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Cafe Esin

750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
925-314-0974
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Danville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 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
Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful all around. Recommend to get reservations on the weekend unless you like to have dinner past 8pm. They had a scallop dish for the day that was perfect. The bread is made daily. The portions are just right, not too overwhelming or small that you are looking for more. Oh the desserts, oh made my day, need to order... More

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food at Esin is always excellent. I have never had a bad meal here, but have had some exceptional ones.. The service is also always just right. They are always around but not bothersome. They seem to since if you are in a hurry or want a long leisurely meal to catch up with friends. The atmosphere is nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed the evening so much. Skirt Steak and mashed potatoes was so tender.The desserts were amazing.

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Alamo, California
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Service is always excellent as is the desserts. The menu though is limited and needs to be a little more diverse. Hanger Steak very good. My friend at lunch always get the Hamburger - a real step up from McDonald's.

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Newark, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every Sunday my sweetie and I go out to eat. This week we went to not-faraway (for us) Cafe Esin. We went there for Easter dinner (which was okay). Bret, the waitperson, was great. Unfortunately, the eggplant sandwich that I ordered failed to appeal to my taste buds, though my sweetie said that the steak frites with french fries and... More

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Danville, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was invited to cafe Esin last night by friends. Although I had been previously disappointed in this place, we agreed. The food was consistently boring. The word boring is actually a complement. For appetizer, we got a pizza, totally out of scale. It was so called flat bread with figs. But there were no fresh figs to be seen, it... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food, ambiance and service were all excellent.very attentive wait staff. Great fresh fish with a nice Wllamette Valley Pinot Noir!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had dinner at Esin to celebrate my son's graduation. My son & his gf have been to Esin numerous times before & really like eating here. It's a beautiful restaurant...not too fancy but very nice classy. Prices are reasonable & food & service was great.

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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Each month we join friends in trying new restaurants none of us have been to before. I chose Cafe Esin in Danville, California simply based upon reviews. The reviews do not do this restaurant justice. A lady in our group has a test she likes to use in evaluating a restaurant. She asks for a cocktail I believe it's called... More

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Danville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The food and experience at Esin are both average. The deserts are exceptional. Unfortunately, the bill forces the food to pretend to be something that it's not. If the cuisine were to match the bill, it would be twice as good. Unfortunately, it is not, and the average and inconsistent fare and big check will keep me away.

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