Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant

Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sanctuaryultralounge.com/
  • Phone: 9253730521
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Denise Creek Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have packages for corporate events, weddings, and private parties than can accommodate up to 500 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Skylight room offers enough room for 40-50 guests for casual atmosphere or 25-30 for a sit down formal dinner. There is no minimum and no room rental as long as you have 25 or more guests to reserve this room.
  • Private Party Contact: Gianni 9257051464
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays: 7pm - 9pm enjoy acoustic guitar player with dinner in the main lounge. Thursdays - Comedy Show 7:30 to 9pm in our Skylight Room, then karaoke from 9pm to midnight in the main lounge Friday/Saturday Nights - DJ Dancing in our Skylight Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McCleod
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot to the left of our building with about 20 parking spaces.
A word from Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant
Sanctuary Ultra Lounge offers lunch and dinner 7 days a week. We are located in downtown Livermore conveniently located across the street from the Bankhead Theater. We offer a full dining menu consisting of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and entree items. We offer an extensive local wine list as well as a full bar. We are a 21 and over venue only. Enjoy dining in our main lounge or al fresco dining on our large patio. Although we accept reservations until 8pm, our kitchen stays open much later. So feel free to walk in!
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Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (5)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • service was good, food was too.
    Ihvreservations
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    That's it. The server was very friendly but we had to get up and get someone to help us twice, once for salt and pepper for fries and once to see if we could change tables (it wasn't busy ). My husband thought the food was great, I thought it was so so. I would go back for a late nite out drink and snack.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    MASLivermore
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    was really looking forward to trying Sanctuary for dinner, had small plates only in the past. The menu was limited. The pasta was really over cooked, but a good size portion unfortunately. My wife had the beef kabobs, those to were over cooked. No one in our party of 7 really raved about any of their choices. Service was slow and very not very energetic. First lousy experience so I'll probably try one more time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded Expectations!
    lstremme
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect from a 21 and older restaurant in Downtown Livermore but it was perfect. Not too loud, no obnoxious people, great wine, and fantastic food. My friend and I went for a girl's night and the chicken pene pesto pasta was delicious. Most definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    NancyonMines
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My friends and I seek out informal restaurants with great food for dinner and quiet enough to have good conversations. A friend recommended The Sanctuary, but it all sounded wrong--to me the name suggests a dark grotto with cobwebs, and she said it was a sports bar with tvs on the walls, but it was quiet. But we took her suggestion, ready to back out when we walked in the door if it didn't feel right. We were quite amazed! It was bright and cheery and quiet, the menu was imaginative and the food outstanding, even excellent desserts--in a sports bar? The service was also outstanding. We all agreed we wanted to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food never disappoints
    hungryhippo
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I like their range of food. You can get light appetizers, salads, fish, or burgers. I also enjoy their drink menu. This place is good for lunch or dinner and turns into a lounge with music on the weekends. I like the diversity of this place. You can sit at the bar, on the couches, at bar tables, or even outside. I fell in love with this place a couple years ago when I tried their Autumn Chicken. They incorporated butternut squash (which I love). Not sure I have seen it on the menu since but I always find something I like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Rude
    LovinPiatti
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We made a reservation yet were seated at a couch with a coffee table. We were willing to overlook it and be switched to a table. We were there to have dinner and there were a few tables inside as well as on the patio. The waitress responded with some attitude as if it would be very difficult to make space for us. After 20 min we asked for the check for our drinks. Only then did they begin to say we could have one of the empty tables. We said we were fine and would like to leave. The waitress, after we asked for the check walked to the bar and began talking to the bar tender. She pointed at our table and he looked over. He continued to stare at us off and for the next 25 mins. It was the most unpleasant experience. Never again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, but no place
    wwim
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Nice atmosphere, but no place to hang a coat, as the chairs are barstools.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, relaxed casual dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I guess I was a little disappointed with this restaurant because I was expecting a "nicer" place to celebrate our anniversary. As it turned out, the place is pretty casual. The food was good enough. My husband really liked his blue cheese mushroom hamburger. I ordered the mushroom ravioli, which were pretty good as well. The single glass of wine I had was a bit on the stingy side. The best part of the evening was the dessert - a crispy deep-fried shell filled with cheesecake and then rolled in cinnamon sugar. Yum. Overall, I would try this place again, but maybe for lunch or late night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Livermore is such
    livermore
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Downtown Livermore is such a treat. With so many places to choose from, if a restaurant doesn't have good food it certainly won't last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Less than Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    After 35 minutes of concerted inattention we just had to walk out and find someplace where we could be acknowledged. One star for food really is NA since we were unable to submit an order. Pathetic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic