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Yankee Pier Lafayette
Yankee Pier Lafayette

Yankee Pier Lafayette Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yankeepier-lafayette.com
  • Phone: (925) 283-4100
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Dunn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us for a clam bake or shore dinner event at your home or office.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette Circle
  • Public Transit: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available as well as our private lot.
A word from Yankee Pier Lafayette
Yankee Pier, a bustling and vibrant seafood house, offers chef Michael Dunn's ocean-fresh seafood "fresh from coast to coast". Local seafood, sourced in accord with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which promotes sustainable practices that are healthy for ocean wildlife and the environment, is presented with a nod toward New England. Live Maine lobsters, fresh-shucked oysters, an array of grilled fresh fish, and beer-battered full belly clams are some of the offerings, along with local produce, house-made desserts, a selection of all-American wines and a full bar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We were so satisfied that we will go back next week."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "this restaurant never fails us. we were particularly looking to see if soft shell crab was in; I just needed to call and they said "it was" : one of our favorites. a great place any day or night!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The mussels in a tasty broth were very good. The ceviche was good as were the fish tacos. The butterscotch pudding was the best we've ever had. The oudoor dining area was attractive an pleasant. Our waitress was very attentive and personal. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I think of Yankee Pier when I think of seafood and am always delighted with the choices available. The choices are authentic, yet current in flavor. Thank you! for your attention to detail."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great fish, service, and half price vine but high back ground noise."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "If there were more stars to give Yankee Pier, I'd do it. This is a perfect restaurant. Everyone who works there treats you like friends and family. Service is impeccable. The food is superb. The drinks are creative and delicious. The nautical-theme decor (including charts on the table tops) is fun and entertaining. My friend and I had dinner there a couple of nights ago; we go there whenever she's in town, usually two-three times a year. Our server was Sean, and he was exceptional: seamlessly friendly, efficient, and helpful. The fish & chips is one of their signature dishes, and it's the best you'll ever taste. I had the bay scallops this time, and they were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "With so many options, it's always a hard choice as to where to catch up with a friend over lunch. Yankee Pier always meets my requirements. Great seafood choices, notice level conducive to having a conversation without straining to hear, great service, fair pricing, and no rushing us to leave after we finish. A winner every time!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was fantastic with good recommendations when requested. I was greeted by a friendly host who seated me quickly. Lunch felt like a little vacation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good choices on menu--variety of choice, not just seafood"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When the weather is nice - outdoor dining is great! And half off wine in July is a treat!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have dined here on a number of occasions and have concluded the hostess caters to certain patrons. Each visit, when there have been many seating options, the hostess has tried to seat us adjacent to the service areas or with the "lively" young family. We aren't sure of her reasoning, but due to the lack of a pleasant hello and consideration for everyone's dining experience, we'll be looking for a new seafood option."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Yankee Pier was outstanding! I'm disappointed with Open Table because I made a 1,000 points reservation and was awarded 100. I would like a refund of points."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have eaten at YP many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always excellent. As a New Englander, we love the lobster rolls and clams."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've eaten at Yankee Pier several times and it seems to get better every time. Great food and excellent service in a casual but elegant setting."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Though we were running late due to traffic accident causing backup that day, hostess was very welcoming and accommodating. Server likewise was friendly and made our meal enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We love coming to the Yankee Pier because their seafood is ALWAYS fresh and well prepared. Their raw bar is fantastic...we loved their Kumamoto And Fanny Bay oysters. My sole was fresh, tasty and simply prepared with a great sauce on the side...our friends had the fish Tacos and ate every bite."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Not much that was outstanding and expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We dinned here for our 29th, reception, service and food was all great.If you are loojing for delicious seea food this is the right place. Thank you alk for making our day special!!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love going to Yankee Pier - it is a local's favorite. The food is always good, seems lively and vibrant, service is friendly and unassuming. Love the non-alcoholic drinks - very creative - but they also have a great beer and wine list. Oysters are outstanding! While we are cautious about where we have raw oysters, Yankee Pier's oysters are fresh and have incredible flavor."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was very good but somewhat noisy. Hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Average is about as good as this place gets. Food was either satisfactory or less. I have had lunch there and it was ok but not dinner and not on a holiday."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy Yakee Pier as the seafood is always so fresh & well prepared. There is a nice main cours selection but not so much so it takes forever to choose. The sides are varied and delicious. The wine list is lovely, varied and balanced. Our server Sean was excellent & so attentive but not annoyingly so. Go!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waiter was John and he was terrific. Funny, personable and timely."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great fish, French fries and love the sautéed spinach!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have made Yankee Pier an annual birthday destination for several of our family members. Always great oysters, seafood, service and dinner options. We always experience a memorable occasion and can't wait for more. Ingredients are fresh, preparation is outstanding, and service is always top notch. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food and service very good. Noise level excessive. Impossible to converse comfortably. Complained and manager offered to move us to another area, noise level not much lower."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great service, excellent fish. Good casual spot.nice place for dinner with friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a party of five and three out of four did not have a good experience. Two got the same thing and both were disappointed - the blackened rockfish tacos. They were very dry and not enough sauce to counter the dryness. The third that was disappointed had the clams and linguine. She said it just didn't have very much flavor. The other two had oven roasted rockfish with the lemon caper sauce and both were very good, although one was noticeably larger than the other one which didn't seem fair (so an inconsistency issue). The side dishes (spinach and grilled asparagus) were very good. Desserts were good."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We have been here many times before, and while it is never perfect, things seem to be getting worse. $220 for a family of four with so many errors and over 3 hours means we won't be back. We had a 6pm reservation on a Sunday and still had to wait 20 min. Our oysters came in two parts - some right away and the rest 20 min later? Server explained they were delayed by a large dessert order? What? Then my daughter's sprite took 35 min to come. Really? I could have walked behind the bar and poured it myself! Two of our orders were the exact same, yet my sides were wrong. When I requested the whipped potatoes I ordered, they brought those separate then proceeded to charge me extra for them on the bill! It was very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been here many times and enjoy the wonderful, friendly and very warm service we always receive. They always acknowledge our special requests and accomodate them. The food is delicious and the variety and number of side dishes offered is unmatched by other restaurants we've been to!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Always enjoy our meal here. Wonderful fish, reasonable price, great service."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Certain menu items were reasonable, and they had a good selection for Mother's Day Brunch. However, I had hoped to have some good fresh fish, but found the prices way too expensive. I don't think I will frequent this restaurant anytime soon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I know this is a seafood house but at least one vegetarian entree would be nice. Bring back the pumpkin raviolis. Tomato soup was fantastic but the seasonal veggie plates were ordinary. Spouse had the halibut which was overpriced at $32 for such a small piece. Not our first choice in Lafayette."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "your scallops are the best, however, the house salad is so sad, just lettuce. The caesar salad wasnt cold"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is my "to go" place for reliable great food!!!! Always excellant service and reliable, fantastic sea food... Everything from salads, sides and desserts are well priced, perfectly prepared. Thank you to all at Yankee Pier for doing the wonderful work of making such a great place to bring friends..."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Yankee Pier had been a frequent dining spot for my family of six. No more. We are tired of getting sat in the back room where they relegate other families with kids. And the worst of it is putting a six at a table for four. Very uncomfortable and cramped considering the meal and price range of the restaurant. Very disappointing because we loved this restaurant, but this has happened repeatedly over the years, and this birthday of my wife finally was the straw that broke the camels back. We spend more $$$ as a family of six than a three or four top, yet get smashed into a small table consistently. And last night there were ample tables throughout the restaurant. Very inconsiderate and a multi year pattern that we had put up with for years."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed all of the dishes that we ordered. The fried calamari was crisp and NOT greasy. The scallops looked good and the halibut cooked perfectly and seemed very fresh. The polenta was outstanding as 3 of the 4 of us had polenta. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service. Always our "go to" place for occasions."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Atmosphere, service, and food were great. They even provided a complimentary desert for one of our seniors celebrating a birthday. Thanks. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I like going to Yankee Pier but the prices are high and the upselling never stops. You must take the good with the bad when dining at this chain."
    Dined on 4/27/2014