Our Anniversary dinner - every year
My wife and I always chose to return for our Anniversary dinner out and are never disappointed. It's even a plus when we get Todd as our server. He has to be the most polished, personable and professional server in the business. I would highly recommend trying to get in his section.
I have been a fan of the Yacht Club since it first opened. The oysters are always some of the tastiest around and the fish selections are always amazing too.
Keep up the great job.....we can't wait to return - hopefully before our next anniversary!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service & Cocktails
WCYC is a fun place to go, they have great service and really good cocktails. The selection of fish is impressive. The portions are a bit small, especially with something like a Swordfish, I would hope for a thicker chunk of fish to bit into.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seafood in the east bay.
Best seafood in the east bay. YC is one of our "go to" restaurants in the Walnut Creek area. Food is consistently excellent, and service is very good.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have only been to WC Yacht Club twice but very much enjoyed both experiences. The staff is very nice, even after a reservation mix-up on my side. The scallops are by far my favorite. Prices aren't completely unreasonable for the quality of service and food. Highly recommended.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am glad that my old friend
I am glad that my old friend Sir Lance-lot is now part of the team and Todd always does a great job of serving
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you like fish you will
If you like fish you will love this place. Call early they fill up fast.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seafood in the East Bay
The WCYC has the freshest seafood in the east bay. Great preparations and sides. Service is always outstanding.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner last Wednesday
Met up with an old colleague for dinner. Sat at the bar around 6'ish as was a little early and service was excellent. Nice vibe, great drinks menu and very attentive. Seems like it attracts the locals, which I always feel is a good sign (can't live on the tourists alone), but equally friendly to new comers. Moved to our reserved table after a drink and no hint of being rushed. Big menu and for me ap's were perfect. We had a dozen oysters nicely shucked and fairly priced, followed by the 2 fish taco's (grilled) and the La Playa (very good) and crab cakes. Service was great and will try and make it back next time in the WC area. Would highly recommend.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish...server was excellent..
Great fish...server was excellent...quite a bit of noise due to small space. We loved our experience and have not complaints.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service! Our server
Great service! Our server Ryan was extremely knowledgeable about the food, wine and even the cocktails. He guided us thru our selections with on point descriptions and expected favors we would experience. He was so professional and friendly and made our evening so enjoyable. Our busser was also attentive and professional. The food, of course, was delicious and well presented. We had a wonderful time!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
comfortable and good
surprisingly good food. Hadn't been here in a few years, and didn't know what to expect after that length of time. Ordered a sea bass dish w/ Thai seasonings that was fabulous. I like that the disk favored quality over quantity; just the right amount for me.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Dock" at WC Yacht Club
We ordered two 2-pound lobsters 24 hours in advance and were salivating for the entire 24 hours. The lobsters turned out as good as we anticipated; very sweet and juicy. Lots of good lobster meat in those big claws and that wonderful lobster tail. We also had a delicious calamari appetizer to start with and a couple of good cold beers (1 Niko; 1 Pilsner) to down all that lobster meat dipped in butter. All in all a very satisfying lobster dinner at a downtown Walnut Creek standard!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
oysters are the star
yacht club is the best seafood spot in walnut creek. they have the best and most original menu and are widely known for their selection of fresh oysters. The service is usually very good.
the place is very busy and the main dining room is very noisy especilly on a weekend night, they have a seperate quieter dining room that can be requested
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is all about the food; it's great! They have excellent fresh wild caught fish and a wonderful sense in finding creative ways to prepare it as a meal. Bread Pudding is to die for! Crusted Salmon with pumpkin seed sauce was unique and delicious!
It's also very noisy when crowded. I usually go during the week but took a friend there on Friday and ended up shouting across the table above the din.
They also have an excellent fish market and have found everything I wanted, first quality fresh, with a day or two lead time.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again a very enjoyable time
Again a very enjoyable time ...you cannot beat the fish and service at this great restaurant.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and atmosphere
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Walnut Creek Yacht Club. We had reservations for a table, but when we walked in, we decided to sit at the bar as there were two comfy bar stools available, and there were two other couples enjoying their dinner at the bar who looked like they were having fun. We ordered crab cakes - delish!, and an ahi tuna salad served with a sweet potato pancake and a zingy dressing - really really good, and an outstanding penne pasta with tiger prawns dish - 3 dishes which we shared, because when you look at the menu, you want to order everything! It was a wonderful time in a vibrant but cozy atmosphere sitting at the bar. We will definitely be back!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood without the sea
If you can't go to the water for seafood this place is the next best thing. They have all the seafood choices and they prepare them well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always take my parents here when they are in town. Above average seafood and fish. A little pricey, but reliably good
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our friends Anniversary at our favorite place in WC. Excellent oysters and Drinks to start followed by terrific main courses. Thoughtful free dessert for the anniversary couple. Servers are friends we come so often. So much fun to eat here.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Who would have thought
I have to be honest, I didn't go to the Walnut Creek Yacht Club because of it's name. Well, the old saying stands, "Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover".
This restaurant was GREAT!!! From the minute I walked in, I realized this may become one of my favorites. Job well done Walnut Creek Yacht Club. I will be back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience at the WCYC. The food was great and the service was excellent. We would definitely come back again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife, her Sister & I are always looking for good seafood. We have lived in Walnut Creek over two years & this was our 1st visit. We thought that the seafood was very good with unusual sides available that were also very good. We will certainly be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my husband's birthday
Celebrated my husband's birthday on the 21st with 5 good friends. Real treat was arranging for lobsters for 4 of us. Well worth ordering in advance. They were perfectly cooked and succulent. WCYC never disappoints. We go back time and again.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pricey, but good
We have been wanting to go to the Yacht Club for years and finally made it to celebrate double birthdays. Although the server was a little slow on the draw with the cocktails, he made up for it as the evening progressed. The food was wonderful, too bad they ran out of lobster for my mac 'n cheese, but a nice substitute with scallops and crab. The chowder was a little creamy, but still pretty good. All in all, it was a nice celebration and I will be returning for the lobster mac 'n cheese.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood in Town
This was only the second time dining at The Yacht Club, but my experience confirmed my first opinion - great seafood and very attentive service! My wife and I chose the quieter dining option on the back patio - very wise choice. The inside bar/restaurant area was quite noisy! I ordered the Bay Shrimp salad appetizer and the steamed mussels in white wine/garlic sauce (I love mussels!). Both were very good, although the mussels could have been a bit larger and more meaty. Sauce was superb! My wife ordered the special - Petrale Sole on rice with grilled brussels sprouts. The dish was done to perfection. And the waiter (Todd) was gracious enough to fillet the whole fish perfectly at the table. All in all, a wonderful evening - we will be back!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked WCYC on the advice of a local during a visit to California. The waitstaff was engaging and helpful, and there was a wide array of quality fish to choose from with options for preparation and side orders. The dungeness crab cake appetizers were delicious and the halibut entree was outstanding! Extensive wine list was a bit pricey, perhaps. Overall, an excellent experience..... we'll return when in the area.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but great food
We hadn't been here for awhile so decided it would be fun for my husband's birthday. I had forgotten how good a simple grilled fish can be! I was feeling that there weren't a lot of different combinations of flavors available, I so enjoyed the simple grilled fish (with your choice of sauces) that I'm glad they didn't try to dress up the fish after all.
I had let them know that we were celebrating a birthday, so they put my husband's name on the menu and brought him a dessert with a candle; very nice touch! And the waiter was very helpful in choosing wine, sauces for the fish, etc. Just the right amount of attention.
My only complaint is that it's a bit noisy; and this was a Wednesday so not packed.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
WCYC Never Disappoints
7 of us dined Saturday night and had a great time with lots of oysters and lots of martinis. You just cannot beat the fresheness of the oysters at WCYC. Service is always friendly and professional.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Waitress service & Food
The waitress was extremely attentative and then seemed to get lost. Long periods of not having any service. The fish and desert were wonderful. The hot spices in the wedge were a surprise and had I known it would not have ordered it. The Pumpkin Cheesecake was amazing.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sauteed Halibut I've ever had
I took my girlfriend to lunch there yesterday, partially because I had a personal $50 gift card from Ellen the co-owner of the place , but even without that incentive , I wanted to check it out again, as I had been back in the late 90's. Celeste and I both had Halibut , she had the grilled Halibut and creamy spinach, I had the sauteed Halibut and their awesome garlic fries.... that piece of fish I had was so good, I thoroughly enjoyed it and Celeste even commented how tasty her's was! We will definitely go back and I highly recommend !!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary at the WCYC. It was one of the best meals that we have ever had. Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We couldn't have asked for anything better!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll Be Back!
We thought the food was great! Portion size very good, great menu selections. Also, very friendly service, they took special care to find a table that my elderly mom could easily access with her walker; very conscientious about this- they even called me in the afternoon before our evening reservation to make sure they understood her needs.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Monday night mussels!
Wonderful Monday night mussels!
Lovely server, gracious hostess.
Couldn't be better!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to WCYC for the first time Tuesday evening. Our waiter was terrific, helping us decide on entrees based on our cocktail and wine choices. I had the black grouper (best I'd ever had) and my husband had the halibut. You get a choice of sauces and a side. I'd recommend the Brussels sprouts. Perfect! We also had the Point Reyes oysters. They were so good. We're making this our go-to seafood in Walnut Creek.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always good-- always
Food is always good-- always fresh and well prepared. While we love the meal, the friendliness of the staff really makes the experience. Thanks!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
WCYC Never Disappoints
My husband and I dined there for the umpteenth time. It's our go-to restaurant. Cocktails are always perfectly prepared. Seafood is the freshest around. Service is friendly & efficient.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food but Too Loud
The food was excellent but it was way too loud. I'd been there for lunch when it was more modulated. We had a 7:15 reservation and it was loud all the way until we left at 9:00 p.m.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 4 of us, with 4 different entrée choices and we all found them excellent, well prepared and fresh properly served. Service was excellent, the staff friendly with a fun vibe.. This is a seafood restaurant with an oyster bar. This was not our first time and certainly won't be our last.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at WCYC. I had the swordfish and my wife the scallops. Both were excellent, especially the scallops. The garlic fries were cosmic. Excellent wine. Our server was personable and very good. There were a couple minor mixups with our reservation which took the edge off. It was my wife's birthday so I put "Birthday" in the notes field on the OpenTable reservation. They called me and wanted to know my wife's name so they could print it on the menu. I thought that was a really great touch and was impressed. Less so when we were seated and saw on the menu: Happy Birthday Bob. They fixed it, but by then the specialness was gone. I was a bit disappointed in the ambiance. Pretty ordinary. But the food is great.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as always
Always love the fish here. The sword fish and halibut grilled were very good. Interesting side sauces available. Each entree came with a side dish. We tried the brussel sprouts, pureed potatoes, beats and the rice - all delicious. Unfortunately, the service was not so good. Had to wait a long time to be served.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to the WCYC. Our food was outstanding. The best clam chowder I have ever had! While service was good, there was quite a long wait between courses. We do not like to be rushed, but it seemed a bit excessive. Our waiter was very nice and attentive, however, at times was a bit obtrusive, interrupting conversation. We will return when back in town.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always great. Always fresh. The oysters are superb! Maureen who is the bartender is terrific as a mixologist as well as waitperson.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome as always
WCYC is our go-to place for a great meal. First on the list for all family events as well as when fresh crabs or lobsters are in season. A true can't miss. Additionally, has a great rewards program (not sure if they are accepting new member, so that ship may have set sail).
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought my girlfriend here for our 5 year anniversary and it was great! I was able to put a personal note on the menu, food was amazing, and they even gave us a dessert to help us celebrate the day. I will definitely be coming back here soon!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite Yacht Club
WCYC has consistently provided excellent food and terrific service. I have been a customer for years and will continure for as long as they are open. I have had lunch and dinner both many times and have not been disappointed. The main dining room is moderately noisy but sometimes that can be fun and the patio is quieter for times when you want a more intimate setting. But best the food is always the best.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to The Yacht Club for special occasions and this was no exception. We asked for and got a booth as we were dining with our friends who were celebrating their anniversary. The tables are very close together and it can get quite loud out on the floor. We ordered a dozen oysters and they were so good we ordered more! Maria and Rob pre ordered the lobster and they were just huge. Two and a half and three lbs. and thoroughly enjoyed them. The other two of us ordered fish dishes. The nice thing about that is you can choose two kinds of sauce out of about 8 and they are wonderful plus, the order includes a side. I got the beet salad which is amazing. Great selection on the sides. They have an award winning bar tender to boot!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Six of us from Canada went to the Walnut Creek Yacht Club for my wife's birthday while travelling around San Francisco. The seafood was outstanding. The service was superb. I highly recommend and will return when we are back in the area. I was hesitant about booking a reservation on-line but all was 110%.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an absolutely marvelous
We had an absolutely marvelous dinner to celebrate my son's 21st birthday . The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful, the food was prepared to perfection, and we enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always very good,
Food is always very good, and the service was excellent. Best fresh oysters in the east bay
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
No one surpasses the Walnut
No one surpasses the Walnut Creek Yacht Club for fresh seafood here on this side of the tunnel. Both my sister and I totally enjoyed the Louie. As always, we could not decide between the crab and the prawns so we sprang for a combination of both! The salad comes beautifully arranged on a wedge of iceberg lettuce, surrounded with perfectly roasted beets, boiled eggs and cucumbers. It is one of my top favorites at the Yacht Club, and I am never disappointed. Our waiter was attentive and professional. I had asked for a back booth, which is somewhat quieter in a restaurant that can often get quite loud because everyone is having so much fun!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM