Great food wrong location
What a surprise to find a fine dining establishment on the wrong side of town next to Casino Real in Manteca. I never would have stopped in here without a friend's recommendation. The server seemed nervous and she spilled our drinks a little. Didn't clean the spillage up either. What's up with that? Food was good and there was hardly anyone in there at lunch. Better get down there quickly because it will probably go out of business soon.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
very impressed, great food,
very impressed, great food, very friendly staff, it was perfect. Will be back many times more.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
great evening. Wait staff
great 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.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were terrific!!! Go for the pork chops! Unbelievable!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought big city business
Brought 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.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Manteca s gem
I 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 AM
High class restaruant in a
High class restaruant in a very unexpected place. Food and service was top notch could not have asked for more.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Manteca 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.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Manteca
It's great to finally have such a foodie restaurant in Msnteca.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nicest 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 AM
Food 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.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well 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.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a Tracy native, I alway
As 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!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I stumbled across this place via Opentable, so thought I would give it a try. Amazing meal, from the rolls all the way through desert, the food was outstanding.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab Cake & Mike
I was truly disappointed in the crab cake, no crab lots of bread crumbs and onions and very dry. I did, however, enjoy the rest of the meal. The chicken was very tasty, my husband liked his items, soup, shrimp and pork chop and his dessert. My desert was a bit devoid of flavor. It was the creme brulee. I was disappointed in finding that Chef Mike wasn't there and wondered if it was just a come on to get people into the restaurant, and that he didn't actually work there. I didn't expect to meet him, but when I was told he left an hour ago, I thought to myself yeah right! Our server was wonderful and very attentive. I love the ambiance of the room; the copper tones were very soothing and added a very romantic glow.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service and atmosphere
This was our second time dining at Ernie's and it was just as good as the first time. We were in a large group the first time my wife and I went there and I thought it would be a great place for our anniversary. I was right. The food was just as good as well as the service and atmosphere. I would recommend Ernie's to anyone who would like a nice quiet place to have a couples night or a group of people.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being located next to a casino
Being located next to a casino does not bode well for an excellent neigborhood. Nevertheless, the atmosphere and ambiance, once inside, was comfortable enough. The food is absolutely marvelous (although at Bay Area prices). My rack of lamb compared easily (if not better) with any that I have dined on -- even in well-known Bay Area or Monterey restaurants and my wife's salmon with scallops was the best she has ever had. Service was okay, but water glasses sometimes went unfilled.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Ernie's, every time we go we have a wonderful meal and the service is supurb.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is INCREDIBLE! It's a San Francisco elegance in a small suburban town! You may be fooled by the parking lot and outer appearance but dont let that steer you away! The food was delicious and wine list impressive! We celebrated my husband's birthday here with a party of 12 and they put us in a private dining area. The ambience was awesome! We had guests from out of town that cant wait to come back to eat at Ernie's! This makes me extra proud to live in Manteca!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weird location next to a casino.
Weird location next to a casino. Didn't feel super safe coming or going but the inside of the restaurant was beautiful! Food was excellent. For the price point, we were slightly disappointed in our server. He was not knowledgeable and reeked of cigarette smoke.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!!
Ernie's is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food. The service was above par. Our party consisted of 8 people and we never wanted for water, bread, or refills on our wine.
The steaks, lobster, pork chops and all of the appetizers we tried were absolutely amazing. The duck, onion soup and grilled watermelon salad could use some work.
I highly recommend the restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and will definitely be back soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service/food bad location
Great service beautiful restaurant on the inside only. Located in a strip mall and next to a small casino gives an unsettling feeling, but once you step inside its completely unexpected! Very nice, upscale appearance. Just a little too quiet in there though. Could use a little louder music (felt like we were talking too loud). We will definitely be back. Just wish they moved to their own private building!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisitely decorated. One
Exquisitely decorated. One large party (~8) had 2 women who were obnoxiously loud in conversation. experience would have been better if they had been seated in a room by themselves.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner believes in the concepts of presentation and quality. You WILL pay for it, but you will not mind. You will return.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking forward to our next visit!
The whole experience was fantastic! Great selection of food, wonderful service, charming romantic feel. The only con would be pricing but you should expect that with a fine dining restaurant. Plus they give you a good amount of food on your plate. :-)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good great place to have in Manteca. A little pricey but well worth it
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dinner! Was great the first time and even better this second time. Duck was perfectly cooked, special was fabulous twist on pot roast. We had trouble deciding what to order with so many wonderful options. Not crazy about the location but once inside well worth it. Can't wait to return!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Is this Manteca?
From the exterior one would never guess what a wonderful dining experience awaits inside. Elegant modern decor is combined with excellent food and service. I am a crab cake fanatic, and Ernie's are the best I've ever had. I will definitely go back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Ernie's after hearing about it from friends. Great evening! Will return at the next opportunity.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ernie's Food & Spriits
First time going to Ernie's. It was fabulous, the food was excellent. I waiter was excellent. We really enjoyed the rolls, wished we would have been offered more than 1, we had to ask for a second. Everyone was seated in booths, we asked for a table and we were the only people seated at a table which felt a bit awkward. My husband asked for no salt on his food, which is exactly what was served on a perfectly cooked and for me, perfectly seasoned rib-eye steak. But ordered the brussel sprouts and they were extremely salty. Didn't offer an alternative or remove from the price although he couldn't eat
for medical reasons. when I made the reservation I let them know if was our 3rd anniv. no one made mention which I thought odd.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing compares in Central Valley
Had an amazing meal here last night. Five of us, all with different choices, all beyond satisfied. We had duck, salmon, Veal t-bone, steak and lobster, and center cut filet. All premium quality, all perfectly cooked. The service was excellent, the atmosphere very nice, and the quality unmatched in the Central Valley. Finally the quality restaurant the Central Valley has long awaited.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful wonderful restaurant. A real hidden gem especially for Manteca and the Valley. I can't recommend it enough. Dinners are all delicious whether it's fish or meat. Salads and soups are creative. Chef Michael should be commended!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Brunch EVER!
Brought a group of 6 girls for brunch and had the best time. The staff was incredible even though we were kind of a wild bunch. The $6 bottomless mimosas were great and the food was outstanding. We couldn't be happier with our experience!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
This restaurant has great food and service. The drinks are excellent and the food is delicious. We started with the Asparagus Rangoon which was a real treat for us. There were 3 of us and 2 of us had a steak and 1 the duck. All were exceptional. The martinis were great! The food is pricey but worth every penny!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bar seating and liquors, wine. Dinner was very good aged steak was great service very helpful and friendly
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Michael Midgley delivers
Chef Michael Midgley delivers upscale and sophisticated food! This was my 2nd dining experience here. The lamp chops are cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth. The ahi tuna napoleon offers light and bright flavors! A favorite! The cocktail and extensive wine list are well thought out and offer a range of choices! The menu offers fresh, locally sourced ingredients! I live in Stockton and would make the 25 minute drive to Manteca. I would dine here again and recomend to others. A restaurant gem in our area.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM