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.View Private Dining Details
The Park Bistro & Bar hosts an annual tradition of Easter Brunch! Celebrate Easter with great food, family and even a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. This brunch is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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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
We’ve enjoyed Park Bistro on numerous occasions in the past. This time was sadly different. After being seated, we were served water, but then it took 12-15 minutes for our waiter to arrive and get our drink orders. We decided to order our meal at the same time. My wife ordered the 8 ounce filet, and I decided for the hamburger. Another 20 minutes went by before our order arrived, while other diners who arrived after we did had their meals served. When our order arrived, my wife noticed that her steak was cooked medium. She realized the waiter had not asked her how she wished it prepared. When she mentioned that to him he said ‘I thought I heard medium’ instead of recognizing he had forgotten to ask her how she wanted it cooked.
The food actually was quite good, as it usually is here. But the delays and unpleasant interaction with our waiter was unexpected and disappointing. With so many choices in the area, we don’t have any good reason to come back here any time soon.
Interesting menu and pleasant dining room with attentive service.
Food is amazing! Loved going there for St Patty’s Day dinner. Lovely atmosphere and delicious beautiful food. Pliny the Elder on tap! Will be back.
It was fine. Expensive for what it was. Our server was not friendly, “curt” I’d say. Doubt we’ll return .
It was a rainy day and as soon as we walked into the Bistro and felt the warmth of the fireplace, we knew we'd picked the right place. The food was outstanding, the service was quiet and competent and we enjoyed our lunch. We plan to come back for dinner soon. It's a cozy place, not too big, and on a cold day, perfect for comfort food and good conversation. The bar was crowded but not too noisy. All in all, a great place for a good meal in nicely decorated room.
Enjoyed the food that service was very nice this time.
It is quiet and comfortable. One can carry on a conversation. There is not much of an ambience. Most lunch diners are elderly.
Very good food, not too pricey. Nice sit down place with tablecloths and cloth napkins. Very good service: attentive and not pushy. We like this place as its location lends itself to easy parking, not so congested as other parts of Lafayette or in Walnut Creek. Very nice place for a special occasion or date. We will return and would recommend to others.
We have chosen the Park Bistro for lunch often. The food is good, the service its excellent, and the ambiance is welcoming. Try it, you will like it.
Very nice and considerate staff, generally good service but rather slow considering there were few people seated in the restaurant on a Sunday at 6 pm. Food was just okay this time; calamari was tough and chewy, braised beef was not too tasty; salad with salmon was good, but that's harder to mess up. Food was much better on Christmas eve, with faster service.
We waited an hour plus for our dinner. We were offered free deserts as compensation only to have to wait 25 MORE minutes for those to arrive. Instead of “owning” the slow kitchen situation early on and checking on us, offering bread maybe?, our waiter kept disappearing. Though we did enjoy the our steaks when they finally arrived, I am very reluctant to return. Such a shame as we live nearby.
This restaurant has become more comfortable and casual with reasonably priced meals that are tasty and healthy. Diners can go here on a regular basis and not have to wait for a special occasion because the menu offers a great selection, and delicious meals for a super value. You can't go wrong here!
One person said “not enough artichokes in quiche, but all else said wonderful..
Will definitely recommend and return.
Service, ambiance and food was great. Having been occasional visitors for many years we now find the prices have gone very high.
May find other places to dine out.
I have been to the Park Bistro several time and each time I have been please with the food and the service. The food variety is excellent as there are many options to meet most palettes. Coffee was hot and very good as well.
Food was Excellent. We had a big party. We ordered salmon, sirloin, even hamburgers and a Kids meal. Everything was on point. Service is top notch. Such a beautiful setting.
Our waiter, Jason, was wonderful! Friendly, professional and charming!
This is an excellent restaurant in the Lafayette Park hotel. It is an elegantly decorated bright room with large alcoves facing the courtyard/patio. These alcoves have comfortable bench seats that are next to the large windows. The atmosphere is really nice. My wife, daughter, and I had dinner here and our three entrees were exceptional. They included seared scallops in vadouvan (Indian spice) chicken jus, braised short rib with sweet potato puree, and the duroc pork chop with Kentucky style marmalade. The French onion soup should not be missed. Symbols on the menu indicate whether each item is vegetarian, gluten free, or contains nuts. Desserts include tarts, cobblers, pot de crème, etc. There is a very nice list of classic and seasonal cocktails and wines by the glass. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch are also served. Service by Dominic was spot on. He was very friendly, helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable about the food. Another bonus is the free parking in the hotel garage or the no-cost (but please tip) valet service.
Had such a great time. Food was delicious. The courtyard is beautiful. Definitely coming back.
Great lunch on the Bistro terrace! Doggie included!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Always a favorite. Good food and excellent service. The bar area has cosy tables by the fire
We had a wonderful lunch. Sat in front room by fireplace. Was very cozy.
Good food, quiet atmosphere, upscale surroundings. All good.
My friend and I loved the food, but I made the reservation (I thought) for the Bistro and Bar, NOT the restaurant. If I'd known how expensive it was, I wouldn't have eaten there. Although it's not as quiet in the bistro, it's less expensive. I'd like the reservation system to be clearer about just what I'm reserving. Other than that, it was great - the filet mignon was out of this world. Oh, the lighting was so dim we could hardly read our menus. Just a teeny complaint.
Good food all right service. Nice atmosphere
It is a pleasure to go somewhere quiet where you can hear yourself talk. The food and service are also very good.
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.
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!
Great brunch. Excellent service!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Our food was outstanding & service was excellent!