Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Always wonderful!We eat here often and it is our favorite place. The oysters are the best. They are always the freshest and served at the perfect temperature. The servers are all terrific and make us feel welcome. Now if you are looking for fancy decor and a quiet place, this is not the right place for you! For great food and drink, hurry! Actually, the back patio is much quieter, so try that if noise bothers you. My husband had the scallop and mushroom fettuccini which he loves. I had the ahi, mâché and jicama salad which is a smaller portion and perfect for me following lots of oysters. For dessert, my husband just can't resist the brownie with ice cream. Ok, I helped!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Great StaffThe chef prepared the food in a most delicious way. And my clients absolutely loved it. Service got a little slow by the time the check became due; probably due to a server-change we experienced. This is a clean, well-adorned, friendly restaurant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day Delight..........I made reservations for 7pm. The hostess was very pleasant, our server was excellent. The oysters were incredible. We had entrees too, and a bottle of wine as well. The food and wine as a whole was fantastic. I definitely give the yacht club 5 stars, and will be recommending this place. Well done!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWho needs a marina.The Walnut Creek Yacht Club was was great.... I had pre ordered lobsters for mothers day. Fresh from Main and cooked to perfection.We sat in on open aired room that gave the feeling of private dinning. We ordered caesar salads, fried polenta , grilled asperagus, garlic fries and 2 bottles of champagne. Dont walk hop onto your skiff and sail over to this Walnut Creek Yacht Club.......5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Classic--great food and serviceEvery time we walk by the this place is packed and everyone seems to be having a great time. Now we know why. The food and service are outstanding. Very fresh delicious seafood is the star here and they have the best Lobster Mac and Cheese--with pancetta--I have ever had. And the service is outstanding. The entire staff from the hostesses who great you--to the servers, server assistants, runners and managers are all working hard to make sure your experience is a good one. They are all genuine, efficient and friendly. And they know their stuff--great wine and food recommendations. Between the food and our server Joelle it was the best restaurant experience we've had since we moved to the Bay Area. It is not trendy but boy is it good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOUR FAVE RESTAURANT FOR OYSTERSAlways the freshest oysters here. I try to eat here at least once a week for my oyster fix. It doesn't hurt either that the wait staff is super friendly and efficient...not to mention the bartender who makes a dynamite Manhattan, complete wit brandied cherries...not that maraschino stuff.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought our friends fromWe brought our friends from out of town for a seafood dinner. I told the hostess we have 2 toddlers and asked for a table a bit out of the way. She offered us a private area where we comfortably ate and did not have to worry about our kids bothering the other patrons. It took a lot if stress off our dinner. Our wait staff were very attentive and kind. We had a lovely experience5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodFantastic seafood expertly prepared and presented. I had the special mahi mahi wrapped in a banana leaf with Yucatan spices. I would have given the restaurant a better rating is it had not been for the slow service. It is a busy place and I think you need to be prepared to wait for your meal when the kitchen gets behind.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM1st choiceThe WC Yacht club is my "go-to" lunch and dinner place in WC. The food is always well prepared, reasonably priced and attentively served.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat.Great food. Great service. Perfect wine recommendation.
The tables too close together. We learned everything about the couple next to us. It was too much information. It is hard to enjoy the company of your date, spouse or associate.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been a while sinceIt had been a while since my husband and I had visited this restaurant but thought we would check it out during Walnut Creek Restaurant Week. It was the perfect choice--informal atmosphere with a comfortable table. All the choices on the special 3-course menu were delicious. The cocktails and wine were also winners i.e., the Coral Chardonnay offered at the special price of $5.00 per glass was a nice touch. Our waitress was friendly but never hovered...and each dish was delivered at the right time--never rushed. We look forward to returning soon.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was good - exceptEverything was good - except the noise level. But we went at 1 p.m., so by 1:30 it was much better. Best seafood in town!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed dinner at WCYCWe enjoyed dinner at WCYC for Walnut Creek Restaurant Week. On April 15, they offered a special $4.15 tax relief martini - yum! Husband got the pre-fix menu with clam chowder, mahi mahi, and oatmeal cake. I got the steamed, chilled, and cracked crab with au gratin potatoes. Our food was yummy. Service was outstanding.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe weather was warm so weThe weather was warm so we were able to sit outside. Service and food were excellent.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend (& sometimesMy girlfriend (& sometimes her husband)try to go here every Tuesday. We get the same thing: a drink, salads, and a dozen oysters for each of us. The BEST meal ever. This week the east points were especially delicious. If you love oysters...or seafood in general....this is the place to go in the East Bay....maybe even the whole Bay Area.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFish was excellent. Fresh,Fish was excellent. Fresh, fresh and perfectly cooked.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - very nice waitress.Good food - very nice waitress. Will certainly be back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always exceptionalThe food is always exceptional and Todd is a marvelous server.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best fresh fish restaurantThe best fresh fish restaurant in the East Bay! I've never had a bad meal, always top rated.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usual! Freshest,Great as usual! Freshest, BEST oysters and other seafood around. Never disappoints. Friendly, efficient, professional servers. Outstanding cocktails! Absolutely nothing to complain about. This restaurant has been around for nearly 20 years, so you know it has to be excellent.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Yacht Club is an activeThe Yacht Club is an active bar and restaurant , yet the attention to service is high. The oyster bar is excellent. The food is always delicious. I overheard one waitress talking to a college student who was looking for a summer job. The waitress went on about what a great place it was to work and how well the staff is treated. That's impressive on the food service industry.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is LOUD, but theThis place is LOUD, but the food is great. We'll request a seat in the back next time. Maybe that will help.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe totally enjoyed our dinnerWe totally enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The clam chowder is always excellent. Our waiter was very helpful about the menu and very friendly telling about all the good things about the Yacht Club.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI love oysters and won't orderI love oysters and won't order them anyplace else except WCYC. They are always the freshest and most delicious here. My favorite meal is a Manhattan, a dozen oysters, and a salad. WCYC does what I like the best.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Fresh Seafood. SwordfishAwesome Fresh Seafood. Swordfish was excellent as always. House Chardonnay is fantastic.
Favorite Seafood Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond Excellent!We went to the Yacht Club for a special occasion and the staff could not be friendlier or more hospitable. They really made the night something special and seemed genuinely interested in whether we were having a great time. The food was fantastic - especially the creme brulee which was the best I've ever eaten (and I'm a real creme brulee fanatic!) The chef even made a point of making sure that I knew which foods were gluten free - so many chefs act like food allergies are done just to annoy them! But this one didn't, he was extremely gracious and solicitous. Overall I couldn't say enough great stuff about the WC Yacht Club!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the recommendation of aOn the recommendation of a local Walnut Creek friend and Loyalty member of your restaurant, we decided to join, also, as we had heard many good things about the Yacht Club food for years. Our first time to eat there was the day before St Patrick's Day (3/16) for a delightful lunch. With the Irish menu and attentive table service, we really enjoyed the dining experience. We will definitely return sometime in the near future to try more of the seafood.
Dorothy and Andrew Leven3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Unfortunately too much noise to hear your dinner companions.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was really, really good.Food was really, really good. I had scallops, which are touchy, but they were perfectly prepared and very tender. I like the fact that vegetables are on the menu aside from salad! We had to wait a bit for our waitperson to take our order and for the bill - long enough to notice but not long enough to become annoying. I'll be back!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMXoxoxoxxo WCYC!!!This is my FAVORITE restaurant in Walnut Creek! Fish...any way you want it. Fresh fresh fresh. Excellent raw bar. Way too much fun ADULT bar scene...lots of yachties and sailing folks. And landlubbers, like me and my friends who always sit at "my table" (love to Ellen and staff!), and have our frequent "girlfriend" dinners.
Start off with a specialty cocktail, some raw oysters, and chat for a bit. Then order YOUR favorite fish, just the way you like it. Oh fer gawd's sake, be sure to get that delicious side dish...au gratin potatoes. (hey, you saved carbs on eating fish.)
As always, the best.
Tonya H.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in the east bay.Best seafood in the east bay. Food is always excellent and service is great. We dine here at least twice a month and it's always excellent. We like that they have a three course special every day for $29.95 which nclues a non-seafood option.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite placeThis is our favorite place in Walnut Creek. Great food served by the best staff. Everyone smiles and we feel at home. Oysters were THE best and the drinks are always outstanding. Go!12/6/2012 12:00:00 AM