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1515 Restaurant & Lounge

723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (814)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (630)
  • Fit for Foodies (583)

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(925) 939-1515
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gerardo Wence
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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.
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Private party contact
Ryan Smith : (877) 232-1175
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We offer a full scope of catering and banquet services. Please inquire with our Special Event and banquet cordinator.
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Cross street
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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.
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Live Music Thursdays! Check our Facebook Page for details, and upcoming performances.
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
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

My husband and I always seem to go the same places in Walnut Creek, so we decided to try something new. The food did not disappoint, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The bar was hopping by the time we left; however, the bar and restaurant are separated, so the noise didn't carry over. Both my lamb and my husband's steak were prepared very nicely.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Very happy with the ambiance, the food, and the service. Would definitely go there again. Enjoyed the dinner and brunch! Patrick was our server on both occasions and was very attentive.

Sarah (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

The restaurant is very nice on the inside and outside, and the food was decent but I feel it was slightly over priced for what you got. They have a decent wine list and large bar so maybe happy hour would be more feasible here.

Cheryl (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

The table we were given was horrid. It was right by the kitchen with a thin curtain flapping right in the face of one of our party every time someone went in and out of the kitchen, which was constant. Plus the sound of the kitchen doors. We went for a special occasion which as a let down.
They did not close the doors between the bar and restaurant area and there was a bar full watching a ball game and we could not hear one another at all.
Very poor ambiance, good food although one of our party was given the wrong order....not even close to what he ordered.
We had reservations well in advance so we should not have had such a bad table.

Bobby (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

I took out my team for a Christmas lunch. I had never been here before. The food was excellent! The appetizers are a meal in themselves. Everything was well presented and tasted delicious. I had the french onion soup to start and it was full of onions and topped with bread and cheese. Most of the time you get a watered down broth. My pear salad was wonderful. Someone got the tuna tartar which looked like a piece of artwork. You should try this place.

vipJwonline (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2015

Excellent choice of plates and ambiance for a business meet and greet lunch. Not too stuffy or to casual...nice place.

vipmdcy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

1515 is my go to place - brunch, lunch, happy hour.
Always fun and overall enjoyable👍

johnr (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 28, 2015

Very disappointing, barren tables, ambiance lacking. Made reservations telling them it was my wife's birthday and no acknowledgement whatsoever. Also on their menu they list prime rib but what they don't state is that they reheat on grill. That is a sin!!! So many better places in vicinity, save your money.

vipBelgo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

This place has good, solid food, with decent portions at a fair price. The medium-rare lamb chops were cooked medium-well, though. Service is professional, although it can be difficult to get the waiters' attention at times. The atmosphere can get pretty noisy, especially if there's a game playing at the bar.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

We were seated at a table next to the kitchen. Noisy and hectic.
Served mussels that were in an oily, spicy broth. Spice was not mentioned on the menu.
Had to search for a server to get a refill of water. Server was disinterested and harried. Won't return.