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About 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.

1515 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Bonanza

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 939-1515

Website:
http://www.1515wc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursdays! Check our Facebook Page for details, and upcoming performances.

Catering:
We offer a full scope of catering and banquet services. Please inquire with our Special Event and banquet cordinator.

Parking Details:
There are several metered parking spaces in each direction from the restaurant and a large parking garage located a block away on Locust Street and Civic Drive. The cost of the garage is $3.00 all day.

Executive Chef:
Gerardo Wence

Private Party Facilities:
Award wining architecture with an intimate ambiance, 1515’s event space is not just secluded, but personal, allowing our guests the intimacy their large gatherings deserve. Passed to stationed hors d'oeuvres, buffet to plated entrees, choose 1515 and let us make your large gathering memorable.

Private Party Contact:
Ryan Smith : (877) 232-1175

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1515 Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (814)
Vibrant Bar Scene (630)
Fit for Foodies (583)
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Hot Spot (567)
Neighborhood Gem (494)
Good for Groups (411)
Special Occasion (385)
Great for Lunch (320)
Notable Wine List (253)
Romantic (220)
Late-night Find (170)
Great for Brunch (89)
Kid-friendly (41)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2011

We entered the bar area, which was very loud, and were a bit nervous that the entire evening would require yelling in order to be heard. We were shown to an upstairs table, however, where it was very quiet. Lovely dinner, great waitstaff, nice ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2011

it is January and the door was left open often It was cold inside and outside.We had the Fish tacos and they were all right. Would not order again. They were out of Frank Family chardonnay.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2011

There were many tgings that 1515 was missing. By putting itself in a certain price/category, more is expected but it seemed like 1515 fell short.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2011

Thank god for good food! The rest of the experience was terrible. Four of us were seated on the second floor which had another bar and was really a place for private parties....so as our meal progressed so did the crowd of loud youngsters for a B-day party...The service was terrible. We ordered a bottle of water with drinks and after asking the bus boy for it 20 minutes later (because the waiter was around) we got the water about 10 minutes later. Since the B-Day party was gaining strength and crowding our table, the staff was serving/clearing the table for one end only, a knife was knocked of the plate on into one of our laps....no mid-meal checkin by the waiter.....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2011

My wife, 19 year old son and I had dinner; one filet mignon with Asparagus, tomato basil soup, and Tiramisu for desert; one plate ravioli with mussels, shrimp and other seafood, and one bowl Jumbalaya. Jumbalaya way too spicy but good ingredients. Ravioli were good but not spectacular. Steak and Asparagus excellent but could prepare at home at 1/3 cost. Soup good, many tomato chunks, too little seasoning. Scallops with spicy orange glaze and onion rings appetizers. Onion rings small, heavily crusted, not good. Scallops sauteed and quite good. Tiramisu unremarkable. Restaurant extremely noisy. Service over extended. We had 1 gl wine and 2 sodas. $173 w/tip, about $50 over priced. Needs furniture update.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2011

Good food and drinks... Awesome service!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2011

The garlic bread is fabulous, the spinach salad is The Best Ever, and the wine list is fresh and full of new and wonderful wine. What more could you ask for??!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2011

A friend wanted to meet here and try it out. The menu has plenty to choose from and our selections did not disappoint. Nate out server was very friendly and paired with his wine recommendation made for a great time. We our going to introduce 1515 to our other friends soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2011

The food disappointed; the atmosphere was blase; the experience was ho-hum. Neither my wife, nor I will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2011

Food was very good with some unusual combinations. We sat in the main dining room, but the hostess kept leaving the door open between the restaurant and bar letting cold air in continually. Our server had to keep closing the door as did we and other diners. Very annoying.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2010

We spent New Year's Eve at 1515; the food and service was spectacular!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2010

I sent the restaurant a personal note as we had a horrible dining experience on New Years Eve. They were clearly not prepared to host people for dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2010

Hostess rolled her eyes at my husband when he asked if we could be seated away from the front door (very cold night). Our salads took a long time, and the dressing was very tart. If you prefer a sweet dressing, or one that has a balance of flavors, this would not be for you.

My husband's seafood ravioli was bland and my "porcini crusted seared halibut" was crispy and dry. The best part of the meal was the hummus.

Small restaurant with little noise dampening. The doors between the bar and restaurant are constantly open (sometimes propped open) adding to the din, and it's very difficult to carry on a conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2010

The service here affected the dining experience here. The server was friendly, but the restaurant as a whole seemed to lack coordination. We waited about 30 minutes for our appetizer, asked multiple times for more dipping sauces for the breadsticks and received them only when the entrees were delivered, perhaps a solid 15 minutes after we asked for it. The fish taco appetizer was really good, and I was pleasantly surprised by how flavorful the Barcelona pizza dish was. My friend had the chicken piccata and seemed underwhelmed, and also remarked how the piece of chicken was tiny.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2010

My husband and I went to 1515 for a date night!!...the restaurant was clean and had a great feel to it as soon as you walked in the door. There was a lively bar scene but we went straight into the dining room. The service was great! We shared the seared scallops appetizer and they were AWESOME! We each ordered the halibut (grilled and porcini crusted) and we both enjoyed our meals. The drinks and dessert were also OUTSTANDING! We took a chance as we have never been before and we will definitely be going back SOON!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2010

The restaurant was great overall. Excellent service, moderate sized menu with a choice for everyone. Entrees ran between $20 and $35 a plate. Our waiter was very helpful, and suggested some good choices on the menu as well as a few wines. There were quite a few people at the bar, and as such it could be a bit noisy. It wasn't overbearing though, and it made it feel more like a fun place to be than a nuisance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2010

Went there for a memorable family event not expecting too much. Our group was so pleased by the excellent food and service. The staff could not have been nicer, the food arrived steaming hot, and every picky eater at our table raved about their meal. We could not have been happier with evening at the 1515 Restaurant. Well worth going there!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2010

Overall 1515 is a great place with only one major drawback. They have really good, eclectic menu items based on traditional american cusine. Since half of the establisment is a bar/lounge area, they have great cocktails and a pretty good wine list. The dining side can be romantic for a couple and is also good for groups. While the noise level rating above is "energetic" I would say it was more TOO LOUD, but that wasn't an option.

The bar/lounge area is nice, but it can get super busy and a)hard to get a drink and b)hard to move around. The biggest drawback of 1515 is they think they're hip enough to have a bouncer at the door. Come on, this is downtown, suburbia Walnut Creek. While a nice hang out, the bouncer is too much.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2010

One of us enjoyed our food very much - the artichoke chiken was wonderful. The other of us had the skewers and did not care much for them with the bbq sauce all over. The salads were great, but we found the service a tad slow - long time to get our food and then the check.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2010

Overall, it was good. However, being close to Christmas and there was a Thursday night 49er game on, the bar was packed and very LOUD. Unfortunately our table wasn't ready, and we ended up waiting a good 30 to 40 minutes past our reservation time. Also, it appeared they were under-staffed and it took a long time for our waiter to take our orders. It was also very loud, and we pretty much ended up shouting at each other in order to talk. We all agreed that the food was outstanding - prepared elegantly and very delicous. All the before dinner salads were perfect and my salmon and my husband's halibut were outstanding. Our daughter had the crab cakes and the grilled artichoke and both of those dishes were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2010

There were seven of us having an annual Christmas Shopping lunch .... I had never been to 1515 before and the service, food, atmosphere and the wait staff exceeded my expectations. Our waitress was wonderful. She offered food suggestions, took very good care of us and knew exactly when to appear. The food was excellent. Having seven women leave a please for lunch without one criticism means five stars in my book.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2010

Food was very good and portions were big. Though, we had to wait 40 mins for our table even though we showed up on time for our reservation. They evidently gave away our table and forgot about us.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed the food, the swordfish was fabulous, the 1515 cosmo was great as was the martini, only the calamaries could have been better. We liked the ambience which made for a great evening with the lighting and decor being just right. The service could be stepped up a bit. They were a tad bit slow even though I'd say the place was busy but not as crazy busy as it gets for this time of the year. It's really a great place for a special night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2010

Maybe we had heard too many great things about this restaurant and our expectations were too high, but overall we were disappointed. There was nothing really bad -- the waiter was great, the food OK, and the drinks and wine list were good. Just felt it was over priced for what you got.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2010

Took my husband on a date here and was not pleased with being put into a back room lounge area that's weathered. It was nice to have privacy but prefer a nicer setting. Main course was substandard and steak was flavorless like meat was boiled. However, the fried ravioli appetizers, tiramisu and huckleberry lemonade are worth going back for. Would not pay for main course at all there not worth the cost. We had an excellent server who made the substandard room a pleasure to be stuck in. The other patrons around us made comments to about the rooms conditions. Ahhh and be careful with their seafood. I had a stuffed nose and the dish in a table across the room was strong smelling of fish. Fresh fish doesn't smell that strong.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2010

Tried this place because Bing Crosby's was closed for a private event.

The food and ambiance was outstanding. I was often times left waiting with an empty wine glass on a slower than normal evening. Could have been just that particular server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2010

This restaurant completely surprised us. From the outside it looks very small and very much like a bar. However, once you get inside you find a very good sized restaurant and a very vibrant bar scene. The restaurant itself is separated from the bar so you can eat a very gourmet meal and after walk across and open a door and have a great bar filled with fun and interesting people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2010

We went on a Sunday evening, and it was very quiet. My understanding is that this restaurant is quite the pick up spot on Friday and Saturday night. While the food was good, we wouldn't rush back due to the singles crowd on weekends. There are too many good restaurants in WC to try.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2010

I had heard great things about 1515 and finally made it for lunch with a client. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was excellent. Service was good but I thought the server could have been more attentive (refill coffee) given that she only had 3 tables to watch. Her recommendations for the holiday desserts were great but when my boss said to "bring 4 forks", it would have been helpful to have small plates, too. It's kind of awkward to share a dessert with a client. I realize it's tough for servers to know the personal relationships of the diners but to err onthe side of caution would have been my prference - individual forks and plates for all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2010

Disappointing. I've been there before and had nice service, good food and drinks. I took a group of employees there for lunch and the food was ok (dry and bland) and the service was poor and slow.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2010

The dinner was outstanding, this was my first time as well as some of my guests first time and we all could not stop talking about how good our food was.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Food was ok but nothing special. Prices are very high for the quality and ambiance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2010

Impeccable service, creatively prepared, delicious food, and excellent bar drinks made this a real treat before we saw a show at the nearby Lesher Theater. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2010

Excellent - everything was really yummy, good service, and they were accomodating when two of us had to leave early.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 4, 2010

Had a great meal, wonderful service and enjoyed sitting out in the California air in the evening. Only drawback was the noise level - but you have to know that we are over 50 years of age and most of the other diners were younger, so it probably didn't bother them as much as it did us.L. Cole

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2010

way too noisy for us

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Has potential and a great location right in the heart of Main Street, but food isn't all that good. A good location if you want to sit out on the patio and watch the people walking by.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2010

The food and ambiance are great. The main drawback would be how long it takes for the server to take your orders. We waited for at least 15 minutes before we even got a glass of water and another 15 minutes to get our drink orders taken. This would be understandable if the restaurant was busy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2010

We were there on a World Series night and it was a bit noisy. Other than that, the food was very good. All of us liked what we had for dinner and would go back again to have another menu item.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2010

I have eaten at 1515 three times now. I find the food to be very mediocre. I would say that I ordered the wrong thing, but three times? It does have a nice transition from bar to patio. I think it's a great place for young people to hang out.

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