My mother lives in Clayton and we have enjoyed the orginal La Veranda there with her on many occasions. We've hosted many family brunches/lunches/diners.
My wife and I frequented the Liberty Hotel in Pittsburg for many years and were extremely disappointed when it changed hands and then folded. Salt was kicked into our wounds when it opened up as the EJ Phair brewpub. Although we enjoy the live music there, going from the Liberty Hotel - SF style flambe' dining - to a brew pub, was just too much of a letdown.
Then, along came La Veranda. It's wonderfull and the service is excellent. There is nothing else so nice in all of East County.
We only wish that the residents of Pittsburg appreciated it enough to show a little class. Tank tops and flip flops are a bit underdressed for a nice place like this. It isn't "Taquiera Veranda" for crying out loud. But then again, we've seen the same attire at Ruth Chris' in Walnut Creek and there was a Ferrari parked outside in valet parking that night.
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