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Chevalier Restaurant

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960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549-4480 (Mt. Diablo)
925-385-0793
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11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lafayette, California
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closed... and another French Bistro opened immediately. Hopefully it is as good and will last. City seems to have relaxed its parking rules and allows 2 restaurants with a very small parking lot... but other businesses are not open at night.

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Thank j0hnnywinter
Lafayette, California
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Suprised by closing. One of the few French restaurants in the area. Had a great outdoor area, good food and wine list.

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Walnut Creek, California
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Chevalier is a special occasion restaurant (birthday, New Years, anniversaries, Christmas, and all other special occasions). This is an expensive but fine experience, with classic French cuisines and waiters. Take your time and you will enjoy a quick trip to France.

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Thank Tom A
Berkeley, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The food is out of this world, really excellent. The restaurant is really small and sitting is not very comfortable if you are a tall person. It is expensive though, and unfortunately they are closing next week.

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Thank spaqueen2010
Lafayette, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Whenever I think of Frech food, I go to Chevalier. This time I had my usual Escargot and I was introduced to the Foie Gras special. It was excellent but it was pricy. However with excellent service I felt it was worthy.

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Thank Carole-688
San Ramon, California
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One food server, one person in the kitchen makes for very slow dining experience as in 2 1/2 hours. French onion soup was poor, consisting of weak broth. Portions small but adequate. Poor service simply because one food server could not adequately assist the number of patrons in the restaurant. When spending around $100 pp, expect far better quality, preparation... More 

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Thank Art046
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Restaurant is very small, poorly decorated, a lot of table are in the back yard along the fence with some bees flying above your head. The staff is very friendly, famous Philippe Chevalier greets customers, and charms you with a smile. The prices are for wealthy people. Some specials-like filet minion with tax and gratuities costs around $85.00, tomato salad... More 

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Thank Michael S
California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. Despite living in the east bay for years yet had yet to visit this terrific little restaurant. The steak tartar is excellent, prepared table side. Unique and special is the squash blossom beignet appetizer; truly visually impressive and a real treat. Main courses included the flat iron steak with pommes point neuf and a wonderful mushroom... More 

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Thank Norcalcan
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is an upscale French restaurant. The food is tasty. The people who work here are top notch. If you're willing to pay the high price it is a lovely place for a night out.

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Thank Zdfhj
Benicia, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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