Blackhawk Grille
Blackhawk Grille

Blackhawk Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackhawkgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9257364295
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH



    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00 pm





    BRUNCH



    Saturday 11:30am - 3:30pm



    Saturday - Sunday 11am - 3pm





    DINNER



    Monday - Thursday 5 - 10pm



    Friday - Saturday 5 - 10:30pm



    Sunday 5 - 9pm





    DAILY HAPPY HOUR



    3-6pm (everyday) and 9-10:30pm (except Sundays)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Buckley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms and a lavish umbrella shaded patio along the lagoon for any of your events. Our team can help you plan and host corporate meetings, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties and much more.
  • Private Party Contact: Grant Johnson 8883022014
  • Entertainment: We offer live musical performances every Thursday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons during brunch!
  • Special Events: The Blackhawk Grille regularly hosts weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, retirement dinners...the list goes on! So next time you're planning an event, think of us! We're happy to help make your occasion one you'll never forget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crow Canyon & Camino Tassajara
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample free parking in the area.
A word from Blackhawk Grille
The Blackhawk Grille offers a menu filled with innovative flavor combinations, an extensive wine list and a water-side setting to enjoy a meal, cocktail, or bottle of wine in Northern California's beautiful Danville.
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Blackhawk Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (80)neighborhood gem (49)great for lunch (44)good for groups (35)special occasion (32)scenic view (31)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (28)vibrant bar scene (22)romantic (22)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (15)notable wine list (15)Show More
  • Great Experiance
    FRL1
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My wife and I just moved into the Dublin area. As our move into the Dublin area coincided with my wife's birthday, we were not able to do anything special. Being new to the area, and not knowing where to go I searched on the web for recommendations (which can be hit or miss). Fortunately, I found a review for the Blackhawk Grille. The food was fantastic, the service was amazing, and they even provided a free birthday dessert for my wife! I will definitely be recommending this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food choices.
    Caligirl
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    From comfort food and pizza to classic steak and potatoes, almost any food whim you may have is available. Very difficult to choose what to have - just order another drink, you'l figre it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent. Appreciated
    2hijasandmaxVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Service was excellent. Appreciated the accommodation of our last minute reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for business lunches
    LindaM
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Blackhawk Grille is great for business lunches because it is quiet and they have delicious salads on the menu for those of us that do not want a filling lunch. Very good service and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but very loud
    Bexdc
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We came here for a celebratory birthday dinner. It was bustling inside --- Saturday night -- and the service was very attentive for much of our meal. Food was excellent -- my chicken picata was perfectly done and the scampi and noodles that some of the others had was excellent. However, the noise level in the restaurant was almost deafening. Our party of six literally had to should to each other to be heard. Because of the incredible volume, I was reduced to speaking only to the people directly to the right or left of me. The waiter actually apologized for the noise level -- the acoustics in the main room, which is partially enveloped in glass, with a tile floor, do not contribute to conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    RavenVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We intentionally sat outside as this weekend had brilliant weather. You can enjoy your fabulous meal right next to the pond where there are lots of ducks to keep you entertained as they swim by. A meal and a show! :) I've been to Blackhawk Grille many times and it's an exceptional restaurant. There service was a bit off this particular day, they seemed a bit short handed but the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little noisier than expected
    PLynnP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We've enjoyed the Blackhawk Grille several times ourselves so we invited another couple for dinner. We had reservations for an 8:00 PM Friday night dinner, a little later than we would usually go but to accommodate the work schedule of our guests. We are all in our 60's and we were thinking it would be an 'adult' environment where we could talk. It was much noisier than expected; there were several families with children . Several tables left after we were served so it was more comfortable then. The food, as always, was delicious; we split the mussel appetizer and the lamb shank. For couples my recommendation is to go in the afternoon when you can enjoy the view of the duck pond and converse easily.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud
    TattaaVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The restaurant is too loud. It was very difficult to talk and hear each other. There were six of us at a round table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This restaurant is always consistently great. The menu was change a few years ago because of the economy and it is now more affordable. I miss the old menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Lunch
    mylocalrestaurant
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The spicey potato chips servered at each table were a great start for a lovely lunch. We had the very tastey meatloaf and very fresh Blackhawk Grille (BG) salad. The server was very friendly and prompt. Blackhawk Grille is a big restaurant located by an impressive Blackhawk Auto Museum water feature. Inside dining or outside are both fun places to eat. The bar area is huge with many selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Variety
    575108
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We enjoyed a wide variety of entrees, lobster, chicken, meat loaf, and seafood pasta. We had a great table right on the lake. Service was excellent and leisurely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service- poor wait staff
    Native
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We walked out after 15 minutes. They would not honor our reservation for out door seating. The wait staff ignored us. We will never go there again. Also, we will inform our friends not to bother with this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Have been dinning here for
    GR007
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Have been dinning here for quite some time. Always impressed by the food. Burgers are especially good - the oak wood aroma and the juiciness of the meat (always cooked exactly as I ordered).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good selection
    FoodaholicVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The menu has a good selection to please most everyone. Their reuben is one of the best, it has corned beef brisket not deli sliced corned beef. The lobster sliders are also very good. The butterscotch bread pudding which was pretty good and enough for two people. Overall a good place to eat at a good price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a birthday lunch
    luv2eat
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great place to enjoy lunch and sit outdoors on a beautiful day enjoying the ducks swimming by in the large fountain that is in the middle of the shopping center. We enjoyed our lunch. The sweet potato fries were crispy , the lobster roll was delicious, salmon burger was a little on the salty side. Dessert was okay. Would have preferred vanilla ice cream with the chocolate brownie instead of chocolate. Creme brulee tasted just like a creme brulee should taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but surprisingly good
    BigEd
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This place is pretty pricey which is expected since it's in Blackhawk Plaza, but it does have pretty darn good food. We had the lambshank and the porterhouse steak and both were very tasty and cooked just right. We also had the calamari fries which were very good as well. The biggest surprise was desert. I wasn't expecting much but we ordered the big cookie with ice cream and it was to die for. It was warm and fresh made and disappeared instantly. I'm not even a big desert eater but I'll definitely try their deserts again. Minor cons would be that the place is noisy but the atmosphere is nice. Also had a minor snafu with some lukewarm coffee but our server was very nice and fixed it right away.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Evening!
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great service! Our server, Ian, was helpful in our wine & beer selections with our meal. I liked that my glass of wine was poured at the table from the bottle of my selection. Ian was attentive & pleasant throughout the meal. Our dinner was well prepared & hot when served. The only thing disappointing was when we were having a drink at the bar, the chips served were a bit soggy. Otherwise a very pleasant experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    eastcoastgirl
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Enjoyed lunch here...thought the food was very good and our service was great. Thought the ambience was very nice and would definately consider coming back to check out the happy hour menu (2pm to close...love that!) in the bar sometime. Also took note of the nice outdoor dining opportunities for another time. Will definately come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blackhawk Grille Has Gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I went there for dinner on her birthday, and we were both disappointed. We are not upset at the menu and other changes. Rather, it was the quality of the food that was not up to our past experiences. We both had fish dishes, salmon and tuna. If you want good fish, try the Peasant and the Pear in downtown Danville.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was much too noisey to
    RichaudVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was much too noisey to have a conversation. God was just OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blackhawk Grille - great choice
    Jinx0803
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A small gem, in a difficult location. This is our 3 or 4th visit. Nice ambiance summer and winter. With fantastic service. A creative chef offers an interesting variety of appetizers and entrees. What is also appealing is while they are a bit pricey they also have moderately priced plates that are lovely and good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Opinion
    Sammy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Nice restaurant; really nice server, the food was great. Big place, very very open. No booths or private settings. Overall very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Misleading
    Perfect
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made a reservation for my fiance and I for Valentine's Day. When someone from the restaurant called to confirm our reservation, she said, "And by the way, we are doing a 3-course meal for $60 per person for every reservation". I almost cancelled at that point as I neither one of us eat enough to benefit from a 3-course meal and we definitely would not spend $60/person. Note, that did not include wine or cocktails. We are not budget diners. We are totally willing to pay for a nice dinner. It was at this point, prior to ordering our 3rd course - dessert, that we learned the 3-course meal was not "required". It would have been really nice for someone to share that with us from the beginning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service & attention to detail
    WildElkVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Poor service, We were given the wrong entree, had to ask twice for glass of wine ordered, and when bill came we had the wrong entree on our bill ($40). When I told manager what happened he apologized but also kind of laughed it off. I would have expected a small gesture like removing a dessert from the bill or something like a good restaurant would do, but nothing, Not too impressed and won't be returning,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Gem
    GPMP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a great Valentine's Day Dinner at BG. Prix Fixe menu had plenty of options for me an my Gluten Free wife. Food came out very timely and service was very attentive. I had the crab cakes (ok not great), rack of lamb (delicious) cooked perfectly and a great flourless chocolate cake dessert. Wife had house salad, salmon nad chocolatte mousse. Server was veery attentive and catered to my wife's allergy issues intensively. Really high quality. Would go back next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful pre-Valentines meal
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We went on Thursday to avoid the Valentines Day crowd. We were promptly seated. Our server, Bradley was friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and attentive throughout the meal. We had the mahi mahi and salmon, split a salad and dessert. Each dish was very tasty and well prepared. We have eaten at the Grille several times for lunch and dinner and not been disappointed. We enjoy the convenience of the Grille and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Valentine dinner out
    Danvillemom
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The night before Valentine's Day was when we chose to have our dinner out. Not as crowed, hopefully more quiet. That decsion was right on. As we walked in we were seated right away. I told them we had a reservation but the host pretty much desmissed me. We started off with the fondue appetizer. The veggies were awesome, nice and hot and full of flavor. The cheese, however, was luke warm, I would have preferred piping hot cheese. We also had the mac-n-cheese which was more noodle with runny cheese. Not impressive. We shared the Porter House steak which I ordered medium and it came out rare. I sent it back and it came back well. Not impressed there either. For dessert we ordered the Creme Brulle and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Time at Blackhawk Grille
    KrissiFoodLove
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Been here many times, always love the view and location. Service was good, food was excellent. All around very good. Ordered the pepperoni pizza and the waiter was nice enough to have them hold the chili flakes since I don't like spice. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    RSdine
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The service was outstanding. We were celebrating a significant birthday and the wait staff was very attentive, but not overbearing. All of us enjoyed the Grilled Greek Chicken Salad. Would definitely be back for a celebration or an everyday dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Lunch
    Cacsan77VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We celebrated a birthday with 10 ladies and had a great lunch with very attentive service from Connor and Scott. Connor kept our water glasses filled and was very attentive and personable. Scott gave us excellent wine, food and dessert recommendations that were spot on! All contributed to an excellent dining experience!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening at Blackhawk Grille
    nmarr
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My husband and I had not been to the Blackhawk Grille for a very long time. It is such a neighborhood gem that I'm not sure why we hadn't been back in such a long time. We had an excellent experience and the food was delicious. Our waiter was new, so he was a little slower than we would have liked, but he was so friendly that we couldn't fault him. We will be back to the Blackhawk Grille very soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new chef
    ADinerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    They have redeemed themselves! I have been coming here for many year and after a really bad experience I decided never to return. My husband talked me into to trying it again because it's very close to where we live. I have to say that the food was really great and the service was very good if just a tad bit amateurish with a server who could have been from Chili's and not very used to fine dining. She was nice and tried really hard. The only thing that bothered me was three very young people were at the reception desk and talking in a group and completely ignored our departure. It would have been nice if they would have just said something to us as we departed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service
    2forever1VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The Blackhawk Grille is a great place to dine. There is a great vibe to the restaurant. The bar is a happening place with lots of energy. The menu is diverse and customer friendly (reasonable substitutions can be made). The best part of dining at The Blackhawk Grille is the staff. From the hostesses (smiling and welcoming, no "ice princesses" here like at so many other East Bay restaurants), to the bar staff, to the clearing staff, and, most importantly, the wait staff. We were lucky to be seated in Eddie's area, again. He is a real plus to the place: friendly, helpful, accommodating, and professional. You will enjoying dining here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience as we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    A good experience as we have come to expect. The seating was immediate, the cocktail order and then the appetizer follow-up was timely. The attention level was perfect and food was presented very well. Since the remodel this restaurant is in our top 3 Danville haunts.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The fish n' chips leave a
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The fish n' chips leave a bit to be desired, like crispness. Not terrible, just would never recommend them or order them again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance and good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Wonderful setting, peaceful view, great easy-to-please food for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We still marvel at the talent
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We still marvel at the talent that went into the redo of the Blackhawl Grille. It now has a warm feel to the various interior areas, each with a slightly different character. There is excellent menu variety for any-time-of-day dining. The sliders and chips are some of the best in the area, although the Caesar salad dressing needs some pizzazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third trip not quite a charm
    RavenVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I have been impressed with this place so I was looking forward to my 3rd trip. My GF and I continue to branch out. We still love the meal starts with house made potato chips ... they're consistently great. We ordered the Baby Back Ribs. These are excellent! Not the best ever, but definitely in a top 10 list for sure. The meat literally fell of the bone, they were perfectly cooked ... I love the BBQ sauce ... however, I would prefer a thicker sauce to this more watery sauce they make ... some molasses IMHO would make it perfect. Where the meal fell apart was dessert. Our brownie was destroyed! Burnt to a carbon crisp and it was still served to us! It was replaced with a new one ... that still wasn't great ... but it was taken off the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff anted to do a good job
    Linda
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The waiter was very nice. He just forgot to put the entire order in and by the time wa E received it the dinner was done and eaten
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blackhawk Grille
    Nokia
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Thus was my first time at this restaurant, but it certainly will not be my last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.