The Gondola Room sits atop beautiful Lake Merritt with three walls of windows providing breathtaking three-directional views. This private room can seat up to 120 guests (or up to 175 for a reception) and includes a full private bar, hardwood floors perfect for dancing, a balcony overlooking the dock below, and direct access to the park creating the perfect setting for any special occasion. Call us today about your upcoming holiday events, wedding reception, wedding rehearsal, birthday celebration, company picnic, bar/bat mitzvah, reunion or any other group event. Our Private Dining Room boasts views of Lake Merritt park, a large flat-screen TV and a wood-burning fireplace making this room perfect for business meetings and presentations, friendly gatherings and smaller group dining event. The Private Dining Room can seat up to 36 guests, or host up to 45 guests for a reception. The Lake Chalet also offers semi-private seating both indoors, and outside.
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Reservations are only accepted for ala carte dining in our Lake Room Dining Room. Reservations are not accepted for the Pump House Bar or the Dock's outdoor seating. Seating in those areas is on a first-come, first-serve
The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is an Oakland Restaurant located on beautiful Lake Merritt and offers indoor and outdoor dining over the water. We serve a diverse menu of contemporary Californian food with a focus on seafood that's full of new takes on old favorites.
Several dining areas make up our restaurant and offer something for everyone. The Pump House is a casual indoor setting that offers our entire menu; the Pump House Bar is an 80-foot-long marble-topped bar that looks out of huge windows onto the Lake; the Lake Room juts out over the Lake and offers a more traditional dining experience; the Dock offers outdoor seating on the Lake with bar service and a limited menu; and the Gondola Room will host private events.
- Contact Events Department at (855) 955-2456