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Ernie's Food & Spirits, Manteca, CA

Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.8
4.8
680 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–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

What 680 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • 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

    Good for business meals

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Healthy

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

680 Reviews
  1. Rianne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. I loved the Angus Beef Filet Mignon.

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  2. SaraD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never heard of this place before, and I searched on Open Table for a “special occasion”, and this place was AMAZING. The food and drinks were spectacular, the service was fantastic, and it’s a beautiful restaurant. There were many unique menu offerings. I have a food allergy and they were beyond amazing about it. This place is an absolute hidden gem for a special occasion.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just great. Enough said. Thank you!

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  4. Wojr

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Will definitely be back as soon as possible.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food, atmosphere for an occasional upscale date.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, exceptional service! Perfect for our special occasion!!

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  7. LindaH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place for a romantic dinner for two. Great service and amazing food.

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  8. AlexS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great as usual, The bad review is about the food. Me and my wife both got medium, rare ribeyes, out of the 14 ounces of mine about seven or 8 ounces was just pure fat. Looked like it was cooked a minute on each side bloody as ever. They are definitely way up there on the price compared to a lot of other steakhouses and as the chef to be serving something like that is definitely not acceptable. The ambience and everything is very nice. Definitely would not recommend for the price. Probably would never go back again.

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  9. RichardP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We throughly enjoyed our experience a meal!!! It is one of our favorite places to have a very upscale dinner! The dining room is stunning and everything we order was so delicious and the presentation is impeccable!!!!

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  10. GinaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dined at Ernie’s numerous times and the customer service, drinks and meals were Excellent! However, apparently the staff was “short handed” last evening and it took literally 25 minutes to receive our initial cocktail order. Once the evening progressed it seemed to be a bit more “timely” with our meals as the Sous Chef was now involved in serving tables. Hopefully, the Management Team will address this in a timely manner since it is a nice dining destination for many. Also, be prepared for the price point …

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  11. CortneyG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely AMAZING! I am already planning my next trip!

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  12. wiseral

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the better fine dining restaurants in the Manteca area.

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  13. KathyT

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Ernie's. The service was first rate from the hostess, to the support staff, to the server. The food was delicious and hot when it arrived. There was also just the right amount of time between courses so we never felt hurried or rushed. We would definitely recommend Ernie's and are absolutely going back again.

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  14. Bill

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Expensive, yes, but the value is worth the money. I'll go for special occasions. Glad we have one upscale restaurant in Manteca.

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  15. ArielL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came heard about Ernie’s and thought we would try it out for my Birthday day. We had an excellent experience from beginning to end. All the staff were very nice and attentive to our needs. My brother and wife got the ribeye, my daughter got the Beef Wellington and I got the dry aged steak. They were all cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. The sides we chose were the crab fried rice, Brussels sprouts and truffle mac and cheese. They were so could and would totally order all of them again. We loved our experience and will definitely come again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Beef Wellington with Glazed carrots and Mashed potatos. Absolutely delish! Their Olive tapenade is also very good. Ernie’s is the best restaurant in Manteca.

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  17. SharonF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing as was the waitress, hostess, chef, the gentleman who brought us our food. Everything about last night's dinner was superb. First time but not our last!

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  18. MarleneM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Ambiance, devine food, and outstanding service! What else can you ask for?!!!! We had a wonderful evening! Thanks Ernie"s!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very nice restaurant. Service and food was great. It is a little over priced.

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  20. JasmineP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Ernies for a few years now ever since realizing we have one in town, and everytime the food is DEVINE. I have to words for how good the food is. We go here for special events, it's definitely worth it.

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  21. ScottS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an otherworldly experience. From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed every sip and bite! Well worth the price!

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  22. DuaneD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very professional, the food was amazing and the setting was very nice. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Manteca. Very impressive. Highly recommend

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  23. RudyB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously our favorite place to go for dinner. The rib eye is amazing and I’ve not tried anything I didn’t like.

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  24. ShannonH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gem in Manteca! The crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had! The service was extraordinary and each course was timed perfectly! The bar made our drinks quickly. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet; perfect for a special occasion date! Would highly recommend Ernie’s!

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  25. KatS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Ernie’s on New Year’s Eve. We started with cocktails that were excellent. We split the Caesar salad. I had the scallops in pasta. My wife had the salmon. Both were cooked perfectly, wonderful presentation, nice proportions and delicious! Service from coat check to restaurant service was friendly and timely. It was my birthday so I appreciated that all went smoothly and we had a great meal!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always, and the servers are attentive in a non-distracting way. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for New Year’s Eve!

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  27. DavidH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Amazing food, quiet ambience, and attentive service. Cannot recommend Ernie’s enough.

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  28. PaulS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience were great, however it was a bit pricey.

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  29. JoelW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your team nailed every aspect of what a fine dining experience should be. We are grateful to have such delicious and elegant cuisine available out here in the Central Valley. May Ernie’s always be successful!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty mediocre this time and has been steadily declining. For the price there are better options and quality of food.

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  31. BradleyF

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal very much! My wife had the scallops and I had a ribeye steak and they were both absolutely delicious. Our caesar salad and the crab fried rice were, as well. The service was superb. High quality food at fairly reasonable prices. We’ll be back!

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  32. ChrisL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect! No complaints… Best food around!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our wedding anniversary and they made it feel special. Went over the top to show value to us.

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  34. MelD

    Yorkshire

    107 reviews

    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, not great. And very expensive. $90 for a Beef Wellington? The Filet Mignon was good, but a thin layer of pastry, with just a tiny amount of pate? Not good. And then, they served a red wine reduction sauce on it? Pastry and a red wine based sauce is not a a good combination, at all. Service started great, then all but stopped. We were told "a large party had to be taken care of"....why tell us that? You are not important to us.... $400 for a party of 4 (two adults and two children). A dozen oysters, Beef Wellington....1/2 Mary's chicken...two kids bowls of Pasta and a kids Filet mignon, two cocktails, two glasses of champagne and a glass of red wine...oh, piece of choc cake and a scoop of ice cream. The food and service has to be A+ for that price. We would not recommend this restaurant to friends and family, and will not return.

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  35. Claire

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time we walked in and until we left, our dining experience was superb. The staff was very friendly and our server was the best.

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  36. Steven

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is really a hidden gem. Great service and food.

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  37. DonaldD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to Ernies. Ernie’s is wonderful we have been there before, we would go there anytime we get the chance. Definitely worth the 1.5 hour one way drive. We were seated in a small side room on a Friday night and unfortunately there was also in the room a table of six men who were having a great time but talked in rather loud voices. Aside from that minor problem the meal was 5 star.

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  38. BillP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prices are crazy high when you factor in that the restaurant is next to a casino in Manteca! You can get the same food for much less at Prime Table in Stockton. With that said if you are not concerned about the value, the food is outstanding and the service is very good. Our table had the filet mignon, New York, and the ribeye, all were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The sides were also tasty.

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  39. ErinN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday dinner at Ernie’s yet again! Thank you to Junior and associates for a most lovely evening! Thanks to Chef too! Delicious! You will not be disappointed dining at Ernie’s!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great quality food. Ernie’s does not disappoint if you like seafood (seafood appetizer) and great steaks. $$$. But the food delivers.

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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 680 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 10 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 Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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