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About Yankee Pier Lafayette

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.

3593 Mount Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Everyday 11:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lafayette Circle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 283-4100

Website:
http://www.yankeepier-lafayette.com/

Catering:
Contact us for a clam bake or shore dinner event at your home or office.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as our private lot.

Public Transit:
Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.

Executive Chef:
Mike Dunn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

Yankee Pier Lafayette Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (40)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Lunch (35)
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Special Occasion (32)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Comfort Food (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Healthy (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Business Meals (15)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Go here often. One of our favorites. Always fresh seafood. Service is awesome

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a bit of a wait for our table, but the manager was great in keeping us posted about its/our status. He also bought dessert to apologize for the delay. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and efficient, and our meal was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

I loved it it was so good. The food was great and the service was so great too. The owner came around twice to see if we were enjoying our food didn't linger I just asked a question which was really nice. I'm gonna go back there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The owners appear to actively work in the business. Very nice people and the food is delicious as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I’ve had dinner here about five times now...I think it keeps getting better each time. Very nice seafood selection.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had an excellent lunch. We were late for our reservation but they still held a great booth for us. It was a pleasure to just sit and relax after a prolonged doctor appointment. The management went above the norm.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is always great. The service was very poor: the server came up to our table and asked "what will you have?"; no "hello" or the market prices, etc. The salad came right away, but the wine orders came back after our entrees were 1/2 way done. The entrees took at least 15 minutes and were cold. I really like YP, but this server needs to be fired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We first tried this restaurant for a special occasion dinner of lobster and have been back many times since over the years. This is our favorite local restaurant because the food and service is consistently excellent. We never hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends and relatives. The ambience could use some updating, but the food and service are the stars.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We loved the food and the service was good. It looked a little more "casual" than I was expecting for the price. But once we got the food and it was delicious we were overall very pleased with the experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our first visit and when I made the reservation on OpenTable, I wrote that it was my husband's birthday. We both were not that hungry so we shared a main entrée, which was a shrimp louie, which was presented to us, split on two separate plates. Before our entrée was finished, I showed our waiter the message I left on Open Table regarding my husband's birthday. He smiled and asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu. We chose two different desserts. I assumed the restaurant or the waiter would have offered a free dessert for my husband for his birthday, but when we got the bill, we were charged for both desserts. I was surprised at this as most restaurants offer some type of complimentary dessert for birthdays, so I was a little annoyed as why bother mentioning an occasion. For one entrée, 2 non-alcoholic drinks (coke & ice tea) 2 desserts, our bill came to $62.79, then we left a 20% tip. I thought the prices were a bit high. Not sure if we will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reasonable seafood restaurant with consistent quality

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good seafood restaurant. Menu had a lot of choices with variety.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Certain seafood dishes like the scallops and the petrale sole were very good. Others like the seafood cannelloni and the shrimp cocktail were average. Very nice atmosphere but our waitress was not very good. She wasn't very attentive, spilled on my friend and didn't offer to help clean it up, and didn't seem to be enjoying working there. The support staff was great though. For the price I wouldn't go to this place again.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and very good food. This is our favorite east bay seafood restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A great meal with great service! Good for celebrations!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food as well.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I had a reservation and to keep moving the time to a later one and they were so accommodating. Our waiter was very friendly

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love the food ~ always fresh. The BEST Butterscotch Pudding on the planet. Service was excellent!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had moved so had not been there in a year. New chef but really good food. Started with a wedge, cold crisp lettuce on a cold plate. Precisely. The fish and chips were great. My clams were perfect, not overcooked. The fries were just superb. Usually don't comment on fries except if they bad, but these were superior. Slightly crisp and hot. Go figure. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely worth the visit.

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

Always great experience. Best in sea food in our area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Consistently very good quality food. Our server, Sean, is always outstanding. Be sure to ask for him!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The scallops were especially succulent and all else was great. We continue to return to Yankee Pier because of the beautifully cooked seafood and the choice of oysters. They do not tamper with the subtle flavors of the fish and shellfish, only enhance it.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent as usual!! Delicious food as usual!! Service is impeccable!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We come to Yankee Pier primarily for the oysters, they are always superb and there is usually a good selection. The fish and chips were also expertly prepared. Strongly recommend reservations even on a Sunday evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My dinner was awful. I had to send it back. The Pasta was over cooked and the clams were eneditable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was a hit-and-miss experience. The clam chowder was great but the cioppino was a disaster. While the sauce was OK made and the optics of the dish was very appealing, the dungeness crab legs & claws were the worst I ever had. The mussels and clams were also below ready-meal standard. Service was "without a smile", not abysmal but not great either. The whole place had an airport restaurant kind of atmosphere with waiters and, especially, hosts "doing their job" instead of projecting a welcoming ambiente. The price/quality ratio completed a tourist-trap-like experience in an area where excellent restaurants are abundant.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Mushroom soup was not to my liking. It was a tad sharp for my taste buds expecting a smoother dish.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had my husbands cousin visiting from New Mexico. We live in Lafayette , so it was convenient to take him there. He likes fish and he said it was very good. Nice tplace to take out of town guests. It’s cozy and friendly. JS

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I ordered the lunch special and had the beet salad, very good, and the clams linguini, barely edible. Honestly how can a seafood restaurant in Lafayette serve tough chewy canned clams?! There were 6 tiny fresh clams and possible an entire can of rubber clams swimming in oil. Yuck! My friend had the lobster roll which she said was pretty good but for $30 should be great. Too many great restaurants in Lafayette to waste your time or money here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and service count for a lot. The Yankee Peer offers wonderful sea food selections, but also has something for those who prefer meat or pasta. Great place to have lunch or dinner after shopping.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The ciopinno is simply the best anywhere!! It is well worth the special trip to get there. Perhaps the best in the world!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This visit was my very first and an enjoyable one it was at that. The service was amazing and the food did not disappoint at all. I will return again for sure

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very much enjoyed our meal at Yankee Pier Restaureant in Lafayette.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Took my mom for her birthday dinner everything was wonderful ! Food, service, ambiance.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great, casual atmosphere. Good seafood. It was well worth the drive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

New Thanksgiving tradition, dinner at Yankee Pier.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We eat here often, and always for the same reasons - Authentic seafood preparation (we're from New England!) and wonderful service from all! As usual we started with the full belly fried clams and they are unique to find anywhere in CA - love 'em! Then 2 well prepared lobsters rolls and a couple glasses of rose and you are fortified for the rest of the day!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was excellent but I was shocked at the small portions. Bought a $10 salad before the entree and it would have fit in a tea cup. Entree was tiny as well. Not worth the cost.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our dinner was very good. I had salmon, my husband had scallops - both delicious. He also had the variety plate of oysters and loved them. We also had a lovely bottle of wine, and a delicious apple and huckleberry crisp for dessert. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great date night at Yankee Pier. The service was very good, and we enjoyed our 3 course dinner. The restaurant has a lively and fun atmosphere, and we look forward to coming back again soon.

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