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

4.4
4.4
1408 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 15 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 1,408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • East Bay

    Contemporary American

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  1. WS

    WilliamS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. G

    Geoff

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Unfortunately, after many very good experiences at the Park Bistro, this time was not so good. The service was poor with long waits between everything, including getting a second glass of wine. Also, we recalled the food being better even though it was certainly good. We like the location and the ambiance. Just disappointing this time.
  7. JY

    JYBett

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined at the Bistro many times over the years but not since the pandemic. The menu has been revamped and the food is at a whole new level. Everything we had was gourmet quality! The peach and prosciutto appetizer was to die for! We decided along with our server that we were the "no pressure" table and we had a slow, leisurely dinner just as we wanted. Highly recommend!
  8. d

    diningaroundtown

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was quick, friendly and efficient. The food was fine—menu has changed very little in years. On a Thursday, the place was mostly empty—there was ample enclosed outdoor seating and covered seating by the fire pit in addition to indoors.
  9. J

    John

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes from soup and salad to dessert were super delicious and well prepared. Service was also great with one minor exception being that the bread we requested was not delivered until we asked for it a second time. Minor complaint: web site said valet parking available but there was none and a bit of walk for me with a cane. Wine list was extensive - and expensive. Alcove seating was great with low noise level.
  10. WS

    WoodS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Park Bistro & Bar is an elegant luncheon venue. Patio seating was very comfortable and quiet. Delicious food and excellent service. A little pricey, but worth it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch.
  12. D

    Debb

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The ambiance was ok. Server had no personality Didn’t really explain menu. We asked all the questions to learn more. Food was OK. Short ribs were dry. Caesar wasn’t anything special. Deviled eggs were good. Not sure we will be back
  13. D

    Disappointing

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter acted like he was doing us a favor; never came back after he served the food to check on how we were doing or if things were good. Quite disappointing. Haven't been there in years and won't rush to go back.
  14. l

    lovetodine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice and attentive service, good food.
  16. LC

    LongtimeCustomer

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service, good food with beautiful presentation. A great place for quiet, relaxed lunch!
  17. CL

    CathrynL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around... down to the smallest of details. Thank you for a special evening of celebration.
  18. T

    Thomas

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We've dined at the Park Bistro for our anniversaries for many years and have never before been disappointed. Last night, however, was nothing we'd want to repeat. Though they knew it was a special occasion, we weren't seated in an empty window seat. The best part of my meal with the Pinot Grigio wine which was wonderful. However, the French onion soup was fairly flavorless and the Caesar salad was absolutely bland. My husband's whole fish was full of bones and overall blah. My filet was completely charred on the outside and not particularly tender. All in all, it was very disappointing and a tad less than mediocre. Definitely no value for the price.
  19. G

    Gabi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had returned to this establishment after a more than three year absence. We had dined here before pandemic lockdowns, but that experience was lackluster, so we had no intention of returning (not our first visit). After reading the recent reviews, we decided to give it another try. Sadly, things just aren't up to snuff yet. Our server seemed completely uninterested in being part of our dining experience. Our first interaction was her walking towards our table and pivoting like a hockey player trying to make a save at the net! She would say something and WALK AWAY before we had finished the sentence! This continued throughout the evening. We were never asked how we were, we were never given more than the amount of time a server at a hurried breakfaster diner would receive. We waited to see if this situation would change. When four men were seated next to us, it DID change. All of the sudden she was very pleasant and engaging. Why was a table with two women so unpleasant to her? Did she believe we wouldn't tip? She certainly didn't make it easy to do so considering her complete disinterest in our table. The food: My salmon was just ok. The spring succotash felt like leftovers cobbled together. Corn and mixed vegetables is never all that exciting. My dining partner's hamburger wasn't cooked to her specifications. I don't know why that is such a problem...So, no, it wasn't a "FINE DINING" experience. It felt more like a short-staffed chain restaurant. It's nice that they have outdoor dining, but this is not the level that their website makes one believe. It's average hotel dining. I DID speak to the manager about our experience. This was AFTER we had paid AND TIPPED WELL mind you. I told him that I understand they must be short staffed. He seemed familiar with this server's issues as he completed my sentence about her walking away. I get that she's super experienced. It's too bad she can't be nice anymore.
  20. RM

    RobertM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-and service was good! We had the chicken and salmon! The Brussel sprouts were very good.
  21. CS

    CandSSD

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was good, but it took an inordinate amount of time for someone to take our order. And then, long time before we our food. 45min before I got a croissant. Another 15min before we got our breakfast. No explanation. Difficult to get anyone’s attention. Only two tables on the patio had guests. My order was served incomplete. Took two reminders to get my order right. Ambiance was great for a reunion of friends, we made the best of it. But the lack of service and attention was disappointing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a lively atmosphere. Great food
  23. S

    Susie

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definitely one of the loveliest places to meet a friend for a special lunch or hold a business meeting. The food is beautifully presented and delicious, the wait staff is warm and gracious, attentive but not overly so, and I have nothing but praises for The Park Bistro and Bar at the Lafayette Park Hotel.
  24. k

    katielou

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Good for a ladies lunch. Salmon was a bit dry. Nice server.
  25. US

    UncleSam

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us dropped in for an old-friends' reunion lunch. This was my first time here, and I was delighted. The staff was very friendly, attentive and non-intrusive. The drinks and food came out pretty quickly. Two ordered pulled pork sandwiches and two had the Park burger. The Park burgers were cooked perfectly! The fries were extra crisp as requested and we even got grilled Serrano peppers to spice up our food. All four plates were pretty clean at the end! We had a long lunch and didn't feel rushed. The French 75's hit the spot! Mike & Terrence took good care of us.
  26. GS

    GailS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. The French fries are the best I’ve ever had!
  27. BB

    BenthereB4

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was googd however the best part of the dinner was our food server, Vivian Woo. She is congenial, cordial,, attentive, and knowledgeable.about the menu and wine selections. The cocktails were well made. The ambience in the dining room, if you're not seated at a window booth, is nice but nothing special. Parking can be difficult. Overall a nice dinner.
  28. K

    Karen

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Lafayette area. Beautiful setting, great food, excellent service, and just plain delightful overall!!
  29. g

    ggtandy

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food ver mediocre. Short ribs dry and overcooked. Polenta very dry. Brussels we’re very greasy. Great fries and outstanding wait staff. Kitchen needs help
  30. LC

    LaCandy

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu held several options we would’ve enjoyed. The soup of the day was outstanding and well seasoned. Our server was extremely helpful and made our experience pleasant. The Cobb salad was excellent. We dined outside, but the surroundings are pretty both inside and out. We plan to return in the evening and make a reservation so we can sit at the fire pit. Definitely a place to try out.
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    While the service was very good, my husband and I found the food to be a bit overpriced- we were pleased with the food, but it did not blow us away, especially for the price. We sat on the patio, which we would have found more enjoyable without a television screen on. My husband enjoyed his cocktails and I liked my mocktail- I would perhaps recommend this place for drinks, an appetizer or burger, but I would hesitate to recommend it for the expensive entrees.
  32. S

    Sandyg

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We absolutely loved our server Terrance. He made our dining experience a 10. He did a great job and was a delight to be around. We will always request him in the future. In fact I feel quite sure we will chose this restaurant just so we can see him again!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The worst French onion soup and calamari we have ever had. The soup tasted like a basic beef broth and the calamari was chewy and tasteless. My steak tasted low grade and my husbands cheeseburger was just ok. And we eat all kinds of food (fast food, chain, fine dining, Michelin star). We will never go back to this restaurant. The bar is fun if you are staying at the hotel, but make sure you eat before you go.
  34. k

    ksenn

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch dining with my very close girlfriends after spa treatments. The food, service and ambience were so perfect for a wonderful day of relaxing! The Lafayette Park Hotel is a hidden gem and a wonderful place to escape for the day or weekend. The service is amazing! The Park Bistro and Bar will not disappoint!
  35. JC

    JCDssssssssssssssssss

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food3service1ambience4
    Our waiter was rude and had no sense of humor. Too bad ! The rest of the staff is quite wonderful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terence is the best host and server! Food was delicious as always!
  37. d

    dinewaytoooften

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very very special place with wonderful food. A little pricey but worth it. Our go to spot to go with friends or date night. A gem for our community!’ Staff is Awesome!
  38. G

    Grammie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was yummy. Our waiter, Terrance, was FABULOUS and made the evening like the cherry on the top.
  39. PF

    PeterF

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu has been changed and not nearly as good. Had trouble finding something I wanted. The old favorites have been dropped. Not many clients. The atmospher has slipped badly.
  40. MA

    MichaelA

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Unfortunately, despite having reservations, we were sat in the bar area. We weren't the only ones, either. People were playing a dice game, which was rather loud and unwelcome. The food was above average and our server did a very good job.

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 1408 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 15 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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