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Esin Restaurant and Bar
Esin Restaurant and Bar

Esin Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://EsinRestaurant.com
  • Phone: (925) 314-0974
  • 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Really great service from the hostess to the waitress, the food is pretty good too."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food is consistently delicious. Staff friendly. Desserts are wonderful so save room."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. We have enjoyed many, many wonderful dinners here, but tonight was exceptional, especially the service"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Attentive waiter, great food, nice setting would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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"!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This has been my favorite restaurant for years now. I love the menu, the servers and the ambiance. Couldn't be better!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant; food was very good. Great service staff."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "As usual an outstanding meal and service. They are the most reliable restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fabulous Food & Staff. Incredible energy and presentation. Wonderful fish and chicken. Dessert YUM!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Once again, Esin shines through as an amazing restaurant in the East Bay. Excellent food, excellent service, and a great all around experience. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Fish dishes and squid appetizer were excellent. Our server was a bit strange, fine service but he was a bit out of place for Esin."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have been to Esin many times and have never experienced a bad meal. It is a wonderful place to bring out-of-town guests with not only great food, but wonderful ambience and service. Remember to always save room for their desserts."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have been a loyal customer of Esin since their opening of the cafe. I would dine there once to twice a week and recommend them to everyone... please note that this is now based upon my last three visits and not just one off night. Service at Esin has always been attentive and friendly and remains as such. But now to the food... So very disappointing in all aspects, ordered a variety of dishes to be shared so that we could sample as much as possible. To begin burrata, Salumi, etc. all good but not memorable.... Mains steak, pork and the fresh salmon (mine) fish strong and unpleasant which has now been repeated on each visit. Deserts certainly not as impressive as before. Overall three very sub-par meals..."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Meeting friends for dinner they live in Morgan Hill and we live in Hercules. Esin turned out to be the perfect place, the food and drink selections covered everyone's needs and tastes. We could not have been happier, the food, drinks and desserts were all exciting and left us with a new restaurant to recommend. We are very much looking forward to returning!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the oysters. Great service. Great flatbread."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have loved Esin for years. Every time I go there, I worry that my expectations of great food and great service will not beat the last time. I'm am happily surprised each and every time. I start with the basil lime martini, try one of the amazing entrees, and end with whatever the bread pudding of the day is. Seriously...my happy place!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014