The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe - Lafayette

4.7
849 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Neighborhood bistro serving a seasonal menu of Californian comfort cuisine for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 849 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always great good here and reasonable pricing.
Only negative on this trip was a very uneven and wobbly table that we asked to be addressed but was not.
The table was very small for 3 people and created congestion with water, cocktails, food and side dishes, it was actually designed for 2 people.
We worked with it but would have been better experience of this had been addressed.

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RobG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I felt like the food and location didn’t live up to the hype.

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Robert
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outside space that was beautifully located under a tree. Our server, Ed, was personable and very attentive. Food was great, and the mascarpone appetizer was really delicious. The peaches and cream dessert was a perfect ending! Great dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Leo and when we had our wine table slide off table onto the floor the owner replaced our bottle we brought with a great bottle off their wine list at no charge…great service and interesting menu…great indoor and outdoor atmosphere!

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WesleyA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners consisted of Seafood Stew, Pork Chops and Lamb Chops, all were excellent.

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ShivB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It has been a while since I came back to the Hideout Kitchen. I feel like the food taste isnt s good as it used to be. It is by no means bad, juts not as good as it used to be.

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vipBradyk
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Lexi, was very accommodating. Great experience!!

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vipBarbaraP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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ChrisP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was outstanding and food portions are huge. Expect to take home a doggy bag. If you are eating in the original dining room near the bar, be prepared for loud music, loud bar noise and difficulty having conversations at your table. I recommend eating on the patio, if available, or the newer back room with a quieter ambience.

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CoryC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was superb. We sat outside and it was a fabulous evening. Our server, Lexi was amazing!!

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StellaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The service was great, loved our waitress. But the food was really not good. Ordered the shrimp appetizer - the shrimp was so over cooked it tasted like wood, the main entree was fried chicken, sooooo dry. Big portions... But I don't want more of not tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JB is the best. Excellent food and service.

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RoseGraceRae
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!! I ordered the Honey Fried chicken and that was my 2nd time ordering it. It's so big I always get full and have leftovers for lunch the next day. My husband ordered the blackened salmon which is also bomb. My daughter's ordered a plain cheeseburger with parmesan fries and buttered noodles with parmesan. They loved it! Our server was awesome and energetic. Always a great place to eat. The last time we came we came for brunch and I had the Ube pancakes, oh my goodness that was delicious.

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vipDavid
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so accomodating. Excellent food and ambiance.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops (little lolli pops) were sumptuous! Dinner was amazing and expensive. My favorite wine, Rombauer, by the glass.

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MelanieN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at our reservation time and immediately seated. Waiter was attentive, water was never empty. Sad they had run out of lasagna but gives us a reason to go back. Food was great, wish they did reservations for Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious.

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JasmineA
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience was sublime! It was cozy, and intimate. My daughter loved their bread! My blackened salmon was exquisite!!! My husband’s chicken parm was amazing—chicken was a bit gamey (still cooked) but pasta was great. We love this place so much!

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SamanthaD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Loved the ambiance, the service was amazing, the food was delicious. We were in love (and stuffed) after the appetizer & salad yet continued through entree and dessert happily. New favorite restaurant hands down!

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vipJebett
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Try the guava sangria. We had the lasagna for the first time. Two thumbs up.

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TheBrowns
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lexington was amazing! She took great care of us from the moment I stepped through the doorframe! Kind, courteous, genuinely happy to be of service, full of great suggestions, patient and a true delight 😀 We love the food too! This was not our first time and the food was as fresh, tasty and delicious as before if not better 😋 Try the mushroom and arugula flatbread for sure! Lexi also suggested the mango mojito 😍 definitely refreshing in this heatwave. Hands down our evening was perfect and we will be back!

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Fleur
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff on a lovely patio!
Thank you!

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pooch
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasant patio with umbrellas for shade. Spacing provided enough space.

Servers were great. Excellent lamb ribs seasoned and cooked to perfection. We loved the braised kale.

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vipMelTorres22
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the hideout. Perfect ambience and the food and drinks are always so good. I ordered a guava margarita that wasn’t on the menu and it was delicious. I always order the seafood stew because I’m obsessed. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with my hubby! Excellent food. Never a disappointment. Service over the top Amazing. One of our most favorite spots!

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vipbuddy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ariya was so great! She recommended the shrimp and grits and the fried chicken- as well as which Pinot Noir to get- everything was amazing! Only complaint would be the cosmopolitan- super tart! Amazing dinner otherwise 👍🏻

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vipEric
San Francisco
195 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed Hideout Kitchen very much. Never having been to Lamorinda before, it was nice to find a comfortable restaurant with good food.

Our server was attentive and friendly, food nicely plated and tasty.

We would be happy to come back again!

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SimplyPeg
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always. JB and his staff are amazing. We had the honey fried chicken and the shrimp and grits. We also devoured the mascarpone toast. We enjoy every time we eat here.

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BobR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated in the 'living room' at a low table, sitting in comfy arm chairs, next to an electric faux-fireplace with card games displayed on top. Played a funny song trivia game; possibly too loudly for the other dozen diners who were chatting quietly. But we're good singers, so no one complained - at least not to us.

We started with a seafood appetizer, patatas bravas and split a Lafayette salad. Drank an IPA and a Kolsch. That could have been enough. But why stop there?

Our entrees were seafood stew, fried chicken and lamb chops. All delicious. We almost got through all that. The portions are no joke.

Sadly, no room for dessert. We'll have to go back.

Highly recommended.

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LizOB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner last night with our friends in celebration of my husband’s birthday. Our server, Lexie, was exceptional. We were so impressed with the cocktails and food. We will definitely be back soon.

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vipOJFremont
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was an off night. The Hideout is one of my favorite places. But tonight, was not that great. We just ordered our dinner and a wait person came over and asked us to leave because we overstayed our time. Apparently there is two seatings and she asked us to leave. I explained to her we just got there, and she liked confused. She came back later and said she was told the wrong table and could she order us drinks. Needless to say, our drinks never came. I had ordered the market fish special and it was way over seasoned. Same with the roasted vegetables. My partner ordered the rib eye steak and it was too fatty and came burnt. When we asked about our drinks our other wait person said the other one didn’t put the order in. It was bit of a cluster. I understand that reopening has made it challenging to get back into the groove.

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vipIheartbacons
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I want to first start by saying the service was really great here. Unfortunately the food wasn’t as great as I hoped nor the atmosphere. Our napkins were dirty with food particles stuck on it like cheese. My ribeye wasn’t even a full ribeye but appeared to be off ends. Granted you can’t expect a 40 dollar steak to be amazing but when it’s not even a ribeye intact cut it was very disappointing.

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vipJenniferC
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good neighborhood restaurant in Lafayette. Went for dinner and was seated in lovely outdoor courtyard space. Waitress was very, very friendly and took our orders right away. We opted to share a flatbread - which took forever to come out of kitchen. Our server kept updating us - "it's on its way" but was overly optimistic - took much longer than she let on. Once it arrived, it was fine - arugula & mushroom flatbread - toppings were good, the flatbread seemed to be frozen, store-bought dough and not fresh. The entrees came out quickly after the flatbread...too quickly. Poor spacing due to the delay in the starter - but the entrees were better, and large portions. Husband got the lambchops - came with 5 lambchops, and large portion of sides - potato gratin and roasted vegetables - lambchops were under-seasoned (needed salt) but otherwise cooked perfectly. I had the seafood stew - which was well executed...spicy tomato broth and perfectly cooked seafood. We both ordered wine by the glass - small but good selection of wines and a nice, generous pour! No room for dessert - maybe next time, if we're back in Lafayette!

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MarianoE
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Check to ensure entree isn’t burnt on one side before you start eating.

Seemed a bit deceiving that one side my rib eye was perfectly cooked and side against the plate was charred beyond belief. Was a good experience and appetizers were tasty but the rib eye soured the entire experience. I could still taste burnt ash in the morning.

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vipMichaelF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea, our waitress, was very attentive and was delightful. The food, as usual, was great.

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hilaryb
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Terrible service. Great food. Would go back again and hope for better service

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LocalDiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ambiance, we sat outside in the garden area. It was my friend's birthday, so we toasted with the Vincent's sparkling wine, then enjoyed half saleds before our entrees. My friend loved the Wedge Salad, I loved the Lafayette salad. We both had the blackened salmon and asked for vegetables only, no rice pilaff. It was delicious! Then our wonderful server asked us to choose a dessert, it was on the house. The birthday girl chose the waffle churro with vanilla ice cream .. omg it was heavenly!!

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Mookle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, courteous service, superb ambience. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great outdoor patio

FAQs

The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe - Lafayette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 900-8861.

The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe - Lafayette is rated 4.7 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.