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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Would go back again

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
sgoet1234
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Benicia, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Benicia, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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San Francisco, California
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267 reviews 267 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Orinda
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very happy to have found this little place. The food was prepared with care and was very delicious. Will definitely be back for more.

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Lafayette, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The reviews on Chevalier have been mixed so I have held off reviewing until I had tried it at least three times. Third time was last week and the food was terrific. That's consistent with visits number one and two so I am going with five stars. Yes, the menu does not change a lot, and yes it is relatively... More 

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Lafayette, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have lived in Lafayette CA for over 17 years and have watched as Lafayette has attracted more and more restaurants serving more sophisticated palates. Chevailer is at the top of the list when it comes to fine dining in Lafayette. Chevalier has become a popular local restaurants for special occasions. It is pricey but worth the price to have... More 

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Lafayette, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I went there for dinner again last night. We went there mainly for the August special witch was the frog legs. It was great. I had French onion soup and the frog legs. That was plenty for me. My husband had the chicken dish. He said it was delicious. For sure when ever we think of French... More 

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Orinda, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been trying to feel the love since they opened many years ago. How he wins any critical or Michelin recognition is a mystery to us. The menu remains heavy and meat oriented, no noticeable homage a Ete (summer!) This time we started with stuffed squash blossoms (not crispy) had a black bass (pretty sure it wasn't - looked... More 

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Additional Information about Chevalier Restaurant

Address: 960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549-4480
Phone Number: 925-385-0793
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?