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Plan Dinner at the Best Restaurants in Pleasanton, CA

Located just 5 miles west of the Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore is Pleasanton, CA, a wonderful suburban city of San Francisco! Pleasanton is a small, yet vibrant, family friendly area that values personal service and is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. As a historic city, every building has its own unique story to tell. Since the Bay Area is known for its diverse cuisine options of many different cultural influences, Pleasanton has no shortage of exotic restaurants! We’ve highlighted five of our favorite restaurants in Pleasanton, CA, below.

For more information about our recommendations when visiting the Purple Orchid, download our free vacation guide! It’s full of things to do and see in the area from dining at the best restaurants in Pleasanton, CA, and in Liveore, as well as outdoor recreation, shopping and winery tours.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Pleasanton, CA? Start Here!

New Thai Bistro

This new, yet traditional, Thai restaurant has been a local favorite since its opening in March of 2016. Known for its cozy and intimate atmosphere, the New Thai Bistro offers authentic and delicious Thai food such as pad thai, chicken curry, and papaya salad. They offer plenty of vegetarian options as well. Be sure to try New Thai’s signature drink the Mango-Seven!

North Shore Poke Co.

Experience true Hawaiian cuisine at this family-owned and operated restaurant, the North Shore Poke Co. “Poke” is a Hawaiian term for “fish salad,” and the chefs at North Shore Poke Co. pride themselves on using only fresh, never frozen, fish. Their mission is simple, to serve delicious, and affordable, Hawaiian poke that will leave guests wanting to come back for more!


Lokanta in Pleasanton, CA, offers a fusion of Greek, Turkish, and Mediterranean food through locally sourced organic ingredients. Located in lively downtown Pleasanton, Lokanta never has a shortage of people stopping by for a quick meal or a cocktail. Rarely is there a dull moment at Lokanta, making it a wonderful place to spend the evening with family and friends.  

Tri-Valley Bistro

Tri-Valley Bistro in Pleasanton is not only known for their delicious entrees, burgers, and sandwiches, but for their wine selection as well! They are gluten-free friendly, and only use naturally fed meats and free-range chicken. They proudly prepare all their food from scratch and have over 30 different types of wine to choose from. With inside and outside seating, Tri-Valley Bistro makes for an excellent place to dine during a pleasant afternoon or evening under the California sky.

Hap’s Original Steaks and Seafood

Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton is Hap’s Original Steaks and Seafood. Using only one supplier, Hap’s is able to have 100% control of their daily deliveries from the local Bay Area and only use locally sourced produce and ingredients. Whether it’s an after work cocktail, a romantic evening out, or a special occasion, Hap’s offers a remarkable and pleasurable dining experience.  

After a Delicious Meal, Relax at Purple Orchid  Resort and Spa

We’re sure you’ll enjoy any of these Pleasanton restaurants downtown. When you’re planning your stay at the Purple Orchid Inn, be sure to download our free vacation guide to learn more about must-do activities, restaurant menus, and local attractions!

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