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The Park Bistro & Bar, Lafayette, CA
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The Park Bistro & Bar

4.4
4.4
1442 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Rodrigo Alvarez has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. Reservations are for can be made for The Park Bistro or The Park Bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (925) 283-7108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Alvarez

  • Private party facilities

    The Park Bistro & Bar offers two private dining spaces for 10-40 people, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Specially prepared menus are available for parties over 20 people. All of our menus are created with the The Park Bistro & Bar philosophy of using sustainable and local ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Wilcox: (925) 299-4324

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Cross street

    Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Pleasant Hill Rd.

  • Parking details

    Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    The Lafayette Park Hotel is located approximately 1.1 Miles from the Lafayette BART station.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,442 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Contemporary American

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  1. JL

    JennyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our server was very inattentive (possibly due to serving too many tables) and needed to be flagged down multiple times. One entree did not get submitted with the food order (she said there was a glitch in the system) so we waited for 30 minutes for the final entree to arrive. We also had to flag our server down to let her know that the entree hadn't arrived 15 minutes after the others did - she didn't come to check on us. The food also wasn't that good - definitely nothing special. The ambience was nice (fireplace, cozy tables), but that was about it. Won't be returning.
  2. KA

    KATE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service Wonderful food Wonderful ambiance Wonderful waitress Thank you !
  3. SK

    ShirleyK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We have been enjoying the Park Bistro for many years...way before the pandemic! Our favorite place was in the bar area. So, for years this is where we met! Since the pandemic, we have wanted to go back. The chance was last week. We wanted to have dinner there to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary. But in making reservation's, it looked like the only place to eat was in the restaurant, and not the bar area. I was wrong. When we got there clearly there was no valet parking. My husband left me off and I went in to confirm our reservation. Found out that we would be in the Bar area which is what we wanted. Looking into that area, there were only 2 tables with guests. We were led into the back of the bar where we landed in our favorite place...against the wall. Perfect. I was concerned looking around that no tables were filled, except for one with 4, and one with one person. No one was sitting at the bar, and no one waiting to be served at a table in the bar area. After we were there abvout 30m minutes, anyone who was sitting in the bar area left. My husband and I were the only guests in the bar at all! So unlike our experience from years ago. What is going on? Is the Bar getting ready to fold?
  4. MW

    MaureenW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great - food, service and environment
  5. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the way dining out used to be. It was a real pleasure.
  6. GD

    GayleD

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always! Our server Yolanda was great! Had a table by the fireplace which I love.
  7. DM

    DMAntra

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted at the entrance, they even opened the door automatically for us. We were seated at the best table in the Bar area. Paige our server was excellent, warm and friendly. Checked on us without hovering. Always a great experience with delicious food.
  8. NO

    NanO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Quality of food is an issue here. Rueben was one slice of fatty and string meat. Deviled eggs were a disaster. Service was awesome!
  9. JM

    JanetM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We saw our favorite server Kim F for the first time in almost 3 years!! The food was outstanding as we had hoped - a new item the falafel sandwich was out of this world. My daughter and I cleaned our plates down to the last crumb! Delicious salad included - we could not stop eating. Being back at the Bistro was absolutely wonderful - we are so happy to be able to partake again!
  10. F

    510Foodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The French onion soup and clam chowder were good solid soups. The Cesar salad was a bit tasteless. Super disappointed with the short rib. Quite dry and mediocre. For the price, definitely will not order again. Salmon was good and cooked well, small portion of fish, also not worth the hefty price. Drinks and wine list was solid.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quiet evening on a Tuesday night. The wait staff was very professional and courteous. It had a long time since seeing the friend that I was with. We took quite a while to even look at the menu and never felt rushed. The food quality was as I remember from pre-pandemic. Very good and tasty. I will continue to come here.
  12. L

    Leftcoaster

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A great quiet spot to have lunch with friends. Enough menu choices to please and the food was very good.
  13. JC

    JimC

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We've been going to the Park Bistro for years and always love the food and drinks. The only complaint/suggestion is to add an additional server. It was crazy to see the staff try to take care of everyone and I blame this on the management or someone called in sick. While efficient and cordial it was very clear they were running a marathon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in Lafayette
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bar area was a little noisy for lunch. Food was good and service exceeded expectations.
  16. MA

    MonicaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I picked LPH to celebrate a good friends birthday lunch. We were seated in a large booth which we immediately “loved”. After 10 minutes we heard what sounded like a jackhammer. Unfortunately you had someone scheduled to work in the court yard to install heaters. It was so distracting we asked to be moved to the bar which was just ok. Bad timing to pick LPH on a jackhammer “day”. Maybe next time will be a nicer experience.
  17. LC

    LisaC

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good burgers and delicious deviled eggs. Our server wasn’t the warmest/friendliest, and we were seated next to a loud “girls night out” table, so ambiance wasn’t the best. But again, good food and it came out quickly.
  18. N

    Nick

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Park Bistro for lunch! Great food, friendly service, and a great vibe.
  19. DF

    DougF

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service
  20. KB

    KBDanville

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks as always for a great meal & fantastic service!!
  21. LC

    LC88

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST birthday breakfast here!!!! The eggs benedit is out of this world as is Terrence took amazing care of us, the best waiter I've had in years. However, all the staff made my friend feel special for her birthday - will definitely be back!!
  22. T

    Terij

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem. The creative menu and special twist on classics along with the beautiful plating. Delicious. Everyone loved their meals. This visit we had. Mediterranean platter, salad with peaches mustard greens and prosciutto, French onion soup, salmon, short rib, chicken breast, for dessert we finished off with the chocolate citrus bread pudding and fruit tart. I
  23. J

    Jillt

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday luncheon. Food is as fabulous as usual. We’ve been coming here for years.
  24. m

    marinell

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always a friendly place. Know the servers after many years of coming to this restaurant. The food is always good.
  25. S

    Superman

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was good!
  26. DD

    DiningDeb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated in the bar area because the main restaurant was being used for a wedding rehearsal lunch. The main room is light, bright and spacious.
  27. w

    waltz

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    We made reservations for noon on Sunday, expecting the Brunch menu, served in the Courtyard. Brunch had ended at 10:30 am, so we ordered from the lunch menu. A wedding was taking place in the Courtyard, so we were seated in a smaller outdoor space where the noise from the freeway was intrusive. The service was attentive and gracious and most of the meals ordered was excellent, the shrimp on one salad overcooked and rather dried out. We chose to come here because of excellent reviews for brunch on Yelp and Trip Advisor. We would try again IF we wanted to have a brunch by 10 am on a weekday when we could likely have it outside in the Courtyard. I would ask in the future if there are events closing that space to the public.
  28. t

    teamdubs

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here to celebrate our anniversary and our server was great! Food was delicious as always!
  29. FF

    FamilyFoodie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, great food. Menu is quite pricey which then makes this a non frequent venue for dining. Great for special occasions.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely, just wish there wasn’t a jumbo size tv on the dining patio. Ok in bar area but distracting in dining areA
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Will definitely recommend
  32. S

    Susie

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special place to me and I have returned many times because it's the perfect place to meet a friend, have a delicious meal with excellent service, have a meeting, relax and enjoy.
  33. PS

    ParisShopper

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are long time customers, had our favorite server. Sat in the patio and enjoyed our Aperol Spritzers!
  34. TM

    TanyaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food, service and staff were all excellent. Dinner was fantastic as well as the breakfast!
  35. SR

    SandyR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We found the service to be frenetic and the food lacking. I have had many many breakfasts at The Park over the recent years and have never been disappointed. We live very close and are disappointed that we will not be returning.
  36. WS

    WilliamS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch!
  37. P

    Petie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Chicken for salad was dry. “Glass” of wine was a bit sparse for the bucks. Overall OK
  38. PM

    PeggyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and wonderfully presented. Well priced and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a lovely lunch.
  39. JR

    JocelynR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was poor from our waiter. He asked multiple times about the order after taking the order and walking away, forgot to bring out a side, never brought a glass of wine, rarely checked on us.
  40. DA

    DiningAround510

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, outstanding service, beautiful and cozy spot. The French fries are EPIC and are not to be missed. We had a hugely pleasurable luncheon at Park Bistro and highly recommend it to others who want an intimate dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Park Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 283-7108.

The Park Bistro & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Park Bistro & Bar

3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Pleasant Hill Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    The Lafayette Park Hotel is located approximately 1.1 Miles from the Lafayette BART station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Alvarez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (925) 283-7108

  • Private party facilities

    The Park Bistro & Bar offers two private dining spaces for 10-40 people, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Specially prepared menus are available for parties over 20 people. All of our menus are created with the The Park Bistro & Bar philosophy of using sustainable and local ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Kristen Wilcox: (925) 299-4324

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