The Park Bistro & Bar
3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
The Park Bistro & Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://parkbistroandbar.com/
- Phone: 9252837108x
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 7:00am - 9:30am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Adam Carpenter
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from The Park Bistro & Bar
The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Adam Carpenter has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, a selection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
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The Park Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 25, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (48)great for lunch (39)good for groups (36)fit for foodies (36)great for brunch (32)great for outdoor dining (27)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (20)notable wine list (14)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
- Food was burned but waiterOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 5/9/2010Food was burned but waiter didn't return to the table until everyone else in my party was finished. Ended up with no food but they did take it off the bill.
- This is an elegant romanticOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 3/5/2010This is an elegant romantic spot to have dinner or a nice place to have an upscale brunch.Special Features:
- Liked the attentive service. FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/29/2009Liked the attentive service. Food choice was good. Good for brunch (self service, but nice spread)Special Features:
- We used to love their SundayOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 11/2/2008We used to love their Sunday Champagne Buffet but they discontinued it in early 2009 and now have a very scaled down semi-buffet with a couple of salads/desserts plus your ordered entree. Please bring back the full Sunday buffet!!
- Unique and interesting foodOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/27/2008Unique and interesting food offerings, with stylish presentations and adequate portions. Group of 7 was tendered carefully, and timely service was rendered.Special Features:
- I had heard the food was good,OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 8/5/2008I had heard the food was good, but this far exceeded my expectations. Everything we got was delicious. I will be back!Special Features:
- I got food poisoning fromEEEEVIPDined on 7/7/2008I got food poisoning from the halibut saltimbocca (probably) or the spinach salad.
- Remodeling attractive - entranceOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/5/2008Remodeling attractive - entrance to restaurant displays dish station which is unattractive - menu update appealing - service attentive - mostly all diners an older groupSpecial Features:
- The food, ambiance, and mostlovefoodDined on 6/27/2008The food, ambiance, and most importantly the service are truly outstanding. Management and staff are extremely professional, courteous, and welcoming. A truly memorable dining experience every time.Special Features:
- Despite the fact that ourOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/24/2008Despite the fact that our reservation request clearly stated "anniversary dinner" we were seated very close to a table with three or four pre-schoolers at it, in an otherwise empty dining room. The side dishes were overcooked and the waitstaff kept bringing us another table's food. On the plus side, the dessert cookie plate was out of this world. It's too bad that the entrees were prepared by a chef who is not in the same league as the pastry chef. $100, without wine, definitely not worth the price. We will not have another dinner at this restaurant, it is an amateurish operation. I got the impression that the dining room is run by a former Sizzler or Denny's manager. The waitress was far more competent.Special Features:
- Normally, it is a quiet restaurant.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/19/2008Normally, it is a quiet restaurant. I rated it a moderate the night we were there due to a noisy group of people.Special Features:
- We thought the food at TheOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 6/19/2008We thought the food at The Duck Club was excellent this time - there must be a new chef? The cuisine is now at the level of S.F. or College Ave. restaurants, the service is polished and while the re-model isn't a total success, it's nice to have a dinner menu of this quality on our side of the tunnel!Special Features:
- I was very disapointed inOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/19/2008I was very disapointed in the service and food quality. We arrived after the dining room seating for lunch was closed--even though--I made a reservation for 1:30PM-there was no grace period. We arrived at 2PM--it was closed. All that was open was the Bistro. I had to go to the kitchen to find a food service person to take our order. The kitchen staff said the bartender could take our order. The bartender upon my request did take our order. All the bistro had was a skirt steak--it was VERY tough. I brought my 95 year old friend for a nice lunch. It was NOT a nice lunch. My friend requested a steak--he could barely chew it--I had a taste and I could not chew either. I paid over $60.00 for a lunch for two--I will never go back.
- Server was attentive but allOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/14/2008Server was attentive but all other staff was dismissive. Food came out cold (seemed like some plates had ben made ahead and sat without a warmer). Would not go again.
- kitchen could not get foodOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/12/2008kitchen could not get food out in less than 45 minutes with only five occupied tables in the restaurant
- Good for business breakfast.LocalVIPDined on 5/30/2008Good for business breakfast. Quality food, quality coffee, and privacy if needed.Special Features:
- Our family went for breakfast,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/11/2008Our family went for breakfast, we have dined there before. The toast came 10 minutes before the meal and the eggs on 3 of 6 plates needed to be returned because they were undercooked. You would expect a little better for fine dining even if it is breakfast. Service is good and environment is nice.Special Features:
- Our waiter was unfortunatelyOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 5/11/2008Our waiter was unfortunately AWFUL. He had no personality, seemed to be in a very bad mood and put off all of the guests at the table. We were very disappointed, however the food was very good.
- The server at Duck Club workedOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 3/29/2008The server at Duck Club worked very hard with me to point out items which could be made without salt or have sauces on the side. Unfortunately, although my salmon was salt-free, it was overcooked, being fresh frozen. I know it is hard to cook fresh frozen fish perfectly. The steamed vegetables were well prepared. I appreciate that the restaurant offered to take the item off our bill. OTOH, my husband's rib eye was perfect he told me. I had sashimi for an appetizer and it was delicious. My husband's salad was also very good. He had wine and thoroughly enjoyed it. My hot green tea was in a nice teapot and was hot and tasty. The new renovations are warm, comfy, and chic.Special Features:
- We always enjoy dining atOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/21/2008We always enjoy dining at the Duck Club. We'll be back!Special Features: