Nestled in the heart of California, Danville is a charming town that boasts a vibrant dining scene. From upscale gourmet eateries to cozy family-owned bistros, Danville's best restaurants offer a diverse array of culinary delights that cater to all palates. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable dining experience, these restaurants promise to take you on a gastronomic journey through their innovative menus and exceptional service. This article will guide you through the top-rated restaurants in Danville, each offering a unique dining experience that reflects the town's rich culinary heritage and innovative spirit.
Market-driven New American-Mediterranean plates served in an upscale, airy bistro with a patio.
This place never disappoints. They have maintained their quality over the years and it is always so much fun coming here. The highlights for me are all the scrumptious desserts!!! 8-15-2023 - Dinner - Table for 8
5 / 5
Amina Ahsan Haque
It was good!! I had the risotto and the coconut tart. Not a TON of gf dinner options, but a fair enough variety with many that are also vegan/vegetarian. Lots of gf dessert options. The servers and atmosphere were nice. Servers knowledgeable about celiac. In terms of service, wow, I’ve never felt so served in my life. We were frequently checked up on, given fresh water, asked if we needed anything. The servers were all friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
5 / 5
We came to celebrate my wife birthday. The experience was awesome, food was delicious and looked great. Service was impeccable. The atmosphere was good, conversations going on, but not too loud. They do not have too many options on the menu, which probably explains each dish was prepared close to perfection. Even my daughter, who is the hardest to please, said that her burger "was the best she had ever" (and she has extensive experience when it comes to burgers). All other dishes were super tasty as well, including sides. My wife actually liked risotto even more than her fish, which was pretty good as well. We ordered several desserts to share, and those did not disappoint either. All in all, highly recommended.
5 / 5
At first glance it's not a particularly welcoming restaurant. Lots of dark wood and somewhat dim lighting, at least in the back section. And the selection of drinks is very classic but tasteful. The Caesar salad was fine. The flatbread appetizer was enough to feed two for dinner and was also fine if a bit of an unusual mix of sweet pear and very sharp blue cheese. The risotto was excellent. Just the right consistency. And the pork chop on sweet potato puree was exquisite. A perfect mix of flavors and perfectly cooked as well. My partner has a French Chardonnay that was just about as bland as it's possible to get I had the Machiavelli Chianti which was interesting but also on the light side. Dessert was a Bailey's cheesecake which my partner who is a cheesecake expert said was fine. A bit bland and with a hazelnut garnish that was not a success.
5 / 5
Good food, but a little bit pricey. Great service though. 👏
5 / 5
This place has a great ambiance and the staff is super polite and courteous. The food however did not meet expectations. We ordered Sopes, Vegetarian jackfruit tacos, corn, grilled corn, guacamole and fajita bowl. We also got seasonal agua fresca (which was strawberry), fresa bella and one more for drinks, which were all ok. The Sopes were terribly bland and pasty.
2 / 5
We've been here several times and the food and service have been good. The wait staffs have been attentive and checked on us quite often. They have a good variety of dishes to select from and special menu when we were there most recently. Outdoor seating is available and highly recommended on a nice day.
4 / 5
Parking: parallel parking easy to find on weekdays. Weekends find public parking nearby Food: many choices, delicious, kids plates are fancy and very attractive Staff and service: friendly, super fast, customer focused Ambience: very nice Don’t miss to try this place
5 / 5
On my visit my family was seated quickly and was able to accommodate my dog right on arrival. Our experience on getting our order was a little longer than the desired wait time to be served. It took 10+ minutes before anyone came. Once our order was taken everything else came at a great pace. Including refills on my drink. The food was uninspired and it had no real taste to it. I had the breakfast burrito and my wife had battered shrimp tacos. It was as inspired as white bread. If that's your thing this could be good. But didn't have any authentic Mexican feel. Chips and salsa at the start were super mild as well. The atmosphere in the outdoor dining was very pleasant but all of the outdoor dining in this area has that same charm. Nothing stood out but nothing detracted either.
3 / 5
Service was top class. They are all super quick, polite and on top of everything. Well done! As far as the food it is good but not great the sauce salsa and the corn was excellent. I had the burrito with Birria which was great meat and overall a solid burrito but nothing to wow you. Do not recommend Tostadas de Atun fresco (Ahi Tuna) as the tuna is not good quality
4 / 5
Locally minded Cal-Mexican & Oaxacan dishes, plus tequila & mezcal, in airy, upbeat surrounds.
This is a healthy choice Mexican place downtown! Cool outdoor area. Too hot to eat outside. Started with mimosas but finished with the Diablo (spicy margarita) cool little Sunday Funday! Wife had the Salmon Salad I had the Chile Relleno👌 All plates are clean and healthy! If you’re looking for big sloppy plates this ain’t the spot!
5 / 5
July 2023 review - different food and drinks - SAME AWESOME Experience! Excellent dinner from Friday Aug 12th 2022 We got the Sangria, watermelon margarita, chef's special fish & chilli releno Food was tasty,. Drinks were super and got dessert we got the amazing churros ! We will be back again to try the other tasty menu options :)
5 / 5
We met for a girl’s night out here. The ambience was refreshing and airy. I ordered a Chicken Piccadillo. The portion size was quite generous. The dish was packed with flavor, and the combination of grilled chicken, onions, tomatoes and spices was just perfect. The sauce was warm and comforting and it left me wanting for more. It paired so well with the rice and beans making for a satisfying and filling meal. Overall a great place for Mexican food.
5 / 5
10/10!!! I've both eaten here as a two-top, four-top, and even a full buyout. Every experience was wonderful! The food is incredibly, staff are so friendly and attentive, and the drinks are to die for! My wife and I hosted our Wedding Weekend Rehearsal Dinner here a few months ago, with a full buyout for about 150 guests. The whole team was so helpful and supportive with planning and logistics, and on the day of were flexible with some on-the-fly timing shifts (we couldn't get everyone to actually sit down and eat!) The team was SO accommodating of allergy concerns. The bride and some guests have celiac, and there were various vegetarians and vegans, so we had to put together an entirely custom menu. Pretty much everything was gluten-free to start anyways! The appetizers, entrees, and drinks were delicious and plentiful. We are STILL hearing feedback from our friends and family as to how much they enjoyed the evening and how they never had to wait for refills / the next round of drinks. Hats off to the entire team. We will be back :)
5 / 5
I had an excellent experience at this restaurant! The food was delicious and fresh. Cocktails and dessert are a must at this restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, the place is beautiful, new and very clean. The staff was amazing very attentive and happy to help with all my questions. Definitely recommend.
5 / 5
Polished pizzeria for Neapolitan pies, sides & a full bar in a contemporary, airy interior.
Parking: there is a nearby public parking so not much to worry about. Service: we had a table for four but only three plates were given. We ordered and asked for appetizer to be given first but the they brought the entree first. Appetizer didn’t even show up until we were half way through the entree. I will give the benefit of doubt it’s because of busy day Food: it was delicious and quantity and quality both were good Kids menus : limited but they have kids menu. The pizza in the kids menu is large enough for a 10 year old Ambience: great place. Must get the outdoor. They have live spaghetti and cheese blending and that’s awesome
3 / 5
Very good Italian food in a charming town at a great location. Had some great choices that were both traditional, as well as some items I hadn't heard of before. Went with the latter, and really enjoyed it. Very much recommend.
5 / 5
Incredible authentic Italian food. The absolute best paninis we've ever had! We'll be back for sure!
5 / 5
Thank YOU ALL! Every single person who works here was very attentive in making sure we were taken care of. From waiting at the bar to our desert. ROSARIO, thank you for caring so much to make sure all my food was shellfish free. We also love your confidence in keeping me safe (which I was) and the wines 🍷 you suggested were delicious! Thank you to the chef on duty 11/4/21, The meal you prepared was delicious and I felt safe know how much you took time to keep me safe. We also appreciate the visit to our table to make sure I was enjoy your delicious creation. If you have a shellfish allergy this is a place to go to get amazing food and feel comfortable to enjoy your meal.
5 / 5
Came here at prime dinner time without a reservation. Inside was pretty busy so we were given the option to sit outside under the open air tents and heater. It was pretty windy out but with warm jackets and hot water, we made it through. The app bread was soft and tasty. The bowl it came in made it difficult to get to the vinaigrette, but still tasty. The calamari also had a surprisingly good taste and texture but it came out lukewarm, which the wind outside accelerated things. We both ordered the special of the day. He loved it. I however thought it was too gamey. The waiter was super cool about letting me order something different. I went with the lasagna and loved it! Hot, huge portion, bursting with flavor, simple but cute presentation. Easily my go to meal there. Would definitely return but with a reservation for inside or outside on a warmer night.
4 / 5
Chic farm-to-table bistro with New American offerings presented in stylish, contemporary quarters.
Cozy place and they are trying. The menu looks good but the food is surprisingly subpar. After three visits: the truffle fries have never once had any truffle flavor; entrees have never all come out at the same time; servers don’t understand an order; and more. I wish them the best and it seems others really like them!
2 / 5
Such a great little gem! We had the hush puppies, which were great(minus the maple butter for us), as well as the short rib hash and the seasonal omelette. The hash was fabulous, and the omelette was good, but left a little to be desired. Drinks were by far the shining star!! So good, and perfectly balanced. Portion sizes were also just as fabulous, and we left feeling full but not stuffed.
4 / 5
The food is absolutely delicious, the service and atmosphere as well. We were even offered a complimentary dessert, which was very tasty. 😍 Great experience, highly recommend.
5 / 5
Andreea Maria Constantin-Pau
Pleasant environment. Pleasing staff. Nice presentation. Quality food. Third time here. Would go back…solid option for a business lunch.
4 / 5
Danville Harvest is my new favorite breakfast place! Despite the rainy morning, this place is full. Thankfully, reservations were made. Food complements service; the crew was friendly and attentive without crowding us. The short rib hash was delicious and my Farmer's market omelette was excellently done. We got complimentary chocolate banana bread, which is worth calling home about. Chef's kiss! The ambiance has a quiet elegance, welcoming and family friendly. Love it. 1 highly recommend and will be back- soon!
5 / 5
We ate dinner here today. Fabulous. Food selections were exquisite and extraordinarily well prepared. We sat outside, so it was a bit hot, but that was our choice. Waiter service outside was a little bit slow. Hence the four stars. Aside from that couldn’t ask for a lot more. Really happy with our experience here.
5 / 5
I was a bit disappointed compared to my expectations. We booked this place for a friend's birthday in San Ramon. It was a lot of disappointment overall compared to the branch in Cupertino. The server looked very tired and served all the food in a very dry manner. From the champagne to the steak... everything was a mess. The raw oysters were runny, stale and had a slight odor. I don't want to visit again.
3 / 5
Brought my hubby here for the second time for his birthday, and it was perfect. We love it here. Everything we've had from the menu has been delicious. EVERYTHING. The customer service is very welcoming and attentive. Definitely recommend!
5 / 5
Took my son here to celebrate him graduating high school, a party of 6. Everything was amazing. Great atmosphere, great service, the food was amazing. Portions are more than generous and delicious. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and tender. Definitely worth it for this special occasion.
5 / 5
My youngest sister and her boyfriend recommended this restaurant for our family to dine at. We were originally expected dine at another restaurant, excited to go to this restaurant. Based on the reviews on the other restaurant were horrible. Much to my dismay, I was actually not very impressed with our waitress. Both my husband and I agree that she seemed a little annoyed to be serving our party. I was hoping for really good service considering this seem like a more upscale steakhouse. I was actually thinking to myself that I would never come back, but unfortunately my dad wants to come to this restaurant again for his and my birthdays. The food is actually very good. I will just hope, wish and pray that we do not get the same waitress. I was a little bit perturbed that we had to give her an 18% tip. She probably wasn't even worth 15%. The majority of the patrons dining in this restaurant were caucasian. We only saw four other Asians and maybe another couple of color. Lastly, our dad is 83 and we were seated further into the restaurant. It was annoying for my dad, because he had to walk far. I also didn't like that. The restaurant was kind of dark.
3 / 5
Traditional Italian trattoria with an open kitchen & pizzas from a stone-hearth oven.
The food, service and atmosphere was great. We had the calamari which was fresh and crisp and a shrimp and cornbread appetizer which sounded odd but actually paired extremely well. The flavors were excellent. I ordered the Pork chop which was delicious, the seasoning was spot on and the potatoes were excellent. My wife had the fish special with mashed potatoes. Her dish was also delicious. My mom order the seafood pasta and she had no complaints about it. For dessert we had a cheesecake and tiramisu. Both were devoured. We will be back for the food and service. Robert was very prompt and helpful.
5 / 5
We enjoyed lunch today on the lovely back deck outdoors. I had the Caprese salad with chicken and my friend enjoyed the spinach salad with shrimp. For dessert, we had the popular apple crisp. Such a nice venue to eat and enjoy time with friends.
5 / 5
Not possible to say anything bad about this place. The wait was long but they accommodated us on the patio, and the service was amazingly fast. The Lasagna was simply outstanding! Maybe the best I've ever had. The appetizers, wine offerings and entire menu were impeccable. If I lived here this would be a regular stop. If you don't eat here, you lose. Simple as that.
5 / 5
We had a fun experience at Piatti celebrating a birthday there. We made reservations a day ahead and they made it a fun experience by printing birthday wishes on their paper menu. We asked to be seated in the courtyard by the fountain. It is a good location if weather permitting. Their bread is something you really don't want to miss. The Gnocchi was average and so were the pasta. Tiramisu was really good. Service was super slow, it took us 2+ hours for dinner.
4 / 5
I'm given 3.5. Bread and mussels is delicious. Pizza was dry. Shrimp pasta was just ok.
3 / 5