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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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Thought I'd checkout Dewz before booking for a large group. So glad I did! The bar area is small, but elegantly decorated & cozy. My husband ordered cognac; to our surprise they were out of Remy Martin. My specialty cocktail; weak & flavorless. Dining area is nicely appointed, but crammed. It's distracting hearing others talk while trying to converse. Service ample; but slow. One minute many servers w/water & bread; next waiting an eternity for barely warm food. The food was a disappoint. Husband's NY encrusted steak; not good. The crust caked on & dry, overwhelming the meat with no flavor. My Filet Mignon, barely warm, smothered w/sauce; yet flavorless. Dewz out. Next, Ernie's in Manteca. If that fails, back to Ruth Chris in Walnut Creek!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a great night, excellent service from Jeremiah and the entire staff. Food was very well prepared, but maybe slightly behind the times, still doing balsamic reductions etc. overall though, just great choices and vibrant dining rooms. Will try the wine bar soon!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dewz continues to be a pleasurable dinning experience whatever the occasion! This was a first to celebrate my birthday and I really appreciated the picture taken and printed for me. Everything was delicious from the cocktails, to the appetizers, the salad, main course, and ending with dessert. We were all very satisfied. Thank you for the wine tasting with our salad too. A nice touch."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The wine list was excellent! The sea bass was excellent. The salad was very good. Initially when you are seated, the server brings an appetizer menu. Several cheeses are listed but they did not have any of them. I ordered a small cheese plate and it was three hard piece of tasteless cheese. Very disappointed... Other than that everything was good. Very good service, very nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "When my wife and I want to enjoy a great night out Dewz is always in our top 5. Great service, great wine selection, amazing food, and ambiance for miles. Love this place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for a girls night out and had a great time! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have one pet peeve with this restaurant. I order wine that I have usually never tried because I love to experiment. I also buy wine I choose to afford. I ordered a bottle of chardonnay which was $42.00. I was then brought another bottle and told they were out of my selection and had taken the liberty to bring a bottle similar in both style and price. I had already studied the wine list and knew the cost of the replacement bottle was $71.00. Can you imagine the shock to diners who just accept the substitution when their bill came? This is an experience I have had before which is why I do my homework before dining there. The food is the best in town and the service is usually very good but high turnover has effected that as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A table of six individuals were seated to my right; perhaps, they had sampled too much wine before dining, but certainly something had blocked their sensibilities. Throughout our meal we were exposed to their harsh cackling laughter, and a conversation that seemed to generate a competition to see whom, among their party could shout, not speak, the loudest. My husband and I were barely able to hold any semblence of a conversation over this noise. Consequently, when I look back on that evening, I don't recall the service, the quality of the food, or the ambience; I remember the noise level. I remember the discomfort of being subjected to the horrible cacophony from the next table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another terrific meal at probably the best restaurant in all of Modesto. Relatively inexpensive lunch for such a nice restaurant too! The tomato soup was awesome. The club sandwich was one of the best I've ever had. The turkey beget was enjoyed thoroughly by the other person in my party. Great job Dewz!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Had one night in Modesto and didn't feel like the mexican or chinese places yelp kept recommending…I kept seeing Dewz at the top of all the lists…the name threw me as it sounded a bit dated but got such good reviews we decided to give it a shot and what a delightful experience. There were no less than 4 people that were helping us…one with the water, one for the wine, one to make sure everything was good, and this was all before the waiter came over with the menus…the wine suggestions were perfect the food was delicious…the table next to us ordered this bananas foster situation that was a whole performance at the table prepared by the owner…6 scoops of ice-cream and flaming bananas extravaganza…which we just enjoyed watching them enjoy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Nice place for a romantic date or for a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Three of us dined recently and experienced a wonderful meal and service. Although we asked for our favorite waiter Wilbur, we had equally good service from Hector. The only downfall is the noise level in the dining room we were seated in. The acoustics are a bit harsh in that room but the loud people at the nest table certainly did not help. It's not Dewz fault that people lack manners."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have been there 3 times. Service is great once you get to your table. Lounge service is mediocre when they are busy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Celebrated my wife's birthday at Dewz. I had noted on my reservation that it was her birthday, the hostess greeted us and immediately wished my wife a happy birthday. Our Server was very nice and each course was not rushed. She came to the table with a camera and asked if she could take a picture of us for our special occasion. At the end of the evening she brought the picture to us in a nice Dewz photo holder (great touch). Food was very good and the server/bussers were constantly clearing dishes, filling water, cleaning crumbs off of the table. Very attentive staff. Overall a very enjoyable relaxing evening. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Truly a wonderful restaurant in Modesto. If you are looking for something very upscale with tremendous food, please visit Dewz. My wife and I have visited them for years on almost every special occasion. Absolutely amazing dishes!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This has been my second time dinning at dewz. Spectacular place to wine and dine the wife she loves it, great food, great service. Will be going back again and again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful food, expert bar tenders, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient wait staff. Don't change a thing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We've been to Dewz a couple times. It's a great fine dinning place, food and drinks are both amazing. My husband and I had no kids for the night and decided to make the most of it. We started with the cheese plate which they pair with wine, followed by table side Cesar salad which is one of the best I've ever had. We had filet for the main course which was cooked perfectly and really tender, vanilla ice cream and chocolate wine for desert. The only down side to the evening was large (slightly noisy) party we were sat next to."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Dewz is always good but was off a slight step this time around -- still good, just not as great as normal. I had the veal dish which was overcooked and a bit tough but the sauce was excellent and offset it. My girlfriend had the seafood pasta which was excellent and my daughter had the New York steak with blue cheese panko crust which I believe is their best dish (I've had it before). We also enjoyed appetizers (oysters and bruschetta), the fresh table made Caesar salad (a bit on the lemony side and week on the garlic and anchovies), and the house made sorbet for dessert (green apple, bing cherry, and chocolate) which was tasty. The waiter appeared new but was attentive when needed. It was a good night and we will be back again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went there with my husband just for dessert and it was delicious! The portion size was large and the variety of selection was good. I had the chocolate molten cake and my husband had the peach crème brûlée. Both were fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Everything I ordered had great flavor to it, which I find missing in most restaurants. Had the baseball steak, and I ate all of it, also something I don't do unless it is really good. Also had the bannna crème brule that was amazing. So my overall experience was wonderful, so I will be back. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Received $100 gift certificate for Christmas. Have not been to Dewz since it moved to new location, quite some time ago. Bar/waiting area much nicer than old location! We had a reservation thru Open Table on Saturday after Valentines and were sat immediately. Table for 2 with nice couch on one side. But table was rectangular and I was too far away from my husband to hold hands or speak quietly. Good for a blind or first date, not so for my 23rd Valentines with my #1. Food was good, wine selection more than a body needs ;) Dishes all a la carte, we had Starter plate and then entrees. It was more than enough and we are big eaters. Wine Steward and bus boy were more personable than the waiter himself. But We were happy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went to Dewz for our anniversary. The place was packed! Very nice Lobster Bisque and the filet mignon could be cut with a fork. My wife had the seafood pasta dish and it was spectacular. Friendly staff. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've dined out Dewz several times. In the past their food has always been delicious and consistent. However, these past two times mashed potatoes have been ordered by myself or someone in the party. Each one of us have been disappointed. I like smooth and earthy mashed potatoes. I would say theirs fall into the earthy category, but very bland and the consistency ruins it. My fiance says that box mashed potatoes taste better. My best friend said that she couldn't eat it. I'm really disappointed with Dewz and expect more."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Dew's has probably the best service, decor, and ambiance within a 20 mile radius that I've witnessed. That's where all the good comments stop.... The food was beyond terrible for the price. Everything we ordered was bland or overbearing, and I can think of 5 restaurants that make their exact dishes better then they do. A 32 dollar chicken entree should blow me away. A 32 dollar fish entree should make my toes curl. ..... Sigh, what a disappointment. Never again."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My husband and i have eaten from places that have had great reviews but we always found some Thing wrong. At dewz...like always taste amazing and the servers was amazing. We were very pleased. Plus it was like a family once we settled in. The server we had was Very helpful and made the nite great. He was knowledgeable and respectable He always made us feel like we were important. .....even though he was busy with other tables Still made us feel important . We were very happy after almost 2 years to finally taste good food. Thank you dewz for being a part of THAT! Very good even the next day if you dont finish your evening dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We recently had a dinner meeting here with a customer. The food was outstanding. Also, the owner brought us over a magnificent bottle of wine. I highly recommend this for any occasion!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Never disappointed with the food and service at Dewz."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We love the food here. The service is always the best. We went for our wedding anniversary and they took a picture of us & gave us a picture to take home, it was nice little unexpected touch that made our experience much more memorable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Don't pass this place if you ever in Modesto!!!! The Server was outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I took my wife there for he birthday and had a great dinner, the only thing was we did not get a picture we were promised and no bottle of wine, other the that service was great, but after a 500 hundred dolled dinner bill you think that we would get a litte give o wine and a picture to remember the date,,"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This was a great Restaurant. Rarely can i find a place i cant find one small issue, this is the one and in Modesto of all places. Good job Dewz!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We just moved from New York City. We have tried a few spots in Modesto and this is by far our favorite!!! The staff is very friendly and warm. Great service, good food and beautiful decor!!! Joy & Rob"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Prices are high... Especially cocktails an beer it's not Hawaii.."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable time at Dewz. Ww were looking for quiet night out and Dewz filled the bill very nicely."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "5 star service from the moment we walked in. Run like an orchestra. Menu inventive & classic. Tableside caesar salad. Loved the entire experience. Fine dining in Modesto. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful. Nathan was a perfect waiter. Excellent experience. I thought it was a great bargain. I would have gladly paid twice the price."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "This is by far the nicest restaurant in Modesto. A wonderful experience and the food - heavenly."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Another outstanding outing to Dewz! Scott, Jade and the entire staff are so wonderful! We brought some friends who had never been. Needless to say, they were so impressed, and summed-up the Dewz experience well - The food is awesome, the environment outstanding and the staff is intuitive! Couldn't have said it better my self."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Seating was ontime; the wait staff provided immediate water and menus; the waiter was quick to the table; the specials explanation was well done, but not over the top; the overall service was steady and timely meaning the water glasses got refilled before being empty, the wine glasses got refilled before being empty, and the acrutrements such as bread, butter, etc refilled before empty and without the need to ask! The food was timely and as explained in the pre-meal explanation. The food was excellent and the portions were correct: not oversized but not too small either! Did not partake in the desserts or coffee offering. Pricing was not cheap but not extreme. Main entre was $30 each and wine was reasonable! Typical alicate menu!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014