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Chateau Restaurant

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195 School St, Waltham, MA 02451-4545
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been frequent guest at the Chateau for many years. Always consistent, always good. We have had lunches and dinners ranging from salads, to Italian and surprisingly the turkey dinner and on st pats day, corned beef and cabbage. Excellent! Nice place to relax. Try the bar side if it is just the two of you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This family restaurant has been around for years and that's not a surprise. Their spaghetti with meat balls and their toasted ravioli are to die for. The staff is always friendly and efficient. For the buck, you can't do better.

Thank Rene P
Natick, Massachusetts
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322 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we lived in Belmont in the 60s and 70s we often came here. It's been a while since then and apparently both we and the restaurant have changed. One of the things we looked for was the bread; it does not taste as good as it used to. The salads were very good and there was a large choice... More 

Thank Scanner_Lewis
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this place. Given its huge size and extensive menu, my recommendation is to stick to the traditional food (pasts, lasagna, checked parm, etc) and you won't be disappointed. This is is a 'one size fits all' restaurant. Great for families & all but not a date. At the same time, they have good drinks and beer for the... More 

Thank Frederic V
Brownsville, Vermont
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We've been at the Chateau several times, and we love it. The food tastes like home cooking. The portion sizes are large, and even though I have a very large appetite, I've always brought leftovers home with me from the Chateau. The bread baskets are huge also, and their bread is absolutely fantastic. Service is also very good; friendly and... More 

Thank gulloj
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Chateau is one of the most consistently delicious family restaurants in the area. Do not expect gourmet, exotic dishes. Rather, the menu is constant, changes somewhat for seasonal specials, and is well served and delivered to your table. Kids are welcome ... kids menu is well received by the youngsters. The bar area is somewhat noisy, especially during "game-time."... More 

Thank mizmarcia
New Jersey
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This place has lines out the door. We were here for a family function. The service was mediocre and I found the food borderline terrible. The chicken parmigiana with ravioli was oily and disgusting. Not with the stop!!

Thank da277
Waltham, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ordered the Turkey Tips with Rice Family To-Go Dinner and a chopped Salad. Both were noted for four people. It would probably feed 6 people easily. It was a great time saver and healthy choice. Perfect idea to pick up something healthy and meet family to dine with Mom without anyone cooking and cleaning up ! Thanks for break Chateau.

Thank Janice B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of the best restaurants in New England. At one time it was the highest volume restaurant in the country. If you love Italian food it is the place to go but excel's Seafood and steaks. I have been going to this restaurant since I was a little kid and have never had a bad meal... More 

Thank Dave R
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I had the Chicken Palmadoro and it was fresh, tasty and enough for leftovers for breakfast! The hubs had the trio 1 and the baked ravioli was superb. Fresh bread baked on site was great. Good wine selection and if you dine M-W they have bottle deals. This is a family owned and run restaurant since 1933 and Waltham is... More 

Thank Kelley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 School St, Waltham, MA 02451-4545
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: 781-894-3339

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