About Esin Restaurant and Bar

Esin has been a neighborhood jewel since opening in 1998. The name Esin is not only the name of one of the owners but also means “inspiration”. The food is the passion of Chef & Owners Curtis and Esin deCarion. They strive to create cuisine that is fresh, seasonal, and prepared with great care. The fare is American with bits of Mediterranean influences. Esin has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appetit & Sunset magazines.
Esin Restaurant & Bar relocated in July of 2008 to the Newest upscale lifestyle center The Rose Garden in Danville. The freshly designed dining room offers warm and comforting tones.
Be sure to save room for one of Esin’s fresh made desserts that have become so well known.

750 Camino Ramon
Danville, CA 94526
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm:
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Sycamore Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 314-0974

Website:
http://www.esinrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot with parking.

Executive Chef:
Curtis & Esin deCarion

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Esin Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (121)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Neighborhood Gem (98)
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Good for a Date (94)
Good for Birthdays (91)
Fit for Foodies (83)
Creative Cuisine (82)
Great for Lunch (70)
Business Meals (58)
Comfort Food (57)
Healthy (51)
Worth the Drive (49)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Casual (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Romantic (38)
Cozy (36)
Local Ingredients (35)
Seasonal (34)
Authentic (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Organic (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Tapas (3)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

We had a wonderful meal followed by complementary dessert to celebrate a very special birthday. Camille gave us extraordinary service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 2 days ago

Our service was great as was the food. Always can count on both. Always pretty noisy.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

This is the easy bay's finest....it never fails to impress. It's like one trusts everything on the menu to be good and it always is. And the desserts are to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, the food was absolutely fresh and delicious. We love trying one of the new seasonal dessert. Can't wait till we go again :-)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was fabulous, as always, but it was delivered much sooner than expected. We were still sipping our cocktails. We ordered wine just before the food came but the wine was delayed so we didn't get that until we were finished with our meal.

The restaurant comped the birthday girl's dessert, which was very special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was very attentive. Food was great. Even with a reservation at 5:15 pm they tried to put me in the booth in the bar area. Totally unacceptable and I requested a table change which I was granted.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service. Hadn’t been to Esin in a long time. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

great as usual
First time having the gnocchi...so yummy

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Disabled Access
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

WAY too noisy! They need to look into noise deadening apparatuses

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best lemon basil ever. Both my appetizer, lentil soup and entree, swordfish was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

All three of us loved everything we ate. My brother in law is a chef and his review of the night was entirely positive. We never have been disappointed here! The cocktails were great too!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, good ingredients, nice portions. Pot Roast highly recommended.
Desserts delicious. I want to go back soon. Friendly and comfortable service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Danville. Food, service and energy always are exceptional. A real treat..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The salmon dish everything that I expected it to be

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food always perfect, service excellent and ambiance nice.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Always new additions to the menu. Also, lots of gluten free for my gf friends. No need to drive to San Francisco, we have the best restaurants right here AND free parking!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We hadn't been at Esin for a while and were really pleased with the complete experience. It was such a pleasant evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Have been to Esin a # of times. Regular menu is quite appealing, but one of the nice things is that the restaurant always has interesting specials. Also, on Sundays, they have very good prime rib! Service really good. Outside patio area has improved since my last visit with a clearer/bigger barrier between Esin and the parking lot. One problem with the place is one of the restaurant's sections having small tables for individuals and couples do not afford much privacy. It is too easy for people next to you to hear your conversations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Esin has always been a family favorite for special occasions. This time there were a couple of issues. We arrived at our reservation time only to find out that we would have to wait about 20 minutes. Then they tried to sit us at a table right next to the bar when I asked for a booth for a special occasion Then the hostess had a little attitude over the issue. The restaurant manager then came in to help resolve the situation and did make it good in the end.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Esin continues to be our favorite restaurant in the area and each time we dine there, we wonder why we don't go more often! Esin consistently delivers excellent food (and desserts!), service and dining experience. We'll be back again SOON!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Was very nice, our waitress was great. The food was wonderful as always !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful & delicious meal! Our waiter was fun & charming! A quiet & enjoyable evening, just as we like,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great place, great food, not cheap. Wine by the glass prices are outrageous! Bill always seems to be a lot higher than I expected.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Esin never disappoints. The food, service and atmosphere are first rate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nice ambiance and decor. Well executed and varied dishes. Service was on point. In this price range it’s a good choice.

Bay scallops were fresh, cooked just right and velvety.

Halibut was cooked very well and flavorful.

Location is a little off the beaten path but has excellent parking.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE. They did a prix fixe menu (which wasn’t advertised), but the food was very good. We enjoyed all the courses and it was a great meal. The tables are a little close together so I wouldn’t go here for an intimate date night, but again the food and service was exceptional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our third visit to Esin was every bit as wonderful as the first two. The tiny appetizer, the first course soup, the second course crab concoction on toast, the third course melt in your mouth steak for my wife and my melt in my mouth lamb chops and the last course apple tart were all superior.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the service. Friendly, unhurried, consistently excellent service from our waiter through those who poured, delivered, removed and wiped. It was Matt who was our waiter on this night. Good as he was those who have served us on previous occasions were his equal. Kudos to the persons who hire and direct these people.

We shall be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and the service were both fine. The restaurant is on the pricey side. Nothing special about it to make me want to dine there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My favorite East Bay restaurant! It’s my “go to” restaurant when guests arrive or when I need a “roast beef” fix.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Consistently incredible dining. The best in Danville and the area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Esin was great as always. I have never been disappointed at this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great meal as usual. Not an often dining spot but its great for special occasions. First time reserving on Open Table app and it worked very well.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really good spot but expensive. Food is very consistent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Esin never disappoints. Excellent quality with dependable selections. This should be your "go-to" fine dining choice. Miss Esin makes great deserts but we like the "all three" cheese selection to finish off the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an issue with our cocktails. Why are you using shrub in a classic cocktail. Ordered a Dark and Stormy and it just tasted like vinegar with little ginger flavor. Would never order again. The salmon special was delicious and the salmon cooked perfectly. However, the halibut special was quite the opposite. The halibut was way over cooked. The couscous and the broth it sat in were tasty though. Of course, the lemon tart and the cake special were outstanding. Esin is still a great place to have dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant is located in a shopping center and has comfortable decor. The staff is ok--the host-person seemed somewhat distracted and didn't exude positive spirit (and it was the holiday week). Wait-person provided specials in a rote manner and mumbled throughout. Food was ok--nothing spectacular. I had the soup du jour (your traditional butternut squash with creme fraiche design) and the appetizer gnocchi. My friend had the lamb burger. We finished sharing a slice of coconut cream pie. I had not been to Esin for a long time (the last being when they were in San Ramon); it is an adequate place to eat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary. Brian, our waiter was excellent and the food, as usual, very good. We had a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great drinks and ambience over a delicious meal selection with knowledgable staff with good recommendations.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Esin is our neighborhood restaurant. We have been dining there since they were located in San Ramon. Great dinning experience in the San Ramon Valley. Menu always up to date, with several items always available. Really enjoy their specials which are seasonal and varied. Service is great and friendly, but not too friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Haven’t been to Esin in a year and wow, I really regret that. All four of our meals were outstanding (we licked the plates clean!) we had the salmon, pork chops, gnocchi and French onion soup and all were perfect in every way. Our server was sweet, attentive and very knowledgeable. The bartender makes a mean Cosmo too. We will be back there soon for sure.

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