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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2010

I love their lobster and halibut entrees. All perfectly cooked! We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2010

This location has had its ups and downs with me. Fortunately they're on an up now. The Santana Row location is always a winner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2010

We had a group of 5 women and had a lovely dinner. We were seated immediately at a nice corner table. The service was very good and if you like fish, the food was great. They offer multiple options for how the fish is prepared as well which is a great option. This is the 3rd time I've been there and will go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2010

This was a girls' lunch. We all felt the menu was perfect. I had the lobster roll and could not have been happier. We had a very attentive service person and were even able to sit awhile after dining to catch up on our friendships.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2010

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The seafood is outstanding especially the oysters. It is a .little on the pricey side but it is defiantly a place to go on a special occasion. But if you van afford the prices and want good seafood this is the place for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 2, 2010

Actually, the food was good. Blackened sea bass and blackened catfish. The sides were nice; one of them was a giant biscuit that reminded me of homemade. The problem was the service. It was incredibly slow. We were seated for 15 minutes before anyone approached the table. The drinks took another 20 minutes. The server himself was an engaging and helpful young man, but there should have been more of them on duty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2010

We had a good time as usual.
If you order the fish and chips you might want to get your chips from somewhere else. I'm not sure what the problem is, the fish is great but the chips are consistantly awful. If you can do great fish why can't they make a great frenchfry?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2010

Love the fish tacos and mango tea.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2010

Consistently a great place to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 28, 2010

Fresh fish was good. Service was terrible.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2010

The Alaskan Halibut was absollutely the best we have ever had. Cooked to perfection and succulent. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. It is our favorite bay area seafood resturant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2010

Food and service overall was great. It took longer than we expected to get a check, though, especially since we'd told our server up front we had a movie to get to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2010

The fresh fish was delicious and the service was top rate. They catered tospecial needs with a smile and well prepared food to order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2010

noise level inside is 3 stars. outside is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Perfect place when craving for seafood! We were really happy to get a window seat. Service was outstanding and the the food was delicious. I ordered the hot lobster roll with butter and shallots and my friend ordered halibut. Both were almost too good to share. It was hard giving up half of my lobster roll, but it was worth it for a sample of my friend's halibut dish. Originally, we planned to order the butterscotch pudding for dessert, but after our entrees, we unfortunately had to "nix" that idea. We were stuffed! We will be back for the happy hour special and we will recommend you to all of our friends! Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2010

Hosted a birthday lunch and was not impressed. Restaurant wasn't close to full and it was so noisy we were shouting across the table. The host and hostess were cold, awkward and unfriendly when seating our party, taking a dessert order and especially with the bill. The food was fair and they were slow to refill water and iced teas. There are much better places to go in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2010

salad was very bitter more so than it should have been. but dressed perfectly and the shrimp was a great addition. chocolate cupcake was perfect as always!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2010

Had Father's Day dinner there. The food was good and the staff was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2010

It was a bit pricey for some items but everyone really enjoyed their meal. The Flatiron steak was awesome and I thought the best value of all. The Ahi steak was huge! We'll definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Great selection of fish entrees. Excellent presentation of fish and great wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Food was wonderful; the atmosphere was more "Saturday after the baseball game" than "business casual" for a Saturday evening. Disappointed that we were not seated for almost half an hour after our reservation time, and no one seemed to care/comment, or offer/direct us to the bar. Surprised at how small/close the tables were. It was difficult to move around. We were not expecting the noise level or the volume of children for Saturday night dining. Now, having said all that, the food was terrific! We will return, but on a more casual type of basis, and we will recommend to our friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2010

The place to go for great, really fresh fish-- but wonderful vegetables for vegetarians, too-- skipped the dessert this time, must remember to leave room next visit!

Service was a little snippy at first (our server thought we asked too many questions about the food?!) but she lightened/cheered up after that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2010

My three girlfriends and I enjoyed the restaurant. I'd go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2010

If not for the delicious food, we won't be back again. I made the reservation but did not get a good table. We have 3 people but stuck in family section with kids even though the regular dining area have many tables for 3 available. It's the 2nd time for my family. I'll give them one more chance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2010

Love YP. We've never had a bad meal there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2010

If you're a lobster fan, don't miss the lobster sandwich. It's decadent, but worth every bite. Swap the kettle chips for a veggie side if you're feeling guilty. The clam chowder is always a hit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2010

Good spot for business lunch. Staff is aware of time constraints re lunch and serve accordingly. Fish is their specialty. Pleasant backgound music, 60's light rock. Food is simply prepared, but well-prepared. Prices are moderate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2010

Our waitress, Alison, was charming. We were celebrating a friend's 69th birthday and it was lovely place to have Sunday brunch.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 10, 2010

The fish & chips are excellent, also the Lobster roll. Also excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2010

My husband and I arrived early for our reservation and got seated right away. We ordered the seafood platter and theoysters and ceviche was really fresh. I had the lobster and husband had the steak. All was so fresh and so worth it. We would go back for some beers and oysters atthe bar this summer. The service was great and accomodating. Decor reminds me of a San Francisco casual waterfront destination.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2010

been here many times....still a favorite of ours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2010

Great fresh seafood, with care to Monterey Bay Aquarium standards for conservation. French fries exceptional. Excellent kids' menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2010

Food is good and reliable. Expensive, though, for a casual restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2010

Took an out-of-town guest on a Thursday night, had a reservation, and were shown right to a very nice table in the window. Service was attentive but not overbearing. When I was having difficulty making a menu decision, she suggested the char with the preparation she thought best, and it was outstanding. My husband thought the serving size of the catfish was too small. A very nice experience. We'd return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2010

The seafood is always so fresh and the food is so tasty. I usually have the fried clam po-boy, yum. We love the raspberry lemonade made with raspberry puree.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2010

As always the food was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2010

Consistently great food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2010

Food was great. It was pretty packed but the crowd soon dwindled. However, the service was extremely slow. Really slow! But the good food compensated for that - to a certain degree!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2010

This continues to be the best seafood resturant in the entire area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2010

It was once again an incredibly wonderful dinner and service. The recognition given to Teachers this month is kind and appreciated by us Teachers. Thanks to all of you!

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