1515 Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
785 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

With its cozy and inviting ambience, 1515 Restaurant & Lounge serves fresh and inventive California fare for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Appetizer options include the pan-seared jumbo scallops with a habanero orange glaze and the grilled marinated artichokes with Dijon aioli dipping sauce. Popular house entrées showcase how 1515 Restaurant & Lounge infuses Italian cuisine with a California twist, including the sea bass topped with shrimp and scallops served over a bed of pesto gnocchi, and the surf and turf combo with a grilled ribeye steak and jumbo scallops with fingerling potatoes. An additional menu with a variety of raw oysters as well as a small plates menu are other popular options.

Enjoy days with beautiful weather and your meal outside on 1515 Restaurant & Lounge's sunny patio.

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Bjam23
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Went in for Mother’s Day lunch
Food was fantastic, server was nice.

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ctiff
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service. Server was scarce. Food was ok.

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KCMO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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EmiP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails drinks were very good. All staff was nice and friendly and made sure we had all we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

birthday date for me

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GinaW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, as always. Could've used 1 or 2 more wait staff that night. Only 2 to handle both indoor and outdoor was insufficient for the number of tables to handle.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really spectacular. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was ok but the food will have me coming back next time I’m in town.

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CarlaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service, but very expensive! They need a happy hour, we were there at 5:00, on a Tuesday.

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Lucky1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such great food here!
Sat outside and enjoyed the view!

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vipSteveB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive. It was an overcast day and they made sure we were comfortable with the propane heaters. The food took awhile to get to us even though there was only us and another table occupied...but given that they just reopened - and we were happy to be set free...we will return...

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vipLoriH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Super noisy music blasting and cars speeding by running the red light and yelling at the crowd. Plastic cups for wine and generally a mess.

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vipMelodyShahid
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Loving the live music outside on the patio! I hope they keep it.

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vipWilliamG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We’ve enjoyed 1515 any number of times before COVID. Because of the pandemic, all seating is now outside. We’re okay with that but the tables and chairs are in the street and the improvements are minimal. Service was slow. One of our meals was good and the other not so much.

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Masters
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time to 1515 in Walnut Creek. There were 4 of us, and all of us enjoyed our lunch and will go back again! 5 Stars across the board.

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vipTerriS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They service was good. The food was fine. I used my certificate for $50 and at first they said they were no longer accepting it. They finally did but it made us feel uncomfortable. I have earned my points over the years, made a reservation, and they were ready to not accept it, despite company policy. Glad they did. Beware....

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ElayneF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was awesome and the vibe was high energy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The bathrooms were disgusting. Used feminine products in the floor, dirty paper towels every where, overflowing trash. Makes you wonder about safe food handling in the kitchen. Waiter struggled to remember our orders. Food was okay. Doubt I would go back.

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vipCT46
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We sat on the patio. Our service was extremely slow. We visited a couple nights earlier and sat in the bar area. Same thing. They were not busy so that’s not the reason. Plus part of our order was wrong

The food is good. The happy hour menu is a great value with a lot of choices

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KathyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and service vary attentive and quick. Everything a little pricey but that is typical for downtown Walnut Creek. Only thing I did not enjoy was the decibel level which I am sure was exasperated by all the hard surfaces.

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Patzta
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

When I made the reservation for 4 for dinner, I wasn’t expecting to be seated at a community table in the bar. It was so loud we had to move. Service was very slow. We had to ask for our waitress when we wanted to order. I think because we moved, the waitresses were confused.
As for the food, the calamari was good but a small portion, the oysters had a couple pieces of shell but were good as well
The entrees on the other hand weren’t very good. The fish and chips were inedible as they were too fishy. The scallops also tasted fishy and rubbery. The lamb chops were covered in a pomegranate reduction that should have been served on ice cream
I don’t think I will be going back

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Lilshopgrl126
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been here many many times, but this last visit was not up to par. The service was really slow. We constantly had to flag the girl down to get more drinks. We ended up skipping dessert which we normally do because of such slow service.

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Jakelast
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very Busy place for Monday night, unlike most of the other restaurants nearby. Food was very flavorful, 2 had Chicken Marsala and 1 the Jambalaya. All were excellent with reasonable portions (2 took some home).

The service was a bit slow but we did have 2 different waitstaff come by to updated us and apologize for the slow delivery,which was appreciated. The room with the bar was very noise while the room we ate in next door was still pretty noisy.

Wine list was not large but well selected with good choices available. We have enjoyed eating on the outdoor patio and if the weather is nice it is a good option.

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TBoneSanRamon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was awsome!
I ordered the rosotto, but it was too spicy for me, and he didn’t even hesitate to take it back and I ordered the chicken piccata. It was yummy.
The overall service was great and we enjoyed ourselves and definitely will be back.

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JamesF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Went for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately the food was terrible. Being a pre-set menu you’d think the food would be dialed in. Brussels sprouts for our appetizer looked and tasted microwaved. My sea bass was hard and stringy. The sauce watery. I couldn’t even finish it. My lobster soup tasted good but was luke warm at best. Either that wasn’t microwaved long enough or there’s a serious health violation with keeping the soup too cold. Overall very disappointed in the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Friendly service, but the food was ok due entree was warm mostly on the cold.

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EllenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! Good food! Will recommend to all friends!

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Carl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food and service were both just okay. Not sure I’d go back considering the food options in the area. Maybe the dining room would be a different experience from the lounge? We made a reservation ahead of time but unfortunately there was a private event and we had to sit in the lounge.

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vipSunshine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've always enjoyed our meals at 1515. However, this evening our table was next to the service door to the kitchen. It was very distracting and annoying to have the servers kick the door entering and leaving. I understand their hands are full with dishes to serve, but it's not necessary to kick the doors so hard. I mentioned it to one of the servers and she did mention it to the kitchen. However, half the men servers continued to do so which is why only a GOOD rating was given. We did request another table and was able to switch just as our meal arrived.

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vipFoodie1
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, hasn't waivered...first went there a few years ago and a few times since. I do think their lunch prices are a bit high for what you get.

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vipBCTC
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent!! The Happy Hour menu is very reasonably priced with ample choices. That's why we will go back. The wine menu is very limited and high priced for low end wines. The servers are very nice but seem inexperienced. This is the 2nd time we've been there...both times there was not enough help. We weren't in a hurry but the servers are"rushed" instead of relaxed and ensuring the customers are having a good experience.

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vipfoodiegirl76
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great for brunch, as usual !

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Casual
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

I specifically looked for a restaurant with romantic ambience, and this was the only one in Walnut Creek that purported to be romantic. I was sorely disappointed. The food and service were good, but it was really more like a casual family restaurant.

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SuperCubGal
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for drinks and dinner with friends. Martinis were well crafted and the fish and chips delish! Will go again.

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viptapas
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Extremely under staffed!! Waited almost 20 minutes for our first introduction and drink order. Food was good and came out hot. Food ended being served by the sloppy dressed kitchen staff.

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vipKristaBall
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a nice evening at 1515 after having to find a last-minute reservation on a Friday. We were happy to see they had availability, but they were quite busy. It was a little chilly inside the restaurant because we were seated near the open door to the patio area, but once they closed it, it started to warm up a bit. Everything was tasty, and the portions were pretty large. The service was a little slow because they were so busy, but they were very friendly and attentive when they were at our table. I'd visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasantly surprised as it was the best dinner we've had here in quite a while. If you're looking for quiet ambiance this is Definitely not the place. My ears are still ringing!!
Dont get the well gin. As always this is not a dine & dash.
Plan 1 1/2-2hrs for the package.

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vipKbee
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

food was very good. presentation not so much. we got there late so noise was quite high since it is a lounge also. service was ok but a little slow.

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MaggiM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service excellent. We all enjoyed our meal - Will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience in WC to date. The salad was Sandy, pizza very doughy and came with pesto vs. red sauce as ordered and food took 45 minutes to come out. Not ever going back.

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MaryG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. As soon as I entered with a birthday cake, the waiter took it to put in the refrigerator for us and brought it out with plates and silverware when we were done with our meal. My son is a vegetarian and there were plenty of non meat options for him. Made our birthday brunch a wonderful affair!

FAQs

1515 Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 939-1515.

1515 Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.