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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.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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
Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Pleasant Hill Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.
The Lafayette Park Hotel is located approximately 1.1 Miles from the Lafayette BART station.
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 email@example.com with inquiries.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lunch at the Lafayette Park Bistro is a great, quiet luncheon place. If you're local,
it's an easy trip w/no problem parking, either street w/no meters or parking at the
hotel or Valet. All types of food from salads to sandwiches to entrees. Try being seated
in the restaurant at a booth; very quiet & comfortable. We had a 3 1/2 hour lunch with
friends and no one bothered us. The quiche is always tasty, individual rounds. The farro
salad & salmon was tasty & there is always soup & sandwich of the day. The best part of the
meal was the yuzu-lemon tart. Enjoy!
I had no expectations before arriving for our meal. We had eaten here before and had a great meal. We dined here again on a Sunday night. It was quiet, no one in the restaurant for our first 45 minutes. At last a meal where my husband and I could have a conversation! I ordered the short rib, hands down the best I have ever had! My husband ordered the chicken, equally delicious. We split a wonderful beet salad and enjoyed the warm olives. The wine list was elegant. I had a Failla Pinot Noir that was delicious. My husband enjoyed the Pliny The Elder beer. We thought it unusual to see this beer on the menu. The meal was complimented by our wonderful waiter Nicholas. His service was impeccable, certainly on par with any high end restaurant. It was one of the best meals we have had all year!
Explorer - This is probably the third time I've been here with a friend around the lunch hour. Each time the food has been quite good. This time I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. I had asked for an addition of avocado but that was forgotten. My friend ordered a quiche which she said was very good. A large salad came along with it. We were both overall happy with our food. However, the service was on the slow side this time.
Off night perhaps? Usually reliably good service & food. Not so for 6 friends this time. Very slow service. No water refills. Those of us who ordered the Mary’s chicken were satisfied. The stuffed cannelloni was an unusual side dish. Black cod entree was over cooked & mushy. All of this on a weekday night when the restaurant was less than half full. We’ll go back though as this was very unusual.
Aside from annoying problem getting seated with our reservation, the ambiance and service were good. The food was creative and delicious California cuisine. Would definitely like to return for dinner. There were three different people handling reservations, so that even though we arrived 10 minutes early, we were passed over by people coming in later, even some without reservations. Quite annoying, and I was prepared to hate the restaurant, but the service, food, and ambiance overcame my initial impression.
This event celebrated the visit of friends from my hometown. The hotel staff went out of their way to make everything from the chilled champagne, the contact with a local florist to arrange a beautiful centerpiece and the delicious entree very special. Our server was a delight. All in all five stars for the Lafayette Park Hotel Restaurant. Joan Stevenson
Dining at the Park Bistro is always a delightful experience. The service is attentive and helpful without hovering. The menu offers a nice variety of selection from small dishes to full plates. There is a wide range of wine and cocktail selections. Not to be missed are the choices for dessert.
This could be a nice place to go if the food was worth the price. There were 7 of us and none of us thought our main course choices were more than mediocre. Even the bread, the Caesar salad, and the French onion soup were of lower quality than one would expect at a place this nice. Perhaps we had an off day for the chef. The ambience and service were very good.
The service was sketchy. Bought a bottle of wine for the table that was listed as $34 we were billed for $42. When questioned the waitress said it was a misprint? And she would have to ask her supervisor before standing by advertised price. She argued they based the price on the glass price which was $11 and multiplied by 4 was $44 and the discount was $2 for the bottle. The bill was almost $300 so to argue over $8 was really bad form in our opinion. There were five adults an two children in our party so the tip was predetermined so the waitress had no reason to give great service and she did not.
Tomato soup, crab cakes (very light and not oily), along with the Quinoa burger with extra avocado make for a superior eat. Top it off with the butterscotch pudding and it is off the charts. Very happy with the food here. Forgot to mention the county line salad. Be sure to ask for extra fruit.
As usual, the food was excellent. However, we were celebrating a belated 43 anniversary, belated because of medical issues. I noted in in my Open Table reservation and told the hostess and server that we were celebrating our anniversary. Everyone seemed shocked that we were celebrating our anniversary, like no one had bothered to look at the reservation or acknowledge our anniversary. No mention of it by anyone, no extra service, just business as usual. Very disappointing, especially when we had celebrated it here before and they did an excellent job and made it a special night for us.
Additionally, the hostess tried to seat in the back corner with a long string of tables. We had to request a separate table near the entrance, when the restaurant clearly wasn't filled.
Overall, pretty disappointed.
The calamari is the best in the Bay Area- done just right with a great sauce and a huge serving. Fish and chips with tilapia coated with panko crumbs was excellent. Quiet area made for conversation. Large bar area if you want a more lively scene. Pliny the Elder Double IPA on tap was a pleasant surprise.
The Valet Parking is an excellent convenience. In fact, I strongly recommend valet parking as the self-parking area is too limited and the spaces are unrealistically small. The service at all levels and areas are good to excellent. The weekend brunch is an excellent value...I do it at least once a month.
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