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Chow

445 Railroad Ave., Danville, CA 94526
925-838-4510
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Ranked #23 of 116 restaurants in Danville
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!
Restaurant details
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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English first
Danville, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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

Danville, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good choices for a quick bite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I like that they have organic and free range meats and eggs and salads. Can get a bit noisy on weekends when there are alot of people and kids. Nice casual atmosphere.

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

Thanks so much for coming in and for sharing this great review. We appreciate your loyalty and we all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. All the best, Sally Darling, General Manager More

Georgia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you're looking for a local place when you travel that won't break the bank this is a very good choice if you're in the area. I've eaten here 4 or 5 times now and had a good meal each time. Granted the menu isn't very extensive, but its fresh and changes with the seasons. The wine and beer lists... More

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

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed dining with us, we love hearing from our out-of-town guests. I'm sorry the noise level was bothersome—we do tend to get a little noisy when we're busy! I personally prefer the outdoor seating, so it's great that you got to enjoy that. I'm glad to hear you'll be back when you're in... More

West Linn, Oregon
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Family style restaurant recommended by my cousin.... Inside was a vast cavern of noise (although air conditioned). We ate outside & , despite the eat at dinner time, were pleasantly surprised. My fish tacos were very tasty. My husband's pasta vongole w/other seafoods was very good. My aunt loved her oriental chicken salad, etc. very nice....

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

I'm so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the dishes you ordered. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's always wonderful to hear from a guest—especially a pleasantly surprised guest! We appreciate your feedback about the indoor noise, and hope that won't keep you from joining us for a meal the next time you're... More

Danville, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We love going here and the fresh orange juice is great ! Have been here for breakfast /lunch and dinner and never been disappointed -Good service-

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

Thanks for your kind words here on TripAdvisor. I'm so happy to hear that you've enjoyed dining with us for all this time. We hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Sally Darling, General Manager More

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