Very nice atmosphere
It is a great place for lunch. The views are spectacular. From the ride getting there, and just overlooking the ocean while you are eating is a great experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a lunch meeting
The Beach Chalet is not far from my work, and makes a good setting for a lunch meeting. The food is fine but nothing special. I had the pulled pork which was tender but a little bland. Colleagues had chicken salads that were again fine.
The view is great, and service was very good.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A San Francisco classic!
Ever since my parents used to treat their grandchildren to lunches here topped with a cloud of fried onions it has been a family treat. Recently brought an out-of-town friend here before heading over to the Palace of the Legion of Honor for the Impressionists on the Water exhibit, and it was a great combination. I reserved us a table at the window where we could watch families frolic at the beach and see the sun ALMOST come through the fog. I love the frescoes and mosaics downstairs and appreciated the elevator for my friend. Someday I will try the inviting patio at the back, but the view of the ocean is too appealing, for now. My Salad Nicoise was a new twist on an old classic, the French Roast coffee amazing!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meal, but service slow
We enjoyed all that we ordered, especially the warm goat cheese appetizer (not enough crostini, though). Great, fun lemonades. the fish in the Fish and Chips was crisp and light, just enough batter. There were several empty tables throughout the time we were there, but the service was slow: 15 minutes to get our drinks, and a few more to get the appetizer.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservation was spot-on: they were ready for us on time with exactly the kind of table I'd requested.
Fish and chips - very light flaky breading crust - really great. And it was more like 2 fish!
Steak and fries - great steak.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oceanview + Good Food = great lunch
Went here with an old friend to catch up and it was a perfect location. We got the window seat as requested on Open Table which was lovely. The salad selection was great - hard to make a decision. Good service and atmosphere, make it a great choice for lunch.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Beach Chalet is a classic beach restaurant that I love to come to for an easy snack or a great meal. The bar is fully staffed with all the right stuff and the view from the top floor out the windows looking at the ocean and the beach is superb. I love the Beach Chalet!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our lunch and did
We enjoyed our lunch and did not feel rushed. Food was good; service friendly. Wonderful view of the ocean.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrate a birthday
I picked this restaurant because of it's location and good reviews. The 5 of us who were celebrating my mother's 86th birthday have diverse tastes. Making a reservation was easy, a confirmation call to me the day before was thoughtful and my request for a booth was honored. The menu was a nice variety that fit all of our tastes, incl salad, soup, pasta, fish and meat dishes. Each meal was delicious. Service was excellent. I would recommend this as a delightful lunchtime location with the Ocean visible from every table.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
View of the Pacific Ocean
Party of four. We take visitors for good food and the view. Salmon was good as were the other dishes ordered. Apple crisp desert is good. Our bill including one glass of wine each, taxes and generous tip was $40 a person.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why did it take me so long?
The restaurant was a delightful place to celebrate my birthday. Food was good and service was great and view was spectacular. Next time I go, I will plan to spend time exploring the rest of a wonderful historical building. Especially the murals on the ground floor.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine!
This is one of my favorite places to take relatives or friends for dinner when they visit San Francisco. The food, wine and homemade beers are great! Thanks for another great dinning experience!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Real San Francisco Treat!!
I take my niece, who lives in Santa Rosa, here for lunch every few months. It's the only restaurant she wants to go to because (1) it's close to the freeway, (2) she loves the view and (3) we never feel rushed by any of the waiters. I'm a native and I remember this restaurant when it was a dark, windy, hull of a building. I never cease to be amazed at how this place has been transformed. Not only do you get good service, tasty food, a hypnotic view, but a history lesson awaits you with the rambling mural downstairs. Oh, and I love the little band that plays on some evenings (when I go with my husband!) Beach Chalet is the real San Francisco Treat!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Views of the Pacific Ocean
We booked a reservation and were promptly seated when we arrive. The staff was very good. The food was good but a bit pricy
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
By the sea
I have eaten at the Beach Chalet many times and greatly enjoy the atmosphere. Service is always great. As busy as it gets, I am never rushed. Nice luncheon experience.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is my 4th or 5th visit
This is my 4th or 5th visit to Beach Chalet, and it never disappoints. It seems that some of the entrees are a bit smaller than they used to be...but it is still a pretty good value.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beach chalet great place for lunch
Went there with a group of eight. Service was great. They didn't rush us. Food was very good
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old guy birthday bash
Restaurant was noisy, but fun. There was a live band (we didn't expect this) we enjoyed. The service was very good; waiter helpful and knowledgable. There was something on the menu for all of us; fish, steak, salad, chicken, etc. which was one reason we came here for the birthday celebration. There were couples as well as families, some including small children. All seemed to enjoy the ambience. The views were wonderful. We asked to be seated at a window seat when making the reservations, and the restaurant complied with our request. We got there just before sunset, and watching the sun go down on the beach, just made this experience even more special for my husband. I would recommend this restaurant to others, and will return again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family with our three kids were visiting San Fran on vacation. After a day of visiting the bridge, Presidio, and Golden Gate park, this was the perfect place to relax, have a drink, nice dinner, and enjoy the view. The restaurant is on the second floor and since the front wall is all windows, there is a great view of the Pacific ocean. We were watching surfers before dinner and you can see the large cargo ships coming into the port. Highly recommend.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing like the BC anywhere
A rare place where ambience, food, ocean views, history of place combine into an unforgettable experience every time
But don't tell anyone :-)
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good experience
We've been to the Beach Chalet several times and have not been disappointed. The waiter was friendly and efficient. The view is always great. We enjoy coming here after visiting the museums and Golden Gate Park.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent, attentive service. Save room for desert and have the sand castle! Not only is it delicious, you won't be able to resist posting it on Facebook!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but still a good experience
We were 8 family members there for a birthday brunch. We had a wonderful table with an ocean view, which was perfect. Definitely request a view table, there are many. It would have been perfect for two or four people, but conversation was very difficult for our table of 8. I would definitely go back but with a smaller group. It's worth it just to see the murals and experience the location.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
Views are beautiful, food is good, service very slow, thank goodness we had no where else to be.
Even with slow service, we will still go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ocean View, food and service--
Memorable and stellar lunch setting on 8/28. Had a perfect all American burger, sweet potatoe fries and Mac n cheese. Oye Veh...
followed by a walk on the beach. Exhibit and history of GG Park on main level was also very informative.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great view!
It's hard to beat the view that the Beach Chalet has. You can look out the large windows to the beach, where people are hanging out by bonfires and flying kites. The food was delicious--the portions were on the smaller side but it was filling and you don't have to worry about taking leftovers home. Perhaps it was because it was Labor Day weekend, but the service was actually quite slow. That is the only negative feedback I have though, otherwise I'd love to go back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I do an annual
My friend and I do an annual lunch at the Beach Chalet to celebrate her birthday. Often, we haven't talked in months, and we want to just sit and talk without being interrupted. Our waiter seemed to sense this, and let us talk as long as we wanted. We didn't feel rushed at all, and he was careful to leave and pick up the check again without disturbing our conversation. I was grateful, too, that I was able to reserve a table next to the window, as I have done in other years. It was a gorgeous, sunny (!) day, and we watched the ocean and i enjoyed the freighters passing by.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special BD lunch
With many second floor window tables diners can enjoy a tasty lunch while viewing the beach, waves a shipping activity out on the ocean
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Great Views
This is my go to restaurant ... and it never lets me down. The food is always good. The views beautiful. The staff
friendly and efficient.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks, didn't have to wait too long for our table, food was great. KD
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great view
Why all of San Francisco doesn't eat here every morning is beyond me. Upstairs all glass view of waves crashing just a few hundred feet away, with chef's inspirations on the menu at reasonable prices.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant with great view
I reserved a table and requested sitting near the window for the breathtaking view, but never thought they actually would have space to accommodate this wish, but they totally did. My sister has a special diet and our waitress was just great in trying to accommodate all wishes.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Pacific Ocean View
Dear Beach Chalet, Even your ugly scaffolding couldn't ruin the lovely view of the Pacific. We had fun to watching the unicyclists, surfers, kite flyers and yoga enthusiats on the beach on a windy Sunday afternoon. It would have been more professional if your staff had confessed my window seat would be somewhat obstructed by scaffolding, since I made their job easier by reserving online and not calling to talk with an actual live person. But your food and ambience still managed to shine through. Next time, be more honest. Call or email the person who makes a reservation: explain to them their coveted window seat will be somewhat obstructed by ugly scaffolding. You owe it to your regular, loyal customers.Don't worry, we'll still return.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleased that my request to be next to a window was accommodated for my out of town guests. I'm sure that is a frequent request. Should have requested a better sunset too !! Thank you Beach Chalet
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch by the ocean
Beautiful view of the ocean. That's the main attraction for us. Also the food is quite good. I had the fish and chips. The batter was light and easily removed, leaving succulent, morsels of perfectly cooked fish.
I recommend making a reservation if you want a window seat and don't want to wait.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brews with a view
Excellent spot for some nice mircrobrews with a view. Food was average, service was excellent, and the beer was great. Sunset view over the Pacific was impossible to beat!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at Beach Chalet
We were a group of six, so they took our reservation. We ordered a variety of dishes, and everyone liked theirs. The eggs benedict were very good, and the omelets and burgers. Parking is a bit of a challenge.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best ocean view
I have dined here many times, always very happy with everything. This was my first time on a tight schedule and made reservations. They were perfect even though we ran a little late. Great place to watch the sunset.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sunshades were down when we first arrived. Then automatically they went up and you had the feeling
You were going to see a great show. The sunset was spectacular.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love the Beach Chalet
My friends and I love eating at the Beach Chalet. It is worth a visit to the west end of the City regardless of where you live. It is right on the Pacific Ocean, and the views are beautiful all day, and gorgeous at sunset. We enjoy the food quite a bit, and although the pork this night was a little overcooked, that was unusual, and the manager made an appropriate adjustment so we were quite happy with the evening. The staff was great, as always. We highly recommend the Beach Chalet.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Atmospehere
The steak is better than any steak house in the city, fish and chips are excellent, and drinks are fantastic!
This is my go to restaurant from now on. Bravo!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, beer and view!
BCB&R is my go-to place whenever guests arrive at SFO around lunchtime. They're hungry, so I know they will get a delicious and well-prepared meal, they can enjoy a flight of the house-crafted beers,and the view is a lovely welcome to the city. Add to that the historic WPA murals and mini -museum in the lobby, the close proximity to the beach and Queen Whilhelmina Garden for a nice after-lunch walk...BCB&R has it all! This day we three shared an order of the delicious arancini, and for mains hare the BC burger, the fish & chips and the salmon...all done to perfection. The two guests also enjoyed sharing the flight of beer - a new experience for these veteran beer drinkers from Sweden! Our waiter was friendly and very professional.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a view!
Great view from the second floor of the restaurant where we went at sunset overlooking the Pacific. For those of us from the East Coast this is really a treat! Food was good enough, service was poor. It's more about the view and the local.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Back to the Past
Have not eaten here in years. This is a special place for sitting and watch the ocean especially on a day with bright sun. The service was very good and the food was not exceptional but good and paired with the great view it becomes a really nice lunch experience
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal & View at Beach Chalet
We always love eating at the Beach Chalet. Great view and service, and we enjoy the food.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pcutre on the website doesn't do this place justice. The inside is much better than the outside. The entrance hall before going upstairs is very inpressive with fantastic frescos of San Fran and california in an art deco style. Upstairs is mre modern but the best part is the view over the pacific and the wonderful large breakfast !! We had a a great time, it was early in the morning, the service was great. In the evening the bar looked well stocked and there was plenty of seating so could imagine that its very good to go there for drinks and look out over the sea.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would highly recommend it to friends --- especially those who are out of town or state!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peaceful and serene
My whole experience at the Beach Chalet was a wonderful experience that I envisioned perfectly. First off, making the reservations on Open Table was simple and very efficient. I made the reservations about 4 hours before my requested time. Everything went smoothly and my boyfriend and I got seated in good timing. The view of where we were sitting was breathtaking as we watched the sun go down. The music and ambience was peaceful and comforting. The food was magnificent. I would highly recommend this place after the beach so you can unwind and reflect and enjoy the moment with loved ones and be at your own comfort level and peace. Thank you.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, excellent service
We decided to try their Prime Rib Monday...the food was delicious as usual. Prime rib was better than Broadway Prime, Yorkshire Pudding was better than BP and HOPR. The spinach was really good, especially since I don't like cream in my spinach - the spinach here is not full of cream. Meat was very tender and flavorful. Some of us got the Short Board (smaller appetite) and some got the Classic Cut, but both sizes were pretty big! For dessert, we had the Rustic Apple Crisp...yum so good. Excellent servers, very efficient and pleasant.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried and true
We live two counties away and the Beach Chalet has had a special spot for us with significant celebrations including goodbye We will be leaving CA and it was particularly important that we have one final meal there and Thanksgiving was it.
We will miss you all and whenever back, we will be back to you.
Thanks for all the fine food and great memories.'
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM