Where to eat dinner in Lafayette?
A quick dinner along Mount Diablo Blvd, preferably near BART.
We've only lived in Lafayette for 4 weeks, so haven't tried everything yet.
Second Kopitiam. Or Lily's House for Shanghainese (search the board for recs -- but DEFINITELY use the "Chinese Menu" and get the Shanghai rice cakes). Or El Jarro (tortas are great).
We moved from Oakland, and these are the three places we've found so far that are up to the standard of our regular places over the hills.
Pizzeria Antica is very good and easy to reach from BART. Just walk out the rear of the station and cross the footbridge to the strip of shops that houses Antica.
Not quick, but the venerable Postino is right across the street.
Chow is a few blocks further away but is reliably good. And what better place for a "hound" to visit?
If you have a hankerin' for some barbecue, Bo's on Mount Diablo Blvd serves up some of the best in the Bay Area.
Gigi's (in the old Kaffee Barbara space) is delicious and an excellent value - high end homestyle at its best. They had cardoons the night I was there and I haven't seen cardoons since eating at the Chez Panisse upstairs about 3 years ago.
Metro is very nice but pricey expect a $40+ bill with a drink, about the same as Postino.
The Patio has passable tapas, if you are in the mood for such.
I'd check to see whether Kopitiam has opened for dinner - for the first few months they were only doing breakfast and lunch until they were up to speed.
Lily's house is only good if you order from the Shanghai menu. Try the fish cheeks. The Cantonese items on the menu are not remarkable.
I really love Kopitiam...some of the best Singaporean dishes I have tasted in the Bay Area...And the service is outstanding too