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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

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) #26 of 1,094 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (8 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just visited with our family and had a disappointing evening. Our table was booked for 6pm, but we were kept waiting at the reception although our table was vacant and we were not waiting for someone to leave. Eventually our order for drinks was taken...More

Thank margaretpat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got married in San Francisco and after our day of photos, we headed to Lake Chalet for our evening meal. The place is beautifully located, looking across the picturesque Lake Merritt. Once seated and congratulated, we ordered a delicious stout and Coruba with coke,...More

Thank ScottyBooth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Chalet is a beautiful restaurant on the shores of Lake Merritt near offices, residences and County buildings. I would go for drinks but I haven't eaten here for years because the food was mediocre and the service poor. I was invited to meet a...More

Thank TravelbugBerkeley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the lake with a great ambience The large deck is over the water for more casual food.The more formal restaurant upstairs Taco Tuesdays on the deck is a great deal on a warm evening

Thank alameagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the setting is really nice (by the lake and great views) the service and food were really disappointing. Our server was really inexperienced and overwhelmed. Our first course was brought to the table without having given us even tap water to drink!! Our drinks...More

Thank Andres P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place for couples. Great food! Great live Music 🎶 and Great view!! Had a BLAST.

Thank TanyaJune2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant seems to be offering something for every taste. The upper level is a relatively upscale restaurant with a great bar, sophisticated dining room including private dining room. Downstairs, you will find an outdoor deck just over the water. Ther atmosphere there is much...More

Thank FM6565
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is a very large place with lots of patio seating. Patio hostess was quite unfriendly and we sat inside. Beautiful views. Tight seating and pretty noisy. The server was friendly at least, but very slow, and did a terrible job of dealing with our...More

Thank Frequenttraveler330
Reviewed June 9, 2017

A beautiful setting on the side of Lake Merritt. The food for our party of 11 was very good and the service was most responsive. Will enjoy returning when next in Oakland.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Service was a little slow, tacos were served cold, potatoes on the eggs were mediocre, prices were high.

Thank UCgrad
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May 19, 2016|
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Definitely, and there are even steamed options!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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: +1 510-735-9047
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