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Cafe Esin

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750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259 (Sycamore Rd)
+1 925-314-0974
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed lunch here with my elderly aunts as it is one of their favorite places. Our waiter, a very animated gentleman, was prompt and explained in great detail the specials of the day and helped one of our party in deciding between two entrees. Our lunches arrived very promptly. I ordered the Petrale Sole and opted for the green... More 

Thank CouleeCat
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can always count on Cafe Esin for a great meal and service. If you can be seated in either Matt or Jesse's sections you will experience personalized service that you find in the best restaurants around the world. Make sure to leave room for dessert

Thank Blips53
Sonora, California
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357 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Esin but I'm not a big fan of the older button down crowd it tends to draw. Feels like a country club in some respects and the service is a little stiff like one. Appetizers they pull off really well. Some of the mains are hits (fish) some are big misses (osso bucco). Wines are good but pricey.... More 

Thank William F
Pleasanton, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorites for a nice dinner. A little pricey but well worth it. You always know you're going to get a good meal. Never hit and miss.

Thank Luv2dineout66
Danville, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Brett is the best bartender and waiter. Always cheerful, smile on his face, hard worker. I've tried all their salads and they are all excellent. Prawns are huge and yummy. Restaurant clean. Great wine list.

1 Thank stacy s
Danville, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cafe Esin is a neighborhood gem. Delicious food, attentive service, wonderful ambiance. Our "go to" for a ladies 'lunch!

1 Thank Paula K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent restaurant if a little pricey. Great for a nice weekend lunch. Good bread, good wine, every entree I've had there was excellent.

Thank Jon L
Walnut Creek
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was probably our last dinner outside for the season. My husband and I had a lovely dinner. We started with the Spanish octopus appetizer, and shared a chopped salad. My husband had the grilled lamb kabob, while I had the meze plate. Our food was fresh, and perfectly prepared. We don't eat here often, but always have a nice... More 

1 Thank 1occasional_traveler
Danville, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

always busy. reserve in advance excellent food and desserts small bar nice restaurant for dates and special occasions. not inexpensive

Thank William L
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You cannot go wrong with Esin; I love the food , the service and all off the deserts . Make sure to call In advance to reserve a table .

Thank CananUSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259
    (Sycamore Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-314-0974
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?