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Cafe Esin

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750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259 (Sycamore Rd)
925-314-0974
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Esin has been a neighborhood jewel since opening in 1998. The name Esin is...
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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  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great casual meal outdoors. More formal inside. Try a dessert!

With a casual outdoor patio and a more formal interior, Cafe Esin can accommodate different types of gatherings. My husband and I had lunch outside yesterday (partly because the air conditioning inside was so cold). The patio is right beside the parking lot but there wasn’t a lot of traffic in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Diane W
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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San Jose, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

With a casual outdoor patio and a more formal interior, Cafe Esin can accommodate different types of gatherings. My husband and I had lunch outside yesterday (partly because the air conditioning inside was so cold). The patio is right beside the parking lot but there wasn’t a lot of traffic in the lot so it was fairly quiet. Our waitress... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Our friends made a reservation for all of us to have dinner here on a Friday night. Glad they did as it was very popular, and although we had an early reservation, we needed to park a distance away from the restaurant in the parking lot. When we returned from dinner, someone was already waiting for our spot. The restaurant... More 

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Danville, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

A great restaurant is more than decor and food. It's the people who bring their honest selves to work and create a fantastic fun atmosphere. This is by far my favorite date night spot. I've tried a few other places and this is the place. Keep doing what your doing guys!!

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Fryeburg ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were visiting friends in Alamo and they suggested we try Café Esin. Our waitperson was excellent, very attentive. House Chardonnay very good; it comes in a smaller pour and larger pour. I had the smaller thinking that I would order another glass of wine, but the amount was quite enough to last through dinner. I had the chicken with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Absolutely excellent! Cheese plate was excellent and the staff was very knowledgeable. Halibut was excellent and the blackberry cobbler.

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Martinez, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

At the wife's suggestion, took her to dinner at Esin for her birthday. All was perfect from beginning to end. Got there early, had drinks at the bar. My martini was top shelf and spot on. We were led to our booth, that was requested, at precisely our reservation time. Our waiter, Matt, was right out of central casting and... More 

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been coming here for years and the food is always great. They have wild salmon that is always amazing. The service is always fun and great. A favorite local spot.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great cafe outside of downtown Danville. The food is delicious, a great wine selection, and the desserts are all home made, and yummy too! An intimate setting, great for a special occasion or hanging with good friends. Definitely make reservations days in advance.

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food is on the pricier side but very good. They also own Revel which has very good food. They are known for their outstanding pastries. Parking is free but can be challenging at times. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Never disappointed. Food is excellent. Best desserts. Service very good. Had the salmon salad for lunch. Love the pot roast for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
    (Sycamore Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: 925-314-0974

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?