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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!

267 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Diablo Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 820-6611

Website:
http://rodneyworth.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every on the courtyard every weekend, April through October.

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.

Parking Details:
Free parking in the Danville Clock Tower Center lot.

Executive Chef:
Rodney Worth

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.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday menus and theme dinners offered throughout the year.

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The Peasant & The Pear Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Special Occasion (27)
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Great for Lunch (22)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Casual (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Brunch with friends. 2 raves about cowboy hash. Not a crumb left on the plate! I had salmon Benedict. Salmon excellent and poached eggs and sauce perfect. I would prefer an English muffin over the ciabatta bread it was served on. Too thick. But overall still yummy. Hubby had their version of an old fashioned and I had the Pimm’s rose cocktail. New to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Only disappointment was salad arrived with all plates instead as starter course. Wait staff apologized and took charge off bill.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I celebrated my friend's birthday here. It was very nice. The food was excellent both in taste and presentation. I loved their version of a waldorf salad. We both had an affogato for dessert. So delicious! Our service was tops, and we appreciated not being rushed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our "go to" neighborhood restaurant and have been multiple times over the last year. This time I wanted to leave a review as they just introduced the Winter menu. Everything looked great and we had the excellent Coq au vin. Will be back soon to try the rest

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were in for lunch once again with friends and my daughter. Food is always delicious and generous portions. Service is just wonderful, very friendly staff and really pay attention to tables. My friend had left an important envelope the day we were there and Heather contacted me as I walked in the door to alert me that it was there and I could pick it up. I feel that this is going an extra step and it was deeply appreciated. I would gladly recommend this restaurant to everyone. If you have not tried it you should! Thank you and have a beautiful day. May God Bless!
Sincerely,
Rosemarie K

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food but service was worse than on past occassions !!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I came here for dinner. First off the service is on pointe, the food and drinks came out quickly and our server was good.
The only downfall is the prices are a bit crazy, they definitely get you on the drinks, $14 for a cocktail is unnecessary!
We started with a bowl of French Onion Soup which was amazing. My husband got the lamb shank which too was incredible. I had the Bishop Ranch salad and a Margharita Flatbread. The flatbread was disappointing. Way too much cheese! It would be great with about half the mozzarella. The salad on the other hand was light but filling.
Overall the service and food were great but prices were a bit high. Don't necessarily get what you pay for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great place for dinner. Food was well above average.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was beyond compare. While waiting the manager came by to subject some drinks and snack. Nice touch. Server was also quite exquisite on explaining wine selections.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a number of family members. Our table was waiting for us and our server was very welcoming. We ordered several different appetizers and a nice assortment of entrees. The food was great and they treated us to a very nice cheesecake with a “Happy Anniversary” inscription.

It was our first time there but I’m sure we will be back again.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience. Our server was awesome.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is my husband and my favorite restaurant. For years we have been coming here and the Peasant and the Pear never disappoint. There has not been a single time when we didn't have amazing service or amazing food. I would recommend getting the Peartini which is an in house drink that is so yummy. I had the salmon this time and it was prepared differently then the last time I had it and it was amazing. Its hard to choose what to order every time! Also the service is always friendly and the staff is accommodating and always available when you need them. We thanked the chef on our way out and just love the place.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Most impressed with the Braised Lamb Shanks - delightfully tender and tasty without falling apart.. After -dinner Mocha Coffee with Amaretto sufficed as dessert and was delicious. Shared the Pear Quesadilla with my dining companions and we found it to be tasty and a nice textural contribution via the thinly sliced pears nestled in melting brie with the slightly sweet salsa accompanying it. Pleasant attention from our waitress.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was wonderful!
Service left a lot to be desired.
After multiple attempts to flag down our server for more water, I had to simply get up and get it myself.
Our bill was brought to the table without asking to see if we wanted dessert.
Once we had our dessert, it took multiple tries to get our revised bill.
But most importantly, food was delicious!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place for a date. Food was excellent servic was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service and food. We will definitely come back. The Shoshito peppers and beet salad were wonderful. I love this place!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Explorer - A fiend and I came here for lunch. We both had the Waldorf Chicken Salad which was unique with a variety of fruit that blended well together and a light tarragon dressing which was excellent. I would highly recommend it. The service was a bit slow but other than that I would give it a reasonably high rating and would definitely go back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Peasant and the pear is our go to for any special occasion or when family visit.
Always great service and we love the fondue!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect evening. The food, service and ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner with my love!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is a high quality restaurant! Service, ambiance, and really, really good food adds up to a place you should check out. It’s fine dining yet pricing is reasonable. The complex flavors and food combinations make this restaurant an A+.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Love this restaurant. Service that is quiet and unobtrusive. I asked for a cocktail that I used to order and was told that it was no longer on the menu. Someone overheard and insisted that he remembered it and could make it. Voila! A perfect Pear Flower cocktail! The food is delicious as well, with the smoked chicken salad sandwich positively addictive!! Seating is comfortable (with an outdoor area for nice weather) and the prices are reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

great service and great specials. love worth restaurants. very warm holiday feel hostess was great

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great meal with friends. They enjoyed the lamb shank and steak and frites. I had the salmon which was fine perfectly. Service was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My only complaint was that the service was a bit slow - BUT the wait staff was aware, very attentive and made sincere apologies. So I really don't have any significant complaint. It was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Two birthdays. We enemy with family and friends. We usually always have a good time and enjoy the food very much. This past visit seems the waitress was having a bad day and it got worse through out our visit. We felt it was not a value for what we got. We went for brunch.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was happy to go to Peasant and the Pear as it has been a while. Our server was so friendly that we don't like to moan but the service was pretty slow. However, we weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter. The food was good. However, our friend was talking so loudly that I'm glad I wasn't the person on the next table as I would have asked to move!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very disappointing. I let the restaurant know it was my bday celebration. No attention to acknowledging that fact throughout the meal from wait staff. Not even a candle in my dessert! :(

Tags: Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I took my wife there to celebrate her birthday. The food was very dissapointing. Specifically, the deconstructed beef Wellington was terrible, (The fact that it was the most expensive entree on the menu @ $40, just added insult to injury). The so-called filet mignon I order (medium rare) had so much tough sinew throughout it could not have been the filet cut. The puff pastry cup used to carry the mushroom mixture was cold and entirely unappealing. We waited long enough and paid enough to have expected a nice warm tender flaky pastry intended for eating, and not just something to transport the mushrooms. Finally, the mashed potatoes the steak was on was cold. Unfortunately, our waitress knows nothing about any of this because she did not check in with us after the entrees were delivered. She returned around 20 minutes later to ask if we wanted dessert, and said nothing about the pile of food remaining on our plates. She obviously did not want to know... And given that it was my wife’s birthday, I put all my energy into making light of the situation, focusing on the positive, (the mussels appetizer was good), and looking forward to enjoying our cake and champagne at home. No more Peasant and the Pear for me!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My friends and I have a holiday lunch each December. This will be our new go to place. Fit the bill to a T.
Many thanks and Happy Holidays

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice service, beautiful settings, great food, and great location

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sorry, but I don't know what all the fuss is over.
$90 for brunch for three, no alcohol.
Food was average, not bad but nothing to make me want to come back.
Very disappointed given all the press the Chef gets.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service is wonderful- attentive and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was good (we had the coq au vin and the salmon). The service was impeccable. The noise level was too loud. I could not hear my date very well, with two large, loud tables next to us. I won't go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Once again Chef Rodney and his fantastic team delivered an remarkable dinner!!!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Organic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Donna Weigetl

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We absolutely loved going to The Peasant & The Pear. We had a great time and the food was delicious! We can't wait to go back. We are already deciding what to order next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I hadn't been here in awhile and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food is and csn't wait to get back and try and try a few more items. My family also enjoyed it very much. Service was also very good and our waitress was very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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