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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Cozy (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food all right service. Nice atmosphere

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Disabled Access, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch. Excellent service!

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 (Central Coast)·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!

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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Celebrating my Mother's 90th birthday! Brought one of her friends who also has mobility issues, and the staff was very accommodating. Had a delicious lunch --- we all love the quiche! Thanks to all the staff, from parking attendants, to checkin people at the door, to the wait staff, a delightful lunch experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice ambiance.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This is one of our area favorites. It's location is good, food delicious and beautifully presented, service is welcoming and attentive, valet parking is complimentary, outside seating by a fire pit is a special feature and there is an atmosphere of understated elegance without prevention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our food was outstanding & service was excellent!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner was delicious, absolutely a great place for Gluten Free'ers. Outstanding wine by the glass wine. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One waitress for entire room. Was 30 minutes before order taken at lunch. Bulgar salad was okay. Added 5 smallish grilled shrimp for 10.00. Slow service throughout in main dining room. They may have been short staffed that day

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was our first time dining at the Park and we came away very pleased with the entire experience. The only minor negative was waiting for a table when we had made a reservation. The bar area is louder compared to the dining room but cozy with fireplace. The bistro was remodeled 5 years ago according to the waiter and it's a very pleasant environment for dining. If you like privacy, reserve a booth. Dinner menu offers inviting appetizers and main course list offers something for everyone, including gluten free options. The crab cake was excellent and can be shared between 2 people. Fried calamari very light and tasty. For the main course we decided on short rib and flat iron steak. Both were excellent. If ordering flat iron steak be sure you like medium/rare meat and it's prepared perfectly. The short rib melted in your mouth. We had 2 sides, creamy polenta and wild mushrooms. Polenta had a bit more salt than I would like but tasty. The mushrooms were perfect.
If you're looking for a great place to dine or just a quick bite you can't go wrong with the Park. We both came away very pleased with the entire experience and would definitely recommend the Park for a special occasion or just a quick lunch/dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great service, fantastic Sunday Brunch. I would have like home fries instead of hashbrowns for my Eggs Benedict. The buffet was fabulous.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were celebrating a friends birthday and have always found this restaurant to be top drawer. The service and food never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was good, service was excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 7, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We love going to the Park Bistro when we have a special occasion. The food is awesome, and we love their specialty drinks. Service is great, too!

Tags: Special Occasion
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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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·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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