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Where to eat dinner in Lafayette?

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chocolatetartguy Nov 16, 2007 10:38 AM

A quick dinner along Mount Diablo Blvd, preferably near BART.

  1. Ruth Lafler Nov 16, 2007 10:45 AM

    Kopitiam: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/423588 Some of the best Singaporean food in the Bay Area, very casual, very friendly.

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      jmarek Nov 16, 2007 10:54 AM

      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.

      1. c
        cwujd1 Nov 16, 2007 10:08 PM

        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?

        1. Civil Bear Nov 18, 2007 10:57 AM

          If you have a hankerin' for some barbecue, Bo's on Mount Diablo Blvd serves up some of the best in the Bay Area.

          1. h
            Huntingdog Nov 18, 2007 05:49 PM

            There's Chow, Per Tutti and two fairly new restaurants - Gigi's and Metro Lafayette.

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              recycleit Nov 18, 2007 09:11 PM

              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.

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              1. re: recycleit
                Melanie Wong Nov 18, 2007 10:54 PM

                Kopitiam has extended its hours until 7pm.

                1. re: Melanie Wong
                  DezzerSF Nov 19, 2007 06:50 AM

                  Does anyone know if Kopitiam is open on Mondays now? We'll be in town tonight for Anthony Bourdain's appearance.

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                bobdelft Dec 2, 2007 06:02 PM

                I really love Kopitiam...some of the best Singaporean dishes I have tasted in the Bay Area...And the service is outstanding too

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