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Chow Restaurant

53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
+1 925-962-2469
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although Chow doesn't ever seem to change their menu, I can't complain because everything on it is excellent. Our family is particularly fond of their breakfasts, and their lunch/dinner Vegetarian platter is so outstanding that I frequently order it even though I am not a...More

Thank Mariah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten at Chow a number of times, I find the food to be hearty, but uninspired. The menu could use a major overhaul and updating as many of the items are a bit stale. Food presentation is OK, but the food is barely warm...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to Chow for years. The food is consistently good and the front patio is an excellent place to enjoy a casual lunch on a nice Lafayette day. On our recent visit, we ordered their fish tacos - the...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday morning for breakfast on recommendation. The place was packed. Very noisy. Seating and Service was friendly and attentive, though. Our food came very quickly. Seems, that everything was pre-prepared. Quality was just average. Overall not bad but not very special,...More

Thank KHofhansl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment previously had good qualitity food, unfortunately it has lost its luster. Food arrives luke warm, over cooked hamburger, soup lacked taste. Very loud atmosphere.

Thank InformedFoodie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

great casual restaurant. wonderful for lunch or brunch with the family or extended groups. good variety on the menu and all the food seems very fresh and wholesome. fried egg sandwich is great. good for kids - both the food and ambience with crayons and...More

Thank HonstTraveler
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Having not been here for several years, I dined here yesterday with a good friend. We sat outside and had a wonderful lunch on a beautiful day - all with great service from Siri. My friend ordered a BLT and I had fresh fish tacos....More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Chow is in the heart of Lafayette. It's a local treasure where all the happy people go to get their breakfast, brunch or lunch with beverage options of all kind from coffee to fresh squeezed orange juice and freshly made carrot juice. Oh and they...More

Thank Koorosh G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place to take a group for breakfast. I have eaten the California the last two times I visited. Good coffee and nice outdoor dining area.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped in for dinner at Chow early on a Sunday evening and landed a table right away. There is a good selection to choose from and you have options in the portion size. My spinach salad was very tasty and paired well with the Manhattan...More

Thank Jean Y
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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