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“High price for low return” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
510-735-9047
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Ranked #131 of 1,069 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 17th St.
Transit: 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
Oakland, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“High price for low return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The food here is not bad though the service is often uninterested. For bored service and okay food not worth the price.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great view of the lake, warm and cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I went here for a work function. Service was friendly and very attentive. Wine and food delicious. Lovely location on the lake.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Lady of the Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Overlooking Oakland's sparkling Lake Merritt, you can enjoy a delicoius meal and then hop on a gondola while you digest. Where else can you do that? OK, Venice, but Lake Chalet is much more expeditious. Lovely decor, great for large parties too.

Visited December 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Scenic views of Lake Merritt and Oakland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The scenic views of Lake Merritt and Oakland in addition to excellent cuisine make this spot a perfect spot for lunch or dinner. The menu is standard American but cooked just right, the service is quick and very friendly and the outside seating is fabulous!! I will definitely return the next trip to Oakland/San Francisco.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, California
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“food takes a back seat to the setting/view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

they have done a wonderful job turning this building into a comfortable restaurant with inside/outside seating and even a large room than can be reserved for events. the view of the lake is soothing. we were seated right at the windows overlooking the water. the decor is contemporary and comfortable. our server was competent but also a it slow, at times, retrieving some requests. the food was slight above average with thumbs up for the short rib, yes one, but a boneless one of a decent size, what you might see of the boneless short ribs at costco. the duck and flatiron steak were fine, nothing to jump up and down about. the scallops totaled 4. the open-faced crab cake sandwich was a disappointment as it was hidden under a ton of shredded lettuce and covered with a beefsteak tomato. essentially you could not see the crab cake nor was it crispy any longer. tastewise and lump-wise worth of crab was poor. would not recommend the crab cakes, either appetizer or sandwich. appetizers of fried calamari, mussels et al were very good as was the honey-soy baby back ribs though the ribs had a bit more heat than was expected. the desserts that night were all priced the same; creme brulee, mango napoleon, chocolate molten cake. though the napoleon was a bit too sweet it probably was the most worth it of the 3. i might consider going back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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