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

4.9
4.9
523 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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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

Menu

Most orders can be prepared in 30-45 minutes, we are here for you.

Pan Roasted Certified Angus Beef Prime Filet Mignon

Served with:

  • Pt. Reyes Toma Cheese Bread

    • Chopped Iceberg Wedge

      Baby Iceberg, Pt. Reyes farmstead blue cheese dressing, 9-minute egg, Pt. Reyes bay blue, Neuske bacon lardon, local tomato, radish, and chive

      • Truffle Risotto

        Foraged mushrooms, truffles, and Pt. reyes bay blue

        • Roasted Broccolini

          Garlic, local olive oil, fiscalini san joaquin

          • Chocolate Mousse

            Grilled USDA Prime Certified Angus Beef Ribeye from Greater Omaha Beef CO.

            Served with:

            • Pt. Reyes Toma Cheese Bread

              • Chopped Iceberg Wedge

                Baby Iceberg, Pt. Reyes farmstead blue cheese dressing, 9-minute egg, Pt. Reyes bay blue, Neuske bacon lardon, local tomato, radish, and chive

                • Truffle Risotto

                  Foraged mushrooms, fresh provence drome black truffles, Pt. Reyes bay blue

                  • Roasted Broccolini

                    Garlic, local olive oil, fiscalini san joaquin

                    • Chocolate Mousse

                      Cioppino

                      Dungeness crab legs, penn cove mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, salmon, cod, tuna, calabrian chili, garlic, roasted tomato broth. Served with:

                      • Pt. Reyes Toma Cheese Bread

                        • Winter Garden Salad

                          Wild baby arugula, shaved fennel, shallot, capers, roasted tomatoes, fiscalini san joaquin gold, meyer lemon vinaigrette

                          • Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

                            Fresh pasta, gilroy garlic, calabrian chili, cracked pepper, garden herbs, and local olive oil

                            • Roased Broccolini

                              Garlic, local olive oil, fiscalini san joaquin

                              • Chocolate Mousse

                                Herb Roasted, Certified Angus Beef USDA Prime Rib

                                Served with:

                                • Pt. Reyes Toma Cheese Bread

                                  • Chopped Iceberg Wedge

                                    Baby Iceberg, Pt. Reyes farmstead blue cheese dressing, 9-minute egg, Pt. Reyes bay blue, Neuske bacon lardon, local tomato, radish, and chive

                                    • Truffle Risotto

                                      Foraged mushrooms, fresh provence drome black truffles, Pt. Reyes bay blue

                                      • Roasted Broccolini

                                        Garlic, local olive oil, fiscalini san joaquin

                                        • Chocolate Mousse

                                          Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                          What 523 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                          4.9
                                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.8Food
                                          • 4.8Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.4Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

                                          • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

                                            Best Overall

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                                            Best Food

                                          • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

                                            Notable Wine List

                                          • 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

                                            Fit for Foodies

                                          • North San Joaquin Valley

                                            Neighborhood Gem

                                          • North San Joaquin Valley

                                            Romantic

                                          • North San Joaquin Valley

                                            Special Occasion

                                          • North San Joaquin Valley

                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

                                          • North San Joaquin Valley

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                                          1. r

                                            rogerh

                                            San Francisco

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            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.

                                          2. 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!

                                          3. C

                                            Colombiana

                                            Sacramento

                                            12 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            12 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.

                                          4. 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.

                                          5. RR

                                            RayR

                                            San Joaquin

                                            21 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food & great service 😀

                                          7. GG

                                            GaryG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always great food and service. Would highly recommend.

                                          8. CC

                                            ChrisC

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            We hadn’t been there since COVID19. And the first time back did not disappoint!! Food was great. Service was on point… We'll be back!

                                          9. DB

                                            DavidB

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary at Ernies. The atmosphere was perfect, the music perfect and the service was perfect. Food, Scallops perfect, Salmon over cooked, Cesar Salad dressing was weird questioning was it a Cesar salad? finished our meal with complementary Champaigne and Creme Brule. Yummy. Thank you Ernies

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            The food was fabulous! We had steak, carrots, asparagus, a wedge salad, and chocolate cake for dessert. Drinks were wonderful! Great service especially in the dining room. The bar was a bit slow however. Ambience is always very nice. We love this place for special occasions. It’s not cheap but it’s worth it!

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best restaurant experience we have had in a while. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Birthday cake martinis are delicious. We had the French onion soup as the appetizer to try. My husband had a steak with creamed spinach and potatoes. I had the king salmon that comes with crab fried rice and carrots. Highly recommend!

                                          12. s

                                            stephenj

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            This is a great restaurant, exceptional for Manteca but very expensive. If you've got the cash, the Angus steaks are wonderful as are the salads. The truffle Mac and cheese was excellent. Certainly a special occasion place in a very pedestrian setting.

                                          13. M

                                            Mike

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed our dinner and our our waiter was amazing.

                                          14. ME

                                            MichaelE

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The whole experience was amazing. The food was outstanding. The 12oz New York steak was so good that I finished it there, I never eat more then an 8oz. I was full when I finished but did not feel uncomfortable. Even with a slice of chocolate cake. It will make you never want a steak from another restaurant.

                                          15. DS

                                            DavidS

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food every time we go! Outstanding menu, chef, and service.

                                          16. j

                                            jimf

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                            I ordered the Wagyu steak medium rare and some of it was more medium. At $76.00 I should have sent it back but didn’t. My dinner companion had the prime ribeye and it was a little too rare but good! It was her birthday so the complimentary dessert was a nice touch.

                                          17. KF

                                            KarenF

                                            Hawaii

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful as it always is!

                                          18. RZ

                                            RobertZ

                                            Sacramento

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Awesome little restaurant , we will definitely be back for the kobe filet.

                                          19. AM

                                            AllysonM

                                            Sacramento

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing experience. Great ambiance, wonderful staff, and delicious food! Will be back.

                                          20. AZ

                                            AprilZ

                                            Exclusive

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing food and service.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Joaquin

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food and service was excellent. We ate everything on our plates.

                                          22. BA

                                            BruceA

                                            Central Coast

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was really tasty, I felt like I was eating in the bay area. People were so nice. Loved the ambiance!!!! We had a wonderful waiter!!! I would totally recommend this place!!!

                                          23. LB

                                            LenoraB

                                            Sacramento

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Truly fine dining. This is our go-to place for celebrations and to take friends and family. We have always had excellent experiences, and we recommend to anyone asking for a nice place to eat in Manteca.

                                          24. KJ

                                            KathyJ

                                            Seattle

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Two couples celebrating a 30th and 40th Anniversary. Sue, our wait staff person was excellent. The occasion was made extra special by serving complimentary champagne to toast our anniversaries. Bartender excelled in preparing a smoked Old Fashion with a little sweet, delicious. The meal was fabulous - steaks tender, bison short ribs very flavorful, crab pasta just plain yummy. Kudos to the Ernie’s team for creating a memorable evening. Thank you!

                                          25. SD

                                            StephenD

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing place highly reccomended you will not be disappointed

                                          26. CM

                                            CurlyMax

                                            San Francisco

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            We have dined at Ernie's several times for special occasions. The food has always been excellent along with the service and ambience. Dining on Valentine's Day, and a late seating, did not lend to the best experience for several reasons. However, once we explained our disappointment to our server, who then forwarded the input to the Chef, our bill was taken care of with a sincere invitation to come back again. We DEFINITELY will be going back. The chef handled it perfectly.

                                          27. MD

                                            MartiD

                                            Sacramento

                                            15 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            Valentines Day fixed menu; one hour wait even with reservations. Bar drink service slow & rude at first. Great food but not worth the price.

                                          28. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Joaquin

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous dining experience!!! Valentine's Day dinner was over the top. Extensive and very well curated wine offering. Will be going back again and again!

                                          29. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best dining experience I have had in this area hands down. Not a single thing disappointed.

                                          30. RG

                                            RonG

                                            New Orleans

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very impressed with quality and quantity of food. Good portions

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Birmingham

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful staff, excellent food and service. We celebrated our anniversary and received extra special treatment. French onion soup, Brussels, ribeye and rack of lamb cooked perfectly. Crème brûlée and champagne to end the meal!

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Sacramento

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service1ambience5

                                            First time there. Food was great! Service was outstanding. An elegant place that reminded us of going to San Francisco many years ago. Loved everything about it.

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Great service and fantastic dinner

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I have took my girlfriend to Ernie’s a few times to celebrate special occasions and every time it seems like our experience gets better. This is my first time writing a review for this restaurant but it is long overdue. The service is great from the moment you walk in. I always make reservations but this last visit they were accommodating to others that did not have a reservation or at least seemed like they were trying. Other places who generally only take reservations can be demeaning and rude but didn’t seem to be the case for others. Anyway, the food is amazing the bread and butter are also a treat. The Paloma’s were really good as well. Can’t say enough about this place!

                                          35. R

                                            Rick

                                            Sacramento

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on February 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The service and food were outstanding. Our first time going there but definitely not our last.

                                          36. HV

                                            HeidiV

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Good was delicious, and our server was attentive and helpful. It was a bit louder in the restaurant than we expected, but not too loud that we had to shout to have a conversation.

                                          37. AD

                                            AstridD

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great Restaurant. The Service was exzellent and the food was amazing. We didnt even expected big portions like that .we go back for sure !

                                          38. DM

                                            DanisMatt

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Beautifully served dishes, excellent service, great selection on the menu

                                          39. AB

                                            AutieB

                                            San Francisco

                                            51 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            51 reviews

                                            Dined on January 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Ernie’s has a beautiful menu and the food was delicious! The portions were extremely generous and our server was very patient with us while we visited before ordering. There were a few blips. Everyone’s drink but mine was served (there were four of us). Mine was still at the bar. That was kind of weird. They took my husband’s napkin and said they would bring a new one but never did. We ended up sharing a napkin (yes we could of asked again but didn’t want to bother them). She forgot to bring my coffee to go with my dessert, so it was gone when I finally got it. All of this being said, truly it was fantastic and always a wonderful treat. We appreciate everything and understand the staff may be short handed. Nothing kept us from a great evening. Thank you!

                                          40. AM

                                            ArleenM

                                            Tahoe

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Loved the service and intimate booth. Presentation outstanding. Our anniversary acknowledged !

                                          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 4.9 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 4 times today

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                                          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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