The highly anticipated restaurant, Social Bird, from the owners of Esin and Revel in Danville, opened this weekend in the former Yankee Pier space at the Lafayette Mercantile shopping plaza. Check out the menu here. As you can see from the photos below, they offer oysters, beer on tap and have a spacious wrap-around bar with plenty of seating. I look forward to checking this place out!
An update from this week’s update about Danville-based Esin coming to the Lafayette Mercantile where Yankee Pier used to be. Although Lamorinda Weekly reported that they “will be opening a second Esin” it turns out that the owners will actually be opening a third concept restaurant (after Esin and Revel) called Social Bird. Stay tuned…
Curious, adventurous, and caring, the deCarions meticulously oversee each meal for their guests. They are fussy about everything at the restaurant from the pristine dining room to the freshness of each ingredient. The couple also takes extra care to mentor and train their staff. Curtis and Esin attract food-loving servers who instinctively understand guests’ needs. They nurture a spirit of teamwork and independent thinking. And keep a keen eye on the environment by recycling and using many local purveyors.
Thanks to everyone who emailed that the seafood restaurant Yankee Pier will be closing today in the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center. Apparently high rent as well as lower revenue caused the same group that owned Lark Creek in downtown Walnut Creek to exit. However, their website does show they also own nearby Cooperage and Corners Tavern. I wonder if the addition of newer restaurants Batch & Brine and Barranco across the street impacted them negatively?
In September we learned that Philz Coffee would be opening Thanksgiving week at the Lafayette Mercantile and their signage is now up and will be definitively opening next week on November 19th. Check out their store menu here. Are you ready to try their Mint Mojito iced coffee?
Philz Coffee, which we learned in the summer would be coming to Lafayette Mercantile where Homegrown used to be, is planning to open Thanksgiving week. Check out their store menu here and register for their Interview Day event at the Lafayette library on October 4th here.
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches closed in the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center (where La Boulange cafe used to be) less than one year after opening. You can still check them out in Danville or their San Francisco location.
Back in September we learned that Caroline’s Salon would be be expanding from their La Fiesta Square location a few blocks away to Lafayette Mercantile with a new salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color and they have now opened. Check out their services here.
Caroline’s Salon is expanding a few blocks away where the blow-dry bar DryStyle used to be at the Lafayette Mercantile center with a new blow-dry salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color, opening this November. Check out Caroline’s services here.