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750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Danville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sycamore Rd
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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English first
Castro Valley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area and it's definitely the best in the East Bay. We bring family and friends here all the time and every single person has enjoyed their meal and experience. We have never had a bad meal or bad service here and have come many times for lunch and dinner. If someone knows... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It had been quite awhile since I had eaten at Esin. I wanted to treat my sister and brother-in-law to a nice dinner to thank them for helping me out. We went on a Thursday evening around 6:00pm. The restaurant and bar was occupied to a third of it's capacity. We shared the raw oysters for an appetizer and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

On a Saturday at 1:30 this place was packed. Good selection of half bottle x of wine. Nice entrees, not just sandwiches and salads. My pot roast was so tender it melted as I bit into eat. It was served with lots of roasted winter vegetables. They serve seasonal bread puddings for dessert. The banana and vanilla cream version was... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The rest of my party was already seated when I arrived at the restaurant and had already been served drinks. I sat down expecting that the server would come to take our order since now the whole party was there - NOT SO. We were totally ignored for about 15 minutes. After that slow start the rest of the dinner... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I walked across the street from a Best Western to the Cafe Esin for dinner. We had an outstanding meal! I had French onion soup - perfection. She had the Housemade Saffron Fettucine with prawns, scallops, artichkes, arugula, capers and a lemon-dill sauce; she said it was out of this world. I had a classic Caesar salad... More 

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Danville, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The restaurant was busy, lively and energetic. The server was very polite and attentive. She shared many great suggestions for both entree and beers. She seemed very knowledgeable. Great date night with my husband. Definitely not a kid place so we felt like we really escaped. It was upscale but not uptight. My salmon was perfectly prepared and amazing flavor... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have eaten at Esin since they first opened in their former location in San Ramon. Year in and year out when visiting family in Danville, our meals at Esin have been superlative. The menu, the food itself, the service, and lovely restaurant, as well as the gracious owners and fabulous staff have contributed to very special lunches and dinners.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here for my sweetheart's birthday, and it was totally the right call. Impeccable service, and the food was wonderful, too. The hanger steak and frites were perfect. And this place is known for its desserts--with good reason. Perfect for a birthday! Nice atmosphere, but appears to be quite popular (at least on a Saturday night), so probably best to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Spousal Team owned not a franchise, and very, very tasty, a local fave on both accounts. Unique and fusion and upscale cuisine. Try for yourself, Rose shopping center is fun, small and quaint. Gives Rodney a run for his money for his three places too. Good!

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Danville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Okay, of all the places one could eat in Danville, this is the one we chose for the pre-wedding day luncheon with my son's fiancee. The menu is diverse, but the best part is their quality ingredients and attention to detail. I had the Cobb salad and was delighted by the red, ripe, juicy tomatoes and ripe avocado and the... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Esin

Address: 750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
Phone Number: 925-314-0974
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

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