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Alamo flocks to Peasant's Courtyard opening

Original post made on Aug 19, 2009

The Peasant's Courtyard offered tastings of its signature foods at the grand opening Monday, three months after starting up in Alamo. Owner and Chef Rodney Worth, who also owns the Peasant and the Pear restaurant in Danville, estimated that 400-500 friends and patrons attended the party.

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Comments (18)

Posted by Fred F, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

Well, at least Peasant's Courtyard had formal opening for their community. Our Ace Hardware "neighbors" just opened their doors and started counting money.


Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:33 am

In all due respect to Ace, they did the very same thing as Peasant's Courtyard -- called "soft opening". They also will have a "grand opening".


Posted by Alamo resident of 26 years, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:17 am

My wife and I have tried the Peasant's Courtyard and the food quality was mediocre at best! Menu selections are overpriced. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate the place a 2 1/2! While I wish them the best, we won't return.


Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:29 am

I did the same, but did not stay to eat, as they did not represent themselves as a "BYOB" restaurant. As you are probably aware, Alamoians will "flock" anywhere where there is free food, or free anything.


Posted by Danville mom, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Try maggieray's it is basically right across the street and it is delicious. Prices are great and the food is fresh. Go early, when the food they cook is eaten it is taken off the menu. It is open for lunch and dinner.


Posted by Bob K, a resident of Diablo
on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

My wife and I have eaten there twice, the food was mediocre with avg service. We wont be back. As far as Ace goes they are planning their "grand opening" in Sept.


Posted by Tony G., a resident of Diablo
on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:37 am

I agree with Bob K. We recently ate at the Peasant and the Pear. Rodney Worth, Chef of the Year? I just don't get it.


Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:50 am

I don't know how Rodney could be named Chef of the Year. The food quality at the Peasant's Courtyard is horrible. And we weren't impressed with the food quality at his restaurant in Danville! Both places are over priced! We've been there a few times and the quality of food was mediocre. We won't return to either restaurants. There are a lot better places in Walnut Creek. And I don't believe there where 400-500 people at the grand opening. The parking lot can't even accommodate 30!


Posted by Doug & Christina, a resident of Danville
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:27 am

Rodney and his wife, Natalie, have done an excellent job with both restaurants. My wife and I have frequented their Danville restaurant often...in fact we enjoyed their food so much we had them cater our wedding! Their staff is always friendly and attentive. The food has never been less than top notch. We are excited that the Alamo restaurant offers a little more casual dining atmosphere and a menu that is completely different from the Danville location. We look forward to eating there often. Congrats Rodney...we wish you great success in your new venture!!


Posted by Susan, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I was there. There were 400-500 people at the opening. Clearly people didn't park in front. We didn't.


Posted by AlamoJohn, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I love Peasant's Courtyard. I'll have a salad at least 2 or 3 times a week. Service has always been good for me. Try it you'll like it. I don't miss the Courtyard Cafe at all. I've been to Peasant's Courtyard more times since they've opened then The old Courtyard cafe in the previous 15 years I've lived in Alamo. I'm no foodie, but freshness and quality are tops on my list and they do that as well as good tasting food! And there you have it folks, I have spoken.


Posted by 26 year resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

We've been to the Peasant's Courtyard and the food quality leaves a lot to be desired. How Rodney could be named chef of the year is beyond me. The Courtyard is over priced and the food we were served was horribly prepared. No taste and terrible presentation. We will spend our money at quality restaurants and the Peasant's Courtyard is not one of them. We don't plan to return!


Posted by 28 year resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I have to laugh at all the naysayers. In the worst economy I have ever seen, Rodney Worth, his wonder altruistic family, and his caring crew took a huge risk; and, evidenced by their success, they have done an outstanding job converting and updating their new restaurant to comply with new requirements and compete in the market place.

A superb menu served in generous portions, the quaint atmosphere, the friendly efficient service, reasonable prices, all make for an outstanding value. Their breakfast menu is fantastic. Their lunch and dinner menus are fun and unique. The Summer Salad, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Pattie Melt, and Rodzilla Burger are the beyond compare. And the dinner specials that I have tried, including Lasagna, Rigatoni, and Beef Bourguignon, were as good as they get. I found the Courtyard's wine list to be of high quality, varied and relatively inexpensive. In fact, my only complaint about the restaurant is the desert selections are irresistible and just too big. However, I found they wash down nicely with the Peet's Coffee.
My hat is off to Rodney Worth. Thank you for coming to Alamo. May your experience there be long, bright, and prosperous.


Posted by Longtime Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:53 am

To 28 year resident of Alamo:

I don't know what you were smoking or maybe it was too much wine. The menu leaves a lot to be desired. The food quality is mediocre and the menu items are way over priced. We have been to the Peasant's Courtyard several times and frankly there are much better restaurants in Danville, Walnut Creek and Lafayette. I wish Rodney the best, but we won't return to the Courtyard.


Posted by Doug...Danville resident, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Ref. the new Cortyard Cafe in Alamo. We were there just two nights ago. Place was empty and I wondered why. Now I know why. We agree with all the negative comments. Terrible food, terrible service and over priced. Unless it changes the place doesn't have a chance to make it. Also we were expecting a full dinner menu....it's not. It is just sandwiches and salads. If I want that I'll go to Petes. Heck, the Tower Grill has a better dinner menu.


Posted by Davide, a resident of Sycamore Valley Elementary School
on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:06 am

needed here


Posted by Brian Dougherty, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I'm shocked at some of the naysayers on this list, we've eaten at both the Peasant and the Pear and the Peasant's Courtyard on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal at either place. I think my wife is developing an addiction to their Smoked Chicken Salad sandwich.


Posted by Jenny, a resident of Danville
on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

While high in calories, I think the service and food are excellent. Rodney is one of the few owners who come around and chat with his clients and he works like a demon to get things just right. His staff follow his terrific "table side" manner. It's one of the only places I have been where I ordered a latte and it was followed up by a bottomless cup of coffee - free. Its in the details!! Highly recommend all his venues. Portions are large and it's not expensive at the Alamo or Blackhawk locations.


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