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Stanford's - Walnut Creek - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
875 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our award winning happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar… plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday – Friday 11:30AM - 11:00PM Saturday 11:00AM - 11:00PM Sunday 11:00AM - 10:00PM Sunday Brunch available from 11AM-3PM! OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Complimentary parking spaces are available in the two public lots for your convenience.

  • Phone number

    (925) 944-0895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Moncada

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Cross street

    Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd

  • Parking details

    OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Complimentary parking spaces are available in the two public lots for your convenience.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 875 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. P

    carmenP

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dined here previously, and wanted to introduce my friend to this restaurant. The service was outstanding, our waiter was informative, efficient and extremely helpful with explaining the lunch menu. I think his name was Jason, and he made our lunch experience exceptional. I will return soon.
  2. TB

    TarahB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    This chicken strips are amazing but the rest of the food was pretty bland. Even the salad was tasteless. The butter for the bread tasted old
  3. MM

    MaggieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I had invited two co workers and their spouses for dinner. The service was spotty, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. The chef’s special was mixed grill - the fish was dried out, the prawns were too chewy like they had been cooked in a microwave, and the presentation was not enticing. The waiters brought us items we hadn’t ordered. The food took a long time. The bill listed items we hadn’t ordered, and when we asked the waitress about it, she said that’s what the chef’s special rings up as. Not great service for a $250 bill, won’t be back.
  4. J

    Jdel757

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food and service was great. Our waiter Nate was very entertaining.
  5. PC

    PatC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio seating. Very attentive service. Food was delicious, kitchen split plates for no additional charge!
  6. S

    Sarah

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, excellent service. This is the restaurant I've been looking for since I moved to Contra Costa county! They cooked my filet mignon perfectly, and the garlic mashed potatoes were awesome. Thank you guys!
  7. FC

    FoodieCat

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    First time eating here for Father’s Day. Not much of a selection from the Sunday brunch menu. I had the Fork and Knife artichoke crab sandwich. There was barely any crab so it was a disappointment! My husband’s fish and chips were good and my son liked the prime rib sandwich. They had a kids menu which truly catered to my picky grand boys! Service was very good!
  8. PR

    PoonamR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A few years ago we came alot for the Bloody Mary Sunday brunches, we brought a couple families with us as well. Stanford's removed that feature and now restarted it. But its not the same there were many options for the Bloody Mary bar then and now its more simplistic. Miss this feature!! Bring it back FULL on! And we are there.
  9. I

    Italiano

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been going for years. Consistent high quality food and service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, but service was slow. We had to wait very long after finishing our meal to get the check and get the dirty dishes off the table. Couldn’t get the attention of our server for way too long
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was good. Quality of food did not align with prices. Steaks were thin (and tough)
  12. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food and drinks were prompt, and very good.
  13. L

    Lala

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! This place is not just about steaks, they have great fish, martinis and desserts. Definitely surprised by how great the food was and we had great service.
  14. DB

    DeborahB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Table of 4 adults. We each ordered the prime rib, medium rare. We got the old cow, none could cut through the meat very easily. The green beans were over cooked, the mashed potatoes were a solid unit not fluffy. I’ve eaten here before and it was always good, not sure what happened in the kitchen m. Wait staff was good.
  15. RK

    RobertK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good quality food and drinks. When I lived in the area, I visited quite often for the value. When I went back this time, everything was as it was before except the service which was top rate, from the hostess to the bartender and server. The manager also stopped in a couple of times to make sure our table was being taken care of.
  16. ND

    NikkiD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid experience. Especially when you eat in the bar! Girlfriends have been getting together here for over 15 yrs!
  17. DB

    DanielaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet and private ambience. Great service and food. Truly enjoyed our dinner. Definitely coming back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Will be back.
  19. LP

    LorraineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Food was delicious and staff very friendly.
  20. BD

    BDCelebration

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appreciate changes to the menu, but we miss your salmon pasta dish.
  21. J

    Jansol

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We requested a table vs a booth and were told they were uncertain about giving us a table as there were so very many reservations that evening. It was 5 pm, no one else was in the restaurant and only a few other customers came in as we finished our dinner. I estimated there were about at least 50 open tables. Why, on earth, we were told a table would be a problem is beyond me and I count that as poor service. We received a large salad after ordering a small one and an extra salad order which we had not placed. The dessert was barely edible, an apple cobbler with barely baked apples, overly sweet and a very dry crumb topping. I was tempted to send them my recipe as theirs was awful. Would not recommend Stanford's. Also parking is on the street and scant. We parked only because someone else left.
  22. JT

    JeanT

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding.
  23. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner here to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. It was a party of 12 and we arrived early. The venue was gracious enough to accommodate us early. We ordered drinks (fountain drinks, cocktails and a bottle of wine). We ordered appetizers and entree’s. My favorite was the walnut crusted brie but the calamari and artichoke spinach dip were also great - we ate it all! Their steaks were delicious. Baby back ribs were tender, chicken was well seasoned and the sandwiches were tasty. Nothing disappointed. We had dessert - cheesecake (huge portion), creme brûlée and chocolate cookie w/ vanilla ice cream. The cheesecake was awesome! The best part was the service...our server was attentive and I was especially impressed with Hope great he was worth the two children in our party - most don’t take the time to make them feel special. There’s an automatic 18% gratuity on parties greater than 8 - I tipped more than that because he deserved it. We’re definitely coming back.
  24. AS

    AndreaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a good place for families whom have small children. The kids meals are a very reasonable price and you get so much! I really enjoy the customer service service here too. I will be coming here weekly with my family.
  25. DS

    DeborahS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to Stanford’s for Mother’s Day. The food and service were generally quite good, though slower than I have experienced before at this restaurant, probably because of the holiday. I am giving four stars instead of five because my pork chop was fattier than these usually are, and the restaurant mistakenly reported to Open Table that I was a no-show when I was only 5 minutes late due to major construction around their site that required a large unanticipated detour to get to their door, and I told them that.
  26. PH

    PHYLISM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Been a Stanfords customer for a long time but have not gone as much because of the messed up parking. Have a handicap preson and it is difficutl to park near the resturant. I was a little disappointed in the service this time it was slow to get waited on for our order and the Ribs were tasty but I prefere ribs that stick to the bone and are not preboiled.
  27. LB

    LolitaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation. I arrived and was greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The food was hot, pleasantly presented and great tasting. The drinks were mixed well and nice on the palate.
  28. TS

    TomS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Mother's Day brunch. Food was very good and service was excellent. Stanford's is one of our favorite restaurants.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Menu selections for Mother's Day brunch were diverse and phenomenal...we each had a different entre' after a Bloody Mary and a great Spinach Artichoke appetizer. The Grilled Pork Chop with lightly Garliced Whipped Potatos and sauteed Vegetables were incredible, highlighted by a perfectly cooked-as-ordered juicy Chop on the bone; classic Eggs Benedict perfectly done; and Veggie Frattata so light and flavorful it melted in the mouth. A perfect Mother's Day had thanks to the staff, and particularly our Waiter Demetri, who took great care of us. Definitely looking forward to another visit. Thanks for making the day special and memorable for my Mom!
  30. MD

    MelissaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Had brunch at Stanford’s on Mother’s Day. There were a lot of empty tables there which was surprising considering their reservations were full. Food was ok, not great. My mom and I both ordered the Eggs Benedict. All the eggs were cold in the center....refrigerator cold. Biscuits that were served with the other 3 orders were very dry. Cinnamon rolls that were served as an appetizer were small, dry and tasteless. Stanford’s has a full bar...I ordered an Irish Coffee with my brunch and the waiter told me that they do not have Irish Coffee....I was a little confused by that as they have a full bar, but ok. As one of my guests at brunch was finishing up the last few bites of his meal, with fork in one hand an a piece of bread in the other, the waiter reached over to take his plate. Didn’t even ask if he could remove the plate...just reached for it. All in all it was a very subpar experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a party of four. Great experience. Very professional staff. Very good food and plenty of it. Good wine list. One of our favorite Walnut Creek bistros.
  32. SL

    SLWB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time there with my family for my b'day. They staff was nice and patient. Our server was Dan Or Dale (I'm bad with names forgive me) was awesome. The chefs special was delicious! Great recommendation by our server! It was a great 1st time visit definitely coming back
  33. RR

    RoRoth

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're regulars at Stanford's. We love the food, and we love our favorite waiter, Dan. He knows what we want almost before we do. He makes recommendations that are always brilliant. There's something indescribable about feeling at home with Dan and the entire staff of Stanford's. You can bet that we'll be back there soon.
  34. L

    Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, generous portions, attentive service, nice ambience -- an enjoyable dining experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Miranda was a great server, very customer service oriented. Food was perfect as ordered and delicious. Ambience was very good as well.
  37. GD

    GloriaD

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter sal made it all worth while! He was terrific!!! What a great server!!! The food was fantastic!!!
  38. CC

    ConnieC

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We went here for an early dinner before hitting the freeway. It's a very lovely place and the server was very nice, but service was very slow. Our dinners were so-so. I had the fish tacos. They had a salsa on them that I did not like at all. They were pretty flavorless. My other two friends had salads and weren't impressed. Perhaps the full, prime rib dinners, etc., are better, but I won't go back to try it.
  39. H

    Happydiner18

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were very disappointed with our latest dining experience at Stanford’s. I am temporarily using a wheelchair, we had to park a block away and then go around the block to find their front door. Other doors were locked. We were seated in one booth after I scored out of my wheelchair. Then we were told that we would have to move as we were debating whether to order from the main menu or the Happy Hour Menu. Next we were asked to move to a third table; this is quite a challenge for me following my recent foot surgery. So, we again moved! Our food was not very busy old. My clam chowder soup was much too spicy and very thin. My husband’s salad was not tasty. Our sandwiches were not very “up to par.” We have eaten here before very recently and enjoyed our meal. Is there a new owner or chef? We were just so disappointed! The management needs to know about our dissatisfaction with their seating staff and food. Our actual server was very nice.
  40. S

    Southernvisitor

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, very diverse menu, everything we tried was good, nice wine list. Dessert portions a little enormous!

FAQs

Stanford's - Walnut Creek - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 944-0895.

Stanford's - Walnut Creek - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 875 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St & Broadway Plaza Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Monday – Friday 11:30AM - 11:00PM Saturday 11:00AM - 11:00PM Sunday 11:00AM - 10:00PM Sunday Brunch available from 11AM-3PM! OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Complimentary parking spaces are available in the two public lots for your convenience.

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION! Complimentary parking spaces are available in the two public lots for your convenience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Moncada

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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