We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Le Chalet Basque Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
+1 415-479-1070
Website
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 66: English reviews
san francisco
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of unusual items on this menu (escargot, duck, pate, artichokes w/ hollandaise, rabbit). Well executed, except for veggie accompaniment looked to be a frozen mix. Sadly, they were out of frog legs on our visit. Well priced wines by the bottle.

Helpful?
Thank SanFranciscoKate
Woodacre, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very nice atmosphere at Le Chalet Basque for the four of us last evening. Our wait staff were very attentive; at one point we had come 4 waiters all at once.

Helpful?
Thank rebeccamZ6235EI
Novato
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We enjoyed dinner here tonight. The entire staff was great and the food was delicious. The evening started nicely with easy to access parking and a friendly host. Our server was Linda, who was informative, witty, helpful, and just a gem to have at our table. I had the rack of lamb with French onion soup (extra charge), husband had... More 

Helpful?
Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The patè, escargot, the family style dinner that comes with soup, salad and dessert. I always end up eating so much going home so stuffed. You wouldn't think to hear that about a French restaurant but this place serves you with a lot of tasty food that you wouldn't be able to resist. I'll take a picture next time we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynnet S
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We used to go here a lot in the 60's and 70's when I was a kid growing up in Marin, but I hadn't been here in probably 20 years. I am glad to find that it is still the same fine eating establishment it was all those years ago, providing generous portions of really good tasting food. Watercress soup... More 

Helpful?
Thank Warren H
Beverly Hills
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

One may not expect a basque restaurant in San Rafael, but there is . Le Chalet is a little off the beaten path and looking and entering it , the feeling is good. In fact it feels like a provincial french restaurant . The food is not bad , apparently the duck a la orange was really enjoyed by one... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andy K
Novato, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This little gem of a restaurant is hidden but easy to find off the freeway. My husband and I wanted to try this Basque restaurant for some time but never ventured over there. The food was fresh, different and delicious. The prices were good for all the extras that came with your entree. I had the special poached salmon with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan Z
San Rafael, CA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to eat if you want to enjoy being outside in dappled shade. Menu unchanged for years probably due to number of regulars that come for the Basque specialties. Good food, reliable and friendly comfortable spot.

Helpful?
Thank Susy94901
San Anselmo, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant has changed. Last nights meal was disappointing and expensive! The beef bourguignon was tough, shrimp Louie was small and just included, a small amount of shrimp, beets and eggs, and the chicken Cordon Bleu was 26.00 and was nothing like it used to be years ago. The service was good, our waiter was friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Doreen246
Mill Valley, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have gone to the Chalet Basque regularly for the past 25 years, a couple of times a year for celebrations. Every time it has been excellent: the food, the service (one waitress has been working there for over 25 years; she is absolutely perfect and lots of fun) and the prices which have not gone crazy like in some... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pierrette J

Travellers who viewed Le Chalet Basque Restaurant also viewed

San Rafael, Marin County
San Rafael, Marin County
 
San Rafael, Marin County
 
San Rafael, Marin County
San Rafael, Marin County
 

Been to Le Chalet Basque Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Le Chalet Basque Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Mill Valley, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Le Chalet Basque Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?