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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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4.0

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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 November 21, 2013

We tried this restaurant for the first time on a Thursday night. The food was interesting and tasty although the portions are small so the recommended family style method left us hungry and having to order another dish. The most disturbing part of the evening was the noise level. For two hours we had to shout to hear each other across the table. The room is big with hard surfaces. Add to that the close tables and alcohol consumption and it makes for an unpleasant evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2013

You are basically sitting IN the bar for half the seats. Food was decent but nothing outstanding and not good enough to overcome the atmosphere. Afterwards we went to Prima for dessert and drinks. What a difference.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2013

I had dinner with my friend I hadn't seen in quite some time. We were treated perfectly! The waiter was pleasant and helpful. We were not rushed and the food was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2013

This Walnut Creek eatery is buzzing. Four of us made a meal of light appetizers: dumplings, shrimp, green papaya salad, calamari, kale salad, vermicelli. The salads are large, the other appetizers were small with prices around $12 per plate. Two orders of each were necessary to give four people a bite. Everything was fresh and flavorful. We were celebrating two birthdays and oddly enough, our server told us that they did not have any desserts. None at all. Zero! NADA! Weird! Service is very good and the ambiance is modern and loud. Being an aficionado of Asian inspired dishes, the menu didn’t boast enough variety from my perspective. IThe food is good but not phenomenal with prices a bit steep for the size of the dishes. 3.5 stars

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2013

This restaurant has top quality asian preparations, well prepared and presented. Menu is somewhat limited, but each dish is carefully crafted. Space is small to medium in size. It has very little noise buffering, so when full. it is difficult to carry on a normal conversation. Staff is attentive but not overbearing and quite knowledgeable about wine pairings. Wine selection is somewhat ;limited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Great place to go for a night out in WC. The cocktails are yummy as is the Asian nuanced dishes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2013

good food well prepared. ample portions. well stocked bar

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2013

I LOVE Vietnamese & Vietnamese fusion, so I was really excited to try this place out. However, my husband & I left Eleve feeling entirely so-so about our experience. We will probably never go back. To start on a positive note, the cocktails are very good. The list is inventive and delicious, easily the best part of the menu. That said, for $11 a drink, it better be delicious. From there it was downhill. Flavors are not authentically Vietnamese, entree plates are very small (which my hungry husband hates) and overpriced for their portions/quality. The garlic noodles tasted like rubber, utterly flavorless. Our server was nothing special to remember, except that we repeatedly had to wave our hands in the air to flag him down... which I hate.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2013

The restaurant is attractive and the staff are friendly, but the wine and the food are overpriced. They charged $20 for Cornish Hen and green salad, but it tasted more like chicken parts and the seasoning was overpowering. My friend order beef skewers but instead, they were like spring rolls on a skewer with minimal beef inside, also overpriced considering there was barely any meat in them.
This is not a restaurant I would go back to as there are other attractive Vietnamese restaurants with better food and not as pricey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2013

The food was beautifully presented , every appetizer and entree ordered was delicious. The wait staff was courteous and attentive. Overall I enjoyed my lunch but felt that it was a little pricey for lunch. I will visit again but only for a nice romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2013

The bar craft was excellent. They had great creative drinks as well as well done takes on some classic cocktails. Try the Dark 'n Stormy and the Elder Sour. The food was good how ever it did not wow me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2013

Outside seating is loud with cars accelerating and decelerating, right on the corner of Civic and Main. Service was slow, friendly but somehow intrusive without being helpful. Food was fine, at 2x the price of comparable Vietnamese cuisine. A spring roll is a spring roll is a spring roll, but here it's $10 and at a pho shop it's $5-$7. Other dishes were ok but undistinguished. Dishes are not dolled up to justify the price, but a bit dumbed down to avoid shocking the palate of the clientele.

This is a GREAT PLACE to go if you want cocktails (quite good!), foofy surroundings and Americanized food. This is MEDIOCRE PLACE to go if you want Vietnamese food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2013

First time experience toEleve. There were 5 of us who enjoyed all the food we ordered. Particularly liked the mango salad, Everything was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2013

Eleve has interesting dishes that are quite flavorful and easy to share. The cocktail list is interesting and doesn't disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Went here for a birthday celebration. I noted in the reservation that we had a birthday. When it came time for dessert, I mentioned the birthday again and she said she was aware. My friends were so surprised that the waitress already knew!
Also, the birthday girl has a gluten allergy and the waitress was very helpful in knowing what my friend could eat and what could be modified. Overall , great food and great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2013

Went with the whole family. The kids got to try most of the dishes. Portions were not that big but good for a bite tasting type. food and service is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2013

The food was very good. Did not understand why the service was slow. There were only two other occupied tables on an early Sunday dinner. Have been there a few times. Will go again but not in a hurry to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2013

Eleve was my first venture into Vietnamese cuisine and I'm 64 years old! A friend picked the restaurant and an early Sunday dinner proved to be delightful. Located near The Lesher Center in Walnut Creek it does a bristling business I'm told on Friday and Saturday evenings. This being vacation season the restaurant was not crowded.

Any wine list having a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc gets a thumbs up from me. Bartender Cuong makes a mean Whisky Sour with a great deal of care and attention.

We split an excellent Papaya salad as well as a Bass Entree with Bok Choy and a side of garlic noodles. The food was excellent if a bit pricey and the service was very attentive and friendly. I'd highly recommend Eleve and I will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2013

Upscale Veitamease Restaurant gets a 5 star from me for the service and food - Sebastian was very attentive and gave good details of food choices. Went there for a business lunch and we started with crispy calamarie - yum, and shrimp spring roll (soft rice paper) - so fresh tasting. Main course was marinated short ribs over rice with the best sauce ever! Tried a sparking water with hint of mint and orange peel - great flavors, went well with the meal! I would definately go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2013

This is a very convenient restaurant to the Lesher theater. The food was made with fresh ingredients and very good. The bar drinks are very overpriced, though inventive. I would return here again for its convenience factor when attending a performance at the theater.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Too my husband to Eleve for his birthday and they did not disappoint. The filet mignon and striped bass were really excellent. We got the green papaya salad as a starter and really enjoyed the flavors and texture. Also, the panna cotta and flourless chocolate cake were beautifully presented and just the right size. But you *must* order the roasted corn side if you go. It is utterly unique and so tasty! My only regret is not ordering another portion of that to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2013

Excellent food and service. Interesting choice of cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Four mature women met to catch up. Unfortunately, as the evening progressed (we sat down at 7 on a Saturday night) our voices got louder in order to hear each other over the din. The upstairs dining room was not available. On the plus side, the spring rolls, beef carpaccio, and ribs were delicious. Have another appetizer or main dish rather than the desserts, which are fine, just not outstanding. We agreed we would come back if we could sit upstairs. I would recommend this restaurant to younger friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2013

The food was very good with good portions. We sat outside on a warm evening. We were able to have a nice conversation without having to compete with other noises.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2013

We enjoyed Eleve and will go back! It was a Sunday night so I really can't review how lively or noisy it is on a weekend. But our service was just perfect and everything tasted really great! The bill was very reasonable for a party of four with cocktails and wine....I would definitely recommend and we will be back! Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2013

My daughter and I had an early dinner on Sunday. Sat on the patio and enjoyed all of the menu items we picked.
The riesling prawn are to die for, even if the price is a little steep, $6.00 each. The braised eggplant is excellent, just like the cubed filet mignon but the best goes to a clay pot dish make with rice and assorted fish. The rice had soaked up the amazing sauce and it was to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2013

We had a really great dinner and all 4 of us were very pleased with our food. Our server was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and suggestive. Overall, a very good experience that we would definitely opt for again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2013

We couldn't have a conversation because the noise was so loud.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2013

The food was very flavorful. The restaurant was very neat and clean. Very open. There is outside seating available but it faces a busy Main Street. The noise level was non existent. There was all of ten people there including the staff on a Thursday evening at 6:30. The portions of food are very small and come with an extremely large price tag. I left hungry and ate at home. I will not go back. I cannot justify paying those prices. For one starter, entree, and side dish the price was around $50. There's no parking either. I had to pay for that as well. Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2013

Go food, creative drinks, super service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2013

Food was fine...nothing special. We didn't really see any Vietnamese-inspired ingredients or tastes amongst the four entrees we ordered for lunch. The cocktail list looked very interesting but I would not go back for the food alone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Awesome food and service. Great vegetarian options

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We had Mother's Day dinner at Eleve with my in-laws and my 7-year old daughter. I found everything on the menu to be very good, and lots of options based on your specific tastes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2013

Great lunch. Service was professional but understaffed and slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2013

This was only our second visit in the past 2 1/2 years. The food is excellent, the setting lovely, the wine list is short and everything is pretty expensive. I'd come here again but will save it for a special dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2013

Food was wonderful, service matched it. Choice of indoor or outdoor dining is great. I'm not a big eggplant fan but I loved the eggplant dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2013

My wife and love Vietnamese and Vietnamese fusion. Eleve definitely satisfied our cravings.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Loved the menus to start with - both food and wine menus! Did not check cocktails, but I suspect that was great too. Once food started coming it was a real treat to enjoy the evening. Got lucky with the weather and were able to sit outside, which also added to great experience we had. In the end Vietnamese coffee and simple, but decadent desserts were perfect too. Will definitely come back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2013

The food was delicious. We had the papaya salad, yellow curry chicken, wok fried beef, bok Choy and brown rice.
The Elder Sour cocktail is great!
Restaurant was clean, low noise level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Great food and drinks. Our waiter was scarce most of the night, and barely engaged in our service, so they made a few mistakes and forgot items, and when we asked someone to get our waiter, it took him more than 15 minutes to come out, and he generally seemed disinterested in taking care of us. Better, more attentive (or even just somewhat interested) service would have elevated this experience dramatically.

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