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Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

1520 Lakeside Dr. Send to Phone
A prize waterfront location, historic building and vibrant atmosphere give this friendly seafood restaurant, bar and grill multifaceted appeal.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, Oakland, CA

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Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: A festive, see-and-be-seen vibe pervades this rambling horseshoe-shaped hometown hangout anchored by a renovated boathouse at the west side of Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Lovingly restored features include high wooden ceilings. (Owners Gar and Lara Truppelli have a knack for choice locations: they also own the Beach Chalet and adjoining Park Chalet at the foot of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.) An 80-foot marble bar, three private dining rooms, and ample outdoor seating on a heated dock with its own bar attract bevies of locals in-the-know --- especially for taco Tuesdays and twice-daily happy hours. Seafood and other mellow offerings compete with the view for your attention. A plump prawn cocktail with spunky house-made sauce is a hearty starter; entrées range from tender beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips to herbed pan-tossed gnocchi that will make vegetarians feel nurtured. Among desserts is blueberry bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream. Sample the beer menu hailing from the microbrewery at sister restaurant Park Chalet: Lady of the Lake is a standout.

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