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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

4.3
4.3
1720 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Gil Manipon
  • 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

What 1,720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for brunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for fine wines

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Romantic

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for scenic views

1,720 Reviews
  1. xoAlwaysLis

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great experience. And I’m definitely already looking forward to the next!

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  2. SteveA

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived a little before our reservation time and went to the front area. Someone came and I informed them of our reservation. They looked it up and sat us at our table. Someone came and gave us water. After that we were ignored like we were invisible. So after nearly 15 minutes we got up and departed since we were hungry. We do not plan to return since service was so poor.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. The Brie Cheese is a must! Great service, beautiful location.

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  4. Chef730927

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience had some family in from out of town. Really liked the food and focus on quality vs quantity on the buffet. Fish, Ham and Prime Rib were of same quality as any high end restaurant. Execution was spot on. And a properly cooked, fundamentally sound omelette nice and bright yellow with no color. Entertainment was good as well and service was outstanding. Smallwares, decor and and buffet set up could use a little updating felt a little “institutional” for the price but considering they had to move everything inside due to rain, they did a good job adapting. Would definitely come back.

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  5. DianaP

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I made brunch reservations based on what they had published on their website menu. There was nothing stating there was going to be a specific Easter Fixed Brunch Menu at a cost of $125.00 per person. The spread was very weak for the price. The pastries appeared to be bought at Costco, the deserts looked very sad. The only decent thing they had was the omelet station and prime rib. It was a rainy day and they tried to put umbrellas leading you to where the food was located which was very far from where we were seated. By the time you got your food and walked to your table, your food got cold. In addition, they went ahead and added a 20% automatic gratuity to the bill just for the servers giving us our beverages. $330.00+ brunch for 2 people not worth it. Very disappointing.

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  6. ChristopherW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate at Thornton for Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, it was raining that day and arrangements had to be made to serve the buffet meal in a sheltered area. I thought the staff adapted well to a difficult situation. The food was of excellent quality and it was well prepared. There was a good variety as well. The staff was accommodating and attentive. They did seem a little confused at first, I’m sure due to the unusual conditions. As much as my party enjoyed the meal, we did think it was somewhat overpriced. Overall, I would recommend dining at Thornton, as I mentioned we were there during inclement weather, which complicated the dining experience.

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  7. NinaB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went Easter Sunday and eight of us drove through the rain from Orange County to honor our reservation after having checked with Thorton regarding if the rain would negatively impact us and ensure we were inside. They were unprepared, the coverings and tent they told us they would have were leaking, puddles of rain water everywhere. Food in one room with music and seating in another, but you had to walk through the leaking tents to get to either. Very disappointing $125.00 and one glass of champagne. Food was just okay, servers were really trying but atmosphere was not a good vibe. Expected better!

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  8. OlgaTs

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views. Delicious food. Special selection of flights. Great service.

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  9. LoreleiG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to sit and enjoy flights or glasses of wine and food. Lisa and all the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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  10. DonS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance and service were fine, but the food was mediocre, at best. I ordered a $26 roast turkey sandwich, expecting for that price actual sliced turkey on a flaky croissant. But no. This restaurant used turkey-roll deli meat on a bready croissant you'd expect to find in a grocery store. Accompanying onion rings were cold and mushy. My first and last visit to Cafe Champagne.

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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 4.3 stars by 1720 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Paved parking lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gil Manipon
  • 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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