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About The Peasant & The Pear
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!
Danville, CA 94526
Californian, Mediterranean, French
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every on the courtyard every weekend, April through October.
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.
Free parking in the Danville Clock Tower Center lot.
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.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday menus and theme dinners offered throughout the year.
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The Peasant & The Pear Ratings and Reviews
I pride myself on being a foodie, having dined in many places all over the world, I've lived in San Francisco for 40 years . I was truly delighted with The Peasant and the Pear. A real find! We were greeted by a friendly staff for an early reservation on our anniversary. Our server, Stephanie, is one in a million; warm and knowledgeable, she couldn't have been more lovely. She had the chef come to our table and Rodney was so down to earth, so enthusiastic about his restaurant, informative about the fare and very generous. Their signature Peartini was amazing. Really, everything was delicious. But the risotto was truly out of this world, the best I have ever had and I've had some darn good risottos! Chef Rodney gets 5 stars; for his flavors, his use of texture, for doing it all in an inviting, unpretentious and very reasonably priced establishment. Bravo!
It was my first time at the restaurant, my Daughter highly recommended it and we were so happy she did. It was a 35 year anniversary lunch for a group of ladies from various places.
The food was delicious and we were pleasantly surprised to see a decent wine pour for a glass of wine.
We will be back next year and I live in Gilroy so I will be back soon.
This is the first time I have not given 5 across the board. The meal was good but missed the usual great. The service was OK but not great, we were asked if we wanted bread, it used to just be brought, we said yes and never got it. The meals were salty and my husbands sauce tasted of flour. We hope this was just a bad Monday and not a new trend.
Went here for breakfast brunch a while back and decided to go for dinner on a Thursday night. It was my wife's birthday month and I wanted to have a nice meal in a nice place. This was it! Great service from beginning to the end. The drinks were spot on and I had probably the best Long Island iced tea that I've ever had. The pear martini was old very good. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the beef Wellington. Both were delicious and cooked to our likes. We also had calamari and poke for appetizers. Ended it with a nice cake compliments from the restaurant and also Crete brûlée. I love this place! Can't wait to go back again for any occasion.
The Peasant & the Pear is one of our favorite restaurants and it didn't disappoint. The service was excellent, the restaurant looked beautiful decorated for the holidays and the food was great. They offered a deconstructed Beef Wellington that my sister enjoyed and I had the burrata starter with a side of the best polenta I've ever had.
Peasant & the Pear is GOLD MINE find in the heart of Danville. I've been enjoying their FRESH local ingredients for several years, driving over 40 miles to have friends join me for lunch there. AND they toooooooooo LOVE the FRESH FOOD, CREATIVE MENU, GREAT PERSONAL SERVICE, GREAT PRICES, and AMAZING CUISINE! All of Rodney Worth's restaurant's are stellar! Bonnie ~
Found two hairs in my food. First time it was in a starter and we decided to let that go and not mention it to the serve. My main dish came and had another hair (most likely from a different head). We decided to tell the server about the main dish. Don’t think I️ will be back. Great service but can’t get over the hair in two dishes.
Wanted to love this place but couldn’t. Pros: gave us comp dessert for hubbys bday cons: tables too close and sat others too close. We Are talking...server was talking to the table next to us, her butt was resting on our table close! Server not attentive (poured all our own wine). Food was just OK.
My overall experience was great. The only complaint I had was how slowly my cocktails were prepared. I had to stand at the bar for quite sometime. I even had an employee come by who asked if I had been helped, which I did but all I was doing was waiting and waiting. The food was great and the atmosphere was great. I will come again.
The service was outstanding. Food was crazy good. I had Prawns El Diablo - spicey but mouth-watering. Presentation was beautiful too. Husband had their signature chicken salad sandwich. It was huge! But he said it was too good to leave any and finished it. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed our lunch on the patio next to the fountain. Lovely.
We have been to this place a number of times - it's a lovely setting and always good food and reasonably good service. Unfortunately, this time we were quite disappointed. The food came out seemingly partially cooked - half cold and half ok. This happened on both the appetizer and main courses. The server was quite apologetic, but it was obvious when the plates were set on the table the food was not prepared properly. We should not have had to call her back to request it to be cooked completely.
Like I said - disappointing and not sure we will be back.
My husband and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary last weekend. Overall it was very good but there were a couple of frustrating things - first of all, my steak was WAY undercooked. I ended up taking most of it home and having steak and eggs the next day because I just couldn’t stomach eating it that rare (we didn’t see our server for ages so I couldn’t complain). Second of all our server wasn’t the best, she disappeared for long periods and we had to ask for things like refills which she should have offered us anyway. On the plus side, the rest of the meal and my husbands meal was delicious, and the cocktails were lovely. Maybe it was just an off night, so I’d definitely try here again.
Best brunch we've had in ages! From the mimosas to the eclectic menu, we thoroughly enjoyed this tucked-away gem in Danville. Lovely quiet ambience and classy decor, scrumptious handcrafted cocktails, and the friendliest servers. Fresh greens, perfect quiche... it was difficult deciding among the entrees. This was the first time ever that I went to a restaurant, had a meal, and then immedaitely made a reservation for another meal at the same place. We have been using OpenTable to find new restaurants -- but after the amazing brunch here, we want to try their dinner menu next week.
I must admit I've only eaten exceptional meals, mostly dinners at the Peasant & Pear. We had expertly prepared Brussels sprouts and calamari for starters, split a refreshing Ceasar salad; perfect salmon and tender/hearty lamb shanks for entrees; and pear tart for dessert. Caymus has returned to the wine list so we ordered a delightful bottle of 2104 cab. As we finished the last glasses of Caymus, we realized the world was once again properly aligned!!!
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