About Lark Creek Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Lark Creek Walnut Creek is located in historic downtown Walnut Creek. The atmosphere is light and airy, with American country charm, sidewalk seating, an exhibition kitchen, and the new Oakville Room seating up to 36 guests for private functions. The changing menu includes seasonal Contemporary American fare featuring traditional and updated recipes. Housemade desserts; local and regional wines.
Lark Creek Walnut Creek features American wines, including offerings on tap, by the glass and in half-bottles, with local and regional producers featured. Full bar; fresh fruit and fountain beverages.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
Mount Diablo Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on the street and in the convenient public parking structure above the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We have our Private Dining Room, The Oakville Room, that can accommodate up to 36 people seated and 50 people for reception. We also offer semi-private parties, accommodating up to 25 guests in the main dining portion of the restaurant.
Lark Creek Walnut Creek Ratings and Reviews
Nice restaurant, food as good as I had r ...
Nice restaurant, food as good as I had remembered. Our waitress showed no interest
in us when we didn't order wine. She didn't even come back to check that our
meal was OK. Chatted up the table next to us who did order wine.
Food good; service poor.
I was disappointed in the restaurant due ...
I was disappointed in the restaurant due to the food. Service was very good. The New York steak was surprisingly thin, which always makes it difficult for the cooks to cook to a medium rare. It was also tough, perhaps due to the fact that it was almost medium well. The side dishes were okay. Also the paella wasn't that good as the shrimp tasted as if it were boiled and the whole piece of fried chicken was unusual for paella.
Overall, the restaurant was average.
We usually have a great meal. We were t ...
We usually have a great meal. We were there on New Years Eve and was great. We Celebrated my husband's B-Day and he was looking forward to the prime rib. It was thin, dry and lacked the usual flavor. I told the waiter about his b-day and no special candle on our dessert or mention or wish. Sad!
Welcoming host and hostess, always a plu ...
Welcoming host and hostess, always a plus these days. Very attentive server. Manager checked on table. Very good food, brought out in timely fashion. Reasonably varied food and wine menus, white tablecloths, pleasant ambience. I thought Lark Creek had taken a step back but this visit indicated otherwise. Worthy of an upscale restaurant experience in Walnut Creek.
I invited five friends to join me for di ...
I invited five friends to join me for dinner to celebrate my birthday. I wanted to limit the selections and the restaurant created a custom minute that was at each place setting so my guests could order from it. The food was very good and my friends all told me they had a great dining experience. Very accommodating and service-oriented reataurant.
Was my wife's birthday and a booth was a ...
Was my wife's birthday and a booth was available as requested. Unfortunately service was very slow and not what we have experienced many times before. We chalked it up to a "one off" but we will not be going back for a while.
Lark Creek Inn was wonderful. Food, serv ...
Lark Creek Inn was wonderful. Food, service, general ambiance was great. We each had hamburgers and they were excellent; lots of add-ons and perfectly cooked. Our server was attentive without being cloying. All in all, excellent.
We had not been to Lark Creek in a while ...
We had not been to Lark Creek in a while and were looking forward to trying again. Service was ok. Several items were missed from our order. Found out after dinner they now charge $25 corkage. They need to up their game to compete in Walnut Creek. Many good restaurants to choose from. Lark Creek was a disappointment.
Prime rib was not all that good. I've h ...
Prime rib was not all that good. I've had much better. There were 3 of us who ordered it. All rated it average to so-so. I've eaten here many times. Most always enjoyed my meal. This time not so much. Noise level too much for anyone with a TBI, like me. Even after requesting a quiet area to sit.
We three friends try a new spot each yea ...
We three friends try a new spot each year to celebrate each birthday, treating the birthday gal. Lark Creek celebrated our special occasion with complimentary dessert for the birthday person!
Food and service were great.
A great Walnut Creek staple with dependa ...
A great Walnut Creek staple with dependable food. Came here on New Years Eve, was sat in the little "tent" room. Was a little bummed as you miss out on the ambiance and music inside the restaurant. I'm going to say the chef may have been tired for the late night reservation, I know I've had better food there before. I won't pan my dinner based on this experience alone as I have eaten here many times before. Definitely a must try!
Lark Creek has been our choice for New Y ...
Lark Creek has been our choice for New Year's Eve dinner the past few years. They always have nice decorations and friendly and professional staff. We had a great table and outstanding service by Maya. I appreciated their making a grilled vegetable plate for me. They have some of our favorite wines. The butternut squash soup, salad with apples & walnuts, pot roast, apple crisp and caramel pudding were all delicious.
It took a long time for us to get our fo ...
It took a long time for us to get our food. The creamed spinach was cold and the prime rib was rare when we had ordered medium rare. They did acknowledge the slow service and took off the charge for the glass of wine.
We went for New Year's Eve. Our reserva ...
We went for New Year's Eve. Our reservation was for 5:30 and the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived, but we were put out in this weird outdoor patio area that was very unpleasant. When we arrived, we were the only ones out there and it was so eerily quiet that you felt like you had to whisper because everything you said echoed very loudly. Later, after other guests arrived, it was so loud that we couldn't talk at all because we could not hear each other. There was a radiant space heater that was cranked up to about 85 degrees so we had to shed as many clothes possible to survive without sweating. Food was fine, but nothing special. Server was pleasant, but seemed inexperienced.
Might be okay for just an average weekday evening, but we would not return for a special occasion. Who want to get all dressed up for a night out and then sit on patio chairs?
The service from our waiter was seriousl ...
The service from our waiter was seriously lacking. He was inattentive, slow, and constantly distracted and visiting with others while serving us. The bar service was not only very, very slow, but gin and tonics arrived with little ice and no limes and the whiskey on the rocks arrived with a cherry.
Overall this visit was a disappointment ...
Overall this visit was a disappointment... The food was just okay but should have been much better for the prices we paid. The wait staff were quite good, just the presentation and quality of the food was not that great.
Lark creek was closed and shuttered the ...
Lark creek was closed and shuttered the night of our reservation. No call and phone was out of service. We have loved this restaurant in the past but it gets a failing grade for terrible customer service. Even a note on the door would have helped!
We were unable to actually dine at the r ...
We were unable to actually dine at the restaurant. I made the reservation via OT, and I received an email confirmation.
But when we arrived, we discovered that the restaurant was closed to the public for the entire evening due to a private event.
So why was the reservation confirmed by OT? Do they simply send a "push notification" to the business client without waiting for an actual confirmation from the restaurant?
Or did Lark Creek confirm the reservation without first checking their calendar?
Deeply disappointed. Booked this table ...
Deeply disappointed. Booked this table on this date and was confirmed ON OPENTABLE. When I called the restaurant the morning of that day to make minor changes, I left a message and no one called to confirm. Worried, I called a number of times only to be told an automated message that 'mailbox was full" and "try again later". No one bothered to give me a courtesy call to at least let me know that the whole restaurant was booked for a private party until we got there and I had booked it for a fairly large group! We were left high and dry but fortunately I was able to find another restaurant to accommodate us that night which was a feat in itself since it was a few days after Christmas and most restaurants were full. This WAS one of my favorite restaurants but no longer. Courtesy and thoughtfulness goes a long way even for well established restaurants. Will not be dining here any longer.
Wood Oven Baked Paella was nicely done. ...
Wood Oven Baked Paella was nicely done. Baked rice on top had a nice crunchy texture and a smokey flavor from the wood oven. Grilled Swordfish was nicely seared. Bacon wrapped Meatloaf was tasty comfort food. Starters included crispy calamari, mussels in a wine sauce, and caesar salads with anchovies. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. An enjoyable meal with family during the holidays.
Been there several times. This time it w ...
Been there several times. This time it was my birthday dinner. Every bite was a winner. I really like the fact that some of the entrees can be ordered in a smaller size. That leaves extra room for their delicious desserts. Butterscotch pudding is a big winner!!!
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