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“Great drinks, wonderful food and the BEST Desserts!”

Esin Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in Danville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is my go to spot for a special dinner out. They have great, creative drinks and a wonderful wine list. The last time in I ordered the lemon basil martini and it was awesome. The food is excellent. I usually order the pork chop. The banana cream pie is one of my favorite desserts. The service is generally good, but sometimes I've felt a bit rushed....with food coming while we still have salads at our table. The desserts make it all better, though!

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We go here all the time. Nice selection of wines and the cocktails are great. The staff is extremely friendly and the service is always first rate. The burger is excellent, and so is the steak. Good place to get fresh oysters on the half shell as well. The ambiance is also very nice. During the warmer weather the patio is very nice. We sat there one evening and brought our Havanese dog. The waitress brought us a bone for the dog. Highly recommend.

Thank Pamela F
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

California cuisine at it's best in the east bay. Beautiful restaurant and amazing food. This is a favorite because of the fresh ingredients, creative dishes and good wine list.

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Thank notloy
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have frequented Esin over the years and generally loved the food. It has always been fresh and preparation was perfect. My last visit was just ok - the hostess was going ignore our request for an outdoor table when there were two available and the next outdoor request was 45 minutes away. Luckily the other host made the decision. Our server was amazing - she was just the right amount of help without interuption in a pleasant meal. The food was uninspired - we had the specials and they just weren't that special - the fish was over cooked and the sides on the plates just ok. Nothing was bad, just not the impresssive meals I remembered. Dessert was not so good - chocolate and banana pie and the bananas were old and squishy - yuck!

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Thank BeachBaby2010
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stopped in for dinner last night and had a great dining experience. The food was great..I had the lentil soup and pot roast.
The waitress, Nicole, was very knowledgeable and extremely professional. Her suggestions were "spot on" and her pleasant personality added significantly to our evening.

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Thank callenzen
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