Esin Restaurant and Bar
wonderful experienceEsin's menu and atmosphere made for a wonderful Father's Day Brunch a great experience. The servicers were friendly and helpful. The food came out quickly and was delicious.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Danville restaurant -Best Danville restaurant - reliable food but not spectacular.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeWe went to their special Fathers' Day dinner though we didn't eat any of the specials. Food was attractively plated and well served. Wine list was so extensive we opted to try the white and red flights. Dessert was outstanding as was the Port flight. Excellent evening.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFail-proofOne can always rely on Esin for a wonderful dining experience. Whether for a family gathering,
a romantic dinner for two or delicious brunch, Esin always delivers with great food, impeccable
service and smiles all around. Truly a neighborhood gem, you can't miss with Esin!6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the beaten pathEsin Restaurant and Bar is truly a neighborhood gem. The decor is tasteful, the staff friendly and professional, and the food sublime. We have been going to Esin since it was in San Ramon and then moved to this location in the Rose Garden. The quality of food has remained high and it is our favorite restaurant in Danville. Don't forget to order the lemon meringue pie - nothing like it anywhere!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best place in townAlways a 5 here. Even as sensitive as I am, the noise level doesn't bother me. I even like watching the bustling of restaurant and people coming & going all happy.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Food, Great service!I can't say enough about this restaurant. The service was cheerful, attentive, and efficient with helpful suggestions. I ate the best flatbread and bread pudding that I have ever had. Incredible food and service! I highly recommend Esin'a6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, outstanding serviceEsin was a wonderful experience. A simple but upscale lunch with my young kids and my parents was made something to remember by the outstanding service and excellent food. Kids can be trying, and waiting for the extended group to all arrive can be aggravating for a restaurateur, but the folks at Esin never bat a lash at the 30 minutes it took for our party to complete. They provided us with exemplary service and spectacular food. I'd highly recommend Esin Restaurant & Bar for a special occasion that will be enjoyed by all.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerMy wife and I both ordered the Petite Filet Mignon. It was perfectly cooked with great flavors. Excellent wine selection of which we paired a 1/2 bottle of Napa cab. Finished with bread pudding for dessert. Overall quality was fantastic.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb in every way!I've recently had lunch and dinner at Esin and on both occasions I found the food and service both the be excellent. The variety of food choices as well as desserts made for many individual choices even for one who is gluten intolerant...worth every calorie! It was a pleasure to introduce our guests to Esin.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHave NEVER been disappointedHave be n going for a few years and the menu still excites me d dry time. Good clean food cooked to perfection without fanfare6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodfoodguyWe had five people for lunch. The food was excellent as well as the service. They were friendly and helpful with the menu. I would go back again.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful FindA wonderful all around restaurant. Food was delicious, clean and contemporary. Service was spot on. An excellent wine list, and priced appropriately. Great desserts. I will return.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regularsEsin is our favorite 'Go-to' place. This time, good friends were visiting from out of state and,as we have done on their previous visits, we took them to Esin. I had my favorite scallops and prawns. Server was terrific, as usual. Food was terrific, as usual. Dessert, amazing, as usual. Nothing ordinary about Esin.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is topsWe have ALWAYS had a good meal, ambiance, experience at Esin. Thoughtfulness is put into everything. Staff is like family. Love Esin.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSumptuous dining in a relaxed atmosI've been to Esin several times for lunch and dinner and I am always impressed! The decor definitely bespeaks fine dining yet the atmosphere is definitely more welcoming, less "stuffy". The reservationists are always cheerful, accommodating and helpful when I'm trying to schedule lunch meetings or an anniversary dinner. The wait staff is impeccable; very knowledgeable and thoughtful. It goes without saying that the food is phenomenal! The ribeye and Mary's filo wrapped chicken are alwaya flying out of their kitchen! Eat here!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is the best!!!This fabulous restaurant would be on the top of any list, in any city. My seared ahi was terrific as was my husband's salmon. There are not enough superlatives to describe Esin.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEsin is our favorite!The service is always great, but the wait-staff in the bar especially. They always give helpful suggestions on wine and even let you have small taste first. The cream of mushroom soup is excellent and very light ( not to heavy on the cream). Deserts are fabulous, especially the lemon meringue tart!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at the end of MayGreat location for an excellent dining experience - being vegetarian one could not do justice to the choices on the menu!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent & theThe food is excellent & the service is superb! Thanks!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great experienceThe food was was exceptional. Our party had steak, fish, and mousaka - each perfectly prepared and delicious. The wine list was extensive with good choices in all categories. Our waiter was personable and helpful, attentive but not intrusive. A wonderful meal and the blueberry bread pudding was a heavenly way to end the evening.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNever dissapointedAnother great dinner with creative cocktails and great atmosphere. Esin is consistantly a great evening of good food and relaxing dining - Mark5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the specialsTook a friend to Esin for dinner on a Friday. The service was top-notch and everything we ordered - fantastic. Who would have expected shrimp & grits to be so delicious? The moussaka was especially good.
We both strongly urge the restaurant to include a list of the specials each evening - first course, entree and dessert. By the time the server left us, after reciting them, we were in a fog!
Would love more wine flights. A Sauvignon Blanc would be lovely. Not a Chard fan. BTW - our server was really knowledgable about everything.
The apricot galette was a knockout!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSave room for dessert!The meals are always fresh and flavorful, but the desserts are to die for! Coconut cream tart and peanut butter chocolate cheesecake were enjoyed immensely on this visit. My sister who was visiting from out of town requested we go there, because she loves the coconut tart! I always request going there for my special birthday dinner...5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!Totally over ate and for once was not sorry because every bite was special!! Had the seared ahi starter - so delicious just thinking about it makes me want to jump in the car and go back, the onion soup - perfectly balanced and superb, and the lamb chops with moussaka and artichokes which could not have been more perfect. Also sampled bites of my family's orders which were equally wonderful. A real winner!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways 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 AMEsin always provides a pleasantEsin always provides a pleasant dinning experience with exceptional food and deserts5/12/2013 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 AM