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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.

1351 North Main Street
Manteca, CA 95336
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Northgate Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(209) 239-3351

Website:
http://www.erniesfoodandspirits.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty

Executive Chef:
John Fisher

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

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

Ernie's Food & Spirits Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was top notch. Service suffered as I think they were understaffed. 2 1/2 hrs is ok for dinner if it's initiated by the client.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The chef is amazing and the food was delicious. The Server was delightful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and great food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu was so expensive for the quality of food that was served.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A bit expensive but worth every penny. Service was excellent food was excellent small appetizer portions but very delicious

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very friendly service and very good food.
An excellent wine list.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service were good. It is a great restaurant considering there is not another fine dining place on the area. I would definitely return.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Delicious!! I had the halibut special with Brussels sprout bacon risotto and the seasonal veggies-yum! Excellent service! Can’t wait until we come back....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My go to place for food, service and atmosphere. Best place in Valley by far.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A little loud but overall very comfortable with fantastic food! Definitely go!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love Ernie’s — wonderful place, great ambiance and service, and wow, the food is fantastic. Hands down, Ernie’s is THE gem of the Central Valley.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lovely! Good food, wine, and dessert. Nice ambiance. Good find!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The staff was excellent and the food was very good. They have a great wine list also.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was great
We plan to come back with friends and family.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Erine’s is simply the best around. Two thumbs up and five stars!!!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Possibly one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The service was outstanding, the food was outstanding and the halibut was above and beyond outstanding !

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ernie’s is a great find. Will go back again and again.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We celebrated my son's bday here. It was just perfect for a special treat. Everything was excellent from service to the quality of food. It's tricky to find since it's in the getto. They should put a sign in the front but it's right next to the casino.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've always had a very nice dining experience st Ernie's and will always recommend it. It is pricey though

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was excellent. Food choices were delicious from soup and salad through the entree and dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved it! Food, ambiance, service were all fabulous!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was very good, though I was disappointed with the French onion soup. Excellent wine list! Reasonably priced overall. Wonderful decor.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A hidden treasure in Manteca. Little known place but big on service and ambiance. It was well worth the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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...

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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.
John McIntosh

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding he was there when we needed him but never rushing us. I had the halibut special my husband had the filet both were perfectly cooked

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2017

THe food was amazing - great recommendations for what we ordered. Gregory was a very attentive server and made sure we had what we needed. Fantastic meal!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Nice ambience, however food didn't match the ambience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was delicious, service was good

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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