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The Park Bistro & Bar

702 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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 with inquiries.
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 702 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTMarie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had not been to the Bistro in some time but were glad to see our old friends, Jerry, Maria, Joel were all still there.
Service was excellent but the food was even better! Was it just that we hadn't been there recently or has the overall portion size and quality increased? Turkey clubs were so large and generous that we finished them for dinner. My hamburger was fabulously good - and one can never get enough of the kettle chips.
A glass or two of excellent house Merlot really hit the spot. We will be back soon!

wineanddine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Met up with sisters and brother - we all thought the food was Fabulous as was our server, Kim. Chicharrones and Roasted Red Pepper soup were fantastic! The Park Picnic Salmon over couscous was die for and the large order of Fish n Chips outstanding. Mary's Chicken with cannoli very good. Wine list very nice. We had a booth overlooking the courtyard and we were never rushed. Our group always go out for lunch and this was an excellent lunch! Thanks.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I've been here before and have always enjoyed it. Always good food and love the ambiance. Also have had brunch there several times. Always excellent.

vipTullulah (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everyone enjoyed their meal, unfortunately we were seated near the kitchen door but the service and food helped to make up for the busy location, it looked like the rest of the tables would enjoy a better atmosphere for dining.

vipkentgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always a favorite. Good food and excellent service. The bar area has cosy tables by the fire

SMVKN (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch. Sat in front room by fireplace. Was very cozy.

GreenFoodprint (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Good food, quiet atmosphere, upscale surroundings. All good.

vipPatty (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food all right service. Nice atmosphere

Mint (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It is a pleasure to go somewhere quiet where you can hear yourself talk. The food and service are also very good.

vipFoodmonger (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place to meet for a business lunch or a meal with a friend that you want to talk with. Food is good, as is the service. But the restaurant is very comfortable and the noise level is really moderate. I just get very tired of having to work so hard to have a conversation in a trendy restaurant.

KathyM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Three of us had breakfast for a special occasion. We all agreed Delightful server and so grateful for a quiet spot where we could talk!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch. Excellent service!

PatR (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We were excited to celebrate my husband's birthday at The Park. We had not been there since The Duck Club days, and had honestly kind of forgotten about The Lafayette Park Hotel. I booked through Open Table and requested a booth since reviews recommended it. We arrived, and were led to the dining room by the hostess where every booth was open except one, and there were tons of open tables. She led us to a regular table right by an open booth. I asked if we could have one of the booths, and she said no. I said I had requested one and she looked kind of confused but sat us at the table anyway. 2 of the (I believe) 5 booths remained empty THE ENTIRE TIME we were there, which was more than 2 hours. We even heard a woman say "oh good, a booth!" when they were seated, as though they didn't request it. Our reservation was at 7pm. Given that the dining room was never full and all the booths never filled, it was disappointing that she knew we were celebrating a special occasion (she asked when we arrived and it was noted with my request), I asked and told her it was requested and told no. Not the end of the world in the big scheme of things, but it left a bad impression.

The good...service was leisurely, but very attentive, and the food was good.

All in all...with the hostess issue, slow service, bill was wrong (fixed but we were charged for an $18 glass of wine we didn't order) and we were reported as a no show to Open Table (we were able to prove we were there with info from our bill), I don't think we'll return to The Park with so many other great options nearby!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a great experience at Park Bistro celebrating my friend's promotion. Calamari, salads, filets with the awesome dipping sauces, polenta, lava cake - all was delicious. Great service from Christian, as well. We were in the main dining room, which is a little sleepy compared to the bar and patio area. I can't quite put my finger on it but the ambiance in that main dining room is missing something, but nothing that stands out as negative, just perhaps needs a cosmetic update, different music, dimmer lighting. Anyhow, I'll be back, sounds like there is a good happy hour!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We came here for lunch to celebrate an informal wedding. We were seated promptly, brought some water after a few minutes, and then ignored. Finally one of our party flagged down the manager to bring us some drinks. It was over half an hour from being seated to getting drinks. And then we waited some more until our food order was taken. The food came out at different times, causing us to wait somewhat impatiently until all had received their food. Utter chaos. I'm not sure what was happening. The server seemed preoccupied with some regulars. I'm pretty lenient with waitstaff but the service was just bad. The food was pretty good. We won't be back.