My family recently tried American Kitchen in Lafayette for the first time. I had driven past it a few times when going to Chow (another favorite) and always thought it looked great. I was right… It was fantastic. We have been three times since. The food is really good, the servers were super nice and it was totally kid friendly. The inside is airy and fresh with farmhouse decor and the outside has plenty of seating with a great fire pit!

They have seasonal specials, as well as fun theme nights (Grilled Cheese Sunday, Burgers N’ Beer Mondays, Dog Day Tuesday and Mac N’ Cheese Wednesday – see their events page for more info). They also have their traditional menu with a variety of American comfort foods that are excellent! I highly recommend the Grilled Cheese. It was so good! We were lucky to visit on a Thursday night for the Beer Garden featuring a local brewery’s best, which made the meal that much more enjoyable.

The noise level was perfect. Noisy enough so I didn’t feel like everyone was staring at my family with their normal rowdy behavior, but quiet enough that we could still enjoy dinner conversation. There were plenty of families with kids of all ages..maybe that is just the 5pm dinner time that we all enjoy 🙂

Try it! I think you will love it!

American Kitchen
71 Lafayette Circle
Lafayette, CA 94549