Eleve Restaurant
Eleve Restaurant

Eleve Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eleverestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9259791677x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pmn & Bar Serves to Midnight, Sunday Brunch 10:30 - 2:30pm & Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian, Pan-Asian, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Michele Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private upstairs dining room can accommodate up to 80 people for sit down dinner and 100 for cocktail reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Nguyen 9259791677x
  • Special Events: We can easily accommodate everything from a small private group event to 150+ people. Whether it's the formal upstairs setting with its grand windows, modern downstairs with full counter bar, or the entire 6000 square foot two-story restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Civic Drive
  • Public Transit: The Walnut Creek BART station is just a few blocks away on Ygnacio Valley Road.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there is a public parking lot one block from the restaurant.
A word from Eleve Restaurant
Élevé is a modern Vietnamese restaurant located in downtown Walnut Creek, one block from Lesher Center for the Arts. We offer a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional cocktails, wines, personable service and high quality food. Our menu is an update on classic Vietnamese cuisine.
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Eleve Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (11)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)good for groups (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Delicious -but expensive
    QuietVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    This was only our second visit in the past 2 1/2 years. The food is excellent, the setting lovely, the wine list is short and everything is pretty expensive. I'd come here again but will save it for a special dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was wonderful, service
    stgofwcVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Food was wonderful, service matched it. Choice of indoor or outdoor dining is great. I'm not a big eggplant fan but I loved the eggplant dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Vietnamese in WC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    My wife and love Vietnamese and Vietnamese fusion. Eleve definitely satisfied our cravings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the menus to start with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Loved the menus to start with - both food and wine menus! Did not check cocktails, but I suspect that was great too. Once food started coming it was a real treat to enjoy the evening. Got lucky with the weather and were able to sit outside, which also added to great experience we had. In the end Vietnamese coffee and simple, but decadent desserts were perfect too. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious. We
    catleenVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The food was delicious. We had the papaya salad, yellow curry chicken, wok fried beef, bok Choy and brown rice. The Elder Sour cocktail is great! Restaurant was clean, low noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and drinks, lame service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great food and drinks. Our waiter was scarce most of the night, and barely engaged in our service, so they made a few mistakes and forgot items, and when we asked someone to get our waiter, it took him more than 15 minutes to come out, and he generally seemed disinterested in taking care of us. Better, more attentive (or even just somewhat interested) service would have elevated this experience dramatically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife has eaten here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    My wife has eaten here before and had good food, we to had send back the calamari because super greasy and bland. $12 egg rolls that we could have got at any chinese restaurant for $3:95. My wife got the $28 scallops(3) that were overcooked and I got the Beef and it tasted like they used same sauce on both dishes. The waitress hardly came by the table and we had to have ask busboy for drinks and check. I would never walk through the door to this restaurant again!! as a matter of fact I will probably drive down another street so I don't get reminded of getting ripped off by this joke of a restaurant!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bay Area Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    This is an one of the unusual restaurants in the Bay. Across the board, it is superior. An enormous amount of thought, hard work and creativity has gone into it. It is a beautiful aesthetic ! I encourage you to go soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting flavors, small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Our meal was good, and we saw several unique dishes on the menu. The portions were a bit small for the price, but we would return again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, again. Try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Delicious food, again. Try the Dark and Stormy cocktail, it is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service.
    tom1938
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Excellent food and service. Waiter Khai is always helpful and affable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elevation attained at Eleve
    Fim1ur12
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Lovely restaurant. Beautifully presented food that was oh so delicious! Service was attentive and prices were reasonable. We will be returning for the food or their Pisco Sour Cocktail. Go it 's yummy and fun
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Odd restaurant, we popped
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Odd restaurant, we popped in at Happy Hour and despite the modern open design and large bar, we felt as if we were at someone's personal party that we hadn't been invited to. The staff was less than uninterested in the customers and the atmosphere was not friendly or welcoming at all. No surprise then that the food smacked of the same: TINY portions and GIANT prices are definitely not getting my repeat business. But, if a place that presents itself an LA refugee (without the star power) appeals to you, then know that the food is actually tasty. The 5 bite sized pieces of calamari served in the "small plates" menu was well seasoned if a bit over-battered. The 5 slivers of beef on the carpaccio appetizer were tasty and full of fl
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  • Amazing food and great drinks
    OakCynVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We had a fantastic dinner at Eleve last night. The food was excellent and the drinks were equally good. All of our dishes were very flavorful and super yummy. I'd give them 6 stars if possible. I can't wait to return on a warm evening to enjoy the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as ever. Sampled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Fantastic as ever. Sampled 8 items and each was delicious. And their hand crafted Moscow Mule's are possibly the best cocktail ever.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers were good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Appetizers were good. The carppacio of beef had a little too much citrus for my palate. Imperial spring roll were execellent, Riesling Prawns were good. Entrees....Cubed Filet Mignon which (as I keep getting told) was one of the best things my girlfriend has eaten since being out in california (we are from the UK). Scallops were good. Garlic noodles were superb! Excellent Asparagus dish. Deserts....Creme brulee was the best we have ever tried, banana fritters were ok. Can highly recommend the cocktails. All were excellent. Tequila Sour with egg white was superb. They also had desert cocktails which worked extremely well. Quite expensive but probably due to having one too many cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had lunch there previously
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Had lunch there previously and was very impressed. Asked another couple to join us for dinner and we were all impressed. Friendly and knowledgeable waitpersons on staff. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant - Asian fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great food and a fantastic wine list. The Mango salad was wonderful & the spring rolls good as well (the Thai peanut dipping sauce was phenomenal). The waitress, however, was just a little kooky! When asked to describe the difference btwn 2 salads, she described one as being prepared with "shaved unripe fruit" and not as good as the other (how odd!). The tipping point (no pun intended) was when we asked a waiter to have our waitress come (of which I saw him do), she stopped at 2 other tables on her way over before doing so. Being that clearly they were fine, I was a bit put off by that and down tipped her slightly. Food and service is everything, and gave her slightly below a 20% tip. Over all, it's a great place & I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eleve lives up to its name- Chic
    BeachyGal
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This is a very chic venue. The decor does call attention to itself by its clearly designer design. This is not a bad thing. Cocktails were very well crafted in my view, original taste profiles and and not too sweet. Served in classic cocktail coupes, this adds to the feeling of being in a soignee joint. The food items nicely curated so one could have a good balance between delicate notes of seafood and fresh veg and the definitive meatiness of the killer Cornish game hen and the hunks o' filet. One less than perfect dish was the garlic noodles. These were tasty but too dry and the portion for three a wee bit skimpy. The molten chocolate cake dessert is also dated and offered nothing new by way a spice or presentation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always unique dishes and their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Always unique dishes and their Moscow Mule cocktail is outstanding, the best ever.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu but well done.
    munchy
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Limited menu but well done. We had salmon and pork clay pot. Both were delicious and uniquely prepared. All items are a la carte so it is a bit pricy, and a bit loud to be romantic. Interior nicely decorated and well located near the heart of town but with easy access and parking lots nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant noisy bar scene
    TravelgurudanvilleVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The appetizers were very good, the sides were excellent but the mains were just ok. The noise level in this very small restaurant was intense, making it very difficult to carry on a conversation. Would probably not wanter past the small plates if we came back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great if you like spicy Vietnamese
    tsunamiVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great if you like spicy Vietnamese food. Excellent choices but most are spicy so be prepared--great service and definitiely ask for recommendations the waiter was spot on...also very close to the Lesher center so a great spot for a before show meal or drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was very delightful
    DiningforpleasureVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Our server was very delightful and when we had questions about ingredients she got us answers. Her service was outstanding and one of the reason I will return to Eleve.
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  • Noisy and on the pricey side
    BelgoVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The food was well-prepared although pricey for what you get. The least expensive salad was $12. The waiter was polite, but brought back the wrong dish (salmon instead of scallops). It's one of the noisiest restaurants I've ever been in. I had to cup my hands over my ears to hear what the person facing me was saying, and I had to cup my hands over my mouth in order to get her to understand me. Nothing terrible, but there are better choices in the area, and I don't enjoy going out when I can't carry on a normal conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too many of the items are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Too many of the items are spicy with no modification available.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good. Expensive for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Food is good. Expensive for dinner and menu selection limited. Fun to go to once in awhile.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loving Eleve
    Talker
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Had a wonderful meal with great service. Not rushed at all and could sit and visit with my friend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great food, great service. Menu is small, but we loved everything we tried. Moscow mule and vodka sour were delicious as well. Not an inexpensive place, but worth the extra money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks were awesome!!! Bartenders
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Drinks were awesome!!! Bartenders were the highlight. They make drinks right in front of u if ur at the bar, and taste amazing. $11 a drink though. Food prices are a little steep as well but tastes great
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Quiet at lunch time,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very Quiet at lunch time, but i hear it really gets active on the weekends. The food was excellent and leftovers were a good reminder of just how good the meal was. I would and do recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was beautifully presented
    ThankfullyCalifornianVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    The food was beautifully presented and the flavor of each of our dishes was surpurb. We ate downstairs near the bar so didn't see upstairs. The decor is contemporary but relaxing. Our wait staff was very attentive and each of our courses was served promptly. We will definitely be coming back again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This was our first visit to Eleve. The service was great so were the cocktails. I had my fave Cosmo and my husband and our two frieds had Moscow Mule and we ordered second rounds. Food was great. Beef Carpaccio was small portion, but delicious. We also had tune carpaccio, great! I had hoisin chicken, delicious. My husband was not that impressed with stuffed calamari. Ribs were pretty good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    wcbrooksVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Positives: 1. Shrimp Spring Rolls: Fresh, delicate, tasty. 2. Calamari: interesting presentation, good flavor. Could have used a light dipping sauce. 3. Yellow Curry with chicken. Negatives: 1. Brocolini dish: Tough, stringy, without flavor 2. Service. Friendly but inattentive waitstaff. Seemed to be under staffed. Took 40 minutes for our main order to come out-about 30 minutes after we had completed appetizers. 3. A very limited menu. All in all, our experience was okay, but with so many other good choices in the area, we won't be back anytime soon..
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to go to Eleve!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    I highly recommend this Eleve! food is amazing, and the decor and ambiance are just classy and elegant...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really like the ambiance
    missedVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I really like the ambiance here, and the small plates are always interesting and fun. Wish they offered valet service, we'd be here more often. One of my favorite places in WC
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  • I love the food at eleve and
    mamamuffinVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I love the food at eleve and am a huge fan of their cocktails. I can't for the life of me figure out why the service is unacceptable every time I visit. This last experience proved no different. Although our server was fantastic, it took us an hour to get our dinner after we placed the order. The table next to us left after they tired of waiting. Although our server was apologetic, we were not compensated in any way and ended up missing our movie. I keep hoping that this restaurant will care enough to have their service match what they have to offer for food and drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my type of food, hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Not my type of food, hard for me to find something on the menu I liked, other than the vegetables, which were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    My wife and I had a great time . The food was very good and there selection of drinks were great.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional service. Tasty
    GregMaryVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Exceptional service. Tasty and creative food choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate