Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.6
292 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 292 People Are Saying
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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
16 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
7 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
2 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
15 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
18 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
62 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
34 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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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 15th anniversary and had such a wonderful time. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The wine we picked was absolutely one of the best we've had. I thoroughly enjoyed my halibut and my husband had the chicken and gnocchi which he enjoyed. The best part was dessert. We'll go back for the affogato!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love going to Ernie’s for a special date night. It is a bit pricey but the food is always great and the service is incredible! You don’t feel like you are in a small town!

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RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit dining experience! Wonderful food and amazing staff!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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D
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Nice wine selection. Great service. Our food was all just ok. Very, very small portions. Very expensive and not at all worth the prices. Will not be back.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

39 wedding anniversary food was out of this world had grilled octopus that was unbelievably awesome my wife had the special which was a halibut dish that was delicious melted in your mouth good. I had a rib eye cooked to perfection with potatoes and vegetables which where also cooked to perfection Ernie’s is well worth the price for a special occasion. Sorry I was so lost in the awesome food I forgot to tell you about how wonderful the service was the staff was all very friendly and right on top of your every need

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Romantic and perfect setting for our date.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for local restaurant where i would bring my wife for a surprise dinner date for our 19th wedding anniversary..i remembered my co-worker mentioned about Ernie's in Manteca so i quickly made an appointment through open table for 8:30PM dinner. We arrived 30 mins early at the place but we were seated immediately upon arrival. It was Tuesday night so not so many people i guess. Outside does not look romantic for a date but behind the door looks totally different. The staff are courteous but most importantly the food are great. From appetizer, to the entree and desert everything taste great! I will definitely come back to this place and would recommend to my friends.

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bartender very knowledgeable and good conversation. Excellent food

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SN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service wonderful. Two loud drunks screeching in the bar during our entire meal. I don’t believe you should allow people like that to destroy the experience of people who are paying hundreds of dollars for a fine meal.

Scott Neeley
773-391-3064

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TG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful restaurant. The specialty cocktails are great. I had the Halibut special, and my girlfriend had the ribeye special. Both were fabulous. We both had the crab toast appetizer, it was very small, but good. This is an excellent restaurant, but expensive... If you feel like you want to have a splurge night out, definitely try Ernie's.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Very impressed! Lobster was tender and fresh! Steak was cooked perfectly! Bread pudding was amazing and moist! Bring back the crab cakes! I want to try those. The crab toast was amazing the tad fishy but still tasty.

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RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times, never disappoints. Everything is five star

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j
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was referred here by john the cook. He told me about the resterant i decided to take my wife for the night and was surprised on everything and how everything was perfect. For sure one of the best resterants ive been to all year

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