1515 Restaurant & Lounge
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.
14 oz. all-natural usda prime beef, slow roasted, served with garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, and a side of au jus & horseradish
buffalo mozzarella, basil, heirloom tomatoes, with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar reduction
pan seared organic chicken breast in a white wine lemon butter caper sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes & seasonal veggies
Went in for Mother’s Day lunch
Food was fantastic, server was nice.
Slow service. Server was scarce. Food was ok.
Food and cocktails drinks were very good. All staff was nice and friendly and made sure we had all we needed.
birthday date for me
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.
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.
Great food and service, but very expensive! They need a happy hour, we were there at 5:00, on a Tuesday.
Always such great food here!
Sat outside and enjoyed the view!
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...
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.
Loving the live music outside on the patio! I hope they keep it.
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.
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.
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....
Food was delicious, service was awesome and the vibe was high energy.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friendly service, but the food was ok due entree was warm mostly on the cold.
Excellent service ! Good food! Will recommend to all friends!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service and food were great for brunch, as usual !
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.
Good place for drinks and dinner with friends. Martinis were well crafted and the fish and chips delish! Will go again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was delicious and service excellent. We all enjoyed our meal - Will go back!
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.
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!
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.