The Park Bistro & Bar
The Park Bistro & Bar

The Park Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://parkbistroandbar.com/
  • Phone: (925) 283-7108
  • 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 and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Park Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (36)great for lunch (36)neighborhood gem (35)romantic (27)great for brunch (27)great for outdoor dining (22)vibrant bar scene (21)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Special
    Poobearj
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    A very special place for any occasion! Always welcoming, intimate and quiet enough to hear what is said - a rare place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it for brunch!
    KiBeBe
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food, wonderful appetizer spread for prix fixe brunch (the cold salmon was to die for) with excellent entrees and a complete dessert bar. Service was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in the Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    When we were seated we were seated extremely close to the diner next to us and that could have been addressed with a bit of attention to detail when the table was set. As it was, I actually pushed the table next to us away from us when the diner had finished their meal and left. I was also very disappointed that the salad my wife ordered could have easily fit on a bread plate yet it cost $13. It did come with 2 very small beats, hardly justified the price. I had the braised ribs dinner and that was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our brother was in town visiting and we wanted to take him to a nice restaurant so we picked this one. The food was excellent and a very pleasant atmosphere to have a long over due visit. Keep up the great work :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aopdjp
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food very good, Service slow and could have been more attentive as we had two 90 year old ladies with us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant
    PurpleRain
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Restaurant is just beautiful. Bar was crowded but looked really inviting! Loved the dim lighting. Great service - everyone was so friendly and nice. Lemon drops were delicious and larger than we expected. Ordered a popcorn snack that was really good but it came in a bowl that was so tiny. Mac n cheese was very dry and over cooked. Would not order that again. Had a great time with friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both a hit and a miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    One meal was excellent, the other was a disaster. It was an overpriced and disappointing evening. Too bad this place was once excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tom1938
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. Went on a Sunday night, very quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Overall was nice. Seated promptly, food was good, service was good, at least until we finished dinner. After that it was slooooowwwwww. Once the plates were cleared, it was like the server disappeared. It took too long to get the dessert menus, then too long to order dessert, dessert came quickly enough, but then too long to get the final bill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food. Had my first fillet in ages and it was worth the wait. The scallops were fantastic. Always love the ahi tartar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Up & Down
    Meowyee
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This wasn't the first time I had their Sunday brunch. Seemed they did not keep up with the service. The small plates were out on the buffet table for a while and did not get filled up until a customer asked for them. When the server brought our coffee, he forgot the cream. I just hope they could improve on these small area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun revived spot
    lafayetteDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The new menu and format is fun. We went very early (5:45pm) and the place was already full -- so good energy. Food was well prepared. I recommend reservations since the popularity seems to have picked up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, service slow
    WCFoodie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have heard good things about this place so we finally tried it on Halloween night. The restaurant was only about half full, so you would expect good service. But no, we were quite disappointed. From the time we walked in the door (had to wait 5-10 min to be seated and we had a reservation), to the first table they sat us at (right by the kitchen, why would you do that?). We requested a different table, and then it took far too long to order drinks, food, etc etc. The food was good, but there are plenty of other restaurants with both stellar food AND service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gabriella
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It is a restaurant I take friends and costumers to enjoy food, wine and exceptional service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I was there for lunch with a family member. We ordered the special quiche and we were surprised to find that it came with a wonderful salad. The quiche was different from what I expected--more like a muffin--and it was delicious. I liked that it was quiet as we were catching up on family activities and didn't want to be in a place where the noise level was so loud you needed to almost shout to be heard. It was a very relaxing time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CZucco
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    loved our lunch before our spa treatments. Will come back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a joy
    SPS1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Once a month my two neighbors and I treat ourselves to a delicious and special dinner together at the Park Bistro. No matter what is going on in our lives, it always feels like a special time together. Over the years we've tried several other restaurants in the area, but have made the Bistro "our place". The food is always well prepared and elegantly served by friendly and attentive staff. We don't often have dessert, but this time we treated ourselves to the trio of creme brulee. All were tasty but the huckleberry was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Awesome experience! As a first time guest I was blown away. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food practically melted in my mouth. I ordered the quiche and I have never tasted a quiche as good as this. The salad was so fresh and the dressing was delicious. We swooned over the deserts. The butterscotch pot de cream was so creamy and delicious I will make a special trip just for that
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fine
    RickyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I went with some friends on Sat. night and had a great dinner. We ate outside and the outdoor area is a gem. We all had different items on the menu and each item was outstanding. Our drinks were great and our service was a 10. This place is a winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday boy
    Norman
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Outstanding food, presentation, and service. Fresh and appealing menu, attentive and friendly staff. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Extraordinary
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Park Bistro is a very serviceable eatery with excellent service and a wonderful bar. The restaurant's decor is somewhat dull and lifeless, perhaps because it's in a hotel? I enjoyed the soup of the day (corn chowder) and the wonderful dessert selections (soft serve ice cream with your choice of many toppings!), but the main course (short ribs) was too fatty for my taste. I would have been better off ordering another selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Park Bistro!
    lbpf54
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    In looking to celebrate a milestone birthday someplace we had never been, we tried the Park Bistro. Oh my, how'd we miss this gem? Polenta with the short ribs was dreamy and if you save room for the butterscotch pot a crème you WILL go home happy! I won't mind getting older if I get to celebrate there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific meal
    SteveJudylovegoodfood10
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food (quiche, salmon burger, both with mixed green side salad) was simply terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for an 80th!
    june
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a delightful celebration lunch for a friend who has just turned 80. Everything was special - ambience, food, service. The staff made sure that it was wonderful in every way. Just what we hoped for our friend. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food and Service!
    RoddyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was my first time at The Park Bistro & Bar -- one word -- AMAZING! I was definitely impressed with the quality of food, customer service and the environment. I will definitely recommend to others...and fantastic for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant yet casual atmosphere
    Luvfinedining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We very much enjoyed our dinner at The Bistro. Great food and wine selection and it was very nice and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Food4thought
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with delicious food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    When I made the reservation, I thought it was for the bar area formerly called The Bistro. We were seated in the dining room which turned out fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Super atmosphere
    Wconnolly
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very nice evening. No bad place to sit here but we chose the outdoor patio. Beautiful trees full of lanterns and lights although the street noise was sometimes a distraction. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Food is creative and menu is varied. Unfortunately, despite multiple inquiries about how I wanted my steak prepared, it was still overdone. Would certainly go back but would likely try something that was more of a house specialty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another lovely evening
    SPS1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This has become a favorite dining spot for my two friends and myself. We can always look forward to a well prepared and presented meal, a nice wine selection and attentive, but not overbearing service. We'll be back.... again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall okay
    chukariVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate