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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.
The Ernie's Family
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
It was a great experience, but it is expensive.
Ernie's is my "go to" restaurant when I want the best of dining in a radius of 100 miles.
Everything is Class A.
Our 3 year wedding anniversary was amazing at this restaurant. Perfectly cooked steaks and tasty side dishes. Very attentive staff. Great atmosphere.
Everything was satisfactory!
If you're looking for a special meal, this is your place. The cuisine was excellent and the service outstanding. The ambience was beautiful.
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.
New fall menu was amazing!! Thanks for the great service. Clearly must be doing something right, very attentive staff
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.
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.
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.
The servers were great! the food was amazing! wonderful experience.
Thank you to Gerrardo and Susan, everything was excellent.
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.
Most amazing food in the Area!!
If you want to treat someone I highly recommend it
Well worth the money
The food is always excellent, service is great. the prices are like eating in San Francisco or any Fine Dining Restaurant.
Susan gave us the best service!
The food was great, the wine list amazing. It was really warm in the restaurant though.
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.
This was by far the most exquisite fine dining in the 209!
The Best place for a date ! Service, food was great !
- Wonderful environment
- Clean and comfortable
- Good appetizers and main course
- 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.
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!
Ernies is a hidden gem!! Service and food are amazing!!!
Our first upscale meal in 18 months and worth the wait.
Food was good, was disappointed by the lack of service. I have eaten here before and have usually had a great experience.
Rosa did another amazing job. Food was amazing as always.
As always, the food, service, space......everything about Ernie's just screamed class. It's the best eatery in the valley.
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 .
It was amazing Rosa was attentive and understood the menu. Food was exceptional. We will be returning
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.
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!
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
Everything was perfect, the food was delicious!
Thank you, John Gardner
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!
Always a fantastic experience!
Unfortunately the server charged me twice. Not happy.☹️
Wonderful experience, outstanding service and excellent food!
It was a great place for a first date I will be going back
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.