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Chow Restaurant

53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
+1 925-962-2469
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generally good food depending our your unique taste. Service is adequate and most personnel are younger which I enjoy. Parking in area is an issue but this is becoming so true throughout Lafayette.

Thank bhhoffman1
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Another hidden gem in Lafayette is Chow. I stopped in for a late lunch, and it was still doing a good business. Nothing fancy, just a pizza and a beer, but both were very good. The menu offered a wide selection of options; I was...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Chow's is definitely a reliable place to come for a family meal. Food, service, atmosphere all very good on a regular basis.

Thank Yariv R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal at chows layfayette, sat outside enjoying the wonderful weather and enjoyed a glass of wine and the lasagna and my lovely date had the organic chicken breast both meals were excellent. Service was just ok

Thank Rich733
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I have dined at Chow many times thru the years, and generally had good meals, but on a recent visit, it was a total disaster. And now that I think of it the food quality and service at Chow has been suffering the last few...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Comfortable outside seating on the patio with reasonably priced fresh menu items. Our friends always bring their dog as do lots of others. Service is excellent, the place is always jumping, and if something isn’t on the menu but they have it in their market,...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended breakfast place in Lafayette Square didn't disappoint. Great coffee and authentic huevos rancheros satisfied my early morning hunger. Great location with a neighborhood vibe.

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Went to this place for breakfast w/friends while on a trip and thought it was really great!!! I had oatmeal and pancakes w/blueberries. Everything was great and reasonably priced. I’d go back for sure. Service was great too!

Thank CIrwin49
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Every meal offers a unique variety of good food but, for me, breakfast is extra-special and I can never decide between oatmeal, pancakes or an egg dish. If it's cold outside, it's great to sit close to the fireplace and, during warm weather, dining outside...More

Thank 5familytravelers6030
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Since opening in the early 2000's, this restaurant has been constantly packed and popular. I think I would even categorize it as an anchor of sorts. The negatives: the portions have become smaller, and the prices have gotten higher, and the menu really doesn't change....More

Thank silverlongjohn63
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Questions & Answers
14 March 2016|
AnswerShow 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
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
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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