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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (125)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
Neighborhood Gem (91)
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Good for Birthdays (90)
Fit for Foodies (82)
Good for a Date (77)
Creative Cuisine (75)
Great for Lunch (72)
Business Meals (60)
Local Ingredients (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Casual (44)
Healthy (42)
Romantic (38)
Comfort Food (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Seasonal (33)
Cozy (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Notable Wine List (28)
Authentic (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Organic (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

So good. Love Esin. Service is always great and food is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was friendly and helpful with menu choices. Ambience was relaxing and the food was ono!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Another great time with delicious meal, attentive service, and a free birthday dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Esin is "our go to restaurant". Food is always wonderful and the service is exceptional

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, consistently good food and service. Never disappointed with the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This our favorite local restaurant. The food is exception and reasonably priced. I have eaten many items and the menu and all have been excellent. I would and do suggest this restaurant many times. Just off the 680 freeway so the location is excellent for a drop in for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Service a bit slow, but the restaurant was fully booked and also we were in no hurry. Normally the restaurant is moderately quite, but we were seated next to a table with six young women celebrating a birthday. They were quite loud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

There with 4 friends for a long lunch. 2 of us had the sole which was served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Excellent!!

Others had the pasta in wine sauce with shrimp and another had the risotto with shrimp. Very Good!

Service was terrific as the restaurant was packed. Excellent deserts.

The Beet salad was excellent; however, We thought the drinks were pricey and the espresso.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Esin is a favorite in the East Bay... One of our top picks. Always outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Since moving to the area four years ago we have been to Esin on several occasions and have never been disappointed with the food and service. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My husband is very "intense" about his gin martini having fresh ice crystals on the top??? He was so impressed with Jennifer's talent at doing this and we also loved her great service and recommendations, Your restaurant is very special!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Esin is my favorite restaurant in Danville. Food is always fresh and seasonal and the service exceptional. We're lucky to have Esins in Danville.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter seemed to be in a hurry to turn the table. I responded with only a 15% tip

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Another nice meal with good food, service and ambience all rolled into one experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have eaten at Cafe Esin for years. We have enjoyed good meals and some not so good. We had given up on Cafe Esin because our last two experiences were well below average. The service was horrible. We felt ignored and there were very few customers. We returned to celebrate a birthday/anniversary and to use up our gift cards. We now have to say we will be back. The food and service were excellent. We had a wonderful evening. My only suggestion would be to sit along a wall. The center of the restaurant is very noisy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Been wanting to visit Esin Restaurant for a long time and finally decided to go! We arrived and were seated at the back of the restaurant in a cozy booth. The hostess gave us dessert menus to peruse and lots of tasty items. After deciding on what we wanted to order, we proceeded to wait, and wait and wait for a server to come over and greet us. After 15 minutes, I finally got up and flagged down someone. He tried to get a server for us and in the end, he took our order.
We ordered Creme Brulee and Bread pudding and it was delicious. We also ordered SnowCapp... a warm liquor drink. YUM!

So overall the food was great, but they need to improve overall service level.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Consistent in very good service, food and ambience. We always have had a good experience over the years, no matter what the occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

All 3 of us diners found our meals to be tasty and well-prepared (hamburger, eggplant sandwich, and salmon salad). Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The birthday girl enjoyed her complimentary brownie and gelato.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite place to eat in Danville! The service was awesome! Can’t beat their desserts especially the bread pudding and the apple-huckleberry crisp! Using open table we were seated, five minutes prior to our reservation. The staff is always friendly and courteous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Incredibly Great food...even better service. Monica, our server, was one of the best we have ever experienced in the last 8 years of MANY SF Bay Area restaurants Absolutely a wonderful experience

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Esin has a different salmon dish daily. I had the salmon salad - perfectly grilled fillet, baby greens and a delish orzo salad w/pine nuts, dill, sundried tomatoes and red pepper. So delicious! My friend had the classic pot roast and really loved it. Dessert was equally yummy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always fantastic!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Esin has great food and wonderful desserts. The food is so good, I eat everything off my plate and would lick it clean, if it wasn’t bad manners! The lemon tart is to die for!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Solid restaurant with wonderful service, food was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent dinner and dessert. Our server was wonderful. Thank you once again for a great meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We haven't been to Esin in many years. It's a little pricey, so only thought of it for a birthday celebration this past week. It was wonderful years ago, and the other day as well. It's high quality, the menu options are varied, the service and ambience were great. I won't wait as long to go back this time!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall the food was good however even after our waiter suggested my salmon be served medium rare I requested well cooked. To my displeasure it was served medium rare. Had we not been entertaining our son and his wife for their anniversary I would have sent the meal back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful service - Tasty food. Certainly made us feel special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was spectacular! Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best dinner, drinks and dessert in a while. Great service with a smile too. My new favorite Danville spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place....always really Delious food...the specials are wonderful....salmon over the top and you must never leave without dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We've been to Esin several times for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Really good food. I had a chicken salad and it was good portion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were seated immediately when we arrived 5 minutes early. Our waiter staff was efficient and explained the menu and specials. Very knowledgeable about the wine. We were a party of 3, we all ordered something different and could not decide who had the best meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Never disappointed in the food or service. We’ll be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food and dessert are outstanding as usual. Our server seemed a little out of sorts yesterday. My fav place in Danville.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

LOVE Esin! Our food and service were outstanding. Always consistent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very enjoyable evening at Esin. Service was wonderful and food was great as it always has been in the past. Overall, would recommend as a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Met friends there. The food and service was outstanding. We lingered over lunch for several hours and did not feel rushed at all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is incredible. I highly recommend the baklava

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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