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

4.8
4.8
525 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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Booked 11 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 525 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Service

  • 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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. LT

    LutherT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. r

    rogerh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & great service 😀

  11. GG

    GaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service. Would highly recommend.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. KF

    KarenF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as it always is!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. AZ

    AprilZ

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!!!

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. SD

    StephenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place highly reccomended you will not be disappointed

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and fantastic dinner

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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 525 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 11 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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