Dewz
Dewz

Dewz

  • 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.

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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Dewz reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)romantic (43)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (16)hot spot (14)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    FIRST CLASS ESTABLISHMENT with knowledgeable staff. From the Owner to the staff, nothing but a great place for a romantic or family dinner that is always remembered!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bonnie
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is the best food in town for an elegant meal. I always consider it my "special occasion" place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enchanted evening
    Nancy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for the wife's birthday. The before dinner drink was excellent. We were seated promptly at the reserved time. The waiter was gracious and did a great job explaining the printed listing of the daily offerings and the specials. The wine steward and the salad prepare were great. The food, well can not explain how good it is, but simply fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • calgal
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Dewz did not disappoint. As usual, the food and service were amazing. We enjoyed the changes to the menu. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Emjay
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Dewz. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It was an experience we wish to repeat. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    SO GOOD we had a lovely time for our anniversary and birthday..... Staff and food and drinks were excellent and we enjoyed the comfort and ambience of a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection!
    ShayShay
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ambience was great. Food delicious & service was impeccable! A little touch of San Francisco in our Modesto! Great for a special occasion as we were celebrating 39 years of marriage. They even took a complimentary picture of us to remember.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner but...?
    Beachcomber
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As "foodies" we spend $10K a year dining out between Modesto and the Monterey Peninsula, where restaurants must provide exceptional food to survive. Dewz has established itself as one the best restaurants in Modesto and likely the most expensive as well. With that said, our entrees were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the basil pasta with tiger prawns that easily challenges many of the great seafood pastas on the peninsula. So why only 4 stars? Great meals start with great bread and Dewz fails miserably. Cold, dry and flavorless describes the bread. And who in their right mind is going to spread raw garlic on bread during date night? I find it interesting this pre-dinner offering has not changed over the years? This is an easy fix...?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dewz
    James
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent "ninja" service, they seem to magically show up at the right time and never interrupt the dinner conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The gentleman that explained the wine list was superb, very knowlegable and was able to provide a bottle of wine my wife and I both enjoyed. Our waiter was ok, we asked him to take a picture and because we we laughed acouple of times he seemed to get irritated and placed the phone on the table (hard)and said I'll be back. We were both taken back with his response.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Dewz!
    Lilyfly
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Dewz has always been a positive experience for great service, great food, and beautiful atmosphere. I always appreciate the owner's knowledge on wine and he has always been spot on for what we are looking for. Dewz is a real touch of class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it at Dewz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A true gem, Dewz offers excellent fare and world class service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back for special nights
    Fantastic
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Generally reserved for special occasions, date nights, etc., Dewz continues to improve with slight changes to their menu items and specialty cocktails. We'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The best restaurant in modesto! The service and food are amazing. A fine dining experience that my wife and I love everytime
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect after the theater
    Monet1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After the theater our group went to the restaurant. Half of this wanted dessert and half wanted appetizers. We arrived at 10 PM. It's a great place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dewz
    dcox7200
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food, great service and relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding as Always!
    MattK361
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dewz is our go-to place whether it is to mark a special occasion or to just enjoy a romantic evening out. Food, service, staff, wine and bar are all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib is the best ever
    NateR
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is my favorite spot for Prime Rib anywhere! I've got a lot of favorite prime rib spots but this is the best. Also the best Ceasar Salad I've ever had. I would come here just for the salad!!! The romantic value is tops... This is my go-to place for many of my 36 anniversary dinners. You just can't beat this place for ambience, service, food, etc. It's a gem in Modesto!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not2special
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined there many times over the past several years and it seems a little less impressive each time we've gone. Three of the five of us had the blue cheese New York. We all agreed that the New York steaks we purchased from Costco and served the night before we went to Dewz were much better! Probable won't be returning for a quite a while and are searching for a new "special occasion" restaurant. We may have to fall back to the Wente restaurant in Livermore.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BCookie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Made reservations for our anniversary and the dewz staff were more than complimentary. They made sure everything was perfect for us from the table we ate at to our food and our complimentary photo. Best time ever and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ..
    oooo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food portion size may be a little smaller than what we had remembered but it was still delicious as usual. The service is always a lovely aspect of the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and dining experience here was phenominal!!! The waiter Jeremiah was the most outstanding waiter I've ever had! He knew the menu backwards and forwards. He has a talent for perfectly describing everything from the appetizers all the way to dessert, and the drinks. The whole experience was very impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Francisco find in Modesto
    Barb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    San Francisco has nothing on Modesto when it comes to dining at Dewz. Service, food and ambiance matches any restaurant San Francisco has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Dewz
    Diningduo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good this visit
    JamieCVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lobster Bisque was good but barely warm. Pork shank was big but fatty. I have had much better meals here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as usual
    calgal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 659 reviews are from the Dewz reviews archive.
  • great food
    nightout
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    aucpro
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Everything was wonderful! The wife and I had a great experience. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JimV
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was exceptional. Ambience was nice, everyone seemed to be happy and enjoying thweir experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service, excellent food!
    thefam
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Try one of the signature cocktails, or tell your server what you enjoy and they will bring a delicious drink. EVERYTHING on the menu is delicious; our favorites are the fromage(cheese) plate appatizer, the table-side Caesar, salmon and prime rib. The new wine bar is an experience in itself, and very extensive. For wine with dinner, chat with the Sommelier. We have dined at Dewz for all of our special occasion family celebrations for many years, but we also enjoy a romantic dinner for two on any night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dining experience
    39thAnniversary
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top place in Modesto
    Savorer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience.
    JoeproVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    11anniv
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time....
    timetodine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Dewz was a wonderful dining experience. Loved the food, waiter & wine steward. Very nice, very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Destination
    ustbfat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It was a wonderful experience, great food and good staff. Even took our picture for our 39th year of wedded bliss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service can't be beat
    highplainsdriffter
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LMod1234
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Modesto. The Cesar Salad made tableside is hands down the best I've ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.