Hideout Kitchen

From hotcakes and omelets at breakfast to pasta puttanesca and blackened salmon at dinner, Lafayette’s Hideout Kitchen dishes up superb offerings that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

An order of mussels and clams is a perfect start to a cool evening. Word of warning, you’re going to need extra bread to soak up the garlic, onion, white wine and lemon broth that they are steamed in. Pair with a glass of chardonnay for maximum enjoyment.

Hideout Kitchen Fried ChickenThe menu features several favorite comfort food entrees. I opted for the honey fried chicken served with smashed potatoes and sautéed kale. The chicken was moist and the honey glazed breading perfectly crunchy. The entree is large enough to share but don’t. You’ll appreciate having leftovers for the next day.

Stay on the lighter side with an order of shrimp and grits. Topped with a roasted tomato and garlic sauce, this dish was decidedly more Mediterranean than most shrimp and grits I’ve had, which tend to feature southern spices. This was a pleasant – and tasty – surprise.

Entrees start at $13. Beer and wine only. Open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday from 5 pm. Closing times vary. Also open for breakfast and lunch. 406 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Ste. 4 in Lafayette.