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Chevalier Restaurant

960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549-4480
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Ranked #4 of 62 restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mt. Diablo
Transit: 0.1 miles from Lafayette BART station
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English first
San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Chevalier. It was a beautiful evening so we dined outside. Service was attentive and was paced nicely. We had the 3 course prix fixe menu. Everything was well prepared and delicious, including the Wild King Salmon. This restaurant is a nice little gem in Lafayette!

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Berkeley, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Genuine French. Plan on spending 3 hours for dinner, with plenty of time for conversation before the food arrives. The place is pleasant, reasonably quiet, rather sedate. Prices are up-scale: all but the one vegetarian main course is priced at $34 or above. The three course prix fix menu at $39.- is a relative bargain. The food: the snails were... More

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Lafayette, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Having dined there several times I have found that it is a very nice place. Phillipe is charming and loves his work and it shows. The outside dining is pleasant but the space is cramped. When it is wonderful, it is totally so. When off....! Not so much with the food but with the service which tends to be aloof... More

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want a top quality french meal and live in the East Bay, Chevalier is your best bet. The entire meal was first rate. We both had the rack of lamb..cooked to perfection with a great sauce and perfect side dishes. Excellent wine list too. It's pricey but worth the cost for a special meal.

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St. Paul
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We relied on Tripadvisor to find a restaurant in the East Bay and I want to thank all the previous reviewers for their excellent advice! The soup, the salad, the entrees, the desserts, the bread--each dish was fabulous. Well worth a trip to Lafayette.

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San Francisco, California
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234 reviews 234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Despite the odd trapezoidal dinning room, the inspired yet traditional French food that emerges from the kitchen is excellent. The home-made country pate is simply the best I've had in the US. Wines are reasonable & delicious and are served by friendly and well informed staff. A very good find.

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We visit Chevalier several times a year, and can't wait to go back after each visit. Chef Philippe Chevalier brings south of France to the East Bay. The restaurant has an impressive wine list; always uses the best quality ingredients; and the staffs are professional and personable. We love dining in the garden. Inside seating is very nice as well,... More

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a very authentic restaurant with a mix of classic dishes and four of us all enjoyed our meal. My only complaint is the pricing on liquor. A pour of Johnny Walker Black was $14 and it was not a generous serving. This is hotel pricing and not what I would expect in a local restaurant. Similar pricing on... More

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San Francisco, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Having lived in France, I am always attracted to authentic French restaurants. Chevalier offers a peak into the countryside with the beautifully prepared French courses. The outdoor patio is pretty and the heaters keep diners warm even on cool evenings. My salad with duck livers was divine, although the duck a l’orange entrée tasted similar to the duck liver salad... More

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Lafayette, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

we have been here several times, with and without the kids. pretty expensive place to take the kids; but worth it on special occasions. the kids loved the escargot, the specialty dishes are always first rate. the wine selection is great, and the desserts are wonderful. we always have a great waitperson and have zero complaints!

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