You may recognize the Yankee Pier brand from its location within the United Domestic Terminal (post-security) at SFO, but our readers have voted for the Lafayette location as the best restaurant in Contra Costa County. Executive Chef Michael Romak’s ocean-fresh seafood keeps guests lining up at the door. Live Maine lobsters, fresh-shucked oysters, full-belly Ipswich clams and more, combined with local produce and all-American wines, Yankee Pier is more than a restaurant, it’s a fine dining experience. “We bring in the freshest seafood and cook and clean it here in the restaurant,” said General Manager Kathryn Schumacher. “We also strive to have a large kids menu so families feel they can come with the kids and enjoy a nice sit-down meal.” You may also be pleasantly surprised to hear that Yankee Pier is a designated Bay Area Green Business as of 2011. So the food here is about as fresh and clean as you could possibly get. Private dining options are readily available and they can cater groups up to 32 people for a sit-down private event, or up to 40 for a cocktail reception. If you’ve never been, the first thing you must order is the fan-favorite lobster roll on a grilled brioche bun. Served hot or chilled, up to you. Then, try everything else.
3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549