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1515 Restaurant & Lounge
1515 Restaurant & Lounge

1515 Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1515wc.com
  • Email: info@1515wc.com
  • Phone: (925) 939-1515
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gerardo Wence
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full scope of catering and banquet services. Please inquire with our Special Event and banquet cordinator.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursdays! Check our Facebook Page for details, and upcoming performances.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bonanza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There are several metered parking spaces in each direction from the restaurant and a large parking garage located a block away on Locust Street and Civic Drive. The cost of the garage is $3.00 all day.
A word from 1515 Restaurant & Lounge
1515 Restaurant & Lounge voted Best of the East Bay three years running by the Diablo magazine, 1515 offers innovative and eclectic Californian Cuisine. Our wonderful menu includes fresh salads, seafood, steaks, pastas, and chicken dishes. Our fun tasty cocktails, are accompanied by an extensive wine list. We have selections for any kind of appetite with both small, and large plates. Serving lunch, and dinner daily with mouth watering dessert menu. Enjoy the weather with our outdoor patio, or cozy up with your sweetheart at our chic up and downstairs bar, lounges, and dining rooms. Private banquet facilities available, reserve your party now.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good. We made reservations and got a table. We didn't realize the other side of the restaurant was much more energetic and vibrant, with loud music. Drinks were tasty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First time here. The service was great as was the food. The back room was very loud which made it hard to talk. Otherwise we had a great night."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Their happy hour is filled with a menu filled with great food and drinks. Even though the cucumber margarita is not on the happy hour list, it is definitely worth the price!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Loved the dining room. Nice and quiet."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went there for the first time. Going on a second date and wanted to find a local place that had a nice feel. We went on a Tuesday night and it wasn't very crowded. Sat outside and it might have been just a little too cold but it was a great patio and during the warmer months it would be a great location. Service was very good, waiter very attentive and helpful with the menu items. Food was tasty, got cold pretty fast and I couldn't tell if it was served a little on the cold side or just because we were outside it got cold?? Good flavor, smaller portions but felt it was worth the money. Great drink menu and interesting cocktails. Overall it was a good dining experience. I'd go back again and try it. I might eat inside this time!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Worse service ever, food was not that great will not return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The cocktails are good, but there have been no changes in the menu in years. We often order small plates, and the gnocchi, a tuna tartare are quite good. The caprese and crab cakes are good too. The shrimp scampi is also good, but unusual. The seared halibut was fresh and good, and the accompanying sides of chard and couscous are fine but not 'interesting'. This place is consistently good, but could stand to experiment with variety."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our first time to this restaurant. The food was very good, and the presentation was excellent. Our attentive server made this a dining experience I look forward to repeating."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were two ladies out for lunch and this was perfect. It was a beautiful day and we ate on the patio. Food was light but satisfying and the service very good. Recommend it for sure and would go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. We started with the oyster sampler and it was fresh and fantastic. For our main we had sea bass and the special which was halibut both were fantastic. The service was perfect at your shoulder whenever you needed something. I will return for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great Food presentations and Great Service to match, we have been here several times and each time a treat."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was original and perfectly prepared. We had the Swordfish special which started off with a delicious lobster soup. The swordfish was accomapnied by mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe in a excellent sauce. The sauce was complex with butter, capers and tomatoes. It complimented the fish was was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Small plates of ribs was 4 HUGE delicious ribs, more like a normal entree serving....a great deal. The crab stack was delicious. Arugula salad nice, but nothing special. The Gnocchi in pesto was outstanding, again a very large serving for a "small plate. " We were seated in the table immediately in front of the kitchen, so my view was constantly of the open kitchen door and the clean, efficient but not- that -attractive kitchen. Noise level in the dining room is off the scale. This is a great meeting place in the bar for the 30-35 crowd, but the bar noise filters into the dining room to the point you have to really yell to be heard by tablemates. Great place for pre-Lesher dinner! Ask for an outdoor table if the weather is good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We arrived at happy hour. It wasn't made clear if the happy hour menu was different than the main dinning menu. The happy hour menu for food was limited, but liquor was over the top. We order the squid and it was like rubber. The six tacos beef or chicken was cold and not inviting to eat. My guest had the coconut shrimp that she enjoyed and another guest enjoyed the burger."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. Very quiet for a Saturday lunch but it was the day after Valentines so I'm sure most people had gone out the previous night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Never really been to Walnut Creek and was meeting a friend who is in town for work...found this place and glad I did. Delicious fish. We all got the special which was fantastic. Great service. Delicious flavors and combinations."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We met with another couple for the after Valentine's day get together. We had a good time with nice service, we were lucky to be sited on the second floor where was minimum noise in the beginning of the evening, before private party started. The service and food and drinks were good. A good point was that restaurant was taking Passport card, but they are going to stop it from March 1st. Overage experience was good. Thanks"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our server Louis, was excellent.He knew the menu and wines well and was able to make great suggestions. My husband had the pork chop. It was the most favorable we had ever tried and the sauce was incredible. He finished off with an equally fabulously white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries. I was thrilled with my choice of jambalaya. The dessert I had , which I am still craving was the salted camel drizzled,Apple bread pudding, with.vanilla ice cream. It was amazing. We took our time to enjoy the meal and left more than satisfied. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The happy hour here was great! Lots of food options and nightly drink specials. Beautiful outdoor patio!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I would add to the recommendations also the innovative menu and the presentation of the plates which is very accurate. Don't forget, first you eat with your eyes....."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I had to send back my appetizer (caprese) because the balsalmic was bitter and the mozzarella was low quality. The replacement they sent was bruschetta, which wasn't much better. They used grape tomatoes, sliced in half, and there was no garlic. They used pesto sauce instead, which tasted like it came from a jar. Their prices were expensive, but the quality of the food was poor. I will not be back."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Bar service was terrible NYE. It might have Been a busy night. We kept asking for a Waiter and no one came. We finally sent Simone To the bar. We got some one to take our order It took 30 min to get a drink. But the rest of the Night was good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had the tuna tar tar and grilled Artichoke both were to die for good. The wine was great. We split the whit chocolate cheese cake which was decadent and delicious. My one bite became 1/3 of the slice. I enjoyed the bread sticks and dipping sauces. I did think the good took longer then it should to come Out but it did not take away from The overall experience. I will definitely come back"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We arrived rather late at the restaurant (2 pm on the Friday after New Year's) and it was not at all busy. But we had a very attentive server who was quite helpful. The food was quite nice, the portions rather large in fact. I had to take half of my sandwich home with me. My friends had wine and the list seemed quite respectable. This is a very attractive restaurant, but it seems that the bar scene is the more popular part (at least at that hour) as there were a number of folks in the bar having cocktails and appetizers. I believe there is also an upstairs but that was not open in the afternoon. Overall, a nice dining experience and an easy to find location in downtown Walnut Creek."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We recommend the truffle mac & cheese, gnocchi, pizza, arugula salad, dinner scampi & the melted chocolate cookie! Such great flavors! All food from apps to entrees to deserts are wonderful! They offer a great selection of drinks and fine wine. No matter what you order you can't go wrong! EVERYTHING IS AMAZING! Servers are professional .. Yet friendly. Nice to sit outside! We just ate New Years Eve dinner there. It was a 5 course meal. Cost was $75.00 per person. If you enjoy fine dining, great service, amazing food & fine wine this is well worth the money! Sorbet with wine, appitizers, salad, entree which I had surf & turf! It was delicious!! Followed by the best desserts!! AS ALWAYS, we enjoyed our 1515 dining experience!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were not expecting to have a pre fixed menu. We confirmed that two times before coming to the restaurant and were very surprised to find a pre fixed menu. You should be more up front with your menu choices."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent food; excellent presentation , excellently taste . Service ; one of the worst I have seen Waitresses and hostesses huge attitude and snobby . Asked a waitress to change my salad due to allergy to Feta cheese She asked me to wait till she finishes her tab on the computer They sat us right next to the cash register Clicking sound of touch screen with long nails Bad experience all night long"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I met a friend for lunch during the holidays, and we were delighted with the restaurant. Lots of salad choices for ladies who lunch lightly, and everything was absolutely delicious. Although the restaurant had lots of diners, there was no problem hearing each other or having to shout over the din. Love the breadsticks, hummus, and dip that were immediately placed on the table before we ordered. We felt welcomed and well taken care of, and definitely will return."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Excellent business dinner, staff was very attentive, and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We had an excellent dinner with the best service ever! Sure to return! We ordered from both the regular dinner menu and the lounge menu which made all of us very happy. Our waitress could have not been more helpful or delightful. We enjoyed her very much! She made our dining experience special and it was a special night with a birthday "girl" at our table!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The menu at 1515 is great, the service is fast and courteous and the location is great. The wine and drink menu is also very good. The seating downstairs is not as ideal as upstairs but that is a minor issue. The food is top notch and we'll be back again in the near future."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My dinner was really tasty...but the others in the group tended not to enjoy theirs to the same degree. Unfortunately, the noise level was high (we are in our 60s) making it tiring to converse and hear every word."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Second time. Food was OK, but not sure if I would order dinner again. I think the starters are probably the way to go."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Picked this restaurant from out of a hat not knowing where to go. Was meeting my sister from Sacramento . The dining area is well lit. Servers attentive. Menu a little limited but there is something I think for every taste or need. My sister had the Shrimp Louie and I had the Jambalaya (the server also recommended the steak sandwich). The jambalaya was tasty and good portion albeit a little more bite to it than I wanted. A serving of four good size prawns came separately. The pasta was just right and the chicken tender. Yum. My sister said the Louie was ok. Had balsamic. Yuck We split an apple/blueberry cobbler which was delicious. I'd definitely give the place another try if in the area."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "I was lucky enough to dine at 1515 with a couple of good friends for my birthday. To say that the food and beverages were wonderful is a huge understatement. We started with the Grilled Artichoke and Bruschetta apps. I could have had either of these as my main course! Yum! I then enjoyed every bite of my Arugula Salad with the Honey Vinagarette. Entree wise, being not very hungry following the apps and salad, I split the Small Plate Gnocchi with the pesto. My other friend had the special Bacon Wrapped Filet. Oh, how divine! The entire meal was amazing and I was saddened by the fact that I was simply too full to try the Tiramisu. We all enjoyed the Mango Mojito and the Cucumber Margaritas... Thank you, 1515! We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "While I would expect the bar area to be lous - we found we had to shout across the talbe to hear each other. Not the way we want to enjoy our meal. The food was ok. Will give it another try at lunch time."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Really like this restaurant but the noise level is such that one almost has to yell to be able to be heard by others in the same party. However, food and service is good and if seated outside, noise is not an issue."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "Food was good - started with mussels; they were small but tasty; ordered extra bread to soak up the broth. Main course was sea bass special with grilled squash & polenta, and partner had wild salmon and asparagus from the menu. Both fish tasted fresh. The sea bass was the best I've tasted in a long time, bass had a slightly crunchy crust and was flaky without being over cooked. The squash was slightly soft in the middle but still had a crunch, and the polenta was cooked slightly creamy and slightly chewy, just how I like it. Desert: berry cobbler; berries were tart and blended with the sweet crust; wish they had oats and nuts in the crust. Had a rich cup of coffee but could not find the sever to get a refill. Will return to 1515."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Service was efficient. Food was tasty with a nice dessert. I prefer bread to breadsticks. Enjoyed both the Hummus and the eggplant dip with the breadsticks. Good cobbler for dessert and tasty capuccino. Menu is somewhat narrow."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "This was our first time at the Rustic Tavern and we were very happy with our experience. The service was great - friendly and very efficient - the food was delicious in every way - cooked to perfection and beautifully plated. Our only wish is that it could be more quiet - noise level is very high and it was hard to hear each other. We'll definitely return noise or not!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013