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Eleve Restaurant
Eleve Restaurant

Eleve Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eleverestaurant.com
  • Email: info@eleverestaurant.com
  • Phone: (925) 979-1677
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, Southeast Asian
  • Executive Chef: Michele Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private upstairs dining room can accommodate up to 80 people for sit down dinner and 100 for cocktail reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Nguyen (925) 979-1677
  • Special Events & Promotions: We can easily accommodate everything from a small private group event to 150+ people. Whether it's the formal upstairs setting with its grand windows, modern downstairs with full counter bar, or the entire 6000 square foot two-story restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Civic Drive
  • Public Transit: The Walnut Creek BART station is just a few blocks away on Ygnacio Valley Road.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there is a public parking lot one block from the restaurant.
A word from Eleve Restaurant
Élevé is a modern Vietnamese restaurant located in downtown Walnut Creek, one block from Lesher Center for the Arts. We offer a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional cocktails, wines, personable service and high quality food. Our menu is an update on classic Vietnamese cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Eleve is a true find (although I've been there many times before). Everything about it is terrific. A unique dining experience for someone who likes Vietnamese food but hasn't experienced gourmet Vietnamese food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food and service as usual. Always a good spot for a special event."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm a vegan and up to now, almost every Asian restaurant I've ever been to, has been very accommodating and I've always had multiple choices. Not here. There was only two salads and one entree that could be converted to vegan. But even more than that, my vegetarian friend also had a difficult time because they put fish sauce on almost everything (including salad dressings!). I'm not sure why they couldn't just leave out the fish sauce on some of the other entrees. Anyway, the curry I had (replacing chicken with tofu) was good, but obviously since that is the only thing I could eat, I probably won't be returning. It's a little pricey too and very noisy (at least on Saturday night)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Three appetizers with a glass of wine was plenty for us two ladies before the theatre. Easily shared and each very tasty!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Shrimp Spring Rolls, dumplings and ceviche are to die for! Highly recommended place for great food and ambience! Chicken with yellow curry was delicious with their jasmine brown rice."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a glass of wine, a cocktail, and the calamari starter prior to an event at the Lesher Center (short walk away). We were seated at a very nice table for two at the front window. Staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Interior was modern and tasteful. Noise level was moderate - we could easily talk with a sense of privacy. Starter and drinks were all good. We did not have a full meal, but menu looked inviting. We would go back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Foods were good and great service! Our server was very friendly! We had good time there and definitely will come back with friends!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Met expectations for food - good flavors and quality ingredients. Small portions for the price."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Five of us dined and enjoyed the food. There were two drawbacks to our experience. Unfortunately, Eleve does not accommodate groups of 5 well. There are only tables that seat four comfortably. And, it was difficult to hear one another. So, my recommendation is to sit outside and enjoy good food and conversation! The upstairs, although mentioned in their website as an area to dine, was not available on this Friday night."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great Vietnamese food, great cocktails, fun servers! We loved this place and will definitely be back. My only complaint was it was hard to find parking on a Saturday night, but after several circles we found a spot and it was as free!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Eleve definitely impressed! The drinks were so delicious (pisco sour and Moscow mule) and well-crafted and presented. Also, the shrimp spring rolls and ceviche were stellar, but I wish the ceviche had more fish. I recommend the fish hot pot if you like updated Asian cuisine. It was rich and filling but not oil heavy at all, very well-prepared. I'm not crazy about the small tables, but the service made up for it. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our first time to Eleve - 6 PM,Saturday, 2/22. We allowed time because we had tickets for show at Lesher Theater. Our reservation was acknowledged and we were seated immediately. Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable service followed. Every dish was amazingly tasty! We will certainly go back and will share the experience with friends!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went here for date night dinner. Nice setting, quiet and intimate. Service was a little delayed but overall good. Food was very delicious and unique"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I chose Eleve as the spot for a first date. We were seated early when we arrived 15 minutes early. The waitress was courteous and knowledgeable. The food was great. We started with appetizers. I had the dumplings and my date had the prawns. The prawns were excellent. The dumplings I thought were a little chewy, but flavorful. My date had the crab entrée and I had the Cornish hen. Both were top rate."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food solid, consistently good but not stellar. Portions quite small. 2 starters, 2 entrees, and dessert left this party of 2 still hungry. Service was ok. Attentive enough, but again, not outstanding. Cocktails are phenomenal, though!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service were superb. It is a little out of my price range for it to be a place we go regularly."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Brought a group of 8 people for an office celebration. We were seated at the large table next to the bar. We were having a good time and laughing. We were scolded by the waiter/manager. What a turn off! This was my second time at this restaurant and at the same table with a large group. I will NOT be returning. There are too many nice restaurants in WC to waste money here. Food was marginal at best."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was on the expensive side and the portion was small. Food was only fair, nothing special."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and our waitress was pleasant but incompetent! It took her a long time to come back to the table after her first pass when we weren't ready to order yet. She took the drink menu away when we said we didn't want cocktails before dinner so that we had to have her bring it back so we could look at the wine list. In spite of those and other irritations, I'd recommend Eleve to a friend and we will go back. The prawn and dumpling appetizers, mango salad and mushroom side dish were all winners!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Nice cocktails and good food. A bit noisy. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My husband had the rack of pork and said it was the best he has had and I had the crab with noodles . You could taste the fresh crab and the hot spice made all the flavorse work together with nothing being overpowered. We had a nice taste treat salad of arugula as well."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very interesting menu, however, rather expensive especially when you factor in the cost of drinks. We were there on a Friday night at 6:30pm and it was very noisy! Would recommend with the above issues factored in."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I love Eleve's food - we have gone there often - and their service is amazing. However, they do need to install a little sound dampening material. When we last went there, there was a party of 20-somethings who were having a wonderful time, and they showed it by screams. There was also a large family group who had to talk all up and down a long table - at the top of their lungs. My husband and I couldn't hear each other talk without hollering across the table (for 2)."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Went for lunch, and had a schedule to keep. Our orders were not taken in a reasonable amount of time, and our food took way too long to be served (not until I specifically told a waiter that we needed our food right away). And when the food did arrive, it just wasn't any good. Furthermore, our waitress never once checked on us. All in all, not a good dining experience. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The food was very good. The service was slow in spite of the fact it was mostly empty. It is a bit cold and drafty."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I look my friend here for her birthday dinner. I read reviews on yelp and most of them were good, so we thought we would try it out. None of the reviews I read mentioned anything about how small the portions were for the entrees. We had the slow roasted pork with whole egg and the filet mignon with a small watercress salad on the side. The pork had about 8-9 small cubes of pork in a sauce and the egg which they mashed up in the sauce. The there were about 7 cubes of filet and it was a little on the tough side. We had a small bowl of brown rice on the side. We did have a tasty arugula salad that was actually a decent size. The pork was $16 & the filet $25. We were very disappointed by the small portions for the money I paid and left hungry."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We tried this restaurant for the first time on a Thursday night. The food was interesting and tasty although the portions are small so the recommended family style method left us hungry and having to order another dish. The most disturbing part of the evening was the noise level. For two hours we had to shout to hear each other across the table. The room is big with hard surfaces. Add to that the close tables and alcohol consumption and it makes for an unpleasant evening."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I had dinner with my friend I hadn't seen in quite some time. We were treated perfectly! The waiter was pleasant and helpful. We were not rushed and the food was great."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "You are basically sitting IN the bar for half the seats. Food was decent but nothing outstanding and not good enough to overcome the atmosphere. Afterwards we went to Prima for dessert and drinks. What a difference."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This Walnut Creek eatery is buzzing. Four of us made a meal of light appetizers: dumplings, shrimp, green papaya salad, calamari, kale salad, vermicelli. The salads are large, the other appetizers were small with prices around $12 per plate. Two orders of each were necessary to give four people a bite. Everything was fresh and flavorful. We were celebrating two birthdays and oddly enough, our server told us that they did not have any desserts. None at all. Zero! NADA! Weird! Service is very good and the ambiance is modern and loud. Being an aficionado of Asian inspired dishes, the menu didn’t boast enough variety from my perspective. IThe food is good but not phenomenal with prices a bit steep for the size of the dishes. 3.5 stars"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This restaurant has top quality asian preparations, well prepared and presented. Menu is somewhat limited, but each dish is carefully crafted. Space is small to medium in size. It has very little noise buffering, so when full. it is difficult to carry on a normal conversation. Staff is attentive but not overbearing and quite knowledgeable about wine pairings. Wine selection is somewhat ;limited."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great place to go for a night out in WC. The cocktails are yummy as is the Asian nuanced dishes."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Eleve has interesting dishes that are quite flavorful and easy to share. The cocktail list is interesting and doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "good food well prepared. ample portions. well stocked bar"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "The food was very good. Did not understand why the service was slow. There were only two other occupied tables on an early Sunday dinner. Have been there a few times. Will go again but not in a hurry to go."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Excellent food and service. Interesting choice of cocktails."
    Dined on 7/27/2013