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Cafe Esin

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750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259 (Sycamore Rd)
+1 925-314-0974
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice spot to eat out last night and thanks to open table got a table and were set for a great meal. We were seated right away and informed about their great specials. As usual they had two fish specials which are always tasty. The hanger steak and Frites were excellent, perfectly cut and the... More 

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san leandro, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We've gone twice now and think this is our new spot! The first time we went without a reservation it was early, about 4:40pm and dinner service begins at 5pm which we didn't know. The hostess explained the situation clearly and we asked if we could still be seated, have a drink than order dinner after 5pm and she was... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I enjoyed lunch here with my elderly aunts as it is one of their favorite places. Our waiter, a very animated gentleman, was prompt and explained in great detail the specials of the day and helped one of our party in deciding between two entrees. Our lunches arrived very promptly. I ordered the Petrale Sole and opted for the green... More 

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Thank CouleeCat
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We can always count on Cafe Esin for a great meal and service. If you can be seated in either Matt or Jesse's sections you will experience personalized service that you find in the best restaurants around the world. Make sure to leave room for dessert

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Thank Blips53
Sonora, California
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374 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I like Esin but I'm not a big fan of the older button down crowd it tends to draw. Feels like a country club in some respects and the service is a little stiff like one. Appetizers they pull off really well. Some of the mains are hits (fish) some are big misses (osso bucco). Wines are good but pricey.... More 

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Thank William F
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

One of our favorites for a nice dinner. A little pricey but well worth it. You always know you're going to get a good meal. Never hit and miss.

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Thank Luv2dineout66
Danville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Brett is the best bartender and waiter. Always cheerful, smile on his face, hard worker. I've tried all their salads and they are all excellent. Prawns are huge and yummy. Restaurant clean. Great wine list.

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Danville, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cafe Esin is a neighborhood gem. Delicious food, attentive service, wonderful ambiance. Our "go to" for a ladies 'lunch!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent restaurant if a little pricey. Great for a nice weekend lunch. Good bread, good wine, every entree I've had there was excellent.

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Thank Jon L
Walnut Creek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was probably our last dinner outside for the season. My husband and I had a lovely dinner. We started with the Spanish octopus appetizer, and shared a chopped salad. My husband had the grilled lamb kabob, while I had the meze plate. Our food was fresh, and perfectly prepared. We don't eat here often, but always have a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
    (Sycamore Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-314-0974
Description
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. The wine list has been recognized by Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?