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Chow Restaurant

53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
+1 925-962-2469
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lamb burger” (8 reviews)
“salads” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at the bar and love the friendly staff. Excellent quality food! The pizza is thin crust, the fish is so fresh, the beer and wine selection great and baked desserts, yummy!

Thank LCH999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chow is incredibly popular and busy, but it is huge and also has a lot of outside seating, so the wait is usually not very long. Also, the serving team is very efficient at turning tables over quickly. The menu is very extensive and for...More

Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I understand an odd bunch of wannabe hippies wok here, but customers shouldn't suffer at the hands of incompetence on every level

Thank BoozerRob n
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Chows! The menu is varied for breakfast lunch and dinner! The place has been packed since it opened years ago! Yummy!

Thank 741lindsaym
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Delicious food, great vibe for an outside sitting. Open all day and every day. I am addicted to Prawn Louis salad and Linguini with seafood, however burgers, sandwiches and appetizers are also great. The shop inside sells all sorts of tasty produce.

Thank 553elinag
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great healthy, modestly priced, delicious comfort food in a friendly setting. They also have a wonderful small section with excellent selection of wines, baked desserts, organic produce, deli and a meats & poultry.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Chow has been a favorite of our family, since it opened its doors in lafayette. The food is consistently delicious. The menu has many choices, including some old time favorites and the service is usually quick servers that are very good and pleasant. I think...More

Thank debora p
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went for my daughters birthday. Unfortunately while the food was good, the service was lacking. It took close to 20 minutes for our server to come to the table to take our order.

1  Thank legsbell
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Food is decent, menu doesn't change much, service is mediocre at best. Tables extremely close together and during busy times the noise level is very high. Parking is terrible, the shopping center has installed private parking meters everywhere in all their lots and they ticket...More

Thank candy3389
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This time we visited during after lunch hours, so then you can have a conversation here. The menu has many choices, including some "old favorites." The service is usually pretty quick. The food arrives warm, when expected to be warm. And, it is tasty.

Thank saolsen11
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I get your famous smoked salmon scramble on Sunday?
14 March 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from lawlady271 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was not there for Sunday. But one of the reviews says that the scramble is available.
Dolores A
open on easter?
5 April 2015|
Response from Silverfoxfoster | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are but call them (925-962-2469
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-962-2469
  • E-mail
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.
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