The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe - Lafayette

4.6
499 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Neighborhood bistro serving a seasonal menu of Californian comfort cuisine for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
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C
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

a great neighborhood restaurant- friendly staff and good food!

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MB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great local spot! Food was really good, and the ambiance is really sweet.

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MM
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special restaurant. Food never disappoints. Presentations appealing. Portions are quite generous. There’s an outdoor patio and on a lovely night the large windows are opened per your personal comfort as well. Disappointed they no longer provide Perseco, a favorite of mine. Told because not enough interest. Lastly wonderful for any and all occasions noted.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful meal. Big party next to us speaking very loudly with little sound absorbent in the library. Food and service was terrific.

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After ordering, it took nearly 45 min to receive a dinner salad with chicken and an order of Cioppino. Way too long.

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RL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service are always excellent

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J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food. I love to cook and I couldn't do what they did. Brussel sprouts and blacked salmon are a must. The ribeye steak was a sub par cut.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Appreciated the good but unobtrusive service. We stayed and enjoyed sharing several different dishes, ordering as the evening progressed. No pressure from the wait staff. Wonderful evening and good food. All of us would return with spouses

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go, the same thing happens!
THE FOOD IS GREAT!

Don’t forget to check out their other restaurant for breakfast and lunch

Vic’s in Martinez!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb, my go to spot.

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AW
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Probably one of the better restaurants in Lafayette, for a quiet, eclectic meal.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED everything about the Hideout. The brunch and dinners are amazing. The service is superb and the ambience is cozy.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Hideout. It was our first time there and we will certainly return. Our food was delicious and service was attentive.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day. Windows open. Relaxing.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place hidden off the Main Street. Would like to be in the main room next time as the “library” can feel a bit far from the kitchen.

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CJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great service, great food, nice relaxed atmosphere. A true Lafayette gem!

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I love this place when they first opened. The service was great but like any other restaurant business, they expand and quality of service decline.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us celebrated my daughter’s birthday plus Father’s Day. Our first time here. We loved it! My daughter-in-law is a chef so we always look to her for the expert opinion. She was very happy with everything that was presented. Service was also excellent. We sat in a cozy nook with lots of pillows, so comfortable. Everything served was fresh and flavorful. 5 stars!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had a wonderful experience at Hideout. It was our second visit and I didn’t know if it would be as good as the first but it was even better. So nice to go to dinner, have good service and good food without having to shout across the table. Perfect. Great interesting white wine selection too. That can be tough to find other places

Love this place

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HE
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat in the Library room and found it was very comfortable. Lafayette salad and wedge salad were both yummy. The pork chop with succotash was outstanding and the daily fish special of halibut with mixed vegetables was wonderful. Attentive service and generous portions also impressive. We'll be back!

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DY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We arrived on a very busy Wednesday night for a birthday celebration. The five of us had four different entrees; some were very good and some were mediocre. The fried chicken was the best, the cobb salad the worst where the avocado was hard as a rock and the grilled chicken in the salad was overcooked, very dry and tasteless. For a restaurant in this price range, surprised that they use cheap recycled paper napkins. It was so noisy it was hard to carry on a conversation.

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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

On a hot day it was a pleasure to sit on the small patio to eat good food and have a conversation that didn't compete with the noise level.

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LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable meal here. Food was good and portion size big. A little disappointing all the rose wine was gone and the noise level seems louder than other times I was there. All in all a great local place for dinner.

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AE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

4th time here and we normally enjoy our meal. But this experience put us off for a while. Pork chop was dry, replaced for the steak and that was very oily and hadn’t been rested.

My wife had the normally excellent fish stew and it was served half hot and half cold, indicating it had been microwaved.

To top it off sat in a chair that had old gum on the seat that messed up my shirt. They offered to dry clean but overall the experience was bad and we won’t return for a while.

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DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beyond expectations and the quality of food was far greater than expected for the cost.

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KB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have really loved this place for the past year or so. Consistently fresh, tasty food. Had dinner here a few nights ago and it seems to have gone downhill. The food was overcooked (both the Halibut and the Seafood Stew) and the vegetables were had a strange mixture of spices. I hope the chef just had a night off as I think this is a really good addition to Lafayette.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find, food was excellent and the staff was friendly.

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p
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place with fresh and lovely food, friendly and excellent service. Our party had the wedge salad, the chicken cobb salad, kids chicken strips, and everything was delicious. Kids chicken was a real piece of chicken, hand-breaded and fried so nothing frozen on that plate. And the salads were filling and full of fresh ingredients and toppings.

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b
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! My guest and I shared a Kale and Pancetta salad. It was a good thing because the salads are huge. They can be a meal by themselves. I had the flatbread and my guest had the mussels and clams. It was a tasty meal, very fresh ingredients, pleasant service. We will return!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and RJ provided exceptional service! He was most attentive and accommodating with any special request for substitutions. Food was outstanding! We will definitely return. Thanks for making our celebration memorable!

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N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit, but certainly not the last. We were early for our reservation, but were easily accommodated. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. The food was quite excellent, and by all accounts everyone in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying themselves. I will look for opportunities to return.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tasting food! Flexible kitchen willing to make adjustments (to handle our dietary restrictions) (eg pancetta on side for kale salad so could share salad with vegetarian, swap rice pilaf for sweet potato fries). Excellent service, they split our salads in the kitchen, so we didn’t have to do the messy work. Fantastic tasting food. Loved the fried chicken, the seafood stew, the lamb chops. Portions are large! Always too full to try the desserts.

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JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner menu and ambiance. We recommend both the mixed seafood and salmon plate. Lovely presentation.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The Apple flatbread starter was tasty. The fried chicken was mostly good but had a piece that was so tough to cut but not overly dry that it reminded me of turkey. Maybe brined overcooked chicken? Glad it was the last piece of 3 that we shared. The kale & mashed potatoes were very tasty.

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CA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed a nice dinner with my friend as I’ve heard great things about this place. Food and service was very good but not over the top great. I’d come back to try breakfast next time!

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KH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is SO good. This was our second time there and we can't wait to go back!

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. I’d definitely recommend to my friends.

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P
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While we have had breakfast here a few times, this was our first time for dinner. The menu selections are interesting, the food is excellent based on our selections and the service impeccable. You will not leave hungry in that their portions are abundant. My wife had the shrimp and grits which was very tasty. I had the fried chicken with truffle honey which was delicious. The chicken pieces were boneless with a lovely crusted beading. We also shared a very interesting dessert-an ice cream sandwich, consisting of a waffle square on which was placed a scoop of ice cream topped with another waffle square and flavored whipped cream. Delicious and also a large portion. Couldn’t be happier.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to the simple things makes this restaurant a wonderful find.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great. The outside seating during this time of year is a real joy.

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