The Peasant & The Pear

4.3
2760 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

About

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!
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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PattyH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 5, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always a pleasure to meet friends here! Food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Cdog
New England
6 reviews
Reviewed on October 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

One of my favorite places in Danville. Always good food.

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HowardL
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on October 7, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Kurt is a great waiter and bar tender and adds to the dining experience at the Peasant and the Pear

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Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Reviewed on September 23, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

This review reflects the overall experience as a result of service experience. Even though our server seemed "nice" it felt forced. We get these looks from the manager and overheard comments which made us feel like we were not good enough to be served there. Maybe because we weren't dressed fancy or of a different race? Been to many restaurants and never felt quite like this here. It is unfortunate that the professionalism is lacking here.

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CharlesJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Reviewed on September 16, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

We spent the summer nights at The Peasant & The Pear bar and lounge. It was nice and relaxing, especially with the music in the background. Sitting outside is really nice on a warm summer day. Nice set up!! Great time.

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HelenM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Delicious food and very good service. The lamb shank is a "must try". Absolutely wonderful!

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JeanW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Reviewed on September 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

A nice neighborhood restaurant that is bit nicer than average. A good place for date night or special occasion. Rodney's food is excellent as usual!

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vipnapester
San Francisco
42 reviews
Reviewed on September 9, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Food is not consistent. Sometimes it is amazing and others mediocre.

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FrancineW
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on September 9, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

The food and service is excellent. The seating is too close to one another which makes the noise level very loud - hard to hold a conversation.

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LindaT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Reviewed on August 24, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Love this place. Delicious and plentiful food. Great service, refills of water and soda. Attentive wait staff.

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tinaf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Reviewed on July 18, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Yummy food and great service! A pleasant dinner experience!

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AlexanderS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Reviewed on July 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great neighborhood place. Reasonable prices for what they serve.

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JoleneB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Reviewed on July 7, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Food is always good and the staff friendly. very nice for special occasions.

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BigC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Had the filet mignon and no complaints, it was excellent.

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vipelizca
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suzanne makes this a five star appearance every time. I had the Cobb salad and it was, as always, really fabulous!

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CuriousGeorge
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a cute little restaurant that I decided to try to visit because I'd seen an online review. The food was good but unfortunately it took 35 minutes to be served and they weren't even that busy. When the food arrived it wasn't even that hot and I just felt like our Server was occupied with other things. They did give my wife a free dessert because her potatoes were cold but that should not of been the case in the first place.

My wife is also a part-time chef and a stickler for serving food hot to our clients and expect the same when I go out To eat. I would recommend it because I always give a restaurant to chances unless the experience was terrible which this was not. So I will give them another chance in the future..

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vip2bincognito
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We used to enjoy P&P for dinner. Our service was awful the other night, more like nonexistent. Not a single member of staff smiled - they all looked miserable. Our food was okay, it's been better in the past. I don't know if this place has had their run and is done or if they need to hire better.

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Jimbo
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

French Onion soup on a rainy night can’t be beat!!

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DianeI
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are so accommodating! Saved our table when we were 30-40 min late due to a late show. Great food and drinks. A nice place to relax and enjoy one's company.

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DavidO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Noise level high. Individuals at nearby tables talked loudly and created an even noisier situation

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vipMisa
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with my husband for a belated Valentine's Day dinner. I started off with a blood orange tini and it was really good. Nice orange taste and balanced with the alcohol which wasn't overpowering, but you knew it was there for sure once you were done! My husband had the diablo shrimp. Pretty good portion size and taste. He thought it was hot, but I didn't really taste the spice. I had the pork chop. It was nice and tender and the portion size of the chop was decent. However, the menu says you get sweet potato puree with it. I'm pretty sure I rec'd regular mashed potatoes as they were white. In addition, I got like two tablespoons worth that was hiding underneath the meat. Maybe they were running out?? What I tasted was good, but not very much of it for the $28 price tag. We shared dessert which was the lemon cheesecake. The taste was great, but again, the portion size was VERY small for $9. It was maybe a third the size of a Cheesecake Factory slice. Pretty on the plate, but it was like a child sized serving. We'll be back for the cocktails and maybe try lunch and see if the portion sizes are more in line for what you pay.

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vipJuliet
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and always good service. Best of the Pear Restaurants in the Worth family of restaurants.

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LeiloneiJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The meat entree’s like steak and pork chops were either dry or burnt. Fondue is always a must though from now on.

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Kerri
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Upset that open table menu was not up to date and was looking forward to Beef Wellington which was online but I guess not on current menu.

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vipVisitor
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Filet mignon was excellent with recommended wine pairing.

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MikeF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A bit difficult to find in the dark. Food was good, but a bit on the expensive side. Parking was also a challenge.

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TomT
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers have been wonderful at lunch time! It is one of our go to lunch spots.

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jimari
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dining experience from the time we walked in till we left. The food was excellent, and the timing sequence between appetizers and main course was perfect. What made it best was the waitress she was attentive but not overbearing, there when something was neede. Will be back. Jim

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vipBonafyde
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lamb shanks ever and the peartini is so yummy!

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CindyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Lovely setting, excellent service, delicious and original food.

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vipDEH1
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Original menu, like the bone marrow appetizer that was very tasty on toasted bread...lamb shank was so delicious with lemon zest and capers, really make the richness meld in your mouth!

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JillZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Food was good - my pork chop was a little dry but everyone else said their food was really good. Service was slow! Not sure why, but for some reason our waitress was way more attentive to other tables The 2 top next to us turned over twice while we were there.

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SuzanneT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have had some amazing meals at Peasant and Pear as well as The Little Pear and Prickly Pear. Tonight, however, was a miss. The restaurant was very busy and it took the waitress a long time to come over and acknowledge us. She did finally and then made it over to us to offer us a cocktail. When we said we were ready to order at that point, her attitude completely changed. Her smile disappeared, eye contact was dropped, and she was all business. I over heard her describe the specials to other tables she had, not to us. Another person delivered our meal and my steak was medium well when I asked for it medium rare.
She came over once to ask how our meal was and then we never saw her. We considered having dessert and then figured we had had enough so we asked for the check. Our dishes were still on the table when she dropped the check and it was only then she cleared some, not all of them. Never thanked us, just asked twice if we were sure we didn't want dessert. Then, hovered to collect the check when we left. Really disappointed.

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ChrisB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went here for first time with some friends. Pricey but food is outstanding with interesting use of "pears" in many of their dishes. Lamb shank fell of the bone. yum.

Our server was nice, but not very attentive. We had to call her over to the table more than once rather than her checking on us. Overall...great place.

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StanY
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a variety of tastes within the four of us. Two being mostly vegetarian and the others open to all of the menu. We tried a variety of meals and ended up sharing a bit. Everything was very tasty and cooked to perfection. Our waiter was fun and definitely on top of all our needs.

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BobG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Party of two.
Sloooooooow Service. Server acted as if we were an after thought. Salmon good, risotto fair. Drink service slooooooow

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vipLisaS
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fabulous, and the food was well worth the drive. But it was so noisy in the room we were sitting in that in order to have a conversation and be heard, you had to shout across the table. That was the only downfall.

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vipjoyp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Server was very pleasant - not as attentive as I would expect. Possibly they were short on staff - don’t know. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The meat was too tough and hard to chew

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The Peasant & The Pear is rated 4.3 stars by 2760 OpenTable diners.