Little Red Bistro, an idyllic café splashed in vivid crimson accents, suffuses its intimate interior with eyelid-unfurling aromas wafting off three kinds of espresso. As the sun inches over the horizon and the boogeyman dives beneath the bed, the bistro’s chefs fold 17 kinds of crepes, ranging from sweet creations stuffed with peanut butter and jelly to savory pockets piled with green eggs and ham. Golden sear marks color seven piping-hot paninis that swaddle gourmet ingredients such as prosciutto, pesto, and roasted red peppers. Sips of frappes flavored with white chocolate and irish cream forge a fitting accompaniment to the café’s homemade desserts, which rotate daily.
La Sen Bistro blends culinary traditions from across the world, from Vietnam, to France, to sunny California. Split between reds and whites sourced from Californian and French vineyards, its wine list reflects the California-French cuisine emerging from the kitchen. Chefs coat duck breast in a honey-pepper sauce and craft a traditional French onion soup with garlic croutons and broiled ementale cheese. They also douse salmon in saffron sauce, pair garlic pommes frites with a ribeye steak, and fill a vegetarian lasagna with gruyere and eggplant, a tastier alternative to vegetarian lasagna made with oak leaves.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Vanessa's Bistro 2 in Walnut Creek.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Vanessa's Bistro 2 has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
The patio seating at Vanessa's Bistro 2 is perfect for those warm summer days.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
Vanessa's Bistro 2 offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Can't get enough of Vanessa's Bistro 2's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Vanessa's Bistro 2.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Vanessa's Bistro 2 s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
Located in Crepes Ooh La La, Crepes Ooh La La's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Crepes Ooh La La is a great summer destination.
You can't reserve a table ahead of time at Crepes Ooh La La, so you may need to plan for a wait at prime times.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Crepes Ooh La La's style.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Crepes Ooh La La.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Crepes Ooh La La.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
The crepes at Crepes Ooh La La are simply divine. Come enjoy them!
Spice up your week with a trip to Crepes A-Go Go in Walnut Creek, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Crepes A-Go Go's low-key style is the perfect match.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Locust Street location offers nearby street parking.
The menu at Crepes A-Go Go includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Artisan Bistro: A User’s Guide
Michelin-Rated | Californian-French Cuisine | Seasonal Menu | Patio Seating
First course: roasted celeriac soup with dungeness Maine lobster
Second course: pepper-crusted duck breast
Third course: banana-pecan-streusel bread pudding
Where to Sit: Make a reservation for the picturesque backyard patio, but since the Michelin Guide's rated the restaurant as "comfortable," you should be happy in any seat.
Try the six-course tasting menu. Chef John Marquez has worked at such bold-name
establishments as Picasso, French Laundry, Per Se, Coi, and Fringale Restaurant, so he knows his way around a kitchen—and around taste buds.
Bring a tape measure and a picture of your living room, as Artisan Bistro displays and sells abstract artist John Earl's portraits.
If you're looking for a great deal, $30 gets you a three-course lunch that might include chilled english pea soup, lamb-leg bolognese, and a trio of sorbets.
While You’re in the Neighborhood: If you can't find a painting that you like at the restaurant, head down the road to Lafayette Art Gallery (3420 Mount Diablo Boulevard), which features contemporary works.