Food was great. Service was
Food was great. Service was timely. I didn't feel under or over served. They accommodated my gluten free son without any problems. It was relaxing and enjoyable.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the fact that my hot
Love the fact that my hot tea cup was warmed before he brought me my tea, what a thoughtful gesture. I had the salmon salad, wow was it delicious!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good burger, if not super
Good burger, if not super tiny even for the dinner portion.
4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five for dinner.
Chose this on the strength of the reviews, location, availability and menu. It all came together very well. I had a group of five and the food was diverse enough to have something for everyone and the service was very attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy special: sauteed prawns
Yummy special: sauteed prawns and rigatoni, great light creamy sauce. Dessert of warm chocolate lava cake.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, small and can
Great food, small and can get loud but wonderful place
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here on a second date.
Went here on a second date. Food and wine service and expertise was great.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate here twice in a week.
I ate here twice in a week. First, for lunch which was spectacular. Had a pasta and shrimp dish with great development of Flavors. Followed by a goat cheese cheesecake that was out of this world. Liked lunch so much I returned with my husband on a Minday night. My salmon entree was perfection. Had the cheesecake again but it was not as fresh and felt it had been sitting out too long. Service that evening was fabulous but we were one if only five or six tables
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a great place to meet
Such a great place to meet up with friends for a great dinner. Just loved it!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for any occasion!
Our server, Adam was a gem! He was attentive without being overbearing....the food was outstanding! I had my favorite, salmon salad, and as always, it was perfectly chopped and mixed. The salmon was delicately seasoned and juicy. I will come back to this restaurant again and again and definately recommend it to others.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there with my family for Mother's Day brunch and everything exceeded my expectations. Location is easy to find, right in downtown Danville. We were seated promptly and found the special event menu to have lots of great options for both the foodies and the picky eaters in our group. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The timing between courses was well-paced and everyone raved about their dishes. Having eaten at most of the other note-worthy restaurants in Danville, this is easily one of the absolute best.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amber is a reliable little gem in Danville. With its former sister Bridges across the street and other fine restaurants scatter throughout Danville, Amber holds it own in an intimate and open environment. Our Thursday night dinner found a Spanish guitar play quietly playing in the bar area.
Try the Salmon appetizer. A signature dish.
Place does need a new coat of paint and some updated art, but architecture is wonderful and food carries the day.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Halibut Ever
We have been to Amber several times but not in a while. After receiving an email indicating they were featuring halibut we decided to make a reservation, and I'm sure glad we did. The presentation was a little unusual with an Asian influence, and it could have not been better. The fish was moist over sobu noodles seasoned to perfection. So good we plan to return real soon. A great dining experience at a fair price.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two thumbs up!
Went to this restaurant on a recommendation and have already recommended it to others. Thumbs up to the food servers and food preparers! My caesar was crisp and wonderfully salty; my seafood risotto was creamy, full of tender fish and calamari tentacles along with the prawns and mussels. Try the silky salted caramel gelato. Yum, yum, yum! Loved sitting in the open windows -- perfect for people watching.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I could only give the crab
I could only give the crab cakes a 3. However, the Tuna Tartare would get a 6 if I c.ould give it. There were four of us and all chose to nosh on appetizers/salads with the exception of one who ordered the burger (delicious, I was told). Nice evening.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food but needs management
We like going to Amber because the menu is imaginative but not fussy, and the food is very good, from appetizers like thai salmon and duck rolls, entrees like papperdelle with wild mustrooms or locally sourced rack of lamb. Nice wine list with reasonable pricing. The wait staff is friendly and courteous.
What would make Amber special is if they had a dynamic host or hostess and some management presence to oversee things when the kitchen, bar and/or staff get overwhelmed, and also to ensure the wait staff is well educated on the menu. More comfortable seating would be nice, too, but not essential. Still, these shortcomings are more than offset by the food, wine and friendly staff, and we'll continue to frequent Amber.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Brunch Downtown
Our family of 4 had a wonderful brunch at Amber. Even if brunch had not been available, the lunch menu was equally enticing. I had the Eggs Monterey: a poached egg with spicy Hollendaise on a crab cake. Served with an elegant salad and perfect potatoes, it was delish!! All items were beautifully presented, portions were spot-on and service was wonderful. We will return.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beet salad was outstanding
The beet salad was outstanding and the Halibut was excellent.
The wait staff were attentive, friendly, and just excellent.
The pork chop was a little bit dry and not as tender as we would have hoped.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
great lunch trio
Had a great lunch trio; soup, salad and 1/2 sandwich. Everything was great. I'll return.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect quiet lunch stop. Great food and service. Comfortable dining room.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 4 of us and our
There were 4 of us and our lunch was very good. We all had the special which included soup, salad, and 1/2 sandwich. Great choice and any of the sandwiches were included in this special. We didn't understand why there were not many people there. Our reservation was at 12:30 and we were the only clients until around 1:30. This is a great restaurant!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Wed. early evening. Service was very good and so was the food. Had the rack of lamb and it was cooked the way i like it. Crab cakes were excelent.Sat outside and it was very pleasant.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another good Amber meal
It's local, convenient, and I'm never disappointed with a meal at Amber. This time of the year, I'm an automatic Almond Crusted Halibut. Good bar, good wine selection. I just really like this venue, nothing fancy and big but clean and elegant in its way.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great service and I was so happy to see the halibut back. I was not disappointed!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
This was our second time dining at Amber Bistro and it was just as delicious as the first time! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and it was a great choice. We shared the cheese and salumi appetizer and the heirloom tomato salad, both were delicious! I had the duck entrée - it was SOOO flavorful - perfect! He had the filet mignon - melt in your mouth!! Both were outstanding and I wish I had some in front of me right now while I write this. We finished by sharing the crème brulee, which was also delicious. Highly recommend!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
^The whole evening was wonderful.
^The whole evening was wonderful. The food, the service everything about the evening was great
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in Alamo and are always looking for restaurants near by. This restaurant being in Danville was perfect. I have driven by several times but never stopped. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a nice somewhat quiet place to eat. I had their Ambertini which was a delicious drink. My husband had soup and I had a salad which was delicious. My husband had the flat iron steak special and I had a pasta dish. The best part of the whole meal for me was the Salted Caramel Gelato. It was to die for. Will definitely go back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dining time at Amber
My wife and I decided to have a date night and went to one of our favorite places, Amber Bistro in Danville. The chef made one of our special requests (not on the menu), the service was great, and wine superb. The outside tables were full, so they gave us a table for two by the open window, it was like we were outside. Fabulous evening and topped off by the chef coming out to say hello. We recommend Amber to everyone.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small, friendly environment, always enjoy a meal at Amber.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service...
Great food and excellent service......Have been here a few times and have never had a bad experience.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the bacon wrapped filet migon it was cooked to perfection. The potatoes au gratin that came with the steak were the best I've ever had, highly recommend this dish.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place, very good ambience
I had a reservation as was late. The hostess did call and ask if we were still coming and gave us information on where to park as it was a street fair day.. I ordered wine which took a long time to arrive it was a white but came to us at room temperature with no ice bucket. We ordered a second bottle and requested it to be chilled and was accommodated with the ice bucket. I ordered the salad with bbq pork and I was disappointed as the cuts were very fatty and I had to do a lot of trimming. My friend ordered the steak and was very pleased. I probably would not recommend this place due to my food experience.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thai Salmon to Die For!
My date and I loved the Thai Salmon. It had a wonderful rich flavor but was not too spicy. The calamri was also quite tasty and the waitress was very helpful about providing extra sauces. We were there for lunch on a Thursday and had a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. The weather was nice so many people were eating outside. They also had internet access so I could update by NYT and WSJ subscriptions and handle some emails while waiting for my date. I would defitely go back again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for date night
We ate at Amber Bistro for my husband's birthday. I got the almond crusted halibut which was excellent. He got the filet, also very very good. it was a perfect night to sit outside. Inside looked lovely for dining too. The waitstaff did a great job.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience at Amber. The staff is friendly and they always make you feel special. And the food is absolutely delicious! A must "go-to" restaurant!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, food and drinks
As usual, food and drinks were spot on. The host was extremely nice. A long time food server continues to deliver top notch service and doesn't "rush" you. Keep up the good work!!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Good Friday night date night
The food portions are inconsistent, even small for a $30 rack of lamb only 3chops is bad when other resturants in the. Area are serving 5 chops but all in all a resturant one can enjoy
Try it you should enjoy it. Be aware of the noise level can be overwhelming
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went and had a lovely dinner. It was great sitting outside on the patio enjoying the late Sept weather.
When the bill came, they forgot to bring our salad, charged us for 3 glasses of wine (instead of the two we drank)
and forgot our discount. Other than that, we will still go back. Still think it was a great little find.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and excellent
Great service and excellent drinks! From the appetizers, salads, and entrees seasoning was the key element that seemed to be missing. The food fell short of expectations.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy to review, it was a warm night and pleasant to sit outside. We enjoyed the live music from Bridges and enjoyed great food and wine. All was good and really enjoyed the experience. Would definitely go back again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for lunch
I saw this restaurant featured on television. I decided to take my best friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The food was very flavorful. My favorite was the Goat Cheese Cake with bluberry compote
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable small-town bistro
Great outdoor patio with heaters. Server was well informed and friendly. Menu was very impressive. I will be coming back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Gem!
This is a consistently good restaurant. Everything was prepared well and presented in an attractive manner. I wanted the Lunch Trio but wasn't crazy about the soup, so they were happy to let me substitute another item. A friend and I had an outside table on a chilly Sunday, and, even so, the food and drink that were supposed to be hot were hot. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering. A very pleasing experience, and I look forward to my next visit.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adam, our server, was outstanding.
Adam, our server, was outstanding. We had taken our 90 yr. old aunt who has some dementia issues. We also took my mother who is 95 yes.old. Adam was extremely kind and understanding. If things were repeated to him, he behaved as if it was the first time he had heard it. His patience with the elderly women was commendable.
Food was phenomenal.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorite local restaurant
Try the salad with figs and a hint of vanilla in the vinegarette. Also the bass with wasabi sauce and noodles was the best meal I've had locally to date. Exceptional. My friend had the filet and potatoes. Also very good and cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would like to see some Livermore
I would like to see some Livermore wines on the list. Page Mill Winery would be a great fit!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband went to Amber for date night with our newborn. It was just noisy enough to cover his little cries but not too noisy to have a convo. It was such a great vibe that it was enough to sell me on the place. Service was great, extremely friendly!! My husbands risotto was phenomenal and my lamb shank was good. No complaints! Great little place for a a night out with your friends or sweetie!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back soon
We dined here for the first time and had a wonderful time. The cocktails were very good as was the food. Bar and table service was excellent. We will be back very soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great birthday dinner
Amber is just a great place, we had a spectrum of food interests, from Vegetarian to a great steak, all were happy, Shared a blueberry goat cheese cheesecake and all palates were happy, We were never rushed, everything was kept fresh on the table, Bar service was little slow, with out a doubt we will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food, Attentive Staff!
This was my second time at Amber Bistro. The first time was for a ladies lunch and the spinach salad with salmon was delicious. We just celebrated our son's 30th birthday there with six adults and one three year old. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The appetizers were perfect for sharing and the entrees ranged from a gourmet burger and fries to sumptuous duck. The servers took good care of all our needs and we all had a fun, relaxing time.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM