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La Mere Michelle

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14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093 (3 rd Street)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Campbell, California
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

On the evening of April 16, 2016 I had dinner at La Mere Michelle Restaurant. La Mere Michelle can be found in the picturesque village of Saratoga. Parking along the right side of the restaurant seemed ample to me. As you enter you will see a long, narrow lobby with a nicely stocked small bar to your left. I was... More 

1 Thank James V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was poor. The building and decor are very dated and unattractive. You encounter an unpleasant musty odor when entering. We were sat by the host, who may be the owner, in the front room along the street as the main dining room was closed, even though it was a Saturday night. There was one... More 

2 Thank Cruzrad
Mountain View, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We went there for our anniversary and were a little surprised when we walked in. The decor was dated but the bad part stopped there. We were greeted and seated within minutes and the entire experience was amazing. Like the decor, the service was also reminiscent of the olden days where a LOT (and I mean a lot) of attention... More 

1 Thank Dhanap
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341 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here since the 70's. This is a genuine Parisian neighborhood restaurant; you'll feel like you're a couple blocks off the L'étoile enjoying a typical leisurely Parisian evening out. You'll be served well prepared regional classic French cuisine, complimented by impeccable service. Quaint, cozy place with comfortable ambiance. The service is not slow. This is a true French dining... More 

2 Thank ggrodhaus
Boston, MA
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The main dining area is closed for lunch but we sat in the front room which has windows opening to the sidewalk. It made for a pleasant open-air meal on a warm day recently. The owner greets you on entering and service at the table was provided by a man who has clearly been there for years and knows how... More 

1 Thank andrew02459
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This family-owned French restaurant is quiet and charming with excellent food, especially the sauces. The owner, a French Canadian woman who is a bit of a character, greets guests as if they were coming to her home. Her son is the chef and her daughter Barbara is one of the people who waits on the tables. The menu has a... More 

2 Thank Wanda R
Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we stopped for lunch on our way back from a trip... Michelle, the owner was very pleasant and greeted us warmly and came to check on us multiple times. The food was great (among the best meals we ahve had in a while).. and the service was top notch.. Our server was very friendly... More 

1 Thank prenitab
bay area
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

2 Thank stzi
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 

1 Thank NevermindCA
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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 

7 Thank HJSAlmere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
    (3 rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: 408-867-5272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?