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Lark Creek Walnut Creek
Lark Creek Walnut Creek

Lark Creek Walnut Creek Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.larkcreek.com/walnut_creek/index.html
  • Phone: (925) 256-1234
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bradley Ogden and Scott Wall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mount Diablo Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in the convenient public parking structure above the restaurant.
A word from Lark Creek Walnut Creek
Lark Creek Walnut Creek is located in historic downtown Walnut Creek. The atmosphere is light and airy, with American country charm, sidewalk seating, an exhibition kitchen, and the new Oakville Room seating up to 36 guests for private functions. The changing menu, created by Chef Scott Wall includes seasonal, farm-fresh American fare featuring traditional and updated recipes. Produce, meats, poultry, fish, and other products from local ranchers, growers, and fishermen. Housemade desserts; local and regional wines.

Lark Creek Walnut Creek beverage service features 125 American wines, including offerings on tap, by the glass and in half-bottles, with local and regional producers featured. Full bar; fresh fruit and fountain beverages.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Lark Creek Walnut Creek has been our go-to place for Sunday brunch for several years now. They accomplish something that is difficult for restaurants: maintaining continuous excellence. Bravo Lark Creek and thanks for the many pleasurable Sunday brunches."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I booked a brunch reservation and asked for the front patio area. We had a nice table in the corner of the patio so that we could bring my daughter's small dog. The blueberry muffins are excellent and so was my eggs Benedict. The hue fos ranchero was just ok because the tortillas in the dish were tough and hard to eat. It was also a lot more spicy than my husband expected. Service was good and it was quite pleasant sitting out on the patio. It was a very relaxing meal."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "we came for lunch and we split the apple salad. very light and not overdressed and quite flavorful. we then split the veggie sandwich which was really nice. lots of pesto, cheese and it was nice a warm. great bread and great flavor. we subbed waffle chips for the macaroni salad. chips were light and very very crispy. lemonade is blended and slushy and delicious. service was nice. we passed on dessert but they looked good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always Great! We love going to Lark Creek. The food is always Great and the waiters were also Great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant because of my favorable experience with their other restaurants in SF and Marin. I chose the pot roast, as the waiter indicated this was their "signature" dish. The chef clearly needs to check in on this dish. There were just 3 bite size pieces of "meat"(2" long by 1" wide) laid on top of vegetables and potatoes. The meat was cold, and clearly had been prepared some time ago and was (improperly) heated. I should have sent it back and asked for something else. My friend had Mary's chicken, this too was disappointing. Save your money and go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been coming to Lark Creek since it opened, but over the past several years the quality of service has deteriorated greatly. This most recent visit we brought along an out-of-town relative for a special occasion. The table we were given was placed where no table ever should be, in a high-traffic area adjacent to the serving area behind the bar, likely the worst table in the restaurant. Add to this that we were ignored time and again by our waiter, such that we spent at least one hour all told waiting for services--we even had to ask one of the bus boys to get the waiter to come to receive payment--making the evening unpleasant for us and our visiting guest. If he had not been with us we would have complained. Never again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lark Creek Walnut Creek provided the perfect combination of wonderful food and drink and great service. The value factor was very good The portion size was just right. The service was spot on! This is the location to go for a Great dinning experience!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The Paella was good but a little too over done (the rice was soft in most areas, but definitely crunchy in other areas). An order of that was a great portion for two people if you both order salads. We asked for olive oil for the bread and it didn't come until way later, so that was a bummer. We loved the enclosed patio seating on a very nice evening."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Baby Back Ribs were very large and too hard to eat! Too big,too much sauce. A poor choice. So Many great choices on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "On a busy Saturday night our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The tables are a little too close so the noise level is high. The food is good but not inspired enough for the price. We enjoyed sitting at the window and watching the street scene -- which includes the outdoor dining area and a semi-outdoor dining spot."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was the second time I have taken my staff to this restaurant for a holiday lunch. Both times have been excellent experiences. It is necessary to make reservations well in advance around the holidays, but I was rewarded with immediate seating and a great table. Everyone in our party of 4 ordered a different lunch dish, and everything was just as good as our first visit. I would recommend Lark Creek for lunch, but arrive by 11:30 if you don't have a reservation due its popularity. The city owned parking garage next door is convenient."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Food is always consistent, fresh ingredients make a difference. Service is impeccable. Noisy in the weekends though. If weather permits, outdoor seating may be more desirable for quiet conversation and romantic dining."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great lunch experience. I'm vegetarian, my friend is not. The food was great for both of us. I had the veggie burger, it was very light and tasty instead of the more dense patty that many places often serve. Service was excellent. Portions were generous."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Bruschetta was well described (and we should have read the ingredients), but what's to figure out about "bruschetta". Surprized and disappointed as the flavors were nothing near one would expect from bruschetta. If you coming to Lark Creek go for the ribs, fish special- DON'T get the penne which was another dissapointment."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Caesar salad tasted fine but visually unappealing. Halibut with corn puree/ peas FABULOUS! Butterscotch pudding, mmmmm!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Were it not for the inappropriate/poor response from what we assume was the manager, we would've had a 5 star experience-the meals were excellent & our server was fine. Glaring sun hit my husband's face & eyes for about 45 mins.;when we asked to move his chair to the side of the table (after about 20 mins. & with him wearing sunglasses) for relief, the manager (at least he looked like he was managing the dining area)told us 'no' as he needed this path & added an obligatory 'sorry' with no offer to move us. The restaurant had 4-5 four tops available now, from being almost full earlier - only 1 more party of 2 came in after that, & staff moved through this path exactly once while we were there. Unsatisfactory & poor PR/regard for patrons."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My wife and I were there for her birthday and we enjoyed it. A class place. The butterscotch pudding is yummy."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our favorite dinning spot in Walnut Creek for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Brought an elderly lady for her birthday and had a very enjoyable visit including a lovely free birthday dessert."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Keep coming back for the burger. The Napoleon could be a little warmer in the center or made into a panini."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Second visit on a Saturday eve, wait staff very professional and prompt. Food just wasn't up to the standard they've enjoyed in the past. Caesar Salad was the best dish of the eve, smoked pork belly was ok, meatloaf had wwwaayyy too much ketchup, the pulled pork was not pulled pork, more chopped dry smoked pork loin-ish with a fairly benign bbq sauce, the "grilled corn bread" was in fact a corn flour muffin, with too much baking powder taste, split in half and grilled. S'more for dessert wasn't graham crackers but soggy graham cookies, the butterscotch pudding was outstanding, thank heavens, saving the day."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lark Creek offers a new spin on American comfort food...something for everyone on the menu. The salads are especially wonderful and available with endless options and substitutions. Diners in our party also raved about their seafood and beef options. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. The only negatives are that the restaurant is very loud and hectic which makes conversation at your table quite difficult. Also the dining tables are so small and so crowded with dishes and serving ware that there is literally no place for everything on the small table tops."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was awesome! He was attentive, patient, gave great recommendations, and personable. Food was and is always amazing! Dad and hubby also liked the wine recommendation pairings...as it turned out, they went well with their meal."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The staff was very cordial and accommodating in handling our food and wine requests. The pricing was a little more expensive then it should have been, with a Prime Rib entrée costing $35.50 when we've gone to other restaurants and paid $24,95 for the same fare. The deserts were also priced higher than need be, with a two scoop sorbet costing $8.50. The better bet for dinner is the meat loaf."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my client for lunch...celebrated her birthday. Food was good and thanks to Jeff, service was excellent. We will return and ask for Jeff. Cheers, Todd"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a great lunch on our way to attend the American Legion Convention in Santa Clara. We have eaten here before and it's always been great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Came here with my husband on Father's Day. Food was great, as always! He had the ham and swiss omelet and I had the huevos rancheros, which you can never go wrong with. We shared the breakfast breads, which are home made and absolutely delicious! Our server was Daniel. He is a funny guy, and a great server. I'd never hesitate to return to Lark Creek :-)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went on Father's Day so it was very crowded. Therefore, the noise level and lack of any noise buffers made communicating with our party very difficult. It also seems the restaurant had a difficult time keeping up with the orders. We weren't in a hurry, but it took one hour for our entrees (3 steaks and 2 salmons) to be served. The server never let us know that things were backed up. The salmon and the green beans were very good; however, the steak eaters didn't love the sauce on the steak."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food was good but I felt the menu was over-priced."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food, service and prices were great. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our server, Jose, was terrific; very knowledgable, warm, personable and friendly. Recognized my husband from previous visits, gave complimentary samples from chef. Excellent menu."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and experience! They were able to accommodate a late reservation and we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Delicious meal - but too noisy! I understand (too late) that the front room is quieter. Will return and remember to request a quieter space."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had the veggie burger, which came with the best french fries I've tasted in a long time. They have a lot of good choices on the menu. They also do complimentary dessert candy!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Lark Creek always does a GREAT job for lunch, and I decided to try to book 11 of us for a group luncheon. The table was set, the service was great, the food was excellent...and my group was very happy despite the fact that I was embarrassed that at the last minute 5 of the ladies didn't show-up. It was their loss, as those of us who were there...were very satisfied!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Love the grilled chicken and polenta in the past. Skin is crisp, chicken juicy, and polenta creamy - perfect combo. BBQ sauce was uninspired and make skin limp, chicken was a bit dry, and rustic polenta was bland and somewhat gritty. Hopefully this variation will be short lived and the tasty mainstay will be back soon"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Lark Creek is our 'go to' spot when we have out-of-town guests or a special occasion. The menu has such a variety of healthy options of fabulous local food - great wine list - the mini desserts are always a must, and just enough. And of course, the service is attentive and spot-on."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised to find everything exceeded my expectations. My wife had the Paella and I the baked halibut. Both dishes were served in plenty of time for us to enjoy our adult beverages. We will go back gain and again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was okay but the person checking us in was very grumpy and when I asked for an outdoor table he said there were none. When I asked if we could sit in the patio area as there were lots of empty table he very reluctantly took us to our seats!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is always fabulous. Service is always excellent. A consistent winner and local gem. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014