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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA

Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

4.1
4.1
1534 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 14 times today

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

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for brunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for fine wines

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for scenic views

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  1. JO

    JessicaO

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    LinLin

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Joshua was our server and he was very knowledgeable and super sweet. Thank you for the experience!
  4. 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
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Customer service was great! Food was way overpriced.
  6. 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.
  7. NE

    NEL71

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place the service is great the food and wine espectacular. I recommend this restaurant if you want to relax and spend a good time.
  8. s

    sharita

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Servers were very pleasant, and the service was excellent!
  9. DS

    DouglasS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Attentive service! Wonderful wine flights. Superb experience!
  10. JD

    JakeDwyer

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food was very sub par for the price. The steaks were dry and the pumpkin pasta was very mediocre and seemed old and reheated. It was not fresh. The quality of food did not warrant the price.
  11. GA

    GregA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    First, tried sitting us next to the busing station, which was unacceptable. The table they moved us to was near the heater, which would have been fine except the heater only had two settings, melt you face off or off. Then when they turned off the heater they failed to turn off the propane; someone finally closed the valve on the propane tank after we complained about the smell. We were excited when the food arrived because everything looked great, but two of the four meal we ordered had to be sent back because they arrived at the table cold, that was unfortunate because the taste was excellent! Although you could tell he was new our waiter was very nice and really tried hard. He did a good job. As Temecula residents, we frequent the local wineries on a regular basis and we have been to Thornton several times for wine and the jazz concerts, so we know they can perform to a higher standard.
  12. WH

    WaltH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    The turkey dinner was horrible in every respect. We will never go back.
  13. AF

    AndreaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - delicious, generous portions, pleasant staff, beautiful location. Thank you!
  14. MD

    MaryD

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Main dish (filet mignon) was awful. Not a good sign when they don’t ask you how you want it cooked - means they cooked it ahead of time. The servers were very nice, friendly and helpful
  15. PN

    PhillipN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Have been a couple times - always good. However, not good this time. Not a good thanksgiving meal and the meal was very overpriced.
  16. RP

    ReneeP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving dinner and paid $80 per person. I expected much better quality of food than we got. Turkey was very salty and beef filet was overcooked. Best part of meal was salad. Rather than providing a clean fork for each course, we were told to use the same fork because they were running low on clean forks. Not sure why because the restaurant wasn’t even full. Manager never came around to ask if we were enjoying our meal or if everything was to our satisfaction. She stood at the hostess desk the entire time chatting with the hostesses. Very unprofessional. Not sure why she was even there if all she planned to do was socialize. Won’t be returning.
  17. AK

    AnuK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Diner level food for five star restaurant prices. The ambiance is also like of a diner so not sure why the price was justified. Food was flavorless
  18. NS

    NaomiS

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner, dessert, and Chocolate Kiss Wine Flight. Thank you!
  19. KL

    KevinL

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taco Tuesday was a great hit with the family, as were the fish & chips - don’t forget the wine tasting! Great lunch venue dining spot.
  20. PS

    PS01

    Los Angeles

    564 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    564 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Be aware -- the wine "paring" items does not include wine. They charge extra for them.
  21. LK

    LornaK

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing
  22. j

    jamirugai

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent very friendly service from Estafani. Made us feel happy and comfortable as we celebrate our anniversary.
  23. EM

    ErikaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a reservation at 5:30 and sat outside. It was freezing, we couldn’t feel the heaters . Service to take drink and food order took a bit. Food was amazing but it’s a little over priced.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travis makes evey visit perfect!
  25. LL

    LinLin

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute cafe with nice views. Discrete staff. Friendly and fast service on a weekday afternoon. I like Wednesdays and Saturdays- Travis helps make our dining and tasting an exceptional experience. Food- nice touches and perfectly proportioned to share for those on a lighter side of eating. If you're a hungry jack, then the size is right for you. Order a couple of flights & a shared dish.
  26. MO

    MartinO

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A nice and pleasant experience. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food we had was good overall. The Brie en Croute was excellent. The Gemelli Pasta good but not special. They kindly gave my wife a slice of multi-layered chocolate cake in celebration of her birthday. Delicious and a nice touch. The wines and sparkling wines were good, not great
  27. B

    Boaties

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic time. Our waitperson, Ashley was an added bonus. She was efficient and funny. One of the best servers I have had the pleasure of having for a very long time. Everything else was good too but she left the impression
  28. M

    Msagman

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Disappointed. Priced like Ritz Carlton, food quality like Denny’s. Food was cold, too salty, too mushy, too oily. We had the Taco’s, Italian Wedding Soup, and Crispy Artichoke, and Bread Pudding. There were challenges with each dish. Wine and Champagne was ok, though over-priced at 4 glasses for $30 instead of normal 6+ for $20. One redeeming quality was the service. Friendly and helpful.
  29. KR

    KarenR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, friendly and very helpful servers. The food was great, fresh ingredients and lovely presentation.
  30. a

    andya

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Portion size of food was rather small for the amount charged for each plated meal. For instance lobster ravioli was plated with seven ravioli and 4 shrimps and very little saucefor $41.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun times. Recommended to all
  32. s

    sportsfan

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service! Good food!
  33. JM

    JackieM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Friday night - live music and plenty of outdoor seating! Great for drinking and dancing….good vibes. Food was disappointing and honestly best described as “day old - store bought”. What they charged for food was honestly thievery. Would go again to drink but that’s it.
  34. j

    jessew

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    So on Friday night they have live music and basically a lunch menu. My wife and I went on our anniversary based on the photos and menu posted to their web site. There was no info about their. We decided $24 turkey sandwiches was not what we were after and left.
  35. TP

    ThelmaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    You guys need better food for such a beautiful place.
  36. JD

    JaymeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent trip to wine country in Temecula and enjoying Thornton and the Cafe Champagne! Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, high quality service that are second to none! You will not be disappointed!
  37. N

    Nyla

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The server Trevor was great but the rest of the experience was terrible. It was very overpriced. The atmosphere was similar to a cheap casino buffet. We spent $175 and would have preferred to go to Mac Donald’s. The champagne was good but the rest of the food was lousy. This was our second attempt here and we will never go back.
  38. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Dining room was dated. Vinyl tablecloths on the patio tables for Sunday brunch was my first indication. Food was meh for the price and the server wanted to rush us along. The restaurant was empty for a brunch situation so there was no need to hurry us along. View was great! Champagne was delicious!
  39. LL

    LinLin

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service improving to a faster pace. Jazz was playing outside. Food shared among my 3 friends. Lovely time to read about the wines and relax for conversations.
  40. V

    Valerie

    Salt Lake City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great little winery. We ate lunch in the Champagne Lounge. They were very busy getting ready for an event but it didn't stop them from providing great service. Our servers were very nice and the food was terrific! We had the burger and a salad and both were great. Their Brut Reserve Sparkling wine is fantastic. Overall just a great place. We will definitely be back!

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 1534 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 14 times today
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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