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Cafe Esin

750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
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Ranked #1 of 120 Restaurants in Danville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Alamo, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This restaurant was all that is wrong with some american restaurants - seriously over priced, very average food, intrusive irritating service and packed with too many tables/people allied to noise and atmosphere of a fast food restaurant - truly unpleasant and friends we took wanted to eat at 6 - the restaurant was packed with adults at an hour when... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Cafe Esin has great atmosphere and the pot roast we ordered was delicious. Other entrees are fancier. This restaurant is more for friends, couples and business than families. Lots of wines to choose from.

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Danville, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Esin is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The food and presentation are great. Gone with my husband for dinner and another time with girlfriends for lunch. Always great.

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