Esin Restaurant and Bar
Esin Restaurant and Bar

Esin Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://esinrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9253140974
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm: Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Curtis & Esin deCarion
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sycamore Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot with parking.
A word from Esin Restaurant and Bar
Esin has been a neighborhood jewel since opening in 1998. The name Esin is not only the name of one of the owners but also means “inspiration”. The food is the passion of Chef & Owners Curtis and Esin deCarion. They strive to create cuisine that is fresh, seasonal, and prepared with great care. The fare is American with bits of Mediterranean influences. The wine list has been recognized by Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast magazines. Esin Restaurant & Bar relocated in July of 2008 to the Newest upscale lifestyle center The Rose Garden in Danville. The freshly designed dining room offers warm and comforting tones. Be sure to save room for one of Esin’s fresh made desserts that have become so well known.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Esin Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
354 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (210)special occasion (209)neighborhood gem (193)great for lunch (121)great for outdoor dining (105)romantic (99)notable wine list (71)good for groups (60)great for brunch (54)hot spot (33)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Rosemarie's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took my neighbor to Esin Restaurant and Bar for her birthday, she is a foodie and it is her favorite local restaurant. We have been to Esin numerous times and the food/ambiance/service are always outstanding, this visit was no exception. Rosemarie was greeted with "Happy Birthday" and her dessert was "on the house". Another wonderful experience at Esin Restaurant and Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops were amazing! They are always cooked to perfection and so far, they're the best I've ever had! I decided to pair it with a Pear Ginger Martini that was phenomenal! For dessert, my husband and I shared Esin's vanilla gelato which was the perfect way to end the night considering how full we were by then :-) I would definitely dine at Esin for another special occasion, not just for the food and drinks, but also for their friendly customer service! By the way, if you like prawns, I would highly recommend the Prawns Cazuella! Your taste buds will be dancing after the first bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and felt very special when every staff member that serviced us made it a point to congratulate us on our special day. We had the salmon special and pot roast and both were delicious! We finished off with baklava for dessert and it was yummy. Highly recommend for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ponymom69
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderful as always. Food. & service are impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite in Danville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had my birthday lunch out on the patio with a friend. The eggplant sandwich with charmoula was excellent. Bread was warm and salad delicious and light on the dressing. Friend had the salad with grilled shrimp on the top also excellent. Will go again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    Kris
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really great service from the hostess to the waitress, the food is pretty good too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Family1st
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second time at Esin and it never disappoints. Service was excellent, food was outstanding and the service was fantastic! Will be going back again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family avorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is consistently delicious. Staff friendly. Desserts are wonderful so save room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was perky and nice but. ..
    ADinerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    She tried very hard to be cute and nice and did tell us that there were just 2 caprese salads left but we got our salad before the oysters and she barely checked on us during or between courses. If it were not for other attentive staff we never would have been taken care of at all. She also gave us wrong information about the specials. Maybe she was new but they could have trained her better. She did not know that the oyster variety was tiny and said they were medium.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get away
    Gkpk
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you need a quiet moment to share with great enviornment , amazing food and service Eain is it. My husband and I shared some items and the kitchen had split the items in the kitchen so we were t scrvlinf and making a mess. Very accommadating. A wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    You can't go wrong with Esin for consistently great food in a nice atmosphere. The pot roast is comfort food and the daily bread pudding for dessert can't miss either. I've probably had some of the entrees and every one of them is a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My Husband and I treated my Sister and Brother-in-law to dinner at Esin and we were very happy with everything. We had a nice quiet booth and the food was excellent. The German Chocolate cheesecake was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New "Go To" Spot
    ScotsGirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Esin was pitch perfect from the quiet ambience, (one can converse at a normal level!), to the service to the food. We were seated promptly for our 12:30 lunch reservation. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and paced the meal well. The food was outstanding. Our salads came exactly as ordered including special requests and the salmon was cooked perfectly for both of us even though I like mine much more well done than my lunch companion. The desserts were both delicious. Serving sizes are generous for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Esin is perfect for lunch or a cozy dinner. It's quiet and comfortable on top of the great food. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pongee13VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food is consistent time over time - excellent! Had the grilled wild king salmon with farro and summer squash. The salmon was prepared medium rare, exactly how I like it. The stock used to cook the farro was rich and delicious. As usual desserts were wonderful. If I lived closer to the restaurant, I make a weekly visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Main Course: Pot roast was tender and amazing. Dessert: Lemon Meringue Tart very good. Also the server and the waitstaff were excellent. When ever I needed more water they were there. The sever was working the bar area and the tables she as was very punctual and helpful. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    TattaaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is always great but would love to see some changes to their menu. It's been the same entrees for years, other than a couple specials.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delievers
    DustersW77VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a nice romantic dinner for 2 last Friday. As always, Esin delivers the goods. The food and drink was excellent but service was really outstanding. The server realized we were not in a rush as we rarely get out without the family. The pacing of the delivery of the dishes was on the money. Not too fast where they delivered courses on top of each other, but not too slow where you were looking around for the waiter. All in all it was another great evening at Esin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Outstanding food and service. We have enjoyed many, many wonderful dinners here, but tonight was exceptional, especially the service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Esin always a winner
    Benny
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have been to Esin at least 30 times and would go again tomorrow. Consistent well done service. Crisp table cloths, carpeted floors, comfortable and cushy chairs makes this restaurant a quiet retreat from the uncomfortable current trend. Wonderfully prepared King Salmon or Sea Bass with delicate sauces to match. A fabulous burger with every trimming you could want. Hankering for a delicious pot roast? It's all at Esin. Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon don't have the restaurants that Walnut Creek does. Esin stands alone for best food in that area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice quiet lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Attentive waiter, great food, nice setting would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every time we've eaten here we've had a wonderful experience. The waiters/waitresses are always attentive and knowledgable about the menu. The food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious from start to finish!
    DoctorRVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a delightful mid-week dinner. Each dish, from start to finish was a winner. We started with the a "Small Plate" flat bread with fig, caramelized onion, walnuts, balsamic reduction and blue cheese which was fantastic! The chef was featuring 2 fish specials, a salmon and yellowtail, and they were outstanding and worth ordering again if they are offered in the future. The desserts at Esin are always standouts and the Brown Butter Pear Tart was no exception. No wonder this restaurant is so very popular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    EnjoysFood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Esin's. The food is delicious and the service is always excellent. The servers really know their food, explaining it very nicely and making substitutions when requested. Of course, no one can top the desserts! They have several listed and then there are more....If you are looking for a quality restaurant, this is THE place! We've never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Treat To Be Had!
    eveningonthetown
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had the opportunity to celebrate a birthday with a very special meal at Esin. Our server was excellent, attentive without hovering. Our every dinning need was met and the food superb. My husband enjoy the wine flight of Pinot Noirs and discovered a new favorite. We will go back often, this is our "neighborhood gem"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch
    sntabby
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love this place for girls day out lunch especially when celebrating a birthday as they serve the birthday girl the dessert of her choice- very nice!Their desserts are to die for! Prices are fair for lunch and I seem to like their lunch menu better than their dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant!
    mom2tworsVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This has been my favorite restaurant for years now. I love the menu, the servers and the ambiance. Couldn't be better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    LouDVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If the restaurant reads this realize that you cannot please everyone and that it is not personal. The food was ok. The ideas were kind of unique but in the end not my best choice of meals. A little on the pricey side and not much of a return on investment. The dessert was not homemade no matter what people tell me....I know baklava. My mom makes it at home and been having it for 45 years. That was purchased and resold. In the end I tried this place because it was an open table recommendation and the reviews were very high. I unfortunately will not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service and Food
    Marianne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice restaurant; food was very good. Great service staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Took guests from out of town for dinner. Had the pot roast which is a signature dish, salmon and scallops were all perfect. Had to follow with desserts and highly recommend the bread pudding. Never disappointed with a meal at esin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner party
    Stormy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There were four of us dining at Esin. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere. We also enjoyed lunch at this restaurant another day. It was equally great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dsmartpig
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Every time I go to Esin, I am more than happy with my experience. The service is great. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Most importantly, the food is fantastic! I highly recommend Esin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special experience
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Don't recall waiter's name - but he was terrific. Knowledgeable, professional, accommodating, timely. Food was pretty good. Desserts were better. Would come back again and recommend. Too pricey though for something other that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    Annoyed
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We could not have asked for more. From the warm greeting, our favorite booth, wine, salad, Scallops cooked PERFECTLY, the special fish of the evening, excellent service to the Fabulous Pecan Tart with a birthday candle, it was perfect. Thanks again Esin you have renewed our confidence and we are soooo glad you are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    As usual an outstanding meal and service. They are the most reliable restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • almost always great
    sss7
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Waiter friendly and informative. Excellent wine suggestions. Veggies should not be exciting, but these were cooked to perfection. No pressure to finish, 3 1/2 hours went by and we were never pressured.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice for my Birthday
    LivermoreTeri
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was looking for a new place to celebrate my birthday, and remembered a foodie friend highly recommended Esin. When I went online to view the menu, I was thrilled to see a lovely cheese plate and I decided to make an online reservation then and there. I ended up ordering the cheese for a dessert course after a wonderful meal. The service was spot on. My only comment to the staff was that the cheese should have been served room temperature, not right from cold storage. That resulted in the manager coming to our table...perfect. My husband and I look forward to a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delicious
    Davisdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was prepared beautifully and tasted wonderful. I had a salad which was lightly dressed - perfect. That was followed up by the salmon on a bed of barley and mushrooms with a ring of pesto on the plate. I asked for the salmon to be on the medium rare side and it was cooked to perfection. I came away from dinner feeling very satisfied. I would go back to Esin in a minute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Seafood Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I were craving something a bit different, and had not been to Esin in over a year. We had the cheese sampler which was great. There were 2 fish specials for the day, we each got one; he the salmon, I got the seared yellowfin. Both were delicious. I will say the portions were small-allowing room for dessert. In the past I enjoyed the lemon meringue, I should have gotten that again-but was tempted by a lemon raspberry cake, which just didn't compare to their amazing meringue-the husband got a peach/blackberry tart with a crumble topping that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LaVoguesh
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fabulous Food & Staff. Incredible energy and presentation. Wonderful fish and chicken. Dessert YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Esin is a fine dining restaurant that will not disappoint anyone. The chef and staff prepares all with fresh quality choices. Management is excellent, service is excellent, and one will not be disappointed. Complements to all at Esin, every dinning experience has been delightful. MST
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic