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Chow Restaurant

53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
+1 925-962-2469
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
53 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette, CA 94549-4321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had the Linguini with seafood and the Smiling Noodles of chicken. Both were hot and delicious after arriving home about 10 minutes later. The Linguini was stuffed with shellfish and other seafood items. You do not go away hungry from this meal. The smiling...More

Thank psuedotraveler
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Best lunch in downtown Lafayette. Fast and great service. Inside and outside eating. Delicious food.

Thank i-Lagalag
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fun place with clean food. Almost all dishes are excellent. A bit noisy and sometimes cramped if you eat indoors otherwise a 5.

Thank franktM1406GJ
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Chow's restaurant in Lafayette has excellent food. A large dining room and a small patio. Friendly staff. Healthy fresh ingredients, prepared well. We usually go for a traditional egg breakfast but lunch is good too. There are two other Chow restaurants in San Francisco, on...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Consistently excellent food and service. Chow's is probably going on their 10th year and, essiently, they became the engine for growth around the plaza. Now they have four competitors within sight and I doubt they've lost a beat! Excellent choices at their bar and mini-market....More

Thank marty d
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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