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 (124)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Neighborhood Gem (89)
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Good for Birthdays (87)
Fit for Foodies (81)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Good for a Date (74)
Great for Lunch (72)
Business Meals (59)
Local Ingredients (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Casual (45)
Healthy (42)
Romantic (36)
Comfort Food (35)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Seasonal (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Authentic (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Fun (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Organic (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Scenic View (1)
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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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service! Esin never disappoints!!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful except that the pot roast, which is usually delicious, was dry.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good. Booth in the bar area was way too noisy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable of the food the restaurant serves. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! My pork chop was outstanding as well as the wine selections. We were seated in a cozy booth where we could hear each other talk and the service was attentive and friendly. The decor is tasteful and warm. What else can one ask for in a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great restaurant. Our Waiter was superior. Food exceptional. Over all a wonderful lunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

nicely presented, well flavored pork chop... my wife had a pot roast also nicely done

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Dinner was great. There was some delay in delivering a drink order. Only comment on the meal was dessert. Ordered the special bread pudding which was very good. It would have been much better if it was served warm. Rather than cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As always, Esin does a great job. Only negative is that we were seated by the door that leads to their patio dining and when the servers opened it (which was about every other minute) we got a blast of cold air.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall great experience for our wedding anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Came in for a birthday dinner and had a lovely time. Great place and I should come here more often.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

the best in the bay for lunch, dinner and especially dessert

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Esin is my go to restaurant for predictably delicious food. I usually select one of their seasonal specials. I particularly appreciate the chef always offering at least one fresh fish entree. Three of my girlfriends and I celebrate our birthdays with lunch at a restaurant between Lafayette to Livermore. The restaurant is selected by the birthday girl. Nine times out of ten our pick is Esin, but of note is the fact that whenever one of us selects another establishment, we end our meal with "We should have gone to Esin!"

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food here never disappoints. Pot Roast is my all-time favorite! Desserts are
a must!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I've had so many dishes from this place...well 3 since I've been going there and everyone, fabulous...service is impeccable :))

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything was great except our waiter, who was a jerk. The waiter was definitely not up to the Esin standard.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Just a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. We had the shrimp Cobb salad, the steak sandwich, oysters, and the choices for dessert were incredible. Cassie, our server was a pro!! Perfect balance of being there at the perfect time but giving us our space to enjoy. Excellent knowledge of the menu and we will definitely ask for her in the future. Every employee had a smile. Can’t wait to visit again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a great time celebrating his birthday on Sunday night. Our server even gave us a complimentary dessert for the occasion :) Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Danville - especially for special occasions!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful lunch at Esin. Steak sandwich and grilled shrimp cobb salad--both excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great except no espresso due to equipment failure
Very disappointing
No excuse
Have a backup
Otherwise good experience
Oysters special

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday and took our 11 month old along. Not only was the food delicious and prompt, but service was impeccable. Everyone was so gracious and accommodating even when our son spilled my onion soup all over the table! Would definitely return soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fantasy and inventive food. Amazing service. Great value for the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have eaten at Esin many times over the years. The food and service are excellent and this time was no exception, as usual!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Relaxing casual dining experience along with great food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very disappointed. I had noted that this was my 93 year old Dad's birthday celebration dinner. When I walked in my Dad was already seated and the hostess acknowledged it was his 93 rd B.D. I assumed because I had mentioned it with my reservation and they acknowledged this that they would put a candle on his dessert. In fact all around us a few other people were celebrating and they had candles . I was so upset that they never did anything and when we left the hostess again acknowledged to me that it was his birthday. On top of this the French onion soup was warm, not hot. Very little cheese on top. Very mediocre. We ordered the phyllo chicken breast on couscous. The couscous was luke warm and the chicken breast was also not hot just luke warm. My father ordered coffee to begin the meal and he complained the service was bad because they didn't refill the cup for a long time( until I asked them finally). The baklava was good and lemon meringue pie was good. But that didn't make up for the overall disappointing meal and failure to acknowledge a very important event... someone's 93rd Birthday. I would not recommend this restaurant at all . Not attending to detail and very mediocre food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Aways the best for a special occasion
Dessert chef should be voted the best ever!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We hadn't been to Esin in years since it first opened and so we decided to give it a try on Saturday evening. What a terrible experience. We will not be back. The beets in the salad were hard, the sea bass was ok, the creme brûlée was runny, and the bill was a shocker considering we each only had one drink and very average food. The waiter was annoyingly trying to rush us the entire time. After he showed up at our table 3 times in 3 mins he attempted to take our order when we were not ready yet, he actually said, "I will be back in a minute and hopefully by then you can order". Keep in mind we had already put in our salad order so it's not as if we were just taking an unusually long time to get our main order in.Then the food came out ridiculously fast. Our reservation was at 7:30 and what seemed like 8:45 the bill was set on our table. 5 mins later the waiter actually came by and tapped the bill holder as a reminder to pay our bill. It was a Saturday night and didn't expect to be rushed out of there before 9pm. This was our first time here and it will be our last.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food and even better desserts. Sit out side if the weather is nice, it's quieter. Let them know if it's a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have a daughter with severe food allergies and the manager was VERY helpful and honest.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was good, and the food was fablous! The restaurant was crowded but it did not take away from a great evening. Will definitely be back for another great meal.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fine dining service, attention and food at rraomabke prices. Save room for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was a great find! It's a popular place - make a reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As always great dinner and amazing desserts. Only reason I didn't mark it good for healthy eating as I can't leave without dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Esin Restaurant is my go to nice restaurant for healthy fresh food, special occasions or just getting together with friends. We can hear each other. It's a very special restaurant! They are known for their pot roast and desserts :-) I highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Esin is still the "Go To" place in Danville and the surrounding area for an outstanding all around dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Franco was a great server

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic. Great food, great service, great experience. Highly recommend it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As always the food was excellent. Took my friend fo a birthday lunch. She loved her salmon and I had a delicious mushroom risotto. Wonderful place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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