Danville is known for its thriving artistic and cultural life, as well as its beautiful outdoor pursuits. Its restaurants equal or surpass the city’s other offerings, and are nothing short of first-class in both quality and variety. We bring you our 10 favorite Danville venues.
The Peasant and the Pear is one of seven restaurants owned by The Pear Restaurant Group, created by award-winning chef Rodney Worth, and is open daily for brunch, lunch and dinner. Make it there in time for Happy Hour, and try one of the signature cocktails such as the Prickly Pear Martini or Spiced Peartini. This is definitely one of the finest restaurants in Danville, and quite possibly in California, so make sure you make time for a visit.
The Peasant and the Pear, 267 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 820 6611
Head down to Yogurt Shack and choose from its wide range of flavors and toppings to create your own delicious treat. With options ranging from Caribbean coffee to cake batter and fudgesickle, there’s something to please everyone, and they even have no-fat and non-dairy options if you’re trying to hold back! There isn’t much seating space at Yogurt Shack, but you can enjoy your treat as you do a spot of window shopping around Danville.
Yogurt Shack, 290 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 837 2222
With a daily Happy Hour, the patio of Bridges is often full of locals enjoying an early-evening aperitif. The restaurant is well-known for its appearance in the movie Mrs Doubtfire, but has since earned a fine reputation in its own right. With its relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, as well as a varied and accomplished menu, it’s an ideal place for a dinner with friends. Executive Chef Kevin Gin has worked at the restaurant for many years and because of his many years spent travelling in Japan, manages to bring the taste of Asia to this delightful Californian venue.
Bridges, 44 Church St, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 820 7200
Gotta Eatta Pita serves delicious freshly baked pitas, with a wide choice of tasty fillings. The falafel pita is a firm favorite, and their Mediterranean platters are particularly tasty when washed down with a California larger and followed by some of Gotta Eatta Pita’s baklava.
Gotta Eatta Pita, 110 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 230 0990
Pete’s Brass Rail & Car Wash is famous for its unparalleled array of draft beers and micro-brews – its online beer list features over 2,000 varieties. It is steeped in local history and is such an institution that it has a Connoisseur Club which commemorates and rewards regulars who have tried a certain number of Pete’s beer varieties. Those who’ve tried 100 beers are honored with their name on the wall, while those who get to 750 beers will enjoy an all inclusive dinner for six at Pete’s or a $100 gift card.
Pete’s Brass Rail & Car Wash, 201 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA, USA, +1 925 820 8281