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Ernie's Food & Spirits, Manteca, CA
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Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.6
4.6
552 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 239-3351

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Gardner

  • Private party contact

    Kim Stone General Manager: (209) 239-3351

  • Neighborhood

    Manteca

  • Cross street

    Northgate Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty, shared parking with Casino Real.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 552 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Steakhouse

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Food

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Service

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Romantic

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Special Occasion

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. JL

    JuneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we walked into Ernie’s and was greeted by Camero, then being introduced by Tana as our server for the evening. Tana’s personality really set the tone that we were in for a very delightful evening, we were not disappointed. We, my husband and grandson were there for my birthday. The ambiance was amazing and the food was outstanding. The dungeness crab with risotto was Chef’s kiss 😘 my grandson thought the salmon was amazingly tasteful and flaky . My husband thoroughly enjoyed his pork chop. My birthday dessert is now my new favorite, Affogato was definitely delightful. I will definitely recommend Ernie’s Food & Spirits
  2. CN

    ChristieN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time to Ernie’s in a few years. We were celebrating a couple of birthdays for our party of four. We had a 5:00pm reservation on a Thursday night and were the only party there for about an hour. The restaurant definitely filled up a little later. Service throughout the evening was outstanding. The New York Sour cocktail was beautiful and tasted fantastic. Salads, side dishes, mains, and desserts were all delicious and prepared just right. Yes, expect it to be expensive but it is such a fantastic restaurant for Manteca (and most cities for that matter) that to us it’s worth the splurge now and then.
  4. C

    Chad

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was wonderful. Food and service were top notch. We were there for my husband's birthday. He had a specially printed menu and the team went out their way to make him feel special.
  5. P

    Propertymngr

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, excellent food, unfortunately another diner behind us saw a friend and had a very loud and long conversation standing up directly behind me.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Disappointing.
  7. JP

    JosephP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding It will bring us back again
  8. D

    Davis

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing time celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary at Ernie’s! The ambiance and service was phenomenal as were our cocktails and dinner!
  9. L

    Linda

    Sacramento

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was good, food was also good however very overpriced.
  10. S

    Snewton94024

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I live in Los Altos and were going to be in Manteca for a few hours so we decided to give Ernie's a try. We had a table next to an open type of wall separating the dining room from the bar. The bar was full of very friendly people having a great time but the noise level was very high and we could barely hear each other. That finally calmed down about an hour later but it was unpleasant while it lasted. My wife had the salmon which was overcooked and dry. I had the New York strip which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Steaks are ala carte so I ordered the bourbon mushrooms as a side dish. The mushrooms were very good but $18 made them overpriced. Steaks run from about $62 up to $85. Lamb chops are $85. The wine list is very sophisticated having 10-12 vintage champagnes including Cristal and an equal number of non-vintage bottles as well. The selection of whites and reds is extensive but the prices are very high. Wines by the glass were reasonable as were the prices for cocktails. Our dinner came to $251 which included two cocktails, two glasses of wine, one salad and one soup, the salmon, the steak, the mushrooms and one cup of coffee. We did not have dessert. A $40 tip brought the total to $291. Overall, the food was very good as was the service. Just be aware that this is an expensive restaurant, which can be quite loud in the dining room from the bar guests, and that the wine list is not inclusive of many mid-level priced wines.
  11. P

    Pedro

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. Will definitely return
  12. JJ

    JonJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  13. RN

    RichardN

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dine at Ernie’s every year on our anniversary. It may be a little pricey for our area but the food is great and the service is outstanding. Check out the bar. They have a huge bourbon and whisky selection
  14. CH

    CHRISTINEJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!! Food service and everything!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly hosts helped us /showed us what’s new in the menu. Much appreciated attention to details and excellent dining experience. Thank you ! Edward Gerodias, DMD.
  16. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pricey, but very upscale. Food excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aniversary
  18. B

    Bdriver

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived in Manteca for 18 months and never realized just what Ernie’s was…I thought it was a “Casino Restaurant”…wow was I ever wrong. Pricey, but well worth it, in my opinion!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional service. Food and drinks are incredible.
  20. C

    Carpetmuet

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We had great drinks from the bar, a Lemon Drop and Palermo. We split a decent wedge salad. We got a fantastic burger and one of the finest NY steaks we have ever tasted. We got a side of Mac n Cheese with the addition of lardon after a suggestion from our server. Our service started out fantastic, but I must say failed horribly. Once our main course was served, we never saw our server again until another server saw how ignored we had been and tried to intervene. She got us water since we had absolutely no water during our main course. I had a minor choking episode and desperately needed water and could not get any until our meal was finished. So 3 Stars is all we can give because poor service ruins a meal. Can we recommend it? No, not acceptable for a $200 meal.
  21. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but it was an Hour Before our main dish came. We enjoyed talking so was not a big deal Thanks
  22. f

    finewine

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Two hours before our reservation we were called and told they were canceling our reservation" "due to a technical" issue. No other explanation. Have to assume they were not paying attention to open table reservations... won't be making important occasion reservations w Ernie's ever again. So unprofessional.
  23. HD

    HelenD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good as well as the service. I will be back for sure.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfection! Great job Ernie’s
  25. JM

    JamesM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall this place is a must visit. You will go back. Step out of Manteca, into a big city, five star dining experience.
  26. w

    williamr

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, service great and ambiance fantastic.
  27. MG

    MargieG

    Central Coast

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    So of course we started with cocktails, lemon drop($14.00) not that great, I've had a lot better and a Grey goose dirty martini was good($12.00). Split the baby iceberg wedge, bacon way too salty:( for me($16.00). I had the Appetizer 2 seared scallops ($28.00) be aware they were way to spicy for me the menu (Bristol bay scallops, local plum sauce, pickled carrot, Microgreens) no where does it say spicy I had to scrap off the top of each scallops just to eat it, I thought they were cooked perfect but the dry rub was way to hot for me. Grilled Niman Ranch pork chop was excellent ( $52.00) added 2 scallops ($28.00) dessert split the affogato ($14.00) total bill $175.39 little steep, but its the best restaurant close to us and that's still 17 miles. If they didn't charge $30.00 to open a bottle of wine I would probable go more often. Not kidding its a great place but pretty expensive for the everything.
  28. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous steak! Perfect place for a special dinner. We will go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were incredible! It’s pricey so definitely a special occasion restaurant
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This has been our go to place for special occasions. Last night we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with our best friends who were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. The cocktails and appetizers were very good - baked Brie and scallops. The summer salad was good however one tablespoon of burrata seemed a bit skimpy! The crab risotto was very good. My husband’s steak was very fatty. Kind of disappointed for the amount of money we spent.
  31. LT

    LutherT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a delicious meal, however it took FOREVER for our drinks to arrive considering the restaurant was not busy.
  32. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary it was very nice and the food was good and our waitress for very nice and helpful.
  33. RF

    RosieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    I was disappointed with the service. Not impressed with the waitress. Service was slow.
  34. r

    rogerh

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, ambience and lovely staff. The only formal fine dining in Manteca with class and taste. The food is just superb and the staff super awesome.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and sublime service !! We will definitely be back!
  36. C

    Colombiana

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was a really nice surprise. Outside, this place doesn't look very attractive/impressive; but once you cross the door... Oh my God! What a beautiful place. Bar area is awesome. Restaurant set up, very elegant; more in the small side, but definitely is worth. Food is very good and the presentation/appearance of each dish is just simply beautiful.
  37. w

    wiseral

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated Mother’s Day dinner at you lovely little restaurant and everything was top notch. We loved our waitress, Tana, we appreciated the excellent suggestions from your executive chef, John, and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. It was the best meal we’ve had in a long time.
  38. RR

    RayR

    San Joaquin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place for fine dining in the area. Food, service, ambiance are excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service 😀
  40. GG

    GaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Would highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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 4.6 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ernie's Food & Spirits

1351 North Main Street, Manteca, CA 95336

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Northgate Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Manteca

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot includes Security camera's and Security Guards on Duty, shared parking with Casino Real.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Gardner

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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