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

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for Anniversaries (98)
Neighborhood Gem (96)
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Good for a Date (94)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Creative Cuisine (85)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Great for Lunch (71)
Comfort Food (58)
Business Meals (53)
Worth the Drive (46)
Healthy (44)
Cozy (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Romantic (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Casual (34)
Authentic (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Seasonal (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Fun (24)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Organic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was fantastic. Food remarkable. Love this restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food and service, but some of the small portion sizes were insulting.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and menu. Extensive desserts great dinner options.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was excellent & made welcomed suggestions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was very good, but the food has very poor. The onion soup was very bad flavor wise. The pot roast was very salty and tough. The risotto very bland. The baklava had carmel sauce rather than honey, was doughy not flaky.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous service and everyone was so kind!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I come here every Valentine's Day. Our one night away without 3 kids makes this a perfect and relaxing dining experience. The food is always exquisite so we always make a point to try something new from the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 7 days ago

Lunch was good, not great. Tables were a bit cramped for space.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Had an excellent Valentine’s Day lunch on the patio. The meal and service were fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Reservations were exactly as requested (booth). Service was a little sluggish, and it took a while to get the check. The fried chicken sandwich was severely underseasoned, but my wife’s salmon was excellent. No desserts were ordered (unfortunately).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was wonderful, as always. It was tasty, creative, and unique. The risotto with wild mushrooms was superb. The chocolate/coffee tart with salted caramel sauce was exceptional.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place with great people working there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

First time their after a recommendation from a friend. It was very good. I am will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food excellent with exception of risotto which was too bland. Excellent time though. Pot roast “ to die for”. No knives needed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

As usual, the food was very good with ample portions. Our server was very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely return .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.....

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, as always, and super service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Esin is a wonderful restaurant; highly recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and service as always. Menu keeps getting updated and ingredients always fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place-- good food and service, but parking is very, very difficult for lunch hour.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food but the waiter is very weir, no smile and not friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

this restaurant has the best Lamb burgers. And the desserts are worth the trip. The service has always been spot on. One never feels hurried., and so it is a great place for friends to meet.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I wish waiter can explain food more in detail. I want to try a new one but I don’t quite indestabd what he is trying to say.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Esin was great as always

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