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About The Park Bistro & Bar

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.

3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, French American

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

Cross Street:
Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Pleasant Hill Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 283-7108

Website:
http://parkbistroandbar.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
The Lafayette Park Hotel is located approximately 1.1 Miles from the Lafayette BART station.

Executive Chef:
Frank Macias

Additional:
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

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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Details
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

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.

The Park Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Cozy (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Romantic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

I eat at the Bistro often for lunch with my friends, frequently celebrating birthdays. Our lunch Friday was the first time ever that I felt that the service was too slow. The place was packed and only 2 servers could be seen. I like the menu but do wish it would change a bit from time to time. It's been the same items for several months now. But, the food is always good, served hot, and beautifully presented.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good, reasonably quiet place with an especially good and sensitive to us waiter.
We will go there again.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This restaurant never fails to please. Good service and food make for a wonderful time.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Really good experience. Went early so not much of a crowd. Had not been there for dinner in a long time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was good, service was excellent, with one exception. The hostess did not space put the tables being occupied when available.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Made reservations to celebrate my wife and I 18-year anniversary. I even added a footnote on open table which is then to be sent to the restaurant. Was hoping for a minimum a happy 18-year anniversary but instead we got a very dry server. Asked a simple question with regards to the menu and received a very rude response. I’ve been coming to the Park Hotel for the past 10 years and this will definitely be our last time. Food was terrible and overpriced. Please save your money and make reservations at the Hideout which is right up the street. Way better food at the hideout and they treat you with respect and class. Park Hotel you’ll have went downhill. Cheers

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although Park Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants, this was the first time we were here for Sunday Brunch. We were very pleased with the variety and quality of the buffet, and also enjoyed our choices of main course from the menu. Service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed it ll, and plan to return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ended up in the dining room for the Sunday Buffet. Delicious - $40 per person. Especially nice for Birthday we celebrated. Loved the U- shape booth in the window.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Exceptional wait service from Christian—attentive but not intrusive—and loved the tasty beet salad, yummy crab cake, and dessert of soft serve ice cream & biscotti, drizzled with chocolate syrup, and finished with a pour of hot espresso!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great breakfast seeing old friends. Wonderful service, excellent food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Rib-eye is amazing!!!... the sauces- so good!!! Grilled salmon good too... this review requires more words, but I don't have much more to say.... Old Fashioned cocktail good too

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Park Bistro was fairly disappointing especially given the great reviews. We went to celebrate our 10th anniversary and while the service was exceptional, the food was fairly average. We ordered steaks for our main course and even though we had asked for them to be medium, they were well done and chewy and not that succulent. We pointed that out to our server and were told, yes we know it's a problem with a certain cook in the kitchen--thanks for letting us know. Not what I expect from a restaurant of this caliber and price point. Would be hard pressed to recommend this to friends or family.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife takes our grand daughters to see the Nutcracker in SF every year and start with lunch. Obviously we enjoy our experience and come back every year. A real classy place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic Breakfast! And great service, easy parking too.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love this place never disappoints me. We have been coming here for years still love it

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had the veggie burger which had absolutely no taste....

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

As always; great service, great food and great atmosphere. I'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have our annual Christmas lunch at Park Bistro every year and thoroughly enjoy the food, the unrushed ambiance, and the continuity and expertise of the waiters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Met family (who stayed at the hotel overnight on a drive up the coast) and had a wonderful visit over a delicious meal in the lovely bistro.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The restaurant was quite nice but the service was quite slow. Our waitress was quite good, but we were there for an hour before we got our main meal. We did have soup earlier, but overall service was way too slow. I would still go back again

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent choice for our family Christmas get together dinner. A varied menu that appealed to kids as well as adults, great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sunday Brunch was very good! Great buffet options followed by a choice of one entree’ and nice assortment of delicious desserts. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was a little disappointed. Haven’t been here in a while and was sad to find it all sub-par. I’ll start with the service because in a situation where the service could have improved our overall dining experience, the service just added to the overall disappointment.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Disappointing: slow service and insufficient food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall very good except the kitchen is slow getting out the dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A favorite of ours. This was a birthday celebration. The table was ready when we arrived. Service and food excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Park is one of our favorite places to dine. I have NEVER had problem with service. As you can see I gave it a one. It was a Wednesday night so should have been no problem. We would certainly go back

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We arrived and had free & friendly valet parking. We were seated right away in cozy surroundings. The menu was very inviting and all the food was enjoyed by all three of us.
I personally have always enjoyed the delicious dishes served by friendly servers every time I have been at the Park Bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Never disappoints. excellent food and service. Always look forward to lunches and dinners there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Party of 6, everyone ‘s food was lukewarm, out of desserts at around 1:45pm. Table nearby was very loud, otherwise service and atmosphere was great.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We've visited multiple versions of the restaurant at Lafayette Park Hotel and was not aware that the "bistro" theme was now extended through the entire place, not just the bar. After having stopped in for lunch many times, often sitting outdoors in good weather or by the fire when chilly, this was the first time going for dinner.
Four of us were seated in a comfortable booth and enjoyed the low noise level despite a busy dining room. Delicious cocktails arrive quickly. Nice salads to start and all entrees well prepared. Salmon, black cod, filet mignon, and my braised short ribs were absolutely perfectly prepared and presented. Very good and reasonable will selection by the glass and excellent attentive service.
We will be back more often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Onion soup was well-balanced altho not exceptional; same with Caesar. Beet salad was excellent. Salmon/quinoa dish quite good altho I asked that salmon NOT be overcooked and it came pretty close to being overdone, Midwest style. Black cod dish was loser; fish not fresh and gnocchi/fennel accompaniment was blandly uninteresting. Baba au rhum was so-so. Overall a pleasant lunch but not exceptional; a level lower than the old Duck Club. However, service is excellent, restaurant is comfortable and quiet altho the updated DR lacks charm. You can eat in the bar area, which was left untouched and has the personality the DR lacks. We'll return to try Sunday brunch when our friends return to town after the New Year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall, good selection of food, however the desserts were not overwhelming, - would have liked to have seen some types I would enjoy more. I liked that conversations were easy to have an to hear.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very pleasant ambiance, excellent service, great buffet selection. Have been coming for years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is very good and is quite reasonably priced. The other outstanding feature is that this is a quiet place and that is rare.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our first dining experience was the first of many more to come.

A splendid culinary experience in an environment reminiscent of the comfort of old world understated elegance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love the Bistro, great food and ambiance! Most of the staff is very friendly.
However, the last two times I was there for lunch the service has been extremely slow.
Not sure if it is the wait staff or the the kitchen. The two ladies that were there are pleasant, but
not loving their job and it shows. The manager had to help. Not the best experience I've had there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ordered the potato leek soup and it tasted like a bowl of starch. Short ribs were ok nothing special. Service was good. Noise level was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was tasty, good flavors. Service was painfully slow. Second slowest service imy 50+ years of dining out. Wife's cod was tasty and remarkably small, apetizer size for entree price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

What a nice find. Food was excellent and service was great. Terrific happy hour and free valet parking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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