Where to Eat in Danville: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Milan Banda

The Town of Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California. It is one of the incorporated municipalities in California that uses "town" in its name instead of "city". The population was 42,039 in 2010.
Things to do in Danville

1. Esin Restaurant & Bar

750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526-4259 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 925-314-0974
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Esin Restaurant & Bar

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. <br> 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.<br>Be sure to save room for one of Esin’s fresh made desserts that have become so well known.

Reviewed By Jill A - Danville, California

Calm contemporary decor, a waitstaff that know they are there to make your dining experience the best it can be (and not to be your best friend), good variety on the menu, the best salmon (it's usually a special and always over something really interesting) - and the most incredible selection of desserts, all fabulous. Try the prawn cobb, the meze platter, the pasta special - the fried chicken sandwich at lunch. And save room for dessert. I always check out the dessert case on my way in. We have a friend who usually shares but will not share the lemon merengue tart with gingersnap cookie crust. Once you taste it, neither will you! Well worth a trip to Danville.

2. The Peasant's Courtyard

3195 Danville Blvd, Ste 1, Alamo, CA 94507-1970 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 925-362-0088
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

The Peasant's Courtyard

Reviewed By Garrett D - Alamo, California

I have been eating at The Courtyard for years and make it a habit to have breakfast there at least once a week when the weather is nice. The staff is very friendly and greet many customers by name. The courtyard is by far the nicest in Alamo with a lovely fountain and tall redwood trees. The food is tasty and wholesome, if not remarkable. But, the setting is what really makes this restaurant special.

3. Revel Kitchen and Bar

331 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3307 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 925-208-1758
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Revel Kitchen and Bar

Reviewed By SJDTravel1 - Lafayette, California

Lunch at Revel - started with awesome deviled eggs with truffle oil. On to amazing pulled pork tostadas (3 to an order) stacked with delicious stuff like onions and citrusy aioli. Then we shared lamb sliders and fried chicken sliders which were also very good. They have a pretty decent wine list and a full bar. The service was superb. Lots of street parking nearby.

4. Piatti Danville

100 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526-3956 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 925-838-2082
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Piatti Danville

Ristorante Piatti features a menu with recipes complimenting the various regions of Italy. It has a casual yet sparkling atmosphere with authentic regional Italian cuisine. Piatti&apos;s success can be attributed to its staff and its approach to food, wine, and the dining experience.

Reviewed By 58Tinlady - San Ramon, California

Two friends took me for a birthday dinner on 01/03. I've visited Piatti's before and was very excited to go again. However, it seemed as though our waiter was just not into working that evening. We had to search for him several times and he was just plan unhappy. The food was okay but his attitude pretty much overshadowed the entire experience. Just too bad is all.

5. The Peasant And The Pear

267 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3309 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 925-820-6611
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

The Peasant And The Pear

Reviewed By tombrady127 - Beaufort, South Carolina

after being seated , we waited, had to go back to hostess for service, table behind us was excessively loud, short ribs were very fatty, the mushroom risotto had sat under a heating light and was luke warm , also, In my opinion was not worth $23.00. Others in our group were basically satisfied with their meals , maybe we were just under a bad star that evening !

6. Bridges Restaurant & Bar

44 Church St, Danville, CA 94526-3814 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner SGD 28 - SGD 41 +1 925-820-7200
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Bridges Restaurant & Bar

California America with European/Asian influenced cuisine served in a casual~elegant setting.

Reviewed By FarmerRK - Moraga, California

We had lunch during the Xmas holidays at Bridges, restaurant was quite full with people celebrating. My husband had a hamburger and I had a shrimp salad. For dessert we had a chocolate cake. All the food was well prepared although the salad needed more dressing (I asked the server for more and she gladly provided it). The portions were ample; the dessert was on the small side. Service was good and efficient. Their prices are on the high side but it is worth going for special occasions.

7. Locanda Ravello

172 E Prospect Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3812 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 925-984-2101
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Locanda Ravello

Reviewed By Suzy O - Lafayette, California

I have visited their sister restaurant in Danville and was thrilled to hear they were opening another location here. Lafayette has a lot of restaurants but this brings authentic Italian flavor at good prices. I went the day they first opened and loved the remodel of the old building - so fresh and bright. Service was a little rocky and the marinara sauce had come from a burnt pot but the owner was delightful and the food held promise. A few weeks later I had lunch there and the place was packed! It was well staffed and we sat right away. The bread is so good and they keep bringing more :) All our food was excellent with the burrata being the standout. Fabulous dessert - I can't remember the name but it had a hazelnut crunch. The owner was there again and personally greeted each table. This is a gem in Lafayette for ambiance, food, and service.

8. Domenico's Delicatessen & Cafe

682 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3810 Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 925-837-8301
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Domenico's Delicatessen & Cafe

Domenico&apos;s philosophy has always stayed the same; simply to seek out the best possible ingredients and make the highest quality sandwiches. This meant hand picking product from top local purveyors. Walk into Domenico&apos;s and you can see the wide assortment of over 40 meats and 30 cheeses to choose from. All the sandwiches are made from fresh bread delivered daily from several Bay Area artisan bakeries. Add to this a variety of unique house made sandwich dressings and you have one of the largest sandwich selections in the Bay Area. Just imagine the possibilities. In addition to the sandwich selection, Domenico&apos;s is home to over 60 original house made salads that rotate daily along with soups and hot entrees. Complete the meal with a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie and you will be hooked. Meet up with friends at Domenico&apos;s for lunch and take a look at the assortment of gourmet foods and boutique wines lining the shelves. In 2003, they opened Domenico&apos;s Cafe next door and modeled it after the gelaterias in Italy. The cafe menu features hand crafted pizzas, hot and cold panini sandwiches, espresso and of course fabulous gelato. Come in and see what Domenico&apos;s is all about.

Reviewed By pr7169 - Castro Valley, California

We go here often after dinner, just for the gelato. About 8 different flavors, and you can choose from 4 different sizes, or cone. Small place with indoor and outdoor seating. Small parking lot out front.

9. Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

200 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526-3961 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 42 - SGD 105 +1 925-552-0505
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

Reviewed By 201bobk - Park City, Utah

I've only been to Forbes Mill twice but the experiences were very pleasant. The service was exceptional. As I have matured, I am have learned to lean heavily on seasoned waiters for advice and counsel on wines and entrees. The two gentlemen I had were great to chat with and dialled me in on what I should order based upon what my stomach was craving.

Excellent food preparation and a great wine list. If they had soufflé for dessert, the restaurant would be equal to a Morton's or Flemings.

This is a great place for either a high-end date or a business dinner. I wish they had more booths. But, I'm old-fashioned that way.

On the weekends you definitely need a reservation but during the week I have not found it to be an issue to just walk in.

Enjoy!

10. Sideboard

90 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3817 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 925-984-2713
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

Sideboard

Reviewed By LaBernardi - California/Italy

A Danville “institution”, the Sideboard offers standards with a twist and maintains its fans by keeping certain items in the menu that render it pitch perfect for the young crowd. Check out the blue cheese potato chip appetizer which manages to charm even the most doubtful of parent visitors. Great salads that allow the gluten free to celebrate. After numerous visits, I recommend avoiding peak times in which one finds oneself standing in a line crowding over diners with breakfast and their doggies slobbering over the water bowl. So Saturday and Sunday brunch!! Uggh. Weekday off times are best. Still, though, a Danville classic well worthy of a visit.

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