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Rooftop - Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Rooftop - Walnut Creek

4.5
4.5
283 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Rooftop in Walnut Creek offers a stunning view of Mt. Diablo while providing creatively prepared new American cuisine. Owners Jim and Jennifer Telford, along with partner and Executive Chef Justine Kelly offers guests a beautiful outdoor lounge for dining out with friends. Besides the picturesque surroundings that also showcases downtown Walnut Creek, Rooftop has a living wall with lush greenery and water features. Guests can feast on black cod wrapped in a banana leaf with pea shoots, lamb meatballs or other flavorful plates. Delicious desserts, fresh salads and bar bites will also satisfy the appetite. With mentions in publications like Diablo Magazine and California Home Design, Rooftop is a wonderful location for a business lunch or a romantic evening out with a date. It has a full bar and welcomes reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 300-3540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Happy hour Sunday to Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm (No holidays)

    Happy Hour Photo

What 283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

283 Reviews
  1. dinexperience

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The salmon was moist, hot and had a nice crunch at the edges! Delicious

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     Brian was superb! Thanks for making my sister‘s birthday special!

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  3. JustLola

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely order their smoked old fashion - best I’ve ever had. Fantastic staff!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Great food and amazing service, restaurant is loud but still very great overall!

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  5. JamesH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server did not give us any napkins until we asked. We ordered the portobello mushrooms were brought to us with a big spoon and we could not cut them into bite size pieces as we had no cutlery but we made it work. When our main dishes were brought we still did not have any cutlery and my wife was looking at me like “what is going on?” So I caught some one walking by and asked for cutlery. Overall a bad experience considering this was a Mother’s Day meal for my wife

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having dined at Rooftop several times before when passing through the nearby shops, going on memorable dates and dinners here and receiving such warm hospitality through a previous business relationship, it was a natural first choice for my mother and a table of eight for Mother’s Day! Amaury was our server and did it all flawlessly and with a smile - perhaps 20 items to remember and no mixups! They were behind on seating our reservation this busy holiday but completely made up for it with excellent service, consistent quality food, drinks and cocktails + the most buttery warm cake with vanilla gelato for dessert. My Nigerian family was exclaiming and savoring out loud which they rarely do. It’s rare to see them this happy and energetic at a restaurant. The mist blasting was a lifesaver - we forgot it was even a hot day. Staff and other friendly patrons helped us take photos. I have only had positive drinking and dining experiences here and recommend the fried cauli, truffle fries, and calamari to start your Rooftop addiction😍remains a fave!! Simon manages the place splendidly. Thank you!

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  7. Julie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the atmosphere at Rooftop. That’s definitely it’s biggest draw. We were there on Mother’s Day, expecting to have brunch, but they weren’t set up for that. They had a specials menu with a few brunch-like options, but not much. The potatoes that came with the Eggs Benedict were like warm and not flavorful at all. The Eggs Benedict was just okay. The mimosas were fabulous! All in all, we’ll go there again, but we’ll stick to dinner or just cocktails.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a beautiful view, great drinks. I really enjoyed the service there!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     Our Mother’s Day brunch was fantastic! Our server, Lauren, was incredibly attentive the entire time. She was quick to catch our needs, and gave the best service I’ve ever ever had. Absolute 10/10! Standout of the evening were the pork chop, the gem oysters, and the Panna cotta. Will definitely be returning!

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  10. IvanDamme

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was with a big group (16), seems that it was much of a hassle to accommodate an extra chair since I had to speak to 3 different “managers” to get an extra seat. When I finally got it they made sure I noticed their discontent. Waiters were forcing entrees on us. Food is ok but everything is more than $18 for starters, drinks are also overpriced.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Rooftop restaurant in Walnut Creek for our 18th anniversary. The food and drinks were very yummy!

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  12. Rose

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service at lunch on a Friday. Loved our table (w/umbrella shade) with clear view of Mt. Diablo on a sunny May day. Portion sizes were perfect, food was fresh, colorful and delicious! The 1/2 salad 1/2 entree lunch menu option is genius. My only quibble is with the volume of the music--LOUD. It made it quite difficult to hear my friend and this diminished the experience (thus 4 stars instead of 5). It's not happy hour...would be really nice if they could lower the volume at lunchtime, particularly for people having business lunches.

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  13. AllanC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is excellent, the food was great and had an over wonderful experience.

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  14. Love2eat

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and outstanding service. Beautiful place and has an upbeat vibe.

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  15. Dave

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Possibly recommend................................

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my first review of Rooftop although I’ve been a handful of times. I took my bae here for his birthday and everything was exceptional. The service, food and ambiance were 110%. Thank you for making it a special day for us.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time there. Only thing, I wished they sang Happy birthday. The cupcake was brought out by a random staff member and not the waitress. In the past, more than one staff member came and sang to the individual celebrating their birthday.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is overrated but the presentation, ambiance, and service was excellent.

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  19. Buster

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service on the deck next to the railing with a wonderful view of Mt. Diablo. Our tacos were perfect.

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  20. Candy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Steak alone is $62 with no side is a little outrageous honestly. You guys don’t have steak sauce which was another disappointment. Also, I received a dirty cup. Overall, the experience was okay, this was our first time going. It probably wouldn’t be our first choice in the future.

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  21. Ramasush

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Specialty Drink Menu is fun and yummy. The Hamachi Crudo app is exceptional. Arrive just before sunset and ask to sit outside.

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  22. DanaC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and drinks were excellent. Service was also excellent. We sat in one of the far corners as we had a baby stroller with us so we tried to sit out of the way. The only thing I would change is the music was a bit loud, would have liked for it to be a bit lower as our table struggled to hear each other.

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  23. Phil

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some dishes were good others like the Salmon were dry and not very flavorful. Service was great and nice venue on a warm night. Recommend sticking with the appetizers they were better than the main dishes.

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  24. SaoudA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. The waiter was very friendly and gave us great recommendations. We had multiple appetizers instead of entrees and we were not disappointed. Oysters, pork belly, fried cauliflower, beets and goat cheese, etc. all wonderful. And the dessert of butter cake was delicious and decadent. Can't wait to go again!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a good overall we had the oysters on the half shell and the beet salad to start and for my entrée, I had scallops dinner, I did not like the sauce it taste like Ginger was in it . My husband had the lamb chops he said the lamb chops was not season and my son had the salmon and he was not happy with his potatoes. He preferred mashed potatoes. The service was good. The ambience was good. It was a restaurant that had been on my list for a while to try, I will return to Try a happy hour I like the ambience and I like being on top of the roof.  overall I give it a 7 out of 10.

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  26. Enjoyingthefood

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and would definitely consider it again if in the area. Love the views (make sure you get a table or seat with one), the creative food preparations (appetizer-tuna tartare, entree-lamb chops, and dessert all winners in terms of taste, quantity, and presentation), and the vibe. Service was very good from start to finish. Not only my main waiter (Ricky), but various others came back to see how things were going or if I needed anything. Lots of public parking around the area, but can be a challenge and is not cheap. Place is _very_ noisy so take that into account given the reason you are at Rooftop for dinner.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    this is our 4th time coming here and last night really disappointed us mash potatoes were super bland, carrots and haricot vert were raw still they were not blanched properly and there were some plates who did not have the same amount of portion sizes my short ribs had 4 big pieces the others had 3 and were very fatty. Scallop dish was super delicious, Our server was really nice and very helpful even with how busy the restaurant was.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for drinks and appetizers. Dinner menu was not extensive. Food was delicious overall, not too many options. Staff were very friendly and the entire place was lively.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good.. atmosphere fun…. Food was good

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  30. AnnaW

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection! We can wait to come back again!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. It was a beautiful day. The food was good and the drinks were even better.

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  32. estar

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cocktails in a lovely outdoor setting with friendly service.

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  33. BarbaraS

    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
    It was sunny on my 2/25 bday and we were greeted with a sincere, sunny smile by the hostess! Windows open, happy and attentive server, delicious drinks (creative cocktail menu), amazingly tasty cauliflower, great beef twist on lettuce wraps, tacos were loaded with a shrimp! As busy as it was, we were never rushed. Elegance in an upbeat, casual setting. Assorted high and low tables to accommodate anyone. First time for the 4 of us and can't wait to go back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Rooftop for a wonderful downtown Walnut Creek date night or cocktail. Delicious cocktails, food and atmosphere. I would describe the noise level as “hoppin.”

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and flavors were on point. The highlight, in my opinion, the DRINKS. My wife and I had Mexican mules with Clase Azul Reposado. It was PERFECT! Kudos to the bartender!

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  36. ErikM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here many times. The food has always been amazing but this last time we went the food was not great. Every dish and entree we ordered had some sort of soy sauce in it. We were not satisfied.

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  37. Eric

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic experience! This was our first time at the Rooftop and will definitely be back. The drinks, food, and service were amazing. It was rainy when we went, so we couldn't sit outside and enjoy the view, but we will absolutely check it out on a nice day.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was disappointing for the price. And the ruin a tomahawk ribeye by cutting it up before serving. Service was great and atmosphere lovely. Great charcuterie board

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got extremely sick from eating here on Valentine's day. After speaking with one of my coworkers who has also eaten here twice in the past, they also got sick both times. The food tasted really good, and the service was great, but we will never come back because of this experience. This is the only location where we both ate food from, so it couldn't have been anywhere else. Please have your chef and cooks improve their hygiene or cross contamination procedures. The bill was too expensive for the sickness we endured.

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  40. Butterfly78

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for a date night or ladies night out! Great ambiance and customer service!

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FAQs

Rooftop - Walnut Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 300-3540.

Rooftop - Walnut Creek is rated 4.5 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rooftop - Walnut Creek

1500 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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