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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

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327 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch

Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(951) 699-0099
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ceasar Solarzano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Butterfield Sage
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Parking details
Paved parking lot
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very pleasant ambiance. We sat outside on a nice 85 degree day with plenty of coverage from the sun. We ordered the goat cheese and olives as appetizer . The cheese was far too creamy and not tangy enough for our taste and there were a total of 4 olives. Would not reorder. I had cioppino which was excellent and unusual with a very smoky sauce - tasted as if it contained chipotle. Plenty of seafood variety that was cooked just right (not overdone). Spicy but good. My husband ordered a grilled romaine salad with steak. He ordered medium rare. The steak was well done and cut into little cubes instead of strips as would have been expected. It was an odd way to serve (hard to get on fork) but he thought the flavor was good. He was okay with it. We ended with a lava chocolate cake - not the best we ever had. Overall, we would return if just for cioppino but would be a little more careful on what we order. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was good, not spectacular . The view was nice. Our server was really attentive. The part I really don't like was the tiny table. There were 4 of us in our family, and the table could've been bigger, esp I ordered the sampler wine, which took most of the space in front of me and it was hard to reach over to get to the appetizer. I looked around and that's how all the tables for 4 are.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Spent way more time there than I planned but the time flew by due to a great wait staff and incredible wine.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was horrible...cold, lacked flavor & the mashed potatoes tasted like they were days old!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great music nice people good food and excellent wine Nick took care of us

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a blast at the Journey Captured concert. Our table had a great view and we were able to sit there the whole concert. Highly recommend their concert series for date night or a night out with friends.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Concert and service was good. Food was not that good though and there was mold on the grapes from our cheese plate.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We attended the first concert of the season and were not disappointed.

The Staff was friendly and took good care of us. Our Server Brook was attentive and was able to answer my questions about the menu. The meal was delicious and Brook came by to make sure that we were enjoying our meal.

Even though it was a small beer list for my husband, the options were diverse and he was happy with the options he had to choose from.

Overall it was a great evening and we will definitely return again for other events. I am a wine club member, so I do visit the winery and bring company when I would like a good meal with a great view.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love it here, it’s our go to spot: )

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent venue. We always love eating here. This time we were disappointed in the dessert. My wife ordered the cheesecake, but complained that the crust was dry & granular. We were told this was by design - a raw cheesecake! No offer to comp / no offer to provide something else. Disappointed in food & customer service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent meal and service by our waiter Conor was the best!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

A great spot to enjoy the entrance to the Temecula Wine Valley. Great views, great food , wine and champagne. Stefanie provided outstanding service to make this day a memorable one!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The service was great and our food was fabulous. The only issue was with our dessert. We ordered the lava cake and it did not have any chocolate filling in the center. We would recommend this restaurant and will come again!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We really enjoyed the dinner, however there was a large group being served while we were there. We had a bit of a wait for our dinner, and the group was pretty loud.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Service was great. Lobster ravioli and scallops was great. Cioppino was non-traditional seasonings with lots of seafood.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was very slow. Could never find our server. Food came to table cold. Very pricey for quality of food. Do not plan to return

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Birthday weekend getaway

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Its been a long time since visiting this restaurant. I am glad I chose to return to celebrate my mothers birthday. Service was terrific and the Sunday brunch menu was extensive...many varied options. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Always a wonderful experience. The menu is diverse and the food, excellent (highly recommend the lobster ravioli and the seafood cioppino). Service is always fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been to Cafe Champagne several times and have never been disappointed. The brie en croute is to die for and the rest of the food is very tasty. Their champagne is awesome and their staff is friendly and knowledgable.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Saturday night 7pm reservation. Service was painfully slow, food was Workman like but overpriced. They call themselves a fine dining, they don’t have the right employees or trained chefs to be a fine dining
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No cocktails or beer available, you have to order their Thornton Brand wine. Problem with that is Thornton thinks they can make 40 different wines, they are poor quality and such. And they charge a huge premium price for these crappy wines.
Stay a way

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. They almost never disappoint us.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was great except I had noted, cause you asked, that it was for my mom's (73rd) birthday when I made the reservation. It would have been nice if they knew that and brought her a dessert or something.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time it took more than 90 minutes to get our food.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great time! Champagne flight and cheese board are excellent. Outstanding service.

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2.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We were very disappointment with the birthday dinner we had Tuesday night. Food was overpriced and the selection minimal. Hardly anyone in the restaurant. Brut was good and so was wait staff. We have been there for lunch many times over the years and really enjoyed. Caesar salad had no flavoring at all. We don't plan to return. Too many other places to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was worth the drive for a late lunch.
The food was excellent, we had the special of the day, lamb chops over a fresh salad and an very good mint dressing.
Being a winery, we had some wine tasting, excellent recommendations from our server.
The deserts were excellent especially the tiramisu.
Highly recommend this place especially for outdoor sitting with beautiful surroundings.
They bring in good live music in the weekend.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, but we keep coming back for the great service and location. We had disabled in our party and there were no problems with seating. None of us are drink alcohol and this still is one of our favorite places to have a family gathering with members who are coming from several different counties.

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We were handed menus and told to take any table. We ordered waited 30 minutes before asking for our salads. A different server brought them with bread that we paid extra for. Bread and water refills were offered after we requested the check.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

End of the Year Dinner for six was excellent complemented by Pineapple Champagne!
Great service and ambiance. Café continues to be one of our favorites in the Temecula Valley.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service & food

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The food is yummy but overpriced. The best part was the champagne flights.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a nice lunch at Thornton Winery....was a beautiful day and was able to sit outside......service was a little slow due to the unexpected crowd that day. Food was great.....Mac and Cheese....a Salad and a Poblano topped bacon cheeseburger hit the spot. The champagne flights were great as well.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday Christmas Eve. We were sat in the covered patio area and it was freezing!! The food was not impressive whatsoever! Pasta was watery, Cesar salad had tortilla chips omit and the bread is $5.00 a loaf for the table. The prices are extremely expensive and they include the tip for you. Wanted to enjoy the evening but was sadly disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We were very pleased that we could reserve a table for Christmas Eve on Open Table.
The waiter was very attentive to our needs. The filet mignon was outstanding. Great and great service.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Unfortunately the poorest value of any of the TV winery restaurants.

Out meal was poorly prepared; filet was worst I've ever had.

Wait staff did their best.

Lighting too bright.
Door to patio constantly open and close which led to constantly getting a cool blast of air every 5 minutes.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice atmosphere - fantastic service - yummy food & drink! Would especially recommend the Brie appetizer!

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Service is great, the staff is very friendly and cheery which is always nice, especially during the holiday!ms! But the food is absolutely inedible at exorbitant prices and the facility is in need of serious repair and updating. Even though the girls were nice, I will never go back.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great waitress.
Good choices on the menu including the best wine.

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