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

4.8
4.8
579 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 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 239-3351

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fidel Miranda

  • 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

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What 579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Service

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • 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

    Innovative

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Romantic

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Lively

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place to have a special dinner! The food is beyond excellent. The service is attentive but not overbearing. The staff is knowledgeable and professional. It isn't cheap, but quality like this never is. If you want to have a memorable time, this is the place in Manteca to do it. This is our second time there and it looks like it'll be our special occasion go-to spot going forward.
  2. FI

    FarahI

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience! Love coming here!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time going and would definitely recommend this place! Service and food were great the only reason we didn’t give food 5 stars is because the steak was fatty. But it had great flavor. Drinks were amazing as well. If you like an old fashion you must order one there . It’s probably the best we’ve ever had.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dinning at Ernie's the food is wonderful and at a fair price for such an exclusive establishment.
  6. MM

    MM17

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here! Our Anniversary spot! Highly recommend everything is delicious and the staff is great!
  7. AC

    AdamC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another lovely dinner at Ernie's, we have been here a few times. The neighborhood is a little mismatch for what this gem offers inside. Great food and service, attractive ambiance, quiet...we will keep coming back.
  8. FE

    FeinesEssen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best restaurant in the Stockton, Modesto and Merced areas, expensive but very, very good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This wS our first time it was very nice a little loud, but overall a nice place to have a wonderful dinner we went for our anniversary.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    We went NYE. I had requested a table for four in my reservation comments, in advance. Though the main dining room had tables available, we were seated in the adjacent room with a very loud table of 8. Despite asking to turn down the A/C or turn on the heat, it remained quite chilly, which caused us to keep on our jackets throughout. Overall, the restaurant wasn't crowded, but from the start of our 6:30 reservation, we were there until 9:30. It took a full hour to get our appetizers. Plenty of servers so perhaps kitchen was short staffed. Food was good but we were also famished by 8:15, when entrees finally arrived. We'll go back because I've had good experiences in the past. But this time, I was thoroughly disappointed as we wanted to show our NYE guests a wonderful time. Between the cold, lack of ambiance, long delays...it wasn't $600+ well spent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Christmas dinner was perfect! The service was outstanding and the food even better. Each time we come Ernie’s far exceeds our expectations.
  12. SB

    SamanthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly our favorite steakhouse! Food was great, company was great and service was great!
  13. RB

    RhondaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were extremely pleased with all aspects of Ernie’s. The ambiance was wonderful, the food was really fresh and uniquely prepared and incredibly delicious! The service was impeccable, attentive, yet not disruptive. We will definitely return!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas dinner
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday dinner ever 😊
  16. RY

    RonnielleY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is absolutely amazing the food is so beautifully presented and exquisite. Thank you so much. It was a beautiful evening.
  17. f

    franzv

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Ernies. While pricey, the food was excellent. Ambiance delightful, modern day touches to a booth style layout. Nice. Server was spot on.
  18. FP

    FoodiePilot

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good with new chef but, they need to update the iPad mini they give you at the table for drinks. Both our bottle of wine and glasses of dessert Porto 20 year were wrong and was charged higher prices that I didn’t catch until we had already left the restaurant.. Receipt attached for the tree of us dining.
  19. NL

    NickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was excellent. Our server Jr. was attentive. Place was clean, well lite and comfortable. The only draw backs were corkage fee was high and size of the cream brûlée for the cost was not proportional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend if you’re celebrating a special occasion. It’s a little expensive but the amazing food, drinks and service is worth it.
  21. BU

    BryanU

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always do a good job
  22. e

    eriks

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fine dining experience here. Staff is always polite on top of the service. It is expensive, but it is well spent for a night out on a special occasion.
  23. Q

    Queen

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, polite staff. Good food but not quite worth the price. Almost $300 for two, sans alcohol, sides, appetizers….just dinner (“large plate”), salad, dessert. And the desserts were disappointing…too sweet, did not taste homemade. When we politely expressed our displeasure with the dessert, the server said, “oh well, now you know for next time!”. Lots of really great choices in the surrounding are…really wanted to love it. Maybe an off night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We go here each year for our anniversary. Service was impeccable. Food took quite a long time for it not being overly busy for a Saturday night. Food was very good, but has been excellent in the past. Definitely pricey, as everything is ala carte. I would still recommend as a must try for special occasion. Love Ernie’s!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above and beyond me and my husband's expectations
  26. NT

    NormanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and of course the steaks were so-so good. It was our 50th Anniversary and my wife and I could not of asked for a better place to dine then Ernie's Food & Spirits.
  27. SJ

    SamiraldaJ

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great time at Ernie’s! Food is exceptional, staff is amazing and everything else is perfect!
  28. F

    Foodies

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Almost everything about Ernie's is outstanding. Great service and great food. Our only complaints are the prices are extremely high - typically $50. - $80. for a la carte entrees. The wine is extremely overpriced. The restaurant's location is really a disappointment - it is next to casino (owned by the same company) and the parking lot and curb appeal need improvement. If you didn't know about Ernie's - you wouldn't stop as you drove by.
  29. LT

    LauraT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The salads we ate with our meal was wonderful and my son’s filet Mignon was excellent. The lamb rack and beef were not quite as good as we remembered. Desserts included the olive oil cake as well as the chocolate cake. They were outstanding.
  30. JL

    JuneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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
  31. CN

    ChristieN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful atmosphere.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. S

    Stocktondiner

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good and well prepared. Pricey but quality offsets.
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Disappointing.
  37. JP

    JosephP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding It will bring us back again
  38. 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!
  39. L

    Linda

    Sacramento

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

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

    Snewton94024

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 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.

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 4.8 stars by 579 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 2 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 Thu–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

    Fidel Miranda

  • 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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