The Park Bistro & Bar
The Park Bistro & Bar

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

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary. Street parking also available.
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Park Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)neighborhood gem (53)great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (33)great for brunch (31)romantic (29)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (20)notable wine list (12)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • JudyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've eaten at the Park Bistro many times but this time we were seated in the old Duck Club area. Seats are a little low but the decor is nice and bright. I had the panzanella salad which was excellent and my husband had the Park Burger which was good as always. We were there for just a light meal this time and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall okay
    chukari
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a lovely venue and I have dined here before. However, this time I arrived 10 minutes before my 11:30 am reservation and the staff was not yet ready to open. A queue formed and the staff did not do a good job of taking people in the order they arrived. Once seated, it took what seemed like forever for the server to great us and give us our menus. Then another very long wait to place the order (and a long wait to get the check) -- even though the restaurant was far from full. The food was excellent. My salad, however, was a bit over-dressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Value - Classy Place
    AskQuon
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We used to come here back when it was the Duck Club. We hadn't been here in a long while so we were apprehensive. Not to worry - it was as good as it used to be but even more so. The menu is not a big offering but everything on it seems to be selected with care and done well. This was for my wife's birthday and we had a memorable dinner just for the two of us! She started with an Old Fashioned Cocktail (not too many places make a good one even though it is a classic drink) and she was a happy camper. We both had the Cesar Salad Steak Frites and the Stone Fruit Crumble for dessert plus coffee. It was all good! An outstanding dinner, all in all! We'll be back! Jim
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lively, fun place
    Beth
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We always enjoy going to the Park Bistro and Bar. We had a terrific meal as usual. Unfortunatley we had a very poor waitress this particular time, but that has not been our experience in the past. It will not deter us from coming in the future, but we will try to avoid her.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary's chicken
    paws10
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This entree was delicious. Meat was tender and moist, not dried out. Skin was crispy. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful restaurant
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lovely dining area...food very good...server going through the motions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edv5
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was very good. Service was professional but stuck in the past ('Good evening. My name is ..... I'm your server and i am going to take care if you tonight'), not personable, amd rather mechanical. The decor and overall ambiance are quite grand.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    nako
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Best place for Sunday brunch We enjoyed food & service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual
    BelgianBeer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nice to have a place where you enjoy a good meal and some good beer. They have Pliny the Elder on tap and Duvel in the bottle. Would be nice if they added some Barrel Aged stuff but you can't wish for too much. The food and service was excellent, atmosphere is always nice and the restaurant looks onto the Courtyard in which they had a wedding going on while we ate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Everything about our experience was excellent and tailored to celebrating our anniversary. Every staff member was professional, yet warm and welcoming. We will return and highly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food and Service
    Larry
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The quality and preparation of the food was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gordonVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our second time here, and it was excellent. I had the tuna and it was the best restaurant meal I have had in quite some time. I loved the unique way it was prepared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Luv2EatVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Not much different than when it was called the Duck Club. Food was good and friendly service, but nothing special. Next time better skip the reservation and just sit in the bistro open seating by the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies Birthday Lunch
    Cacsan77VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration here with good food and great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed it.
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Six of us had a good dinner here. Salmon was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful place with excellent food
    Easybayfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was wonderful, the food was one of the best meals I've had out. I had the pressed Mary's chicken and it was absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and kind, and the restaurant is gorgeous. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    EastBayDiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Park Bistro is a great spot to dine with friends. We could actually hear each other and not have to shout. The prix fixe meal was delicious! I had Salmon, my husband the short ribs. Service was attentive, but not intrusive and the room temperature was comfortable. We'll definately come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality Breakfast
    FoodywithwineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    They know how to do their eggs. It is a little pricey but it is nice to go somewhere quiet and with quality food, which makes the price worth it. The service was very attentive, I never had to ask for more coffee, they came by just often enough to keep it hot and not so much that they were annoying. I would recommend this place.
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  • Exceptional hotel restaurant
    RRRHVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It is a lovely restaurant with a pretty setting. Wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • born2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    When we arrived there was one booth out of four that was occupied so we asked for one of the others but were told they were reserved and were seated at a table. For the 1 1/2 hours we were there no one sat in any of the other three booths. This is a place we have been to many times so they know us. Maybe we won't be going back anytime soon.
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  • Much Better than the Duck Club
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I'd not eaten at the Lafayette Park Hotel for years as the predecessor restaurant, The Duck Club, was so-so at best and way overpriced. The Park Bistro is still pretty pricey, but is better justified by the offerings. Food was excellent--I had the filet and it was cooked medium rare, as ordered, but was still hot in the center and was one of the best pieces of beef I'd had in memory. Side dishes were also excellent. Service was very efficient and friendly--perhaps a bit too casual for a restaurant at this level but that is an observation, not a complaint. I'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and Creative Main Dishes
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We ate in the bar area, which was quiet and intimate. The onion soup was probably the best I have tasted in a long time. The Salmon was fresh and moist. There were some very interesting menu choices. The main dining room area has a more formal atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always there
    wombat
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Park Bistro doesn't close on Mondays and is always good. The wait staff is friendly; the food is fine and the valet parking is efficient. It's the kind of place one goes to without thinking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Our group of 4 had a leisurely lunch on the patio with great food, great waiter, and were able to hear each other without shouting. We all had a different entrée, were all pleased with our meals, and the crumble we shared for dessert was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sabine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Bistro has been updated and now has a very nice patio area - the tent was removed. We were seated in one of the window alcolve in what used to be the Duck's Club. The food was excellent, we took the prix fixe menu. Service was good and overall the experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I've now been here 2x and everything has been good - from the bread, to the appetizers, main courses and desserts. Service has also been consistently outstanding and I would highly recommend the Park Bistro as a neighborhood gem, suitable for special occasions or just a casual meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Took some out-of-town guests from the Midwest who like classic fare and this was a perfect breakfast spot. Very reasonable prices considering the lovely atmosphere. Service was very friendly and polite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went to dinner with a friend at 5 on a Friday, and everything from start to finish was wonderful. We were seated at a quiet table in the dining area, our server was pleasant and attentive, and our food was outstanding. Our drinks were delicious, the mac and cheese appetizer was a great start to our meal, my filet mignon was perfectly cooked, and the creme brûlée was the best I've ever had. I would absolutely recommend this place to my friends, and I look forward to going back in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My friends and I meet there for dinner once a month. Love it. You can even hear each other in the Duck Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer dining
    Hotelhotspot
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The recent redecoration and the new menu were a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed have dinner on the patio surrounded by a lovely garden and views of the hillside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The service (Kim), rest of wait staff, and the food were all wonderful. Made it a very special occasion for us. Treated like VIP's start to finish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • deebee
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The dishes we had were flavorful and delicious--and beautifully presented. The staff celebrated my husband's birthdays in unexpected ways that we really appreciated. Service was excellent, and we had a lovely booth. For all this, the price was quite reasonable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MommyMo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The service was incredible and the food was all very fresh. Very generous brunch portions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    mynjo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The Bistro had a lovely atmosphere and excellent food. Highly recommend the calamari and warmed olives as appetizers....probably enough for 4. The two of us just couldn't stop eating them. The main course pork chop was outstanding. The service was excellent and I love the valet parking. Went early for a quiet special occasion meal, and it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love2TravelVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were greeted by a smiling and friendly hostess, Bianca. She immediately made us feel welcome. Shelly was our outstanding waitress. Explained items on menu we questioned and always made it a point to check back with us during our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    Ashlovesfood
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The Park Bistro is a foodie's paradise. I recommend the mac&cheese, short rib and ahi options. Service was great and the wine selection was on point. Looking forward to returning very soon! The chef needs to keep doing what he's doing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Find
    John22
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The service was prompt, very helpful in suggestions. The menu is moderate but has all the essentials. Wine list is extensive. The food quality was very good, the portions are just right size. We were there on a Sunday for special occasion, so not a large crowd. Decor is fresh, and invites you in to a warming setting. Randy the server was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted to like it better
    cbeckj24
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I threw a small college graduation party for my son and my family here as it was close for our elderly relatives. Service was the issue. The waiter was nice, but he was serving too many tables. I had to pour champagne twice. No one ever took the cheese plates we had for our first course off the table, even after I asked. It took 30 minutes between salad to get our entrees. Someone took all my sister-in-laws silverware after her salad, and I had to chase down the waiter to get it. I had to chase him again get spoons at desert. Someone else's desert was served to us. The food was just okay, the meat was hot, but the sides were soggy as the plates sat too long in the kitchen. Who serves bread with an over easy egg on it to a group, anyway?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad, Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I needed a quick reservation on a Friday night and The Park Bistro had openings. The hotel it sits in is very nice, great feel and atmosphere. Unfortunately the restaurant, while not bad by any means, doesn't carry the same theme inside. The food was pretty good - not worthy of 5 stars, but easily 4 or 4+. My main complaint was that the service was not all that great. We were left waiting for drink and food orders - just a little slow all around. A few times I found myself looking for the waiter to refill my drink. Basics for me at a restaurant are drink orders within 5 minutes of being seated and never an empty drink. They failed on both of these.
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  • Worth repeat visits
    foodie1001VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent drinks, stellar service, always many things to choose from. We miss some of the items from the old menu, but it's a new place with new things to try. Saw no kids but there was a large group on the patio and it seemed expertly handled. The atmosphere is extremely pleasant in spite of no scenic view. Two of us wanted to share several things and they split the plates with a really nice presentation. We had the beet salad, the French dip and the soup and sandwich combo, with butterscotch pudding and crème brûlée for dessert. The coffee was excellent. There is a prix fixe that we didn't try, but one day we will. This review reflects only a lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.