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Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof
Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof

Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.messinahof.com
  • Phone: (979) 778-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Shepley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Event Venues
    Your event is sure to be truly unique when set in one of our beautiful venues located here at the breathtaking 100-acre Messina Hof estate:
    The Barrel Room
    The Deck
    The Gallery
    The Gazebo
    Lake Messina Hof
    The Rose Garden
    The Villa
    The Vineyard Room
    The Wine Bar and Lakeside Room

    Weddings by Designer Events
    "Make Yours The Perfect Wedding"
    Imagine...your wedding in the natural beauty of a vineyard...or near a spring-fed lake on a private estate...or graced by a 19th Century chateau.

    Imagine...this perfect venue...complete with hand-prepared gourmet cuisine.
    Our Designer Events staff at Messina Hof has the creativity, knowledge, and expertise to help make your event exactly the way you want it....perfect and hassle-free.
    "Let us create for you the uniquely designed wedding of your dreams. May you share many vintages together,"
    - Merrill Bonarrigo
  • Private Party Contact: Designer Events (979) 778-9463 x234
  • Entertainment: Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages.

    Our 100-acre estate, of which 42 host the vineyard, is nestled in Bryan, Texas.
    In addition to the winery, the estate is home to The Villa bed & breakfast, The Vintage House restaurant and the Winemaster's Room wine bar. Tours and wine tastings are offered seven days a week. Our calendar of events is packed with cooking classes, wine appreciation classes, food and wine pairing seminars, murder mystery and winemaker dinners, and more!
  • Special Events & Promotions: 30th Annual Wine & Roses Festival Saturday April 26, 2014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Earl Rudder Fwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof
Dine in wine country elegance

Located on the Messina Hof estate, The Vintage House offers the finest dining with particular attention to fresh vineyard cuisine. Each and every dish incorporates one of our award-winning wines. The Vintage House Restaurant offers a wide variety of amazing items that change quarterly. Linger over quiet conversation amid the candlelight in our Barrel Room or looking out upon our vineyards. Savor a wide variety of scrumptious appetizers, salads and entrees, all designed with wine in mind. Indulge in our decadent desserts, we even offer Bananas Foster flambéed tableside. We are here to serve you! Recognized by Sante" Magazine for our high standards of quality in Fine Dining and Wine Hospitality.
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Diner Reviews
  • "From great seating and visiting with owner Paul and professionally personable staff to outstanding and beautifully presented food paired appropriately with excellent wines, our most recent visit could not have been more perfect! Messina Hof wines have earned numerous accolades, but the food at Vintage House is not to be overlooked!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Everything was excellent! It was our first time to visit, and we will definitely be coming back. We had a party of 8, and the service was absoluely wonderful. The steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. The seafood pasta was also a favorite."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We took the 5:30 tour and tasting of the winery then had dinner at the restaurant. The staff was so accommodating and helpful when our tour and tasting ran late, they easily moved our reservations to later. The staff was helpful and attentive. Food was good and used many local ingredients."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "If I just happened upon this spot for good food and service, this would be 5 stars. BUT I was under the impression this place was a romantic spot. It is not. The room with a view is incredibly loud and everyone wants to sit there. This was louder than the energy at BJs. The table next to us had a LARGE TV set up for their kids and the volume was loud enough for me to hear the dialogue of the films. I could not believe the family was allowed to do this in a high end restaurant. This is not Chili's. We were offered the other room, but it was stark and intimidating. I was very disappointed we drove 90 minutes for a quiet meal together and left frazzled and unimpressed. I wish I could undo the whole experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I took my wife to Messina Hof for her birthday. It was the first time either of us had been there. The food was excellent as well as the service. It was a real hit with my wife. We will definately go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The chef must be very experienced and talented. Every meal we have had there so far has been very memorable. Simply fantastic food. Ambience tops the charts. We buy the Beau wine in Houston area all the time. We are big fans."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was a very lovely evening, with delicious food, good service, and opportunity to talk and visit together with our son & daughter-in-law. We each had a beef entrée, and the wine, "Reflections of Love" was a perfect choice. (We brought 2 bottles home.) We were in town, from Dallas, for a family reunion. Being from this area, I am very proud to have such a high quality restaurant and winery here. We look forward to returning and, perhaps, staying at the villa."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, well prepared. Interesting food combinations. Could stand it's own with any hip restaurant in Houston or Dallas. I would bring a white table clothes back to deflate atmosphere of a diner. Prices are also good and staff is well prepared to discuss perfect wine for a perfect meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We took our granddaughter (who attends Texas A&M) to lunch at the Vintage House Restaurant for her 21st birthday. The drive from Houston was not too far and we met her at the winery. What a wonderful experience. The food and service were excellent along with the fabulous dessert you presented to her complimentary for her birthday. She had never been to the winery before and was very impressed and wants to bring some of her friends. We will all be back soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Eating at these awesome tables amongst the wine barrels was awesome!!! Great service too."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have talked about going to Messina Hof over the years but had not done it until this past week. My folks are visiting us in Houston from out of state and we decided to take my mother there to celebrate her 84th birthday. The experience was perfect. From the time we drove into the parking lot to the time we left, THANK YOU. We have spent time in Napa and visited many vineyards there but feel Messina Hof can match up very well. Clean and friendly was the first impression. Our waitress Megan was wonderful and always wore a smile while she served us. Had great recommendations and simply did a splendid job. GOLD STAR. The desert, prepared table side, was out of site. Oh my! Impressive presentation and absolutely delicious. THX :-)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Quiet, romantic spot to take my wife for her birthday dinner. Tables spaced well apart for privacy. Food was superlative and wine selection broad and perfectly tailored to the menu. Wein particularly nice - I live in one of the 7 German wine growing regions, and our selection made us, "feel at home." Service was excellent - had 2 waitresses, both attentive and responsive. Recommend for important dinner for two to twenty. Eine wunderbare Erfahrung!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were coming to the winery for a tour and thought it would be convenient to stop for a quick lunch before. Since it was so easy to make a reservation through Open Table we set a time. The food, staff and ambiance was unforgettable, in the best way possible."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was clean and with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The ambiance was not only fantastic but it allowed us to immerse ourselves into the moment. We celebrated our son's 21st birthday and we were glad we chose, "The Vintage House at Messina Hof". The food and its presentation added to the environment. The manager came to the table to make sure everything was going well on several occasions while we dined This gesture was an added touch of class. We definitely will return and tell all of our friends of this gem of a restaurant we found."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved the caesar salad with the fried anchovy. The steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly, I haven't had a better one in BCS. The wait staff was engaging and informed without hovering. We went on a weeknight to be able to visit and not be rushed and we were there almost 3 hours without ever feeling like they were waiting for us to leave. A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Wanted a nice, quiet, date with my hubby for Father's Day. This was a PERFECT location. Went for a late lunch and enjoyed the dining area pretty much to ourselves. Our waitress was also the manager on duty and she gave wonderful recommendations off the menu. Food was delish, served in a prompt manner and topped off with great wine. We thoroughly enjoyed our Messina Hof experience and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Messina Hof by taking the wine tour and lunch afterwards. It was a wonderful experience! The wine and food tasted amazing, and the ambience was nice and quiet since it was Saturday afternoon. We'll definitely be back for dinner and spending a night at the Villa!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was ok. Portions were very small. My Caesar salad was literally two leafs of lettuce. The atmosphere and quietness of the restaurant were its best features."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was my first time here and all I can say is "amazing". We enjoyed it all, the tour, the restaurant, the food, the wines and the service was impeccable. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Whether it's for a romantic dinner or special occasion, Messina Hof definitely meets your needs! Great ambience provided by giant wine casks makes this restaurant perfect for dining!! Knowledgeable and courteous wait staff only add to the dining experience. A bottle of the Paulo select wines is a must!! After dinner, the wine bar and gazebo is a great place to finish your evening!!!! Highly recommend making a weekend of it by staying at the Messina Hof Bed & Breakfast! We did that some years back. Well worth it!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his 21st birthday, and we both LOVED it! The food is amazing! I had the best steak I have ever had in my life! The wine is wonderful, as to be expected from a winery, and the servers are very knowledgeable about wine pairings. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband had the Porkchop with Apple chutney, and I had the grilled Lamb Chops the demi glaze was superb. I Loved the Rosemary Bread & pesto very Tasty! I am Lactose intolerant thevwaitress made sure that I was taken care of! Beautiful Day! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Not only did we get to watch the flames soar at our table, we learned how to make it!! Great experience!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant especially to celebrate a graduation of my nephew from Texas A & M, having carefully scrutinised the menu. i was therefore very disappointed on arrival to be told that the entire menu had changed to a buffet ( as it was Mother's Day ) and that there was no a la carte food available! The buffet food was not what my party would have ordered and of curse as a buffet we were 'not served ' but had to help ourselves. It was really not what was expected and as I had not received any prior notice of teh change in the restaurant's arrangements for that day I had no change to find an alternative venue. However, the venue and location are stunning"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I love being in College Station and on campus but there are times that you want to be away from the Aggie Spirit and enjoy a nice quiet dinner. I love Messina Hof for those events. They take reservations so you don't have to rush beat the crowd or waste time waiting for a table. The food is wonderful and the service is great. I would recommend it for family dinner or a quiet dinner with that someone special. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Worth the trip out of Bryan/College Station area. Ambience is relaxing and quiet. Very good food and wine selection. Great way to get away from the large weekend crowds in College Station during events at A&M."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were celebrating a graduation dinner. We ordered the Pino Grigio which was good and well priced. Salads were a nice size and delicious. I think my table mates entrees were good.(chicken Gorgonzola and a pasta dish) I wasn't enamored with the fish special, which sounded much better than it tasted. it was supposed to be a cornbread crusted snapper. There were two huge filets, but it was dry and it tasted like catfish, not one of my favorites. Asked for lemon wedges for some flavor. Green beans were tasty, and would have loved more than six! Nevertheless it was a very enjoyable evening and we will go back. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My family was pleased with the atmosphere, food selection and wine list. For a winery the latter was to be expected. But the food selection, preparation and presentation was way above average. My siblings dine out in one of the food capitals of Texas: Houston. Whether fish, fowl or beef - the selection is tailored to satisfy all. Very, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I'm not sure how many times we have eaten at the Vintage House but this dinner was no exception it was simply perfect in every way. I contacted the restaurant on a couple of occasions prior to dinner as it was a surprise dinner party for my husband's 50th birthday. Chef did an outstanding job on a special request cake and sweet Haley did an amazing job serving our group with enthusiasm and grace all evening. The wine..Oh my goodness, I cannot say enough about Messina Hof wines. Tonight we had the pleasure of having Paul & Merrill Bonarrigo join us for dinner as well as several other of our Messina Hof FAMILY. My husband informed me the next morning that outside of 1 other birthday party none had been more enjoyable! SUCCESS :-) "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were impressed with our first trip to Messina Hof. Everyone throughly enjoyed the food. The service was attentive and the food delivered incredibly fast. Unfortunately, a nearby large table of 10 was very loud and boisterous. We asked, and the staff promptly moved us to another table. Of course, that hiccup wasnt the restaurant's fault. We'll certainly go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Waitress had very few tables and still couldn't take care of our basic needs such as filling our water glasses without being waved down. In addition the menu consisted of only 3 items due to the festival going on outside. We should have been informed of this when we made the reservation or noted on their website."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Have been to Messina Hof on one other occasion. I was previously impressed with the atmosphere, decor, and overall experience. The food: not legendary, but the atmosphere and environment made-up for it. When my relatives visited College Station I thought Messina Hof would be a great experience. I was pleased when I secured a lunch reservation for 5. There was, however, no warning regarding a "reduced menu" on behalf of the "30th annual rose bloom festival". After driving 25+ minutes to the edge of town; not only did we have to pay for parking, but the menu was reduced to: 1 hamburger, 1 sandwhich, 2 salads, 1 soup. My guests were kind enough to not complain; I was severely disappointed for them. Also: Service was noticeably slow."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with an evening of fine dining and wonderful wine. The atmosphere was amazing. The wait staff incredible. Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I wanted to order off of menu. Dishes looked wonderful. But day we went had only a fixed brunch I do not care for this type of menu. Food was good but not great. Want to go again and order off of menu. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Really good. We were there early, before it got crowded, so we had wonderful service and our pick of the buffet lineup."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A special "get a way"! Dining was all we expected. The entire experience was special. Well worth the trip."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We took my father in law to The Vintage House for his 85th birthday and it was the highlight of his birthday ! Everything from the service to the food was excellent. Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A group of ladies having lunch for Aggie Ring Day celebration. The staff was fantastic, very attentive and informational. The food was very good and the table side desserts are fun, we had Cherries Jubilee. The restaurant ambience is very nice, stained glass windows, the wine barrels, very nice feel. The vinyard is blooming and the grounds are wonderful for photo opportunities."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Brie was excellent as an appetizer and the cranberry salad was delicious as well. The wine list only includes Messina Hof wines, but there was plenty to chose from. We ordered the Zinfandel and it was good. Creme brûlée was yummy. Only disappointment was the mashed potatoes. They were not to my liking- tasted a little off. Service was great!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had heard a few things about vintage house but it never made it there. We made reservations and the cable was ready for us right on time. The ribeye steaks were excellent and so was the wine. Server was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014