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La Mere Michelle

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14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093 (3 rd Street)
+1 408-867-5272
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tired decor, so-so-food, amiable and professional service but everything needs an update and revision. No Sancerre or other popular French wine available - disappointing wine list. On a Friday night, there were only three four tables of diners including us. My scallops were good but the accompanying vegetables were overcooked. Pate appetizer good. Salad so-so. My father use to come... More 

1 Thank LoveSF91
Saratoga, California
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72 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It feels old fashioned inside. Food is good, but not high end level. Prices are close to high end, so not worth it.

Thank Cathy S
Campbell, California
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

On the evening of April 16, 2016 I had dinner at La Mere Michelle Restaurant. La Mere Michelle can be found in the picturesque village of Saratoga. Parking along the right side of the restaurant seemed ample to me. As you enter you will see a long, narrow lobby with a nicely stocked small bar to your left. I was... More 

2 Thank James V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was poor. The building and decor are very dated and unattractive. You encounter an unpleasant musty odor when entering. We were sat by the host, who may be the owner, in the front room along the street as the main dining room was closed, even though it was a Saturday night. There was one... More 

3 Thank Cruzrad
Mountain View, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We went there for our anniversary and were a little surprised when we walked in. The decor was dated but the bad part stopped there. We were greeted and seated within minutes and the entire experience was amazing. Like the decor, the service was also reminiscent of the olden days where a LOT (and I mean a lot) of attention... More 

1 Thank Dhanap
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377 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Been coming here since the 70's. This is a genuine Parisian neighborhood restaurant; you'll feel like you're a couple blocks off the L'étoile enjoying a typical leisurely Parisian evening out. You'll be served well prepared regional classic French cuisine, complimented by impeccable service. Quaint, cozy place with comfortable ambiance. The service is not slow. This is a true French dining... More 

2 Thank ggrodhaus
Boston, MA
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152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The main dining area is closed for lunch but we sat in the front room which has windows opening to the sidewalk. It made for a pleasant open-air meal on a warm day recently. The owner greets you on entering and service at the table was provided by a man who has clearly been there for years and knows how... More 

1 Thank andrew02459
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

This family-owned French restaurant is quiet and charming with excellent food, especially the sauces. The owner, a French Canadian woman who is a bit of a character, greets guests as if they were coming to her home. Her son is the chef and her daughter Barbara is one of the people who waits on the tables. The menu has a... More 

2 Thank Wanda R
Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we stopped for lunch on our way back from a trip... Michelle, the owner was very pleasant and greeted us warmly and came to check on us multiple times. The food was great (among the best meals we ahve had in a while).. and the service was top notch.. Our server was very friendly... More 

1 Thank prenitab
bay area
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I go to Saratoga to visit family and get haircuts every couple of months. Every time we go, our favorite stop is La Mere Michelle. This is a place to go when you want to take your time and have a great meal. We've only been for lunch, so I'm not sure what dinner is like. The... More 

2 Thank stzi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14467 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6093
    (3 rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-5272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?