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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
Casual (41)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Special Occasion (33)
Comfort Food (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Healthy (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Business Meals (17)
Authentic (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Seasonal (14)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Clam chowder is always great lots of clams great bacon flavor hearty and rich. The scallops were perfection shrimp and chips always good. Don’t miss dessert the bread pudding melted in your mouth

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed with their clam chowder soup.
I think I may be spoiled since we can get great clam chowder soup in SF. The sole and blackened cod was delicious. I also enjoyed their double IPA on tap!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed the Crab Louie’s!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I always have a great evening at Yankee Pier. The thing I like most about it is the food is very good and they don't have servings meant for a lumberjack. Also, our server was very efficient and friendly. Good job!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to Yankee Pier multiple times, and always enjoy it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been regulars at Yankee Pier over the years and keep coming back. Overall a very solid and enjoyable meal. We especially enjoy the service from the same staff over the years; too many restaurants have turn-over on staff; here you feel welcomed and "at home" by the familiar faces of Yankee Pier.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to this restaurant to celebrate Valentines Day. The service was warm, personal, efficient, and non-intrusive. This is primarily a seafood restaurant. The seafood ceviche appetizer was perfectly spiced, refreshing and plentiful. The dunguness crab cake was mostly crab and served with a spicy remoulade sauce. The linguini with clam sauce was underspiced and could have used some more garlic, spices and seasonings. The Maine Lobster was wonderful and served with roasted potatoes and sauted spinach. The apple cobbler desert was great.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day lunch because we couldn’t get dinner reservations anywhere. It was fun and special anyway!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always consistent and the service is truly exceptional

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

I am a regular at Yankee Pier and feel obligated to repay their excellent bar, food, and table service with a glowing review. They had six choices of EXCELLENT Pacific northwest oysters. Ours were so fresh the taste was authentic and clean. Of course, oysters vary with the season. The YP salad of lettuce, apple, pecan, roquefort is excellent, as is their Caesar. My friend raved about the clam chowder with bacon. I debauched myself with their fried shrimp. This is the only place I order fried shrimp anymore. They are fresh, succulent, sweet-tasting, not briney, large. OMG Good! I enjoyed another of their spicey margarhitas with jalapeno pepper slices that I then diced into other portions of my meal. We were not rush, had comfortable seating, and once again were totally taken care of by Jacob. Highly recommended for fresh seafood, grilled or fried.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We have enjoyed the Yankee Pier for some time now as they have excellent seafood and a friendly, attentive wait-staff to help us. We are always pleased after having eaten there and plan to return frequently. I am hoping that I have written a sufficient number of words for this review.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Our server Shaun was the fantastic. Have been to Yankee Pier many times. Great place for seafood.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Yankee Pier is a go to place. Service is amazing. Food is always fresh and so good. We all loved our food and will be back soon. Restaurant is always clean!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous experience, great fish, service was excellent, will definitely be back 😊

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good lunch menu and an extensive wine list. I had fish tacos, which were cooked to perfection. My friend had the clam chowder and warm beet salad. Also really good. I want to try the beet salad on my next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Order crab Louie nothing but lettuce and crab. Could have a beets or tomatoes or a vegetable on it. Crab didnt have any taste. Friends fish nd chips were ok. A lot of batter she said.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious seafood and great sides. The service is excellent and they have plenty of parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Please bring back those awesome biscuits with your special jam. We locals loved this side and suddenly poof! Gone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We used to love going to Yankee Pier and did so on a regular basis. That was until it was purchased by the Piatti Group. They changed the menu and significantly increased the prices. We decided to return the other evening and while we thought the food was good, it was not good value. In addition, there was little to know ambiance, something we look for in a neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wait staff is excellent! Food was hot, tasty and good size serving. Fish there is fresh and sides are great. All in all, a very good experience. We go there about once a month.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had the petrale sole and the mashed potatoes, which were delicious, as always.
Began with a dozen of the BC oysters, which also were terrific.
Saved room for the lemon meringue pie, and next time will definitely be trying the butterscotch pudding -- the house specialty!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good food and great service! Everything was a little slow getting to our table (drinks, food, bill, etc) but it seemed a little busy so I didn’t mind too much. The server was so sweet and everything was delicious. I recommend the clam chowder and the ceviche tacos!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

kitchen staff needs to pay closer attention to detail BEFORE a plate of food is sent out, also the server should LOOK at the plate before presentation to the diner/customer! The sliced avocado on the top of my salad had obvious large black spots on it!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A wonderful Sunday lunch. The food was delicious and the service magnificent. It was my second visit there and I will be back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Brought my wife here for our anniversary. This place is the best. Always fresh tasting seafood and they keep a great selection of oysters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I put in my reservations that it was my son's birthday, but no mention of it was ever made. I have been to this restaurant many times and put messages about a family member's birthday, and it's usually acknowledged.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

my fish tacos were undercooked, and tasteless. My wife's crab Louis had watery vinegar instead of creamy thousand island and it was bad. They tried to fix it. Ugh!
Thinking about removing YP from our Friday night rotation.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Awesome as usual!! The food was delicious and the service was superb!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 11, 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 9, 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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vip
 (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

Food was excellent. Disappointed with seating - very small two-person table with no view, even though there were plenty of other tables available - felt crowded. Restaurant did not acknowledge we were celebrating our anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 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 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reasonable seafood restaurant with consistent quality

Tags: Fun
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