Esin Restaurant and Bar
Always superbThe lamb chops were amazing with the moussaka and artichokes. Yum!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is the best!! AlwaysEsin is the best!! Always a great meal!! Lunch is just as good as dinner!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Haven't been to Esin for a long time but wanted something close by for a week-night dinner. The food was exceptional, service excellent, atmosphere perfect to celebrate our anniversary.
Meze platter - nice assortment of spreads
Salmon special - cooked & seasoned perfectly and served on a bed of amazingly tasty cous-cous that had sweet white corn, green olives, cherry tomatoes.....YUM!
Day boat scallops & shrimp - Not as good as the salmon, but still very good
Coconut tart - spectacular!
Lemon tart - not quite lemony or tart enough for my taste
I loved their half-bottle wine list, too. Will definitely be going back soon!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe three of us had a fabulousThe three of us had a fabulous lunch in a relaxed setting outdoors! Both the service and the food were truly outstanding - -particularly the salmon salad and the steak sandwich !
We can't wait to return for another wonderful meal !5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReview of Mother's Day dinner for 4As usual, wonderful food, service, and ambience - highly recommended! For Mother's Day, we had dinner for 4: salmon, rockcod, bay scallop, and a cheese dish. The scallops was declared delicious so did the crab cake appetizer; the cheese texture gooey to spread on bread; rockcod could be fresher and tasted bit salty with dab of capers on top; salmon was good except we wish the fish was not piled on top of the accompanying greens. We shared some mussels -- it was yummy and tender! So full that we took out a mousse dessert.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOregonians love good food!!Why make the schlep into San Francisco to impress out of town guests? We can stay right in Danville and have a great dinner from beginning to end. The three of us had appetizers, wine and either salmon, lamb chips or pot roast, then wonderful desserts and coffee. Everything was fantastic. They went away impressed! Karen Khemist5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favoriteWe lunch at Esin frequently and are never disappointed. NEVER skip dessert! We're already making plans to go back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice Restaurant.One of our favorite places to eat. The food is well prepared and presents well.
Service is very friendly yet professional. As you arrive the entrance door is opened for you, which is a nice touch.
The restaurant in nicely accessorized and the tables have a fresh covering, not just wiped down.
The bread pudding is exceptional.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Cafe Esin 9-10I have been to Cafe Esin 9-10 times. Never disappointed. Food is great and staff very professional and kind. Have not sat at the bar although looks fun. Lunch and dinner are terrific5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationA group of six were celebrating one friend's birthday. We all enjoyed our lunches, a glass of wine, and dessert (to share). We bought one dessert and appreciated Esin Restaurant treating the birthday gal to another - a nice touch. We shall be back again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite East Bay RestaurantEsin continues to be my favorite East Bay restaurant. I have never been disapppointed in the food or service. Esin does that little extra to make a wonderful dining experience. . . and, the desserts are to die for!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTop shelf in all areas.We're very pleased we got to know this establishment. Our first visit and we'll be back. I had requested a private, romantic booth for our party of two....and though the place was quite busy, it was there waiting for us; though it could have seated 4 very comfortably, they held it for us anyway. Much appreciated and a nice way to start off our evening. Things just got better from there. From a very nice initial greeting, to wonderful service by our waiter. Food was excellent, each course even better than the last. Highly recommend this establishment and we'll surely visit again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy, tasty steak sandwich!Delicious steak sandwich on focaccia bun with carmelized balsamic vinegar onions! Best I ever
Lemon tart was super too! Very attentive service from Brett.
He knew the menu well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM9.5 out of 10, worth visiting EsinWe have been going to Esin since it was located in San Ramon. This location in Danville is definitely a step up and provides great ambiance, an open, airy dining area and comfortable seating. Everything we ordered was quite tasty and not at over-the-top prices for a fine dining experience at lunch. Our waiter was the only issue and a slight one at that. He was knowledgeable and efficient but didn't always listen well. One example: my husband ordered a decaf, I said I wanted one too. The waiter brought one coffee for my husband but not for me. I then said never mind and he showed up 5 minutes later with my coffee, then said, "Oh, you didn't want it?" Minor point but worth mentioning. Otherwise, excellent overall. Will visit again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were wonderful. Service was great. Its a joy to dine at Esin.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always this restaurantAs always this restaurant provides a great experience with wonderful dishes. We especially enjoy the wine flights with our meals.Our server was a delight.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as AlwaysDinner with special friends - great, un-rushed dinner. Impeccable service. Food was wonderful as always and of course one has to finish with desert as we talked about Paris
On y mange tres bien!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST of the BEST! I foundBEST of the BEST! I found Esin years ago when it was located in small space in a strip mall in San Ramon. Over the years it has grown, moved and gotten better & better! Truly my favorite place to eat in Danville!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding food, fantasticoutstanding food, fantastic service, great ambience4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Love Esin, the food isWe Love Esin, the food is ALWAYS outstanding and they take GREAT care in delivering fabulous choices to Gluten Free Diners. The service is ALWAYS great and it is close to home.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMfabulous food & great service.fabulous food & great service. " Best dessert " in town.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I spend our 7thMy wife and I spend our 7th anniversary at Esin and were delighted. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive and considerate in wine selection, took our photo and remembered our anniversary and my wife enjoyed a complimentary desert. Yum. Thanks.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe four people of our partyThe four people of our party really enjoyed the food and service!!! We will all be back!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in Danville!In my opinion, Esin is the best restaurant in Danville and is still a great value for the high quality food and service. It is always my go-to-place for a nice business lunch or a celebratory dinner.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff at Esin RestaurantThe staff at Esin Restaurant and Bar were extremely professional and attentive. We started by having a drink at the bar. Our bartender Adam did a great job recommending a wine for my friend that was looking for a blend, which they did not have. She loved his recommendation.
For food, we recommend staying with their two mainstays, the pot roast and the wrapped chicken. All of their food is good, but these dishes are always right on.
I was visiting with a friend I had not seen in nearly 25 years. They never made us feel like we should leave upon completing our meal.
The staff is exceptional from those who greet you at the door; the bartender; waiters; and manager. I would go back for the excellent service.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were fabulous! I brought two friends to celebrate their April birthdays. I had been to Esin for dinner and I had enjoyed it in the past so I wanted my friends to have an opportunity to enjoy their birthdays with a special lunch. The menu offered a wide selection of choices. There were soups, small plates, salads, entrees and sandwiches to select. My guests selected the chicken salads and thoroughly enjoyed them. I ordered the grilled prawn salad and was pleased with my selection. The wine list offered 3 oz glasses, 6 oz glasses or bottles. Desserts were wonderful! The pecan pie and the espresso chocolate tart with salted carmel were out of this world. Our waitress paced our luncheon so we could enjoy each o4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service staff was exceptional.The service staff was exceptional. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The only negative was that my duck tasted a bit dull, but the lentils and artichoke hearts surrounding it were very tasty.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most consistent restaurantThe most consistent restaurant in the last 20 years. Must haves include the pot roast, filo wrapped chicken, and any fish special4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! The managerExcellent food! The manager gave us a small plate on the house for the 15min wait. Very respectful, wonderful service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie HeavenEsin is fantastic , we frequent this restaurant and it is always stellar!! Menu chices to please all foodies. If you have a love of desserts, this is the place, Go.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNo fail FabulousIf you want to have a great dining experience ,
and great service you must be at Esin! No fail.
This night I had a Risotto dish, with shrimp,
mussels, scallops with a bit of chorizo and a
wonderful flavor hard to dissect, fab! New York
steak cooked exactly to order and so juicy.
Tuna tartar to start, Yum!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin will not disappoint.Esin will not disappoint. Absolutely amazing food and the service was outstanding!! We will definitely be back.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is my absolute favoriteEsin is my absolute favorite in the area. The food is always wonderful, as is the service. Esin also makes the best desserts bar none.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI would give the service 6 starsThis place has very good food, the deserts are outstanding, and the service is very polished, I love this place.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is a great restaurant!Esin is a great restaurant! Every aspect of this restaurant is outstanding. The service great and personable. The food ... excellent... We will definitely refer friends to this restaurant as well as return there.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday pleasure.The service was top notch. Our food server was very attentive and tuned into our needs. We were very impressed with the restaurant, the food and the service. It was my wife's birthday and she was very pleased with the experience. We are going back soon.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to the new location. The ambiance, service and particularly the food were outstanding. Each member of our foursome ordered entirely different dishes from lamb, salmon, chicken caesar salad to prime rib,the Sunday special. Each of us thought that our dishes were exceptional. The prime rib was a full slab cooked as ordered and perfect in taste. Since we had such diverse dishes we ordered wine by the glass. Following the waitresses recommendation we were impressed by the quality and taste of the wine. First time in a while that we were prompted to copy down label info so that we could purchase at retail.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Esin's innovative menu!I love Esin's innovative menu! I always like to get the fish because it is so fresh and prepared in a new and different fashion. The cocktails are so FUN too! I tried the Bloom Gin with the Jasmin simple syrup and it was amazing! I also like the gin, cucumber and jalapeno with St. Germaine! And to top it off.... the fabulous dessert menu.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was prompt andThe service was prompt and the food very good. This dinner followed a business meeting and met our expectations.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe halibut with asparagusThe halibut with asparagus over polenta was incredibly delicious !4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulAs always, a great experience. The saffron risotto with seafood was delicious and prime rib good too.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is my "go to" restaurantEsin is my "go to" restaurant of choice. I travel all over and always come back to Esin. Great food, service, and ambiance.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was knowledgable andWaiter was knowledgable and friendly. Prompt service. Never felt rushed. Lovely variety of desserts.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is only the second timethis is only the second time for us to eat at Esin and once again they did not disappoint. we have only tried lunch, but now after this visit we plan on going for dinner sometime soon3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had our 4thMy husband and I had our 4th anniversary dinner, and the staff was amazing with the service and we were greeted with "happy anniversary" the moment we walked in the restaurant. The food was beyond our expectations for aneigborhood restaurant. We are looking forward to many meals to come !3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEstablished owner/chefs inEstablished owner/chefs in a new convenient location. Nice energetic atmosphere with enough corner tables for more intimate dining.
Something for every taste...imaginative combinations, a nice Bistro 3 Course fixed price offering, delectable desert specialties made in house. Presentation is lovely, service is polished and more than accommodating. This is a neighborhood gem with big city sophistication.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GoodFood is always good and the service is top notch. This is a well managed foodie quality restaurant. One of my favorites in the San Ramon Valley.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were four of us at lunchThere were four of us at lunch & we all loved our choices. Cobb salad & the ham panini. Fabulous desserts.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time diner. Came onFirst time diner. Came on recommendation. Sat outside on patio on a lovely spring day. LOVED my scrumptious Coconut cream torte w/chocolate sauce. I will come back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came to celebrate my boyfriendsWe came to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and had a wonderful time! Service was very attentive and the meal was delicious. Started with the seasonal flatbread which was a nice pairing of baby artichokes, feta and fried capers, what a great pairing of favors. Wanted to share our entrees of spinach pappardelle with mushrooms and the New York steak, and to our pleasant surprise, our server presented our meals already split. Nice touch! Enjoyed the Pinot wine flight, and ended with a couple of Esins famous desserts. Yum!!! A special way to celebrate a happy occasion.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM