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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.
Danville, CA 94526
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm:
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot with parking.
Curtis & Esin deCarion
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
Food was exceptional. Service was outstanding - a knowledgable and very responsive waiter. Bus personnel were very attentive but not hovering. Atmosphere was very comfortable. Not, in any way, rushed. A very memorable & delightful luncheon experience. We look forward to returning for Dinner very soon.
We love Esin. We came with friend for dinner on Valentines Day. Usually, holiday dinners at restaurants are not very good. However, at Esin, it was wonderful. We were given a booth (which I asked for since our friend has a hearing problem), and they graciously cleared one for us in a quiet area. The service was the best we have ever had, and the food was great. It is our favorite place in our area.
Like always Esin overall is a consistent, great local restaurant. This time we both had the philo wrapped chicken w/risotto and it was absolutely excellent. The side of bacon Brussels sprouts were undercooked and therefore chewy—maybe the first real miss in all the years we’ve been coming to Esin. Overall highly recommend. Great service. Great food.
Esin is our Valentines date tradition. We tend to end up in the tables squeezed into the middle of the main room, which isn't as cozy as a small booth or other tables. I prefer fish or seafood, so I ordered the Valentines special - salad, scallops on cauliflower and dessert. My husband ordered the salad with apples and onion soup. Everything was excellent. It's nice to have a fine-dining-but-not-too-stuffy restaurant like this on the East Bay.
We celebrated a special occasion on a Tuesday night that happened to be both Mardi Gras and the eve of Valentine's Day. The restaurant was packed at 8:00pm, yet we got our table for two right away, the service was prompt and courteous and the food came just at the right time with perfect timing between the cocktails and the 3 courses our dinner included, I would definitely go back to this restaurant and recommend it to others. It was also a good value for our money and the food was delicious.
The food at Esin is always very good. The 4 star rating for "overall" was because I had my mouth watering for their fish special and they had run out of the one I was going to order.
We almost always end up with a booth; however, the other night we were at a table right near the hostess booth and front door.....a lot of traffic....
We can always count on Esin's wonderful food and desserts.....
Disappointing. Service was extremely so. We got water and bread virtually once we sat down, but menus came 5 to 10 minutes later and we had to ask to order something to drink besides water. Wine eventually appeared and our order taken. That was followed by 15 to 20 minute waits between courses! We finally had to ask the server to take our dessert order.
The potato leek soup was warm not hot. The requested medium rare prime rib arrived raw with the largest serving of mashed potatoes we have ever seen. The lemon tart was a lemon meringue pie! The salad, mossake and bread pudding were all very good. Too bad we remember how good Esin was was it was just a small little restaurant in San Ramon.
We took frends for their 45th anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The food and service were great, It was a little noisy but that comes with a full restaurant. Had to talk pretty loud to be able to communicate. We have been there several times and look forward to our return visit.
We are regular guests and live in Blackhawk. Esin is our favorite restaurant. We LOVE your seafood specials and chocolate cake; moist and delicious...hats off to pastry chef! We’re grateful that we always get our booth #25...our only concern is there is a large party next to us; last night, they were unusually loud that I am sure it was disruptive for the other guests as well. Thank you for listening!
We had an excellent dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday. A bottle of Prosecco to start, and then shared the caramelized onion soup and beet salad which they graciously split for us before serving. My wife had the pork chop entrée and I had one of the two offered Fish Special’s of the day, the salmon entrée. Both were incredibly good. The desserts were awesome too. Excellent and attentive service too. This goes to the top of our list for the very best places to dine in the area. Plan on becoming a long time loyal customer.
I am a vegetarian and the choices were limited although they were willing to modify the dishes to leave out meat. However, the risotto was delicious as were the brussel sprouts and flat bread. The service was excellent. It is in a little strip mall, so the look is a little corporate but it was easy to converse.
My fettuccine with a pork ragu was delicious and my wife really had an outstanding pot roast with garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini. Our host enjoyed her risotto as well. We shared a lemon meringue pie with raspberry coulis which was yummy. Wonderful ambiance with pleasant and professional service.
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