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Cafe Champagne Restaurant - Thornton Winery

4.3
311 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
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Birthday weekend getaway

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vipburly (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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AUHpilot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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LisaB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipVikingDNA (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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SandraLB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipThanks (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 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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vipVikingDNA (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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vipGabeOnTheGo (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service & food

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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Birti (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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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Poppi24 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Had our girls night away dinner there... and it was GREAT! Soooooo yummy and Sammy was a great server!

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vipDoctorG (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been there several times and whether it's a special occasion or a casual night out , cafe champagne never disappoints . Great food and even better service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We were here Friday night and enjoyed it so much we came back Saturday night for dinner. We enjoyed the meat & cheese board which was huge and delicious.

Conor - our waiter - made some great suggestions on the wine and everything was to our enjoyment. He suggested the crispy artichoke hearts and I'm glad he did. Fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed the food and fantastic service from a knowledgeable waiter. Staff knows their wine and made good food suggestions.

Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Normally, the venue is excellent all around. Unfortunately, we had the worst server in the place. Unfriendly, food was served cold and it partially ruined the experience for us. Live music was great. I will request another server next time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Hands down the best restaurant in the Valley.

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