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“Beautiful Location - But Food & Service Lacking” 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 #74 of 1,004 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations
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
Concord, Calif.
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Location - But Food & Service Lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have dined here several times. In each case the outcome was essential the same. The location is stunning - a beautiful view over Lake Merritt and the Oakland skyline. However, the menu is just OK. And the servive is generally lacking - it appears as if they have too few staff in the dining room; e.g., butter was delivered to the table, but no bread came until we finally asked about it, we had to snag another waiter for a soup spoon, one time we were never offered coffe, each time we had to ask for the check, etc. Again, great location and LO menu. But, don't hope for an outstanding dining experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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