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Chow

445 Railroad Ave., Danville, CA 94526
925-838-4510
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Ranked #32 of 121 Restaurants in Danville
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: At Chow, we only use organic produce. We are proud to use products from local vendors and to use those products to make everything in house. Our Danville location has a bakery kitchen that makes all the fresh produce and then sends it to each of our locations. If you love our jams, salad dressings or anything else, please note that our Lafayette location has a Farmers’ Market with these products. You can now add Chow’s Cooking to your Home Cooking! Enjoy!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: At Chow, we only use organic produce. We are proud to use products from local vendors and to use those products to make everything in house. Our Danville location has a bakery kitchen that makes all the fresh produce and then sends it to each of our locations. If you love our jams, salad dressings or anything else, please note that our Lafayette location has a Farmers’ Market with these products. You can now add Chow’s Cooking to your Home Cooking! Enjoy!
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Cupertino, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service Lorelle 105. The Thai noodle and IPA where delicious. The Cafe Du Monde coffee game the meal a good finish too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely terrible... No better than a Denny's...waitress had major attitude and seemed bothered by our existence! Had to ask several times for drink... Took so long she gave it to us free... Apps nothing special... Microwaved goat cheese! Tomatoes tasty... Grilled chicken soaked in bacon grease n onions... Nice Atmosphere and Bar... Very nice manager... But I would NEVEr waste... More

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chow used to be one of our favourite casual restaurants but in the last year or so everything about it has deteriorated - the quality of the food, the staff, the cleanliness, the wait time to have your order taken and the food delivered, and the general atmosphere. When it first opened and for years after, we used to go... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to Chow's because they have a patio that is dog friendly, and we were travelling from out of the area with our Black Lab. The patio was perfect and already well stocked with dog water bowls. The menu is quite extensive and we had a good dinner. It would have received five stars except that the staff was... More

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Chow R, Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, and for the feedback! I'm sorry service seemed disorganized-- we like to make sure that our guests are well taken care of, so many people might come to your table... but this doesn't mean good service if we're not there when you need us! I appreciate the feedback and will review this with... More

Danville, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Chow is the "melting pot" for Calif. Casual, bistro-style dining in Danville - especially AFTER 9pm when everyplace else closes. Always "hip", fresh menu items, seldom the same-twice where you can also bring your pet & sit outside and be served the great Chow food options. Very "happening" bar with an upscale, family-friendly/pet crowd.

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Danville, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat at Chow often - my sons crave the lamb burgers, and I crave the fish tacos! It can be noisy when crowded, but the fireplace inside and the fire pit on the patio always make it feel cozy. I especially love that I can buy a single Egg(s) Benedict, a half slice of dessert pie and a half... More

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Your loyalty means the world to us, Jan, as does this excellent review. I'm so happy to hear that you and your sons crave our burgers and tacos, and I hope you'll have a strong craving again soon -- we'd love to welcome you! Once again, my sincere thanks for your continued support, and I hope we can add on... More

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We go to Chow many times a month, and it never fails to give us excellent food, great service and a nice atmosphere. A staple In our dining experience!

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for this glowing review, and for keeping us at the top of your list! We'll continue working hard to deliver delicious dining experiences, and I hope your next visit is soon. All the best, Michael Diehl, General Manager More

Danville, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like large portions and average taste, no atmosphere then this is for you. Restaurant seemed dirty----the floor certainly was. It was not my choice but went along with the group. I will not be going back

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

All feedback we receive is valuable so thankyou for telling us about your experience! We pride ourselves on the extremely high quality of our ingredients, our stringent standards for cleanliness, and the cozy atmosphere we offer our guests; it's obvious that we didn't live up to these standards on the day you came in. I'm very sorry to hear that... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went for late lunch with two dogs. The patio allows for dogs and there is a bowl of water for them. There is an outdoor fire pit, but most likely lit only at night. Food good and drinks good, but small glass size for drinks. Staff quick with food and refills. Bathrooms pretty, but stalls out of toilet paper.

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for lunch and for bringing your buddies! Hope they enjoyed their visit as you did. I appreciate you letting us know a couple points where we could improve -- we'll keep a closer eye on the bathrooms, for one. Please give us a try one night for dinner! I'd love to hear what you think about... More

Danville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a lovely brunch at Chow in Danville, CA recently. I ordered the Ricotta Pancakes with Berry Sauce and they were just delicious! I have eaten at Chow before, but this item was new to me. Their food is very good in general and the service is also quite efficient at attentive. Try the Meatball Sandwich (you may have to... More

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back again! The Ricotta Pancakes are a big favorite around here, as is the Meatball Sandwich -- great choices. I know I speak for the whole team when I say we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Sally Darling, General Manager More

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