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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland
  • Brett J.
    "Beautiful view but the smells of Lake Merritt sometimes creep up."(3 Tips)
    Kenchasa B.
    "Taco Tuesdays.....Starting at 4pm"(7 Tips)
    jason m.
    "Enjoy a beer at the bar and take in the excellent view of the lake!"(16 Tips)
    Tim L.
    "Beer outside on the docks for happy hour is great."(11 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • scenic views
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • cocktails
  • outdoor seating
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  • Leah W.
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ 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 L.
    Shinal LApril 24
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Metromix
    MetromixFebruary 2, 2011
    There is a fantastic view of Lake Merritt from the outdoor patio. Go on Tuesdays for taco night. Don't forget happy hour: $3 beers and half-price margaritas. Read more
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Troy F.
    Troy FlintAugust 3, 2015
    Great happy hour specials, top notch views, and interesting cocktail list.
  • 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 Harrison1 week ago
    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.
  • Paula P.
    Paula PowersDecember 8, 2012
    The clam chowder is thick and creamy-lotsa clams- interesting raw foods menu!
  • 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 W.
    The Lake Chalet will be offering special vegan dishes throughout Oakland Veg Week, April 15-21, 2012.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place for drink, love the ginger cosmo, but the food is bland
  • Talisa L.
    Talisa LavarryAugust 16, 2014
    Great drinks and atmosphere. One of my go tos.
  • 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.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cracked Whole Roasted Dungeness Crab - #crab #dungenesscrab
  • 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
  • Isaac P.
    View, service, chicken wings and calamari was great
  • 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.
    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.
  • Linda L.
    Linda LuDecember 31, 2013
    Hit happy hour 4-6pm or Monday prime rib night!
  • Taisha A.
    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.
  • 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
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Little Gem salad -
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeOctober 14, 2014
    Have a drink here, at the longest bar west of the Mississippi!
  • sara g.
    sara griffithApril 9, 2014
    Taco Tuesday is a flippin' joke! Nope!
  • Ron S.
    Ron SmithMarch 24, 2012
    This Basil Martini us on hit!
  • 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 Prime Flat Iron Steak -
  • Les W.
    Les WMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Tuck Beckstoffer Red Blend -
  • Christina B.
    Christina BlackNovember 10, 2014
    There Crab cakes are the best!!!
  • 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
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