Vineyards Restaurant and Bar
Vineyards Restaurant and Bar

Vineyards Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (925) 521-3783
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am Daily;
    Lunch: 11:00AM - 5:00PM Daily;
    Happy Hour: 6:00PM - 7:00PM and 9:PM to 10:00PM Daily;
    Dinner: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Sun - Thu, 5:00PM - 11:00PM Fri & Sat;
    Bar: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Sun - Thu, 4:00PM - 12:00AM Fri & Sat
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Laurent Berthon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer over 21,000 Sq. Ft. of Meeting and Event Space for your Special Event or Business Meetings. We also offer off site Full Service Catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available with reservation only.
  • Special Events: Vineyards Restaurant and Bar is overlooking the Tropical Atrium of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord/Walnut Creek, with our Koi Pond and an enclosed Air Conditioned high ceiling. One of East Bays most popular venues for Special Events, Weddings and Receptions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Concord Avenue
  • Public Transit: Just minutes away from downtown Concord, Todos Santos Plaza and Concord BART Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is Complimentary.
A word from Vineyards Restaurant and Bar
Welcome to Vineyards Restaurant and Bar
Located in Concord, California



Farm to Fork~Grape to Glass
Our Chef and team use local organic and sustainably farmed products whenever possible, we take our food seriously!

Featuring exclusively California Wines & Trend Setting Cocktails
Happy Hour from 6:00PM to 7:00PM
And again 9:00PM to 10:00PM daily
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Casual Dining or Special Celebrations
Restaurant adjacent to Atrium and Terrace, water feature and Koi Ponds
Exclusive Private Dining Room available
Complimentary Parking
Located inside the Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek.



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Vineyards Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
1 review since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Vineyards did it right.
    FiremanBrianVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Another great dining experience at Vineyards. Great service by wait staff
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Our server was just great. Any special request was granted without any fuss. The food was hot and very well cooked. There were three of us all with different dinner request. The food was delivered at the proper time. We were not waiting nor did we feel rushed. luv2eat
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    special occasion
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  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Parshuuter
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had not been here for awhile since the changes in hotel ownership so did not know what expect judging from some negative reviews on the internet. But we always liked the atrium atmosphere so we had Mothers Day brunch with my wife, my daughter (a mother as of 3 months) my son in law and new grandson. We had a 10 am reservation and were seated right away. The service was good and for the most part the food was also good. The only two drawbacks were there was no fresh fruit and there could have been a better selection of desserts. Otherwise the selections were great from the carving station to the omelet bar to the seafood bar. Best of all, there were no lines to get food which can be a problem on holidays. We''ll come back.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasted Affair
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had reservations for Brunch on Easter Sunday at noon. We got there at 12:10 and had to wait in line for 20 minutes. We saw many tables opened, but not cleared off. I had my 87 year old aunt with me and she had to stand on a sloped walkway, not place to sit. When we went for the hot food at the buffet, most items were barely warm close to cold. Cold and hard Eggs Benidict was the worst offering! The poor choice of tongs to pick up food items caused people to struggle with holding on to items causing he line to back up. The display of Easter deserts was boring and cakes and cookies tasted like cardboard.
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  • Good food, service?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Vineyards put on a buffet in the atrium of the hotel.Set up banquet style, with folding tables and chairs. We were there for the first seating @ 10 AM and things were pretty chaotic. The food was good for a buffet and their was a nice selection. The wait staff was totally lost as to what was going on. They all seemed to be willing, but didn't know the drill.
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  • The experience was mediocre.
    WineMeDineMeVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The experience was mediocre. The food was good but not outstanding. Our server however, was phenomenal. She was attentive and kind and really made the meal.
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  • We'll be back
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food quite good (esp the vegetarian cassoulet, wow!), prices very reasonable, server was nice and properly attentive. No complaints. A good option to have, even better with 1,000-point tables.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • NY Eve disappointment
    Frequentdiner1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Three dinners; Sea Bass, Duck and Steak. These were good; otherwise the rating overall w/b poor. However, the portions were marginal and the rest of the meal was not sufficient quality/quantity to justify $65 per head pre fixe menu price ($85 with wine pairing option). Lobster Bisque the worst I have had in 40 years of dining out. Tasted like weak tomato soup with half and half and a hint of lobster. Green and beet salads ordinary and small. The bread was of ordinary store-bought quality at best. Deserts were decent & plentiful but too sweet/not labeled. Service was marginal, with errors. Diners had to retrieve deserts from a separate location. The wine pairings were pedestrian. Overall poor value for the price paid.
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  • Very good service, a very
    Bdcontrol64
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Very good service, a very nice waitress. The food was excellent. We will definitely go there again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outdoor dining - indoors
    KCeatsVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We were quite pleased with our dinners and the service was excellent. Given its location in the hotel it is a great place to go to get the outdoor dining experience while protected from the elements while seated on their expansive indoor patio
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • a cut above usual hotel dining
    dragonreesVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This restaurant is inside the Crown Plaza Hotel. The ambiance is very nice with an open flow in the large interior atrium. The menu and service was classic and classy. Our server, Bayardo, dressed in coat and tie, was efficient and very friendly. He was the shift supervisor. He had great recommendations on the food and wine. The classic menu is heavy on steaks and chops, but does include enough seafood, poultry, and vegetarian entrees to please most. The French onion soup and clam chowder were both excellent. Our two entrees were delicious, the portabello mushroom steak and the Rib Eye steak accompanied by a large Idaho baked potato. There is a full bar and a nice California wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't consider this a restaurant,
    marie
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    I don't consider this a restaurant, definitely a bar/grill. Food was just okay. Service was not good. I would not recommend it to anyone and I would never go back there again.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful setting
    MBgroup
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Food and service were good, and the setting is lovely amid trees along an indoor stream. The deserts are spectacular.
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    special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Good, but could have been GREAT
    RevSylvia
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    The beef was good, the potato was good, the broccoli rabbe (sp?) was tepid and no rolls or bread were offered. It was all good--just not great. The service was excellent, however!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We usually do family brunches at the Hilton Concord but thought we'd try something different for a change. Unfortunately, change is sometimes not for the better. The buffet spread consisted of potatoes, bacon, sausage, eggs benedict, veggies, roast pork, roast chicken, pasta w/sun dried tomatoes and salmon. They also had tri tip and ham, an omelet station, seafood station with crab and shrimp. Two salads, cut fruit and a dessert station. The quality of the food was quite mediocre and the elegance was far from that of the Hilton. Service was fair, it was difficult to get refills and plates removed from our table. Priced at $43 for adults, which is the going rate at most special brunches. Back to the Hilton we go!
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  • Grilled pork chop was tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Grilled pork chop was tasty but dry. Ahi tuna was tasteless and unevenly cooked. Server was wonderful but that didn't make up for the food. We won't be retuning.
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  • Have been here a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Have been here a few times for the service and food. This time was not good...service was horrid so my girlfriend and I left before even getting menus. There was a wedding going on in the open area, so the noise was terriable too, so this was just a bump in the road, so I will go back...
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  • Three Filet Mignon steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    Three Filet Mignon steaks and one New York steak were ordered. All medium rare. Two Filets and the New York were thick, tender and cooked as ordered. The third filet was much thinner, more medium than medium rare and tasted old. Our waitress was very nice and took the steak back, however, the new steak was't much better and by that time the other three persons had already finished eating. Priced too high and not worth a return visit.
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    scenic view
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  • A neighborhood gem, by the airport.
    FiremanBrianVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Another excellent experience at Vineyards Chop House.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Food was excellent, service
    FalconVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Food was excellent, service good and the wine list reasonably priced. Noisy. Personal attention from the chef.
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  • We went to have dinner there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    We went to have dinner there for my husband's birthday. We didn't know that there was no seating inside the restaurant - it's all an "outdoor" patio, and by "outdoor", I mean that the entire restaurant is just sectioned off from the lobby of the Crown Plaza hotel. Not quite what we expected, but to top it off, there was a wedding RECEPTION going on in the lobby with a DJ playing loud music. To some, this may not have been so bad, but for two parents who don't get to go out very often, I would love to be able to actually hold a conversation with my husband.
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  • No complaints. Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    No complaints. Surprised there were not more diners.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took the Family to Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Took the Family to Mother's Day brunch. Arrived at 9:50 for our 10am reservation, There was a long line to get in I asked an employee if we had to wait in line if we had reservations? He said yes. I don't know why we had a reservation then?
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  • Just had a burger with Pt.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Just had a burger with Pt. Reyes blue which made it extra tasty and a salad, no bun. My friend wasn't impressed with her Caesar as there was no anchovies or taste in the dressing. Very basic. Excellent wine selection as unexpected.
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  • We had been to the Crowne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    We had been to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for their buffet brunch a couple years ago and thought the food was excellent and really enjoyed ourselves. This trip was very different. Some better, some not as good. The atmosphere was quite a bit better. They have updated the hotel and the atrium area where the brunch is held, very nicely. I was disappointed that there is no longer a buffet, but their salad table and cheese table were excellent. As far as my entree, I would have to say that the steak on the steak and eggs meal left a lot to be desired. Our waitress was slow and although there was only 1 table occupied when we got there, she was very frantic and couldn't remember what we had ordered, like coffee???? Not good.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • We ordered calamari, chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    We ordered calamari, chicken wings, and burgers. The calamari plate was huge, but I didn't like the ton of parmesan on it. Burgers were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • First Time Here. The food
    FiremanBrianVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    First Time Here. The food was great. Just took too long to get served. Staff was obviously overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • Didn't Honor Our Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I made a reservation for Valentine's Day. However, they failed to reserve a table for me by over-booking their tables. As I was waiting (and waiting), one of the diner's came to the front and complained that they had been there for 45 minutes and hadn't even been served bread or water. At that point, we decided to leave. As a side note, the ambiance looked cheap--like the place was supposed to be a bar and someone decided to put tables in the lobby of the hotel. We'll never be back and if you're thinking of trying this place, think again and try somewhere else.
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  • Valentines Day is supposed
    bn2wild
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Valentines Day is supposed to be romantic and attentive... It's not condusive when you make reservations on time, and sit at a table without water or bread or attention for over 10 (I want to say 15) minutes. You see 1 waitress trying to cover all of the tables, and politely ask for attention. Then a gal comes from the banquet room to take your order, yet you still have no water. You eventually get water and bread, but continue for another 10-15 minutes waiting for wine. Finally dinner arrives, but the meat is dry and just warm. You finish dinner, and are still waiting for at least 10 minutes with your credit card on the table (and you don't have a bill),finally ask someone to take it. This whole time the host is walking around but not help
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  • An elegant location. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    An elegant location. They were moderately busy but had only one waiter...needed more help, but he did the best he could. He seated us in a requested warm area and gave us a couple of "special attentions" that were nice. The $10 corkage fee was very reasonable. (I think his name was Eric.) The taste of the food was very good and served hot, but also very pricey! For example---at your prices a small scoop of mashed potatoes should be included with the entree, not as a $6 side dish. You have an attractive venue---one of the nicest in Concord. Note that we (and others) dine out weekly. Our final word: we shall return another day to enjoy another fine meal.
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    special occasion
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  • fresh and delicious food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    fresh and delicious food, excellent service from maitre de and from Joy, our waitress
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  • This was the first time the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    This was the first time the Vineyard Chop House did a prix fixe menu on Christmas. While the food was wonderful and our waiter was great, we were there for 3 hours. Mostly waiting for our food to arrive. The restaurant was also very cold once the sun went down. We had some older people in our group and they were not happy how chilly it was. All in all our meal was great. I am sure they will work out the kinks to this service on holidays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made us feel so welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2011
    Was greeted by a friendly and energetic staff. Manager took the time to really aknowledge that we were first time guests and told us the` story of Vineyards. Was great, friendly wait staff (Joy). Amazing Rib Eye Steak. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Not your usual venue, worth a try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    If you can beyond the fact of the venue being in a hotel, you'll notice that The Vineyards works very hard to provide you a pleasurable dining experience. There are a lot of nice touches including the cute carafes in which they serve your wine. The sound of the fountains and classical music in the background is nice. The staff was very friendly and accomodating as well.
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  • This was the worst service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    This was the worst service and food I have ever had. Let's just leave it at that.
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  • Excellent Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    The food was excellent. We were celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday and the waiter was nice enough to get my daughter a mud pie cake and sing her happy birthday without us asking, so I think that was very sweet. We are very pleased with the service and food.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Filet Mignon in jeans & a T-shirt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2011
    looking at the menu's dishes/prices, you'll begin to form an assumption of what this place will be like. You'll be wrong. Not NECESSARILY in a bad way, but you have to be of a certain niche to really feel satisfied here. Brass tacks: its basically an outcropping tacked onto the hotel bar, with it's FAUXliage and a koi pond. It's not a fancy wow your date place,not a quaint,'our little place' romantic dinner destination. It feels a little weird. but it's nearly gourmet cuisine (nothing daring) in a setting that is COMPLETELY unassuming or imposing will let you have an amazing dinner without ever feeling like you are have to be in your 5 star best.Had 9pm res. & Were the ONLY Diners other than a few at the bar.Everything was very good
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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  • Our appetizer was served with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Our appetizer was served with my partner's main course, my main course followed 5-10 minutes later. We had to ask for bread for the table. The tables are in the lobby of a very active hotel - zero ambiance. Foor portions were appropriate. Plate presentation was unimaginative. No spoons provided to stir cream in coffee.
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  • The koi pond/river running
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    The koi pond/river running throughout the atrium was a hit with the kids. They serve a nice mother's day brunch/lunch. Too bad they were so understaffed... The service is usually much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • Mother's Day brunch
    Tawnya
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Went for Mother's Day brunch. My mother and grandmother enjoyed it. The food was good. They seemed to be a little short-staffed for an event like this, but overall it was a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic