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The Peasant & The Pear

4.4
2533 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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Discover downtown Danville's hidden gem! The Peasant & The Pear, located along a brick pathway behind the Danville Clock Tower, owes its name to its rustic cuisine, and to its location in the agricultural region that once housed the world's largest pear orchard.

Executive Chef and owner Rodney Worth, voted "Best Chef" a record NINE times by the readers of Diablo magazine, honors the area's history by offering delicious, unpretentious, seasonal menus that showcase the very freshest ingredients available which has earned us the distinction of being a Michelin recommended restaurant and a Zagat rating of 4.5.

Whether dining in the warm, Tuscan-style dining room, outside on the large private courtyard, or at the antique Parisian bar, you'll be wowed by the fabulous food, the great selection of wine & spirits, the staff's friendly and knowledgeable service, all offered in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to having you join us for a meal!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 820-6611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rodney Worth
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Private party facilities
Semi-private banquet room seats up 30; the adjoining private courtyard seats up to 50. Both spaces are available for rent individually, or may be rented together for larger events. Entire restaurant available for buyout for parties of up to 85 inside & 50 outside.
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Catering
From the simple to the sublime, we do it all! Contact us to find out more about how we can help make your next event a success.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Diablo Road
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Parking details
Free parking in the Danville Clock Tower Center lot.
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Entertainment
Live music every on the courtyard every weekend, April through October.
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Special events & promotions
Holiday menus and theme dinners offered throughout the year.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We are currently accepting reservations! We will be open from 10-2 and will be featuring a special menu that day. We look forward to serving you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2533 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Good food served in quiet garden setting, by attentive but not intrusive waitress during our luncheon get together with friends . The berratta appetizer is especially tasty and just right for sharing. I would come back soon.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed my meal at this restaurant the food was extremely well prepared and presented. The staff know how to read their guests. We were deep in conversation and they did not interrupt, but knew when to remove the plates, top up our drinks and inquire as to how we were doing.
The restaurant is very well appointed, in a wonderful location and was busy and had a great vibe.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We met friends here who had never been before. They enjoyed their meal and said they would definitely return another time.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

A weeknight steak meal was good but not exceptional especially given the price. Commendations to my waitress who was genial but not intrusive. She remembered the entree I ordered on my previous visit ( I say with considerable modesty that I stand out among the demographics of the clientele that frequent restaurents in this geographic area! I yielded to a craving for something sweet for dessert and ordered the Berry Tart which was delectable- looking but average tasting.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Disappointing - while the food was decent, the service was dry and lacking. Not coming back.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Slow service, average food

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The service was friendly and attentive.
The tables a very close together and the table of 4 next to us was celebrating a bit too loudly.
The appetizers were excellent, however the entrees were lacking. The steak was chewy and the food was a bit cold.
The value for the spend wasn’t there.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The server was very dry, almost patronizing and did make the dinner less pleasant than it would have been with a waitress that has the right attitude.
We almost felt like living no tip on the bill because of her :(

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We got to sit at the bar with our favorite Kurt. Great food as always!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

One thing I love about this restaurant is the consistency..it is always good
it's not pretentious, or loud . the food and the service is consistently good,

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

A truly exceptional place! Outstanding food, wonderful ambiance & very knowledgeable staff! The bar turns out really great drinks, & the staff is brilliant at recommending a wine to accompany your dinner!

We're fortunate enough to have been visiting them for several years now, & it's always nice to be not just recognized, but to have drinks & favorite appetizers remembered as well!

This is definitely a favorite place for us, and we'll continue to be loyal customers as long as they'll have us!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Have eaten here before and was mildly disappointed this time. the cheese topping on the onion soup was really thick and tough; my wife's cheese fondue was also of a tougher consistency. The bone marrow, which I was surprised and delighted to fine on the menu, was excellent, although I would have preferred fewer bread crumbs which partially masked the flavor.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lamb shank was awful. I love braised fall-off-the-bone lamb shank (and osso buco) but this was tough and NOT slow-braised. The supplied butter knife is normally more than sufficient for braised lamb shanks, but the heavy steak knife supplied for my friend's spring chicken (?) was clearly what was needed to pry the meat off the bone of my lamb. And it was tough, gristley and dry, again the opposite of what it is supposed to be. The woman at the table next to ours had it too, and she had the manager called over to tell him that it was "horrible" and to take it off their bill. So it wasn’t just me. Braise properly or take it off the menu. Finally, the tables are WAY too close together. The "lamb lady" listened to and stared at our four-top conversations non-stop, to the point of being embarrassing. Our wives sitting on the banquette side could barely squeeze past the tables to get out, which is too close. If we come back, it certainly won't be as a foursome.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We took our elderly mother for a special dinner. The staff was great. The food was very good and was not just the run of the mill choices. We asked the server her favorites and she did not disappoint. Wine parings are offered with each entree and those were spot on, too. We were not rushed and were encouraged to have an enjoyable stay. We will go back.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!
Booked reservation with belief/understanding brunch was served on both Sat. & Sun., based upon info. posted on both Open Table & the restaurant websites; when seated discovered brunch not available on Sat.
Service was INCREDIBLY slow – despite the fact we were the 1st party to arrive for the day & restaurant was not particularly busy. Overall impression was staff didn't care to be at work.
Spicy Ahi Poke Tower Appetizer was the highlight of our visit.
Margherita Flatbread was rather bland.
Black & Blue salad tasted primarily of fried onions & lacked a sufficient amount of romaine lettuce
Sadly, I won't be returning to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I took my husband here for his 60th birthday and we had a fabulous meal. An excellent menu of comfort food with style and the service was outstanding!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was horrible--very inattentive and had to ask several times for things. Waited 10 minutes for waitress to even address us and then didn't come back to take order for at least 15 minutes. Food should have made up for the lack of service. Food came out fast once ordered, even beat the cocktails she didn't put in for us....Sadly, only the fritters made up for it. Will not be going back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food came to the table warm, not hot. They were understaffed and the service was quite slow.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This place has a worn tired feeliing. It could definitely use a facelift.

The salmon was very good but the steak was tough. Would expect a better cut of meat from a Rodney Worth restaurant. Caesar salad was good as were the martinis.

Wine prices are very high. As an example, Joel Gott 853 Cabernet Sauvignon is an inexpensive wine that can be purchased at Costco for $11.79 for the bottle. A glass here costs $12.00! And the bottle price is $44.00 which is a huge markup. We opted for a different wine which must have been stored in the kitchen by the stove as it was very warm.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a favorite of ours, great food and great service. Rodney and his staff do a great job with the food and the service. My wife and I love going to the Peasant & The Pear.

Don and Nancy Johns

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always a great girls night.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Decent but not awesome. Food was flavorful but sides were luke warm at best. Service was ok. Restaurant was nowhere near full so I found it odd that with all the empty tables that the host attempted to seat next to the restrooms. We asked to sit elsewhere and she obliged. She was also good to fill waters in the absence of the server. Sever was ok. Friendly but seemingly green.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. I was extremely impressed! The food was great and the service was even better! Definitely plan to return!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great location. Ambiance is nice and perfectly noisy. Food is great with excellent service.
Nice spot to relax with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was excellent and service is outstanding. Our waitress was very good, attentive, never ever have to call her attention because she already knows!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was such good food! Reasonably priced also. A great place for a nice quiet evening with great service

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always great food and service. One of the most consistent restaurants in the Danville area!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The Cobb Salad is fresh and delicious. The house bread and rosemary butter is fantastic. My companion had the meatloaf, which they don't usually have on the menu, and it looked so great!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The service was awful. The Brussels sprout appetizer was forgotten and should have been comp’d for being late. The menu offered very little for someone with diet restrictions.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Service was attentive and professional. We had a very long business dinner and never felt rushed. They also cleared the table next to us so we could spread out a bit. Only problem it was difficult to find for my Uber driver because the address is the main drag but the actual entrance was from the rear. Perhaps better directions on their website would have helped.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Rib-Eye Steak was' heavy-laden' with cartilage, an unexpected disappointment!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Even though I've moved out of the area, I make it a point to dine at The Peasant & The Pear whenever I'm in the Danville-San Ramon area. Rodney Worth continues to offer a tasty menu utilizing in-season ingredients. The waitstaff and greeters are always courteous and helpful. I like P&P's Bishop Ranch Salad and the lamb shank is the best I have had in an East Bay restaurant - moist, flavorful, and very tender. There is an eclectic wine list that is well-chosen with several wines available by the glass. The cocktails are always well prepared. In the warmer months, we have sat on the patio which is nice.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We ordered the breakfast pizza, pulled pork sandwich and the cowboy hash...
all VERY heavy...prepared and presented in a mediocre fashion. Was expecting more.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent service and food! Our friend had a birthday and they brought out a chocolate cake with a candle! Warm pear dessert was so delicious too!

Only complaint is we had three hot waters but they only brought out two containers and they were never filled so we had to keep requesting more hot water??

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Peasant & Pear always delivers on food, ambiance and service. The peartini is a favorite. Mallory, our server was lovely and patient with us "girl gabbing" and not being ready to order despite repeated attempts on her part!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food here is always good. The service, though, is amazing. Suzanne has always been absolutely perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Enjoyed a salmon filet over the Bishop Ranch salad. Simply perfect.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I went there on a Friday night for their Italian Lamb. They ran out... on a Friday night🙄!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I love this place. It can get a bit loud on a busy night. I love the food and the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Awesome place. Good food and great service. I felt it was romantic especially since we went for our anniversary. A bit small but wonderful decor.

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