San Rafael

Le Chalet Basque

Delicious cuisine inspired by the Basque Region of France and Spain.

Known for their:
French Onion Soup
Braised Lamb Shank
Frog Legs
Food type:
French
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Serving:
Dinner
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Drinks available:
Cocktails. Wine. Beer
Hours:

Wed - Sun: 4pm - 8pm

Outdoor seating available:
Yes

The Rundown

The Chalet Basque is a family style restaurant serving dishes inspired by the Basque regions of France and Spain.

The menu makes no bones about its "secret" status, calling itself “Marin’s best-kept secret.” Perhaps this is due to its quiet location east of the Civic Center? Or its French-inflected menu? This is one of the few places in the Bay Area to savor frog’s legs served, like menu pal escargot, with garlic and butter. 

Regulars often pack the bar for French 75 and White Russian

cocktails. But on sunny days, the cute patio is something of a hot spot with patrons lingering over glasses of Provençal rosé and mains like shrimp scampi and filet of sole, served with soup of the day and salad.

Don’t Miss: Escargot, Boef Bourguignons, Sole Meuniere

In keeping with traditional Basque culture, our restaurant has an old school, comfy feel. We serve hearty Basque dishes and make a different fresh soup each day. Dishes such as escargot, frog legs and rack of lamb keep us anchored to our deep Basque and French roots. While our vegetarian plate, and similar dishes, show our influence by Northern California.

Join us for a romantic first date, a night out with the guys, a relaxing end to a stressful day at work or a wedding rehearsal and everything in between. Our restaurant is also available for Banquets and parties upon reservation.

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