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

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
Neighborhood Gem (89)
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Good for Birthdays (81)
Good for a Date (78)
Creative Cuisine (78)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Great for Lunch (74)
Business Meals (57)
Worth the Drive (51)
Healthy (48)
Comfort Food (44)
Casual (43)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Cozy (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Romantic (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
Seasonal (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Authentic (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Fun (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Organic (14)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

I like coming to Esin with family and friends for very special occasions. I always make a reservation and show up promptly! The food is scrumptious and someday our group will come and just order dessert because it is all so delicious.

I made a reservation for this past Friday Dec. 15 for 3 ladies at 11:30. We arrived ahead of time and enjoyed our meal. When I arrived home there was a message from Esin reprimanding me for not showing up!! This upset me greatly. I trust this was an error on your part and hope you don’t do this to all who come to dine with you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Esin is one of our go-to restaurants. It’s always consistent, the food is delicious and the staff warm and friendly. We usually go for lunch , and as a rule , get the salmon salad special of the day. Salad changes from day today, but the salmon is always perfectly cooked. It would normally come medium rare and there’s a lot of people who would not like that so you can request it medium or however you would like it. Great cocktails too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Dec is busy, make reservations. Although the restaurant was full & abuzz with talk we definitely enjoyed the food, service and decor of the place. Outdoor patio is very nice.
We'll be back next year, as the saying goes!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Esin is always great! Fantastic food, drink and service! A total winner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was OK. However, the service was mediocre and not up to the standard of a $$$ place. Also, I think they overbook by a wide margin (we had to wait more than 15 minutes even though we arrived at the restaurant right on schedule). The usher at the front desk was rather rude too. When asked about wait time, she replied some like "The table will be ready when it is ready" rather dismissively.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I ordered the pasta special that was supposed to be with pappardelle. It came with spaghetti noodles. No one said anything. When I asked, I was told that they must have run out of pappardelle. My feeling is that I should have been told before I was served this spaghetti dish. My friend ordered the salmon special. Salmon was supposed to be medium rare and it was well done. It came with a salad that consisted of 3 lettuce leaves. Very disappointed in the food and service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was a first time visit. Friends had suggested this restaurant as excellent for any occasion. The menu was extensive, including a nice selection of starters, salads, entree, and deserts. The service was very good, The wine selection was very good. We will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

ESIN always comes through their seasonal ingredients Flatbread best ever

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

Esin was fabulous!! I brought friends that had not been there
and they were delighted with service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been going to Esin for our anniversary fir many years and for other special occasions. The meal is always terrific and Esin’s lemon meringue tart remains our favorite. Thanks, Marcia and Bob

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Were glad we came back here after a year or so hiatus! The food we had was terrific. The dining room seemed a bit understaffed (other than busmen!). Perhaps some training of the wait staff would improve the flow of service?

Get in here if you haven't eaten here recently!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was amazing but there was a mishap with the printer apparently so we didn’t get our food forever it seemed since the kitchen never got our order. The staff was apologetic and comp’d our app and dessert. It was a bummer though since it was my husbands bday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another nice dining experience. Everything was excellent and only diminished by the noise level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent cuisine and great service. People friendly always. Great to dine there anytime!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the East Bay! Never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful in explaining the foods and helping me with my choices based on my diet specifications. Overall a great experience. We will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Have eaten at Esin many times. The quality and value is always top-notch. Matthew our waiter is great. I ask for him whenever we dine at Esin.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Esin never fails us! We have been there about three times in the last six months and we have never been disappointed. The people who work there are always very pleasant, from the host/hostess to the waitperson to the bus person...everyone seems genuinely happy to be there. I see this as a sign that the management is doing something which makes employees feel worthy and valuable. The food has always been exceptional; very well-presented and prepared to perfection. The prices here are VERY reasonable for the quality of ingredients used. Esin is always our go-to restaurant when we are looking for an enjoyable meal out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Esin delivers each and every time - month after month, year after year - predictably fresh and delicious specials and tried and true "staples".

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Neither of us had eaten a meal here although I’d had NN essert many years ago. The chef and the wait staff did not disappoint! I had the salmon special over couscous I believe & . The flavors were beautifully blended.

The coffee was good and plentiful.
It’s not the quietist place, nor the loudest.
Warm regards

Andrearioi

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food as usual: the pot roast is even better now with leaner cut & the grilled salmon from Scotland over lemon risotto with chopped veggies was tasty and cooked just right! Attentive & prompt service by friendly waiter - surprisingly the food came out rather quickly. Bread was offered but was cold and enough for two bites each although more bread was offered if you desire. The entire dining experience would be enhanced if the bread was warmed up and twice as much in quantity.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, the service, food, and ambience were exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a great meal and great service. Good environment - great at bar or at table

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We came here with another couple for a date night. We all loved our dishes and dessert. Great ambiance and while the restaurant was packed, we could all talk and converse with ease without having to raise our voices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a reservation. Seated right away. Server friendly & helpful. Oysters & cheese assortment, wild mushroom risotto w/ prawns...delish! If you don't order the pear tart for dessert - I can't help you. It was perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

LOVE Esin! Everything was delicious! Great service! My new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seated in bar booth. Neglected service assuming due to location and repeatedly reminded that a large party was arriving. Have had better experiences in the main dining area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was not prepared for a pork chop of THAT quality and perfection, served with creative condiments.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Absolutely amazing environment and the food and service was some of the best I have had in San Fran!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Duck confit was absolutely delicious and the chocolate peanut butter tart was decadent. Chardonnay was too cold when served, noise level was almost deafening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had to send a cup of coffee back! Received cold. Surely the server would’ve known it was not hot if the cup was cold or no steam from the coffee. Small things like that ruins the restaurants reputation. So minor bug yet so important!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Esin is our favorite dining spot. We always enjoy bringing family and friends. Our dinner was delicious, as always.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I have always enjoyed my meals at Esin. We celebrated my wife's birthday and the food was once again delicious with a delightful presentation. I highly recommend Esin. It has withstood the test of time in two locations over nearly 20 years.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

One of the best rstaurants in Danville, great food, great wine, great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

GOOD AMBIENCE (A LITTLE DIM). GOOD FOOD (ESPECIALLY DESSERTS!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner fOr four included duck confit, swordfish, grilled octopus and the highlight (in my opinion), a fabulous lemon meringue tart; all dishes were well done and tasted great. The service is 5 stars !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

great food, desserts were superb! Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I ordered theonion soup and it was served almost cold. That was a disappointment

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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