-5272
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