Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.7
308 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Ernie’s Food & Spirits….
Our doors open to a sleek, contemporary environment inspired by the supper clubs of San Franciscio, Manhatten and Chicago. Our seasonal menu will tantalize the palate with our creative, inspired versions of traditional menu items featuring the absolute best Choice and Prime cuts of beef, the highest quality organic chicken, grass fed lamb and kurobuta pork, as well as the freshest sustainable seafood available. Ernie's staff adheres to the highest service standards and offers a truly spectacular wine list as well as a notably impressive awe-inspiring collection of fine spirits. Ernie's offers a truly unique dining experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00AM-4:00PM

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00PM-9:00PM

Dinner: Friday-Saturday 4:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 4:00PM-7:00PM
Closed on Sundays
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Phone number
(209) 239-3351
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Fisher
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Private party facilities
We have 2 private venues, The "E" Room that seats up to 20 guests and has access to our patio. Our Rendezvous Room can accommodate up to 60 guests.
A/V equipment is available with contract.
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Private party contact
Kim Stone General Manager: (209) 239-3351
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Catering
Our onsite venue, Ernie’s Rendezvous Room, is a private space that can accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated dinner. From standing cocktail receptions to seated dinners with an artistic flare, Chef John Fisher can design your menu around your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northgate Avenue
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Parking details
Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 308 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ernie’s is quite the hidden gem in Manteca California.
It offers an Extensive Wine List that consists of both French and California wines; that is very impressive.
The menu has a nice selection of beef in various cuts, exquisitely prepared to your liking and seafood which includes scallops, lobster, crab and a marvelous grilled shrimp cocktail appetizer that is unique unto itself.
The desert selection was very nice from French inspired to Italian delicacy.
I was very impressed with the Master Chef walking around the dining area speaking to the guests after the excellent dishes that he and his team prepared for us; everyone seemed very pleased with their food.
The ambiance was delightful, the service exceptional and the food had so many taste variations I lost count.
This would definitely be a very nice place to take that special someone to indulge in a wonderful dinner on that special occasion.
I give Ernie’s Five Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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GF
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. This is one of our "go to" places for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and Gregory is my favorite server but they are all wonderful! Hats off to the chief!!

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OT
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary find off the beaten track in Manteca, CA! Exceptional wine list and bar list. Cuisine creative and portions generous.

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SC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were both off the charts. I had the lobster and it was cooked to perfection.

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KM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great and service outstanding. The atmosphere is so nice and relaxing.

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RN
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor, atmosphere and service were wonderful. The food exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be returning and telling our family and freinds about Ernies.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, from the time we arrived until we finished our experience was excellent .

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A high-end restaurant in Manteca. Professional staff and great food and great ambiance.

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E
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and have always had a good meal. I started with the stone fruit salad and had the salmon with swiss chard and wild rice for my dinner. My husband had the wedge salad and the filet mignon with veggies and mashed potatoes. We finished with the butterscotch bread pudding. Everything was excellent including the Belle Gloss Pinot Noir recommended by our waiter. The only suggestion I have is the bread pudding was a bit dry and could have used some ice cream or an anglaise sauce with it. We had a lovely evening and will definitely return.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I asked for well done and they gave me medium well :( .

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LH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place food fantastic! Atmosphere wonderful! Can’t wait to go back ! Service was impeccable!

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience . Food is delicious but pricey .

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BS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was a surprise. The place was just Super is all respects. Originally thought as a hole in the all. Was so very wrong. Will go back many times I hope.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was good, but music too loud. Our steaks were very fat and half was thrown away.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy that Ernie’s was recommended to us by a friend of my husband’s. Neighborhood gem! Only sorry we haven’t dined here sooner. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. Ambience, service, and food all excellent!!

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P
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So from the outside your thinking oh boy , what did I get myself into, but inside it is fabulous. Nice decor and the food was really good, had the grilled octopus and foi gras, it was very nice. Nice cocktails, and very good wine selection.

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BA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The first and only ones seated in the dining room, we waited for fifteen minutes before anyone came to our table. This happened New Years eve as well...had to go to the hostess finally to request service! And $30 for corkage?? Highest ever! Unmet promises of a booth made by general manager New Years, waiters flirting full time with hostess, difficult to work wine tablet...we have tried to love the restaurant for a dozen visits. I give up..

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RM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is and has always been outstanding every time I have been here. Great place!

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H
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Ernie's. The food was very good, staff was knowledgeable and attentive. It was quite a find for a small town like Manteca. I do think it was a bit pricey, but overall a good experience.

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TP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 38th Anniversary, and our second time here. The food was wonderful, exquisitely prepared. Wine list extensive. The staff was up-beat and friendly, responding to our every need. Of course the personalized menus were awesome. We'll be back.

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PW
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and fairly priced

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MB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised to find this gem in Manteca. Don't let the outside area deter from entering this fine dining establishment.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was cooked to perfection. The special halibut was delicious. Service was that of a 5 star restaurant. The bar tender could have been a little more responsive but every thing was great. Ann our server was delightfull. The atmosphere was very inviting.

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I don't mind paying for an expensive dinner. But if you're going to charge that much then the service needs to match the price. I would recommend the restaurant owners, eat at an establishment like Mortons or Alexanders in San Jose and then re-think their customer experience. Because they charge basically the same and the experience is night and day.

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JP
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is amazing. We went for our anniversary and the menus were printed just for us and given to us to take home. They added Happy Anniversary across the top with the number of years we were celebrating.

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d
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place especially for special occasions

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CV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing restaurant for special dinner celebration. All the 5 star reviews about this place were spot on. Kudos to management for emphasizing customer service and generating a special atmosphere for fine dining. The food and drink were every bit as good as you would find in a big city highly decorated with awards restaurant.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent excellent excellent. What a find and don’t let the strip mall ambience throw you off because the interior of Ernie’s is lovely. Waiter was terrific as was the four different dishes we had. Absolutely will go again

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MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a definite must! Once you enter the door you know you are in a special place. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. This hidden little place needs to be known by everyone so everyone can savor and enjoy the best dining experience in Manteca! Stop reading this and get your butt there! It is so worth it!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

A drunken group of about 12 were so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves w/ out yelling. When we inquired if someone could ask them to lower their voices, the GM came out and she told us there was nothing she could do, they come here all the time. She continued, their group grew bigger than their original reservation so the banquet room couldn’t hold them, thus, they were arranged in the main dining room. She proceeded, to inform us that even if she did say something, there was no guarantee they wouldn’t erupt again. She then, walked past the group without saying a word, and retired behind closed doors. The other patrons were aghast as well at the loud bawdy behavior and shook their heads in dismay at the GMs weakness and lack of experience in handling potentially complicated discussions with guests.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It so nice to know we actually live close to a place like this.
I've already eaten here twice and I would definitely recommend this place for a fancy night
The price matches the experience.
Since I'm close,
I don't have to treat as an occasion. =)

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EA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ernie's is a gem in the valley. Take the time to experience this one of a kind restaurant.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was beyond excellent! The food was amazing! I would recommend this place for business meetings, dates and anniversaries! I will definitely be back!

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MG
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is wonderful, the food is very good, the prices are a little outrageous!! We are on ocean front property,

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M
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service as usual. My filet was perfectly cooked. The wedge salad was also very good. We will definitely be returning.

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f
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here before. Has not disappointed me yet. Go and enjoy

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SJ
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary

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OM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great place, I will most definitely go again.

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ML
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming here for years. Food is excellent and so is the service. We look forward to our anniversary dinner every year.

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