Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant
2369 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.sanctuaryultralounge.com/
- Phone: (925) 373-0521
- 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
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!Continued
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Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)Show More
- date nighttrailcruzrDined on 11/20/2014The food and service were great. I especially enjoyed the tacosSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- For the price it was just ok...mamasitaVIPDined on 11/15/2014We were expecting more of a lounge vibe, it was more like a sports bar for dinner. Very loud, and many TVs on. Atmosphere definitely does not match up with dinner pricing. No zen like feel. Open bar tables and lowtops for dinner service mixed in with Club like booth seating. Food was good but service was very spotty. The same mixed drink came served in different size glasses each round, although they were the same price. TheSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place!Cali28Dined on 11/2/2014Went here for a girls day out. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the fire pit table. Service was great! Food was delicious. It was a little pricey. I think if the prices were more reasonable, it would be busier. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good drinks, skip dinnerCasualDinerDined on 10/11/2014I brought my family here for an early dinner. We started with drinks and an appetizer that came out nice. Then we waited about an hour for our food to arrive after we order, which was ok since we were enjoying our drinks and the server was very accommodating. However, when the food finally did arrive all four entrees seem to be burnt or cook so much it appeared dry to the taste. (We ordered the tri-tip sandwich, a burger, and two orders of the tri-tip skewers, all of which were tough to get down.) Yes, we were disappointed but did not tell the server since she was so busy we didn't really see her for the remainder of the evening until the check came late. The bar crowd had begun to arrive and we understood it was probably our cue to leave.Special Features:
- Fabulous Way to Treat YourselfCBdinerDined on 9/23/2014Sanctuary is a friendly, contemporary wine/food venue with great service. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable with a very nice selection of wines and food from appetizers to entrees to dessert. The music has a lovely finish to the ambiance and is just the right level to dine, talk and enjoy. Cheers!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to hang out w/ friendsFunstuffDined on 9/12/2014Went here with a group of friends on a Friday night. It was pretty quiet early in the evening and can accommodate group seating more easily then. Later at night, after 8 PM, you'll be fighting for a table, so reservations definitely recommended. After 9 PM it gets pretty crowded since they have music and the crowd gets progressively younger. The food offering isn't huge but reasonable though a little mediocre. The focus is on the drinks and atmosphere. The patio isn't huge but if you can grab a table, it can be an awesome place to hang out.Special Features:
- The following 10 reviews are from the Sanctuary Ultra Lounge and Restaurant reviews archive.
- service was good, food was too.IhvreservationsDined on 7/4/2014That'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not ImpressedMASLivermoreDined on 6/29/2014was 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:
- Exceeded Expectations!lstremmeDined on 6/7/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food!NancyonMinesDined on 5/22/2014My 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:
- The food never disappointshungryhippoDined on 5/19/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RudeLovinPiattiDined on 3/21/2014We 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:
- Nice atmosphere, but no placewwimDined on 2/21/2014Nice atmosphere, but no place to hang a coat, as the chairs are barstools.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good, relaxed casual diningOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/29/2013I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Downtown Livermore is suchlivermoreDined on 8/11/2013Downtown 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:
- Less than HorribleOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/7/2013After 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.