Excellent menu selection, haven't had anything that wasn't delicious. Service is above the norm. Highly recommend. The scenery is beautiful.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuna and Chorizo
Had the catch of the day: Seared tuna over chorizo...what a combination. I would go there again for the food, not to mention dining outside right on water with friends.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up to the normal standard for this East Bay fine dining spot. Excellent food and service.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hate the potato chips they bring instead of bread. Really cheapens the restaurant. The menu and food was much better before new ownership, but it is really lovely outside on the terrace where you can watch the ducks. A beautiful egret flew in and posed for us during dinner.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner with another family at Blackhawk Grille before a Blackhawk Music event. They did great across the board with top notch Food, Service, and Atmosphere. Management has done a great job with the place. We'll totally do it again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love sitting outside here the food is ok but the atmosphere and staff make up for it. Fun place!!!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The marinated artichoke heart was absolutely amazing. We could have eaten 10 of them. The secret has to be in the manner in which they are cooked over the wood fire. I would have ordered my own and not shared with my wife if I would have know how good this thing was. Will have my own next time for sure.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
since we were doing a special
since we were doing a special event, i wished it had been a private room.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience! We'll Be Back!!
This was our first time at the Blackhawk Grille restaurant. We had an excellent dinner with some out of town friends. There were six of us and our meals were delicious. My husband had the filet mignon and I had the salmon. We sat indoors and enjoyed the ambience in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for bike riders
We have eaten a great lunch here multiple times during our bike rides. Sit outside, keep an eye on your bike and have a great meal!
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent as usual. Great
Excellent as usual. Great place to enjoy dinner whether inside or out on the lovely patio. Wonderful, attentive staff and yummy food.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great comfort food
One of our favorite restaurants. Menu emphasizes what I call comfort food. My personal favorite is their Chicken Pot Pie.
We have eaten here on a number of special occasions and never been disappointed.
Unlike a lot of restaurants they always have a manger on duty to deal with any special requests or problems.
One small complaint; On our last visit we were a party of six and were seated in an area that seemed to be designated for larger groups. As a result the noise level was pretty high.
This will not stop us from returning.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were amazed at how good
We were amazed at how good the food was, how great the service was and it was fairly reasonable considering it was Blackhawk.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going here for years, and Blackhawk Grill seems to now be at such a high level of excellence for a true quality dining experience. The menu changes as necessary (just tried the meatloaf -- excellent!), keeping with the culinary needs of the local community. Service has always been excellent as well. A great place to two, multiple couples and special large-group celebrations. Highly recommended!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable Sunday
We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. The manager made sure we were well taken care of, our server was delightful, other service was great. We are back! Thank you
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 11 and the waiters and waitresses were FANTASTIC!!!! I love this restaurant for lunches. Everyone was so accomodating. We will be back soon.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable dining place
We had unexpected company and needed a place for a dinner on short notice. We had dined at the Grille a couple of times and had good results. Our company was happy with the meal. Menu offers choices between salads, sandwiches and fuller meals. Not a "wow" place like the prior menu but reliable.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a romantic spot with a good menu to celebrate our anniversary. Blackhawk Grille definitely came through! The cheese fondue appetizer was heavenly, our entrees were perfect, and we had a wonderful window view by the pond. Service was also great!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location and service .....
...: However, he food was not up to par. The lobster sliders were dry and no trace of be lemon aioli, the beet salad I have had better at other restaurants, the chocolate shortcake was also disappointing. The bread pudding was really good, pizza and the shellfish pasta. I will come back to give other menu items a try, however, I do hope they improve the quality of their food to match the rest of the restaurant.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well-prepared food combined with excellent service made for an enjoyable evening.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice birthday celebration seated outside on the bridge. The special was scallops and they were delicious. Our waiter was gracious and prompt.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, Great ambiance
This is one of our favorite restaurants for years. We keep going back for the great food. Menu changes regularly to keep it always interesting and new. Always good service. Love having it in our neighborhood.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual
We had more out-of-town guests and this is the best place to bring them to dazzle them with the whole NorCal experience. They loved it, the food was top notch and Tony is just the best waiter we've ever had. He's so personal and kind and in tune with his customers. We wish him all the best as he sets off for College.
BHG is just a wonderful restaurant. It's well managed and the employees are on their game!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Re-imagined as Casual Grille
We had dined many times for special occasions at the original Blackhawk Grille when it was considered upscale and fancy. It has undergone a transformation to appeal to Generation Y, families, and others seeking a more casual atmosphere. The noise level is higher. We did ask to be moved from next to a large group of revelers. The menu appeals to all tastes with burgers, salads, pizzas as well as heartier fare like pork chops, mussels, and scallops. We had a very friendly, funny, and attentive waiter (Eddie).Both of our entrees were delicious and well prepared. We miss the more chic, romantic feel of the former Grille. For residents of Danville and local shoppers, this more casual setting with reduced prices will have a wider appeal.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. The room seemed on the loud side, not overly. Service was impeccable and we really enjoyed the menu choices which were cooked to perfection. Wouldnt change a thing. Cant wait to go back for brunch sometime. Many thanks to all who helped make this occasion special.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun & Special
Blackhawk Grill has been around for a long time I just went there to dine the other day and I had not seen the remodel, Wow it is really nice the bar is now in the other room that they have acquired, they did a great job of separating the new bar(that is awesome) and the restaurant. the food is great as before and the changes just made it that much better!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bartender made it all better!
Thank goodness for our bartender Scott! We had reservations but arrived early to watch football in the bar. We were enjoying the bar so much we decided to stay there for our main meal. When my food came out a little under done, Scott sent it back. I spilled my drink, he replaced it. Food was a tad salty for me, but still delicious. Happy hour was a major score! My husband said his pork chop may have been the best he ever had.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alway excellent in every way!
We have been dining at Blackhawk Grille since 1995, and have always enjoyed everything every time we have come. We have been here for special occasions - family birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day and several times for our wedding anniversary.
We have NEVER been disappointed! Everything is always excellent and perfect - service, food and drinks. I highly recommend Blackhawk Grille for any occasion, and especially if you are just wanting to go out to eat and have a wonderful and relaxing and delicious meal!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch at Blackhawk
The service was superb...attentive as needed and accomodating as well. We enjoyed the chicken pot pie and grilled shrimp salad as we sat outside in the warm sun watching the ducklings scoot around the little lagoon. Definitely worth another visit; next time for dinner. Thanks to the staff!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blackhawk Grille is getting it.
While this restaurant has been here for quite a while it has had it's ups and downs. In the past I have had horrible service on more than one occasion and the food was mediocre. They have done some remodeling, hired new talent and changed the menu. It is vastly improved! My friend and I dined outside with the ducks by the water. It was fabulous. The atmosphere has always been wonderful but this time our service was perfect, attentive and funny but not overdone. Everything we ordered was very tastey maybe a little too salty (hence 3 stars) but still had very good flavor. We had a grilled artichoke and our server suggested a different dipping sauce that was better than what it normally comes with. All in all a VERY GOOD experience!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our son's 38th birthday at the restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised. At least 3 staff members wished him a Happy Birthday. We have visited this restaurant since it opened many years ago, but hadn't been there in the last few years. We always felt that it was over-priced and a bit noisy. However, now the menu is more diverse and the atmosphere is a little more casual although still upscale. It's a very pleasant place to spend the evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited this restaurant with friends for a late lunch a couple of months ago for the first time and really enjoyed it. I brought my (34 year-old) daughter and her BFF here for their first visit last Sunday for brunch - - they BOTH LOVED it!!!
Love their food. The service staff was one of the best I've ever experienced. They worked together as a team - - it didn't matter that we were not their assigned table, they approached and offered help when they noticed us looking for our service staff. Some would say, that's Blackhawk!!! That is not necessarily true...this crew was truly outstanding and made our meal/afternoon experience delightful!
This has become one of my favs! Will definitely spread the word and return with guests!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blackhawk Grille is a my "go to" restaurant when wanting something nice but not too fancy. Consistent quality of food and the patio is a great place to dine when the weather is nice.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Memorable Dinner
Another wonderful experience at BH Grille. Met friends from Walnut Creek for a relaxed dinner. We had cocktails in the bar first and then moved to a booth with a scenic view of the Plaza and water. We also were close to the Open Kitchen and were greeted warmly by the GM, Grant and the Executive Chef, Jason. A flavorful evening starting with those delicious Crab Cakes alongside the Beef fondue with its smooth combination of boursin and goat cheeses. Then moved onto our entrees including Beef Shortrib Meatloaf, Shellfish Scampi and a sizzling Filet. Everything was nicely prepared and we thoroughly enjoyed it with the wine we brought from home. Well worth trying if you haven't been there - reasonable prices, amazing food & staff.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Catch up
The staff are very attentive and seem to care about your experience with their restaurant. The waiter came back several times to insure that our food was cooked correctly and that we did like it. The food was very tasty and cooked the way we ordered it. The bar also prepared the cocktails very well and we were checked on to see it they were to our liking as well. Overall, we had a good experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great kickoff to the weekend
We ate dinner outside on a Friday night next to a fire pit.
The food was fantastic and the service we received was outstanding.
Raul was our server and really contributed to making our evening fun and a great experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was wondering why our server gave us our check before we even had a chance to ask about the dessert. It is because the desserts do not taste good. The bread pudding was mushy and bland. The best part was the vanilla ice cream. The sauce was ok. The dark chocolate strawberry shortcake was just awful. The was expecting a short cake. Instead, it was a box cake mix. We were satisfied with our chicken and lobster roll appetizers. The lamb dish was excellent.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food Bad service
The food was delicious, but the service was awful. The waiter was very slow. The food came out quickly. He never came back to the table. It took a long time to get our bill, and then it was wrong. Maybe the were understaffed or the need training.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for any occasion.
Whether it's brunch with the family or a romantic dinner for two, the Blackhawke grill is perfect for all occasions. The service is always top notch.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new menu
Finally, the Grille has a menu with choices that sound good and are priced reasonably. I have avoided the Grille for years even though it was close to my house because of the strange menu pairings, the revolving door of chefs that changed the cuisine all the time and things like "market price" for prime rib.
Someone gave me a gift card which I thought I would never use and when I had out of town guests a month or so ago I thought I would give it another chance. The new menu is great, we had lobster rolls and clam chowder for a casual mean. Tasted great, not overly priced and great service. Finally! I went back last night and had another great meal.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
we keep coming back
A great destination when out on a bike ride! Lunch is great, outdoor seating is perfect and food is delicious.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Private dinning experience
For a lovely November evening, we had the outdoor patio to ourselves next to a warm open fire pit. The ambience of the out door patio was a romantic, secluded, a private dinning experience. Inside was a more dynamic atmosphere, more suited for a group or celebration. Our food was excellent, selected with thought and taste for a foodie. Presentation was artistic but with generous portions.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delightful brunch
We had a delightful brunch seated at the perfect table right in front of the window, viewing the relaxing waterfall and moving water. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. Many diners were taking advantage of the beautiful weather and eating outside. It was quiet inside and the six of us were able to carry on a good conversation without shouting across the table. Our party seemed to enjoy their food choices. I had the smoked salmon frittata with kale and dill hollendaise. I would have preferred the frittata to have cooked a minute or two less as it was a bit dry and I would have liked another spoonful of sauce. What was there had baked into the eggs so it was hard to distinguish it's flavor from the whole dish. But, a nice idea.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were celebrating my wife's
we were celebrating my wife's birthday. we wanted a kid friendly place but electic food for my wife. the grille fit this bill. food was great but service was a little spotty and distracted. our son got bbq sauce on his ice cream sundae. which the waiter fixed and we did get a visit from the manager apologizing. inside very noisy and unable to carry on a conversation across the table , next time we will eat outside weather permitting.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT LOCAL DINING!
The Blackhawk Grille features scenic indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the water features of Blackhawk Plaza. The new menu is more casual and has a varied, moderately-priced menu which should appeal to all. We have been here several times lately and everything we have tried was really good. The restaurant is upscale, yet appropriate for all ages. Enjoy!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner here as there were just three of us and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food compared to another visit about six months ago when we had poor service, salty food and generally felt like it wasn't a place we were keen to return to. The salmon was delicious as was the steak! We didn't want the turkey dinner. We may just return to try a regular dinner as we had great service too.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I looked around quite a while for a place to take my parents on Thanksgiving. Of all the restaurants I found that were open on the holiday, Blackhawk Grille had by far the best menu for the price. I was impressed by the number of choices, and since I'm a vegetarian, I appreciated that there were meatless options to choose from. The service and the food were great. My parents raved about the meal and we had a wonderful time. I would definitely go back there again and I know they would too.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional wait staff (and food!)
We recently celebrated our Anniversary here and it was really nice! Our waiter, Tony, was exceptional. He was attentive and knowledgeable without coming across as pretentious. He knew his wines, as does my husband, and he treated us to several great sample selections and picked up the tab for my husbands glass.
The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Hubby had the pork chop (claims it was the best one he's ever had,) while I had simple yet delicious spaghetti.
Shelly also waited our table and she was kind and friendly and took good care of us as well.
We hadn't been to the BHG for quite some time and I'm really glad we chose to come back. It's a beautiful facility with a great, fair priced menu and yummy food.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time here in one week!
We were here a few days ago and it was superb. So, when the in-laws came for a visit, we ended up going back to the BHG. It was just perfect! (again,) with superior service, food and ambiance. The in-laws really enjoyed it and, like us, were charmed by the beauty of the restaurant and the superior service we were given. The head chef, manager and waiters are so kind here it just makes for a top-notch dining experience. We'll keep coming back again and again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time back to BG since
First time back to BG since its overhaul in 2012. Previously, it was known as a stuffy, pretentious, out-dated 1980's "California cuisine" where nouveau riche Blackhawk snobs hung out....
By, what a pleasant change! They completely re-did the décor to bring it into the 21st century, and with a new young energetic chef, the menu is now very friendly and diverse. You can get a 10.95 wood-fired pizza, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, or steak and lobster!
Great and attentive service from wit staff, bussers, AND management. The chef even went around checking on folks!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM