Delicious lemon drops! The
Delicious lemon drops! The goat cheese salad was simple but balanced. Creme brulee divine. While we didn't order the Prix fixe menu, I will next time, as the choices make it a great deal.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Outstanding French menu. Food well prepared. Sauces were superb.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
beautiful evening for dining.
beautiful evening for dining. we sat in the garden, so pretty, service was very good and the food brought me back to france.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate on the patio with a French feel & French jazz playing softly.
Nice staff. Chef came and visited diners.
Perfect wisky sour.
Sauces were the highlights!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined outside. There is a little street exposure, but almost entirely surrounded by green. Prix Fixe menu offered good choices. The grilled salmon on braised artichoke hearts was outstanding! -- Some of the best fish I have ever had.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
hidden in a strip mall
is a lovely french restaurant with great attention to detail nad an interesting and changing menu, lovely patio for outdoor dining as well as attentive staff...
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
what a wonderful dinner we
what a wonderful dinner we had. the waiter recommender a very nice Bordeaux. was delicious and very tasty. it went perfectly with both my wife and my dinners. I had the filet special for the night and was cooked to perfection and tasted like a small piece of heaven. my wife had the kobe beef. also was wonderfully prepared. the chef out to greet us. that was a very nice touch. all and all a great evening cant wait to go back.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Occasion
We were celebrating a birthday so wanted a restaurant fit for a special occasion. The food was excellent, very tasty and authentic French food. The service was very good, we too our own special wine with us and the waiter decanted it for us. We will definitely be going back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vive la France
Chef Philippe Chevalier personally visits with his diners and is such a gracious host that one forgets that they are in a restaurant. We dined there on Bastille Day and sat in the beautiful garden with a French chanteuse and accordion transporting us as we ate succulent roast pig and sipped Pouilly Fuisse - we were transported to France without jet lag and loved every moment. The service was courteous and solicitous without being imposing. All in all, a stellar experience.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with friends
Attentive staff and chef visit twice at table. Good great and atmosphere outside perfect since it was a lively warm summer night. Be able to sit at a table and hear a conversation is a rarity in restaurants these days. You can do that here.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
France in CA
A real french chef/owner who comes out and talks to the patrons - great service too
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French food and original
Great French food and original creations. The prix fixe menu is one of the best values in the east bay area.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
French food in suburbia
Chevalier prepares and presents very good French food in a comfortable setting. However, the beef was tough and the prices are quite high.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently went to Chevalier
We recently went to Chevalier to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary and give it 5 stars! The ambiance is great - particularly on a warm summer night, the food was delicious, and the chef came out after dinner to greet everyone. A very nice touch on a special evening. Chevalier is now one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first went to Chevalier
We first went to Chevalier about a year and a half ago and liked it so much we have probably been 15-20 times since . Living in the East Bay for 20 years we believe this is the best restaurant in the area and the only restaurant that compares favorably to many of the top restaurants in SF. The food is delicious , Phillippe is a very gracious host and Sophie and the rest of the staff are very professional and outstanding .Chevalier offers an extraordinary dining experience !
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful French restaurant
I felt like I was eating in France - each dish was served beautifully; we were never rushed; and the wonderful chef/owner circulated among the tables at the end of the evening.
The crab salad was so fresh and flavorful; my steak and pomme frites cooked to perfection and the owner personally prepared a dessert item no longer on the menu that two of us requested.
A perfect end to a perfect evening.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
An oasis in the neighborhood
I wonder why I don't eat here once a week. Oh right, because it is expensive but I would trade four mediocre meals for one here. The crab appetizer, lamb, filet mignon, goat cheese salad, creme brûlée, and sparkling rose are phenomenally fantastically tasty. It is my vow to eat there at least once a month. You should too!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband ordered the flat steak. He said the sauce was excellant and the flavor of the meat was outstanding. I ordered the chicken and I thought the sauce that accompanied the chicken was fantastic. I wasn't too keen on the pâté and the fruit dessert was OK. The creme brûlée was one of the best I have eaten. There was a 50th birthday celebration outdoors so unfortunately we couldn't sit outside. With all the tables filled inside, it was a little noisy and stuffy. It was pricey but great for a special occasion. Hopefully next time we go, we can sit outside
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best !!
I consider Chavalier Restaurant the best around. My girlfriends and I go for all of our birthday celebrations. The food is amazing and the people who work there are even better! Make sure you are not in a hurry.... this is a dinner you will want to relax and enjoy.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chevalier is a special place
Chevalier is a special place for special occasions; it was our 43rd anniversary and a very good excuse to enjoy this fine restaurant. It was a lovely evening so we enjoyed our dinner outdoors on the beautiful patio area amidst the roses, listening to the gentle splashing of the fountain. The waiter was friendly and helpful and enjoyed our jokes. We each tried the evening's special salad - the crab and avocado salad - truly superb! My husband tried one of the evening's special main dishes: the filet mignon - rich, flavorful, and so tender that it practically melted in his mouth. I had the scallops, one of my favorite dishes at Chevalier. We added a side order of potato puffs and split the soft chocolate cake with vanilla sauce: perfect!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Delightful Dining Location
Superb, friendly service. Delicious food / wine (with great waiter recommendations from Nick) and a beautiful dining location, inside and out. A perfect evening was the result, dining for almost three hours, and we still felt like staying for move. A French feeling, caring and highly competent chef and kitchen. We will return frequently with friends in tow.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
French classics done well.
French classics done well. Beautiful patio setting and just-attentive enough service. Will return.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Escargot was different but good. Beef Filet was excellent and enormous and the sauce was very good too. Vegetables were good but not enough. Salad was good too. Expensive but worth the splurge. Beautiful garden dining but we prefer indoors.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but a nice treat
This ended up being an expensive dinner and I wouldn't make it a regular stop. But it has great ambiance (absolutely eat on the patio), our waitress was French, a huge plus In a French restaurant I think, and the food was good.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently we four had a splendid dinning experience at Chevalier Restaurant in Lafayette California. Due to a cool breeze the patio was closed but they set up a place for us anyway and it was wonderful. Our hats off to the owner, staff and all associated with this hidden gem.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very French, Lovely Patio Seating
Having lived in France, Chevalier offers a peak into the countryside with the beautifully prepared French courses. The outdoor patio is pretty and the heaters keep diners warm even on cool evenings. My salad with duck livers was divine, although the duck a l’orange entrée tasted similar to the duck liver salad and didn’t live up to my expectations. Our friends raved about the halibut special. Crème brulee is an excellent choice for dessert. Prices are steep. The best buy, although very limited in choice, is the three course Prix Fixee at $39.00. Most entrees start at $35.00. With so many great restaurants in the area, we’d be more inclined to visit more often if the menu was even a little less expensive. Service was very good.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful and relaxing
This was a wonderful and relaxing evening. The cuisine was absolutely delicious and truly authentic French served in a beautifully lit garden with soft romantic lights and wonderful live French music filtering throughout. We did not want to leave, but will return many times. The service was attentive, friendly and professional which we find rare today.
Again, it was quiet, peaceful , delicious , and we felt like we were in France again.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Little Too Pricey for Our Tastes
Great food and service, just not sure why it has to cost so much. We had a $100 gift certificate which barely covered the entrees for 2 people. Great for a special occasions but not for regular visits.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
We had the $39 3-course menu. Tasty, well-presented courses. Escargot (6) was fun, excellent lamb, nice desserts.
Chevalier is a top chef! We brought our own wine, but the list looked good too. We didn't have cocktails. They looked good but a bit pricy.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal.
We had an excellent meal. The stuffed squash blossom was amazing. The duck special was incredible with a wonderful sauce and perfectly cooked noodles. Steaks were perfectly done. Chanterelles special was wonderful. Only thing that was slightly off was the crème brûlée. It was a bit thin and unset. But it was tasty.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in the Bay Area
Chef Chevalier never disappoints.
Great ingredients from local farms mixed with a couple of rare French ingredients like truffle or high end chocolates.
Chef Chevalier amazing experience passion and creativity makes it the best spot for foodies in the Bay Area.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finest French Tradition
Every dish was perfect in the finest French tradition. We will definitely return! I loved the pear salad with roasted goat cheese! The duck was delightful!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
2 celebrations in one
Both had wonder dinner and appetizers. Portions were generous and service was impeccable.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, great food, great
Great place, great food, great service!! Highly recommended!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dinner!
We had a terrific dinner and the drinks were great, too. We'll be back!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French dining!
Excellent French cuisine, do try anything with duck. Their 'sweet bread' I.e. brain dishes are also awesome. IMHO, wines are overpriced...
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to Chevalier many times
Been to Chevalier many times and every time has been outstanding . Food is delicious , the service is outstanding and the ambience is great . I can't say enough about Chevalier .
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just all around excellent experience lot of great food and will do it again.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it as always!!! It is
Loved it as always!!! It is one of our favorite restaurants - fantastic food, a great wine list, and very nice and attentive staff. And of course the the visits with the Chef himself make it that much more special!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, the food and drink were over the top. They had a Kobe beef Filet special. Wow. Paired well with Cap de Neuf de Pape Gardiner.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just visited for a friends
Just visited for a friends Bday. The traditional Cassoulet was magnificent and unforgettable! The French Onion soup is superb. No one does it better. The Creme Brulee is the silkiest, most seductive i've ever had. Don't miss this place!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Chevalier never disappoints.
The best of France with a Californian touch. We always enjoy having diner at Chevalier's.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem
The restaurant is located at the corner of a little strip mall. Warm and inviting. The prix fixe menu offers a good selection of items. Nice food plating and everything comes out hot. Will revisit.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific neighborhood find!
Delightful meal and service. Hadn't been here for years, won't make that mistake again!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chevalliers has a wonderful fall menu. Our meal was off the charts good.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our birthday celebration was awesome. Great selection of wines for our pairing of the authentic French cuisine. The bouillabaisse was to due for. I can't wait to return to try the rest of the menu. Service was attentive and subtle. We levied it.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous French food!
We had not been here in quite some time. There were some nice menu additions and specials. Opted for the boulllabase special and so glad. It was wonderful...chock full of the freshest seafood, seasoned perfectly. Attention to detail made it with the traditional additions; a plate with rouille, cheese and French bread toasts. It made for the perfect balance. We finished the meal with the chef's home made macaroons. YUM! What a wonderful patio, paired with fantastic food. We can't wait to come back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for all occassions
Chevalier is a great restaurant no matter what the occasssion . Whether it is business ; a couples night out or a fun place to take friends to - it is good for all of those . So I can't fault them - great that the chef/owner goes around talking to the diners , I like that !
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing, 5 etoiles!
This superb five star french restaurant exceeded every expectation. Don't let the exterior (located in a strip mall) dissuade you as there is a gastronomic oasis hidden inside. The food is incredible in flavor & quality, and the service was impeccable. It would be worth the drive from San Francisco as Chevalier rivals the best that the city offers. Only regret is not trying it sooner.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
• escargots de bourgogne ☆☆☆☆☆
• soupe à l’oignon gratinée ☆☆☆☆
• swiss chard gratin ☆☆☆☆☆
• boeuf bourguignon ☆☆☆☆☆
• magret de canette aux myrtilles sauvage ☆☆☆☆☆
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM