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La Veranda Cafe

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6201 Center St, Clayton, CA 94517-1400
+1 925-524-0011
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming neighborhood restaurant along the creek never fails to deliver. From a quiet dinner to a small gathering of friends and family, the food and service are as good as it gets. Last night we enjoyed Happy Hour drinks and appitizers, then ordered three terrific dishes from the menu. Lobster-Bisque-risotto, Lamb chops with Pomegranate Sauce and Chicken Cacciatore were... More 

Thank A6637HKelenan
Clayton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had six couples, with at least eight people celebrating a recent or upcoming birthday. We were allowed to bring our own wine, the service was great, we had a separate room for our group, and the food was fabulous. The brought out several desserts for all to share in honor of the birthday celebrants.

Thank Dennis B
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676 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a cute place and the food is good, but the day we went they only had one server so we waited a while. We shared the calamari and it was a bit heavy on the flour batter. The mists salad, was just lettuce, but the dressing was bright and lively. Had the three mushroom pasta and again it was... More 

Thank legsbell
Concord, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in the area for many years years and continue to be drawn to this local restaurant at least 5 or 6 times each year . . . amazing atmosphere and service but truly love the food, especially the veal and the polenta . . . the seasonal appetizers are outstanding and the price point is easy to live... More 

Thank cfox2017
Concord, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Love the fettuccine Alfredo! Small and intimate restaurant with candle lighting for dinner. Nice date night

Thank reagrl
Martinez, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at La Veranda 3-4 times over the past 12-18 months. We live in Clayton so the convenience can't be beat. The menu is fairly simple but have enough diversity to satisfy most. Food has always been good and we haven't had a bad meal yet. Service has also been good. On the verge of being pricey but... More 

Thank Dancinglady1965
Clayton, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've lived in Clayton for 9 yrs & decided to try this resto to satisfy my cravings for ravioli & risotto. I think this restaurant is overrated & overpriced. Ambience is ok, the place was clean but food is below average. I had ravioli with meat sauce which was ordinary & risotto was greasy. Hey, that's just me. 3 stars... More 

Thank Aileen A
Clayton, California
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379 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Returned here recently in hopes that the experience would confirm reports that meals and service had improved. While service has gotten better (although the restaurant had only a small number of customers) the food exhibited little change and did not meet my optimistic expectations. I truly look forward to good Italian meals and so far La Veranda falls short on... More 

1 Thank Mikeview
Clayton, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I live close by and want to like this place. However the food is just ok. We ordered salads to enjoy before our meals and it was like they threw a handful of limp mixed greens and bottled dressing on a warm plate. It's so easy to do a nice salad. Note--This review was from a visit last year. I... More 

Thank cookiehoarder
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We moved from the Bay Area a year ago and often eaten at La Veranda in Pittsburg. This was the first time to try the Clayton restaurant. It just as good as an experience. The restaurant serves just the right sized portion and the food is seasoned perfectly.

Thank debbey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6201 Center St, Clayton, CA 94517-1400
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-524-0011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?