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Chevalier Restaurant

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960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549-4480 (Mt. Diablo)
0.1 miles from Lafayette BART station
925-385-0793
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elegance in a suburban setting

Chevalier is a special occasion restaurant (birthday, New Years, anniversaries, Christmas, and all other special occasions). This is an expensive but fine experience, with classic French cuisines and waiters. Take your time and you will enjoy a quick trip to France.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Tom A
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Chevalier is a special occasion restaurant (birthday, New Years, anniversaries, Christmas, and all other special occasions). This is an expensive but fine experience, with classic French cuisines and waiters. Take your time and you will enjoy a quick trip to France.

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Thank Tom A
Berkeley, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The food is out of this world, really excellent. The restaurant is really small and sitting is not very comfortable if you are a tall person. It is expensive though, and unfortunately they are closing next week.

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Thank spaqueen2010
Lafayette, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Whenever I think of Frech food, I go to Chevalier. This time I had my usual Escargot and I was introduced to the Foie Gras special. It was excellent but it was pricy. However with excellent service I felt it was worthy.

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Thank Carole-688
San Ramon, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One food server, one person in the kitchen makes for very slow dining experience as in 2 1/2 hours. French onion soup was poor, consisting of weak broth. Portions small but adequate. Poor service simply because one food server could not adequately assist the number of patrons in the restaurant. When spending around $100 pp, expect far better quality, preparation... More 

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Thank Art046
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Restaurant is very small, poorly decorated, a lot of table are in the back yard along the fence with some bees flying above your head. The staff is very friendly, famous Philippe Chevalier greets customers, and charms you with a smile. The prices are for wealthy people. Some specials-like filet minion with tax and gratuities costs around $85.00, tomato salad... More 

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Thank Michael S
California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. Despite living in the east bay for years yet had yet to visit this terrific little restaurant. The steak tartar is excellent, prepared table side. Unique and special is the squash blossom beignet appetizer; truly visually impressive and a real treat. Main courses included the flat iron steak with pommes point neuf and a wonderful mushroom... More 

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Thank Norcalcan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is an upscale French restaurant. The food is tasty. The people who work here are top notch. If you're willing to pay the high price it is a lovely place for a night out.

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Thank Zdfhj
Benicia, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our second time at Chevalier, and was as good as the first time. We celebrated a birthday with a group of nine. Service and food were excellent. It is pricey but you get a very memorable experience.

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Thank sgoet1234
California
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here was good and the service was not too bad. I think the wine list is ok, but a bit overpriced as are the cocktails. The prix fix menu delivered a nice sampling of flavors. Generally quiet, however one table near us got real loud and kind of spoiled the atmosphere for a short while. Definitely a place... More 

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Thank JPHauck
San Francisco, California
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290 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have never been in this restaurant and decided to have dinner here with a few close friends on a Wednesday night. I started with the Potato Leek Soup which was flavorful and excellent. Then we shared the Escargots de Bourgogne which was Burgundy snails in shell with butter, parsley & garlic!. Delicious. My main course was an outstanding Beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549-4480
    (Mt. Diablo)
  • Public Transportation: 0.1 miles from Lafayette BART station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 925-385-0793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?