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Dewz Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dothedewz.com/
  • Phone: (209) 549-1101
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Alvarado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties up to 20 people with a generous set menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Judy Aspesi

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th and 16th St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Dewz
Judy Aspesi and her son Scott established Dewz Restaurant in 1997. Judy, Scott and their staff strive to continuously provide Dewz customers with great food and excellent service. Scott named Dewz in honor of his only brother Dewayne who passed away in 1996 at the very young age of 26 after an arduous battle with leukemia. Along with Executive Chef Vincent, Judy and Scott are 'hands on' owners who energetically oversee the restaurant's everyday operations. Vincent purchases only the finest fresh ingredients for our patrons' dishes and is committed to the meticulous preparation of each plate to asure that you, our guests, enjoy the finest of dining experiences. Come and experience why we have been voted by readers of the Modesto Bee regional newspaper as their favorite fine dining restaurant for 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus several Awards of Excellence from the Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.
Bon Appetit
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten at Dewz many times and for many years......we brought in some friends from Pleasant Hill and they were extremely satisfied with the food and ambiance. They said they only wished they had a restaurant like Dewz back home. Matter of fact, they are already talking about coming back for another visit."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Greeted immediately by energetic hostesses.Batrtender Richard very helpful.Numerous servers helped us before dinner.Dinner was good n plating was excellent.Would recommend dress code. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Lobster Bisque was good but barely warm. Pork shank was big but fatty. I have had much better meals here."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Dewz did it again. Took my mom there for her birthday. She lives in Sacramento and always wants to go here when she's in town. She had the salmon with the pineapple salsa. She said the flavor was wonderful, but the fish was slightly over cooked. But she ate every bite none the less! I had the halibut. Probably the best I've ever had. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband had fish I had steak. Both were wonderful! The service was also outstanding. We went for our anniversary and it was an excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! The wife and I had a great experience. We will be back again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service was exceptional. Ambience was nice, everyone seemed to be happy and enjoying thweir experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food outstanding. We were taken very good care of by the staff. Our water glasses were never empty. I suggested to our server that we would like a Sauvignon Blanc or un-oaked Chardonnay with our meal and he brought us un-oaked Chardonnay. Service could not have been better! They even photographed us and provide us with it as a memento of our dining experience with them."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Top notch overall. Wonderful fresh , seasonal ingredients with lots of creative flair. A person can actually eat healthy here, by omitting the starch and asking for additional veggies. Very nice ambience, with real tablecloths, subdued colors with reds, and nice flowers. They know their wines and do their best to make sure you like the one you choose, by having you sample first if desired. This is a long time one family owned establishment and they work very hard to keep it " right up there" in quality. Wonderful location as well, with easy access in center of town. probably the nicest restaurant in Modesto."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As always Dewz offers a fine dinning experience. All food ordered comes on a hot plate and delicious. Service is excellent. Great for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversay and we had a great dinner and experience. Our waitress was wonderful and we even got a keepsake photo to mark the occasion which was nice."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Dewz was a wonderful dining experience. Loved the food, waiter & wine steward. Very nice, very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to Dewz for several years on our anniversary and the food, service and atmosphere is always top notch, which is why we go back. We go here at other times as well with friends and have never had a bad experience. Paco and Will were very nice and enjoyable to interact with. We will be back again soon."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience, great food and good staff. Even took our picture for our 39th year of wedded bliss."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I gave Dewz a rating of 5 stars for service because they didn't have 6 stars. I have never been to a restaurant with so much focus on service. If you even look up from your table as if to be looking for something a waiter, waitress,or staff member will be there within seconds to see if there is something you need. We have been to Dewz twice now and the food is comparable to any of the finest restaurants you will ever eat at. Since the last time we ate there they have add a craft beer list with some of the best craft beers available."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Modesto. The Cesar Salad made tableside is hands down the best I've ever experienced!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A group of 4 work friends went to dinner to celebrate a birthday. We were treated like royalty! The wait staff took our picture and gave it to the birthday girl. They even gave us a sample of chocolate wine to go with our dessert. The halibut was very nice and the desserts are quite incredible."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dewz is one of the better restaurants in Modesto. The sevice is always very good, if not a bit smoothering and they try hard to make your visit enjoyable. The noise level in the main dining area can be a bit much when filled. The menu is good, not exceptional, but I think they are catering to the masses which keeps them afloat."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Dewz, both for my mother's birthday. As usual, everything was on point. My 81 year old mom was not too happy ordering a prime rib "medium well" and found no pink! I explained that it was how she ordered it, so she ended up taking most of it home to her dogs. THAT was embarrassing! With the exception of the pace a bit too leisurely and slow for me, the dining experience and food was great!Loved how our server took a photo of this "special occasion." My mom loved the photo of herself, and she's the most critical person on the planet!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Literally have always had the perfect meal. I guarantee that everything on the menu is prepared to perfection. Excellent service, as well."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Beautifully plated entrees, delectable tastes and the very best service! Impressive wine list and Scott is always helpful if you can't decide on a wine. He will bring a suggestion(s) until you are satsified. Don't pass up the tabelside prepared Caesar salad - one of the best ever! Very accomodating staff for all special requests."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Steaks were overlooked, waiter was snobby, and we were charged for two desserts that we didn't order."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Everything was good except the bar. We went early for our reservation so we could enjoy a cocktail before dinner. We were the only patrons in the bar seating area but the service was slow and we didn't get our drinks until we were taken to our table. The drinks were bad... We had to send them back... How do you mess up gin and tonic? Flat tonic is nasty."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have celebrated our anniversary at Dewz for several years. The service is always the best! I noted it was our anniversary on the open table reservation and every employee we had contact with wished us a happy anniversary. The food was excellent, as always. The wine steward was helpful and our waitress was attentive and answered our questions about specials with no problem. We go to Dewz several more times a year and we will be back soon as the new menu items sound amazing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dewz is a gen! We love dining here and is a family favorite!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I grew up in Modesto but haved long lived in much larger cities (Bay Area and Chicago). I never really thought of home as having fine dining, but after taking my mother out for her 80th birthday earlier this week at Dewz I have changed my mind. The space is quite nice, the food was interesting and well prepared (excellent seafood), the servers were very friendly and attentive, and the wine list covers lots of ground at reasonable prices. I particularly like their wide range of half bottles. I would take any of my friends from the big city to Dewz knowing that they would come away impressed. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I always look forward to an opportunity to eat at Dewz, from the door being opened for me, to the folding of my napkin when I leave the table, to the delicious food being served with a smile. I do not anticipate ever being disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our dinner at Dewz's immensely. There were a few missteps early on...our table wasn't ready, they asked us to wait in the bar, no problem, but we must have been asked 4-5 times if we wanted drinks. We had brought 2 bottles of wine, and asked to open one, but still the drink question kept coming.... Also, we ordered a cheese plate in the bar, but it took almost 40 minutes to reach us...??? Finally at our table now...??? Onward from there was smooth sailing, our server, Nathan, was very attentive. Everyone enjoyed the Caesar salad (Katherine made it perfectly!), and we had four different entree's each very good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We dined at Dewz for our 30th anniversary. We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. The food was wonderful and our waiter Will was absolutely outstanding. He made us feel very special."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "DEWZ is one of our favorite restaurants and every time we dine at DEWZ it never disappoints. The service is fantastic and wine lis is extensive as well as wine server is knowledgeable and helpful. Our server, Nathan, was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. We highly recommend DEWZ (and you have to get the table side caesar salad). "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Let's be clear: this is an excellent "fine dining" establishment. BUT: even at the very best restaurants, one can find moderately priced wines on the list. A list can be "impressive" (and get critical raves from Wine Spectator) and still offer options at a wide range of prices. Apparently, the management at Dewz does not believe this, and is cynical enough to think they can force patrons to buy outrageously over-priced wine because that's all that is available. Thus, while this is a "special occasion" restaurant, it's not likely to become the sort of place you'd dine regularly, unless you were exceedingly wealthy. (Ironically, the food prices were reasonable, considering the high quality the chef was offering.)"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here for our anniversary. We were seated right away and waited on very well. Our waiter even took our picture and brought it back to us in a nice card. A very small negative was that we could overhear the conversations at the tables next to us."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the place. It was very romantic and quiet. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Spent Saturday night celebrating my mother's birthday with my family. There were seven of us in the part and we all sat super comfortably. I hadn't been to Dewz since it has moved to its new location and I was really impressed with how the restaurant looked. I thought they did a great job with the decoration. Location wise, it was also super convenient for attending an event at the Gallo Center following. Our waiter was super sweet and funny. He even remembered to take our photo at the end of our meal and printed out a copy right at the restaurant for my mom. She was super stoked. Although I don't live in Modesto anymore, anytime I come to visit family I will definitely plan to check it out again. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Dewz - the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Fresh Basil Fettuccini Lobster Medallions Tiger Prawns Grilled Oyster Mushrooms Charred Tomato-Piquillo Pepper Cream Parmigiano Reggiano. The service from everyone there was outstanding. They just seemed to know exactly when we needed something without hovering."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We have dined here several times and have always been impressed by the meal, service and atmosphere. Thank you for another great experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dewz never disappoints. Dewz is the first on my list when deciding on a restaurant in Modesto!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dewz is a perfect dining experience. The staff is exceptional and treats all the patrons warmly. The menu features sufficient selections for all tastes and there is always a good selection of fresh fish. The meals are served in an unrushed pace, allowing us to enjoy each course. We are looking forward to our next visit to Dewz."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service was somewhat off as they had a couple of large groups that evening."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great wine, delicious steak dinners, and fun ambiance. Had a fun conversation with owner Scott. I would recommend Dewz to friends. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014