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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

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1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521 (17th St.)
The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
510-735-9047
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

Met an old friend here. Staff were wonderful. Gave us time to visit and catch up. Food was very good. Menu had an assortment of food from light meals to full entrees. We all enjoyed our dinners and dessert. Atmosphere was great - sat overlooking the lake. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Always a pleasant experience! If going for brunch, please have the French Toast, delicious. Go for Taco Tuesday for sure... They have vast inside sitting, outside sitting ON the lake (gorgeous on a beautiful day!) or bar sitting. Take your pick! Unlike most Oakland places, they do have valet but only used it three times. Not difficult to find parking...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Met an old friend here. Staff were wonderful. Gave us time to visit and catch up. Food was very good. Menu had an assortment of food from light meals to full entrees. We all enjoyed our dinners and dessert. Atmosphere was great - sat overlooking the lake. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I have visited this restaurant 4 or 5 times over the past 3 years when we have a stop in Oakland. The restaurant has a wonderful location on the shore of Lake Merit and the views over the lake from the dining room are excellent. The food is quite good, particularly for simple items like a sandwich... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Excellent Sunday Brunch! Don't forget the Bloody Mary. I adore their deviled eggs. This is a wonderful place to stop if you are walking around Lake Merritt for a Sunday stroll and stop in. Not too difficult to obtain a table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If not for service that was a bit slow this would have 5 stars! The lakeside setting is fantastic especially out on the dock ... and all of the food was excellent. The Happy Hour bar menu is a great choice.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Service was excellent and the food superb. I chose a cup of clam chowder soup and the grilled salmon; my wife selected the seafood linguini salad. The salmon was perhaps the best I ever had eaten. The mini-desserts were delectable. This combined with a fine view of Lake Merritt offers a first-rate dining experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stumbled upon the chalet after a dodgy walk through China town and we're thrilled to see a nice dockside fresh fish option in a lovely lake meritt setting If the weather permits sit lakeside and sip wine over amazing dishes like gratin potatoes in ham jelly.

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Cottage Grove, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay. The food was delicious! Their happy hour had good prices for great drinks. The setting overlooks Lake Merritt and we watched the Oakland Row Team and also the Gondola ride on the lake. It was very relaxing.

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Antioch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decided to do Valentine's Day lunch versus dinner in some crowded and over priced restaurant. Chose The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill. What a nice surprise in the middle of downtown Oakland! We had 2:00 PM reservations, decided to sit outside since the day was simply gorgeous and romantic. We got there at 2:00 or maybe a little after.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat near the Grand Lake Theatre and Lake Chalet popped up on my smartphone. After finding the free parking lot and the door, we were treated to a most wonderful dinner. The Monday night specials included a roasted beet salad that was a fabulous collection of flavors and textures that work both individually... More 

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Additional Information about The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
Phone Number: 510-735-9047
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
    (17th St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-735-9047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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