The Park Bistro & Bar

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1034 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. Reservations are only accepted for the Park Bistro. The Park Bar does not accept reservations at this time.
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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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MF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Took an hour and 30 between salad and a cheeseburger entree which was tiny, over cooked and almost absent the lettuce and tomatoes.

Server never smiled, was All Business and not engaging.

Complaining finally resulted in being comped as we have been going there for many years.

HORRIBLE

Bar had 1 bartender and a helper resulting in slow service also.

VF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed our little dinner party. The booths are private and quiet so visiting with family and friends was easy.
Food was top notch and the service flawless and friendly. There were several parties going on but the kitchens timing was perfect.
A bit of a splurge on wine, so many good offerings. We decided this will be an annual event.

T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took his parents here as a gift and had a wonderful evening & meal. Truly a wonderful evening! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend dining here for any special occasion. As well as everyday in the bar for a great happy hour.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, our server was most helpful and the Christmas decorations made for a very festive luncheon

l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and atmosphere - superb service by Terrence as his familiarity with the menu and kitchen combined with his personality topped off a “10 out of 10” evening. Park Bistro is a gem - a place where we’ve never had anything but great dining experiences.

M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service from Terrance. Food was innovative and delicious. Quite elegance so you can actually have a conversation over dinner and not have to shout. Would definitely come back.

J
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been awhile since our last visit but, again, a most delightful experience. The menu has changed considerably but still a number of great choices. This time we celebrated the 56th anniversary of our engagement. Both of us had the delectable butternut squash soup and the very tasty dayboat scallops entree which came with butter-braised savoy cabbage and marble potatoes (really looked like little marbles). And, if you are a chocoholic, don't miss the skillet brownie for dessert - on request, you can get a small pitcher of additional chocolate sauce. At the end, for our celebration, the server brought a small piece of chocolate bread pudding to share. Valet parking is available. Do note that there are a few steps, a possible challenge for folks using a walker or wheelchair, but no problem for cane users like me.

PH
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointing night for our party of 4. Food took far longer to arrive than usual. One of our party ordered her filet medium rare, but it arrived as medium well to well done. The other filet was fatty and gristly, not what you'd expect. The replacement filet was cooked properly. When the bill came we were charged for 3 steaks!! They fixed the bill but this was really adding insult to a mediocre experience. We've dined at Park Bistro numerous times in the past. This hopefully was an outlier, but don't think I'll be going back there any time soon. Too many other choices in the area.

o
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very poorly conceived breakfast dish with grilled avocado. Avocado is not better grilled. The egg served with the grilled avocado was undercooked, and the fresh spinach garnish was severely wilted. Will not return.

LO
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant, service and food where both wonderful. I had the beet salad and the tomahawk pork chop, my wife had the salmon......awesome food! We will definitely be back, looks like lots of great items to try on the menu!

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have come here many times for lunch with friends and have never been disappointed.
The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and it is always enjoyable

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch at the Park Bistro and highly recommend it!

P
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, tasty menu, fabulous service!

J
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was expecting to give this a five star rating, however, bartender was so slow in getting my glass of wine, and then the second glass, same delay. Also, the food was over salted. I had the Pork tomahawk. Waiter was terrific.

DM
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to dine at The Park Bistro. It's quiet, elegant, delicious and the staff are curteous, fun and pleasant.

M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family very much enjoyed our Sunday breakfast experience. One had the buffet; everyone else opted for a la carte, which was excellent.

LT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was slower than usual. Salad had nuts but not listed on menu. Had to ask twice for new side salad.
My salmon burger was dry.

d
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. Our wait-person was so helpful and she did a fabulous job recommending delicious food.

f
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here during the blackouts to have a nice warm breakfast and plug in and use the Wi-Fi. The staff at the restaurant took such a good care of us that I decided to stay for lunch and work in the bar. They really made us feel like we were home. Bonus was a well priced and delicious breakfast menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic experience here. Ate three consecutive meals over two days. Absolutely fabulous.

H
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They were a bit overwhelmed during the power outages, rightfully so, but worked hard and as quickly as they could. We were in the enclosed outside area, which was a little cold. Food was expected. ( Good )

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch or dinner. Food is consistently very good. Service always pleasant and ecxcellent.

S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, a very fun evening.

m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a perfect place to have an extraordinary experience. food, service, atmosphere, all is great.

AV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary meal as part of our stay at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. I’d mentioned when I booked the reservation that it was an anniversary celebration, and every person who greeted us wished us a happy anniversary while we were there. Very sweet.

Our server (I wish I could remember his name) was delightful. He was funny, charming, and went above and beyond to make our experience special- even adding a little “Happy Anniversary” sign and candle to my wife’s mashed potatoes.

The dinner was okay, but not super exciting. The desserts, however, were delicious. The price was what I expected, and the service made up for the lackluster aspects of our meal. We would go again if we were there for another getaway.

l
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The fish and chips were not good. Tiny pieces of dry fish in very thick batter.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food. Definitely pricey, but I think you are getting what you are paying for.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. The service was very, very slow. We weren’t wanting a fast meal, and in a nice restaurant I don’t expect speed. However, we waited and waited for each stage of the meal. We started with the calamari and a cocktail which was great. I ordered the spaghetti With meatballs and was disappointed. The meatballs were tough and salty. My friend ordered the burger and it was charred and just ok. I didn’t feel that I received a meal worth $100.00 for the two of us.

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice dinner locally. Comfortable table great food and so convenient. Very enjoyable, thank you.

CS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

While the restaurant is lovely and the service very good we found the quality of the food had declined since prior visits. We were there for a birthday lunch and all three of us chose different entrees and not one of us was impressed with the food. The fish in the fish and chips was tasteless and the fries overly salty. The addition of smoked salmon (described as salmon bacon) was not a good idea. The peach and green salad was almost devoid of peaches. Our earlier experiences there have had us coming back for special occasions, but I’m now somewhat reluctant to return.

p
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is situated in a lovely boutique hotel. Our dining experience began with FREE valet parking! The menu is perfect in every way. Bar tender made a better martini than I do! Wine list was an appropriate compliment to food. Wait service was fast, very friendly, and attentive. If this sounds like the “perfect” restaurant it may well be!

AS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate at the bar. Elisa was the bar tender and she was great!

B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

9/16/19
The Park Bistro is easy to find, easy parking, comfortable dining, friendly service and nice menu variety.

PJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The food, service and ambiance were so good that we booked reservations for Thanksgiving!! And asked for our waiter’s table!

a
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waiter was snotty and acted like he was too good for us. Atmosphere too stuffy.

t
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and we enjoy the quiet in the dining room at 5:30 pm.
Very friendly and helpful waiter, Brandon.

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

2 of the items we ordered did not come out to the table. After mentioning the pomme frites it was eventually brought out, but the seasonal soup of the day never was. Our waitress...Vu something was super short with us, especially my wife and made us feel uncomfortable. One of us has dietary restrictions gluten-free and dairy-free, when trying to confirm with Vu that foods were safe to order she was clipped and rude.

We will not come back nor recommend The Park Bistro and Bar to any friends.

K
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jolene was a great waitress and the food and drinks were great.