Lafayette (formerly, La Fayette) is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. As of 2011, the city's population was estimated to be 24,285. It was named after the Marquis de La Fayette, a French military hero of the American Revolutionary War. Today Lafayette is known for its pastoral rolling hills, good schools, and wealthy inhabitants. In 2016, the median household income in Lafayette was over $140,000, more than twice the statewide average and about two and half times the national median.
Things to do in Lafayette
4.5 based on 246 reviews
The menu is limited but whatever you choose will be delicious! Our group tried several entrees and everyone was very pleased. They accommodated a group of 12 easily with excellent service. The tile floors make the rooms a little noisy. The cost of drinks drove up the bill quickly.
5 based on 105 reviews
Amazing deli. Best sandwiches ever. Hidden, but very well known among locals. Be prepared to wait in line, but not disappointed. Love this place.
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Johnny's has the best donuts ever! If you like light, fresh donuts, this is the place. I am a glaze-donut lover and do not like the heavy fried cake-like donuts. Johnny's is wonderful and they sell out of their glaze donuts early so get there before 11 if possible. You bite into the donut and it's so fresh, it almost melts in your mouth. I love their donuts. I only wish they made low-calorie donuts and I'd be there every morning!
4.5 based on 167 reviews
Went to SF Creamery today with my family. Had a delicious black and tan sundae. Nice restaurant, quiet when we went, not too busy. Service was fast and the sundae's were yummy.
4.5 based on 107 reviews
Solid benedict hash. The much vaunted coffee cake was light but at $5 per slice is really not all that great. The cinnamon roll is actually better.The bacon was not pretty but tasty and crispy. The coffee is pretty good. Overall an OK breakfast option if you are around the area.
4.5 based on 459 reviews
Va de Vi translates to "It's all about wine!" in Spain's Catalan language. Of course, it's all about food, too! Chef Mike Fischetti's menu encourages diners to explore and share a variety of eclectic, international small plate portions. Bold tastes encourage diners to explore the large international wine list, easily navigated by tasting notes. Many wines are offered by the glass in addition to pre-arranged flights to allow diners to compare different wines and discover new favorites. A warm, casual elegance defines the ambiance. Outdoors, dine under an ancient oak tree or grab a table in the picturesque lane.
This tapas style restaurant with great wine pairings is probably one of the best go to restaurants in Walnut Creek. Always good. Everything on the menu is tasty, just know that it is small plate.
And really fun and good wine flights. Take a chance, I am almost always happy with the chance.
4 based on 151 reviews
The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Adam Carpenter has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, aselection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.
Just visited the Park again after a long time. The decor has been updated and the menu improved. The prices are definitely higher but the quality also seems to be much improved. I had the crab cake appetizer which was delicious and the Mary's Pressed Chicken for an entree. The chicken was perfectly cooked and well seasoned - the only disappointment was the relatively flavorless "creamed spinach" base. They have a full bar and lots of mixology options plus a surprisingly good choice of wines. Lots of parking plus valet if you want that.
4.5 based on 360 reviews
I've been eating here since The Yacht Club opened over twenty years ago. I had the most fantastic Abalone on that day. Of course, Abalone is no longer served commercially. At any rate, this is one of the best, most consistent restaurants anywhere in the Bay Area. Fresh fish every day. A wonderful lobster special during the month of January each year. AND, they have one of the best burgers in town-yes, a seafood restaurant. If you have never been there, you must go.
4 based on 142 reviews
This was a repeat visit and as before, we were not disappointed. Wife loved the oysters and, having had a larger mid-day meals and not real hungry, the beer battered shrimp and chips filled the bill nicely. Good wine selection. And a free parking lot - getting to be a rarity in Lafayette.
4 based on 286 reviews
We support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
Having eaten at Chow a number of times, I find the food to be hearty, but uninspired. The menu could use a major overhaul and updating as many of the items are a bit stale. Food presentation is OK, but the food is barely warm and not hot. Overall, you can do better for the money.
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