I've eaten here several times...fis
I've eaten here several times...fish always fresh, well cooked; the staff is efficient and friendly.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great family place
we have been to this restaurant many times; one of our favorites..this time we brought our 2 grandchildren with us, they gave us a great booth for 6 and gave the kids vegetable snacks while they were waiting for their lunch...thank you and KUDOS to all
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seafood in area
We frequent this restaurant often for its great seafood selection and have never been disappointed. It is by far the best seafood restaurant in the area. Great selections cooked just as you like it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but pricey
Good food, nice wine list, but its definitely pricey.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go during July!
All bottles of wine are half-off this month. Had a nice Sauvignon Blanc to compliment the Shrimp Scampi I had while my aunt enjoyed the shrimp louie. Service was excellent.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clam chowder is supurb, so
Clam chowder is supurb, so is the fried calamari.
I wish the place wasn't so noisy.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered from the Happy
We ordered from the Happy Hour menu (3-5pm). The wine, beer and mussels/clams were very good. It was comfortable sitting in the patio that afternoon. Great service, too.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite seafood place. Good wine list and great service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best grilled salmon
I had the grilled salmon and it was cooked to perfection. My husband the prawns. He liked his meal, said there could have been more prawns, but was happy with his meal. It was also great that their bottles of wine are half off for the month of July. Would recommend this restaurant and will definitely go again. Loved it!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Yankee Pier both lunch and dinner, many times and I am continually impressed with the excellent food and service. Always pay attention to the specials; for example, the caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes was simply outstanding.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place to dine
The first table we were seated at was in a room where there was a group of people who were extremely loud. We asked to be moved and it was done without question. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the food was excellent. We had the halibut and asked that it be cooked thru (well done). The chef obviously knows what he's doing - not only was it cooked through but still moist!! Best halibut we've ever had! We will definitely return and highly recommend the Yankee Pier Lafayette. As an aside, the menu was a lot more extensive that what's shown online.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
1/2 price wine list
the July special of half off their wine list is very enticing. Dinner was very good. Service is good, perhaps a little too prompt, as we felt a little rushed.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reliable quality and service.
Reliable quality and service. We eat there twice a month on average.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic seafood so close by to us
The best sustainable seafood in the area! We love to go here! The servers are friendly and outstanding.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 7:45pm Open Table reservation was a bit later than what we would have liked as we were coming to Yankee Pier from another event. I also telephoned the restaurant letting them know we might arrive a bit early and would appreciate any earlier table if that might come up. After a 20 minute wait, we were seated by 7:30 which was great.
Everyone in our group enjoyed the selections. Two of us had the seafood tacos (one of my favorites), and two others selected from the special list of fresh fish of the day - snapper and sole. Both pronounced their selections as "excellent".
This is a very popular Saturday evening dining spot in Lafayette. Try to make your reservations at least 2 days early for best timing.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top quality sea food
This spot is as good as any sea food restaurant in California. The staff is very professional and seem to enjoy what they are doing.
Great bar and wine list only adds to the experience.
Only negative observation is that the rear dining room can get vey noisy.
It is not inexpensive but the prices are very reasonable considering the quality and quantity of the food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent variety and expert
Excellent variety and expert preparation of fish / seafood. Best in the East Bay perhaps SF area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a summer evening!
The food was fresh, the portions were generous and it tasted great. The fish tacos were a hit with the child in our group. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. All in all, we had a leisurely, very enjoyable dinner. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend to friends.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the food, service and beverages were very enjoyable. Nice outdoor dining option.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bar mixes a good drink.
The bar mixes a good drink. Our table had the soup of the day, a a salard, fish and chips, fish tacos and BBQ King Salmon. The food was all hot, except the salad and good. Nice casual settting. This place is run well and it shows.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent fish - daily catch
I am not much of a fish eater as I find it difficult to find restaurants that have really fresh fish, and can prepare it nicely. At Yankee Pier the fish was excellent and the chef can broil, blacken or pan sear according to your taste. Bar service was great, the bartender making nice strong drinks and a superb Mojito. Our host and waitress were very polite and professional, had some great recommendations on cooking method for each particular fish, and suggested a nice wine to go with the meal. Good ambiance and a bit quiet on a Wednesday night, suspect it is a bit more active on Fridays' and weekend nights. Highly recommend if you want great fish and are willing to pay a bit more to enjoy a nice dinner out.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My thoughts on Yankee Pier
Very good food and service has always been friendly and excellent. The menu has been the same for awhile---some new items would be welcomed. A good place to dine that invites you to come back...I enjoy dining at Yankee Pier and have recommended the restaurant to friends.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has the best Calamari Fritti around the East Bay! The bar drinks are also great!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood place in lafayette
This is a really fun seafood place, lots of shellfish dishes. food is always prepared to order.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
whenever we are in Lafayette, this is our go-to restaurant..If you love seafood this is the place to go. Always fresh, always with specials (this month it was with heirloom tomatoes) and the service is energetic and impeccable
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its a great place, however
Its a great place, however was empty by 9.30....drinks are great, calamari excellent.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been dining at Yankee Pier since it's opening. The food and service is consistently excellent, which is difficult to achieve in most restaurants.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants
As it was my birthday, we decided to celebrate with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. As always, the food and service were very good. And to top it off, I got to pick a dessert from the dessert menu compliments of the restaurant. I chose the chocolate cream pie, something I haven't had in many years. Iit could not have been better! Thank you, Yankee Pier!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Never had a bad meal here. Fish is fresh and not overcooked. Service was spot on .
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yankee Pier Lafayette
The dining room is well laid out, close but not cramped. We love the décor and big windows so you can people watch while you eat. I made reservations via their website and opentable and we were seated right on time.
We both had the fish tacos with blackened rock fish which were devine! The fish was fresh as could be and cooked to perfection. The service was excellent! This is my favorite place to meet clients and business associates for lunch.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Shawn made my mother's
Our waiter Shawn made my mother's 85th birthday luncheon a memorable event for our party of five!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The grandkids always pick Yankee Pier because they love it and they know their grandparents love it, too. pristine oysters even for our eight year old adventuresome diner. Carrots and celery with creamy ranch dressing comes for the kids a s a gist from the chef. Creamy NE clam chowder, Petrale sole with caper butter and lemon meringue pie are ordered almost every time. Maybe I'll try something else next time. Sooo good!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite dinner place!
We have had over 20 dinners here. We have never had an average meal or average service. We make reservations and always get seated promptly. The fresh fish here is always great!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food had the grilled
Great food had the grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was very good. I would like to see less fried food on the menu. I love Fried food but would like more options. Not a low calorie menu, but then I am sure it is not meant to be.
Portions were excellent.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking to have a romantic evening, then I would recommend this restaurant. It was brisk fall weather on outside while the restaurant was warm and cozy on the inside It had just enough right ambiance
to create the perfect romantic mood.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighbood restaurant
Food at YP is always consistently fresh and delicious. Our server was charming and helpful in our decisions. We had fish and chips sans the chips and instead opted for 3 of the most delicious side dishes, brussel sprouts with bacon, butternut squash with spinich and polenta. They were all good except the polenta could have use a sauce since it was a little dry. Fish was excellent and the leftover side dishes made for a great lunch the following day. Our wine by the glass were good although a bit pricey in my mind. Our server was delightful and used humor to accentuate his great service. Our food came out quickly and was hot and fresh. I try to go to YP as often as possible.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My go-to seafood place
This is one of my favorite places to go for seafood. While it is noisy, the food and service is good. It has that neighborhood feel. I also like the unique side dishes, especially the fried polenta cakes.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always although
Delicious as always although they ran out of bread.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Place to Go for a Fresh Catch
Yankee Pier never disappoints. At 5:30pm on a Saturday it was completely filled and the people just kept coming. Although everything is fresh every day, they do feature special daily fish catches. On our latest visit the Mahi Mahi and Rock fish were on the special menu. Entrees come with your choice of two sides. We enjoyed the Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, polenta, and squash. They have a very good wine list and if you bring your own, corkage is $15.00. It is noisy and families are welcome. You can sit at the bar to eat as well.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
For a fish lover this restaurant was great and look forward to going again. It was lunch and not was ting to drink alcohol we had good choices for drink.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We don't come often enough to this fine restaurant. I decided it would be a good place I'd like celebrate my birthday, and it proved a good choice. The food was excellent! My wife and I both had the grilled salmon and it was done to perfection. I had the polenta cakes and cole slaw as sides. The latter was the only item that did not quite live up to my expectations, although I couldn't say just what it was lacking. Just seemed a little blah. My wife had the butternut squash and the buttermilk biscuit, which she enjoyed. And I had a complimentary serving of the apple and cranberry crisp for my birthday dessert, which was delicious and much appreciated. Our meal was served by an excellent male waiter who did a great job!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for Friday
I went here for my regular Friday Night Date Night with my partner and it was great.
The location was easy to find and in a nice part of Lafayette. The exterior was eye-catching and the interior decor was likeable.
I ordered salmon (grilled) as well as the butternut squash with kale and cilantro/lime rice as my two side dishes. My partner ordered the mahi mahi with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts as his two sides.
The food was good and tasty but not exceptional. However, the service and ambience is what makes this place outstanding.
It's pricey (similar to SF dining prices) so come here for special occasions.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too loud for intimate talk. Salad wonderful would go back just for the blue cheese. Sides and clam chowder excellent. Lobster parts were good parts not, nice wonderful service
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fish seafood
This is a great place for fresh seafood. Service is usually very good, although it was slow this last visit.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, promptly served and yet did not feel rushed to leave - which on a holiday meal is a blessing. I'm sure that the staff would have liked to join their families as well!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always delicious food and
Always delicious food and great service -- Never disappoints.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a dinner to celebrate my father's 83rd birthday. We had a lovely corner table that was cozy and quiet. Fabulous experience. I would recommend them highly.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good spot
Long time diner here. Always great service and solid food. Went off the track this time and ordered the Fish & Chips. Pretty ordinary. Calamari was great as always. Companion had the Butternut Squash soup. Very good base, except the 'spiced cream' dollop made it taste like pumpkin pie. She had the amazing polenta cakes. Don't miss those. Yummy. Definitely will be back, just not for fish and chips.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I did not think the food was up to standard the evening I was there. The service was very good.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM