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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
  • "We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Wente and it could not have been a better choice! The service was great, our waitress was so nice and genuine, not just in it for the tips! The food of course was great!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My wife (of 4 hours) and I visited immediately following our wedding reception. It was difficult to find the restaurant at first as I thought it was at the same location as the tasting room. It turned out to be hidden back in the valleys of Livermore. The table preparations took longer than expected, however, that may have been due to arriving at the wrong location and asking the restaurant to move up our reservation. While we waited the champagne I requested was delivered. Our drinks were brought to the table and our waitress was very kind and helpful. They were very generous in making the champagne complimentary and bringing us congratulatory ice cream (we decided against dessert). Wonderful meal for a wonderful occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent--fresh, local, and in-season. Preparation and presentation were spot-on as was the service from arrival to finish. The ambience on the patio was gorgeous--relaxed, beautiful view, comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will come back again and again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "What a lovely setting for lunch in Livermore wine country with my BFFs Cuzs n Sisterhood!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. A superior dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Wente for our 33rd wedding anniv. The food was awesome, the waitress was attentive and helpful with the menu. The atmosphere is lovely and very relaxing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderdul. Service was fantastic- was a bit pricey but great for a special occasion"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The ambience was quiet and beautiful; the menu choices interesting and different; food and wine delicious; service fabulous and friendly."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went to Wente for my husband's birthday. When we walked in, they asked us if we were celebrating a special occasion. When our dessert came, my husband's brownie had a candle in it and Happy Birthday written in chocolate syrup. Each of the items we ordered was delicious and out of the ordinary. The service was also excellent. One couldn't ask for anything more. Highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Wente, a great location for a great peaceful meal and good selection of wines to help relax the mind..... 😊"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The Resteruant, staff, environment and management made our whole dining experience memorable. The wine and our meals and service was excellent . Best Mojitos We have ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We flew from D.C. Last week with friends to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary at Wente. We did a wine tasting in advance with Don who recommended the lamb pastrami appetizer. Wow...so glad we ordered two orders. Kudos to the chef! The pork chop was awesome and the ribeye for two was very flavorful. Our waitress was so much fun. We look forward to the recipes we requested. Love you Wente!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The best part on this day was the service. Our waitress was wonderful. The menu changes daily so I thought their choices were not up to the usual standards for this restaurant. I ordered a Caesar salad with a shrimp add on. It was outstanding. The shrimp were giants and the best I had ever had. So soft and tender just melt in the mouth."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We made reservations for a Sunday at 1. With a request to sit outside in the shade. We showed up on time and was told there were no seats outside. We didn't get seated until 45 mins later. And while waiting in the bar, the bartender 4 feet away never acknowledged our party of 4 for the entire time. When we finally got seated, We asked for a shady spot and the hostess still walked us to a sunny table while there was a shady table empty that we had to point out. The waiter was nice but very slow. All in all a disappointing and 45 minute longer than wanted experience. The food isn't as great as it used to be and the service is average at best."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent food, comprehensive wine list and very nice patio/ outdoor seating area with firepits."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and the whole experience was wonderful. Our server was outstanding, the food was amazing, we sat outside and it was a very nice evening. I had a wonderful time. Thank you to the Wente staff."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service is always fantastic. We look forward to the constant changing menu with fresh seasonal and local grown items! The outdoor terrace area is normally a beautiful setting to enjoy an evening with wonderful food, wine and service. However lately, the DJ amplification (from wedding parties renting the grass area on the property) has becoming increasing insufferable. Last Saturday was the worst we've experienced and many diners that night were also visibly bothered."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wonderful outdoor setting. Enhanced summer menu. Service is improving."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A pretty setting and great food for a special occasion lunch. The heirloom tomato salad was delicious and the cod was cooked perfectly. Since we were there towards the end of lunch service, the staff was a little preoccupied with straightening up the dining room in preparation for dinner service. It is pretty pricy for lunch. They used to have a three course special at lunch which was more reasonably priced but seem to have done away with that. But all in all this was a lovely lunch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Four of us met for dinner here on a weeknight. We were all pleased with the ambiance, wait staff and of course the meals. A unanimous "will come back" from us all."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards was exceptional we had the Lamb Pastrami, Steamed Littleneck Clams, the Pork Chops and the Duck Ravioli. Everything was great Nice Portions, Great Service and for my Wife Birthday they gave her a cute Ice cream with a candle in it. Perfect night"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Nicely prepared pork belly sandwich, grits, and eggs benedict. Any time the wait staff refers to her table members as "we," I know our table will be in for a very unseasoned/inexperienced waiter/waitress. She meant well but was oversolicitous. I'm a local and have been to the Wente restaurant many times, but couldn't help but notice that much of the serving staff was quite young and seemed to be "performing" as recent graduates of a B grade restaurant training program, coming to the table every few minutes or so after we placed our order, to let us know how things were coming along. Well prepared and presented food;oversolicitous staff."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were a group of four. Dinner was excellent, only exceeded by the service. Very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our anniversary dinner with our family at Wente. The menu changes daily with tasty and exciting choices. Everyone enjoyed their well prepared and presented meals. Of course being at winery the wine list is excellent. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I am a member of Wente's club, but this was the first time I used their restaurant. Menu was good, pricing was a bit high for a burger....yet the burger was excellent. The scenery was fantastic and the staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Excellent service on a mid-week afternoon and the food was spectacular!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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