Mom's Day Menu A Treat!The special menu for Mother's Day was great with many choices depending on your mood. There were many tempting appetizers; I had the duck liver mousse and my husband had the salad with warm goat cheese. Both, were excellent choices. I enjoyed the risotto and halibut and my husband had the lamb for our main courses. Then we split the cheese plate in place of dessert. Everything tasted good! We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years and can always recommend it knowing that our friends will enjoy it too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to celebrateA great place to celebrate a special occasion -- we particularly enjoy the outdoor dining for its quiet garden-like setting.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentGreat food. Very very good service. I will go back again5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again an amazing mealOnce again an amazing meal on Mother's Day. Chef Chevalier is a master. Mussel appetizer was perfectly cooked and delicious, wild duck, lamb and halibut entries were beautifully prepared. Perfect wine pairing, and an evening topped with two delicious desserts. A night to remember.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best....!My wife and I have been coming here regularly for the last 2 years. Philippe does an amazing job to create unique dishes that are perfect for the foodie! I had an amazing crab salad and a well portioned beef tenderloin in a delicious demi glaze. You must finish with the creme brulee!
The personal touch service makes you feel so welcome - highly recommend!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic FrenchThis is an outstanding classic French restaurant, often incorporating local fresh ingredients. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the East Bay.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed Chevalier veryWe enjoyed Chevalier very much. The food was terrific!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EveningChef Philippe Chevalier does a master job. Amazing wine list and rigorous French Cuisine with Local ingredient.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky to dine outdoorsWe were lucky to dine outdoors on a perfect evening. The prix fixe meals were delicious. Escargots, salad, skirt steak, chicken, creme brûlée and another light dessert made up our excellent dinners. The patio seating was beautiful.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe hosted a 50th birthdayWe hosted a 50th birthday party and the accomodations and food were outstanding as always. Chef Philippe was so warm and personable. He came to our table numerous times to make sure everything was perfect. Nick the head waiter is outstanding. He knows how to treat their customers so that they feel they are the only ones in the resturante. Would recommend to any and all.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was our first visit otthis was our first visit ot Chevalier. We went on a warm night allowing us to sit outdoors in their large patio area under a canopy of trees. The food was classic French, very well prepared and tasty. Service was a bit slow I think because they were very crowded Saturday evening and the staff and kitchen was no doubt stretched to the max. But all servers were friendly, helpful, proficient, and we didn't mind the wait as the evening was so beautiful and the noise level was low enough to allow for good conversation with our friends at the table for 4. We'll be coming back here again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! The chef, PhilippeOutstanding! The chef, Philippe Chevalier, must be the "Saucier's Apprentice!;" His sauces are extraordinary and are a remarkable component to his dishes. His attention to quality, construction, presentation and every dining detail made our experience absolutely delightful!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTry Chevalier!I've lived in the Lamorinda area for two years now, but only recently heard about Chevalier. And what a great find it ended up being! My wife and I were celebrating her birthday and simply had a wonderful dining experience. The menu was authentic, the preparation delicious and the service a delight. The wine list was diverse, but fits just about any budget. It was a chilly evening so no alfresco dining, however we noticed a good deal of outdoor seating which must be terrific during warm evenings. Chevalier is not an every day dining spot, but it the best French food I know of outside the City and a neighborhood gem without compare.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food ....Always great food. We had a truly enjoyable evening sitting outside. The food, wine, and service was spectacular.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were amazing. The staff, including the owner and chef are friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this wonderful neighborhood restaurant. My girl friend and I went here for my birthday dinner and I couldn't have been happier.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMclassic french in romantic settingChevalier, chef-owned, is a very French restaurant with a refined atmosphere and great food. There is an excellent menu of classic French dishes and always a couple of blackboard specials. When we dined, these consisted of saddle of lamb and fresh halibut, both excellent. Other dishes included escargot in shell with butter parsley and garlic and lobster bisque. There is also a very interesting cocktail menu and a wine list containing a good variety of French wines. Outdoor patio dining is available. Service is competent, gracious, friendly, knowledgeable,and accommodating. Dishes are pricy, but there is always a 3 course pix-fixe menu, an extraordinary value at $39. And Chef Chevalier was just named to the Best Chefs of America.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou don't need to go all theYou don't need to go all the way to SF for a great traditional French if you live in the East Bay. Great Onion soup.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA Paris 'gem' in Lafayette, CAWe love French food and great wines! Chevalier is as close to a fine dining experience in Paris as we have found in the San Francisco Bay Area. AND, it is a little gem tucked away in Lafayette, California. We can't wait for our next occasion that allows us to walk in their doors.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always! GoatExcellent as always! Goat cheese salad and scallops...the perfect spring dinner on the outdoor patio.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!The tuna steak was out of this world, seared and rare, with an incredible green peppercorn sauce. Very high quality fish. The pear dessert was so different and tasty. We'll be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a lovely anniversary dinnerHad a lovely anniversary dinner here. Was excited about beef special, but it turned out not to be on the menu anyway. Petit filet Mignon was moist & tender and a wonderful replacement. Chocolate cake was superb.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my $39 fixed pricedI enjoyed my $39 fixed priced dinner except that the burgundy sauce on my skirt steak was thin and unseasoned. The salad that came with the dinner was very good.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNew additions to the menuNew additions to the menu are fabulous! The monkfish stew was so light, yet so flavorful. Full of such fresh seafood. Rabbit terrine and tuna filet are just a few of the new items. Can't wait to come back to try them all!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab and Mango salad to dieCrab and Mango salad to die for with a great glass of champagne is a great way to start a meal here. The chef always prepares red meats perfectly with various sauces. Our guest at dinner raved over the sweet breads.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMChevalier never disappoints.Chevalier never disappoints. The food is marvelous, service professional without pretension. Added bonus is the clientele - always friendly interesting people, and rarely an empty table.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is tops, as are the wonderfulFood is tops, as are the wonderful French wines. Love the ambiance, authentic French food. Finished our meal with both the Grand Marnier and Chocolate Souffles...we had forgotten about these fabulous desserts until a beautiful one passed by our table. Order it when you order your appetizer. You won't regret it!1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful French food withWonderful French food with a CA flair. Ask the waiter to make a wine selection for your meal...I had never heard of my white wine and it was marvelous! Couldn't believe they wanted to seat us on the patio - heater or no heater, it was too cold! Nice ambiance inside.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, fresh crab saladExcellent, fresh crab salad is back!. Yum! Could eat that every night. The rack of lamb with a light, herby sauce melted in my mouth. It was cooked to perfection! Everyone was so happy with their dinner, that gift cards were selling like crazy. What a wonderful place!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant! The crabAwesome restaurant! The crab salad is back and is over the top fresh with mango. Could eat this every night! Follow it with the delicate, perfectly cooked sole and you've died and one to heaven. No need to venture through the tunnel and across e bridge with Chevalier right around the corner!12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM