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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    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
I wish I could eat here again soon

We ate here on a Monday night thanks to the Trip Advisor reviews. It was kind of hard to find seeing as they don't allow decent sized signs in the area but we finally found the place. I had the Filo Wrapped Mary’s Natural Chicken Breast which was unlike anything I've ever had before, it had a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
ljmzta
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a Monday night thanks to the Trip Advisor reviews. It was kind of hard to find seeing as they don't allow decent sized signs in the area but we finally found the place. I had the Filo Wrapped Mary’s Natural Chicken Breast which was unlike anything I've ever had before, it had a few kinds of... More 

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Alhama de Granada, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Found this place on Trip Advisor and was happy I did. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My husband had chicken wrapped in Filo dough and I had pan roasted halibut. Dinner was excellent. We had an appetizer, 1 glass if wine each and entrees. It was 95$ plus tip. Pretty expensive but quite excellent.

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Martinez, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our good friend had suggested ESIN for dinner as he had been there for dinner and neither his wife nor we had. The restaurant has a very comfortable atmosphere. I had their fixed price dinner as it sounded really good. I started with the salad that had apples, blue cheese, walnuts, and a balsamic vinaigrette. It was outstanding. I then... More 

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Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went to Esin with my sister to celebrate a birthday. We were early for our reservation and choose to sit at the bar instead. The wait staff was excellent and friendly. Their lemon basil martini is superb. We each ordered an appetizer and spilt an entree. The lentil soup was devious and the grilled salmon was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Danville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

IT stands apart from all others in Danville. We used to travel to the city for fine dining until we discovered this gem only a mile from our home in an small shopping complex. The staff is well trained and very well versed in the menu offerings. They offer satisfying small plates as well as mains. Very expansive wine list... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I live very close to Esin and dine their regularly. It is predictably delicious. Food parings are clever and innovative and resulting flavors meld together beautifully, never overpowering and yet rich in taste. Save room for desert! The deserts are often recognizable favorites brought to new heights. Servers are bright, articulate and attentive. Their knowledge of the menu is as... More 

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new york
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was hard to find a restaurant that was open on New Years Day but we were lucky to find Esin. We had never been there so it was a lovely surprise that the food was so good, and the surroundings so pleasant. We would definitely go to eat here again.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All I can say yes it's good, yummy, inventive - but one can get more food for the price. It's always crowded, they have quite the following so make reservations. I hope the restaurant succeeds for many years.

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Orange County, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

first off we had reservations on a slow night and they seated us in the bar rather than the dinning room. When we asked about it they said that the table in the dining room were for reservations. WTW. The menu had several very interesting items and the flavors sounded a little crazy but I love flavorful food so I... More 

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Danville, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had a "date night" at Esin recently. As usual, it was an amazing experience. The food, service and ambience is the total package at this great Danville restaurant. Our service was provided by Matt who was attentive but not overbearing. He knew the menu well and made a fantastic recommendation to my wife to try the... 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, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

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?