Corners Tavern - Approachable and Soulful American Fare in Walnut Creek, CA

Mon-Sat 11:30am-4pm

Sun-Thu: 5pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm (bar open till 11pm)

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-3pm

Happy Hour in our bar/lounge only
Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm
Mon-Thu: 8pm to close

1342 Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

About Us

Chef   |   General Manager

Corners Tavern opened in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza in the spring of 2012. A former blacksmith warehouse and longtime home to Bing Crosby's restaurant, Corners Tavern pays homage to its heritage and retains its old school charm, while having enough style and class for a client lunch.

Our menu is conceived by industry veteran and Walnut Creek native, Adam Carpenter. Our burger is one of the best in the Bay, our small plates and snacks are worthy of another drink, and all of our breads are handmade in house. With a unique collection of craft beers, artisan cocktails & distinctive wines, Corners Tavern is open for lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour and weekend brunch.

Our space is cozy and unpretentious, featuring whimsical design details like pennies for floor tiles, snake cage dioramas in the lounge and our stunning maple-top bar that greets you upon entering. Our patio is always dog friendly and we love to throw open our garage doors on the patio when the weather is nice, bringing the outside into our dining room.

Check us out. We guarantee we'll become your go-to for happy hour, a quick lunch, a night out on the town, or a well-deserved break from a shopping spree.

Chef: Adam Carpenter
Adam Carpenter An East Bay native, Adam Carpenter has spent most of his adult life in the restaurant industry. Born and raised in Walnut Creek, Adam graduated from Diablo Valley College's culinary program and has spent the last 15 years of his professional career fine-tuning his craft, with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. Now as the executive chef of Corners Tavern, Adam crafts a menu of approachable American tavern fare to complement the restaurant's artisan cocktails and craft beers.

Prior to joining Corners, Adam was the executive chef of the Park Bistro & Bar at the Lafayette Park Hotel, leading the property through a re-concept and remodel and where he was later named "Best New Chef" for 2013 by Diablo magazine.

In 2011 he was the opening chef for the hugely successful Jasper's Corner Tap in San Francisco, which earned many national accolades including Esquire magazine, Food & Wine and the San Francisco Chronicle. While there he crafted a menu of bold, beer-friendly, tavern-inspired food.

Previously, Adam served as the executive chef at Ponzu, which was re-concepted into Jasper's, and as the sous chef the Grand Café, both part of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in San Francisco. He began his career with his first chef position at Blackhawk Grille in Danville in 2005, where he received a four star review from the Contra Costa Times. He later had the opportunity to further his experience at the Napa Valley Grille and Left Bank Brasserie.

Adam currently lives in Martinez and when he's not at work, he can be found enjoying time with his wife and two children.

This unique restaurant was designed by Doug Washington, who spent over a year custom designing all of the lighting and finding unique objects and furnishings for the space.

Eclectic pieces can be seen throughout the restaurant: antique, illuminated wooden snake cages filled with dioramas, most of which were created by set decorator Danielle Quilici and costumer Grace Lee. Additional design elements include barn wood sourced from an old defunct dairy farm in Oregon, a blend of old Canadian and American pennies used as floor tiles around the column bases, two massive garage doors that open up the entire front of the building onto an outdoor patio, embossed wallpaper and old Egyptian crystal sconces.

Perhaps the most defining element in the entire space is the two grand murals in the main dining room - each measuring 35 feet long by 8 feet high. They were painted by artist Freya Prowe and are titled 'Wurtzelkinder' (The Roots Children) and 'Maerchen.' They were created using Sumi ink and tea-stain on paper.

View our Photo Gallery to see images of our very unique design.

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