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Le Chalet Basque Restaurant

405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
+1 415-479-1070
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“frog legs” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
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405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Good food. Not over priced. Very friendly and accommodating. My friend was encouraged to bring her Russian wolfhound on to the patio.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank FrequentFlier78868
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I thought my salmon was excellent, but otherwise I would pass on going here. The service was very slow which left our group sitting for a long time. One of the people I was sitting with ordered a medium steak, and it came rare. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Mostly frequented by the elderly. Never had food this MEH in the Basque country! Pleasant enough space, if you aren't too fussy about food.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank tarbabySausalito
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We ordinarily avoid restaurants on Mother's Day due to the crowds, sometimes poor and slow service. But we were traveling so chose this one from a AAA tour guide book and loved it. Relaxed, delicious food, pretty setting. Thanks, Chalet Basque!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mary052010
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Not sure I would go here again even the fact that this restaurant was recommended to us... The food sounded ok on the menu card but when served at the table it was quite sad. It was not presented well - seemed like everything was...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Alstapelfeld
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Le Chalet Basque offer a good selection of slightly different items on the menu, mostly meat dishes. Hearty food servers by charming staff. The rooms are homey.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You do have to seek this place out on North San Pedro road. But years of experiences here have always been fantastic. Traditional spot for great family meal. You really can’t go wrong. I even had a soccer banquet here one time.

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Tighe O
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Maybe it would have been better if we ate outside, but it was too cold - the restaurant is cramped with old musty smelling carpet - tables too close together - many older people and I can see why - the portions are large and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I've often longed for some of the more unusual items I ate growing up in the Midwest: frog legs, sweetbreads, escargot. They're here, done perfectly. And who can beat a perfectly acceptable 1/2 bottle oh house red for $8.50? This was my selected spot for...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank SanFranciscoKate
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Always enjoyable for so many years. I first visited this classic restaurant when I lived in the neighborhood nearly 40 years ago. Food and service have always been outstanding and it was still a special treat when I visited recently for lunch. Worth a trip...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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6 January 2015|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the late reply. Traveling. I didn't see go on the menu. Their recipes are old Basque and adhere to specific seasonings and coating. You can request but I couldn't say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is located in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-479-1070
Welcome to the Chalet Basque restaurant, a family style restaurant serving dishes inspired by the Basque regions of France and Spain. Located in San Rafael, California, the owner and proud staff would like to invite you to come join us for our delicious cuisine, full bar, and outdoor patio. Our restaurant is also available for Banquets and parties upon reservation.
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