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Our quaint dining room with just 12 tables! - Reve, Lafayette, CA
Award-winning

Reve

4.9
4.9
2377 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Indoor / Standard Table = dining room. Outdoor = Patio / garden beautifully designed with plants & art. As of October 24, 2023 seating will be in an enclosed heated garden tent. Fully outdoor garden is available by phone only 7 days in advance, weather permitting.

RÊVE is not that snooty, splurge-on-your-anniversary kind of French restaurant. Au contraire.
This is your classic, everyday neighborhood French bistro run by Chef Paul Magu-Lecugy & his wife, Laura. That kind of cozy little place you’d imagine in Saint Michel or Saint Germain. Not smack dab in the middle of the 'burbs. But lucky for you, that’s exactly where 5-star chef Paul Magu will be paying homage to the French comfort food that he fell in love with as a boy growing up in Paris. We’re talking authentic French onion soup. Steamed mussels. Steak frites. And don’t forget creme brulee… 2021 & 2022 Michelin recognized Open Table guest favorite 2017-2023





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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 385-0793
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Paul Magu-Lecugy
  • Catering
    No.
  • Private party facilities
    Full buyouts for up to 45 people available by contacting the restaurant directly.
  • Private party contact
    Laura Magu: (925) 385-0793
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Lafayette
  • Cross street
    Mt. Diablo Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Small lot / street parking.
  • Public transit
    BART - Lafayette station + 1/2 mile walk
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,377 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • East Bay

    Best Overall

  • East Bay

    Best Food

  • East Bay

    Best Service

  • East Bay

    Great for fine wines

2,377 Reviews
  1. MichealO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with both traditional and creative dishes. Attentive, knowledgeable service. Pleasant atmosphere

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  2. brendar

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly lovely service. Tables are a little tight for 4 and nowhere to put your purse. Food was delicious … could easily have ordered over 1/2 the menu

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  3. EmilyR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal all around. The rotating menu is also so great with unique combos of flavors

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  4. MicheS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    True gem in the East Bay. Just like finding a fine bistro while strolling the streets of Paris. It took me back to my college days studying abroad. Pace was relaxed, service was friendly and food was superb. Michelle

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. The dishes were prepared perfectly. The dishes were, however, extremely rich and potent. Every thing tasted good but do not come here with a weak stomach. The dishes are very rich and it almost seems like they want to use unusual ingredients just to make it gourmet. I would try it once, but definitely would not go there again unless you are from France or like eating weird dishes.

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  6. AmyKate

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, lovely restaurant, great service! We will definitely be back! 😃😊

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  7. nick

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite East Bay French restaurant. On this evening, the beef checks were braised to perfection and entire plate (spatazel, veggies, seasonings) were all perfect. Wine list is pared down and better focused,

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  8. MitchellG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten a Reve several times. First time in the enclosed garden which was very pleasant Food as usual was great. Service was also great. If you are looking for French food this is a good must.

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  9. madabouttown

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed out dinner, the entrees were excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. The prices are fairly high, but I don't mind as long as there is quality and the portions are satisfying, which they were!

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  10. Rick

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The was good, but... Ordered the Steak Frites which was good but the amount of vegetables included was terribly disappointing. Half a brussel sprout, half slice of squash, half slice of parsnip, half a carrot was all it came with. Not sure if they just forgot to finish or what.
    ReveResponded on March 28, 2024
    Hello Rick - I'm sorry for your disappointment. The Steak Frites is traditionally just that, steak & fries, nothing else. We garnish with a few vegetables to add some color to the plate. For a full serving of vegetables we offer a side of vegetables. We've reminded our staff to suggests vegetables at every table & are changing the description on the menu so it's more clear.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great anniversary/ special dinner location. Staff was very polite & helpful, very attentive.

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  12. Edmu

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique and well-executed menu. Beef cheeks were a bit undercooked - needed to be braised a bit longer to really make them properly tender. Bread was nothing special. Overall very good though.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What Can I say about Reve. This is our 6th time coming here and we always enjoy our experience here. Food was Phenomenal as always the chef is really great at making sure the quality and taste of the dish exceeds standards. Very delicious Rabbit Tagliatelle special my wife really enjoyed it. Coq Au Vin was to die for, Lots of flavor and nice pairings with it. French Onion soup Incredible as always. I will come again and reccomend to family and friends. Also we appreciate the knowledge of the servers knowing about every dish, our server was very good.

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  14. LouisR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    everything was perfect from beginning to end. Great on this day was free corkage.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal for my husbands birthday. The staff recognized it with a lovely card signed by the entire group. Our waiter Joel was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine! It was a very tasty celebration!

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  16. KathleenF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was better than the last. Quite Superb!!

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  17. LawrenceA

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent authentic french cuisine, great service and atmosphere

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  18. Elly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at Reve are always excellent. The best pomme frites I have ever had.

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  19. GloriaN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service Food was good Welcoming staff Nice location better than driving to the city for a nice French meal

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  20. DoinaDanet

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food and great service and ambiance! We'll definitely come back!

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  21. GolfingMimi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A VERY loud large table hampered the experience. Difficult to hear our own conversations at times. Otherwise, this remains my favorite nearby restaurant.

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  22. RKAJr

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took two friends to Reve to celebrate their birthdays, and we had a relaxing and delicious meal! The atmosphere in the outdoor heated garden tent was inviting and charming, and our waiter Joel was welcoming and gracious. We all enjoyed our starters of courgeres and pomme frites, and the Reve salad was delicious. The entrees of petrale sole and scallops were also delicious and beautifully presented. The desserts of chocolate mousse and lemon tart with birthday candles were a delightful finale. I'm looking forward to returning for another wonderful dinner! So nice to have such a great restaurant in Lafayette.

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  23. Zipper

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect across the board. Wish we could go every week. Completely indulgent!

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  24. Frank

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was excellent. One thing they forgot was on the reservation I said it was for anniversary and they never acknowledged it.

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  25. goodfood

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious classical French food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

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  26. Eric

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! We will definitely be back! Scallops with risotto were fantastic, as were the mussels.

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  27. Wineaux

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant! The food was quite good…advertised as a bistro and lived up to its billing. The service was unhurried and excellent, and the entire staff was pleasant and seemed genuinely glad to see you. I’m coming back!

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  28. RichardG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent French restaurant. Great menu, superb food and service. Nice wine selection. This was the first time we dined here and we will be back soon.

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  29. Anjusha

    London

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ohhh the venison is so amazing! I love this bistro!

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  30. WilliamR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Overall great.

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  31. revmary

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delighted with the warm welcome, available but non-intrusive wait-staff, fantastic food (duck confit for him, filet of sole for me) . . . and a memorable dessert (Opera Cake). Prices have gone up a bit, so this is only an occasional treat for us, but well worth it. Everything here is top-notch.

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  32. Jimmu

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and experience. My favorite

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  33. kbjv

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A solid choice for great French Bistro fare. Great wine choices. Service is efficient and thoughtful.

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  34. CarolE

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite special occasion restaurant in the entire Bay Area. The food is always perfect....the service is attentive and helpful. Creative wine and food pairings are made, featuring black Vintners this month.

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  35. William

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful French bistro food with excellent, efficient service and extremely genial staff; highly recommended!

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  36. RobertV

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, extremely friendly staff, made our anniversary that much more special.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic bistro setting perfect for celebrating my birthday. The cocktails were delicious and the food was exquisite. I had the bay scallop squash risotto. Thank you to the staff for making me feel special!

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  38. SuzanneM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seven of us celebrated a 50th birthday last night and had a wonderful time. Reve staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious and plentiful, we felt welcome and valued. I especially appreciated not feeling rushed to turn the table. Great experience!

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  39. mrtboz

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good. It was our anniversary and they gave us a card, which was a nice touch. Appetizers were good but not spectacular. However the main dishes were great.

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  40. Heckle

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Paul and Laura offer this not so hidden gem in Lafayette, California. “A little French in the hood…”. Step into a local neighborhood favorite and partake in local lore of a GOOD traditional French meal. Celebrating another sun around the sun, we started with appetizers that included escargot, gougere, olives, and an artichoke prepared dish. Seven of us celebrate family and friends in Chef’s daily special offering—in this case, petrale sole was specially prepared and folded onto the supper plate with perfectly cooked potatoes and spinach. Other dinner guests enjoyed the staple steak frites and menu petrale sole. Inviting a local favorite, additional table frites were made available to dine on. Additionally, vegetarian offerings were available for a family member who has proclivity to a meatless meal—risotto hit the spot. We finished with dessert of Meyer lemon tart, chocolate mousse, and crème brûlée. All delicious. Dinner for six and cocktails and appetizers for seven with dessert cost $507 with gratuity included for our large table. Priceless.

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Reve is rated 4.9 stars by 2377 OpenTable diners.

Reve does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Reve

960 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Mt. Diablo Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Lafayette
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Small lot / street parking.
  • Public transit
    BART - Lafayette station + 1/2 mile walk
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Paul Magu-Lecugy
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (925) 385-0793
  • Catering
    No.
  • Private party facilities
    Full buyouts for up to 45 people available by contacting the restaurant directly.
  • Private party contact
    Laura Magu: (925) 385-0793
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