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About Lark Creek Walnut Creek
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.
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Very long wait to get our order taken and for our food to arrive. The waiter didn't check in during the wait. Also the food didn't come all at once. My 6 year old nephew had to wait another 10 minutes to get his food and he was starving. The restaurant didn't even seem busy. There were many tables open.
Server was very good,but food was poor. My paella must have sat around for at least 1/2 hour before being served. All shellfish was dried out. ( Have had it in the past and was very good!) The pot roast had nearly raw vegetables and cool. The pork tenderloin was blackened. Our apple salad had very little if any dressing. All in all a very disappointing evening---will not return.
Disappointed upon my return to this restaurant with my wife.They brought day old bread to the table. Requested to split the Apple/Romaine salad and the food runner brought the salad and then said he would be back with two plates as if to say if you want the salad split, split it yourself. You're paying for service, not do it yourself service when you go to a restaurant. The salad should have been split in the back BEFORE it was brought to the table . Walnuts were burned. Halibut was nicely cooked and an appropriate 4oz serving but $28 for a 4oz piece of fish is ridiculous. I can get fresh halibut at Costco for $18/lb and that's retail. I'm sure there is a great margin on that dish. Pot roast was almost mush because it was overcooked, the sauce was indistinguishable and the root vegetables were virtually raw. Pound cake was very good but the crumb was more like a coffee cake than a pound cake. Probably should call it something else because the texture wasn't that of a pound cake. Have been here several times before and have never been disappointed like this before.
We were seated at 1:50 pm. Our drinks and appetizer order was taken within 10 minutes. However, we waited nearly 40 minutes before it arrived. For some reason, the waiter did not input or fill our order. We had to flag him down. Our entrees took even longer, 45 minutes after appetizers cleared. There were many, many servers in place. Since we had a late seating, many tables had cleared. While the food tasted good, the service was seriously lacking and ruined the experience.
I really enjoy going to the Lark Creek but lately I have been disappointed in my favorite dish which is the meatloaf. For years I have ordered it but the last few times it seems that they have changed the recipe and it is too bready, not meaty enough and lacks taste. Also, the brussel sprouts served with it had an unpleasant taste. I love the bread, salad and the little extras like the appetizer and the dessert caramels as well as the staff and the atmosphere. But they need to make sure they are not cutting corners on their main dishes and that they are serving "quality" as there is lots of competition in Walnut Creek.
Lark Creek is still one of our Go To spots. When we need a business lunch, they are professional, on time, and serve us really well. We can have an excellent tasty meal and still talk to one another within a reasonable time frame. Will continue my business relationship here for sure!
Good choice of tables and seating. Our server, Maya, was outstanding. So friendly and
efficient. I will return here again. Although I arrived before 11:30am opening, the door
was open, so I wanted to ask the person at the host desk a question about outdoor
seating. She was talking to a patron for some time, so I went over to get her attention.
That was awkward, but it was a few minutes before opening.
My family of four attended Easter Sunday brunch at Lark Creek this year. Usually, we go to Lafayette Park Hotel restaurant or Scott's, both of which offer a huge buffet at a huge price. This was so much better: we were seated immediately at a window table, attended to on every level, and the food was creative and delicious. You can have breakfast or lunch/dinner selections. The food was plentiful and we asked for boxes. The best part? Bill came to $140 for four of us! A really great value in a town that's known for its many quality dining options.
Lark Creek has always been a "go to" restaurant for our family. The food is traditional and good and we can always count on the atmosphere and the excellent wait staff. Unfortunately we keep seeing the prices going up and we are not seeing the value that we once did. We used to be able to come early and get early bird pricing and we also used to be able to get smaller portions for less. We are retired and we are now seeing high prices at a place we used to be able to get more reasonable options. The pot roast, the meatloaf, the butterscotch pudding are all very good-- but we can't come often as we used to be able to. We wish there were some more reasonable choices.
My lunch mate asked the waitress about the tuna melt...if it was albacore she would order it, but if not, she'd order something else. The waitress came back and said it was absolutely white, albacore tuna. Well when my friend picked out the dark tuna from her sandwich, there was not much left. Then my chicken tortilla dish had so much gristle in it, I couldn't eat it after picking all that out. Gross. Only the guy who came to pick up the plates heard about our complaints but he could have cared less. Not going back. The waitress and cook should have done better.
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