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Need an upscale recommendation - not Mexican or Italian.

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  1. Not sure if this was time sensitive, but in Danville, Chow is good food, but it's casual, not really "upscale". In Downtown Pleasanton, Stacys used to be pretty good.

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    Stacey's Cafe
    310 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    Chow
    445 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA

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    1. re: KatoK

      Yeah Stacey's OK, a little on the expensive side. There are a couple others in downtown Pleasanton but they are Italian.

      1. re: PeterL

        Stacey's is horrible. Expensive and you might as well throw Stouffer's in the microwave. I've never gotten the attraction to her place(s) aside from the Gary Larson connection(apparently he's never eaten her food.)

    2. koi garden is upscale chinese - but probably not what you're looking for.

      oasis (afghan) in downtown pleasanton has an upscale feel, but it's hard to recommend because the food is all drenched in the same sauce

      most of my favorites in the area are the ethnic restaurnats - saigon (vietnamese), kadupul (sri lankan), rose garden (indian), pamir (afghan)

      1. Go to Esin in Danville at the Sycamore exit from 680, or Bridges in downtown Danville. Both are good for lunch. Food is better (IMHO) at Esin. If you like desserts, Esin have a huge selection of fresh and seasonal yummies.

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        Esin Restaurant
        750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526

        1. Cafe Esin is quite nice. It's in Danville but close to San Ramon.

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          Esin Restaurant
          750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526

          1. I just remembered Patrick David's in Danville as well. I had a wonderful, (and pretty pricey), lunch there last summer. Definitely upscale.

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            Patrick David's Cafe
            416 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526

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            1. re: KatoK

              I would give an additional thumbs up to Esin - it is in the small shopping mall where Navalet's and Maria Maria are located - easy access to and from freeway 680
              http://www.esinrestaurant.com/

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              Esin Restaurant
              750 Camino Ramon, Danville, CA 94526

            2. Laurus and Blackhawk Grille might be the kind of venue you are looking for. For steaks, try Forbes Mill Steakhouse. All are in the San Ramon area.

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              Forbes Mill Steakhouse
              200 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526

              Blackhawk Grille
              3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506

              Laurus
              3483 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506