Ellen McCarty and Kevin Weinberg opened the Walnut Creek Yacht Club in May of 1997 with the mission of bringing the finest and freshest from the sea to Walnut Creek. Why do we call ourselves a yacht club? Because we wanted to bring the atmosphere of … show more
Ellen McCarty and Kevin Weinberg opened the Walnut Creek Yacht Club in May of 1997 with the mission of bringing the finest and freshest from the sea to Walnut Creek. Why do we call ourselves a yacht club? Because we wanted to bring the atmosphere of a day on the Bay to landlocked Walnut Creek. We want our guests to feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcomed. All of our guests are instantly members of our Club! No sponsorship required. Our décor includes many beautiful nautical touches: teak, mahogany, stainless steel, and even an authentic jib which was a gift to Kevin from the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi. In January of 2008 we completed an extensive remodel project, expanding the restaurant by twenty-five percent, and adding an oyster bar.
All of our seafood is supplied exclusively by Osprey Seafood Company, which is known as the top seafood purveyor in the Bay Area. Our relationship with Osprey is more than just business: Kevin's brother-in-law, Mike Weinberg-Lynn, owns Osprey. This relationship, coupled with our high standards and care, guarantees our guests the kind of high-quality seafood for which the San Francisco Bay Area is famous. When we say “fresh,” we really mean it. Our seafood has never been frozen, either in shipping or processing. When we receive it, we keep it in its pristine state with very careful handling. After we portion it, we keep it packed in crushed ice until we are ready to cook it for you. Please accept our apologies if we run out of your choice. Some items' availability are controlled by restrictions for sustainable fisheries, and of course by Mother Nature.
Our non-seafood items are also from suppliers who are top in their fields. Our house bread is Acme Levain and is made for us by Acme Bread Company. Our beef is supplied by Meyer Family Ranch and is 100% hormone and antibiotic free and is one of the few humanely raised commercial ranches in the country. Our chicken is Rocky Jr., from nearby Petaluma, and is also...