Top Restaurants in Contra Costa County

Stunning water view of Lara's Fine Dining Restaurant, Hercules, CA

Started With A List Of 100’s Of Contra Costa Restaurants And Chopped That Down To 49. These Are All Top Contra Costa Restaurants. We Call Them “Destination Restaurants.”

We’re lucky to live in Contra Costa County. We can satisfy any food craving. You can probably find a decent burger, taco, or plate of Chinese food in about 10 minutes where you live.

Good food is not enough to be on this restaurant list. Good is good. It solves a need and maybe a quick craving. But, it’s not exciting and it’s certainly not memorable.

Special is worth driving to. To be on this list a restaurant must have a unique location, a startling interior,  a signature dish. Hopefully all three. These are the places you go to feed fond food memories.

17 Contra Costa cities have a restaurant on this list. If you live between Richmond and Brentwood or Martinez and San Ramon there is a restaurant on this list near you.

Visit These Restaurants When You Have The Time To Enjoy Something Special. Create some new fine food memories at one of these “Destination Restaurants” they are all special and all worth the drive.

Did we leave your favorite “destination restaurant” off this list? Send us the info here perhaps they are a Top Restaurant in Contra Costa County.

 

 

Front door to the Albatross Restaurant in Danville, CA

Albatross

312 Railroad Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 718-5445

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders the restaurant will be open for takeout and patio service as follows; Brunch Sat & Sun 10-3 PM; Dinner Sun – Thr 5 – 8 PM. Fri & Sat 5 – 9 PM. Happy Hour Mon-Wed 4 – 6 PM, Sun, Fri & Sat 3 – 5 PM

Mediterranean flavors, inspired vegan and gluten-free choices, also pasta, chicken, fish, steaks, and a kids menu.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails.

Signature Dish | Online Ordering | ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Albatross


Entrance to the Assemble Restaurant in Richmond, CA

Assemble

1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 04804
(925) 215-6025

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and outdoor seating. No table service. Wed-Fri 11:30-2:30; Sat-Sun 11:30-4;

American cuisine, industrial chic, bay views. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts and the view make this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails.

Signature Dish

Photos Courtesy Assemble


Attraversiamo Restaurant, Brentwood, entrance.

Attraversiamo

2485 Sand Creek Rd.,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 420-6506

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and sit-down patio service, Wed-Sun 5-8;

Oysters, Vegetables, Salads, Pasta, Fish, and Steaks.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails.

Signature Dish  |  ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Attraversiamo


Babushka Restaurant & Deli entrance, Walnut Creek, CA

Babushka

1475 Newell Ave.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 210-0779

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and sit-down patio service; Lunch Tue-Sat 12-2:30; Dinner 5-9. Deli Open Daily 10-7.
Nouveau Russian and French Cuisine. Pirosh
ki, Caviar, Liver Pate, Beet Salads, Borscht, Dumplings, Stroganoff, and Lamb.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Deli   |  ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Babushka


Back 40 Texas BBQ, Pleasant Hill, front door entrance

Back 40 Texas BBQ

100 Coggins Dr.,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 935-1440

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and sit-down patio service; Open Daily 11-9.

Award-winning slow-smoked BBQ Chicken, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Prime Rib, Sausage, Turkey, and Ribs. Sandwiches, Salads, Sides, and Desserts with a stunning dining room make this a top Contra Costa restaurant. 

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Doordash  |  ContraCostaLive Offers 

Photos Courtesy Back 40


Barranco Cocina Peruana, Walnut Creek, CA front patio

Barranco Cocina Peruana

3596 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 298-5668

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and sit-down patio service; Tue-Thr 11:30-9; Fri-Sun 11:30-10.

The flavors of Peru with a trendy style. Soups, Salads, Cebiches, Crocantes, Empanadas, Paella, and specialty wild fish dishes.  

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Delivery  |  ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Barranco


Front door to Bistro Punahele, Oakley, CA

Bistro Punahele Tonnelier

3530 Main St.,
Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 626-8177

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and delivery service; Fri-Sun 10-2

American-fare with both contemporary and traditional French and Hawaiian influences. The restaurant well known for specialty Hawaiian flavored breakfast is limiting their menu to specialty burgers. 

Signature Dish  |  Doordash  |

Photos Courtesy Bistro Punahele


Sign in front of Bridges Restaurant & Bar, Danville, CA

Bridges Restaurant & Bar

44 Church St.,
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 820-7200

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and sit-down patio service; Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3:30; Brunch Sat-Sun 11-3:30; Dinner Daily 4-9

The flavors of America with some Asian twists. Soups, Salads, Pasta, Steaks, and wild fish dishes, and a stunning dining room make this a top Contra Costa restaurant.  

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Delivery |  ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Bridges Restaurant


Bull art in front of Bull Valley Road House, Port Costa, CA

Bull Valley Road House

14 Canyon Lake Dr.,
Port Costa, Ca 94569
(510) 787-1135

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service; Wed-Mon 12-8 (close Sun @ 6).

Classic roadhouse fare tastefully prepared and served in an elegant environment.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  

Photos Courtesy Bull Valley Road House

 


Cap's Restaurant, Brentwood, CA

Caps Restaurant

144 Oak St.,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-1025

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and sit-down patio service; Lunch Wed-Sat 11-3; Dinner Mon-Sun 4-10.

The flavors of America with some Italian twists. Soups, Salads, Pasta, Steaks, and wild fish dishes. A stunning second-floor dining room and showroom make this a top Contra Costa restaurant.  

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Doordash  |   ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Cap’s Restaurant


front of Danville Harvest restaurant, Danville, CA

Danville Harvest

500 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 362-3665

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout,  and sit-down patio service. Lunch Wed-Sat 12-3; Dinner Daily 5-9:30.

Fresh, organic & locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Passion for sustainably sourced ingredients and an approachable menu plus the largest selection of whiskey in the Tri-Valley area. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, and a Kids Menu.  

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Take Out  |

Photos Courtesy Danville Harvest


Stunning dusk photo and view of Dead Fish Restaurant, Crockett, CA

Dead Fish

20050 San Pablo Ave.
Crockett, CA 94525
(510) 787-3323

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service; Daily 11:30-8:30

Fresh, dead fish cooked like Nona did (Italian style). Yes, great food and a world-class view. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Desserts, and a Kids Menu. How do you like it cooked? Spicy cioppino, garlic lemon caper, olive oil poached, garlic parsley paprika butter encrusted? Served with acini di pepe pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and snap peas ok? A spectacular view makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish   |

Photos Courtesy Dead Fish


Esin Restaurant, Danville, front entrance

Esin

750 Camino Ramon
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 314-0974

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service; Lunch Daily 11:30-3; Dinner Daily 5-9

Serving American food with Mediterranean flair in an upscale tavern setting. Offering local, natural, sustainable ingredients. Cheeses, Oysters, Salads, Burrata, Gnocchi, King Salmon, Risotto, Steaks, and Burgers. Try the desserts!

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Take Out

Photos Courtesy Esin


Wooded entrance to the Faz Restaurant, Danville, CA

Faz

600 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 838-1320

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service; Tue-Sat 4-7;

Modern Mediterranean Cuisine with an emphasis on fresh  Fish, Mesquite Grilled Kabobs, House-made Pasta, Pizzas, Rotisserie Meats, Desserts, and a kids menu all served upscale casual.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Take Out  |  ContraCostaLive   |

Photos Courtesy Faz


Old car in front of Firehouse Brew & Grill, Martinez.

Firehouse Brew & Grill

611 Escobar St.,
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-8787

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service; Tue-Sun 11:30-8;

Serving American pub foods with some flare. Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Burgers, Dogs, Desserts, and a Kids Menu in a unique setting. 

20 Beers on Tap and Wine

Signature Dish 

Photos Courtesy Firehouse Brew


Dinner time photo in front of Fleming's Restaurant, Walnut Creek

Fleming's

1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 287-0297

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and sit-down patio service; Sun 4-9; Mon-Sat 4-10; Pickup Sun 12-9; Mon-Sat 12-10; Delivery Sun 12:30-8:30, Mon-Sat 12:30-9:30.

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a passion for steak and wine reflected in an exceptional menu of hand-cut steaks and an award-winning list of wines by the glass. Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Children’s Menu, and Dessert.  

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Take Out   |   ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Fleming’s


Pink tree in front of Forbes Mill Restaurant, Danville, CA

Forbes Mill House

200 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 552-0505

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and sit-down patio service; Mon-Sat 4-7.

Featuring the finest cuts of Prime Certified Angus Beef and Tajima Black Wagyu. Also offering fresh seafood daily, including Lobster Tail, Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Sea Bass, Day Boat Sea Scallops, and Australian Lamb Chops, inventive salads, and decadent desserts. 

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Take Out   |   Email

Photos Courtesy Forbes Mill


Blue 1957 Chevy in front of Havana Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Havana

1516 Bonanza
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 939-4555

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, delivery, and sit-down patio service; Dinner Daily 4-9; Lunch Sat-Sun 12-4

The Tastes of Cuba. Mojo Chicken, Cuban Sandwiches, Tapas, Avacado & Plantain, Empanadas, Seafood, and Paella.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Online  |  ContraCostaLive Links

Photos Courtesy Havana


Entry to The Hop Yard, San Ramon, CA

Hopyard American Alehouse

470 Market Place
San Ramon, CA 94526
(925) 277-9600

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service daily 11-9 

Sports bar fare. Wings, Nachos, Salads, Soups, Fish & Chips, Burgers, BBQ pork, Cheesesteak, and a kids menu. 

Beer & Wine

Signature Dish   |

Photos Courtesy Hopyard


Hotel Mac, Point Richmond, front door.

Hotel Mac

50 Washington Blvd Ave.
Point Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 234-1860

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout only 11-6 daily.

Crab cakes, Calamari, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Pasta, Wild Salmon, Lamb Loin, and Prime Rib. An open second-floor dining room (when we can get in there again) makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant. 

Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Signature Dish  |

Photos Courtesy Hotel Mac


Stunning water view of Lara's Fine Dining Restaurant, Hercules, CA

Lara's Fine Dining

1900 Esplanade Drive
Richmond, CA, 94804
(510) 234-1860

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and Patio Dining Mon-Sun 11-8.

Appetizers, Soups, and Salads. Also, Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches. Pasta, Seafood, Steaks, Chops, and Poultry. A spectacular bay view makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Signature Dish  |

Photos Courtesy Laras


front walkway to Leila By The Bay Restaurant, Hercules, CA

Leila By The Bay

1991 Railroad Ave.,
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 741-5580

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and Patio Dining service Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30; Happy Hour 3:30-5:30; 4:30-9 PM; Breakfast Sat-Sun 9-11:30; Brunch 11:30-2:30; Happy Hour 4-5:30; Dinner 4-9 PM

American fare Soup, Salads, Crab Alfredo, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Blackened Salmon, Lamb Shank, Steaks, Pasta and a Kids Menu.

Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Signature Dish

Photos Courtesy Leila By The Bay


Lima Restaurant, Concord, CA front entrance

Lima

2151 Salvio St.,
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 309-7774

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and sit-down patio service daily 11:30-8.

The tastes of Peru, Ceviche, Skewered Anticuchos, Empanadas, Potato Huancaina, Salads, Soups, Seafood Paella, Lamb Shank, Pescado Fish Stew, Ribeye Steaks with Pesto Noodles, and Peruvian Desserts.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |   ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Lima


Lonetree Golf & Event Center

4800 Golf Course Rd.
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 706-4233

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders the restaurant will be open for takeout and patio service as follows; Lunch Wed-Sat 11-3; Dinner Mon-Sun 5-8; Brunch Sat & Sun 8-11.

American food, tastefully prepared and skillfully served. More than 300 banquet and catering events a year.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails.

Banquet Setup  |  Online Ordering  |   ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Lonetree Golf & Event Center


Dinner time photo, Mac's Old House, Antioch, CA

Mac's Old House

3100 E. 18th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 757-9908

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, with tables provided outside to enjoy your take-out meals 4-10 daily.

Prime Rib, Ribeye Steak, Calamari, Tilapia, Chicken, Salmon, Minestrone Soup, and Salad.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  

Photos Courtesy Mac’s Old House


Massimo Ristorante, Walnut Creek, lit entry.

Massimo Ristorante

1604 Locust St.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
9925) 932-1474

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and patio dining Tue-Sat 5-9.

Modern Italian, Beef Carpaccio, Dayboat Scallops, Cheese Plates, Salads, Fresh Pasta, Housemade Cannelloni, Porcini & Black Truffle Ravioli, Wild Salmon, Hanger Steak, and Veal Scalipini Massimo.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish   |   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Massimo Ristorante


two benches in front of Montecatini Ristorante, Walnut Creek, CA

Montecatini Ristorante

1528 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 943-6608

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, Thr-Sat 4-7.

The tastes of modern Italy. Salads, Capellini Al Pomodoro, Linguine Al Pesto, Panzotti Formaggio, Tortellini Montecatini, Fettucini Alla Viareggina.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

|   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Montecatini Ristorante


Entrance to Moresi's Chophouse, Clayton, CA

Moresi's Chophouse

6115 Main St.
Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 672-1333

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Tue-Sun 4-8:30.

Steakhouse fare in a casually elegant way with skillful cocktail making.

Oyster Gizzi, Bruschetta, Soups and Salads, New York Steak, Prime Rib, and Pepper steak. 

The charm of this place makes it a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Moresi’s Chophouse


Sign in front of New Mecca Cafe, Pittsburg, CA

New Mecca Cafe

324 Railroad Ave.,
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 432-7432

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Thr-Tue 10-10.

All the flavors of Mexico made the way you always remembered it, Chilaquiles, Enchiladas, Tacos, Carnitas, Guisada, and Tamales. 

Beer, and Wine

Signature Dish |   Order Online   |   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy New Mecca Cafe


Cute corner sign in front of Parada Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Parada

7001 Sunne Lane,
Walnut Creek,CA 94596
(925) 448-8118

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for Takeout, and Patio Dining Mon-Thr 11:30-9; Fri-Sat 11:30-10.

Featuring Peruvian inspired cuisine including Cebiche, Empanada, Quinoa, Adobo, Pan con Hongos, Chicharrones, and an array of signature Peruvian cocktails.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails 

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

|   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Parada


Double door entry to the Peasant & Pear Restaurant, Danville, CA

Peasant and the Pear

267 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 820-6611

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Tue-Sun 11:30-8

Artichokes, Pear Quesadilla, Ahi Poke Tower, Fondue, Soups, Salads, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Steak, Seafood, and Kids Dishes.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

ContraCostaLive Favorites

Email

Photos Courtesy Peasant & The Pear


stunning entry to Postino Restaurant, Lafayette, CA

Postino Restaurant

3565 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 9454
(925) 299-8700

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-3; Dinner Daily 4-8 

Burrata, Salmon Tacos, Halibut Ceviche, Salads, Pasta, Chops, Duck, Steak, Short Ribs, and Desserts. The spectacular dining room makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

|   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Postino


Evening entrance to The Powder Keg Restaurant, Hercules, CA

Powder Keg

2132 Railroad Ave.
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 724-7300

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Mon-Sat 12-7; Sun 10-4 

Fresh and cooked oysters, homemade clam chowder, salads, sandwiches, fish and chips, eye steak, and seafood specials. We use many organic vegetables from our local community garden.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Powder Keg


Evening time entrance to Reve Bistro, Walnut Creek, CA

Rev Bistro

960 Moraga Rd.
Lafayette, CA (925) 385-0793
(925) 385-0793

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, Indoor, and Patio Dining Tue-Thr 5-8:30; Fri-Sat 5-9

This is your classic, everyday neighborhood French bistro. That is the kind of cozy little place you’d imagined in Saint Michel or Saint Germain. But lucky for you, Lafayette is where 5-star chef Paul Magu will be paying homage to the French comfort food that he fell in love with as a boy growing up in Paris. We’re talking authentic French Onion Soup, Steamed Mussels. Steak Frites, Cassoulets and don’t forget Creme Brulee.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish   |    ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Rev Bistro


Lights, tables, front entry to Revel Restaurant, Danville, CA

Revel Restaurant

331 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 208-1758

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Daily 11:30-9

Upscale, yet casual downtown tavern and restaurant. Miyagi and Sweetwater oysters, Artisanal Cheeses, Ahi Tartare, Bruschetta, Shrimp & Grits, Lamb Sliders, King Salmon, Boneless Short Ribs, Pasta, Risotto, Daily Specials, and Delightful Desserts.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

|   ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Revel


View from across the street at the Rooftop Bar Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Rooftop Bar

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 300-3540

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Daily 11:30-9:30.

Oysters, Tuna Tartare, Pork Belly Nigiri, Burgers, Tacos, Sandwiches, Salads, Mussels & Frites, Short Ribs, Shrimp Rissoto, Halibut, Salmon, Scallops, and Ribeye Steaks.

A spectacular view makes this location a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Rooftop Bar  


Front patio, Roxx On Main Restaurant, Martinez, CA

Roxx on Main

627 Main St.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 370-7699

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Tue-Fri 11-8 PM; Sat 2-8 PM

Antipasto, Assorted Cheeses, Caprese Burrata, Crab and Chipolte Quesadilla, Homemade Focaccia Squares.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Roxx on Main


Entry sign to Sasa Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Sasa

1432 N. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 210-0188

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Sun-Thr 4:30-8:30; Fri-Sat 11:30-9

Hamachi, Sashimi, Maki Mono Rolls, Chicken Negi, Nigiri, Duck Buns, Steak, and Short Rib.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  ContraCostaLive Favorites 

Photos Courtesy Sasa


Lit, wide, front door entrance to Scott's Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Scott's

1333 N. California St.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 934-1300

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Mon-Sun 11-7.

Soups, Salads, Appetizers, Traditional Boston or Manhattan Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, Halibut, Seafood Saute, Breakfast on Weekends, and Desserts.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish

ContraCostaLive Favorites

Photos Courtesy Scott’s


Boats, Marina and front door sign of Smith's Landing Seafood Grill Restaurant, Antioch.

Smith's Landing

#1 Marina Blvd.,
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 775-4862

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout and Patio Dining Daily Sun-Thr 12PM-7PM; Fri & Sat 12PM-8PM.

Crab Lumpia, Seared Ahi, Clam Chowder, Salads, Burgers, Pasta, Cioppino, Scallops, Lobster, Fish Chips, Ribs, Steaks, Chicken, Weekend Breakfast, and Desserts.

A spectacular waterfront view makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish |   ContraCostaLive Offers

Photos Courtesy Smith’s Landing


Lit Open neon sign in front window of Taru Japanese Restaurant, Danville, CA

Taru Japanese

120 E. Prospects Ave.,
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 553-7061

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Daily 12-2 and 4-8

Gyoza, Hamachi, Wakame, Tempura, Niki Udon, Sashimi, Nigiri, Hand Roll, and Maki.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online  |

Photos Courtesy Taru Japanese


Brick sign in front of Teleferic Barcelona Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Teleferic Barcelona

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 300-3826

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Sun-Wed 11:30-9:15; Thr-Sat 11:30-10:15

Tapas, Oysters, Croquetas, Pulpo, Empanadas, Gazpacho, Tomahawk Steak, Salmon, La Porca, Paella and Desserts.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish |  Order Online   |  Instagram  |

Photos Courtesy of Teleferic Barcelona


Wide walkway in front of True Food Kitchen, Walnut Creek, CA

True Food Kitchen

120 Broadway Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 952-7314

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Sun-Thr 11-8; Fri-Sat 11-9.

Salads & Bowls, Soups, Flatbreads, Wraps, Hummus, Edamame Dumplings, Burgers, Tacos, Salmon, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Pizzas, Desserts, and a Kid Menu.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online

Photos Courtesy True Food Kitchen


Nice paint, odd shape for Up & Under Pub & Grill, Richmond, CA

Up & Under

2 W. Richmond Ave.,
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 778-1313

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Daily 11:00-8

Pub food with down-under flare. Kiwi Appetizers, Three Flavors of Mac & Cheese, Lasagna, Fish ‘n Chips, Soups & Salads, Burgers, BBQ Ribs, and Sandwiches. 

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |  Order Online  |

Photos Courtesy Up & Under


Stunning entry to Va de Vi Restaurant, Walnut Creek, CA

Va de Vi

1511 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 979-0100

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Sun-Thr 11:30-9; Fri-Sat 11:30-10

Gazpacho, Salads, Burgers & Sandwiches, Vegetables, Pasta & Risotto, Meat & Poultry, Seafood.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

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Photos Courtesy Va de Vi


Wall in front of Vic Stewart's Restaurant, Brentwood, CA

Vic Stewarts

2270 Balfour Rd.,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 240-2828

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Tue-Thr 4:30-9; Fri-Sat 4:30-10; Sun 4:30-9

Lobster Bisque, Seared Ahi, Salads, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Bone-In New York, Peppercorn Steak, Lamb Shank, and Poached Salmon.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

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Photos Courtesy Vic Stewart’s


Logo on the wall of the Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek Yacht Club

1555 Bonanza St.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 944-3474

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, Indoor and Patio Dining Mon-Sat 11:30-9.

Raw Bar, Chowders & Soup, Steamers, Salads, Halibut, Tuna, Scallops, Gumbo, Green Curry, Scallop Risotto, Fish & Chips, Maine Lobster, Burgers, and Desserts.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

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Photo Courtesy Walnut Creek Yacht Club


Motorcycles in front of the Warehouse Cafe, Port Costa, CA

Warehouse Cafe

5 Canyon Lake Dr.
Port Costa, CA 94569
(925) 787-1827

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders the restaurant will be open for takeout and patio service Mon-Thr 1-8; Fri 12-10; Sat-Sun 10-10

Prime Rib, Maine Lobster, Chowder, Salad, Burgers, Sandwiches, and 250 Beer choices. This “cafe” is on the list for its unique location and eclectic/fun atmosphere. Live music is nearly always on here. 

The isolated location of this place makes this a top Contra Costa restaurant.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish

Photo Courtesy Warehouse Cafe


Logo awnings in front of Zephyr Grill & Bar, Brentwood, CA

Zephyr Grill

613 First St.,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 418-4708

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for Takeout, Patio, and Indoor Dining Wed-Fri 12-8; Sat-Sun 11-8 

Daily Specials like Salmon Provencal, Glazed Meatloaf, Blackened Ahi Tuna, Sea Bass, Parmesan Lemon Sole, Seafood Chowder, Gorgonzola Ravioli, and Beef Stroganoff.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

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Photo Courtesy Zephyr Grill & Bar


Marquee sign in front of Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, Pleasant Hill, CA

Zio Fraedos

611 Gregory Lane,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 933-9091

In compliance with Contra Costa County’s orders, the restaurant will be open for takeout, and Patio Dining Tue-Fri 11:30-2:30; Tue-Thr 5-9; Fri-Sat 5-10; Sun 4-8

Crab Cakes, Bruschetta, Escargot, Oysters Rockafeller, Soups, Salads, Cannelloni, Fowl, Veal, Seafood, and Beef Specialties.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Signature Dish  |

Photo Courtesy Zio Fraedo’s


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2 thoughts on “Top Restaurants in Contra Costa County

  1. Great list, Frank! I’ve been to a few, but very tempting to try a new place. Varied cuisine offers something for everyone! Keep up the awesome work!

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