Lara's Fine Dining

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond
(510) 234-1860

Recent Reviews

Solara Ross

Went for my birthday and staff was very welcoming and friendly. Food was delicious, I had the Caesar salad and the stuffed chicken with tiramisu as dessert, and the presentation was wonderful. Will be returning to finish the menu

Jarrod Jones

This is a great bay area hidden gem. Waterside dining with a San Francisco view in the background. Good food, friendly service. This is my new spot.

Malka Scheinok

Had lunch with a friend . Service super slow, staff well mannered but forgot to bring sweetener for tea. Food was very good and well presented. However , we each gave our credit cards to split the lunch. My friend was charged half but I was told my credit card didn't work. So we agreed to put my half on my friend's card. This time however they charged her the full amount instead half. When I got home, I called my bank concerned that my credit card was denied.. To my surprise I was told that I WAS charged for the lunch and the card was not denied !!What a mess ! I drove back and was told that they realized that I was charged after all and they were trying to remove the charge. I was told I should wait a few days to see if they were able to cancel the charge.. In the meantime , they had no idea why my friend was charged on for half the meal and then for the whole meal. ( she didn't realize this until she got home )She too is waiting until the manager returns. It seems to me that the cashier is not properly trained . Masks and distancing were observed . So far it costs a total of $100. for a hamburger lunch for two. Hope they straighten it out.Sorry to have to write this review . I want them to succeed since they have a hard act to follow.


Beautiful waterfront view, truly a little paradise in Richmond. Took a chance on the soft shell crab sandwich, and I was blown away how good it tasted. The fries were perfect also. Would love to go back and try other items. Friendly staff and good service.

seb pochat

Always wonderful ?

Ofa Felemi

Very beautiful n elegant restaurant with friendly waiters n delicious good beautiful views

Dougjiro ..

Enjoyed a GREAT dinner experience here with mom and friends. Started off with a mojito that was spot on, not too sweet or too strong. Ordered the marina seafood soup. Like the best cioppino. Doggy bagged what I couldn't finished for a great lunch the next day. Our waiter kept everything running smoothly. I will return!

Shiree-Ofa Felemi

Friendly employees and clean nice location n view

Stephanie H.

Had a nice dinner by the waterfront at Lara's Fine Dining!I met up with a dear friend and we brought a bottle of wine to imbibe on ($20 corkage fee).Here's is what I ordered:Clam chowder (4.75/5)Delicious chowder! Buttery smooth potatoes, wonderful creamy consistency, and perfectly delectable without any frills. I wish there were MORE clams!French fries (5/5)Perfectly fried and seasoned! So perfectly crisped as if they were double-fried.Catch of the day: petrale sole (4/5)A delightful petrale sole with yummy caper sauce, spinach, and awesome sweet potato fries. Nicely prepared!Food was superb, service was attentive, and sunset by the water was fantastic. I give this place a 4.5, because it's more of a "lowkey fine dining" rather than true fine dining. If you're looking for lowkey fine dining near Richmond, make a reservation at Lara's!

Andrew Chang

Really slow and inattentive service. Maybe because of the holiday (Labor Day).Food was good, but not great.Saving grace was it's 20 degrees cooler here by the water vs. where we live in Oakland.

R Battle

This is a great treat to have locally for take out/outside dining. Have only tried a few things (fish & chips and fried calamari)... Several times. And they are consistently tasty. Staff is friendly as well.

A. Lemiski

Overall the food has been good. Unfortunately, the service is not great. Everytime we have been there, regardless of how busy it is, the service is very slow. This last time we ended up leaving because noone came to our table for 20 min. A few servers catered to larger groups nearby, and we were reassured twice someone would come serve us. No one ever came.


Excellent service with top notch food! Great place for small groups. All covid precautions implemented here. Had such a great time at Lara's tonight. Thanks again for a memorable evening! It really meant alot to our family.❤

John Sozzi

Great food, super helpful staff, everyone safe and in masks. Nice outdoor seating, looking out over the marina.

Raymond Z.

A great spot for a seafood lunch while walking the Bay Trail we had linguine with clams and fish and chips with excellent cod. The halibut entree looked good as well. Good wine at reasonable $11-12 per glass. Fine view. Good bread with oil and butter. Fine service. Medium level pricing.

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