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The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wentevineyards.com/restaurant/
  • Phone: (925) 456-2450
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am -2:30pm
    Dinner: 5:00 – 8:00 Sunday - Monday
    5:00 - 9:00 Tuesday - Saturday
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Matt Greco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Serving the Greater Bay Area, Catering with Wente Vineyards provides a full range of personalized catering options. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses its wine country style into every occasion. Catering with Wente Vineyards shares The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards philosophy to use the very best sustainably and organically grown local ingredients to create sublime wine country fare. Executive Catering Chef Jeff Farlow leads the catering team.
  • Entertainment: Northern California’s most unique concert experiences, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards offer the ultimate entertainment experience by combining stellar performances by top name headliners with the stunning ambiance of a spectacular vineyard setting. Harry Connick Jr, Sheryl Crow, Bill Cosby, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, The Fray and Natalie Merchant are among the performers who have appeared at Wente. For more information, visit us online at www.wentevineyards.com/concerts.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wente Vineyards can accommodate a variety of special events including rehearsal dinners, showers, anniversaries and other occasions. Our historic, hand-dug sandstone caves are perfect for private wine tastings and other events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Concannon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: For your convenience, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards offers our guests complimentary parking
A word from The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards features ingredient-driven California wine country cuisine using sustainably and organically grown local ingredients. While the menu holds its foundation in American dishes, it is influenced by French and Italian provincial cuisine. The seasonal menu changes daily, utilizing produce from The Restaurant's on-site organic production garden. The award-winning wine list offers more than 1,000 selections, providing numerous options for wine pairings. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service on a mid-week afternoon and the food was spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The manger on the evening of 7/10/14 was very rude. When I walked in with my parents, we walked pass him and he kept looking straight ahead at a wall and did not acknowledge us. We came to the restaurant to celebrate my parent's 64th wedding anniversary. The waiter was very inattentive and it was hard to get his attention. I do not know if it is because we are Asians, but we did not feel welcome at the restaurant. The only time they smiled at us was after I paid the bill and we were leaving. The steak and pork chop were okay, but nothing special. I would never go back to this establishment."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We eat here on occasion and find it most pleasant. Unfortunately, the deck is closed due to construction so we ate indoors on this very beautiful day. We ordered a Long Cod on a squash mash - it was wonderful! Service today was excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The chef here is quite good with excellent food coming out of the kitchen. Their organic garden produces wonderful salads and veggies to enjoy."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Although my group was not thrilled with the menu, everything we ordered was delicious! Our server suggested that we could add chicken to any salad or pasta and that exponentially added to the menu."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As always, the food was delicious and the service was great. Had a wonderful lunch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The setting is so lovely you could "dine" on a PPJ sandwich and enjoy yourself! Fortunately you have so many wonderfully prepared dishes to choose from that the dilemma is picking just one. My pork dish on a fresh mild chutney was superb as was my wife's fish dish. The strawberry dessert was an absolutely delicious way to end the meal - my thanks to the pastry chef!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is a special destination restaurant that just keeps getting better. The Executive Chef has really improved and expanded the menu selections, which are served by a very professional staff, all of whom are well trained and supervised. A big plus is the Sommelier/Bartender Jorge who is constantly improving the wine and spirits section. Highly recommended, especially for patio dining on a warm, sunny day."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Making reservations was easy, drive to the location was very secenic service staff was very good timely without being intrusive. Restaurant was very clean and no one in my party did not have a godd time and a great meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A colleague and I wanted a provide special treat to celebrate with a wonderful client/friend and a few of her friends to create a small party ...it was perfect! The setting, food and service were all exceptional. Thanks for another great experience! We had a fabulous time!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We could not have chosen a better place to Celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The service was excellent. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was awesome. The staff at Went went out of their way to make this very special day... the perfect night. Thank you Wente!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant. 5 star +++ service and wonderful inventive food. "Green eggs and ham" with avocado stuffed egg halves with proscutto ham pieces are a good example. For lunch we had the hamburger done exactly as ordered and the caesar salad with chicken."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went to Wente Restaurant to celebrate my mom's 85th birthday. The food was wonderful. We had the appetizer, Green Eggs and Ham. In spite of the name, it was a very sophisticated appetizer. All the food was fantastic. The waiter and staff were very attentive."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything we ordered from wine to dessert was delicious ... Pricey but great for special memorable occasions."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was great and service spectacular! Very nice evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you will look back through your records, you will see that I am a very frequent customer. I feel welcome from the moment I arrive until I leave. The wait staff are always friendly and accommodating. The menu is always replete with delicious selections. There is a good wine list. Don't change a thing!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The pork chop and white bass fish is excellent. The waitress did an excellent job in recommending the type of wine to pair with the fish. The noise level is moderate and have no problem holding a conversation. The price is reasonable for the quality of food they are serving."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wente is one of our long time favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambiance have always been very good to excellent. However we had a very substandard lunch for 6 several days ago and our reaction was quite the opposite. Three of the six diners had the house made sausage and it was almost inedible tasting of organ meats and weird spices. The pasta dish had a sauce that was so uninspired that we would have believed it was Prego. The only positive dishes were the fried chicken and fish. The restaurant was very accommodating with substitute dishes when we balked at the pasta and sausage. Hopefully this was a rare miss. We will return to Wente again but with a bit more skepticism then we've had before."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We were there for an early dinner. There were only a few other people there, so it was quiet. Our server was helpful (suggested we try their lamb pastrami appetizer, we did and loved it!) and polite and every food item was brought in a timely fashion. The food was very good even shared chocolate flourless cake to top it off. All was fabulous and the property is beautiful. So glad we came here! And Wente wine, of course..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We small plated thru a late lunch. Did split the burger as it was big and cooked perfectly as medium rare was requested. Fries are among the best we have had. Soup was interesting...corn and a type of fruit combination and sprinkled with various herbs and flowers. Fig salad was unusual but very tasty. Service was well paced a bread and water service was timely."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food (the pork chop and the sea bass) was delicious, ambiance...nice view. but decor was not really appealing; the service was perfunctory and mechanical...we ordered a cheese plate after our entrees and the waiter had trouble with the order of our order, but finally got it...she wanted to provide only the cheese items on the dessert menu. IMO, this showed a lack of training, insight, and customer care. The thing here are the grounds. The tree rich, golf course-oriented area provides pleasant views and nice strolls. Plans some time to look around. A new fire pit is being constructed, which we will look forward to seeing completed upon our next visit. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " Excellent food and Service! Reservation is highly recommended We will come back during our next visit : )"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Expensive lunch (about $75 per person with one shared bottle of wine) but delicious."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wente Restaurant is a great place for enjoying a special occasion, I.E. anniversary, birthday, Mother or Father's day, etc. The food tastes great, but is costly for the portion sizes. Think small, but delicious. The ambiance is fine but not over the top. Service is good. I ordered a New York Strip, which came out as three or four small slices, and so few vegetables on the plate, it looked lonely. It did all taste great, but I think for the price they could be a little more generous. It all tasted great, but don't expect to have any leftovers to enjoy later! It would be nice to have more options on the menu. More pastas, meat choices to start with?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love to come here for our date night. Love how the menu changes based on the season. Some of the herbs are grown on the property."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was good but service terrible. Even tho there was only one other group in the restaurant at that time, we were ignored. Had to ask the busboy for get what we needed. Very strange. I had been there before and it was okay. Maybe we shouldn't have taken a 2:00 pm lunch reservation time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were at Wente to celebrate a special occasion. We sat outside as the view is lovely. On a summer saturday there is usually a wedding or some other celebration on the lawn. As long as you don't mind the music and noises in the background the outdoor seating is lovely. The food was excellent. There was a dry aged steak on the special menu that was cooked to perfection. I had the roasted fish served on a bed of creamy Polenta which was sweet and very fresh tasting. Salads were light and delicious and desserts were fabulous. I would recommend it for a special occasion or, as in our case, out of town visitors to give them a feel for wine country dining without going all the way to Napa!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant set in a beautiful vineyard with top notch service, food and ambiance. If you want a relaxing meal this would be the place. The menu is diverse enough to entice anyone to try something new or go back for one of their fabulous mainstays."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was very good and cooked to order. The service was excellent. The lighting in the restaurant is very nice as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We brought some friends to Wente's to celebrate a couple of occasions. They had never been before, so it was an extra-special treat. Our server, Thomas, did a great job keeping us supplied with things. Had a most delicious appetizer called "Green Eggs and Ham". Avocado stuffed deviled egg with prosciutto! The corn and nectarine cold soup was also outstanding. My only complaint would be the quality of my pork chop--lots of fat! Everyone had a great time. Loved the "Happy Birthday" in chocolate that they put on my friend's dish of sorbet! All-in-all, another positive meal. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very good food, excellent service. We were celebrating our son's middle school graduation and we had a wonderful time. I overheard him telling his friends that the food was so good and fresh. Wente really impressed this 14 year old."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I've been to Wente's many times now, and each time it is a wonderful experience. I enjoy especially going there for lunch. The menu is always elegant, and what makes Wente's particularly notable is the service. Each person who comes to the table gives a strong impression that they just want you to have a wonderful experience. On this occasion I brought a visitor from Sweden with us. We ordered the wild rice crostini for a starter, absolutely scrumptious. Then we all had the beet salad, something which is often on the menu but changes in presentation each time. All the entrees are delicious but the pork chop is my favorite. Of course they really know their wines. Our Swedish friend was amazed."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food and selection are great. Most of all. however the service is always friendly and there is never a sense of pressure to eat up and exit. It is a great place to bring a date."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Best pork chop I have ever eaten! Service was wonderful. They were innovative on presentation and taste. I will definitely be back........."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I frequently visit Wente Restaurant with business colleagues, friends and family. The location is stunning and they continue to make subtle changes to the venue to enhance the experience. The manager, Kim Anselmo is always a gracious host and attentive to the guests. The food is consistently outstanding. The waitstaff is observant and allows the meal to move at your pace."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wonderful food and ambiance. Beautiful surroundings, view and wind list. One of my favorites"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We sat on the patio, rather than inside, for lunch. The weather was beautiful, though warm. The staff were happy to re-seat us to a patio table with more shade. Walu was fantastic. Service very good"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Really enjoyed having lunch at Wente. Quite a pleasant surprise to find a Sparkling Brut on the Wine list and it was delicious. The appetizers were great, the lunch was amazing and the dessert was delicious. Nice way to spend a Friday afternoon. The bread was so good, I could hardly stop eating it. Our server, Jason, provided outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Interesting limited menu. Pricey but a nice change of pace for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014