The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wentevineyards.com/restaurant/
  • Phone: 9254562450
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards reviews from OpenTable diners
312 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (245)great for outdoor dining (233)notable wine list (179)romantic (174)scenic view (167)fit for foodies (154)great for lunch (144)great for brunch (123)good for groups (102)neighborhood gem (56)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Gets better with age
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great dining experience!!! It has always been a nice restaurant, but during the last two years the menu, food, and wine list have been taken to the next level!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    MeddyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When The Restaurant at Wente is "on" it's hard to anything, but WOW. Menu, food quality, service were exceptional. So glad to see this valley icon staying relevant. Will be back soon, and hoping for a consistency to match this dinner. Kudos!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wente restaurant charges
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Wente winery. In case you haven't been there it is way way out by the VA Hospital. Brand martinis and manhattans are $14 which you would expect to pay in SF. The NY sirloin was $38 for a medium size steak properly cooked but served with a spicy vegetable hash which was a little hot. The cod on polenta was delicious. The Green Eggs with Ham (Dr Seuss appetizer) was without much flavor. The yolks were chopped on the bottom of the dish. Wines were moderately priced and good. Service attentive. A cool oasis on a hot (96 deg) afternoon. The tables were large and lots of business was being transacted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Make a day out of it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very convenient if you are wine tasting or using the other facilities at Wente.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • somewhat disappointed
    EHF123
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Wente restaurant several times before and always had good food and service, but this time the food was OK, but not stellar, and the service was indifferent. The server seemed disinterested and inclined to rush us to order our wine and food, and then totally inattentive. I had the pork chop which was very tasty, but it came with just the sauce - no sides, nothing. The others had pasta which was nice, but not special and rather small portions. All in all, I won't rush back there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    blaineo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The brief drive through the dry valley is more than worth it. The grounds are perfectly manicured. The inside and outside of the facility are welcoming and designed to please and enjoy. The servers are friendly, attentive, and doting on their customers. Then there is the food. A pleasure that defies description. I challenged the cod, and it was the best I had ever tasted. the Poulenta was heavenly. The flavors were perfectly balanced. My wife chose the chicken, and every bite was melt in your mouth wonderful. There would be absolutely no hesitation in going there again. It was a truly enjoyable experience. I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enough is Enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Again we had a poor meal!!! The menu is so strange that my girlfriend and I could not find anything to eat. So she ordered a hamburger (which was good) and I settled on NY Steak. Steak was tuff and veges were so oily I could not eat them. Chef I believe you should have over the top strange things but the whole menu!!! You really need to come down and starting creating down to earth food. But I will be back not because of the food but the Ambiance and service! Please make some changes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a great Restaurant but....
    Urchin
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have been eating at the Wente Restaurant for 25 years and it is still a wonderful restaurant but.... the chef seems to be going out of his way to make sure that almost everything on the menu is "different or strange". Different is great for a few items as long as you have plenty of "normal" items but those seems to be fewer and fewer. We still miss the little plate of olives you were served upon being seated years ago, it was such a nice touch. The beauty of the surroundings and the restaurant itself make it a perfect place for a special occasion but the prices are so high now that it's not really an option for anything else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Becky
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Wente's is consistently top notch and has been throughout the years. An enjoyable treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Get Together
    RH3131
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My girlfriends and I try to get together every few months. Lately, it has been tough finding the time. We finally connected and made our Labor Day weekend a time to get together, see a concert and do some wine tasting. We ended up at Wente for lunch. I planned one of my girlfriends bachelorette luncheon here 4 years ago so it was nice for her to be back. It was a hot day so we sat inside. The food was spectacular and the service was off the charts!!! From appetizers to salads to our entrees, we were in heaven! The wine is also a must!!! Thank you for existing so that we could getaway and catch up over a lovely meal! What a treat, we'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Labor Day Lunch
    RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I've been here for their outstanding dinners and was surprised that their lunch menu was as good, albeit smaller portions and a more reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always A Delightful Experience
    amorganlover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As usual the setting is beautiful (especially the outdoor seating in the evening), the food is exceptional and the service is pleasant and professional. I ordered a glass of Napa Valley Cab that was unknown to me and found it to be absolutely delightful with soft tannins and lots of fruit for a wonderfully reasonable price. You cannot beat “The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards” for a special occasion and evening outdoor seating. Try the golf course grill for lunch, magnificent. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Table for eight for Sunday Brunch
    gilar
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Visiting friends from Paris enjoyed this venue. Great brunch. Overall very satisfied. Two items on the Sunday brunch menu disappointingly were out but we did have 2:15 PM reservations which was somewhat after the rush hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food / Excellent Service
    TRIXVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and ambience are top-notch. Service was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Albert
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Simply Outstanding! This is one of the finest dining experiences I've ever had in my 70+ years experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Way to End a Golf Game
    leebus
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The outdoor patio was beautiful along with the views. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    link266
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful place to relax and have a meal. Unfortunately our waitress seemed obviously annoyed that we didn't order wine. Yes, it is a vineyard but we simply don't like wine but do enjoy everything else about the place (location, food, etc). Understanding customers who don't order wine would be my only improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shelly
    Shelly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Once again my family enjoyed a fantastic dinner while dining outdoors! There was a fundraiser function also going on, but their band & the happy attendees made the atmosphere more festive for us, instead of detracting from our experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimV
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I wasn't overly impressed with the menu, except for the entree's. The flys were a major issue while eating outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant and relaxing time
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This restaurant is a real relaxing and fun place to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying good food and wine. The staff is always gracious and attentive. I appreciate their willingness to go the extra mile overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Sunday Brunch!!
    2jazzy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my second time going to Wente Restaurant and Vineyards and I just love it here. The grounds are really nice and so is restaurant inside & out. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful lunch here and it's always nice to catch up. I'll definitely be back again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Alexandra
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I forgot to mention outdoor sitting at reservation and was disappointed they could not sit us outside (my fault). Brunch menu (carbs, eggs, meats, cheese, sugar): typical American fares, not American "new"/creative. Salads were basic (cesar, lettuce) and no added protein (chicken, prawns, fish) to save gluten-free eaters from carbs. No vegetable side dishes, though they grow their own veggies. Had corn grits & prawns and smoked salmon salad, both ok. Salad was overly seasoned with creamy dressing (how about olive oil, lemon, herbs?), tomatoes (don't pair well with smoked salmon), potatoes and hard boiled egg crumbles (only the white, how about some avocado?). Almond milk sorbet & honey glazed almond tasted like sugar. Service was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to Wente Again
    ALJODiners
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've visited here as a couple several times, and this was the third time we brought a group. Service was attentive without hovering or rushing considering the entire deck was filled to capacity with diners. Our waiter's sense of humor was also a nice touch. The seasonal martini (pluot) which was the biggest hit. The brunch selections were substantial meals. We sampled the eggs benedict, shrimp and grits, steak and eggs, the pork belly sandwich and pancakes. We all enjoyed the potatoes which were baked then fried in grapeseed oil for a crisp finish. We shared the pluot pastry and shortcake for dessert. This is our seventh time visiting since 1999 and we've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot, food so so
    Chinthy1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a great spot under the shade trees, especially the outdoor dining area. Lovely ambiance. The fire pits look inviting to come back to for a glass of wine. Was a bit disappointed though in the food. The menu for the day of our occasion only had very heavy rich choices, odd for a warm August evening. It seemed a very masculine menu with multiple beef, lamb, blue cheese and bacon choices, served with white beans, few vegetables available, not even a chicken option. The high lights were the caesar salad and rye bread (though salad had only 4 croutons). The strawberry shortcake was small, dry and almost inedible. This $100 dinner for 2 was disappointing. Go for the wine, the ambiance and fire pit, and skip dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Wente during Summer
    Anutza
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, it is with great pleasure to bring friends at the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Especially during Summer, when dining outdoors is a special experience. Excellent service, good hospitality, and an excellent selection of foods in the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue Mediocre Food
    ShermVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful surroundings and very pleasant on a summer night. Had a nice butter lettuce salad and the surloin steak. The steak was a few slices if meat and was unmemorable. The price for the steak dish was exorbitant. Service was very slow and amateurish which was a surprise for a well known and expensive restaurant. No reason to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dsperry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Wente for the food/wine and the ambience! The service is great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shauna
    Scootersue
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch at Wente's to celebrate a special birthday. Our service was friendly and professional. Our meals were outstanding! My Heirloom tomato salad was fresh and so full of flavor as the tomatoes and herbs are grown on site! I had grilled vegetable spaghetti and my friend enjoyed her grilled chicken. The spaghetti was truly the best spaghetti I have ever had. The portions were very nice, as well. There is a new expanded patio area, that is so lovely. Perfectly shady, and shows off the beautiful views of the hills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple, Upscale, no Frills
    Foodz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am tempted to say its overpriced, but when you factor in everything about the place I think it is more reasonable. The food is simple yet well done and put together beautifully. My only complaint was that it was too hot on the patio and there weren't enough umbrellas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Let Down
    hrwoman
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place is always amazing. The menu always has new surprises and temptations. The staff is always extremely attentive. Best special occasion location in Livermore.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really nice experience
    myrecom
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We enjoyed the experience at Wente winery. We split a plate of the New York strip, and the waiter was wonderfully polite. Would definitely visit this restaurant again--am planning our next trip there right now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    DerekG
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I just recently became a Club/Entertainment Member at Wente Vineyards and I have yet to be disappointed and our restaurant experience was no exception! The food was delicious, service was friendly and prompt, we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    we have dined at Wente before and chose it again to celebrate our anniversary. the food is always great, the service, efficient, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wente
    Reservations
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have been here over 50 times. I am not a foody but I always love what they serve. Not enough for a vegetarian though. This time of year get the heirloom tomatoes YUM. Beautiful setting. Winery right there for tasting as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio
    SteveWVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The dappled shade on the patio and the view out to the vineyards on the hills just sets the mood. Perfect balance in the corn and nectarine soup and the always-great Caesar were a good start. We should have stuck to our favorites to follow, as the newer dishes need some work. The shrimp and grits was an odd combination with a couple eggs on one side as a nod to brunch. The flavors were good, but it didn't help that the shrimp was over-cooked. The duck ravioli was more disappointing, the pasta was tough, the filling dry and hardly any sauce to make up for the dry filling. They reheated it and added sauce, but the extra sauce made it over-rich. We'll be back (soon) but we'll stick to the tried and true items like the outstanding pork chop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was the first time we went to wente. Brunch was great, service outstanding and beautiful setting. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I am never disappointed with this restaurant. The wine, of course, is wonderful. Service is outstanding. Food is always superb. I had the filet mignon which was so tender and tasty. My wife had the spaghetti, which she loved. We love to sit outside this time of the year, into the fall. Just a great, open-air feeling. We try to come at least once a month, and we also enjoy the concerts they have during the summer. Without a doubt the best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wente Desert
    Wente
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent except when it came to desert. The brownie I ordered appeared to be several days old and reheated in the microwave. It was difficult to chew and unfortunately I couldn't finish it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Agent21
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch at Wente restaurant, I will be back again, great food and wonderful outside deck.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wente never disappoints,
    Livermorejim
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great appetizers, great entres and even better deserts! Service is exceptional regardless of time, day or month og the year. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet