Reve

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$31 to $50
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French
RÊVE is your classic neighborhood French bistro in Paris, right in downtown Lafayette. Think French "comfort food". Chef / owner Paul Magu-Lecugy is a classically trained chef from Paris, France. Seasonal menu. Children's portions available.
Inside = small dining room only 14 tables, no private tables / booths.
Patio = covered heated tent in the cooler months, more spacious & quiet than inside
Bar = 6 seats, counter-top bar seating

Specials

50% off bottles of wine

Every Tuesday & Wednesday night, enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2018

Ends: September 26, 2117

Availability: Tue-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 1090 People Are Saying
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n
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful people and service, plus you can purchase some of their delicacies to take home!

PC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again outstanding food and service.

b
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reve is a tiny bistro in a strip mall in Lafayette. My husband and I had an enjoyable meal. We dined on a Tuesday so it was half-priced bottles of wine night. I had the branzino which was perfectly cooked. My husband had the vegetarian option which was a stuffed acorn squash that was as delicious as mine. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly. We were not rushed. We would go back again. This is a real gem in Lafayette!

1
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easier than flying to Paris for a great French meal.

RS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing meal from start to finish. Amazing food, friendly staff, great wine list and bar.

AB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, charming, warm and welcoming...I always look forward to my next visit

JM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Reve many times now and each time is a treat. True French cuisine! The Gougeres alone are worth the trip. Every hors d'oeuvre offers fascinating flavors--the oysters with their champagne mignonette, the charcuterie plate, the escargot. These are items that are prepared authentically and make me so happy that I don't have to fly all the way to France to taste.

I also cannot rave enough about the beef cheeks' tenderness and flavor--as well as their poached-in-wine pear tart. That is going to be a memory for all time. The buttery crust and the perfect balance of flavors were phenomenal!

DW
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome French restaurant in Lafayette. Chef Paul does wonders and the staff is friendly and attentive.

KL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, excellent and delicious meals, and if you go for Thursday dinner, no corkage fee, and right now, they are running a lottery for a free trip to Provence! Perfect for special occasion and celebration! We strongly recommend this little local gem!

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner as always. Reve is the perfect spot for a
quiet evening with great food and drink.

MM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service - we have dined here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I dined at reve on a saturday evening. Our server, chris, was excellent in recommendations he made to us; meal, wine, etc. however as we ate outside the noise level was almost unbearable if you have a hearing loss.

o
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliably good, has never been disappointed. Rare these days.

TP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a GREAT neighbourhood bistro. We love their escargot and ris de veau

AL
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday celebration on Wednesday for half-price bottled wine night and sat out on the patio. We started with a mushroom tart and the best French fries in the bay area as appetizers. Next was the onion soup and I had the scallops and my wife had the roast duck both of which were wonderful. Terrific deserts in the chocolate lava cake and a pear tart. Excellent ambience and wonderful service.

LV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate Bistro, French basics well prepared and presented. A local treasure. Busy on a weekday night.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Reve provided a wonderful dining experience. We like to take advantage of the 1/2 price wine days to try new (to us) wines. Lovely meal!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, service needs education.

TP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice bistro. I’ll definitely return .

BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been back several times and have never been disappointed! Food is really amazing.

W
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible salad, very mediocre main course. Food NOT as described by waiter or on menu. Long (45 min) wait between couses. with no explanation or apology. Dessert of two ice cream scoops consisted of about 2 tablespoons of ice cream. ( what? - did they run out?) Very sad to have such a bad experience as this used to be one of our favorites. Has really slipped. Won’t be back any time soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

I found this restaurant on Yelp and from the photos we were expecting a much more trendy and lively atmosphere but didn't find that to be the case. It was a much older crowd and a couple sitting next to us actually turned and gave us a look while we were laughing amongst ourselves during dinner.

Additionally the space heaters weren't working properly and the patio was unbearably cold and after asking them to turn up the heat they still couldn't get it to work.

Reve
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello - I'm sorry you were disappointed in the atmosphere. As for the patio, we do have a forced air heater to heat the enclosed area as well as small portable heaters. I checked in with our staff. The server on the patio said only one table complained about being cold, the heat was adjusted, and when she checked in the group said they were fine, and were the last table to leave. I apologize if you were one of this group & were still cold, it was our understanding that wasn't the case.

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T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Food is amazing and staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. I think it’s the best restaurant in lafayette by a mile!

KM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big thank you to the owners and all of the employees of Reve for opening during the power shutoff on Saturday October 26th. When we got the email that they had a generator and would be open for dinner we were facing a dark, cold night at home with no power and our refrigerator food slowly melting. We appreciate so much that everyone at Reve went out of their way and at great expense provided such a welcome evening for everyone who came. You are all the best!

PR
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our favorite French Bistro. Food is always superb and we’ll be back. Great French wines, appetizers, soup, and entree’s. Don’t miss the desserts.

RV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu is fairly small, which is a good thing, because everything is thoughtfully chosen and carefully prepared. This really is bistro food at its best: unpretentious, satisfying, well presented and not overly fussy.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we ever had. Everything is perfect; such integrity in ingredients and the amazing the meals created in this charming authentic place; you enter another word when you are there and the enjoyment is truly wonderful.

JH
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best restaurant in the East Bay (Lamorinda, Danville, Walnut Creek area).
French food at its best. Great service. Highly recommend!

m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We dined at Reve on a weekday night, but it was reasonably full at 7pm. Service was slow and inattentive, and the food was average. We had the Gougeres to start, along with a cup of the Acorn Squash Soup - both very good. But when I asked our waiter to ask the patissier about the origins of Choux pastry, I was told that he couldn't ask that question as he would get yelled at. Hmm.

For our main course, I ordered the Duck (without being asked how I'd like it cooked), and it came out well done (overcooked to my taste). The accompanying baked figs and veggies were tasty though. My wife had the Bronzino which was very under-seasoned. The waiter never asked how our meals were (I'll chalk this one up to his apparent inexperience.)

Desserts were ok, but overall we felt very rushed; the check showed up before we finished our desserts. In total, we spent about an hour with our dinner.

I'd love for there to be a great French restaurant in East Bay, but this isn't it.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for the vegan challenge and I vote for Reve!!!

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I recommend this restaurant, it's darling and romantic!

a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way including a visit from owner Laura. Love this restaurant.

J
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated a friend to her 80th birthday dinner. She was delighted with the beef cheeks, the acorn soup and the dessert with a candle and a special remembrance. Wife enjoyed the duck and I loved the bronzino. Service by Arleen was excellent. Only small hitch was that our friend, driving in from out of town, had to park way down the side street as all parking spaces were taken up. But overall, in over half dozen visits, we've never been disappointed.

s
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, beautifully executed menu items. There were 3 of us; we shared an appetizer and each of us had an entree. The mushroom tarte was exquisite; mussels generous and superb; duck med rare in fig/wine reduction—fabulous; seared scallops—divine. Got the picture? Amazing wines at half price. Friendly, efficient but relaxed service. I look forward to enjoying dishes which will reflect the next season. This was a wonderful treat. Bravo to this business!

ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! We went there for our anniversary and they greeted us at the table with a card. Everyone was so friendly and nice and the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back!

p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French food that is hard to find in the Bay Area.

CY
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday dinner last week. The food was amazing and the service was great. Having lived in Switzerland, we have struggled to find bistro in the East Bay that feels authentic. We are thrilled to have finally found Reve! We felt right at home! We also got a voucher for desert for our next visit and we will definitely be visiting again!

EB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I ordered the duck and it was tasteless. For the price of the dish, it could be a lot better. The service was fine. There is this one server who is not very friendly. She was not welcoming, we got changed seating therefore got another waiter, and he was better!

OH
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third or fourth time we’ve enjoyed the outdoor patio. It was as wonderful a before. Our guests fromVirginia loved the place! Highly recommended.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reve is by far one of the best French restaurants around. My wife and I have never had a bad meal here and they always change up their menu which is great so you can always try something new. This is our go to spot.