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Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.7
482 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ernie’s Food & Spirits
The crossroads of cultivation, connection, and creativity. We strive to connect our craft of creating unique, locally inspired, and seasonally curated food with emotionally invested service.
The relationships we have created with local farmers, cultivators, brewers, and distillers, share the core ideals of our emotional investment. We are proud of our centralized location with seven major highways or interstate routes within twenty minutes of our front door. As we conceived our identity, we became fond of connecting our guests to the highest quality food and beverage our area had to offer. We have diligently partnered with local farmers to raise our own plots of fruits and vegetables, cheese makers to provide farmstead cheese, distillers who utilize the bounty around us, and brewers that strive to create the highest quality crafted product as we do in our restaurant. We look forward to connecting you to our ideals.

Thank you,
The Ernie's Family

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 482 people are saying
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JeffH
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter who was visiting from England. Service is excellent - friendly staff and first class food. Not cheap but could not fault anything - highly recommend fir a special occasion.

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MarkP
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great experience, but it is expensive.

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MarionE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernie's is my "go to" restaurant when I want the best of dining in a radius of 100 miles.
Everything is Class A.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3 year wedding anniversary was amazing at this restaurant. Perfectly cooked steaks and tasty side dishes. Very attentive staff. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was satisfactory!

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RichardA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you're looking for a special meal, this is your place. The cuisine was excellent and the service outstanding. The ambience was beautiful.

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Memee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good for the hour we made reservations for. It is odd that is says masks are required on their website, yet upon arrival no one (staff included) except me and my guest were wearing a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New fall menu was amazing!! Thanks for the great service. Clearly must be doing something right, very attentive staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernie’s is a wonderful place. The service is impeccable and the food…can beat most SF restaurants. The chef is incredibly creative and a master at preparing a fantastic steak.
We try to eat at Ernie’s as often as we can. It is the best restaurant in the Valley.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place. We spilled a dessert and they replaced it for free. Wine recommendation was spot on. Top two restaurant for close to 100 miles radius.

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viplorid
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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Ripon1977
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It took over 15 minutes to get our cocktails way to long. And they don't blend Margaritas which is a non starter for me and my guests. Gotta get that blender going folks you cannot tell me it's to loud to have a blender when it was louder with people talking at other tables. The food was good however. Also I was told I couldn't wear my last Vegas Raiders ball cap and to me that is another non starter. I spent over 400 dollars and to not have blended Margaritas and told to take off my hat are a deal breaker and won't come back.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were great! the food was amazing! wonderful experience.

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NREMTP1
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Gerrardo and Susan, everything was excellent.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been there many times this time we had a very loud group next to us using foul language the whole dining room could hear loud and clear. Kinda took away from the experience of a nice restaurant. Servers may have rushed through the courses a little more than normal. What used to be about a 3 hour relaxed meal we were out the door in 2 and were not offered the dessert menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food in the Area!!
If you want to treat someone I highly recommend it
Well worth the money

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vipMargieG
Central Coast
55 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, service is great. the prices are like eating in San Francisco or any Fine Dining Restaurant.

JL
vipJLRA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan gave us the best service!

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Deanne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, the wine list amazing. It was really warm in the restaurant though.

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RafaelV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

This was our second time going to Ernie’s. The first time was great. Good, service and timelines were all on point. This time the food was great and the servers were amazing people. The problem this time was the almost two hours it took to get our food. The kept giving us bread and they asked if we wanted a second round of drinks, two people said yes and the other two said they would wait. They ended up bringing drinks for everyone. We were charged for those. When we asked about our food which was around 9pm and we arrived at 715pm they finally said it was almost ready. Then they asked if we would like a complimentary round of drinks. That was very nice of them. I just think they should have kept us updated about the time it was taking for our meal. Communication makes all the difference.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the most exquisite fine dining in the 209!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best place for a date ! Service, food was great !

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Damian
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Positives:

- Wonderful environment
- Clean and comfortable
- Good appetizers and main course

Negatives:

- EXTREMELY overpriced
- Wait staff seem confused/scattered
- Desserts were mediocre

This is the only "upscale" restaurant in Manteca and although I would love to visit again, I won't. The biggest turn off is that the food is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced. If the food was unique or extremely rare, I could understand the prices, but the food isn't unique (save for a meal or two). Overall, if you want to obliterate your bank account for just good food, this is the place for you. Otherwise, make the drive to larger cities for a better meal for a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to try Ernie’s for the first time. I’m highly upset we haven’t been sooner. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing. The service was incredible. Everyone helped each other on the floor. One waitress grabbed our drinks and one waiter took our order. He literally came up to us and said, “I should put in your order before the party of 18 orders. Or else you’ll be here forever!” I absolutely appreciated him for thinking of us. I couldn’t even describe how delicious the food was. We both ordered the Australian Wagyu. We got an order of the crab cakes. Sheesh! I wish I could have Ernie’s again tonight! We will be back for every special occasion. Ernie’s really made our anniversary special. Thanks guy!

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JofiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernies is a hidden gem!! Service and food are amazing!!!

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Ronald
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first upscale meal in 18 months and worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was good, was disappointed by the lack of service. I have eaten here before and have usually had a great experience.

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ScottW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosa did another amazing job. Food was amazing as always.

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MarionE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service, space......everything about Ernie's just screamed class. It's the best eatery in the valley.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night in Manteca is hard to pull off in a city full of chain restaurants so we gave Ernie’s a go, after last dining there a few years ago. The good was amazing albeit with Questionable company. We had the sommelier pair our food choices with his recommendations, and it was amazing! We went with the scallops and filet mignon and a chocolate dessert. The filet was amazing , and at 60+ seemed a bit expensive, until I used my fork to cut it…now I’m curious to taste the $200 steak .

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ScottW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing Rosa was attentive and understood the menu. Food was exceptional. We will be returning

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LadyK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Earnie’s. They did not disappoint. This was fine dining, with superb food and service. I loved the elegant decor. My husband loved this place. The outside is ugly, next to a casino. But if you can look past that, inside is a different world. Lovely evening. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice dinner for my birthday. I ad the salmon and lemon drop martini while my friend had the mushroom risotto and wine. So delicious!

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vipMargieG
Central Coast
55 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for Father’s Day just the 2 of us.
Susan was our server very nice and excellent service!!
My husband had the squid ink pasta said it was very good he was just looking for pieces of crab in it none just a little mix with the pasta but no large bite sizes, I had the asparagus & artichoke very good we split the burrata & tomato needed more tomatoes since there just cherry tomatoes, but over all very good, brought are own bottle of wine $30.00 for corkage fee but I knew that most wines on they’re list at least $70.00 and up. I think the fee is a little pricey myself I know most places charge $10-20.00 but not not $30.00

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Priscilla
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food was delicious!
Thank you, John Gardner

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Melgirl2328
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Our server Susan was training new hire Vicky and they were both friendly. We will be back! Food and beverage we tasty! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Unfortunately the server charged me twice. Not happy.☹️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, outstanding service and excellent food!

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NikohlesW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place for a first date I will be going back

FAQs

Ernie's Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 239-3351.

Ernie's Food & Spirits is rated 4.7 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.