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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

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our last lunch visit with friends was made so special---The reservationist was very welcoming and pleasant, waitress--outstanding, and the food, as alway, delicious. We never feel rushed here and that is so appreciated. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Would be nice if the tables were set a bit more formally, with tablecloths, etc.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

R waitress page is the best she always gives the best customer service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The venue is beautiful and the menu compelling. But they didn’t have enough staff. The staff recommended the burger, but it was far from what my imagination said it would be. The fries were not really crisp.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not our first visit here. Several lunches but this was first dinner. Al carte menu was a bit pricey
but easily worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food not as good as previous visits. Mussels in broth was tasteless. Short ribs not as yummy as previous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent sandwich menu.dining room rather caverness and bland. Wish we had been told we could eat in the pub.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Have gone to the Bistro at the Park many time. The last two times lunch coming from the
kitchen has been extremely slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I was impressed with everything from the service to the food quality. Quinoa burger and tomato soup were excellent for lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Birthday evening for my granddaughter and man friend. Met two other friends who I first met at Bistro. Very fun evening for all.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Had a great business meal. Food and service were excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We are in the dining room for a birthday celebration. The food was healthy and inventive, we both had steak dinners with a few sides and Caesar salads - perfect. Great valet parking, and easy access to restaurant - very well done.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I often bring someone to breakfast here. Please, when I bring a male...don't ask me if I have a room. My 92 yr old gentleman friend got very excited and I was embarrassed. We all live in hope, even those of us from Rossmoor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went there on a date for an early dinner. We had a quiet, private booth in the main dining room. The food was excellent, as was the service. It couldn't have been more perfect. But watch out. If we had not gotten the booth, the other tables for two are lined up close to one another so you would not have the space or the privacy that we had.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous servers and a great menu - plenty of classics but also some nice twists to keep things interesting. We probably eat here at least once a month and always enjoy ourselves!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A wonderful place to visit with friends. We had a excellent server who had just started work there and he was able to answer all our questions like a pro.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was mediocre, service was the slowest. Not sure I would recommend the Bistro and Bar, maybe it was an off day for them but was not good for us!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The dressing on the iceberg wedge crab and mostly salmon salad was very spicy, no peppers or chiles were listed on the description. The other ingredients overwhelmed the crab.
I mostly ate bread. We used to enjoy the Duck Club's menu and miss it.
We were the first diners to check in (early) for our 11:30 reservation and waited to be seated. Apparently the woman we spoke with didn't pass any information on to the gentleman who later was seating people with and without reservations while we were ignored. When I spoke up to say we had checked in before everyone else and had a reservation he said that he just gotten there. Poor management

Tags: Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Nice relaxing Sunday night dinner with my wife and teenage daughter after a long day of chores.
Service was great and food was wonderful and delicious.
We will definitely be going back for another meal in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I go here once a week & this is first time I have had bad service. Returning Thursday

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I really object to a $2.00 upcharge to substitute salad for fries.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Beautiful hotel with a nice bar and restaurant. All staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was prepared perfectly using local ingredients. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

It was a great place to have a Sunday brunch and sit for three hours enjoying the company of friends. My only complaint was the cost of $45. I don't think the variety of items justifies the high cost.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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