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Corners Tavern - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
1494 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Awarded "Best New Restaurant" by both Diablo Magazine and Walnut Creek Magazine and the Design Beautification Award from the City of Walnut Creek.

Local, laid-back and stylishly casual, Corners Tavern, in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza, is a restaurant without pretense that features approachable & soulful American food with a unique collection of craft beers, artisan cocktails & distinctive wines.

Open for lunch and dinner, with a special weekday happy hour and weekend brunch, Corners Tavern is the perfect neighborhood spot for a night out on the town, a break during a shopping spree at Broadway Plaza’s great stores or a pre-movie bite with friends.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Friday 11:30am-11:00pm Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm Sunday 10:30am-9pm

  • Phone number

    (925) 948-8711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Esteban Escobar

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events at Corners Tavern

  • Private party contact

    Susan Rizer: (925) 948-8711

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Cross street

    S. Main Street

  • Parking details

    There is street parking and a complimentary lot directly behind the restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,494 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. BH

    BunnyH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The dining room is wide open to the outdoors which was too cold for a comfortable lunch on that particular windy Tuesday. All food we had needed salt. Service staff was very accommodating but overall experience was mediocre.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    A little disappointed. Feel the place has gone downhill a but. Food was warm but not hot. Service was spotty...seemed understaffed. Used to be our go-to place.
  3. LF

    LisaF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Would recommend, the service was great along with the service, food and atmosphere
  4. D

    Dano

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Waiter seemed bored to be at work. We love the atmosphere
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and good service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    last time here. Burger overcooked, fries mediocre, pork chop overcooked, gravy congealed. Great cocktail. Love the space.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I have been at this restaurant for the past 10 years. But unfortunately this may be my last time , menu price Went down. But the fish n chip is not the same, hamburger is dry, French fly is not the same, I think the original chefs is gone!!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for drinks. Menu is concentrated, but quality abounds. Cocktails are nothing special, but they have an extensive wine, beer, and spirits list to please aficionados.
  9. GW

    GrW45

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location and nice menu selection for kids and adults. Our server was very attentive and concerned with our party's food sensitivities.
  10. MP

    MichaelP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers day
  11. JM

    JorgeM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The airline chicken was excellent! My date and I cleaned our plates! And the after-dinner key lime dessert with coffee from their French press was a perfect finish. Outstanding service as well.
  12. DL

    DLynF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant made sure all guest needs were met. Including acknowledging a birthday by personalizing the menu and cake /ice cream.
  13. CS

    CynthiaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Service was great but food was a very big disappointment. How the heck do you ruin a salad? We each had a different salad from the menu and all 3 salads were really lacking. Shame, because 2 of us had been here before and were happy with the experiences.
  14. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Everything was Good, with the only thing that should have been better, was our Service! Too many mistakes were made throughout our time there. The couple that we invited were also disappointed with the service. Normally it’s NOT, that way there.
  15. AL

    AndrewL

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really good bar food, on the higher end for sure. Service was great and the atmosphere was pretty cool.
  16. JW

    JacquelineW

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I’ve been to Corner Tavern on numerous occasions at the request of other people. I have never been that impressed with the food, but I’ve gone when invited out with friends. I took my 13 year old son on Friday because we had a gift card, and he wanted steak. We had a 5:30 reservation, and we were one of five occupied tables with a total of 10 dining customers. Our shishito peppers came out in a timely manner and were a decent sub for the Brussels sprouts that are not currently on the menu. My son’s steak bavette and additional side of fries came out quickly. I waited five minutes before getting up from the table to find the waiter to check on my Cobb salad. He had not checked on us, and the runner hadn’t brought out my food. My Cobb arrived a few minutes later. My son’s steak was smothered in sauce that congealed while we waited for my salad. The kid who can easily put away a 16oz ribeye left half of the 10oz steak on the plate because it was so bad. My Cobb salad was swimming in dressing so I foraged for protein while searching for greens that were not drenched. The smoked chicken on the salad was dry, but the bacon bits were decent. The manager cut our bill in half which was appropriate.
  17. s

    savedimage

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - waitress forgot to put in something we ordered and the manager took care of us. Appreciate the service
  18. DP

    DanielP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, ambiance, crowd; all great! Vegetarian went for my Bday, loved it.
  19. m

    marcoc

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place for groups, but a little on the loud side. The food was good and the portions are just right. Price is matched with the quality. The service was a little disjointed, could be better with timing. Over all good place to dine.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    They got rid of the shishito peppers from the menu. Sadly that was the main reason we decided to go tonight. So that is why the food is only given two stars. Other than that the visit was good, but until they bring those back we most likely won't really go back as their food is fairly generic for Walnut Creek and there isn't much special that they do.
  21. G

    Geri

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Good choices. The ambiance is also good, - particularly if you can get a booth next to the wall where the noise from the bar ks not so great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service has really taken a dive here. Hope that changes! Food brought out before a previous course was finished and cleared. Multiple times food delivered with no silverware. We had to fish our own off another table. Never asked if we wanted more drinks. Dessert not delivered. Waiter bumped into one person in our party getting her hair in someone else’s food. They said nothing. Fix this Corners Tavern or many wont be back.
  23. QT

    QuinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very impressive. Very food and wine knowledgeable. The food is always great at your restaurant.
  24. p

    plt50

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We sat at the bar, where the bartender on what was a slow night, refused to acknowledge us for 10 plus minutes. There was no excuse. The food was good the service was not.
  25. CB

    CBrown

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    After checking in, a lady directed us to our seats. The place was completely empty (enough table options) and room for us to sit anywhere. However, the lady took 6 people to be seated at their small booth. We then asked if we could sit at this table, that was available, and bigger, but she walked away. When she walked away we all were beyond shocked. We had no idea that she had to get permission for us to be seated at the proper table for a bigger party (6 people). We were just standing in the middle of the restaurant, looking crazy, for a while. Another guy who worked there saw us and asked, “do you guys need help?” That was when I explained the situation and he willingly said we can sit there. Once we were seated, got water, our waited came. Our waiter, Brianna was socially awkward it seemed. She hardly came over to our table to check and see if we needed refills, ask how the food was, or ask simply, hows everything. We didn’t receive good customer service with her. She was nowhere to be found and we always had to get her attention (wave) for us to be serviced. Out of our whole time there she came to our table 4 times and the last 2 times was only to bring our checks. She messed up on the 1st check- overcharged us and put 2 Corners Burgers on the check when it should have been 1 and a kids burger. I liked the ambiance and the restaurants setup it was nice. Super cute restaraunt. The place would be a great place to come grab drinks they had a really good drink menu. Although, I didn’t get an alcoholic beverage they had a good amount of options to choose from for their drinks. However, I couldn’t say the same for the food menu. It was a broad variety of food to choose from, that was a setback. It wasn’t hardly any options to choose from which I believe they should expand and add more to their menu. I had the Corners Burger it was cooked well and seasoned fine. It was ok. Overall, the service and food wasn’t good which is what stood out negatively.
  26. MB

    MikeB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch
  27. B

    Bill

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Disorganized, haphazard service, poorly timed food delivery (meals arrived 15 minutes apart for our party). 20 minute wait from being seated until some approached our table.
  28. B

    Barb

    San Francisco

    119 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service and food has changed drastically. It use to be one of our favorite hot dots to go too. They did some major changes to the menu and they do not serve their delicious bread any longer! Big mistake! We don’t plan on going back!
  29. PP

    PapaPaul

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Sunday brunch with my bride. Service was so-so, not a Knick in the server, things just seemed a bit out of order when we arrived. Will definitely return!
  30. G

    Gourmetgirl

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Corners Tavern. It’s our go to place for friends, family and special occasions. There is always something for everyone on the menu and the food, drinks and service are always great!
  31. JL

    JessicaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good but our server disappeared after bringing our food so we weren't able to order additional drinks.
  32. KL

    KevinL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Drinks and appetizers were great. Server was very nice and helpful. I had the duck kielbasa for my entree; it was good but not phenomenal. Overall a very good experience. We’ll be back!
  33. JP

    JPKandSH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food quality was very poor. Will not go again.
  34. ND

    NotDub

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a good and interesting meal. The decor is unusual, the menu has nice variety, and the service for our large party celebrating a birthday was outstanding.
  35. LO

    LOVETOMUNCH

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I think this was the waitress’s first day. She forgot our appetizers (which she admitted was her fault), lunch took a while to get, she didn’t check on us to ask how our lunch was after it arrived, and we had to flag her down on several occasions. The restaurant was not that busy. Embarrassing because I suggested this restaurant to my friends for a reunion lunch. Don’t think I will return (for a long while anyway).
  36. JO

    JOCA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Good good but service needs improvement.
  37. J

    John

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Light and airy inside. Comfortable seating. Handled reservation timely. Service friendly and efficient. Food very good.
  38. JG

    JulieGrace

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated to birthdays this evening. It was a top notch experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious, the atmosphere relaxing and our server Rachel was amazing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and the food was fantastic!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Waitress was very nice, food too spicy, Bloody Mary had a funny taste perhaps too much horseradish, dessert yummy

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Corners Tavern - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 1494 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Friday 11:30am-11:00pm Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm Sunday 10:30am-9pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking and a complimentary lot directly behind the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Esteban Escobar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (925) 948-8711

  • Private party facilities

    Private Events at Corners Tavern

  • Private party contact

    Susan Rizer: (925) 948-8711

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