1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412137.769385 -122.510549
Sunday . 10:00 am - 9:00 Monday - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Golden Gate Park
With all the great beer from the upstairs Beach Chalet room, a better menu, a HUGE back yard and Adirondack chairs, and an indoor space that feels like it's outdoor (WITH a fireplace), Park Chalet outclasses every other place on or near the Great Highway with ease.
Great view! – The food is very San Franciscan. Plates are HUGE, portions are not. The plates actually bear quite a resemblance to face-washing basins. The view is fantastic.. right on the ocean front. I'd imagine the view at sunset would be absolutely breathtaking, unfortunately we ate there on a foggy, rainy day. Gives the impression of actually eating on the beach, but indoors, clean, and comfortable.
Who said change is bad? – Over the weekend I paid a visit to the beautiful Park Chalet and was surprised to see that they changed their menu. They are now offering many small plates and changed many of their cocktails. I love the small plate concept because it gave me a chance to try so many things. I would highly recommend the Ceviche and the Lobster Tamale. I love coming here on a sunny day to enjoy the food and drinks and I was so pleased with everything. The service on this visit has been the best hands down so far and they were extremely busy. I just want to say Bravo to the Park Chalet for changing it up! I enjoyed myself so much that I called the events office the next day and booked my sister's bridal shower there.
WOW-a resort getaway in the City – Stumbled upon this beautiful establishment while walking through the park to the beach. This place is great, looks like a ski lodge. We sat at the bar and had some homemade beer and shared some small plates of skewers, veg and cupcakes for dessert. Very cool. The bar was awesome, met a group of fun regulars at the bar. The bartender was very intertaining.
What a terrible experience!!!! – A group of 9 of us recently went for brunch at the Park Chalet and it was a serious disappointment. The french onion soup is a thick flavorless beef stew, the bread (which you have to pay for) is quite possibly the worst bread I have ever had. Our waiter was disinterested and rude, and, when noticing that we had barely tasted our soup, he did not ask how it was, just offered to take it away for us. When we proceeded to tell him that we were disappointed with the soup, he cut us off to talk with another member of our party about whether or not she enjoyed her meal.
Others in our group were upset at the Eggs Benedict coming over sourdough bread instead of an english muffin. Our entire dining experience lasted 2 hours and left me and other still hungry after paying $20+.
So frustrating!! – I live in the general area and I so wanted this place to be good. It's not. I've given it several tries in two years and I swear it's getting worse (maybe I've just gotten older and crankier waiting for a blasted beer!). The servers are so confused and inept that it's almost painful to watch the whole operation. The food is REALLY expensive. That could be forgiven if it was good. But, alas, it's Fisherman's Wharf circa 1977 trying to masquerade as haute pub cuisine. (The food upstairs at Beach Chalet is better and the service is marginally better. At least there you've got the Pacific Ocean to make you forget that your server must be hunted like big game.)
Above and Beyond Expectations – I have gone to The Park Chalet several times in the past and have always had an enjoyable experience. I went back the other night with a couple of friends of mine to enjoy the beer and the food and to my surprise they had completely changed the menu. They changed it to a small plate menu. We decided to try a little bit of almost everything and I have to say I was very impressed. They had quite a variety of items, ranging from a Truffled Chicken and Cheese Macaroni to an Herb Encrusted Halibut. If you have been there in the past you should go back and try the new menu. If you have never been you should swing by and give it a try. The service, food and atmosphere went above and beyond my expectations.
Manager/Host with Attitude – Food was mediocre and expensive but the host/manager was so rude it was a joke. The servers were nice but the whole experience was uncomfortable. Would not go back.
Average restaurant, nice location. – On my second visit to Park Chalet last week I found that the service, timing and food had improved from six months ago. Food is average, our waitress was a very efficient and friendly. However I think the management needs an attitude adjustment. Its funny when a servers' good attitude makes up for the bad attitude of a manager.
This is a fun place to have some drinks and socialize.
great for tourists – have been twice for taco tuesday. the first time it took 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our 2 fish tacos. the second time it took 15 minutes to get waited on, then another 15 minutes to get our water and crab dip made with bad crab. then the beers that we ordered first showed up about 5-10 minutes later. very poor service and very mediocre quality food. a step above the beach chalet. the atmosphere however is very warm and a pretty fun crowd. probably best left for tourists given all the great restaurants in san francisco.
User review by jmasf – This place is wonderful! My husband and I came the Park Chalet for dinner the other night and I was very impressed with the whole experience. The service staff is very friendly and the food was excellent. I had the pan seared halibut and my husband had a flat iron steak. We both thought the food was some of the best we have had in San Francisco. They also had a live band playing and it was nice to be able to enjoy some good food while listening to live jazz. I highly recommend dining at this establishment.
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