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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent Local Restaurant

This was our second visit to Esin and the service, food and wine list was just as good as our first visit about a year ago. Clearly, their standards are being maintained. On this visit it was for lunch and the food selection ranged from a very nice salmon main dish to cheeseburgers. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Eurotraveler280
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Moraga, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Moraga, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our second visit to Esin and the service, food and wine list was just as good as our first visit about a year ago. Clearly, their standards are being maintained. On this visit it was for lunch and the food selection ranged from a very nice salmon main dish to cheeseburgers. We particularly liked the range of wines... More 

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Danville, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Absolutely great food in a relaxing atmosphere! Jim, a bartender, is knowledgeable and friendly about the menu & drinks.

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Danville, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Esin is an amazing restaurant. Most restaurants in California use wonderful fresh produce, but Esin adds interesting flavors and wonderful twists to their cuisine. Portions are generous and food is always fantastic. Their menu changes accordingly with the seasons... and the wine list is super! I love this place and I will keep going time after time... it never disappoints.

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Danville, Ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to eat, the service is right on, and the deserts are mouth watering. Even though the parking can be difficult, there is space behind the center.

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Danville, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Esin is a fantastic restaurant. Perfect for that "special" celebratory night out or just a quick fun lunch. It seems to be VERY popular so make reservations. The bar is smallish but they make some awesome cocktails. Great wine list as well. They do have limited outdoor seating for the warmer weather dining but it really doesn't have a... More 

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Danville, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have used this restaurant as our "go to" place for taking out of towners for a long time. The food is excellent and the desserts are especially good.

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Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My favorite restaurant in Danville. Always a great meal! Desserts are made on site by the owner. Menu is changed frequently and entrees are creative. Nice atmosphere and not too noisy. Service is consistently good and is the food.

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were intrigued that a "café" should be number one on Tripadvisor in this area for food so we decided to try it for ourselves. It actually is a very sophisticated restaurant with a varied, even if somewhat expensive menu. A number of tables were occupied by business groups and we concluded that it might possibly be better for a... More 

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Danville, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Esin is consistent in both their food and service. I'd recommend to anyone. Love that it doesn't get too loud so at least you can hear others in your table speaking. I don't know why the restaurant trend these days is to think that success is equivalent to loud....it is NOT! More and more I tend to choose restaurants that... More 

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Castro Valley, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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