About Revel Kitchen & Bar
Danville, CA 94526
From the owners of Esin Restaurant and Bar. Revel Kitchen & Bar is located in Historic Downtown Danville. Revel Kitchen & Bar is an uspcale, yet casual tavern offering local, sustainable & natural ingredients. Liquid refreshments feature Craft Beers on tap, Craft Cocktails and eclectic wines.
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Additional public parking lot located directly behind restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Revel Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
This was a nice experience. The food was very good. Great service from server Melony was knowledgeable, attentive and was able to guide us through the menu. We found the cocktails to be a little weak. We got chicken sliders and steak frites. Both were great. The apple coffee cake was delicious. I would go back for the service and the chicken sliders, not so much the drinks.
REVISION after posting this review I got several calls from the manager. He apologized profusely for our poor experience and is sending a gift card. I would not have expected that and I really do appreciate his effort to make it right. I have had great experiences at Revel in the past and after speaking with Frederick, I would be willing to go back.
Original review -
Our service was terrible. First we had to wait 30 minutes for our table, which we weren't that bothered by because it really wasn't their fault. The hostess offered to get us drinks, which she implied were on the house. We sat down finally, the manager came over and apologized, again implying the drinks were on the house. We weren't sitting three minutes before the hostess came over with a bill for the drinks. Then we somehow got on the wrong side of our server and she was rude to us the rest of the night. At the end of the night the manager came over to clear up the drink bill, but by that point, it was kinda too late to salvage the experience.
For what you pay the service was terrible. 30 min late seating when we made a reservation due to a table not leaving (give us the next available??) so we had to sit at a communal and bump elbows with strangers. No apologies or comps, just a "thanks for waiting". Last time I take friends here. It made me and the restaurant look like fools.
My complaint...some items even though they are not beef/pork still contained beef/pork ingredients. So, for a non-red meat eater/pork eater, the menu got even smaller. The salmon was good albeit a very discernible fishy smell, so it didn't seem as fresh to me. Overall, for the items we ate, it was an good experience. We also had a couple drinks that were really good. Desserts were great too! Not overwhelmingly sweet, which I like.
Met one of my girlfriend's for dinner and a drink. We had reservations, but had to wait. The management noticed the wait and took great care of us. Nice wine options by the glass, tuna tar-tare was delicious. For dinner, I had the short ribs which were amazing. Can't wait to go back.
We had a great experience at Revel. We arrived an hour prior to our reservation time and the place was packed. Despite that, they helped us carve out a corner and made sure we had drinks while we waited. The cocktails were well thought out and well made.
We ordered oysters (pretty hard to get these wrong), spicy almonds (good) and truffle fries (excellent). My wife ordered the pork chop (well executed but nothing over the top) and I ordered the Mary's Chicken Sliders. The sliders were one of the most unique and tasty dishes I've had. We would have gone back anyway but the sliders were special and make a return visit an easy decision.
Swing & a miss. Service started & ended very slow. Our waitress did answer all the questions and helped with wine selections. The food was much too salty to taste the ingredients. Salads should not taste salty. Salmon should not be salty. The only hit of the night was the wine was very good.
First, our server, Heather, was terrific . . so knowledgeable about the food and drink menu. She as a real pro!
Next, when can I come back for the avocado toast? I am still thinking about it three days later. The taste and texture of this appetizer is amazing!
First time here and was looking forward to the food as have been to Esin which I love. This place was so loud you could not hear your conversation. I asked for a booth in the back which helped but still loud. The food was great and we had good service. I might return in the summer for outside seating! A bit of a disappointment!
We made a meal of all the small plates and then delicious desserts. It is my favorite way to eat and fun with a group of great friends. Shrimp and Grits and pork belly were my favorites. The butterscotch pudding is still the winner for dessert but the apple cake was a close second. Yummmm...
When we called 2 hours prior to our reservation to ask for the restaurant to add 3 people to our "party of 2", we were told they couldn't. We would have to change our 5:30pm block to 9pm. When we arrived at the restaurant and began our meal there were several empty tables that seated more than two; and many did not get filled..even after we left the restaurant at 7:30pm. Very disappointed that they were unwilling to add 3 people. The hostess didn't apologize when we mentioned the disappointment, and rudely told the one seating us " Here, take them."
The food was average - nothing spectacular, however we ordered their pudding as we remembered it was rather good the 1st time...it was still just as good. No plans on returning anytime soon.
I was totally disappointed. My $12 cocktail consisted mostly of a large ice cube with a lemon wedge. Ahi tartare lacked seasoning and we sent back our fries that came with the lamb sliders. If you can't serve decent shoe string fries, this does not bode well.
We really enjoyed happy hour, had all of the new items on the menu.
the dollar oysters were extremely tiny, though. The tostadas were excellent,
ribs were delicious, but could be more tender. The slider burger was the only
item I would not order again, as the meat was good, but the bun was cold and
not very tasty. The red wine on the happy hour was pretty bad, I had to upgrade.
Still, all in all, a great value and we will go back again-we are regulars here.
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