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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
££ - £££
405 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903-2866
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Thank you to our organizers for arranging or meal here! The food was excellent and the service was on top of everything.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The only thing better than the food is having Linda as your server. She has been serving here for over 36 years... almost as long as we've been coming here. We dined with friends under the stars on their patio last evening, but normally dine...More

Thank skipgranger
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This place has good food with an interesting menu. We had clams and linguini and the roast chicken. Food was very good. Atmosphere is very old school and funky. Bar seemed like a nicer place to eat.

Thank msilverpc
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.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
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.

Thank rebeccamZ6235EI
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...More

Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
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...More

Thank Lynnet S
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...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Andy K
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...More

Thank Susan Z
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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