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About Ernie's Food & Spirits
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.
Manteca, CA 95336
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Californian
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty
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.
Private Party Contact:
Kim Stone General Manager: (209) 239-3351
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
Ernie's Food & Spirits Ratings and Reviews
portions for the main course was quite satisfying, cooked to perfection. Very tasty. Our Valentine's Day experience, though expensive, was worth it. the only thing we all felt (party of 4) , and remarked on ,to each other, was that we hardly lifted our forks off the plates for the last bite of each of the 5 courses, when someone appeared to hurriedly take away the plates, giving us the feeling that they wanted us to be done and out. I think a brief"May I take your plates?" would be a nicer approach. I definitely do want to go back and try their regular menu and see if the food is as good as on this special occasion. For such a nice restaurant, the noise level was very high, in the area in which we were seated, almost like you are in a school auditorium, though the room was small. They need some sound-absorbing surfaces. The chef made his very quick and perfunctory pass-by greeting, like a mailman dropping off letters,moving just as quickly as when our plates were removed.
For the first time in many dinners at Ernie’s I received both bad food and poor service. The four gras first course was obviously precooked and then not brought back to serving temp. The halibut was severely over cooked. Our wait person quick dropped off plates and said he would be right back to see how things were. He didn’t return for thirty minutes. The manager walked by at the end of the meal and without actually stopping looked at us and asked “So how were you dinners, good?” And then just kept walking.
The food, desert, cocktails were all excellent. I was not the least bit disappointed in any aspect of the meal. We were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant and Lounge had a very cool vibe. We set out to Manteca looking for a new restaurant adventure and we were extremely pleased with the experience.
We've been to Ernie's before and just like our previous dinners ,I have no complaints. We started withThe Duck liver and the octopus for appetizer. It was fabulous. Cesar salad before our steaks came out. Tri-tip for my husband and filet for me. Both were fabulous. Don't change a thing. Was very satisfied. This place is a bit pricey but I don't mind paying $300 plus for a outstanding meal. Very happy
The menu is diverse, gourmet, and menu changes seasonally. The Chef tries new menu items and is always receptive to feedback. The wait staff are professional. This restaurant is a hiden gem in Manteca, if you are looking for a fine dining experience this is the place.
Delicious dinner and very good service! We were celebrating our anniversary and the little touches like a personalized menu and wait staff wishing us a happy anniversary made it special. The seared scallops are amazing, as is the affogato for dessert.
My wife really like the place because it made her feel like our secret hidden restaurant. The lobster was great, but the steak could have been better for the price. It didn't taste like it was freshly prepared. It was sub par compared to El Rancho's steak. Overall I give them a 4 out of 5. The service a 5 of 5.
When you see the location of Ernie's in a strip mall next to a casino, you wonder what you have gotten into. Then you walk inside to an elegant, beautifully appointed dining room with linen and soft leather banquettes that is quiet and peaceful. The wait staff is impeccable , knowledgeable and accommodating, and the food is excellent, but just a little pricey. Very impressed and happy we went.
Great place for special occasions. It was our 40th wedding anniversary. Service is excellent. Ambience was excellent. The food is excellent as well. I had the scallops which were awesome. My husband had the lamb, same thing he had last time. This time it wasn't quite as flavorful. It needed more seasoning . But it was still great!
Great place! But pricy...
We were surprised when we entered what appeared on the outside to be rather simple building. We were pleasantly surprised on the inside. We enjoyed great food and great service. Even the menu had written across the top, "Congratulations on your 49th anniversary." We were very impressed. We will be back.
Took my wife for our wedding anniversary. She said it was the best meal she has ever had. We started with appetizers, soup of the day, main course, and ended with dessert. The staff knew it was our anniversary and they told us several times "Happy anniversary" the chef also came out and wished us a happy anniversary as well. The menu was personalized for us as well with once again happy anniversary.
Took my wife to Ernie's to celebrate her birthday. The lighting is perfect, seating is elegant, and service is prompt and professional. The menu choices were varied and prepared at a fairly high level of skill for a smaller community dining establishment. The wine list was quite large with a large choice of California vintners and well know wine regions from all over the world. One of the truly fine dining choices in the central valley area.
Went for the first time for a special occasion. We had a reservation and got seated right away.
Food was perfect...we were a little picky with how the meat was cooked and had different preference...when food came out it was exactly what everyone has ordered.
Our server Cristian was very attentive and checked on our table a couple of times to make sure food and drinks were perfect!!!
Definitely will be back for all special occasions.
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