Bridges Restaurant
Bridges Restaurant

Bridges Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bridgesdanville.com/
  • Phone: 9258207200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm
    Bar opens nightly at 5:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Californian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Gin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bridges Restaurant & Bar is the perfect setting for private parties ranging in size from 20 to 275. Our landscaped patio featuring vine covered trellises and a natural granite fountain can accommodate up to 150 guests. Inside we offer semi-private rooms that can accommodate up to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Waldman 9258207200
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live entertainment on the patio Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. May thru October. (weather permitting)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hartz Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available Tuesday thru Saturday, dinner only. Public lot is adjacent.
A word from Bridges Restaurant
In it's 18-year history, Bridges has received many accolades and awards, including being honored as one of Diablo magazine's "Seven Best Restaurants in the East Bay". Whether dining on the lush, vine-covered patio while enjoying the sounds from our natural granite waterfall, or relaxing indoors amid a sophisticated, comfortable ambiance you will discover why Bridges is a favorite Bay Area dining destination. Executive Chef Kevin Gin awes with his innovative interpretation of California cuisine featuring European and Asian influences. The staff's professional eye for detail and commitment to exceptional service add to the upscale, yet unpretentious dining experience. Bridges warm elegance, spectacular menu and great energy make it the ideal venue for socializing with friends, celebrations, business meetings or private events.
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Bridges Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (175)special occasion (138)neighborhood gem (120)fit for foodies (104)great for lunch (94)romantic (87)good for groups (79)great for brunch (63)notable wine list (41)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (25)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (13)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Beautiful Bridges Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We loved eating at Bridges outside for our son's birthday celebration! They brought out a birthday cupcake because I made a note on my Open Table reservation. The food was enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night for mom
    Livndadream
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lori is fantastic. She made dinner with my 88yr young mom enjoyable and memorable. We laughed all evening. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Steady
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always a great place. The happy hour on the patio is great! This night, it was a bit cool, so we sat inside. Ambiance was good, as was the service. I had the spicy shrimp entree, which had great flavor with a red curry sauce and grilled noodles. Very good. My wife had the pork which was subpar. Flavor was really lacking. All in all, I like Bridges and will go back, but not our best meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 9/26/14 Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have eaten at Bridges many times in the past and have always enjoyed the food. I am not sure if they had a new chef on Friday 9/26/14, but our food was poor. Very dry salmon, and pasty gnocchi with kale? that was still frozen. I overheard two other tables making comments that the food was not up to the normal standards for Bridges. It was very disappointing, as I had invited another couple for a birthday on their first visit to Bridges. I was going to talk to a manager, but with guests I thought it an inopportune time to do so. I hope Bridges comments on this posting, because after Fridays dinner, I am not sure I will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food and service are always exceptional. Whenever I'm in Danville Ca. I try to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LOVE IT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    one of my favs! Always excellent food and service...great ambience...friendly service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Dinner on the Patio !!!!!!
    WifesAFoodie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Terrific Dinner on the Patio, Great Service, Great Food, and Great setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Bridges
    bear2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Absolutely the best in Danville! This gem of a restaurant never disappoints! Lisa the General in charge really knows how to run a perfect restaurant. LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey, a bit noisy, but great!
    RobNGlen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Only complaint was the high price, and the noise. Very enjoyable and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected More
    casualgourmet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant is popular and very crowded. It has a grand reputation. It's nice dining, but the appetizers and desserts are just passable,ordinary and uninspired. And....the entrees simply don't taste that great. Nothing special,when special is what was expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and lovely ambiance
    Suesell
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The perfect place for a casual, relaxing lunch with an old friend. The wait staff didn't hover and let us order leisurely. The salad I ordered, with pork tenderloin was unique, delicious and fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night
    JBail
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server Maria was outstanding! Mad our get together even more special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal
    Tootie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great place to celebrate. Took my Uncle and Aunt there for a special meal. It was EXTRA special..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diaappointing - husbands bday
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a 15 minute wait once seated before being greeted. Waiter had trouble opening wine we brought. A 2nd waiter came to pour and poured so we could sample - didn't know it was OURS. Bad table behind a pillar even with many empty tables. This was the final visit for us - service is bad for such an expensive restaurant. We used to eat here often - this was the final straw - shouldn't have hoped it would be better - husbands bday celebration was disappointing, we redid the evening at Esin the next night - it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance
    FalconVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Free Valet service, great ambiance, good service, but the food was only average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bridges is Perfect
    bear2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Again as always great food, Waitstaff is so on their game. We just love this always perfect, never disappoints restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best waiter Ben.
    jjtk
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When I made the reservation I did not mention that it was my husband B-Day but Ben heard my toast. He brought a cup cake with a sparkler. How thoughtful. His service during the entire meal was great. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sisters birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We brought my sister her for birthday. They accommodated our request for seating in an area from Mrs.Doubtfire (her fav. movie). The food was delicious, everyone was pleased with their choice, the desserts yum. Our server Rick was awesome and very helpful. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE BRIDGES RESTAURANT
    bear2dine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    OUTSTANDING! SINCE THE OPENING WE HAVE BEEN DINING HERE AND LOVE IT! ALWAYS CONSISTENT AND FOOD IS JUST PERFECT. MANAGER LISA IS TOP NOTCH! THE WAIT STAFF IS WAY ON TOP OF THEIR GAME. LUCKY TO LIVE IN DANVILLE!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect celebration
    happy25
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there recently and had a wonderful experience. We heard good things about the restaurant from friends, but had not tried it until that evening. What a nice surprise to have such a place in Danville.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been there many times and always outstanding in every aspect. Great to meet friends there for nice dinner and good visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance needed tweeking
    mangabene
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a reservation for a nice outdoor patio table. They had live music for brunch, our table was close to the music, a guy with a guitar. The music was too loud, like annoyingly loud for a Sunday brunch. Service not too great that day, slow not very attentive. Food was good. The sun was moving and was beating down on a couple of us..alternating, added to the annoyance. Had better days there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch Great!
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It is hard to find a great eggs benedict and this place has it! My husband LOVED their waffles too. It was lovely to eat outside and listen to some live music. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice brunch that has great food, great service, without being too extravagant in price!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What an amazing place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    So far I have been there 2 times and cannot wait to go back again...If I could give it more then 5 starts I would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner for four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the first time each of us thought we had the best meal (party of 4). Duck, sea bass, swordfish and a steak, each cooked perfectly, came with different delicious side dishes. Great dessert too, coconut cake and crème brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Smiles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday. Bridges surprises the guest with a delicious cupcake on a lovely plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Reliable Lunch Experience
    smithoutVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I lunch at Bridges on a fairly regular occasion. The outside dining area is very relaxing and inviting. The prices for lunch are reasonable for the Danville area. The food is not outstanding, but not bad either. Its offerings are consistently good. The lunch portions are much too large though. It would be preferable to have a choice of sizes like Chow's offers up the street. As far as the wait staff, they are capable enough, but there's not much warmth or personality, I've also been here for happy hour a few times, but found it lacking. The bar is outdated in its motif and the layout is awkward. Again, the staff was capable enough, but not much in the way of follow-up to ensure that we had what we needed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perfect family celebratioin
    Barakhana
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was a perfect evening from start to finish at Bridges for our family. The pork tenderloin, Potato Gnocchi, Salmon, and Mexican Prawn were cooked to perfection and delicious. The creme Brulee was heavenly, and the mango sorbet refreshingly delicious. The service so attentive and efficient. We have been going to Bridges for years and this evening was especially memorable. We will be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Brigdes but!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We go to Bridges a lot but had not gone for brunch. The food was outstanding. Service on this visit was not to good. We waited for service while many folks that came in after us were served. Anyway we will be back as we go often for their happy hour on the patio. Try the blue plate special for a real bargain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A lovely evening
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Bridges. There were 4 of us, just getting together. We had a drink at the bar - nice. The salads were fresh and wonderful. We had the steak specials & duck. All cooked perfectly as we ordered. Service was exceptional! We are looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative chef and fresh ingredients
    Wconnolly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very much enjoyed my second trip to this Danville restaurant. Everything was delicious and the price is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The server forgot to server one of the entrees and never noticed until it was brought to his attention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food has been consistently good. Presentation is good too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Loved the food, beautiful plating, outstanding appetizers. A lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were seated in a booth right next to the open kitchen area, which was very loud. There were many employees standing around while our server struggled to keep up with his tables. it took a long time to get his attention for a glass of wine. We like the casual atmosphere, but the employees here are very unprofessional, sprinting with food, flipping pony tails in front of the food counter, being overly loud. They can still have fun while being professional. Lobster slider was flavorless and dry, salad was overdressed and boring, meatloaf was very good, greens were not. Drinks and wine selection is good, but very overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good neighborhood restaurant
    MiswuVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Return to Bridges Restaurant for a weekday dinner. The front was disorganized and slow to greet patrons. The food was delicious in good portion in a good atmosphere. Service was slow n sporadic. It should not take 5 minute for initial greeting and 15 minute for cocktail refill. Great potential, but the service is just terrible. Will not return in the near future…
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting changing menu
    Alvie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Every time we dine at Bridges, the menu has exciting new dishes, prepared beautifully and served by knowledgeable wait staff. Inside can be a little noisy so outside dining is our favorite. And with our weather. . . .who could ask for more! Brunch usually will have nice live music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Meal at Bridges
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a table on their beautiful patio, the service was impeccable and the food exceptional. We had the sweet potato gnocchi, caprese salad, and pork tenderloin, all of which were delicious. Their cocktails are always changing and we enjoyed some of their new additions as well. This is a very consistent restaurant that delivers 5 star food and service in Danville. Great job Bridges!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridges Could Be Better
    NB61
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The pros: lovely table near an open door on a beautiful day. Breeze blowing through. Very good service. Very friendly waitstaff; genuine; accommodating. The con: Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich: not enough curry flavor, had to keep adding salt for some flavor; boring french fries; does anyone taste these dishes? Food seems like an afterthought. Has been so much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bridges - Last Chance
    SamIAm
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went to Bridges for a birthday celebration on a Sunday night and were treated to a reasonable and delicious pre-fixe menu with an assortment of well prepared choices. Highlight of the evening was attentive and energetic service we received from "Maddie" who tok care of our every whim and special request with care and humor. Last Chance refers to the last night of the life of Mrs. Doubtfire (restaurant scene filmed right here at Bridges) star Robin Williams life. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet