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Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beachchalet.com
  • Phone: (415) 386-8439
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar: Daily: 9:00am +; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Fissel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant can accommodate parties of 20-85 people on a seasonal basis and up to 200 people for an exclusive appetizer reception or 188 people for an exclusive seated meal. · All exclusive events which require us to close The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant require
  • Private Party Contact: Maia Wanlass (510) 653-8282
  • Entertainment: Jazz: Tuesdays, Blues: Fridays Check out our website and click the "Events and Music" tab for a full listing.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact our special events department at 415-753-5260 or email events@chaletmgmt.com to book a special event at the Beach Chalet. We're well suited for casual gatherings as well as formal dinners. Contact us and we will customize an event to fit your needs. More information here: http://www.beachchalet.com/privatedining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln & Fulton Sts.
  • Public Transit: The 5 Fulton stops at La Playa/Ocean Beach, just a few feet down the road, at the end of its line. The N Judah comes close at the end of its line and one can either walk or catch the 18 Bus that stops right in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Beach Chalet offers free parking.
A word from Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park where the park meets the Pacific Ocean. They feature a spectacular ocean view, hand crafted beer, full bar and convenient free parking. They serve a modern American menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Try their 3-6-9 Happy Hour Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to close they serve a menu of drinks and appetizers that are $3, $6 or $9 for you to enjoy. Other specials include: Prime Rib on Monday nights and Brunch a la Carte Saturdays and Sundays 8am to 2pm. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good place to have a bite. Nice sunset view from the window you can see ocean beach across the street. Food always takes too long to be served and bread is never fresh."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went for brunch had a reservation but still had to wIt about 15 minutes to be seated otherwise the customer service was outstanding. The food was good I had the wild muschroom omelette it was good. I'd go back again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful spot in historic Beach Chalet, with great murals and historic display on the first floor, and dining room upstairs. The food is just okay, the service is just okay with rushed and rude hostess with no sense of customer service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The view and the food service were only surpassed by the food itself."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dinner at the Beach Chalet at sunset is a normally a treat - the view is simply spectacular. The food is never the issue either - it is generally good to very good. We had a side of Brussel Sprouts along with, in my case, the beef ribs, and, in his case, the pork tenderloin - all of which were fine.. Service is rather average, never standing out - nor did it at this meal. One sour note was a mixup in our order revolving around an appetizer we had ordered and having to change it due to them running out and then having the new choice show up after our main courses did - we declined it."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I have loved the Beach Chalet. The site is impeccable and the food is good. On this visit we happily scored a window seat overlooking the beach. The 5:30 sun was so strong that it was actually painful to look out the window. We tried to lower the shade and then asked the waiter to lower it but were told that all the shades were on one track and only the manager could decide when to lower it. We should have moved because throughout our meal we kept shifting our chairs, heads and even the table to try to avoid the harshest glare. We watched several other families seated at window tables choose to get up and find tables out of the glare. Finally, after an hour the shade was lowered. This meal could have been much more pleasant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 for my father's birthday on 7/23/14. Overall, the experience was unenjoyable--from the food, to the slow service, to the AC being down, to the loudness... It took nearly 40 minutes for appetizers to come out. It was uncomfortably warm at our table. The food was blah. We ordered: calamari, 1 crab cake (what a ripoff), the mussels (tiny), and six different entrees. I even had requested that a birthday candle or writing on the dessert plate happen when I talked to the hostess to confirm my reservation, and this did not happen."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went on a Monday night, had the prime rib special and their pan chicken, both were very big portions and delicious. Also dabbled with their house brewed beers by ordering their Sampler platter. Great service, noted by always having a full glass of water, without having to ask, love that."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Chalet Beach House and Brewery, even then name seems conflicted. They need to decide if they are a brewery and serve good pub food and great beer, or are they a fine dinning resturant offering a inspired meals and well rounded wine list; along with a few beers. While I enjoyed my time at CBH&B the food was only "good" and the service was merely acceptable. I will likely go back, but I won't make an effort to suggest this resturant as a place tourists must go. The view is great, but you can get it for free just by walkling across the street."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good Food, good service, good view, good beer, good company, good parking (stress free) can't ask for more. Add it up - it's great! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love dining at the Beach Chalet. We held our wedding rehearsal dinner here, and we love bringing out-of-town guests. We're definitely foodies, and the fare has been consistently good over the past few years - hot to the table, fresh ingredients, well-prepared, and delicious. The wait staff is always friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and accommodating - the location is right across from Ocean Beach with spectacular views of the Pacific, so the staff has to manage a lot of walk-ins and tourists and a filled dining space all day long. They do a great job. Whether it's just the two of us or a crowd, the staff always seats us at the perfect table - quieter and romantic or livelier and open."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We often take out-of-town guests here. Wonderful food, friendly service, craft beers. All at reasonable restaurant prices, gorgeous view, lots of parking, a museum on the ground floor. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The view at sunset is incredible! The food was delicious and so the drinks. The beer sampler was a treat. The service was good and our reservation was available at the time we reserved. Dinner prices ranged from $14 to ~$30."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was more than a little disappointed. I brought friends from Marin County raved about the place and the service was just barely passable. The food was ok but not to order. We asked for the salad dressing on the side....salad arrived tossed. I think management should realize locals are part of the clientele and train staff accordingly."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " We all loved our meals. We had the crab cake for a starter and it was the best crab cake any of us could remember eating. My prawns with risotto was mouth watering. The four of us at our table each had a different dish and we were all equally thrilled with our meal. Our waiter was friendly and fun while at the same time being highly professional. He made us feel that he was genuinely pleased that he could serve us. This, in spite of the fact that the restaurant was at full capacity and our waiter, Joel, was incredibly busy. This was a top notch dinning experience. We were extremely pleased with the food and the friendly service from all the staff and especially our waiter, Joel."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had dinner at the Beach Chalet while on vacation, celebrating our last night in California. It was the perfect spot for our group with a great ocean view and great food. The staff was great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The prime rib was outstanding. Really, really good!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Salads, salmon and prime rib were great; portions were a nice size--plenty of food Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Relaxed environment overlooking the Pacific; what could be better? Very cool historic building. Great non-alcoholic lemonade drinks that they pour table-side and mix with various homemade berry concentrates. Having the word "brewery" in the name of the restaurant sort of does it a disservice."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Took a friend for birthday brunch. We both enjoyed the ambiance, the view and the food. Waitperson was personable and attentive. We were able to hang out there after completing the meal for an additional 20+ minutes with no interruptions from the wait staff. Would do it again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great place for ocean front dining. Great beer, good food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised by the presentation, freshness and quality of our calamari appetizer and short rib and chicken entrees. Unique cocktails as well. Dined late on July 4th and staff had been slammed by lots of tourists and locales during the day. Despite the very busy day, hostess, server and runners were all professional and responsive to our questions and requests. Views of Pacific Ocean and fireworks on the beach topped off the experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went mostly for the beer but also had lunch. Both beer and food lacked flavor. Food choices are fairly imaginative options that appear to just be poorly executed. All beers were a toned down version if what I would expect, all light on flavor and complexity. Service was also poor; asked 4 times for a complement to an appetizer which we didn't receive until after we are our main dishes, and no water refills were provided."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "When they 1st opened the food was wonderful, but I feel like they've really gone downhill. We were a party of 5 & only 2 were satisfied. One was served a cold flank steak; another said his hamburger was good. but the bun was stale. My beef shortribs were tough, dry & stringy & the accompanying polenta was a dried out clump. When we complained, they did give us a discount, but we'll probably not go for dinner again. Maybe for drinks & an appetizer to enjoy the view. The food was unsatisfactory on a previous visit, but we thought we'd give it another try in case it was a fluke."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Beach Chalet hits a consistently relaxed note, with its nice selection of brews, solid menu, and a friendly, roomy bar area. The service is generally cheerful and capable, and the sunsets, while occasionally blinding for a little while depending on the state of the window blinds, are always enjoyable. My wife and I drive across town from Bernal Heights several times a year when we feel like a laid- back evening out."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A friend and I meet here midway between our homes. It's a convenient location, in SF, but easy to park. Last time (2013) was not the best. Food was not good and service lackluster. This time, it was much improved in both categories. Even on a foggy day, the view is spectacular."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always good food and exceptional view! I had the skirt steak and salad. Hum!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "i was overcharged for drinks and didn't catch it until the next day. it was our 40th wedding anniversary and not even a complimentary cupcake with a candle in it!!!!! not a classy move. especially since we were there at 5:00, long before they got busy."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Crab benedict was disappointing. My son loved his fish & chips. I advise not ordering anything too fancy -- keep to the basics and you'll be fine"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The view is wonderful and the atmosphere pleasant. Of our 7 people, the best comment was that the food was "OK." Nothing was great and some dishes were poor. How do you make bad french toast? By soaking it in the egg mix for so short a time that only the bread was completely dry inside with only a thin french toast coating. Salads were fresh and OK. Benedict was average. Service was OK."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "An ocean-view alternate to the Cliff House. Better food and more modern interior but a little noisy. Prices okay for the setting and food quality."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The experience with the restaurant was very exciting. The view and food was certainly great and the choices were perfect. One thing that I would recommend would be that the servers improve on their system of maintaining consistent service woth their tables."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time and an excellent dinner, especially since we were at the Beach Chalet to celebrate a birthday. We also ordered cocktails and a beer flight, which was a fun way to start. My only "complaint" is that we were especially looking forward to having an ocean view. We had requested a table by the window so we could look out, which we got, but the shades kept going up and down and were mostly down, so we lost the view, which was very disappointing. The server explained to us that the shades are on an automatic timer and go up and down periodically to prevent the restaurant from getting too hot inside and having a "greenhouse" effect, since there's no air conditioning. So we ended up going to the Cliff House for dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day at the Beach on Friday - so the place was hopping. It almost seemed like they were missing a wait staff as our waiter while excellent seemed very busy. There was a wedding reception going on - and it's possible they didn't staff that correctly. But all in all - another wonderful experience at the Beach Chalet."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Having previously enjoyed a happy hour there, I made a point of confirming by phone that their happy hours were 3-6pm, and made a dinner reservation for 5 pm. When we arrived we were not given any indication that happy hour was happening and instead were given the full price dinner menu. While the Pear salad was quite good, the hamburger was quite overcooked when received (asked for medium) and fries were far from hot. Probably not worth a repeat"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I brought sophisticated New Yorkers here- we had a window seat and watched the sun go down as we enjoyed a good dinner. The wait staff were attentive but not intrusive. The varied menu had something for everyone--we all had different choices which were uniformly good. The parking was easy and we all thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. We were not rushed out and stayed for a full 3 hours. I would not he's totals to recommend this restaurant. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The server forgot our yorkshire puddings until we asked about it and they came out burnt and never offered to give us new ones. When we asked for our check, the server gave us the wrong bill."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Salmon was good as was the shrimp. A special occasion place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What a great place, it was out first time there; next time we'll go for the downstairs Brunch Buffet."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "There are very few restaurants with as nice of a view in San Francisco. The Pacific Ocean is literally right outside the window. Being that San Francisco isn't a warm weather destination, you kind of forget about ocean views and the water, but Beach Chalet brings it all to the front and center. It is really nice to just sit and watch the ocean, and if you're lucky enough to catch the sunset, major bonus! Now, the most important part of any restaurant is the food. And Beach Chalet delivers there as well. They are one of the truly "nice" restaurants in the city that invitingly accommodate families and their children. A fog covered gem."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Interestingly enough 3 of the guests who are S.F. natives had never been there before so it was fun to be able to find a restaurant that was a new experience for them (them all being in the 70's). We had a great time and since everyone had fish and chips the food review was very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014