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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA
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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

4.1
4.1
1568 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Café Champagne at Thornton Winery is a "want to do" for every visitor to the Temecula Valley. Since 1988, from growing herbs to cutting home-grown flowers, every effort has been made to offer the perfect combination of French Country Elegance and Gold Medal-winning Contemporary Cuisine.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (951) 699-0099

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Couch

  • Private party facilities

    Private Function Space CapacitiesWhether you're planning a business lunch for 10 or a reception for 400, we've got the perfect space to fit your needs.Fountain Terrace CourtyardEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 400 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 300 person maximum(outdoor venue)Vineyard View RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 70 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 50 person maxiumumWinery Production RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 100 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 80 person maximum(availability based on wine production schedule)Champagne LoungeEvent Guest Count Minimum of 20*Seated Meal Function - 30 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 20 person maximum

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Gallagher: (951) 699-0099

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Cross street

    Butterfield Stage

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot

  • Entertainment

    We have live bands every Friday night starting in March. We also have large concerts from artists like Melissa Etheridge and Kenny G. Please call for more details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner at Thornton Winery

    $94.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us for a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner! ❤️ Enjoy a 3 course dinner in the beautiful Temecula Wine Country 5:00PM - 9:00PM $94 Adults, $34 Children (10 & Under) All club members will receive their 10% discount but no complimentary tastings or glasses are available on special events Visit our website for more information https://www.thorntonwine.com/

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What 1,568 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for fine wines

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for scenic views

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  1. DB

    DeirdraB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    As a member I go to the winery frequently. It would be nice if the menu was changed on a regular basis or offer a member only menu option
  2. CV

    CVKarl

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We took a chance going back to Café Champagne and had a better experience. The service was improved and the food was very good. Our only complaint was that management still thinks it is necessary to include a 3% surcharge on the bill rather than just letting their published pricing reflect their cost of doing business.
  3. J

    Jane

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really tasty. Service was great! Wine was a favorite that I have tried before and so was excited that they had it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back. The ribeye was amazing and the wine was fantastic. Great experience.
  5. MB

    MarthaB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very expensive
  6. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent including the service and the quality of the food.
  7. DD

    DinaD

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been going to cafe champagne for many years on special occasions. I was rather surprised that over the last 2 to 3 years the cost of entrees and appetizers had nearly doubled, in some cases actually doubled. Always enjoyed the restaurant but the pricing is no longer an appropriately value for the venue
  8. I

    Il74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was really good and service was absolutely excellent!!!
  9. TD

    TDMoore

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Stellar service, food and drinks.
  10. DO

    DOUGLASP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.GREAT EVENING
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    New Years Eve
  12. TW

    TracyW

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Extremely expensive for the type of food they serve.
  13. DG

    DanaG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was very overpriced and was not high quality. Service and ambience was nice.
  14. JH

    JosephH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    My wife were so disappointed in the service that we received from the hostess to the waitress. The hostess didn’t even smile or say anything. All we got was dirty looks from the hostess. The waitress took forever to get us drinks. People were seated next to us and they received there drinks before we even got asked what we wanted. The food took over 30 minutes to get and the waitress never stop by to see how we were doing. The waitress was very cold and not very friendly. For the price we paid for the dinner I expected much friendlier and attentive service. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone!! We are good paying customers. The waitress is lucky she got a few dollars tip!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We arrived a few minutes early to our 6 pm dinner reservation and were seated right away. They were out of two items (soup and mussels), which was disappointing. Food was just okay for the price. The salmon ($50) was a little undercooked, and the lentils on the side (which were supposed to be farro) were cold. The wine pours were TINY. We each ordered a glass and both were the size of a tasting! For $16, I’d expect a bit more wine at a winery. Service was fine, but it did take a while to track down our server at one point for the check. I wouldn’t recommend this place, not worth the $.
  16. MK

    MatthewK

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was our first time to the restaurant. We found it to be bare of ambiance, and highly overpriced for the food portions and selections. Really a shame, could be an awesome location with more TLC, especially for Holiday travelers from Christmas thru NewYears. Just felt lackluster especially for the $300 price tag for 4 people. Better places around, will not be returning.
  17. FO

    FrenchyOrlando

    Las Vegas

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The wine glasses were dirty, the food was good but not warm. The service was below average. The winery is a beautiful setting but we regretted having dinner there.
  18. RG

    RahimG

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Not the regular staff. Service was slow. Felt like we were being held hostage while waiting for check. Eventually walked inside dining area to be cashed out.
  19. ML

    MiffL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment and outstanding service. A wide variety of wines and beverages as well as food items to choose from. We had a wonderful family gathering there and will return. Open Table says $$ rating but I would give it $$$
  20. TS

    TamelleS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Family surroundings, beautiful view and great food.
  21. KC

    KellyC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food we were able to order was decent. Unfortunately, Christmas featured a special dinner menu and we were told after we ordered and after the salad was served that they were out of 2 items on their 4 item dinner menu which impacted 3 out of the 4 of us dining. Poor planning on behalf of the restaurant.
  22. LH

    LauraH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Christmas Dinner. The venue was perfect, food amazing and service was outstanding. Very glad we took a chance to try somewhere different for such a special evening.
  23. KR

    KimberelyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I have been a patron of Thornton's for many years. My husband and I renewed our wedding vows at your venue. The service was horrible my lazagna was horrible and overcooked, the Winter salad lacked the in season fruit, and the dessert choices were poor. The store bought pumpkin pie was cold with sprinkles of nutmeg or cinnamon on top with a hint of whip cream to eye appeal. Our server had us waiting for our check and if we were not honest people we could have left without paying. To give you an example, we left our table to take pictures and sat waiting for her to return. The bus boy even cleared out table and we asked if he could get our server. Needless to say, we left your establishment still hungry and unsatisfied. I had to say it but we may not be returning despite the special place Thornton holds in our hear.
  24. CW

    CoreyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful Christmas venue, with excellent menu options!
  25. DL

    DrLGD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Christmas Dinner 2022 Not a red meat eater as there were two choices and vegetarian lasagne. Selected the Norwegian Salmon for my entree which was served room temperature. Extremely unhappy with this presentation and would have chosen another venue. Bread was an additional cost. Bright spot was the server who was apologetic for something she had no control over.
  26. MB

    MariaB

    Orange County

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I think it is better to come here just for wine, if coming for Christmas. We weren’t informed of the set holiday menu when we booked lunch for Christmas Day, so many menu items were unavailable. The salmon came out a little cold, though would have been better if heated more. The side dishes and dessert were good. We were a little disappointed in the amount of wine poured by the glass, for the price we paid ($79.95 per person for Xmas menu, then about $15 per glass of wine). Our server was nice and the other attendants were good too. A nice place, but I would only go for wine, and not to eat, in the future.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I wanted a nice and quiet luncheon for Christmas. We chose Thornton Winery as we dine there often and we were very pleased with the Christmas Day food selections. We both had salads as our appetizer, my wife had Short Ribs while I had the Prime Rib. For desert we had 5 layer chocolate cake and pumpkin pie. The food and service was great.
  28. KL

    KarenL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy this venue every time we come. For Christmas brunch, this year we brought our 24 year old to expose him to the beauty at and surrounding Thornton Winery.
  29. RH

    RachelH

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Over priced, poor service, pours so small you need a magnifying glass to see them
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Many years ago when we went there the ambience in the car or more upscale. Considering it’s a winery we knew it would be expensive and over priced my husband and I had salmon it was OK. It came with a choice of faro OR vegetables for $42. Salads were separately priced our friend had fish and chips. It was over battered and sake she sent it back lobster. Ravioli was mediocre. Our server was great. The wine was good. The company was excellent.
  31. PW

    PaulW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server Montana was absolutely amazing. Working the dining area solo, 10 tables at least, and her level of service was like our table of 8 was her only focus. This young lady should be awarded employee of the month if not more. Great personality lovely disposition.
  32. N

    Norac

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It is a pricey restaurant, and the food and menu is very average.
  33. LM

    LiaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quality not worth the cost
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My first Cafe Champagne visit was in 1995. Things have changed. Mostly the food is great. Not sure what look the decor is now, but it Durant feel cozy. Service: friendly knowledgeable. But in this type of restaurant, water glasses should not go dry. Serving side of food vs reaching of table is important. Clearing the table of food bits and such between food courses is important. At such a restaurant with such prices the VALUE comes from the level of service and professionalism. CC should be PACKED on a Friday night. Other than Bolero, there is NO restaurant on “this end” of town that has quality food, ambiance and real silverware and table cloths. IMHO.
  35. JO

    JessicaO

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Salmon was raw… something’s on the menu where not avail
  36. LL

    LinLin

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration lunch menu something for everyone. The cooks change so what you normally get on a Wednesday or Tuesday May not be what you get on the weekend. Burgers and pizzas remain on consistent regardless of the cooks. Service is fast now that they seem fully staffed. People look trendy here. Lots of parking. We brought our own entertainment (ourselves) -- no afternoon live music on a Saturday... we ate and left to listen to live music and dance, plus of course, more wine! Pretty place and sit down dining along with their tasting flights.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Joshua was our server and he was very knowledgeable and super sweet. Thank you for the experience!
  38. JS

    JanaS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Lexi was fantastic. Thanks for a great afternoon
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Customer service was great! Food was way overpriced.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre and expensive and service was lacking.

FAQs

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 699-0099.

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery is rated 4.1 stars by 1568 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Butterfield Stage

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Couch

  • Entertainment

    We have live bands every Friday night starting in March. We also have large concerts from artists like Melissa Etheridge and Kenny G. Please call for more details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (951) 699-0099

  • Private party facilities

    Private Function Space CapacitiesWhether you're planning a business lunch for 10 or a reception for 400, we've got the perfect space to fit your needs.Fountain Terrace CourtyardEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 400 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 300 person maximum(outdoor venue)Vineyard View RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 70 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 50 person maxiumumWinery Production RoomEvent Guest Count Minimum of 30*Seated Meal Function - 100 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 80 person maximum(availability based on wine production schedule)Champagne LoungeEvent Guest Count Minimum of 20*Seated Meal Function - 30 person maximumBuffet Meal Function - 20 person maximum

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Gallagher: (951) 699-0099

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