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About Eleve Restaurant

Élevé is a modern Vietnamese restaurant located in downtown Walnut Creek, one block from Lesher Center for the Arts. We offer a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional cocktails, wines, personable service and high quality food. Our menu is an update on classic Vietnamese cuisine.

1677 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, Contemporary Asian, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pmn & Bar Serves to Midnight, Sunday Brunch 10:30 - 2:30pm & Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Civic Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 979-1677

Website:
http://www.eleverestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, there is a public parking lot one block from the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Walnut Creek BART station is just a few blocks away on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Executive Chef:
Michele Nguyen

Private Party Facilities:
Our private upstairs dining room can accommodate up to 80 people for sit down dinner and 100 for cocktail reception.

Private Party Contact:
Michele Nguyen: (925) 979-1677

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can easily accommodate everything from a small private group event to 150+ people. Whether it's the formal upstairs setting with its grand windows, modern downstairs with full counter bar, or the entire 6000 square foot two-story restaurant.

Eleve Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.0

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3.8

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (725)
Neighborhood Gem (391)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (310)
Good for Groups (289)
Hot Spot (233)
Romantic (190)
Great for Lunch (138)
Notable Wine List (108)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
Late-night Find (64)
Scenic View (56)
Great for Brunch (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Food was great, service was ok. But here's the thing - Four of us orderd one entree each and we shared two appetizers and there was literally not enough room on the tiny table for the giant plates they use. Not that the giant plates were covered with food, no they just put a little bit of food on these ridulously large plates. I literally had to sit with a plate in my lap until we could clear off enough food from other plates and combine items and then flag a waiter down to take a plate away so we could actually eat a peaceful meal. We were so looking forward to an evening out with friends and without the kids and the bill was $150 and this was a major disappointment. Probably would have been a very nice place for two people. Bummer for us though.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our most recent visit to Eleve. I recommend the prawns and eggplant dish - takes decadent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2015

The Pisco Sour was wonderful! Food (pork tagine) was really good. The service was lacking, I felt as though our server was in the weeds and no one was able to bail him out.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2015

Food was ok, service was excellent. Made it nice to hang out and relax. Katy made it all happen with her personality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2015

The food here was fantastic! We enjoyed the beef carpaccio, which was very refreshing, the Wok Tossed Steak, which was fairly peppery and spicy with great green beans, Pork Firepot, which I had to save the broth to take home - a bit salty, but that's because we didn't eat it over rice, and the braised eggplant, which luckily wasn't spicy at all since it said it came with spicy plum sauce. I would recommend this place for the food and drinks (Moscow Mule).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2015

Their twist on Brussels Sprouts is outstanding! The Mango and Arugula salad is a must every time!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Food is very good but a tad on the pricey side for what you get. Small portions and a la carte starches. Went there with a party of 5 for my bday. Bill was over $400 and didn't even get a free dessert, or anything for that matter, for my bday. A little disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2015

I tried Eleve with 2 other couples based on a Travelzoo email offer. The food and service had both been touted as award winning and the menu seemed interesting. Had I not been looking for this place, I probably would have missed it as it's close to the Civic Center and the Walnut Creek on Ice seasonal rink and not anywhere near the main street dining options. We arrived and there was no one at the hostess desk. We were seated promptly and presented with menus. The pre-paid voucher from TravelZoo noted that it needed to be presented to the waitstaff while ordering and I followed that direction. I'm not sure if this is what attributed to our poor service (waitress assumed we were there for the special rates only) or whether the place is just short staffed. Regardless, we hardly saw our waitress throughout the rest of the evening. The appetizers we ordered seemed to take forever and while we waited and enjoyed our cocktails (very good I might add), the waitress returned to pressure us to order our entrees. How can I order my meal if I haven't even received my appetizers yet? I was planning on a relaxed evening with friends but felt very rushed by the need to order. I certainly didn't want the appetizers and entrees arriving at the same time.

As for the food itself, I would say it is good. We ordered the vegetable and standard potstickers, meatballs, and reisling shrimp. The portions are small so each of the 6 of us barely got a bite to taste. Considering how long it took to get the order, we were not satisfied with the appetizers portions at all. For entrees, we ordered steak and green bean stir fry, garlic noodles, chicken curry, and the eggplant vegetable. Everything was good, although the chicken curry and eggplant dish probably were the best. The meat in the steak dish was plentiful but my husband felt that the chicken in the curry was sorely lacking and he was fishing around for the few morsels. Not many dessert options so we ended up at La Scala instead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2015

Always a great experience. Fantastic food, great cocktails, excellent service, we had a most enjoyable time and will go back and highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2015

Greeted and seated immediately
Very attentive waiter
Ecleric, interesting cocktail menus, well executed and very good
Creative menu
Very good flavors

This restaurant met every expection. Since its in Walnut Creek, parking can be a challenge but we found 2 hour metered parking spot nearby.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2014

I really like the food and cocktails here. I think the service could have been better but we were there at 10 PM on New Year's Eve and they seemed short on staff. Understandable so I will try it again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Food was great. Had party of four, crab noodle dish, shrimp with eggplant, salmon curry, and pork hot pot. All were delicious. Service was polite but very slow. Is possible that our waitress was overloaded with NYE crowd. Will certainly be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Great cocktails and food. We have been here for lunch , happy hour and dinner and have never been disappointed. The is fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and helpful. We have recommended this place to several friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2014

We have been here many times and always had excellent service. However there was a new server and she was rude and terrible. Additionally there are only 3 desserts on the menu. After we ordered one if the desserts she came back and told us it was unavailable. 1 of 3, really?? Will not go back. Shame as this used to be a favorite place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2014

all the 4 courses we ate were just delicious. Kale salad and tiger prawns amazing.
the bartender was very flexible with cocktails......made them sugar free since 2 of us are diabetic.
presentation is excellent. would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 13, 2014

My husband and I have been to Eleve several times. Each time we dine there we are more impressed than the previous time. The food is simply 'over the top'. Eat your heart out Slanted Door!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2014

3 old friends met at Eleve. Our server was friendly and helpful. We were not in a hurry, so the service was slow. Not sure if that is typical, or if our server was just giving us space. If you are on a time frame, I would recommend informing your server up front. We ordered the following items, and I would recommend every single one of them: Shrimp Spring Roll, Edemame, Cubed Filet Mignon, garlic noodle, braised eggplant and brussel sprouts. Cocktails were generous and well made. It is noisy in this restaurant, but we enjoyed the lively atmosphere. I recommend Eleve. Allow AMPLE time to find a place to park in Walnut Creek!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2014

Great food, good service. Enjoyable dining experience. Good cocktail list. Will keep coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2014

My friend and I went to Eleve for my birthday before a show at the Lesher. I had forgotten that she cannot eat spicy food so her choices were pretty limited. I had a delicious shrimp and eggplant dish with just the right amount of hot. My friend was able to find a pork dish that wasn't too spicy for her. The restaurant really filled up and it was a vibrant fun place to be. We could still hear each other talk.

I wonder why the happy hour prices are not offered at tables (have to sit at the bar). I would like to see that changed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The food was very good, bistro cuisine -- excellent small plates --but it was very noisy and difficult to talk on a Saturday evening. Our service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2014

It was our first time to Eleve and I called prior to coming to be sure that they did not use MSG as I have a severe allergy to it. They assured me that there were items on the menu without this ingredient, so we kept our reservation. After we got there, we were told that the chef used MSG in everything as the sauces all had it in them. I was very disappointed and as we were about to leave, the waitress came back and had spoken to the chef who agreed to make me something t without MSG. I was very grateful that they were willing to be of such service to our party. I tasted a tiny bit of my friend's meal and it was delicious. So was my prawn dish that they had made specially for me. In the end, it was a nice fit, but these days, I am surprised that a restaurant as fine as Eleve still uses MSG as the food can be just as tasty without.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2014

Reasonably priced for small plates but more eonomical to order a dinner. They are more like "small bites" than "plates." Okay to try one time, however our party of 6 all agreed not worth returning to try again. One drink per person, two small plates and a couple of vegetable plates came to over $300.00.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2014

My wife and I had heard great things from friends and web and couldn't wait to celebrate her birthday at this hot spot. That said, we were disappointed when we waited twenty minutes for a member of the wait staff to acknowledge us. Ultimately, I had to get up from my table, go to the bar and order our drinks from Pedro...the star of the restaurant. After that unfortunate start, the evening was outstanding! The food was wonderful, the ambiance vibrant, and the cocktails were delicious and unique. Overall, a terrific experience...recommend you check it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Our Saturday evening dining experience was mixed as the food was delicious but the service terrible. It took a long time for our waitress to come to our table and then each of the dishes arrived at different times so that we were all eating at different times! We may not return as it was a strange evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2014

I am extremely picky about restaurants, downright hard to please.

We love Eleve - so much that we over eat each time we visit.

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area and clearly the best in Walnut Creek.

Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2014

good food, wine and ambience and service was friendly and knowledgeable. But it was Game 6 World Series and it was petty empty at 7 pm. I hope it was just that night, because all three of us really liked it. Filet Mignon entrée was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Great food good wine and nice service. I will recommend this place to all my friends and can't wait to go again :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Food was delicious ...lots of flavor and spices...not overbearing just yummy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2014

We love Eleve! The food is delicious. We have so many favorites: the spring rolls, carpaccio, cubed beef, clay pot, prawns with eggplant. All delicious! This is my go-to spot for lunch, because it's not too noisy. And the artisan handcrafted cocktails are amazing, so this is one of our favorite places to go for a drink, too. The outdoor patio is lovely. And they have room upstairs for parties.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2014

There is one fabulous server and the other women are ineffective, aloof, and have no obvious interest in providing a good dining experience.

Its a shame -- the food is quite good. But it would be better if it came hot and the waitress did not disappear.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2014

The food service and location are great. It was very quiet though. Just 2 other tables were occupied the whole time on a Tuesday for lunch. It's a shame as the restaurant is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2014

Food was all very tasty. Everything sounded good so we had 4 people and tried 8 dishes. Difficult to choose. Drinks were good, Server was friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and efficient. did not feel rushed. Too loud. Had to say what often.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2014

Wonderful intimate place for dining with great food and excellent cocktails as well as a good wine list. Staff is very courteous and gives excellent, attentive service. I highly recommend this restaurant. Barbara

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2014

Excellent food and service. Waiter Khan always friendly and gives us the window table we like.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2014

I have been to Eleve many times and am always happy with the dining experience there. My last visit was especially good because our server, Rachel, was so patient, attentive, and willing to make the experience a great and satisfying one. My friend is a strict vegan and sometimes has some difficulty finding acceptable dishes and/or having her preferences accomodated at restaurants around town. Rachel patiently made sure everything was to her satisfaction.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Once again, Eleve lived up to my expectations with their fresh ingredients and unique dishes! My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner and everything from the argula/mango/carrot salad to the frozen smores for dessert was amazing. I highly recommend the pork firepot. You mix the boiled egg into the broth and pork and it so delicious and different. We also had the prawn eggplant stirfry which was also wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2014

The atmosphere was really nice, the service was very good, our waiter made great recommendations!! Our food was good not to the level it has been in the past.... although still tasty.... will still recommend you give this restaurant a try....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2014

I took my friend to Eleve to celebrate her birthday. The bartender made a great, tart cosmopolitian. The food was tasty. We started with the shrimp roll and papaya salad, both good. I particularly liked the prawn and eggplant dish, but the chicken in curry sauce was also well seasoned. Since, it was a Tuesday evening, it was pretty quiet. The server was very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2014

Convenient to the theatre which is good but too noisy and the drinks were too expensive. Not a good choice for a visit with a friend with hearing loss. Also it didnt have the ambience I expected. I will probably not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2014

I met my girlfriend there for dinner on a Tuesday night. The restaurant is conveniently located in downtown Walnut Creek. It is a very stylish and contemporary. That said, we had 2 drinks each which were ridiculously priced. My Tito's vodka martini was $19 which is more than the cost of an entire bottle. We had 2 drinks each, 2 appetizers and 1 main course. The total with tip was $157. I will not be going back to this restaurant unless I hear that they address the stupid cost of drinks.

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