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About Revel Kitchen & Bar
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.
Danville, CA 94526
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: M-Th 11:30am-10:00pm
Lunch & Dinner: F-Sa 11:30am-11:00pm
Brunch & Dinner Sunday 10:30am-10:00pm
$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
First time at this restaurant. Very nice atmosphere. We dined early so it was not too busy and not too noisy. The food ranged from excellent to good. The pasta dish with shrimp and sausage was excellent--sounds heavy but it was not at all. The salmon special was very good but suffered a little because it was farmed salmon. The boneless short ribs were mediocre according to the person who ordered that. The vegetable salad was great. The other salad, the name of which I do not recall, was a caesar in disguise including even anchovies but did not seem to have enough dressing. The best part of the place were the specialty bar drinks. These were uniformly excellent. The Martini that combines vodka, gin and vermouth is amazing--not nearly as strong as you might think and it has a great taste. We thought this restaurant was definitely good enough to come back to, and we will do that in the future.
Went here on a Tuesday night and sat on the front patio, the place was hopping, as was downtown Danville in general. Food, service and cocktails were great. It was pretty loud, and cigarette smoke from people standing in the adjacent driveway kept wafting through (yuck), but it was a good time. I would definitely recommend, its a cool place with a great vibe.
Cools space, good drinks, great overall vibe. Apps came out quickly. Shrimp and Gits were good, Gem Salad was a bit of a mess. Short Ribs and Roasted Chicken came out cold. Pretty sure the waiter forgot them because when I asked to speak with him, he came out with the food.
Ran out of wine glasses making it impossible for us to have a wine toast for wedding anniversary with party of 4. Wine was warm. We had a 15+ minute wait for the 4th glass. Additional 30+ minute wait for placing our dinner order. Super disappointing service. Food was good.
We had a great time. Have been to Esin Restaurant for years, and finally found time to give Revel a try. We originally asked for a booth, but when we sat in the booth in the hallway, we lost all the ambience of the front of the house. Hostess was wonderful and let us choose a 4-top in the front against the wall. Had a delicious meal, service was excellent, we could hear each other speaking, good energy in the room and we shall return!
Four of us tried this restaurant based upon a recommendation. We had a great time. We arrived shortly after 5PM. Several empty tables at this time but soon the restaurant was packed. So make reservations. If you have an interest in small plates to share, then be sure to go for their happy hour (check their web page). Frankly, I could order three or four plates of their happy hour tostadas (two per plate) and be happy. They are delicious. I'm planning to return on a Monday for their fried chicken dinner to check it out
Definitely a find in Danville. Inspired to go here for brunch by the fact it was associated with Esin and the good reviews on OpenTable. Lots of interesting menu options, though more would be welcome. Get the ricotta donuts--a nice starter treat--and try some desserts! Waiter was really good--friendly and attentive. If the weather is good, the restaurant offers front and back patio areas for outdoor eating. Parking on entrance street is really bad, but there is a fairly decent sized lot in the back.
This was my first visit. I made reservations 3 days in advance. It was part of a birthday gift for my wife but I couldn't find a babysitter so we lugged our 10 yr old son, 7 yr old daughter, and 2 year old son with us. I was worried that this would be a possible nightmare but they put us in a booth which quickly negated our problem.
Our reservation was for 6:30 on a Sat night.
Venue: a combination of cute and trendy in downtown Danville. There's a decent sized porch with tables which faced the street, already filled with patrons. Inside is modern/rustic and slightly on the dark side but not uncomfortable. Restrooms were clean.
Service: Daniel was our server. Without being awkwardly too helpful, he was a cool combination of incredibly attentive but nonchalant. He seems to have tasted the entire menu and very helpful with making recommendations. He educated us on the culture of ordering at this restaurant: instead of having to plan your entire meal with appetizer, small, drinks, entrees, he stated that we could just choose a bunch of different small plates first and he'd check up on us along the way to see if we'd want to add food along the way. Super cool way of ordering food.
Food: we ordered the chicken sliders, pork belly, and a dozen oysters. The kids ordered from the kids' menu (penne pasta and burger).
Chicken sliders: 4/5 stars. Served with a slaw dressed gingery vinaigrette (which I thoughts was pretty awesome). A million times more tender than the appearance let on. Served in home made pillowy biscuits and a slightly spicy sriracha-like sauce and melted cheddar. We switched the chips out for truffle fries which were better than average.
Pork belly: 5/5 stars. Crispy on the outside, juicy inside. Garnished with caramelized onions and a smarter of pomegranate seeds.
Oysters: 4/5 stars. Good, not spectacular.
Beignets: 5/5 stars. Just get it. With the lightly sweet but not too syrupy dipping sauce. Mmm.
Butterscotch pudding: 5/5 stars. Stupid yummy.
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