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The Beach & Park Chalet Restaurants

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

1000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA US 94121 (map)

PHONE

415-386-8439

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Executive Dining Room or EDR is Located next to the Pump House on the South side of the main building, the PDR is an intimate private dining room that accommodates up to 30 people... Read more
The Executive Dining Room or EDR is Located next to the Pump House on the South side of the main building, the PDR is an intimate private dining room that accommodates up to 30 people for a seated event. Our PDR boasts views of Lake Merritt park, large flat-screen TV, and a private wood-burning fireplace making this room perfect for business meetings and presentations, friendly gatherings and smaller group dining events.

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 100 people (or up to 150 for a standing 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.

History

The building that today houses the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is located on the shore of Lake Merritt which was originally a tidal estuary formed by several creeks. The Lake gets its name from former Oakland Mayor Samuel Merritt who oversaw the damming and clean-up of the estuary in 1868. Funding the project with his own money, Merritt laid the groundwork for the urban sanctuary know today as Lake Merritt.

The Lake was further transformed into a recreational park around the turn of the 20th century when roads and paths were built. In 1925, the Lake got its famed Necklace of Lights.

The core structure that has become the Lake Chalet was constructed in 1909 as a high-pressure salt water pumping station for the Oakland Fire Department. John Galen Howard designed the original concrete building.

In 1913, Walter D. Reed designed two additional wings which were built to serve as a municipal boathouse and the Lake Merritt Boathouse was born. The expanded structure included locker rooms, a tea room and several restaurants and became the spot from which boating excursions and regattas were launched.

The original pumping station remained in operation until 1955 when building was converted to offices by Oakland Superintendent of Parks William Penn Mott Jr. who moved his staff there from downtown.

The Lake Merritt Rowing Club has used the lower south wing of the building for their activities since 1961.

A public/private partnership between the City of Oakland and the Chalet Proprietors made the renovation and rejuvenation of this building possible. A process that took place over 5 years.

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, opened in August of 2009, was created by veteran restaurateurs Gar and Lara Truppelli (Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant and Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in San Francisco). The opening of Lake Chalet coincided with the 100th anniversary of the original structure and represents a significant milestone in the history of the building and the neighborhood, a fact warmly noted by Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums at the ribbon cutting for the restaurant.

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is proud to be part of a rich Oakland history and will continue to be the city’s destination for good times and even better food. Read less
Wedding Venue

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1930
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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KikiLing
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience at Park Chalet. Even though the Event Manager changed from one person to another in the middle of our planning and after our contract was signed, our event was executed flawlessly. We were worried about the bathroom condition b/c it is open to the public but the staff did an excellent job and kept it in great shape! We would recommend the Park Chalet to any couple considering it for a reception venue.
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Jennifer Bandaru
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Beautiful setting. Exceptional food and value.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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