Planning a trip to San Francisco?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland
Save
Share
7.9/10
277
ratings
  • Sarah T.
    "gentle walk around Lake Merritt"(3 Tips)
    Grace C.
    "Taco Tuesdays, dog friendly..."(7 Tips)
    jason m.
    "Enjoy a beer at the bar and take in the excellent view of the lake!"(17 Tips)
    Tim L.
    "Beer outside on the docks for happy hour is great."(11 Tips)
81 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • happy hour
  • scenic views
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • cocktails
  • outdoor seating
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Leah W.
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Service is slooooow, but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. The bar is awesome, and the patio is a must during summer. Cocktails are wonderful and food is good.
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezJune 23, 2013
    Beautiful outdoor sitting area when the day is nice and sunny. The place is awesome but happy hour feels like regular prices at another less fancy place. Overall great spot just be prepared to spend.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The ceviche and clam starters were delicious, oysters are great here, and the halibut entree was excellent. Love the lake view balcony in back, and the oyster stout is a plus here too.
  • Shinal
    ShinalApril 24, 2016
    If the weather permits and you're in the area, definitely grab grab a seat outside. Food is mediocre but the views add up to a wonderful time. Best for lunch dates, and smaller groups.
    Upvoted Mar 9
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TinnerFebruary 28, 2015
    Go here for the environment. Whether it's inside or on the dock. The food is pricey. The service and views of the lake make up for it.
  • Claire B.
    Claire BuckleySeptember 13, 2014
    Great location to see the lake and what's around lake. Came for step-brothers rehearsal dinner, staff and service could not of been any better!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TrottJanuary 6
    Enjoy a cocktail and the clam chowder on a cold afternoon after a gentle walk around Lake Merritt
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PriceNovember 19, 2012
    A perfect place to sit by the lake when the weather is nice. Get a cocktail and an appetizer. Perfect!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 6, 2015
    Hard to imagine a better spot for a happy hour. The menu is standard modern fish shack. A huge place. The service gets really sluggish when they get busy.
  • Kristina T.
    Kristina TarazoffApril 28, 2012
    Hess Collection 19 Block by the glass, awesome. Rare to find that by the glass. Try it here for sure.
  • Troy F.
    Troy FlintAugust 3, 2015
    Great happy hour specials, top notch views, and interesting cocktail list.
  • Brett J.
    Brett JohnsonNovember 7, 2011
    When the weather is nice get a lake side table. Beautiful view but the smells of Lake Merritt sometimes creep up.
  • JoeeStar
    JoeeStarDecember 30, 2016
    View, always. Great beer happy hour prices!!!!!!!!! Fireplace upstairs for the cold nights
  • Tracey B.
    Tracey BrownJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the outside seating but the lake is not always emitting the best scents...
  • Allison T.
    Allison TomcikApril 9, 2014
    Taco Tuesday has only 4 tacos and you can't make any changes. Service it's not terrific!!!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DavidsonFebruary 13, 2015
    The place to be on the lake when weather is good. Especially for happy hour.
  • Claude H.
    Claude HarrisonNovember 27, 2016
    Raw bar, fried calamari, outside seating on the lake with heat lamps.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HamanoOctober 10, 2013
    Sit out back, lake-side, and you might even see robots dancing in a gondola.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TenetteApril 29, 2013
    Its worth going to the back and eating out doors don't sit at the bar horrible service. Taco tues, but the tacos are pretty skimpy for 2.50
  • Paula P.
    Paula PowersDecember 8, 2012
    The clam chowder is thick and creamy-lotsa clams- interesting raw foods menu!
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cracked Whole Roasted Dungeness Crab - #crab #dungenesscrab
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place for drink, love the ginger cosmo, but the food is bland
  • Paula W.
    The Lake Chalet will be offering special vegan dishes throughout Oakland Veg Week, April 15-21, 2012.
  • Talisa L.
    Talisa LavarryAugust 16, 2014
    Great drinks and atmosphere. One of my go tos.
  • Isaac P.
    Isaac PaulinMarch 9, 2016
    View, service, chicken wings and calamari was great
  • Karen U.
    Karen UyencoJune 7, 2010
    Get the French onion soup and stout. The tuna ceviche, deviled eggs, flat iron salad and Cobb salad with spicy chicken was mediocre
  • Kurt J.
    Kurt JohnsonJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg taco Tuesdays on the water in the sun!? I'm dying. I'm dead.
  • Zennie A.
    Zennie AbrahamMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The pump room has a cool bar that is not used on sunny days!
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChaungSeptember 28, 2014
    Taco Tuesdays, dog friendly... They bring out dog bowls and treats
  • Robert S.
    Robert StowersJune 18, 2014
    The Paloma is not good for taco Tuesdays but the margarita is delicious.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoukJune 6, 2011
    The bar has a great view of the water and the patio is Amazing!
  • Charles F.
    Charles FloydJuly 7, 2013
    Fish n chips not bad, but the service and the drinks are great.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SolomonJuly 9, 2016
    salty and overcooked. nice view and place though, just come for drinks.
  • Sarita M.
    Sarita MorenoApril 13, 2010
    Oysters & the Basil Ginger Martini while watching the sunset over the East Bay hills ... go for the romance baby!
  • EastBayLoop K.
    EastBayLoop Keep it in the Loop!February 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm til closing is awesome!
  • Miguel Y.
    Miguel YupangcoOctober 6, 2014
    Bananas foster french toast is so good.
  • Taisha A.
    Taisha ArroyoApril 7, 2016
    If this place wasn't situated near Lake Merritt, I would never come here. Service still sucks pretty bad. So come fed & have your flask ready in the mean time. View is gorgeous though.
  • Linda L.
    Linda LuDecember 31, 2013
    Hit happy hour 4-6pm or Monday prime rib night!
  • Yelena K.
    Yelena KnoxMay 29, 2015
    Bar seats are super high for no reason.. But good view and bar scene
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WinfieldFebruary 6, 2015
    Great views place love the service....
  • L B.
    L Breezy 💯October 6, 2012
    The Banana French Toast is BOMB
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeOctober 14, 2014
    Have a drink here, at the longest bar west of the Mississippi!
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Little Gem salad -
  • sara g.
    sara griffithApril 9, 2014
    Taco Tuesday is a flippin' joke! Nope!
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraApril 27, 2015
    The food is bland, nothing special, but the view makes an afternoon visit worth your wild.
  • Ron S.
    Ron SmithMarch 24, 2012
    This Basil Martini us on hit!
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Prime Flat Iron Steak -
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No more weekend happy hour :( only weekdays 3-6 and 9-close
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamAugust 16, 2014
    Cocktails by the lake
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Tuck Beckstoffer Red Blend -
  • Christina B.
    Christina BlackNovember 10, 2014
    There Crab cakes are the best!!!
  • Ms. Glow/Ms. Glows Kitchen S.
    Great selection
  • Tim L.
    Tim LohnesOctober 26, 2009
    Beer outside on the docks for happy hour is great. Can't beat the location and $3 pints. Read more
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Dungeness Crab Cake -
  • Jess B.
    Jess ButlerApril 20, 2016
    Awesome happy hour on the lake
  • Russ L.
    Russ LorensonJune 22, 2012
    Try the Crab Louis Salad
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the The Blue Lake -
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJuly 10, 2016
    Get a seat on the dock!
  • Krys F.
    Krys FreemanAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Spicy Chicken wings are underwhelming (read: undercooked & gross). I sent mine back. I NEVER send food back.
  • Les W.
    Les WJanuary 25, 2013
    Try the Chocolate Molten Cake
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Chocolate Molten Cake -
  • Les W.
    Les WJanuary 25, 2013
    Try the 14 Hands Cabernet -
  • Amy B.
    Amy B2 weeks ago
    Believe the reviews. Stick to views and booze. Don't be in a hurry. Slow service. Ok food.
  • Kenchasa B.
    Kenchasa BryantNovember 17, 2011
    Taco Tuesdays.....Starting at 4pm
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Appletini -
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Coffee -
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary CrowleyNovember 17, 2013
    Great views.
  • Aaronette K.
    Aaronette KingJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Taco Tuesday, half price margaritas
  • Ivy C.
    Ivy CliftOctober 28, 2009
    The bar rules! Get the Peju Club cocktail.
  • jason m.
    jason mooreAugust 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy a beer at the bar and take in the excellent view of the lake!
  • Lisa d.
    Lisa deBruinMarch 16, 2010
    Amazing cocktails...boathouse sparkling takes the cake baby!
  • Resa G.
    Resa GAugust 26, 2010
    They don't 'free-pour' here. But great service!
  • Blake M.
    Blake MJanuary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go to the bar, ask for Mike. Best bartender there!
  • Suzette D.
    Suzette D.June 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    enjoyed sitting at the bar.
  • SHANNON W.
    SHANNON WULFERT-THOMPSONSeptember 4, 2010
    Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm til closing
  • Zennie A.
    Zennie AbrahamOctober 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the burger; best in Oakland! Read more
  • Steve W.
    Steve WrightJuly 15, 2010
    Get a Regatta Red and stare at the lake Read more
  • Reg G.
    Reg GieOctober 11, 2011
    Watch the goose shit
  • Marlon E.
    Marlon EJune 6, 2016
    Their carbonara is bland. Not worth it.
  • Mark
    MarkFebruary 14, 2010
    Hella dud of a restaurant...
  • jemal d.
    jemal diamondFebruary 13, 2010
    View the lake!
514 Photos

Related Searches

  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland photos
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland location
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland address
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland
  • lake chalet oakland
  • lake chalet oakland ca oakland
  • lake chalet restaurant oakland
  • lake chalet restaurant, oakland oakland
  • lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland
  • lake chalet seafood bar and grill oakland
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill oakland
  • the lake chalet seafood bar and grill oakland
  • the lake chalet seafood bar & grill lakeside apartments district oakland

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF