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Tue, 4/24
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Esin Restaurant and Bar

4.6
4249 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm:
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(925) 314-0974
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Curtis & Esin deCarion
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sycamore Rd
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Parking details
Private lot with parking.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4249 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

It's my birthday weekend, and I came last night to Esin to celebrate with some friends. Today, I went again with my boss for lunch, and he tells the waiter it's my birthday and the waiter says he remembers me from last night (but he wasn't our server) Anyway, he brings check and no lousy bday dessert, so my boss says, it's her birthday, can we get something with a candle, and then the waiter brings it, without candle, and then charges us for it. Not the biggest deal in the world, but would keep me from coming back soon. Just weird.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Took a friend for her birthday. We were seated in a nice booth. The waiter was amazing... He could tell we had some catching up to do... we chatted for 20 minutes before we let him know we were ready to order. Food is excellent. Had a lovely salad with salmon and we split an apple crumble (they are known for their great desserts)!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious meal paired with excellent service. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Esin always delivers. I come here for their pastry chef and insane dessert selections but honestly the food is hard to be beat. We dine around the Danville area quite often and this place has fresh fish specials, great salads, good wine list, excellent desserts. We leave happy every time!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delightful. And excellent service. Best restaurant in Danville/San Ramon area.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always creative menu and good service. Dessert is always recommended,

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Esin never disappoints. Drinks, Favorite this time include Cheese plate, King Salmon Salad, oysters, Asparagus soup. Desserts are a must,coconut cream pie is the best and the GF banana cream pie is always on the menu and delish!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Had dinner with friends on Wednesday night and was pleasantly surprised. The last couple of times Ive had spotty, downright strange service by servers that didn't really seem to care. But, at this meal we had Matthew, who was excellent. His easy manner, professional style and knowledge of the menu was excellent and my friends first time was made all the better.
He deserves to be acknowledged for being a major part of a successful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The three of us had a great time and our server was excellent. We began our meal with a very tasty flatbread appetizer followed by our different entrees. I ordered the pot roast and was disappointed with the flavor (quite honestly). I wish now I would have ordered the flank steak with the crispy fries and gremolata topping. Our friend (the birthday girl) had ordered it and the other two of us kept asking her for another bite of it. I've at Esin since it originally opened in San Ramon and have always enjoyed every meal I've had. Had the pot roast been surrounded by more onions, carrots and flavors in the gravy, I believe it would have been a lot better. Otherwise, keep up the good work and quality of your food.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent service. Upscale food - best I've had in a while. My salmon and his pork chop were cooked to perfection. Lamb appetizer was amazing. Chocolate/banana dessert with gluten-free crust was TO DIE FOR!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff. Great cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Last night was one of many visits that we have made to Esin. My only concern is the $25 charge for corkage. I feel it’s a little excessive however the restaurant is wonderful the food was delicious and as you can see by my ratings we really enjoyed the visit.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great quality food, creative chef, outstanding daily wine offers. Had a french cab franc.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

My favorite restaurant. The desserts are out of this world.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Always a perfect meal! As always leave room for dessert!
3 people, 3 desserts, 3 empty plates!
No rush to eat, a great place to catch up with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I have been to Esin multiple times and it's always been consistently good. The noise level was a little high this time due to a large party seated in the middle of the room, making it difficult to chat in our booth. Other than that, our entrees were good and the dessert was outstanding. Service was fine as well. Look forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The pot roast at Esin is superb—as are all the dishes

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Every time we go here we're never disappointed! The food is truly exceptional, a very creative menu makes it difficult to decide on just one thing! This time I had the Duck Confit served on lentils and veggies with an orange Demi-glaze...beyond fantastic! My husband had the pork chop which was cooked to perfection, very juicy and flavorful. The level of service was 5 star, very attentive and knowledgeable. I couldn't recommend Cafe Esin any higher. My favorite restaurant in the East Bay!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Very friendly and attentive wait staff! Delicious well thought out dishes. Creative cocktails.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

First time at this place, it was a nice surprise for being in a bedroom community. Orders a pisco sour to set the mood, it was alright but needed more lemon to be good. The oysters came next, they were good but quite small. Then the Caesar salad, good but not great. Finally the swordfish (they were out of prime rib by 6pm!!!) that was good. However, had to take the Moroccan creamy garnish off because it was too powerful for the taste I was looking for.

There is a good selection of wines by the glass but there were no real stars among them.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the area. Some menu items on the web site were not available. Service is superb. Desert five star.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

we had a late reservation at 9:15 pm. After being seated in the inside corner, it took a very long time for anyone to come to our table. Finally a waitress arrived and gave the menu after 10 minutes. Service could have been better. We had the tapas, clam chowder and organic salad for appetizers. All were good though the portions were not big.

We had NY Steak for entree and the grilled swordfish. All were excellent. The only down side was they ran out of the banana cream pie that we loved. We had banana cake instead which was ok but still prefer the cream pie.
Last but not least, highly recommend the pear ginger martini. It is one of a kind ! Will go back for more !

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Jennie, our server, was excellent.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wine list was not updated.

Server provided wrong soap of the day.

Poor service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always fabulous. Never disappoints! The desserts are to die for😋

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Noted birthday in my reservation and nothing was done

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Christmas gift card for my friend and me, from her generous husband!

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Who runs out of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Bay Area? Esin's evidently. Service was o.k. food was o.k. Ambiance was nice.
Totally just o.k. Nothing bad, but nothing really inspiring.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always enjoy our visits to Esin.. Best combination of excellent food, service and ambiance in the area.. A favorite!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

As always the food was excellent. Love the pot roast. We had a quiet booth this time so much improved conversation. Coconut Cream Tart and Lemon Tart delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We chose this restaurant because the reviews said it was good for quiet conversation. Our table was near the bar and the front door so it didn't meet that expectation. Next time, we'll ask for a table away from the bar. That was our only complaint. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. This will be our new "go to" restaurant in Danville.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

food & service were both very good! no additional comments

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Wonderful as always! Food was great, and it wasn’t too loud, so good for conversations.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great food, good service. very attentive. Fantastic Desserts, my Coconut Cream Tart was outstanding, along with the Chocolate peanut butter Cheesecake which I brought to work for my staff. They Loved it! Thank You.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Waiter was fantastic. Food remarkable. Love this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I have dined here countless times. It is always perfect. I did order an unusual appetizer this time. It was a gnocchi cheese starter. I would not recommend that particular item.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I have been to a great deal of restaurants and have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the service. I felt that the food was good but the ambiance and treatment was very unpleasant and something that I have never and hope no one has to experience.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Not bad for Danville dining. Nice good, good atmosphere. OK prices, good cocktails. Service seemed a bit off to be considered fine dining but acceptable for the price.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I chose Esin for our fiftieth wedding anniversary because we have never had a disappointing meal. Our server Brian was absolutely outstanding.
All courses were excellent. I love creme brulee and have enjoyed it worldwide for many years. Esin did not disappoint. Possibly the best restaurant in Danville and surrounding towns.\
PeterL

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very comfortable restaurant. Went on a Saturday night, early at 5pm fairly quiet and by 6 it was packed. That explains the time choices we had were for 5 or 8.
Good menu and everything was cooked just right.
Server, Margarita was delightful and engaging.

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