Lake Chalet is a restaurant in the recently renovated Lake Merritt Boathouse. The structure was originally built in 1909 as a salt water pumping station for the Oakland Fire Department. Two wings were added in 1913 to provide a municipal boathouse. A five year reconstruction by a public-private partnership culminated in the opening of the restaurant for the building's 100th anniversary in 2009.
1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612
Food: Generally seafood, bar food, and grill. Also features Taco Tuesdays and Prime Rib on Mondays.
Alcohol: House-made beer
Features: Views of the lake; Live music on some Saturday afternoons
Won 2014 "Readers Choice" Best HAPPY HOUR CROWD, BEST OUTDOOR DINING, AND BEST RESTAURANT VIEW in Oakland Magazine.