The Park Bistro & Bar

4.5
896 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Frank Macias has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, a selection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:30PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 1:30PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved breakfast!! Avocado Toast with a side of freshly grated hashed brown potatoes....what could be better?

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DM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, a bit overpriced, but very tasty. Wide selection of wine and booze.

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S
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent ....very nice night.

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LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and presented in a beautiful fashion.
The ambiance is lovely and service was good.

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DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much. We had the most wonderful experience. We love everyrhing about this restaurant. We definitely were very spoiled by Joel. Such a friendly and classy man. He knew his stuff. Always right there for refills, knew when we were ready to order and was helpful with special diet restrictions. We have had the pleasure of Joel's expertise and will ask for him next time. Thank you for a very special early Valentine treat.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Dinner menu is way better than lunch

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BA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Our food server and her support team were just so pleasant, so sweet and very attentive. The food was phenomenal. We enjoyed every minute of our 2.5 hour stay. Thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and loved the by the window.

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S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome when we arrived, ambience, perfectly prepared meals, excellent staff make this a great environment for a meeting, special occasion, or date night.

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TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed our waiter Joel! He kept the mimosas coming!

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was average..

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Came in for an early dinner with friends on our way to the city. Appetizer (charcuterie plate) and salads were quite tasty. Steaks were well prepared and delicious. The other entrees (duck and short rib) really failed to impressed. For the price point of the restaurant, I kind of expected to be wowed quite a bit more. I didn't even finish my short rib because it just didn't taste all that great.

Servers were very friendly but extremely slow. I know well prepared food takes time but we had 3 courses (appetizer, salad, entree) and it took an hour and 45 mins. Most of this time we were just sitting and waiting, and the restaurant was mostly empty until about halfway through our meal. Then our entrees were brought out several minutes apart. We had to tell half of our group to go ahead and start eating because their food was going to be cold. Then one member of our party didn't have a knife and had to wait quite awhile to get one because a server couldn't be located.

Overall . . . meh. We had a nice evening but when you spend close to $300 on dinner for 4, you shouldn't be eating cold food because you don't have cutlery. And everything should be delicious. We'll find a different place to eat next time.

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FV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb service. (Vivian). French onion and squash soups were outstanding, Black Cod was excellent. My NY strip steak was ok, but very ordinary considering the price and the prominent placement of steaks on the menu.
Will go again.

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F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious entree (duck breast), perfectly cooked. Calimari appetizer was nothing special. Three sorbets were interesting flavors: orange-cranberry, pear, cassis. Love to see an herb sorbet (basil?) in the mix. Nice wine list, interesting options.

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r
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The au jus roast beef sandwich was superb. You don't say anything in your list about the ease of getting into the parking area, the very adequate space even during a busy time, and the ease in safely getting out onto the highway after lunch, all of which are exceptional.

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OT
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four gets together every year to celebrate friendship and Christmas. We usually have a great time and this year was equally special!

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, a delightful evening with friends to celebrate a birthday. Only issue was a large party of women right next to us who were also celebrating but excessively noise. And, because they were being served by the same waiter, less than ideal service for us.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I've been to this restaurant a number of times, and feel like the service in the restaurant area has become worse over time. This is not to be confused with the service in the bar area which is always very good. We were seated in the back corner for a 6 pm reservation for 4 people in the hope that it would be quieter. There is something about the restaurant space which looks cozy, like it will be quiet, but the sound carries tremendously in that room. It got louder and louder. One member of our party, my husband, came a bit later in the meal while we were having our drinks (we had already given our order). The waiter took his order and my husband's food arrived, but we waited approx. 30-35 minutes for our order which seems really long/slow. Food has always been very good at the restaurant and was this time also. But I have been disappointed the last couple visits with the service quality and noise level in the restaurant, so may not return for a bit.

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RK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a business lunch:quiet enough for a conversation, eclectic menu with something for everyone, great service and reasonable prices. Servings were a bit too large but we did takeaway.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

As always, service and food were excellent. We normally sit at one of the front bay windows. This visit we were seated at the farthest bay window in the back corner, and it was very noisy. Difficult to hear each other.

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ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed in the Black Cod which is a dish I normally love. Just didn’t have much flavor.
With prices as high as they are, one shldn’t have to ask for bread.
There were not very many people there which made the ambiance rather flat.
I liked the wine list which had a few good wines that were reasonable.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There are now more vegan and vegetarian options available on their lunch menu.

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E
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the Lafayette Lunch for $17, consisting of a Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, salad, and a butterscotch pot au creme with a snickerdoodle cookie. What a deal as I took home part of my lunch. The pot au creme was a generous delicious portion. Can’t wait to go back.

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MI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating at the hotel....Hamburgers are great!!!

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JA
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are consistently excellent. We were there for dinner and all had excellent meals.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time at this place. The food, the waiter, the interior design was top of the line. Recommended to everyone I spoke to the next day.

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SF
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent Place for pleasant dining experience. The wait staff most accommodating and professional / helpful. Menu selections limited,however balanced. It is more grill that restaurant. Wine list/ choices fit the dining experience.

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t
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. Always reliable. One of the best in Lafayette.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, a nice banquette with a view. The 3 of us had not seen each other in awhile and we appreciated not being rushed by our servers. Very nice dining experience.

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e
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Explorer - I came here with a friend for a Sunday lunch. We both greatly enjoyed our food. I had a grilled cheese sandwich with added avocado plus the best tomato soup I've ever had, My friend had a sandwich which was very different that I can't even describe. She also really enjoyed it. I would say, though, that the service was a bit slow. Overall, I would recommend the restaurant. I've been here several times and will come back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both of us totally enjoyed our lunch. I had the reubens sandwich...meat wasn’t fatty at all, not too much spread on it, tasted great. My friend had the salmon, with sauce on the side, and said her meal was great too. Very friendly server. Comfortable seating and not noisy. Parking garage was full so used valet parking. A very nice place for lunch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

$4.50 for coffee is too expensive. Price of food is good.

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CI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was good, portion could be bigger

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

It was not a good experience, A man at the front was unfriendly and not welcoming. He was snobby and rude.
He sat us outside even when I asked to sit inside. There were two single tables he cold have put them together to seat 4 inside but instead told us we couldn’t sit inside as there was not room.
A little while later a party of 4 was seated inside with the two yanked put together.
It was not pleasant.
The waitress was nice and food tasty but expensive.
I will not go back.
Also they marked the open table as no show when we in fact arrived.

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H
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing this time

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved we had a booth with courtyard view. We overstayed a bit but were not rushed

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quite elegant setting with delicious and creative food. Visually pleasing as well. Service was prompt and good.

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BJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, especially tomato soup with grilled cheese, and the French onion soup. Great spot for New Year’s Day lunch!

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RM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Seafood tacos were excellent. Crab wedge salad was average. It was an interesting taste but it lacked ingredients. I think a hard-boiled egg would have made the salad feel more solid. The carrot cake was tres avant grade but nearly tasteless. Even so, I could see returning to this restaurant. We enjoyed the good service by all of the waitstaff.

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NJ
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were surprisingly excellent for a hotel restaurant. Space is worn down and needs some attention. Interior doors need painting. Curtain rings and curtains were hanging off the rods.

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