The Park Bistro & Bar

4.6
813 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 Adam Carpenter 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, French American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 7:00am - 9:30am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 283-7108
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Macias
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Pleasant Hill Rd.
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Parking details
Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.
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Public transit
The Lafayette Park Hotel is located approximately 1.1 Miles from the Lafayette BART station.
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Special events & promotions
The Park Bistro & Bar hosts parties of all sizes and types that are both private and public. We also host wine & beer dinners and have live music on selected dates. Feel free to contact us at events@parkbistroandbar.com with inquiries.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Park Bistro & Bar offers two private dining spaces for 10-40 people, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Specially prepared menus are available for parties over 20 people. All of our menus are created with the The Park Bistro & Bar philosophy of using sustainable and local ingredients.

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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

What 813 People Are Saying
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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times: for casual lunch out by the patio area and for birthday dinners and a more intimate night out. Haven't been disappointed yet. Great drink selection, great selection of wines, and smaller but decent beer selection. Food has always been outstanding.

Can be casual or a little more dressy - it varies every time we go. Usually jeans, decent shoes and a nice shirt for the guys. Plates range from $14ish (burger) to $40+ (rib-eye). I'd say decent prices and worth it.

Always fun to check out the hotel too!

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Chicken dry. Didn’t refill drink. Unfriendly waitress. Manager did a good job recovering.

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Y
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

After having reserved three weeks in advance, requesting a booth, we watched as the booths slowly filled up. The last one had only two people ! Not a good business practice. We will not return.

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H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch and an attentive and funny server. Several people were celebrating birthdays, it is a great brunch spot for that. We were so stuffed when we left!

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DS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Unexpected yum! We stayed at the hotel and found it was later than expected so defaulted to the in house restaurant. Ingredients, preparation, and presentation were excellent. Not the most original menu, but the food was delicious all the way through. Atmosphere is a little dated but comfortable. Service was nice and attentive, but quite slow.

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JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lafayette Park is always a wonderful experience. The quiet atmosphere which allows table mates to converse, the service that is friendly, helpful and just right. The food is wonderful. All in all it makes for a wonderful experience.

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the perfect place for a business lunch. The location is directly off the freeway, beautiful interior and conducive to private conversations. Some menu choices better than others.

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OT
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always know this restaurant is wonderful for 'special' times.

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G
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you for a dinner that was perfect for a relaxing event. The server was helpful and prompt with the courses.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I really enjoyed having breakfast here. So beautiful! So delicious

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S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Joel our server was over the top exceptional and provided the right amount of attention. The brunch was great, it’s a hidden gem. Don’t past go consider going the next time you consider going out for brunch. Loved it and I’ll return often.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Sunday brunch offers a variety of delicious food! The ingredients are so fresh! The service does not rush you and it is a very relaxing and enjoyable place for friends to dine and chat without feeling rushed.

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AE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Have dined here many times but most recent experience was very poor. Ordered the Rib Eye and the one of the trio of sauces it’s served with had a dead fly in it.

Only offer was for the cost of the steak to be removed from the bill. This is concerning given the recent closure of the restaurant due to cockroaches.

Also very loud table of youngsters, and overall poor quality of the food will mean we won’t be back.

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JC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive wait staff, steaks cooked to order, and acknowledgement of special request (corner table instead of booth)

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CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We got out from work very late (8:45PM) in Oakland and were starving, started searching for a place to stop and get something to eat and this was one of the few places that popped up that was open and serving their dinner menu until 10PM! We had never tried it but did and so glad we did. Went back to celebrate our daughters 27th birthday and the family loved it too. Exceptional food, loud but the service and food is so worth it and my husband raves about the beer choices! We were all very happy!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Perfect! Our server James was wonderful, friendly, and Very attentive,
service also went well!

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LI
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love it and Lafayette Hotel and Spa as well!! I would recommend this place to anyone!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dining room, what you would expect at a nice hotel. Service, food, wine ,dessert all surpassed our high expectations!

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H
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Quality &
Presentation of Food & drinks were excellent too. Love the kale chips. The place was very nice, I love the exclusiveness of the location for a nice Sat dinner. Busy but not overly crowded. Overall demographic was very upscale.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service was a little slow but it was nice to not feel like you are being rushed

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff who were attentive and knowledgeable about their wine offerings.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere all great. Spent 5 hours over lunch with old friend. No one ever made us feel as if we needed to leave. Just a comfortable friendly atmosphere.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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IH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always great. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. I make regular arrangements for three different groups to meet here for lunch. Someone always says, "Let's come back here next time".

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b
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at The Park Bistro and Bar many times, including breakfast. The meal was disappointing. My girlfriend and I asked that the hash browns be cooked crispy. The restaurant tried and they were soggy and flavorless. I have had delicious dinners here but breakfast missed the mark.

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F
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was slow and our server Vivian was very officious and superior acting.

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w
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's always a treat to come to the Park Bistro & Bar whether in the lounge area, the main restaurant or even the private dining rooms. Have never had a bad meal and the servers are always quite pleasant, even if they're scrambling.

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m
London
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice table and a great server, Jo. The food was far better than any of the other local restaurants.

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LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

If the weather is right, it's nice to sitoutby the firepit and enjoy a class of wine and the mussels.

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K
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I took a friend the lunch for her birthday. We had a lovely time. The servers were very efficient and pleasant. The house chardonnay is very presentable. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer and the wedge salad with crab. We have been going to the Bistro for several years and it has even improved in the last few years. I am very fond of the current menu which offers a variable menu. The young women next to our table had the fried chicken sandwich and i swear I will order it one day.

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MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Valet was nice. Had 7:30 reservations they tried to get me better seating, but after 45 minutes of waiting ended up seated in the bar. Not what was expected. This was for a special occasion. They were not that busy and we waited about 10 minutes before waitress asked for our order. It got better, but started off slow. Bar drinks were well made and bartender was really attentive. I'm not sure I will be back.

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B
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just fabulous..wonderful atmosphere and super menu. Valet parking a real plus. Love this place!

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here! The staff were fantastic and thoughtful. Great brunch and ambiance.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Not one bad thing to say. We will definitely be returning.

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MM
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We stopped going for a time because the food and service seemed to decline. The mgr. responded to my comments n invited us to try again. We did and are now back as regulars Jerry at the bar been there ever so long making fantastic martinis. wait staff very attentive n efficient. One of our new fav ‘gotos’. TY PARK HOTEL

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MD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Halibut. Wonderful ! Had a bite of my wife’s Salmon, even better. Had our 5 yr old daughter with us and she loved her meal.
All around great experience.

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MM
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

New museum since our last visit. Improvement in menu n service. This time look forward to next time. TY

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and venue. scallops and ribeye were excellent, along with the service

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b
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the quietest restaurants around! We sat in a booth and had a lovely and relaxing meal. Definitely a go-too if you want a quiet place where you can actually talk to one another!

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