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La Mere Michelle

14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
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Ranked #23 of 50 Restaurants in Saratoga
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Price range: $40 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 3 rd Street
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
bay area
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I go to Saratoga to visit family and get haircuts every couple of months. Every time we go, our favorite stop is La Mere Michelle. This is a place to go when you want to take your time and have a great meal. We've only been for lunch, so I'm not sure what dinner is like. The... More

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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had lunch at La Mere Michelle. They weren't busy, but it took a long time to have our order taken and more than 30 minutes for our sandwiches to arrive, which was a bit off-putting. The decor is a bit dated, but has a comfortable charm. The food was good. I had a chicken club sandwich which was made... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Not the best steak I've ever eaten (it contained a few nerves), not a really cheap place, but an oasis of service. After tip hunting waiters eager to drop the check on our table, La Mere Michelle was a great place to be. Our waitress knew how to keep enough distance, yet serve us very well. An when it was... More

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Truckee, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place has been there forever and I've eaten there a few times. Each time I go I don't feel ripped off but I am underwhelmed. The folks are really nice and the service is good but the food is average. We had steak and lobster. The steak was good, the lobster was average, a little tough and soaked in... More

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Run down and tired. Great carrots though, but not sure the fish was as fresh as the price was. Dessert had sat around a bit.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The restaurant has been in Saratoga since the early 70s and is family run. Very excellent French cusine

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Saratoga, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Pros: - greeted warmly by hostess Michelle and by waitress - outstanding buttery Shiitake mushrooms with fresh prawns - well executed grilled salmon and chicken breast with mushroom risotto dishes, each coming with wonderful spinach souffle - affordable wine list with strong European emphasis - faded but nice ambience was a warm throwback forty years ago to the French restaurants... More

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San Mateo, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Better onion soup than Paris or Montreal - and I mean it! My husband tries it everywhere and in 3 trips to the City of Light, he has never had such a good bowl of this soup. Other menu items were excellent, including all homemade desserts (ice cream too). Yes, it is a bit pricey, especially for lunch. But the... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I come from out of town, but when in Saratoga, I always want to eat at La Mere Michelle. The service is extraordinary and the food is creative and delicious. It is located right downtown in Saratoga, which is a quaint area. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a bit pricey, which is the only drawback.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

I had an excellent bacon wrapped filet mignon, which the waiter asked the chef to prepare since it wasn't on the menu. He had no problem at all accommodating my request, was happy to do so. Very nicely prepared and excellent piece of meat accompanied with perfectly cooked green beans. My wife wasn't overly impressed with the prix fixe pork... More

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