Ernie's Food & Spirits
As a Tracy native, I alwayAs a Tracy native, I alway enjoy great local finds! And this ranks among the best. Ernie's atmosphere and decor is perfect for an elegant evening of fine dining. The staff's attention to each patron is outstanding. Both my husband and I had a steak selection and they were cooked perfectly and practically cut themselves they were so tender. The sides were tasty as well. We shared the endive salad and the portions were very generous. Yummy were my thoughts throughout the evening. And the wine list is to die for!! Some very hard to find bottles are there. So support our local boutique restaurants- you won't be disappointed.
My only fault with this expirence was that I didn't save room so I could try one of the yummy dessert selections!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the trip!It's about 35 min for us to get to Ernie's, but the food and service made it most worthwhile. From the very pleasant hostess to a visit from the chef, we felt most welcome. The menu offers good variety, We had salads and then the scallops w/ risotto and the pork chop w/ apple-currant chutney. All dishes were prepared and presented well, although I like a more traditional caesar salad.
The wine list emphasizes Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but has a good selection of alternatives. We had Archery Summit Pinot with our meal. The prices are reasonable and there's a nice by-the-glass selection.
We'll be back to Ernie's soon.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful mealFood was well prepared and had tremendous flavor. Ernie's is a little hard to find but worth the trip. By far the best restaurant in Manteca.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in MantecaIt's great to finally have such a foodie restaurant in Msnteca.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpectedNicest place in Manteca, and you would never expect it. Classy, intimate, and a nice little bar. So, glad I found it. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMManteca has a gem in the rough.Had a great time. Food was fabulous, expensive but worth it. Friendly staff. Met the chef and he was friendly with an easy smile.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh class restaruant in aHigh class restaruant in a very unexpected place. Food and service was top notch could not have asked for more.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMManteca s gemI loved the feel of the bar while we waited for our table. Once seated we were greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable waitress. Between the three of us we had Chicken, Rib Eye Steak and the Salmon. It was no problem when my friend said she did not like zucchini, our waitress was quick to suggest several alternatives which worked out wonderfully. The food did not disappoint. Beautifully presented, excellent. Ernie's is a real gem in Manteca. We will returning soon and often. Hats off the Chief Michael.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought big city businessBrought big city business clients from out of town, and Ernie's did not disappoint!
Asparagus soup was outstanding and the scallops were wonderful. a great meny and a great gem of a restaurant for Manteca.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were terrific!!! Go for the pork chops! Unbelievable!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat evening. Wait staffgreat evening. Wait staff was right there when you needed them. Cocktails came out quickly, food was hot, great flavor & creative menu concepts. I will be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time eating here.Second time eating here. Waited over 30 minutes past our 7:45 reservation time to be seated. Bar service was slow while we waited. Bartender had to leave a couple of times to get things from the stockroom. No specials for the evening and were out of what I ordered. Server had to come back to get a second choice from me. Once we did order, everything went smoothly. Food was very good. Chef came out after to introduce himself and talk to his patrons. Service and flow was better the first time we ate there.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMvery impressed, great food,very impressed, great food, very friendly staff, it was perfect. Will be back many times more.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM