1515 Restaurant & Lounge
1515 Restaurant & Lounge

1515 Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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: Seafood, American, Californian
  • 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.
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1515 Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)good for groups (17)hot spot (15)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)special occasion (9)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Very Attentive Service and Delicious Food!
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I have eaten here a number of times, but this meal came together perfectly! My friend and I split the special -- two delicious crab sandwiches (crab, avocado, tomato, bacon, lettuce, melted cheese on toasted mini-hamburger buns), and each ordered a very tasty house salad along with an iced tea. It made the perfect combination of savory and comfort food, especially since I love anything with a crab and avocado combination! Our cheerful, efficient waitress was beyond accommodating with our wish to split our order, then have an extra salad, plus my friend wanted celery to go with the humus appetizer instead of the bread sticks that are provided on the table. 1515 also has an outside eating area with a cozy fireplace and heat lamps that I might try next time now that the weather has gotten a little chillier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Uneven
    minicakeVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Appetizer of roasted Brussels Sprouts was well prepared, with a bowl of lemon dip. At $10 for a small amount of veggies, though, it was pricey. Fish tacos came attractively arranged on a large plate with a bowl of guacamole and a bowl of tomato salsa. Quality of fish was good, but pieces were overcooked and very dry. The tomato salsa had an odd background taste that was a dead ringer for Campbell's tomato soup. If I ever returned to this restaurant, I might stick to the more mainstream dishes like a hamburger. Service was fine, friendly and well trained.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chrissy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had an awesome first visit to 1515. The food was great as was the service. I did not check off all the recommendations because we have not experienced every aspect of the items listed. We are already planning our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • indifferent, infrequent and unfriendly
    MJ75VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our server was indifferent, infrequent and unfriendly. Our food arrived very late. My medium rare steak was grey throughout.... with very small hint of light pink (so it was Medium/overcooked/not what I ordered)..the free dessert that was offered did not really compensate for the meal I did not eat. VERY short pour of wine for $13/glass. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food OK, but not worth the price.
    frenchfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very average restaurant. Overpriced for quality of food, service and atmosphere. The main dining room is almost diner like. Even though it is separated from the bar, the noise from the bar still is very loud. The humus served with breadsticks was good. I had the salmon and my wife the prime rib, both of which were fine, but at $28 each, not exceptional. There was a large party upstairs, so our main courses were delayed and didn't arrive until 45 minutes after our starters. Since large parties are scheduled, I would have thought they would have added a person in the kitchen to help out. The server was very straight forward, however, and did tell us the reason it was delayed, rather than avoiding eye contact.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not to be missed
    mprince676
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We needed a location that we could reserve for a bit later in the evening. Ashley's service and attention was just the right balance of attentive and laid back to allow us to unwind before enjoying their delicious menu offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    dgraverVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been here twice and both times were exceptional! The food and drinks are both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check it out!
    JLSacto
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    excellent service....tasty food....good ambiance. Will be back again when in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1515 Sunday afternoon
    Bday
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our server Kristen was nice Oysters were tiny but they were tasty. Kale salad with faro, pine nuts, avo was tasty as was the tuna tartar. Wines by the glass were somewhat expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transplant from SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After living in San Francisco for many years and dining at excellent restaurants of all price ranges Walnut Creek has been quite a let down for a foodie like myself. After trying all of the local hot spots 1515 is the only restaurant I am consistently eagar to try again. The tuna tar tar app is always fresh, traditional with just enough of a unique flair. I also love the mixed seafood grill. The variety is extremely satisfying and topped with the perfect amount of sauce without overwhelming the dish! If the food isn't enough they also have a unique wine list! Offering Lange Twins wine is always a quick way to my heart! Great reds & whites at a very reasonable price!l All in all a great meal at a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food, very good service
    alankoen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed the freshness of the food and the very good service. Our waiter was responsive to our questions and even the need to speed the dinner up since we had another commitment in a short time after. The portions were generous and the food very tasty. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1515 rates 1515 out of 1515
    CalDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service! Noisy inside due to what may have been bridal shower table. Asked to move outside during mid evening. Servers accommodated sans question. Then it was a little cold so again we moved to an outside table by the heaters. Perfecto! And jambalaya (enjoy it spicy!) was superb. Raspberry cocktail (vodka) also good. Terrific time for my girlfriend, her friend from out of town and me, especially for our 1st time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Anusha
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There were 4 of us celebrating a birthday. We brought a bottle of champagne-they brought out flutes. Had to send back the flutes twice-dirty. The food overall we enjoyed. I had the ahi sliders and would recommend--they were a little bit too tepid, although I realize the ahi has to be rare. Two of my friends had the seafood salad and they loved it. My other friend had the halibut tacos-also very good--there were 3. Our server was okay--
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on a Friday
    joyceeowenVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have never been to this restaurant before and was pleasantly surprised. We were seated outside, at our request. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny. My friend and I had a lot to chat about so didn't actually order food for quite some time. Our waitress was very understanding and patient. She never hovered but when we ready she was right there. I had the special of the day. Fried Prawn sandwich with a little house salad on the side. The sandwich was outstanding. Prawn were not greasy and had a very fresh taste. It was served on a chibatta roll with home made aeoli .The dressing on the salad was very light and perfectly seasoned. I will definetly be back to try other items. It was hard to make a selection!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    awesome
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    good food, good happy hour, good spot in WC. Check it out
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Tesh
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great. Service was excellent. We will be going back. It was a perfect date night for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It took 45 minutes to get served. It wasn't even that busy. The server as very nice but there was clearly some staffing problems.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greatly improved.
    RioPalidin
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had been to the restaurant a couple of times when it opened and were disappointed. However we tried it again and they have significantly improved both the menu and food, We also appreciated a quiet room and very good service and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local find
    Xpresso
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I haven't found a restaurant that I think is a SF quality restaurant in the East Bay, but this is definitely one. The service was neutral-our waiter was less than attentive and seemed quite disinterested in serving us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 587 reviews are from the 1515 Restaurant & Lounge reviews archive.
  • fabulous time
    mint2be
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We came here as a group of six. We started at the bar during happy hour and were very well taken care of. We had great drinks, a great dinner and wonderful service for the entire 4 hours we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely lunch
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time to eat a meal at 1515. We had lunch outside on a beautiful day in Walnut Creek. Both of us had salads. The presentation was beautiful, perfectly dressed and so very flavorful. I'll be back for lunch again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    MealTicket
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Loved the sliders! Enjoyed all the food we had that evening from the wedge salad to the fried raviolis.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Chester
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've been here several times and considered it a fair value, but our last visit was lacking. The food was underseasoned and under done. The waiter was spread too thin so the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Place2Get Together w Friends
    AthenasOrion
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is pretty good for meeting up and catching up with good ol' friends. The ambiance is warm and pretty upbeat as the night went along.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    Investowiz
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Exceptionally good wait staff. Food was very good. Noise level high around the bar area. Quieter in the side room. Outside looked really good, just a little cool for the three of us that day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was tasty, ambiance lacking
    franky
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My sea food mix grill and my wife's dish of mussels were both very tasty. For the sea food mix grill, I think the sauce made the dish. It had two scallops, 2 shrimp, and a piece of sea bass and a piece of salmon. The fish looked like scraps. It came with nicely grilled summer vegetables and grilled polenta. Our opening Caesar salad was very sour, as if there were a double dose of lemon juice. We should have rejected it. Our dessert was a perfect tart berry cobbler - not overly sweet. The indoor part of the restaurant was small and not decorated nor nicely lit. Maybe the restaurant is all about the open air part which fronts N. Main St. in Walnut Creek. However, for me, it was just too close to a lot of car traffic to be enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen is lacking
    KayKayVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went there for brunch on Fathers Day. My daughter ordered crab benedict. The plate came without the crab! The waitress brought her a bowl of crab after we pointed it out to her. Coffee arrived without a saucer or spoon, had to ask for one. Just lacking in attention to details. I would not recommend this place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's been better
    KillingemsoftlyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went at the wrong time plus our waitress was leaving next week...for good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food & service
    Oneofmyfavorites
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent food & service is always a great combination. We loved the calamari, crab cakes & prime rib. The service by Brenna matched the great food. This prelude was a great start to our "Paint Nite" which was held upstairs. I may have to drink fewer margaritas in the future prior to painting, but what a fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    gslover60VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had a very pleasant time. The caipirinhas were small but tasty and the grilled artichoke was tough but my fish taco was excellent and my friend loved her French onion soup.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portion Control, No Cost Control
    Out4Food
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    While the service was outstanding, dinner choices were overpriced considering the small portions that we received. The prices are just not reasonable for the amount of food that arrives on your plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded and noisy but food is ok
    JenAndSteve
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Because the food was nothing special I would not recommend it. It was loud and crowded. People were nice though. There are better venues in walnut creek.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice!
    gsmith
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Good service, good food, good location. Nice hang out spot with friends/co-workers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good hamburger
    oldegnomeVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I ate here with my husband and friends. I had a very disappointing beet salad, that was mostly sliced fennel. My husband cut off a piece of his hamburger, and it was very good. The stars are for the hamburger, not the fennel salad. Our friends had the club sandwich, and they did not say much. It looked okay, but if I go there again, I will stick with the hamburger.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Okay
    Okay
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Seated promptly, friendly staff. Lobster Chowder was very tasty however served Luke warm at best. Difficult to hold a conversation across the table Found wine list weak and very heavily weighted to Whites. Will try lunch or Brunch doubt would return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smitten
    RudolphVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Fabulous dinner with girlfriends during Restaurant Week, food portions were perfect. Delicious desserts (homemade tiramisu, caramel apple bread pudding, chocolate cookie melt). The yummiest spicy jambalaya I've tasted so far, took me back to New Orleans aka Nawlins. It was so good, I ordered another batch to go. Nice patio area to dine with friends, as there is a TV above the fire place. We were watching hockey and basketball while catching up. Yummy food, delicious drinks, and great ambiance - trifecta of happiness!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joy2theworldVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Our first time to eat at 1515 but definately not our last! Food and service were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continuing improvement
    BelgoVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The experience of coming here keeps improving. They used to show sports at the TV's at the bar, so it used to be impossible to have a normal conversation with table mates from the overflowing sounds from the bar. So the atmosphere has much improved. The service has also improved a good deal, also. The food is also quite tasty and reasonably priced. Both food and drink portions are generous. Overall, this place is a good value for a pleasant dining experience in downtown Walnut Creek.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great service-
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great Food and Great service- what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Momof3ondatenight
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.