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Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Yankee Pier Lafayette.
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Yankee Pier Lafayette

4.4
2317 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Yankee Pier, a bustling and vibrant seafood house, offers chef Michael Dunn's ocean-fresh seafood "fresh from coast to coast". Local seafood, sourced in accord with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which promotes sustainable practices that are healthy for ocean wildlife and the environment, is presented with a nod toward New England. Live Maine lobsters, fresh-shucked oysters, an array of grilled fresh fish, and beer-battered full belly clams are some of the offerings, along with local produce, house-made desserts, a selection of all-American wines and a full bar.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Everyday 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 283-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Dunn
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Catering
Contact us for a clam bake or shore dinner event at your home or office.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette Circle
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as our private lot.
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Public transit
Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

You may elect to dine in our private dining room, The Wheel House, or outdoors on our Wisteria Patio; either seating area is perfectly suited for rehearsal dinners, birthday or anniversary celebrations, holiday get-togethers, business or corporate events.

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What 2317 People Are Saying
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food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I always love yankee pier.
Food and service are good.
Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was better last night . Tasty lobster roll. Quiet. Surprised their wine special did not cover Saturday. Service still iffy. We got our appetizers sequentially, I wish they'd bring both at same time. Good not great.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

fabulous service and the oysters were to die for! The restaurant is very noisy so don't expect a quiet evening!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great server!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

excellent lobster rolls - great value! reservations easy on Sunday night, Saturdays are booked!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The one thing I love about this place is that the food is always piping hot (almost TOO hot to eat!) ... the fish & chips and shrimp & chips are particularly well done. I was afraid maybe with the change of ownership, it would have gone downhill, but still the same great food!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Yankee Pier is good old fashion East-Coast seafood.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Sole was great. Seafood pasta was mediocre- smallest shrimp and scallops. Shrimp was over cooked. Crab Louie was tons of lettuce, crab and avocado and nothing else. Photos on open table show crab legs, but that was not on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent menu and good service in downtown Lafayette.
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We sent to Yankee Pier for Easter Sunday lunch. Very nice as usual. Hubs had grilled salmon and I had petrale sole - both excellent! Not our first visit and certainly not our last!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Lafayette, California, as we are fish lovers and very picky about quality. Also, the service here is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! Love Yankee Pier!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We ate outdoors, it was lovely. And everyone enjoyed their meal

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Enjoyed a lunch special featuring a fabulous beet salad, and an entree. The butterscotch pudding and the strawberry/rhubarb crisp were fabulous!! Would go back just for that. Oh - and they have Albarino wine - a favorite of mine. Nice lunch - would go back. The service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We taste a good wine but the food was below our expectations. Ciopino was very spicy that took the taste of seafood. the oysters were too small by the cost.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Prawn cocktail disappointing shrimp were soggy not chilled and tasted “iodine like”. Service was good but noise levels made it impossible to have conversations

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and excellent seafood. The scallops are always good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love the place and food. Turn out that it's not expensive place.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We ordered fried calamari, scallops and lobster. The calamari and scallops were excellent.
The lobster was tougher than cheap steak, had to order a sharp knife. Google says this is from over cooking. The prices are high, but would be OK if all were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing food! Fish and seafood always so fresh and cooked perfectly! Staff always knowledgeable and attentive. Love this Restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Very delicious “March Birthday Lunch” for co-workers and halfway for us all to meet. Easy parking, lovely atmosphere, great service and tasty food!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

one of our local favorites! great food and easy to get in and out of!
Good value. Not fancy.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was good as usual. Rockfish sandwich and clam chowder. Soup was delicious and served hot which was good. Often soup at restaurants is served lukewarm.
Service the past several times had been disappointing. Server was not very attentive or responsive.
There are many restaurants in Lafayette. Competition is fierce. If service is lacking at Yankee Pier- patrons will not return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always enjoy the food & the whole experience at Yankee Pier! One of my fave restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server was attentive without being intrusive.
All four of us enjoyed our meal and will certainly return when the occasion arises.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Let me start by saying I don't always write a review of every meal when I dine out, BUT this particular dinning experience was exceptional. Our waitress was entirely professional, there when we needed her, but not hovering over the table. I ordered linguine and clams and could say it was the "best" linguine I've every had. The sauce was clear and tasty, but not heavy. The pasta and clams were perfect.I would gladly recommend this place to anyone who wants a special place with a warm atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We had a great time with fresh seafood and attentive service. I'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Came for the steamed lobster, which we’ve missed since moving from the East Coast. Expectations were relatively low knowing that lobster isn’t a West Coast thing but we were pleasantly surprised with the quality and presentation of the food. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and the service was excellent. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have dined here several times over the past ten years. Food quality was not good this time on both dinners

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A second delicious lunch within two weeks. Service is top notch and food was absolutely delicious. The crab was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great Fish Tacos! Good service, quaint decor.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Difficult access for handicap. Food ok but expected more.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful every time!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Just had a wonderful meal, both dishes were quickly served and delicious. Friendly staff- the restaurant was packed.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Haven't been there for a while, but pretty much as I remembered it. Food "good", not "great". Had a reservation but given a small table for two that was sticking out into the aisle. Our server, Shaun, was great, but our table was devoid of what I assume is complimentary french bread.
Will probably go back, primarily because parking at Yankee Pier is easier than the WC Yacht Club.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Disappointed, as was my two other guests. The service was very good. Not likely to return.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food was very good but despite having a reservation and plenty of available seating we were put at a tiny table not two feet from the next table. Had to spend most of our dinner hearing the conversation of the four next to us.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amber, our server, was the right kind of warm, bubbly and knowledgeable without being intrusive. The greeting at the door was personalized and the ambiance more welcoming than we had estimated from pictures. We messed up on the tab and they gave us the kindest call. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious Friday night dinner - lobster, seafood pasta, wine, strawberry rhubarb crisp dessert! Pleasant service and calm atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Simply YP has: tasty food, excellent service and a pleasant family style atmosphere. Also, very important is their convenient parking.

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